Player Evals: Arsenal Scout Day - Pitcher Onlys


Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR 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

 

Pitcher Onlys

 

 

 

Owen Bynum RHP / Western Alamance, NC / 2022

 

Body: 5/11, 178 pounds. Average with strength present
Delivery: Methodical over the rubber. Small step and slide tot the 1B side. Lifts with a slight coil in the lower half and the leg working to the low chest. Long arm swing with a high front side. Some uphill through the shoulders. Lands slightly across his line with a square foot-strike.
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing to an over-the-top slot. Average arm speed.
FB: T82, 77-82 mph. 1818 rpm. 12:45 spin tilt out of the hand. Average movement metrics. Elevated with feel for both sides
CB: 62-65 mph. 1641 rpm. Downer action with 11/5 and 12/6 tilt. Arm side misses at times.
CH: 70-71 mph. 1777 rpm. 1:15 spin tilt with just over 10 inches of horizontal movement to the arm side. Average arm speed.

 

 

Joseph Taylor RHP / C / Apex Friendship, NC / 2023


Body: 5/10, 172 pounds. Average frame
Delivery: Small rocker and easy turn. Head drifts slightly toward 3B on the leg kick to the low-chest. Hand rhythm in the delivery. Lands slightly across his line, landing square. Works level. Average extension. Athletic throughout.
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing working to a high-3/4 slot. Easy and clean. Occasionally drops to a side slot. Above average arm speed. Works with intent. Strike thrower
FB: T85, 80-85 mph. 2246 rpm. Heavy arm side run from both slots. Later run from the high-3/4 slot, creating up to 16 inches of vertical break. 1:30 spin tilt out of the hand. Strike thrower showed feel for both sides
CB: 69-72 mph. 1922 rpm. Solid 10/4 tilt working with good arm speed. Showed feel for the zone. Late and at times hard break.

 

 

Cole Harding RHP / North Raleigh Christian, NC / 2021

 

Western Carolina commit
Big upside with the frame and arm path.  Breaking ball is extremely advanced and will be an out pitch as he elevates to future levels.
Body: 6/3, 155 pounds. Lanky with strength in his lower half
Delivery: Side step and pause with his pivot. Lifts to the high chest. Hands pump above the ear and back to his chest to separate. Sits on the back side slightly. Square and level, works on-line and lands square. Athletic finish.
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing with a lot of quickness through release. High-3/4 slot.
FB: T91, 88-91 mph. 2503 rpm. 17 inches of induced vertical movement and 8 inches of horizontal movement. Run is late and hard. 12:45 spin tilt out of the hand. Around the zone with better feel for the glove side. Elevated at times.
SL: 76-79 mph. 2932 rpm. Hard, late and tight. 9/3 to 10/4 tilt. The harder he throws it the more it grows horizontally. Consistent command and feel. Aggressive arm speed. Potential plus pitch at the next level.
CH: 85-87 mph. 2113 rpm. Good arm speed with 19 inches of horizontal movement. Early, gradual run. 2:15 spin tilt out of the hand

 

 

Roman Edwards RHP / Legion Collegiate, SC / 2022

 

Body: 6/1, 165 pounds. Average with a strong lower half
Delivery: Side step and slide to the 1B side. Rhythm in the hands. Kick to the mid-chest, building temp out of balance. Works on-line with a slightly closed foot-strike. Solid extension, Stable head throughout
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing a 3/4 slot, occasionally pushing the baseball through release. Some fall to the 1B side at times. Loose and easy with average to above arm speed.
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. 2054 rpm. Heavy arm side run out of the hand. 19.1 inches of horizontal movement with a 2:15 spin tilt out of the hand. Arm side heavy with location & misses.
CB: 65-68 mph. 2184 rpm. Sweeping action. Early, gradual movement with 14 inches of horizontal action.
CH: 69-70 mph. 1446 rpm. Average arm speed with a 3:15 spin tilt out of the hand. Slot lowers at times.