PBR Scout Day: SBA Lake Norman - Statistical Leaders


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR NC

PBR ran a PBR Scout Day for SBA Lake Norman on Monday November 18th.  A cooler night on a damp field did not deter the 2021 - 2023 players out of SBA Lake Norman.   Each player went through a full pro-style workout, minus the timed sixty due to the wet and soft field.  Players were able to work through multiple offensive stations including hitting live on the field for scouts in attendance.  Defensively, players worked out from their primary positions.  Pitchers threw controlled bullpens for PBR Scouts at the end of the night.

In the coming weeks, PBR will break down the entire workout with in-depth information on each player in attendance.  Today we take a full look at the statistics from the event.  During the Scout Day, PBR Scouts are verifying exit velocities, run times, and arm speeds.  All of these times are are added to the player profiles.  Below is a link to the full statistical listing from the event, as well as some of the leaders from each category.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and stats from the PBR Scout Day with SBA Lake Norman

 

SBA Lake Norman Scout Day: Statistical Leaders

 

Home to First Times

Throughout the greater Charlotte area, leading up to the Scout Day, rain was a big story.  The field was damp with areas of the outfield saturated from the rain.  At the event, it was decided to run a Home to First during BP instead of the laser timed 60 yard dash.  We felt like this would give us a more accurate depiction of each player.  The Home to First times were taken during BP at the end of each round with players finishing contact and then running down the line, simulating a ground ball to an infielder.  Sixteen players ran home to 1st with a top time of 4.56 and a median time of 4.78.

Rank Name State School Class Pos H-1st
1 Anthony Nagle NC Hopewell 2023 3B 4.56
2 Eli Agosto NC Lake Norman Charter 2021 C 4.63
^ Carter Shea NC Lake Norman Charter 2021 3B 4.63
3 Dakota Aspinwall NC Lake Norman 2021 OF 4.68

 

EXIT VELOCITY

During the offensive portion of the day, players worked through an exit velocity testing station.  At this station, players attacked a ball on a tee with a radar gun reading the exit velocity of the ball off the barrel.  The numbers below are only from the exit velocity station.  The top exit velocity checked in at 90 mph and 2 players registered a speed of 86 mph or higher in the testing.  The median exit velocity from the PBR Scout Day was 77 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Dakota Aspinwall NC Lake Norman 2021 OF 90
2 Eli Agosto NC Lake Norman Charter 2021 C 86
3 Jacob Reeves NC Lake Norman 2021 SS 84
4 Grady White NC Lake Norman Charter 2023 OF 83
^ Cale Oehler NC Cox Mill 2021 OF 83
^ Matthew Burt NC Lake Norman 2021 RHP 83
5 Nick Bumgarner NC Lake Norman 2021 RHP 80

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders were able to workout at Shortstop in the pro-style portion of the PBR Scout Day.  Players were hit a variety of ground balls, moving to secure the ball before transitioning the ball into a throw across the diamond.  Scouts are evaluating multiple areas during this session.  Arm strength, carry, accuracy, and ease of actions can all be marked.  PBR scouts add a radar gun to give a number to the arm strength.  While the radar reading does not tell the entire story, it does give evaluators a feel for pure arm strength.  Nine infielders worked out from either shortstop or 1B.  The top radar reading across the diamond registered at 78 mph, with a median reading of 71 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Joseph Flynn NC Christ the King Catholic 2021 RHP 78
2 Nick Bumgarner NC Lake Norman 2021 RHP 76
3 Carter Shea NC Lake Norman Charter 2021 3B 72
^ Kyle Wade NC Combine Academy 2024 RHP 72

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Similar to the infielders, there are several data points that evaluators are looking for as outfielders took batted balls from right field, making throws to home plate.  PBR scouts, again, took radar readings on each throw, giving scouts a chance to gauge arm strength with a solid number.  Six outfielders worked out from right field.  The top positional throw marked at 82 mph.  The median outfield throw for the group was at 76 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Dakota Aspinwall NC Lake Norman 2021 OF 82
2 Grady White NC Lake Norman Charter 2023 OF 77
3 Jack Perri NC Hough 2022 OF 76

 

CATCHER POP TIMES & POSITIONAL VELOCITY

In the pro-style workout, catchers workout from behind home plate, making multiple throws to 2B, simulating a stolen base attempt.  Scouts again are looking for a quick, clean transition to the release as well as carry and accuracy on the throw.  For catchers, evaluators will put a stopwatch on the “pop time” or the time the ball hits their glove to the time the ball hits the MIF’s glove at 2B.  Coaches can also time the transition from when the ball hits the catchers glove to when he is able to release his throw.  PBR scouts add the radar gun to put a number on the arm strength out of the crouched position.  Two catchers worked out in the defensive session for SBA Lake Norman.  Their numbers are below.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Eli Agosto NC Lake Norman Charter 2021 C 2.08-2.15
2 Connor Furstenberg NC Christ The King 2023 C 2.17-2.36

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Eli Agosto NC Lake Norman Charter 2021 C 77
2 Connor Furstenberg NC Christ The King 2023 C 67

 

MAX FASTBALL

Pitchers threw in a controlled bullpen for PBR Scouts.   Each arm had a chance to throw on a side mound to get loose prior to moving to the live mound where they would be evaluated.  While scouts are evaluating stuff, mechanics, efficiency, and command, velocity can be a key component in an evaluation.  PBR used the new Stalker Pro SII radar gun to collect velocity on each arm while they threw live in the game.  Ten arms threw at the event with the top fastball registering at 81 mph.  The median top fastball came in at 74 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Dakota Aspinwall NC Lake Norman 2021 OF 81 mph
2 Matthew Burt NC Lake Norman 2021 RHP 80 mph
3 Joseph Flynn NC Christ the King Catholic 2021 RHP 78 mph