Statistical Analysis: Diamond Deacons Scout Day


Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR NC

PBR was in Kernersville, NC on Saturday September 5th for the PBR Scout Day of the Diamond Deacons.  The Diamond Deacons program features players in the 2023 and 2024 classes, all living in the Triad Area of NC. 

The PBR Scout Day consisted of a full pro-style workout for the position players.  Position players ran a laser timed 60, followed by an offensive workout and a defensive workout.  Pitchers faced live hitters in a controlled setting, showcasing their complete arsenal in a 15-20 pitch outing.

Below we take our 1st look at the PBR Scout Days with the Diamond Deacons with their statistical analysis.  In the coming days, we will continue to break down the workout.  Player videos will be posted in and continued analysis will feature each player from the Diamond Deacon workout.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and statistics from the PBR Scout Day

By The Numbers:

  • 30 players went through the workout
  • 29 players ran the laser timed 60 with a median run time of 7.55
  • 5 players registered exit velocities of 85 mph or higher off the tee
  • 22 pitchers threw
  • 3 arms worked at 84 mph or higher
  • 9 pitchers touched 80 mph or better
  • 9 position players carried 80 mph or better from their position
  • 1.93 was the top pop time in the defensive workouts

 

Statistical Analysis

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash during the positional rotations.  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 7.55.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Caleb Hammond NC Westchester Country Day 2023 OF 7.11
2 TJ Fergus NC West Forsyth 2024 SS 7.22
3 Evan Cecile NC West Stokes 2023 SS 7.23
4 Levi Strahm NC Reagan 2023 LHP 7.29
5 Kelton Langfitt NC Southwest Guilford 2023 RHP 7.32

 

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.  In the coming days, we will also post exit velocity information from the live BP station.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Harrison Lewis NC West Forsyth 2023 RHP 98
2 Kaden Fuller NC West Stokes 2023 RHP 92
3 Steele Lee NC East Forsyth High 2023 RHP 90
4 Joshua Jones NC West Stokes 2023 3B 86
5 Braxton Stewart NC East Forsyth 2023 LHP 85

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders were able to workout at shorstop throwing across the infield, or from 1B throwing 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 Harrison Lewis NC West Forsyth 2023 RHP 82
2 Kaden Fuller NC West Stokes 2023 RHP 81
3 Evan Cecile NC West Stokes 2023 SS 80
^ Steele Lee NC East Forsyth High 2023 RHP 80
4 Tate Vogler NC Westchester Country Day 2024 SS 79
^ Josh Hammond NC Westchester Country Day 2025 RHP 79
5 Mack Johnson NC High Point Christian 2024 1B 75

 

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 Braxton Stewart NC East Forsyth 2023 LHP 84
2 Bryson Bennett NC North Stokes 2023 OF 81
^ Bret Clements NC East Forsyth 2023 OF 81
^ Caleb Hammond NC Westchester Country Day 2023 OF 81
3 Conner Frail NC R.J. Reynolds 2023 RHP 80
4 Jake Smith NC West Stokes 2023 LHP 79
5 Charlie Stogner NC Reagan 2024 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.  PBR Scouts did measure the distance from home to 2B on the simulated INF to make sure the distance was accurate.  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 Noah Quarless NC Ronald W. Reagan 2023 C 1.93-1.94
2 Elias Coll NC Grimsley 2023 C 2.05-2.22
3 Cole Rice NC Reagan 2024 C 2.16-2.29

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Noah Quarless NC Ronald W. Reagan 2023 C 77
2 Elias Coll NC Grimsley 2023 C 72
3 Keegan Howell NC Southwest Guilford 2023 OF 70

 

MAX FASTBALL

Pitchers threw in controlled scrimmage fashion, facing live hitters.  Each arm threw 15-20 pitches, showcasing their complete arsenal.  TrackMan was running, gathering all of the ball flight information, including each pitch's velocity.  Below are the top fastballs from the Scout Day.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Steele Lee NC East Forsyth High 2023 RHP 85 mph
2 Harrison Lewis NC West Forsyth 2023 RHP 84 mph
^ Kaden Fuller NC West Stokes 2023 RHP 84 mph
3 Braxton Stewart NC East Forsyth 2023 LHP 83 mph
^ Evan Cecile NC West Stokes 2023 SS 83 mph
4 Tommy Mattox NC Bishop McGuinness 2023 RHP 81 mph
^ Bryson Bennett NC North Stokes 2023 OF 81 mph
5 Joshua Jones NC West Stokes 2023 3B 80 mph
^ Conner Frail NC R.J. Reynolds 2023 RHP 80 mph