Quick Hitters: TPA Scout Day - Pitchers

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

PBR of North Carolina was on hand for a scout day with the TPA Organization at Jim Perry Stadium on the campus of Campbell University. The scout day featured players from the 2022-2024 classes with a total of 41 players working out throughout the day. 

The day started with catchers going through their defensive workout making throws to second base with the radar gun measuring velocity and scouts grading accuracy and carry. Then pitchers threw a controlled bullpen of 15-20 pitches with Trackman collecting ball flight data. After the bullpens players ran a laser timed 60 followed by batting practice on the field with Trackman gathering ball flight information. Infielders and outfielders went through a defensive workout to finish the day. Below we take a look at some of the numbers recorded during the workout. 

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By the Numbers

  • 6.56 was the top 60 time
  • 10 players ran a 7.22 or better on the lasers
  • 82 mph was the top infield arm velocity
  • 2 outfield arms topped at 87 mph
  • 5 catcher arms reached 74 mph or higher
  • 3 pop times were recorded at 2.09 or better
  • 98 mph was the top exit velocity  
  • 10 hitters had an exit velocity of 91 mph or higher
  • 85 mph was the top fastball
  • 2579 rpm was the top fastball spin
  • 2497 rpm was the top curveball spin




Christopher Donaldson, RHP, Green Level HS, 2024 – Average frame but with a strong arm and above average arm speed.  Fastball peaked at 82.  Firm through the zone from a short arm action.  Top to bottom breaking ball spinning up to 2276 rpm.  Threw change-up for a strike with solid arm action.

Alan Garod, LHP, Apex HS, 2023 – Average frame.  Athletic arm.  Long arm swing to a high-3/4 slot.  Solid arm speed.  Fastball at 77, spinning up to 2258 rpm.  Solid arm speed on the change-up, occasionally cutting it, consistently around the zone.

Ethan Lavinder, RHP, Middle Creek HS, 2023 – Thin and lanky.  Tall throughout the delivery with a long arm swing to a high-3/4 slot.  Above average arm speed.  Raw feel, spraying it at times.  Solid ride through the zone, fastball peaking at 81.  Threw the change-up for a strike with solid feel and good arm speed to provide deception.

Jack Litt, RHP, Apex Friendship, 2023 – Strong, durable frame.  High tempo delivery.  Long, loose arm swing works to an over-the-top slot.  Better than average arm speed.  Works with some cross-fire in the landing and slotting.   Fastball up to 82.  Firm fastball with solid ride.

Brady Nathison, LHP, Fuquay-Varina HS, 2023 – Strong frame.  Defined lower half.  Athletic arm with whip through an over-the-top slot.  Fastball at 83-85 with solid ride through the zone.  Works downhill creating some angle to the fastball.  Late, short tilt with good arm speed on the curveball at 72, spinning up to 2272 rpm.

Lance Phillips, RHP, Green Hope HS, 2023 – Broad shoulders and athletic frame.  Coiled at balance, uses a long arm swing working to a high-3/4 slot.  Whippy through release with above average arm speed.  Fastball peaked at 85.  Threw the change-up for a strike with run and solid arm speed.

Samari Robinson, RHP, Green Level HS, 2023 – Arm down a little from the work over the weekend, but still have a good stroke and quick arm through a high-3/4 slot.  Athletic frame and arm.  Fastball up to 82.  Showed good feel for curveball and cutter.  Aggressive with the curveball.  Short, sharp, 11/5 tilt at 70, spinning up to 2207 rpm.

Jack Welsch, LHP, Green Level HS, 2024 – Average frame.  Long arm swing, wrapping behind the body line with some coil in the body at balance.  Loose with solid arm speed, works to a high-3/4 slot.  Good ride and feel on the fastball that peaked at 78.  Solid secondary stuff with a sharp 10/4 breaking ball that should continue to mature with strength added to the frame.  Good arm speed and feel on the change-up.

Miller Young, LHP, Durham Jordan HS, 2024 – Strength present in a young frame.  Up tempo delivery working out of the stretch only.  Long arm swing, wrapping behind the body line, getting to a high-3/4 slot.  Rotational through the finish.  Fastball up to 78.  Secondary stuff is developing.