Quick Hitters: TPA Pitchers


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR of NC

Thursday June 18th saw PBR Scouts converge at Ting Park in Holly Springs, NC to host a Scout Day with The Performance Academy (TPA).  TPA's Scout Day featured close to fifty players from their organization.  Players covered classes from the 2021 - 2023 graduating years.

During the Scout Day, pitchers threw a controlled bullpen with information gathered on TrackMan and a Stalker Pro SII radar gun.  Position players were able to run a laser timed 60, on the artificial surface at Ting Stadium, followed by a defensive and offensive workout.  During the live BP portion, hitters used Blast Motion sensors to measure pre-contact analytics and TrackMan measured ball flight off the bat.

Today we dive into some of the some of the position players that made a quick impression.  The Quick Hitters blog is not intended to be a "top prospect" list, but rather a quick glance at some of the players that had a good day..  More information will come as the PBR Scouting Staff continues to dive head first into all of the information gathered.

CLICK HERE to see the roster and full statistics from the PBR Scout Day with TPA.

By The Numbers:

  • 34 players went through the offensive workout
  • 3 players ran a sub-7.00 sixty
  • 7 player ran a sub-7.25 sixty
  • 2 outfielders flashed arm strength above 88 mph
  • 4 catchers posted a top pop time of 2.20 or better
  • 5 players had an exit velocity of 90 mph or better off the tee
  • 14 players posted an exit velocity of 85mph or higher off the tee
  • 12 arms from TPA's program threw controlled bullpens
  • 4 arms were 83 or better

 

Quick Hitters: TPA Position Players

 

Adam Booker (RHP, Middle Creek HS, 2022) – Lanky frame.  Good feel for his secondary stuff.  Breaking ball up to 68 a median spin of 1962 rpm.  Fastball peaked at 83

Jacob Coffin (LHP, Apex HS, 2021) – Strike thrower with a high waist and frame that should continue to add strength.  Quick arm with a fastball up to 84.  Straight change has deception present.

Dean Collum (RHP, Holly Springs HS, 2022) – Fastball ranged 85-87, spinning at 2256 rpm.  Big frame with long, clean arm stroke working to an over-the-top slot.  Change has fade.  Slider spin up to 2378 rpm.

Shea DeFalco (LHP, Corinth Holders HS, 2021) – Lean frame that has added strength since we saw him last fall.  Fastball up to 79.  Athletic presence and long, clean stroke to an over-the-top slot.  Good feel for a change with deception and fade.

Brady Nathison (LHP, Fuquay-Varina HS, 2023) – Pounded the zone.  Some effort in the release but showed feel for all three pitches.  Up to 81.  Good arm speed and fade on the change-up.

Lance Phillips (RHP Green Hope HS, 2022) – Average frame with strength present.  Strike thrower showed feel for all three.  Cut his change-up occasionally but maintained solid arm speed.

Jared Mayer (RHP, South Garner HS, 2022) – Sidearm slot with feel for his fastball and change-up.  Fastball up to 73.  Good feel and athleticism from the side slot makes him an interesting follow.

Will Saxenmeyer (RHP, Holly Springs HS, 2022) – Thin and lanky.  Long arm swing to an over-the-top slot with average feel that is still developing.  At 6’4”, 165, the frame should add strength and see the fastball grow from a top offering of 85.