Quick Hitters: East Coast Clippers Pitchers


Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR NC

PBR Scouts were on hand at Ting Park in Holly Springs, NC to conduct a full Scout Day workout with the East Coast Clippers.  The Clippers have teams throughout the high school age ranges, most making their home in the Triangle area.  The Scout Day saw players from 2021, 2022, and 2023 graduating classes.

A Scout Day with PBR consists of a full workout.  Position players will run a laser timed 60, followed by offensive and defensive workouts.  The offensive workout, with live BP, had TrackMan running, tracking ball flight analytics off the bat.  Defensively, players worked out from their primary positions with PBR Scouts collecting metrics and information for a full evaluation.  The workout is filmed for each player and their video will be posted to the PBR Player Profiles.  Pitchers were able to throw controlled bullpens, again with TrackMan collecting information from ball flight.

Below we take a look at some of the pitchers who stood out during the bullpen sessions. 

CLICK HERE to see the full roster of Clippers attending, as well as the statistics pulled from the event.

 By the Numbers:

  • 21 Clippers took part in the workout
  • 4 players ran under a 7.20 in the laser timed 60
  • 7 pitchers threw
  • 89 mph was the top fastball
  • 3 arms worked at 83 or better
  • 103 mph was the top exit velocity during BP
  • 7 hitters posted an exit velocity of 90 mph or higher
  • 11 hitters were at 88mph or higher with their exit velocity

 

Quick Hitters - Pitchers

 

Cade Currin (LHP, Granville Central HS, 2023) -- Average frame working from an over-the-top slot with some arm side run.  Has intent.  Above average arm speed.  Fastball up to 79, spinning at 2156rpm.

Cole Davis (RHP, Cardinal Gibbons HS, 2022) -- 6-foot-1, 180 pounds.  Long arm swing and fights through his slot a little.  Over-the-top.   Fastball peaked at 83.  Above average arm speed.  Raw secondary stuff.  Raw feel.  Ability to clean his direction, with his current arm speed, should lend to seeing the stuff jump some.

CW Rose (RHP, Pro5 Academy, 2022) -- Stretch only with a simple delivery.  Works with intent.  Peaked at 86 with 18 inches of induced vertical break.  Solid feel for a change-up with some deception in the arm speed.

Hinson Willson (RHP, Cardinal Gibbons HS, 2021) -- Athleticism is present at 6-foot-6, 228 pounds.  Physical presence.  Strong arm.  Fights through some rigidness in his release, still seeing the fastball sit 87-89 with a spin rate up to 2412rpm.  Slider is still developing.  Change-up has hand speed and some fade.  Flashed feel.