Quick Hitters: Rawlings Prospects Scout Day-Position Players

Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR was on hand with the Rawlings Prospects for an organization scout day on Thursday August 5th, 2021. The scout day took place at Jim Perry Stadium on the campus of Campbell University. 

The day started with catchers going through their defensive evaluation making throws to second base with cameras, stop watches, and radar guns collecting numbers. Pitchers followed by throwing a controlled bullpen of 15-20 pitches with Trackman gathering ball flight analytics. Position players then ran a laser timed 60 and took live batting practice on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data. Then day concluded with outfielders and infielders going through a defensive evaluation. 

Below we take a look at some of the statistical leaders during the scout day. 

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By the Numbers

  • 18 total players
  •  2 players ran a sub-7 60 on the lasers
  • 4 players ran a 7.13 or better 60-time on the lasers
  • 3 infield arms reached 80 mph or higher
  • 2 outfield arms topped at 82 mph or higher
  • 77 mph was the top catcher arm velocity
  • 2.03 was the best pop time recorded
  • 4 hitters had an exit velocity of 90 mph or better
  • 374 ft was the longest ball hit
  • 86.33 mph was the top fastball
  • 2324 rpm was the top fastball spin
  • 2229 rpm was the top curveball spin


Quick Hitters-Position Players

Camden Deal, C, 2022

Strong build at 6-foot-1, 205-pounds. Lined balls to the left center gap in BP. Multiple balls off his barrel recorded at 93 mph or higher. Hands have strength and quickness with a mostly flat barrel path. 

Seth Lumpkin, C/2B, 2023

6-foot-1, 160-pound frame has room to add strength. Quickness present running a 6.93 laser timed 60. Stays inside the ball and uses the whole field in BP. Some lift to the swing path. Arm topped at 76 mph from behind the plate with pop times ranging from 2.03-2.05. 

Braden Matala, C/RHP, 2024

5-foot-11, 180-pound build. Lined balls to his pull side with a mostly flat barrel path. Ball off his bat topped at 88 mph. Arm reached 77 mph from behind the plate. 

Brooks Booth, LHP/OF, 2024

5-foot-10, 170-pound build. Quick hands with a short path to the ball. Balanced swing with a gap to gap approach. Top exit velocity at 89 mph. Arm reached 79 mph from the outfield. 

Zack Mays, OF, 2022

Quickness exists in a 6-foot-1, 175-pound frame. Ran the fastest 60-time on the lasers at 6.77. Middle to pull approach with lift to the swing path. Exit velocity reached 90 mph. Arm topped at 86 mph from the outfield. 

John Nelson McLamb, LHP/OF, 2024

6-foot-2, 175-pound build. Left hand hitter takes a short path to the ball. Lined balls to both gaps during his BP rounds. Barrel gets extension through the middle of the field with his top exit velocity at 86 mph. 

Caleb Ayers, RHP/3B, 2023

Frame has length at 6-foot-3, 185-pounds. Left hand hitter. Multiple balls off his bat recorded at 95 mph or higher. Left the yard to right field in BP. Barrel gets extension out front. Ran a 7.14 60-time on the lasers. 

Jack Carela Pantaleon, 1B, 2024

5-foot-11, 185-pound build with a strong lower half. Left hand hitter with quick hands. Balanced swing with a direct barrel path. Lined balls gap to gap during BP. Top exit velocity at 94 mph. 

Chase Arrington, RHP/OF, 2023

5-foot-8, 155-pound build. Direct barrel path with some quickness to his hands. Fluid swing working through the middle of the field. Hit several balls off the barrel during his BP rounds. Accurate arm defensively.

Jackson Berkhead, OF/3B, 2024

Athletic build with room to add strength to his 5-foot-10, 170-pound frame. Left hand hitter. Balanced, simple swing using the whole field. Lined balls to the left center gap. Ball off his barrel reached 89 mph. Accurate arm from the outfield.