Player Evals: Arsenal Scout Day - Middle Infielders


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

Wednesday July 22nd saw PBR on site at JP Riddle Stadium to host a Scout Day with Arsenal Baseball.  The organization had close to 50 players in attendance, ranging from 2021 - 2024 graduates.

A PBR Scout Day consists of a full pro-style workout for position players with pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen.  The position players run a laser timed 60 followed by a full offensive workout and defensive workout.  The pitchers controlled bullpen has arms throwing each of their pitches with TrackMan and a radar gun tracking velocity, spin rate, and other metrics. 

CLICK HERE to see the roster and statistics of Arsenal Players that attended the PBR Scout Day.

 

By the Numbers

  • 47 players participated in the PBR Scout Day
  • 43 position players went through the pro-style workout
  • 6.72 was the top laser timed sixty
  • 7 players ran under 7.20
  • 99 mph was the top outfield positional velocity
  • 4 outfielders showed a positional velocity of 85 or higher
  • 6 infield arms were 81 mph or higher across the diamond
  • 10 hitters flashed an exit velocity of 90 mph or higher off the tee
  • 11 hitters were 85 mph or higher with their exit velocity in live BP
  • 2 pitchers touched 91 mph or higher
  • 7 arms worked at 84 mph or better

 

Middle Infielders

 

 

 

Peyton Peters 2B / SS / Page, NC / 2021


Positional Profile: 2B/SS.
Body: 5/10, 160 pounds. Athletic build.
Defense: Active feet, above average hands, has feel for reading hops, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 74 mph.  Accurate, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, slightly open, hands above back shoulder. Small leg kick, short stride, hands load back. Direct barrel path, stays through the ball, some hand quickness, hit several line drives working gap to gap.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:7.29 runner in the 60.

 

 

 

Parker Helm 2B / SS / Legion Collegiate, SC / 2021

 

Positional Profile: 2B/SS.
Body: 5/6, 132 pounds. Athletic build, room to add strength.
Defense: Relaxed, solid actions, above average hands, clean transitions.
Arm: R. INF - 71 mph.  Accurate with some carry, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Athletic base, hands at back shoulder. Simple load, short stride, hands get set to attack. Barrel works mostly level through the zone, some quickness to the hands, works mostly to his pull side.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:7.71 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Scott (Tripp) Westbrook III 2B / SS / Midway , NC / 2024


Positional Profile: 2B/SS.
Body: 5/8, 123 pounds. Young frame, room for maturation ahead.
Defense: Active feet, average hands, fights for rhythm at times, funnels to the midsection, clean exchanges.
Arm: R. INF - 62 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, over hand release.
Hit: R. Open base, hands start close to the body near back shoulder. Toe tap, short stride, hands load back. Mostly level barrel path through the zone, gets extension out front at times, works middle and to his pull side.
Power: 62 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should jump as the body matures.
Run:8.31 runner in the 60.

 

 

Oliver Zohn SS / 2B / South Garner, NC / 2021

 

Lander commit
Positional Profile: SS/2B.
Body: 5/6, 150 pounds. Strength and quickness present in average frame.
Defense: Solid actions, quick feet, soft hands, funnels to the midsection, clean transitions, gets the ball out quick to first base.
Arm: R. INF - 81 mph.  Accurate with some carry across the diamond. has feel for using different arm slots.
Hit: L. Relaxed, open base, hands above back shoulder. Leg kick against back hip, average stride, hands load back. Barrel is short to the ball and stays through the zone a long time, hands are quick, lots of barrel feel, balanced approach with the ability to use the whole field.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, continues to make lots of hard contact.
Run:6.72 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Joshua Jackson SS / 2B / Triton, NC / 2021

 

Positional Profile: SS/2B.
Body: 5/5, 155 pounds. Strong build.
Defense: Solid actions, quick feet, soft hands, catches the ball in the center of his body, funnels to the belt, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 64 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Even base, hands at back shoulder. Short stride, hands load down and back. Barrel works level through the zone, gets extension out front, lined balls to his pulls side.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Some strength off the barrel average bat speed.
Run:7.67 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Michael Venditti SS / 2B / Middle Creek, NC / 2022


Positional Profile: SS/RHP.
Body: 5/10, 165 pounds. Strong build.
Defense: Athletic, solid actions, soft hands, funnels to the midsection, easy transitions.
Arm: R. INF - 82 mph.  Accurate with some carry, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Relaxed, narrow base, barrel flat above back shoulder. Smooth load, average stride, hands get back. Loose and fluid, barrel stays through the zone with extension through the middle of the field, lots of balls off the barrel in BP.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Made lots of hard contact during BP, above average bat speed.
Run:7.4 runner in the 60.

 

 

Andrew Schneider SS / RHP / Fuquay-Varina, NC / 2023

 

Positional Profile: SS/RHP.
Body: 6/2, 155 pounds. Lanky frame, room to add strength.
Defense: Quick feet, catches the ball near center, average hands, clean exchanges, gets momentum into his throws.
Arm: R. INF - 83 mph.  Accurate with some carry, feel for different arm slots.
Hit: R. Tall, narrow base, hands at back shoulder. Loads down in to legs, short stride, hands get back. Direct barrel path, stays inside the ball and through the zone, some quickness to his hands, uses the whole field.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:7.38 runner in the 60.