Statistical Analysis: Elite South Scout Day


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Sunday May 23rd PBR of NC was on hand at Lenoir CC to host a scout day with Elite South Baseball. The scout day also featured some players not part of the organization who participated in the workout. The event featured 24 players in total with grad years ranging from 2022-2026. 

The day started with catchers going through their defensive evaluation. Pitchers then threw a controlled bullpen with Trackman gathering ball flight data. After the bullpens the position players participated in a pro-style workout starting with a laser timed 60, followed by live BP with Trackman recording ball flight information and the day finished with infielders and outfielders getting a defensive evaluation. 

Below we being our breakdown of the players in attendance with a look at the different numbers recorded throughout the day. 


Elite South Scout Day by the Numbers

  • 24 players participated in the workout
  • 6.73 was the top laser timed 60
  • 3 players ran a 7.15 or better on the lasers
  • 5 infield arms peaked at 75 mph or better across the diamond
  • 4 outfield arms topped at 80 mph or higher
  • 3 catcher arm velocities peaked at 75 mph or better
  • 1.96 was the best pop time
  • 10 exit velocities were recorded at 90 mph or higher
  • 346’ was the longest ball hit
  • 86 mph was the top fastball
  • 2557 rpm was the top fastball spin
  • 2820 rpm was the top curveball spin

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and stats from the day

 

Statistical Leaders

 

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash to start the pro-style workout. The 60 was ran on a natural surface. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Mac Gillespie NC Pro5 Academy 2022 OF 6.73
2 Isaac Turner NC Heidi Trask 2023 SS 7.03
3 Bradley Gregory NC Pro5 Academy 2022 C 7.15
4 Tyler DeLuzio NC West Carteret 2022 LHP 7.28
5 Carter Huffman NC New Bern 2026 SS 7.31

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 Isaac Turner NC Heidi Trask 2023 SS 96.2 mph
2 Bradley Gregory NC Pro5 Academy 2022 C 95.9 mph
3 Mac Gillespie NC Pro5 Academy 2022 OF 94.7 mph
4 Jordan Brown NC Leesville Road 2022 SS 93.3 mph
5 Wilson Webber NC West Craven 2023 OF 93.2 mph

TRACKMAN MAX DISTANCE (BP)

During BP, TrackMan tracked ball flight off the bat.  One element TrackMan is able to produce is the distance each hit travels, if in fair territory.  Below are the top max distances produced during live BP.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Bradley Gregory NC Pro5 Academy 2022 C 346 ft
2 CW Bayer NC West Carteret 2023 3B 341 ft
3 Jordan Brown NC Leesville Road 2022 SS 330 ft
4 Wilson Webber NC West Craven 2023 OF 328 ft
5 Chad White NC White Oak 2022 3B 328 ft

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 CW Bayer NC West Carteret 2023 3B 85
2 Isaac Turner NC Heidi Trask 2023 SS 79
^ Chase Norville NC West Craven 2023 SS 79
3 Jordan Brown NC Leesville Road 2022 SS 76
4 Thomas Weaver NC Jacksonville 2022 RHP 75
5 Davis Albert NC Wayne Country Day 2024 SS 74

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 Bradley Gregory NC Pro5 Academy 2022 C 94
2 Mac Gillespie NC Pro5 Academy 2022 OF 86
3 Wilson Webber NC West Craven 2023 OF 81
4 Preston Jensen NC Swansboro 2022 RHP 80
5 Tyler DeLuzio NC West Carteret 2022 LHP 77

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 C Velo
1 Bradley Gregory NC Pro5 Academy 2022 C 81
2 Trace Simmons TN Beech 2024 C 77
3 Calvin Martin NC Carrboro 2023 C 75

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Bradley Gregory NC Pro5 Academy 2022 C 1.96-2.04
2 Calvin Martin NC Carrboro 2023 C 2.13-2.32
3 Trace Simmons TN Beech 2024 C 2.14-2.29

TRACKMAN INFO - PITCHER BULLPENS

Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen showcasing their full arsenal of pitches. 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.

Max Fastball Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 CW Bayer NC West Carteret 2023 3B 85.7 mph
2 Preston Jensen NC Swansboro 2022 RHP 79.6 mph
3 Chase Norville NC West Craven 2023 SS 78.8 mph
4 Jason Caccavaro NC Pamlico County 2023 SS 78.4 mph
5 Tyler DeLuzio NC West Carteret 2022 LHP 76.9 mph

Max Fastball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Chase Norville NC West Craven 2023 SS 2557 rpm
2 CW Bayer NC West Carteret 2023 3B 2169 rpm
3 Jason Caccavaro NC Pamlico County 2023 SS 2147 rpm
4 Preston Jensen NC Swansboro 2022 RHP 1991 rpm
5 Michael Woodard NC New Bern 2026 1B 1951 rpm

Max Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 CW Bayer NC West Carteret 2023 3B 2820 rpm
2 Chase Norville NC West Craven 2023 SS 2339 rpm
3 Preston Jensen NC Swansboro 2022 RHP 2138 rpm
4 Garron Fulcher NC West Craven 2025 OF 2054 rpm
5 Jason Caccavaro NC Pamlico County 2023 SS 2036 rpm