NC ProCase: Trackman Offensive Analytics


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

Prep Baseball Report of North Carolina has quickly become the most trusted independent scouting source in North Carolina, and across the country.  Each of the past two years, PBR of NC has hosted 20-30 of the top draft prospects in North Carolina as part of their ProCase.  On March 28th, PBR of NC continued the tradition with 22 players performing in front of pro scouts at Diamond Xtreme in Kernersville, NC. 

Pitchers and catchers were up first. Catchers were able to go through a full defensive workout, throwing through to 2B at the spacious indoor facility.  Pitchers threw controlled bullpens, one at a time, with Trackman gathering advanced analytics.  Following the pitchers, hitters took live BP in the open atmosphere of Diamond Xtreme with Trackman gathering ball flight data. The event ended with the infielders and outfielders going through a defensive workout. 

Located in Kernersville, Diamond Xtreme features a 90'x90' cage that allows for ground balls and throws across the infield.  Catchers are able to make full length throws to 2B.  During BP, scouts and coaches are able to watch and track the ball off the bat to get a better gauge of each hitter in attendance.

Below we take a look at the Trackman numbers from the hitters in attendance. 

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ADVANCED ANALYTICS-OFFENSE


TRACKMAN LEADERBOARDS

Peak Exit Speed (Live BP)

RANK   NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POS EXIT SPEED (MAX)
1 John Newton NC Cuthbertson  2021 OF 104.17 mph 
2 Graham Smiley NC East Lincoln  2022 C 102.34 mph 
3 Brooks Brannon NC Randleman  2022 C 101.99 mph 
4 Alec DeMartino NC Millbrook  2021 OF 101.71 mph 
5 Bryan Arendt NC Holly Springs  2021 C 99.45 mph 
6 Vance Honeycutt NC Salisbury  2021 SS 99.10 mph 
7 Chris Katz NC Heritage  2021 C 99.00 mph 
8 Ayden Edwards NC Pro5 Academy  2021 C 97.20 mph 
9 Ryan McCrystal NC Fuquay-Varina  2021 C 96.87 mph 

 Average Exit Speed (Live BP)

RANK   NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POS EXIT SPEED (AVG)
1 John Newton NC Cuthbertson  2021 OF 98.40 mph 
2 Brooks Brannon NC Randleman  2022 C 95.49 mph 
3 Bryan Arendt NC Holly Springs  2021 C 93.66 mph 
4 Chris Katz NC Heritage  2021 C 93.49 mph 
5 Graham Smiley NC East Lincoln  2022 C 93.14 mph 
6 Alec DeMartino NC Millbrook  2021 OF 92.01 mph 
7 Vance Honeycutt NC Salisbury  2021 SS 91.33 mph 
8 Ryan McCrystal NC Fuquay-Varina  2021 C 91.32 mph 
9 Ayden Edwards NC Pro5 Academy  2021 C 86.67 mph 

 Peak Distance off the Bat

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