Statistical Analysis: Charlotte MegaStar PBR Scout Day


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR of NC

PBR was at Ultimate Performance on Saturday June 20th to run the PBR Scout Day with the Charlotte MegaStars.  The day included players running through pro-style workout that included a laser timed 30 yard dash, offensive evaluations, and defensive evaluations.  Pitchers were able to throw a controlled bullpen for PBR Scouts.

In the coming weeks we will break down each player in attendance.  As the PBR scouting staff is beginning to take a full look at their notes and the information produced at the scout day, we will begin with the statistical leaders from the day.  Moving forward, there will be a look at some of the advanced analytics produced as well as video on each player at the workout.

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By the Numbers

  • 33 position players took part in the PBR Scout Day
  • 13 pitchers threw controlled bullpens on the day
  • 7 arms worked at 83 or better
  • 88 mph was the top fastball at the event
  • 32 players ran the laser timed 30 yard dash
  • 8 MegaStar Players ran a 4.00 or faster
  • 15 ran 4.10 or better
  • 6 hitters posted an exit velocity of 90mph or higher off a tee
  • 2 catchers had pop times under 2.20
  • 8 INF and OF posted a positional arm velocity of 83 mph or higher

 

PBR Scout Day with the Charlotte MegaStars

 

THE 30 YARD DASH

With the event being held indoors MegaStar players ran a laser timed 30 yard dash instead of a sixty.  At Ultimate Performance there is plenty of room to run a full thirty on the laser timer, giving coaches and scouts another metric to measure players against. 

Thirty-two players ran with eight running 4.00 or better.  4.12 was the median run time of the players at the event.  Below are the top times from the PBR Scout Day

(Note: The chart lists this category as Home to First, however this was a straight 30 yard dash from a steal break.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos H-1st
1 Jack Prosser NC Providence 2021 OF 3.84
2 Mason Reising NC South Caldwell 2023 C 3.85
3 Jack Taylor NC Providence 2021 OF 3.89
4 Kollin Crepeau SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2021 2B 3.91
5 Jakeman Pendleton NC Charlotte Christian 2022 OF 3.92
6 Casey Stevens SC Whitmire 2021 2B 3.94
7 Ethan Belk SC Legion Collegiate 2023 OF 3.95
8 Skylar Hooton SC Rock Hill 2023 RHP 3.99
9 Jase Stafford SC Chesterfield 2021 OF 4.01
10 Brandon Davis NC RJ Reynolds 2022 SS 4.02

 

EXIT VELOCITY (OFF A TEE)

Thirty-three offensive players went through multiple rounds off of a tee to gauge their exit velocity.  Six players posted an exit velocity of 90 mph or higher with the top bolt getting to 96 mph.  The median exit velocity posted came in at 84 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Brock Fowler NC East Mecklenburg 2022 1B 96
2 Ethan Suchenski NC Combine Academy 2024 RHP 93
3 Jack Taylor NC Providence 2021 OF 92
4 Brandon Moser NC Independence 2021 3B 91
^ Jake Knepp SC P27 2022 3B 91
5 Mason Reising NC South Caldwell 2023 C 90
6 Jake Absher NC Hibriten 2023 OF 89
^ Ethan Belk SC Legion Collegiate 2023 OF 89
^ Kollin Crepeau SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2021 2B 89
^ Harrison Bouthillette NC Metrolina Christian Academy 2023 C 89
7 Will Johnson SC Blacksburg 2021 C 87
8 Jack Prosser NC Providence 2021 OF 86
9 Jase Stafford SC Chesterfield 2021 OF 85
^ Brandon Davis NC RJ Reynolds 2022 SS 85
^ Matthew Gross SC P27 Academy 2023 3B 85
10 Adam Wilkerson NC Hickory Ridge 2021 OF 84
^ Zane Davis SC Chesterfield 2022 RHP 84

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

With the indoor setup at Ultimate Performance, infielders were able to simulate a full  ground ball, working through an exchange and make a throw to a target.  PBR scouts were able to watch the catch, footwork, hands, exchange, and release while gathering information off of a radar gun to give us a feel for arm strength.  Scouts were also able to see carry and accuracy on throws.  Fifteen infielders worked out for scouts present.  The median reading for the group checked in at 79 mph across the diamond.  Below are the top positional velocities for infielders from the MegaStar Scout Day.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Jake Knepp SC P27 2022 3B 87
2 Brandon Moser NC Independence 2021 3B 83
3 Matthew Gross SC P27 Academy 2023 3B 82
^ Zane Davis SC Chesterfield 2022 RHP 82
4 Casey Stevens SC Whitmire 2021 2B 80
^ Jake Absher NC Hibriten 2023 OF 80
^ Kollin Crepeau SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2021 2B 80
^ Alex Rosen NC Charlotte Christian 2022 RHP 80
5 Brandon Davis NC RJ Reynolds 2022 SS 79

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Outfielders were able to take a full ground ball off of a fungo, playing through the ball and working to a throw that was approximately 60 yards in distance, at a target.  With the space Ultimate Performance provided, scouts in attendance were able to see outfielders work through the ball, transition the baseball into a throw.  Carry and accuracy were paired with a gun reading to give feedback on the arm strength of each outfielder.  Below are the top outfielder positional throws.  The median throw was measured at 81 mph from the thirteen outfielders participating.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Ethan Belk SC Legion Collegiate 2023 OF 88
2 Jack Taylor NC Providence 2021 OF 87
3 Luke Wolff NC Providence 2023 C 86
^ Brock Fowler NC East Mecklenburg 2022 1B 86
4 Adam Wilkerson NC Hickory Ridge 2021 OF 85
5 Wilson Lohrer NC Independence 2021 OF 83

 

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.  The top pop time in the workout was a 2.16, with a median time from the group of 6 catchers of 2.23.  The top positional velocity checked in at 76 mph out of the hand, while the median for the group clocked in at 73 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Luke Wolff NC Providence 2023 C 2.16-2.31

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Luke Wolff NC Providence 2023 C 76

 

MAX FASTBALL

Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen for scouts at Ultimate Performance as part of the PBR Scout Day with the MegaStars.  In total, thirteen arms threw on the day.  TrackMan was used to track and verify all velocity readings. A Stalker Pro SII was also used to flash velocities to an LED board for the player videos, and so the pitcher had some feel for his performance.  The top fastball came from 2023 RHP Ethan Suchenski who bumped 88 mph on the TrackMan.   From the 13 arms, 7 worked at 83 or higher.  The median fastball for the day was 83.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Ethan Suchenski NC Combine Academy 2024 RHP 88 mph
2 Clint Turner SC P27 Academy 2022 RHP 86 mph
3 Zane Davis SC Chesterfield 2022 RHP 85 mph
4 Ethan Belk SC Legion Collegiate 2023 OF 84 mph
^ Kunal Handa NC Cannon 2021 RHP 84 mph
5 Dan Donohoe NC Providence 2023 RHP 83 mph
^ Matthew Gross SC P27 Academy 2023 3B 83 mph
^ Daniel Jones NC Carmel Christian 2021 RHP 83 mph