Rawlings Prospects Scout Day: Quick Hitters- Pitchers

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 - Pitchers

Chase Arrington, RHP/OF, 2023

 5-foot-8, 155-pound build. Athletic on the mound. Clean, quick arm using an over the top slot. Filled the zone up with his fastball that reached 85 mph. Breaking ball has 12/6 tilt with sharp break. Changeup has run to his arm side. 

Caleb Ayeres, RHP/3B, 2023

Frame has length at 6-foot-3, 185-pounds with room to fill out in the coming years. Fastball had down angle from a high ¾ slot. Located his fastball to the bottom of the zone topping at 79 mph. Above average feel for his changeup that has run to his arm side. Landed his breaking ball for strikes with small break and 11/5 shape. 

Brendan Chamberlain, RHP, 2024

Thin frame with room for maturation ahead at 6-foot-1, 155-pounds. Consistently got his fastball to the bottom of the zone. Fastball reached 80 mph with an average Horizontal Movement of 10.1 inches. Has feel for his changeup that has fade to his arm side. Some looseness and quickness to his arm with a high ¾ slot. 

Wesley Driscoll, RHP, 2023

Physical build at 6-foot-4, 200-pounds. Worked only from the stretch. Fastball has life to his arm side from a ¾ release. Fastball averaged 17.1 inches of Horizontal movement while topping at 86 mph. Breaking ball has across break at 77-79 mph. Flashed feel for his changeup. 

John Nelson McLamb, LHP, 2024

Frame has projection ahead at 6-foot-2, 175-pounds. Attacked the zone throughout his pen. Arm has quickness with a high ¾ slot. Works across his body creating angle to his fastball when going to his glove side. Fastball ranged from 79-81 mph. Maintains fastball arm speed on his changeup that has late run to his arm side. Showed feel for his breaking ball that works down and in to right hand hitters. 

Adam Smith, SS/RHP, 2023

6-foot, 170-pound build with room to add strength. Fastball topped at 82 mph from a high ¾ slot. Fastball has down angle locating it to the bottom of the zone. Has feel for his changeup that has sinking action. Could see his velocity jump as the body adds strength.