Statistical Analysis: 2023 Cougars Scout Day


Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR NC

PBR was at West Iredell HS on Saturday November 7th for a workout featuring players from the 2023 Cougars organization.  At the same time, an open prospect identification event was run as well.  During the event, position players ran through a full pro-style workout including a laser timed 60.  During the offensive portion of the event, Blast Motion and TrackMan were used to track pre-contact swing metrics and post-contact ball flight.  At the conclusion of the pro-style workout, pitchers threw a controlled bullpen with TrackMan again, following ball flight out of the hand.

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By the Numbers

  • 9 players ran through the positional workout
  • 7.23 was the top sixty time
  • 7.74 was the median sixty time
  • 86 mph was the top exit velocity off of a tee
  • 82 mph was the median exit velocity off the tee
  • 2.12 was the top pop time from catchers in the workout
  • 4 pitchers threw bullpens
  • 79 mph was the top fastball

 

Stat Leaders: Cougars 2023 Scout Day

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash at the outset of the day.  The 60 was run on the grass surface.  The surface played true throughout the course of the 60 yards.  The median run time for the event came in at 7.74.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Brice Warren NC South Iredell 2023 OF 7.23
2 Spencer Oram NC Alexander Central 2023 OF 7.35
3 Jaron Price NC Alexander Central 2021 2B 7.47
^ Will Vuk NC South Iredell 2023 RHP 7.47

 

EXIT VELOCITY (OFF A TEE)

Hitters worked through offensive testing including an exit velocity station.  The exit velocity station recorded a static exit velocity with hitters working off of a tee and a radar gun giving feedback.  Below are the top exit velocities from the tee.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Brice Warren NC South Iredell 2023 OF 86
2 Spencer Oram NC Alexander Central 2023 OF 85
3 Nathan Pope NC Alexander Central 2024 C 84

 

TRACKMAN MAX EXIT VELOCITY (BP)

During BP, TrackMan tracked ball flight off the bat.  One element TrackMan is able to produce is the exit velocity.  Below are the top Exit Velocities produced during live BP.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Will Vuk NC South Iredell 2023 RHP 86.1 mph
2 Nathan Pope NC Alexander Central 2024 C 85.2 mph
3 Spencer Oram NC Alexander Central 2023 OF 84.9 mph

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders were able to workout at shortstop throwing across the infield, or from 1B throwing to 2B and 3B in the pro-style workout.  Coaches are working to evaluate rhythm, footwork, hands, exchanges, arm action, accuracy, and carry.  To measure arm strength PBR Scouts utilize a radar gun.  Below are the top posted positional velocities from the day.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Spencer Oram NC Alexander Central 2023 OF 78
^ Brice Warren NC South Iredell 2023 OF 78
2 Jaron Price NC Alexander Central 2021 2B 70

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Outfielders worked out from right field, making throws to the plate.  Throws were measured by a radar gun to gauge arm strength.  Scouts are also working to see exchange, arm path, carry, and accuracy.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Spencer Oram NC Alexander Central 2023 OF 83
2 Will Vuk NC South Iredell 2023 RHP 78
^ Brice Warren NC South Iredell 2023 OF 78

 

CATCHER POP TIMES & POSITIONAL VELOCITY

In the pro-style workout, catchers workout from behind home plate, making multiple throws to 2B, simulating a stolen base attempt.  Scouts again are looking for a quick, clean transition to the release as well as carry and accuracy on the throw.  For catchers, evaluators will put a stopwatch on the “pop time” or the time the ball hits their glove to the time the ball hits the MIF’s glove at 2B.  Coaches can also time the transition from when the ball hits the catchers glove to when he is able to release his throw.  PBR scouts add the radar gun to put a number on the arm strength out of the crouched position.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Thomas Day NC Davidson Day 2023 C 2.12-2.25
2 Nathan Pope NC Alexander Central 2024 C 2.44-2.50

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Thomas Day NC Davidson Day 2023 C 70
2 Nathan Pope NC Alexander Central 2024 C 67

 

Max Fastball

Pitchers threw in a controlled bullpen.  Each arm threw 15-20 pitches, showcasing their complete arsenal.  Velocity and spin rate information was gathered off of the TrackMan.  TrackMan analytics are the official analytics and the velocities below were captured by TrackMan.

Rank Name State School Class Pos FB
1 Will Vuk NC South Iredell 2023 RHP 77-79 mph
2 Mason Millsaps NC Alexander Central 2023 1B 72-77 mph