Statistical Analysis: East Coast Clippers Scout Day


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR of NC

PBR Scouts were on hand at Ting Park in Holly Springs, NC to conduct a full Scout Day workout with the East Coast Clippers.  The Clippers have teams throughout the high school age ranges, most making their home in the Triangle area.  The Scout Day saw players from 2021, 2022, and 2023 graduating classes.

A Scout Day with PBR consists of a full workout.  Position players will run a laser timed 60, followed by offensive and defensive workouts.  The offensive workout, with live BP, had TrackMan running, tracking ball flight analytics off the bat.  Defensively, players worked out from their primary positions with PBR Scouts collecting metrics and information for a full evaluation.  The workout is filmed for each player and their video will be posted to the PBR Player Profiles.  Pitchers were able to throw controlled bullpens, again with TrackMan collecting information from ball flight.

Below we dive into the Scout Day with the East Coast Clippers with a look at the statistics gathered on the day.  Player breakdowns as well as some of the advanced analytics will come later this week.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster of Clippers attending, as well as the statistics pulled from the event.

 

By the Numbers:

  • 21 Clippers took part in the workout
  • 4 players ran under a 7.20 in the laser timed 60
  • 7 pitchers threw
  • 89 mph was the top fastball
  • 3 arms worked at 83 or better
  • 103 mph was the top exit velocity during BP
  • 7 hitters posted an exit velocity of 90 mph or higher
  • 11 hitters were at 88mph or higher with their exit velocity

 

Statistical Analysis

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash at the outset of their workouts.  The 60 yard layout was on artificial turf.  Eighteen players ran the 60 with a top mark of 7.02.  The median time on the day came in at 7.48.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Zach Blailock NC Cleveland 2022 OF 7.02
2 Alec DeMartino NC Millbrook 2021 OF 7.06
3 Jack Boyles NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2022 SS 7.16
4 Cade Currin NC Granville Central 2023 LHP 7.17
5 Cole Davis NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 RHP 7.33

 

EXIT VELOCITY (Live BP)

During the live BP session, TrackMan was running capturing the ball off the bat and the entirety of the ball's flight.  One measurement is the exit velocity off of the barrel.  The top exit velocity was 103 mph with a median of 88 mph for the group.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Hinson Willson NC Cardinal Gibbons 2021 RHP 103
2 Alec DeMartino NC Millbrook 2021 OF 98
3 Colin Scoggins NC Northern Durham 2021 3B 93
4 Jimmyll Williams NC Hillside 2023 3B 92
5 Jackson Dunlap NC Clayton High 2021 3B 91
6 Thomas Martinez NC William G. Enloe 2021 2B 88
^ Jack Boyles NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2022 SS 88
^ Jacob Whaley NC Vance Charter School 2023 RHP 88
^ Zach Blailock NC Cleveland 2022 OF 88
7 Chris Moon NC Apex Friendship 2022 SS 87
^ Charles McDowell NC Northern 2023 OF 87
8 Stephen Lamb NC Durham Academy 2022 C 84
9 Luke Morton NC Heritage 2021 2B 83
10 Andrew Thomas NC Leesville Road 2022 C 82

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders were able to workout at shorstop, 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 each day.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Jack Boyles NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2022 SS 83
2 Jimmyll Williams NC Hillside 2023 3B 80
3 Luke Morton NC Heritage 2021 2B 79
^ Colin Scoggins NC Northern Durham 2021 3B 79
^ Hinson Willson NC Cardinal Gibbons 2021 RHP 79

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Outfielders worked out from right field, making throws to the plate.  Scouts are able to watch exchanges, arm action, arm strength, carry, and accuracy in this type of workout.  PBR adds a radar reading to assist with adding a number to the arm strength grade.  Below are the top radar readings from the outfielder workouts.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Cade Currin NC Granville Central 2023 LHP 76
2 Charles McDowell NC Northern 2023 OF 72

 

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 Andrew Thomas NC Leesville Road 2022 C 2.26-2.51
2 Stephen Lamb NC Durham Academy 2022 C 2.41-2.59

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Andrew Thomas NC Leesville Road 2022 C 71
2 Stephen Lamb NC Durham Academy 2022 C 68

 

MAX FASTBALL

Pitchers worked in a controlled bullpen setting throwing a sequence of pitches to a catcher.  Throughout the bullpen, an LED Board was used to report velocity to the camera and PBR scouts.  TrackMan was in use as well, giving the most accurate accounting of each pitch.  More will come from TrackMan in the coming weeks.  For all the posted velocity, TrackMan was the hard ware used for posting.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Hinson Willson NC Cardinal Gibbons 2021 RHP 89 mph
2 CW Rose NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2022 RHP 86 mph
3 Cole Davis NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 RHP 83 mph
4 Jacob Whaley NC Vance Charter School 2023 RHP 82 mph
5 Rylan Citty NC West Johnston 2021 RHP 80 mph