SBA Workout: Quick Hitters - Pitchers

Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR was on hand for the SBA workout at Noel Williams Park in Monroe, NC on December 5th. Sixty-six players went through the pro-style workout with different measurements being recorded. 

The day started with pitchers throwing bullpens, followed by position players running the 60-yard sprint, getting exit velocities recorded during cage front toss, on field batting practice, and players getting their arm velocities tested from right field and the shortstop position. It was a cool and breezy fall afternoon with damp field conditions from heavy rain the night before. Even with the conditions there were still some solid numbers posted throughout the workout. 

Click Here to see the full roster and statistical breakdown of the SBA Workout. 


Quick Hitters-PItchers


Conner Barozzino, RHP, , Hickory Grove HS, 2024  -  Athleticism is present in a 5-foot-10, 145-pound frame. Easy effort to the delivery with a loose arm working through a ¾ slot. Attacked the zone with his fastball at 81-82 mph. Fastball has run and ride through the zone. Showed feel for his breaking ball at 67-68 mph (2300-2500 rpm). Flashed a changeup with arm side run at 75 mph. Athleticism and looseness suggest jumps are coming in the future. 

Talor Grubbs, MIF/RHP, Southeast Guilford HS, 2022  -  Attacked the strike zone with his fastball at 83-86 mph. Clean arm stroke with a high ¾ release. Strength and athleticism are present. Created arm side run with his changeup at 78 mph. Breaking ball has potential with 11/5 shape at 70-72 mph. 

Jason Johnson, INF/RHP, Gaston Day, 2023  -  Easy, athletic delivery with a quick arm. Filled the zone up with his fastball at 78-80 mph. Breaking ball is tight with sharp break at 67-70 mph. Changeup worked at 64-67 mph with arm side run. 5-foot-11, 150-pound frame has room to add strength. 

Carson Morton, RHP, West Stanly HS, 2023  -  Strong frame at 6-foot-3, 200-pounds. Fastball has heavy run working in the strike zone at 84-85 mph (2300 rpm). Breaking ball is sharp at 72-75 mph (2400 rpm). Changeup has arm side run at 78-79 mph. Showed feel for both of his secondary pitches. 

James Salicco, RHP, Cuthbertson HS, 2022  -  Long, loose arm action with a high ¾ release. Worked in the zone with his fastball at 82-83 mph. Flashed a tight breaking ball at 73-76 mph (2300 rpm). Arm has quickness with projection in a 6-foot-3, 165-pound frame. 

Jordan Santos, RHP, Hickory Grove HS, 2022  -  Strength present in a 5-foot-10, 180-pound frame. Loose arm action with a high ¾ release. Attacked the strike zone with his fastball at 81-84 mph. Fastball has arm side run. Has feel for his breaking ball at 65-66 mph (2300 rpm). Flashed a changeup with fade at 66-68 mph. 

Cole Smith, RHP, North Stanly HS, 2023  -  Quick arm with a ¾ slot. Fastball has ride through the zone at 79-80 mph (2400 rpm). Slider has tight break with across action at 68 mph (2300 rpm). Flashed a curveball with more depth at 62 mph. Showed feel for his changeup at 74-75 mph. Athletic frame with room to add strength at 6-foot-2, 140-pounds. 

Raleigh Walker, RHP, Myers Park HS, 2022  -  6-foot-3, 180-pound build. Fastball has down angle at 80-81 mph. Showed an above average changeup with sinking action at 75-76 mph. Curveball has sharp break with 11/5 tilt at 69-72 mph (2200-2300 rpm). Filled the strike zone up with all three pitches. 

Chad Harvey, RHP, Mooresville HS, 2022  -  Athleticism is present in a 6-foot, 155-pound frame. Loose arm with a high ¾ slot. Fastball has heavy run to his arm side at 84-85 mph (2400 rpm). Curveball has late break at 73-75 mph. Gets sinking action on his changeup at 73-74 mph. Flashed a cutter at 78-79 mph. Has feel for the strike zone with all four of his pitches.