Player Evals: Triangle Prospect ID Pitchers


Brandon Hall & Matt Payne
Mid-Atlantic Regional Director & NC Director of Scouting

PBR was in Raleigh, NC on Wednesday October 28th at North Raleigh Christian Academy to run the Triangle Prospect ID with Advanced Analytics, in conjunction with the PBR Scout Day with the Rawlings Prospects.  The event saw 15 prospects in attendance, 14 from NC and 1 from IL.  Most of the North Carolina participants were from the Triangle Area of the state.

Position players kicked the day off with a full pro-style workout, including a laser timed 60 yard dash.  The offensive evaluation included full ball flight data during live BP, with an exit velocity.  Defensively, players worked out from their primary position, allowing coaches and scouts to get a full view of athleticism, arm strength, hands, feet, and accuracy on throws.

After the position players, pitchers in attendance went through a controlled bullpen.  The bullpen included TrackMan gathering ball flight information from the release, including velocity, spin rates, and movement metrics.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and complete statistical output from each player.  There are multiple tabs, with the TrackMan data included.

 

By the Numbers:

  • 13 Position Players participated in the offensive and defensive workout
  • 7.45 was the median sixty time
  • 7.05 was the top posted sixty time
  • 2 catchers posted pop times under 2.05
  • 86 mph off the barrel was the median exit velocity
  • 92 mph was the top exit velocity during BP
  • 85 mph was the top fastball on the night
  • 9 total pitchers threw bullpens

 

Player Evaluations - Pitchers

 

 

Nathan Galloway LHP / 1B / North Raleigh Christian, NC / 2023

Positional Profile: LHP/1B.
Body: 6/1, 180 pounds. Young frame, room for maturation ahead.
Defense:  Active feet, better than average hands, catches the ball near center, clean exchanges.
Arm: L.  INF - 70 mph.  Accurate, medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, even base, hands at back shoulder. Small leg lift, average stride, hands load back. Barrel stays through the zone, some quickness to the hands, has feel for his barrel, lining balls gap to gap.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength off the barrel, average to above average bat speed.
Run:7.98 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side saddle setup. Big rocker with a hand pump over the head. Simple pivot. Lift to the mid-chest. Loose hips. Level, kicks out to an on-line and square foot-strike. Aggressive through release, finishes with athleticism
Arm Action: L. Medium to long arm swing. Athletic action. High-3/4 release. Works with intent. Average to above arm speed.
FB: T79, 76-79 mph. 2095 rpm. 11:15 tilt out of the hand. Firm. Around the zone.
CB: 63-65 mph. 2294 rpm. Big tilt. Hump out of the hand. Early action. 10/4 shape.
SL:  mph.  rpm. Short action across the plate. Later action out of the hand with 3:00 spin tilt. Average arm speed.
CH: 68-70 mph. 1462 rpm.

Sterling Bass LHP / 1B / Millbrook, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: LHP/1B.
Body: 6/3, 220 pounds. Large frame, strength present.
Defense:  Has feel around the first base bag, soft hands, clean exchanges.
Arm: L.  INF - 66 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Hit: L. Even, narrow base, hands at back shoulder. Short stride, hands load back. Short to the ball, some lift to the barrel path, stays through the ball, some quickness to the hands, works through the middle and to his pull side with feel for his barrel.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength, average to above average bat speed.
Run:9.22 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: 1B side with a side step and pause before lifting to the belt. Head tends to slide to the arm side through balance. Works level, landing on-line and square. Small rotation in the upper half, falling toward 3B at times
Arm Action: L. Long arm swing. Some effort. Elbow climbs just above the shoulder line. Works to a high-3/4, slinging release. Average arm speed
FB: T74, 71-74 mph. 1945 rpm. Some ride with just over 9 inches of run out of the hand. Around the zone. Elevated at times
CB: 59-61 mph. 2083 rpm. Solid arm speed. Sweeping break. Has length out of the hand. Around the zone. Better feel for glove side.
CH: 64-67 mph. 1394 rpm. Average arm speed. Similar tunnel to the fastball with fade and run late

Nate Hollenbeck RHP / 3B / Rolesville, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: RHP/3B.
Body: 6/2, 170 pounds. Lanky frame, room for maturation ahead.
Defense:  Plays through the ball, relaxed hands, clean transitions.
Arm: R.  INF - 71 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, even base, hands at back shoulder. Hands load back, short stride. Mostly level barrel path through the zone, gets extension out front, some quickness to his hands, middle of the field approach.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, numbers should jump as the body matures.
Run:7.63 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: 1B side. Controlled rocker and pivot. Lifts to the low chest. Level and on-line. Short strider lands in-line and square. Small fall to 1B on the finish
Arm Action: R. Medium arm action to a high-3/4 slot. Average to above arm speed.
FB: T76, 72-76 mph. 2135 rpm. Good ride out of the hand with 12:45 spin tilt. Around the zone with feel for down zone and glove side
CB: 69-70 mph. 1955 rpm. Hard. Short 10/4 tilt. Early action out of the hand.
CH: 69-71 (SPL) mph. 0 rpm. (SPL) - Run out of the hand. Solid arm speed

Austin Brown RHP / SS / East Wake Academy, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP/SS.
Body: 6/3, 170 pounds. Lanky and lean
Delivery: Rocker and small slide to the 1B side. Swings to a knee lift to the belt, closing down the front side. Gathers on the backside as the shoulders set a slight uphill path. Lands on-line with a slightly open toe strike. Athletic finish
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing. Over-the-top slot. Average arm speed.
FB: T80, 78-80 mph. 2085 rpm. 12:45 spin tilt out of the hand. Good feel for the arm side.
CB: 60-62 mph. 1869 rpm. Slight hump out of the hand. 12/6 tilt. Big movement both vertical and horizontal.
SL:  mph.  rpm. .
CH: 63-65 mph. 1378 rpm. (KNX) - Pushed. Slower arm speed. Lacked wiggle but had some fade as it neared the glove

Ryder Jeske RHP / SS / East Chapel Hill , NC / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP/SS.
Body: 6/1, 175 pounds. Average frame with athleticism
Delivery: Rocker straight back with a tap to pivot. Big body turn, lifting the leg to the shoulder level. Uphill at balance, is quickly back to level. Lands on-line and square. Athletic finish
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing. Slight hook out of the glove. Loose and aggressive through release. Good arm speed. Works with intent.
FB: T85, 82-85 mph. 2232 rpm. Firm with ride and carry out of the hand. Some arm side run with a 1:00 spin tilt at release. Down hill. Ball jumps. Showed feel for the zone
CB: 71-72 mph. 2449 rpm. Short, hard, and sharp. Firm, thrown with arm speed and intent. Sweeping action prevails with 16 inches of horizontal break.
SL:  mph.  rpm. .
CH: 76-79 mph. 2242 rpm. In the zone. Tunnels with fastball. Solid arm speed. Has fade