Prep Baseball Report

PBR Scout Day: Performance Academy Open ID - Statistical Analysis

Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

On Saturday November 11th, Prep Baseball Report held an open prospect identification, in conjunction with the Performance Academy, at Jim Perry Stadium, on the campus of Campbell University.  With over 70 players in attendance, PBR ran a full pro-style workout, gathering information on each player in attendance.

Position players were up first, going through a full offensive evaluation that included a laser timed 60 on the turf at Campbell, an exit velocity test off a tee in the cage area, and several rounds of batting practice, live on the playing field.  Following the offensive testing, a full defensive evaluation took place with outfielders throwing from right field, infielders working out at shortstop and at first base, and catcher being evaluated on pop times, blocking and recovering, and receiving. 

Following the position players, pitchers and catchers were evaluated in a bullpen setting.  Delivery, arm action, arm speed, stuff, velocity, and command were all taken into account as scouts dialed into each arm in attendance. 

PBR scouts in attendance were able to take stats on each player in attendance, while compiling evaluations on players that will lead to potential invites to the Preseason All-State, Top Prospect Games, the Future Games, and the Super 60.  Player statistics are available, with evaluations and player video coming in the near future.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster from the workout, along with the statistics compiled.

Below is a look at the leaders from each statistical category.

By The Numbers:

+ 72 players worked out at the event.  All players ranged from 2020 – 2022 graduates.
+ 17 players ran a sub 7.20 sixty on the laser timer. 
+ 7.51 was the median sixty time for the event
+ 91 mph was the top arm velo on the day from Infielder Daniels Stephens (2020)
+ 6 players worked at 83 mph or better across the diamond with a median infield velocity of 73 mph
+ 89 mph was the top OF velocity with 6 at or above 82 mph from right field.  The median velocity was 75 mph
+ 18 catchers worked out with a median pop time of 2.12 and a median positional velocity of 72 mph out of the crouch
+ 2 catchers posted a sub-2.00 pop time with 7 at or below 2.10
+ 2 hitters broke the 90 mph barrier in exit velocity with 13 above 85 mph.  The median exit velocity was 80 mph
+ 87 mph was the top Fastball in the bullpen sessions
+ 6 players worked at 81 mph or better, out of the 16 bullpens
+ 78 mph was the median fastball for the event.


Statistical Analysis

Timed 60 Yard Dash

The 60 was run on a turf surface using a laser timer at the start and finish.  Each player ran one 60, and with one of the coolest days to date in the fall, times were down slightly for most players.  The leaders in the 60 saw a good mix of positions with 4 of the top 5 runners in the 2020 class.  67 players ran the 60 with the median 60 time clocking in at 7.51.

Name High School YR Position Timed 60
Joey Ferrari Sanderson 2020 SS 6.85
Bryan Arerndt Holly Springs 2021 C 6.91
Kaden Brown Garner 2020 OF 6.93
Riley Kenney Holly Springs 2020 OF 6.98
Alex Imposimato Heritage 2020 C 7.00


Infield Velocity

Third basemen, shortstops, and second basemen all worked out at shortstop.  First basemen worked out at first.  From short each infielder took ground balls, displaying their ability to catch and transition the baseball, as well as their athleticism on the move.  Arm velocities were taken on each throw, with PBR scouts watching carry on the baseball as well.  36 infielders worked out on the day with the median positional velocity at 72 mph.

Name High School YR Position Infield Velocity
Daniel Stephens Rolesville 2020 SS 91
Bryan Arendt Holly Springs 2021 C 87
Richie Van Tassel Cardinal Gibbons 2020 SS 85
Gavin Mortenson Northwest Guilford 2020 SS 85
Sam Kulasingam Holly Springs 2020 SS 83
Joe Valchar Heritage 2021 3B 83


Outfield Velocity

Twenty four outfielders worked out in right field, each making multiple throws to home plate, allowing PBR scouts to see arm action, carry, accuracy, and record a positional velocity out of the hand.  7 players worked above 80 mph with a median positional velocity of 75 mph. 

Name High School YR Position Outfield Velocity
Zane Taylor Crossroads Flex 2020 OF 89
Jaycob Quirit Nimitz 2020 RHP/OF 85
Darrien Whitaker Cox Mill 2020 OF 84
Brandon Lovell Apex Friendship 2020 OF 82
Jonah Oster Middle Creek 2021 C 82


Catcher Velocity and Pop Time

Eighteen catchers worked out behind the dish.  Each catcher had the chance to show their ability as a receiver, blocker, and show off their arm strength and accuracy with pop times to second base.  Each catcher produced a pop time range on multiple throws, allowing with arm strength being graded out from the crouch.  10 catchers produced pop times of 2.10 or better.  The median positional velocity checked in at 72 mph.

Name High School YR Position Catcher Pop Time
Bryan Arendt Holly Springs 2021 C 1.90 - 2.04
Joe Valchar Heritage 2021 3B 1.97 - 2.13
Alex Imposimato Heritage 2020 C 2.00 - 2.18
Reid Richards Middle Creek 2020 C 2.04 - 2.29
Adam Booker Middle Creek 2022 C 2.04 - 2.31


Name High School YR Position Catcher Velocity
Bryan Arendt Holly Springs 2021 C 79
Jonah Oster Middle Creek 2021 C 77
Joe Valchar Heritage 2021 3B 75
Alex Imposimato Heritage 2020 C 75
Reid Richards Middle Creek 2020 C 75


Exit Velocity

As part of the offensive evaluations, players were able to record an exit velocity off of a tee.  67 players ran through the offensive workout with two players breaking the 90 mph barrier and 13 above 85 mph.  The median exit velocity reached 79 mph.

Name High School YR Position Exit Velocity
Ty Minneci Cardinal Gibbons 2022 3B 91
Bryan Arendt Holly Springs 2021 C 90
Alexander Imposimato Heritage 2020 C 88
Brendan Burke Panther Creek 2021 C 88
Ried Richards Middle Creek 2020 C 87


Max Fastball Velocity

31 pitchers threw controlled bullpens for PBR scouts.  Each bullpen allowed the pitchers to feature their full arsenal of pitches.  PBR scouts were able to key on stuff, delivery, arm action, and command.  The top fastball, in this late fall bullpen, touched 87 mph.  Nine arms touched 80 with half of the arms at 77 mph or higher.

Name High School YR Position Fastball Velocity
Zane Taylor Crossroads Flex 2020 RHP 84
Gabriel Brewington Corinth Holders 2020 RHP 81
Joshua Holloman Broughton 2020 RHP 81
Joe Valchar Heritage 2021 RHP 81
Cameron Williams Apex Friendship 2022 RHP 79