Scout Blog: BIC Pitcher-Catcher Camp

Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR NC

As we hit January of each year, the high school players across the state of North Carolina are working to get primed up for a big run to May and June.  As part of the process, pitchers are beginning to throw bullpens and that means PBR scouts are out watching and preparing for their spring as well. 

On Saturday, PBR was at Carolina Baseball Center (CBC) on the border of North Carolina and South Carolina, just south of Charlotte.   CBC hosted 20+ pitchers and catchers from NC and SC.  Catchers were able to go through multiple rounds of BP and then throw pop times for college coaches and scouts in attendance.  Pitchers threw controlled bullpens, understanding it is still January and most arms are still building arm strength and pitch counts.

Below is a quick look at some of the stats from the workout.  We will follow up on this blog with more information on select pitchers and catchers in a Scout Blog.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster of players and the full statistics from the day.


BIC Pitcher/Catcher Camp – January 25, 2020

Pitchers – By the Numbers:

  • 19 arms threw bullpens on the day
  • 6 from the 2021 class threw
  • 7 from the 2022 class threw
  • 6 from the 2023 class threw
  • 83 mph was the top fastball on the day
  • 77 mph was the median fastball from the workouts

Top Max Fastball

Name High School Grad Year Position Max Fastball
Kobie Cushing West Forsyth 2022 RHP 83
Colin Hewett West Forsyth 2022 RHP 81
Alex Steckler Olympic 2021 RHP 81
Reid Bertram Cannon School 2021 LHP 80
Jack Davison Charlotte Catholic 2021 RHP 80
Jordan Faunce Chopticon (MD) 2021 RHP 80


Catchers – By the Numbers

  • 4 catchers took part in the workout
  • 6 total players took BP at CBC
  • 3 catchers recorded Pop Times with PBR, all in the 2023 class

Top Catcher Pop Times

Name High School Grad Year Position Pop Time
Tyler Monaco South Mecklenburg 2021 C 2.08 - 2.12
Janall Nini Tuitt James Madison (On Line) 2023 C 2.18 - 2.19
Thomas Paxton Cuthbertson 2023 RHP/C 2.25 - 2.27
Sylas Mills Hough 2023 C 2.26 2.27