Statistical Analysis: Fayetteville Prospect ID w/Advanced Analytics


Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR NC

PBR was in Fayetteville on Wednesday October 21st at the beautiful JP Riddle Stadium, home of Fayetteville Tech Community College.  Over thirty players from North Carolina were in attendance to take part in the full workout, gathering stats, advanced analytics, and video on each player.

Position players kicked the day off with a full pro-style workout, including a laser timed 60 yard dash.  The offensive evaluation included exit velocities off of a tee in the cage area, plus full ball flight data during live BP, with Blast Motion analytics on the swing path.  Defensively, players worked out from their primary position, allowing coaches and scouts to get a full view of athleticism, arm strength, hands, feet, and accuracy on throws.

After the position players, pitchers in attendance went through a controlled bullpen.  The bullpen included TrackMan gathering ball flight information from the release, including velocity, spin rates, and movement metrics.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and complete statistical output from each player.  There are multiple tabs, with the TrackMan and Blast Motion data included.

 

By the Numbers:

  • 28 position players went through the workout
  • 6.91 was the top 60 yard dash time
  • 3 players ran under 7.00
  • 12 players ran 7.25 or better
  • 96mph was the top exit velocity off of the tee
  • 8 players posted an exit velocity off the tee of 90mph or higher
  • 16 hitters had exit velocities off the tee of 85mph or better
  • 14 hitters posted an exit velocity of 90mph or higher in live BP
  • 96.86 was the top exit velocity posted in live BP
  • 376 feet was the furthest ball hit on the night
  • 87mph was the top fastball thrown in bullpens
  • 2479rpm was the top spin rate on a fastball
  • 2416rpm was the top spin rate on a breaking ball

 

Statistical Leaders

 

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 7.31.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Samari Robinson NC Green Level 2023 OF 6.91
2 Blayse Leonard NC Middle Creek 2023 OF 6.94
3 Hunter Huneycutt NC Scotland 2023 C 6.95
4 Bryson Willis NC West Carteret 2021 OF 7.01
5 Seth Jackson NC Home School 2023 SS 7.02
6 Tyler Moseley NC Corinth Holders 2022 2B 7.12
7 Gage Miller NC Asheboro 2023 3B 7.13
8 Brady Powell NC Mallard Creek 2021 1B 7.19
9 Tyler Spruill NC Hillside 2021 OF 7.21
^ Conner Marren NC New Hanover 2023 SS 7.21
10 Preston Helmers NC Heritage 2023 OF 7.24

 

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.  TrackMan captured exit velocity during the live BP.  Below are the top exit velocities from the tee, and during live BP, during the workout.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Xander Lietz NC Broughton 2021 C 96
2 Gage Miller NC Asheboro 2023 3B 95
3 Michael Venditti NC Middle Creek 2022 SS 92
4 Bryson Willis NC West Carteret 2021 OF 91
^ Seth Jackson NC Home School 2023 SS 91
^ Tyler Spruill NC Hillside 2021 OF 91
5 Cooper Chasse NC Middle Creek 2022 OF 90
^ Joseph Kelly NC Neuse Charter 2021 C 90
6 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 89
^ Donovan Whitfield NC Jack Britt 2022 RHP 89
7 Andon Swartz NC 2022 3B 88
^ Luke Cannon NC North Lenoir 2023 RHP 88
8 Conner Marren NC New Hanover 2023 SS 87
9 Ryley Norton NC Pinecrest 2023 1B 86
10 Bo Nichols NC West Wilkes 2024 1B 85
^ Tyler Moseley NC Corinth Holders 2022 2B 85

 

TrackMan Max EXIT VELOCITY (BP)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Tyler Spruill NC Hillside 2021 OF 96.9 mph
2 Donovan Whitfield NC Jack Britt 2022 RHP 95.9 mph
3 Luke Cannon NC North Lenoir 2023 RHP 94.9 mph
4 Andon Swartz NC 2022 3B 94.6 mph
5 Xander Lietz NC Broughton 2021 C 94.3 mph
6 Gage Miller NC Asheboro 2023 3B 92.7 mph
7 Bryson Willis NC West Carteret 2021 OF 91.7 mph
8 Blayse Leonard NC Middle Creek 2023 OF 91.5 mph
9 Brady Groves NC Franklinton 2024 OF 91.4 mph
10 Joseph Kelly NC Neuse Charter 2021 C 90.8 mph

 

Trackman AvG Exit Velocity (BP)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Brady Groves NC Franklinton 2024 OF 84.9 mph
2 Tyler Spruill NC Hillside 2021 OF 84.7 mph
3 Xander Lietz NC Broughton 2021 C 84.3 mph
4 Blayse Leonard NC Middle Creek 2023 OF 84.2 mph
5 Conner Marren NC New Hanover 2023 SS 84.2 mph
6 Cooper Chasse NC Middle Creek 2022 OF 83.9 mph
7 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 83.8 mph
8 Andon Swartz NC 2022 3B 83.7 mph
9 Bryson Willis NC West Carteret 2021 OF 82.9 mph
10 Ryley Norton NC Pinecrest 2023 1B 82.6 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 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 87
2 Seth Jackson NC Home School 2023 SS 84
3 Michael Venditti NC Middle Creek 2022 SS 81
4 Brady Powell NC Mallard Creek 2021 1B 80
5 Conner Marren NC New Hanover 2023 SS 79

 

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 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 84
2 Michael Venditti NC Middle Creek 2022 SS 82
3 Samari Robinson NC Green Level 2023 OF 81
4 Cooper Chasse NC Middle Creek 2022 OF 80
^ Brady Groves NC Franklinton 2024 OF 80
5 James (Jay) Haggins NC Grays Creek 2022 C 79

 

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 Hunter Huneycutt NC Scotland 2023 C 1.97-2.01
2 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 2.04-2.12
3 Mason Moxley NC Starmount 2023 C 2.04-2.20
4 Xander Lietz NC Broughton 2021 C 2.08-2.11
5 Landen Baker NC Southern Nash 2023 1B 2.09-2.18

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 82
2 Landen Baker NC Southern Nash 2023 1B 78
3 James (Jay) Haggins NC Grays Creek 2022 C 76
^ Hunter Huneycutt NC Scotland 2023 C 76

 

Trackman Pitching Leaders

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. 

Max Fastball

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 87 mph
2 Luke Cannon NC North Lenoir 2023 RHP 84 mph
^ Nathan Teague NC Southern Alamance 2023 RHP 84 mph
^ Samari Robinson NC Green Level 2023 OF 84 mph
^ Donovan Whitfield NC Jack Britt 2022 RHP 84 mph
3 Jackson Griggs NC Harnett Central 2022 RHP 83 mph
^ Chance Purvis NC Union Pines 2022 RHP 83 mph
4 Gage Miller NC Asheboro 2023 3B 81 mph
5 Blayse Leonard NC Middle Creek 2023 OF 79 mph

 

Max Fastball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Luke Cannon NC North Lenoir 2023 RHP 2479 rpm
2 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 2346 rpm
3 Nathan Teague NC Southern Alamance 2023 RHP 2272 rpm
4 Jackson Griggs NC Harnett Central 2022 RHP 2219 rpm
5 Samari Robinson NC Green Level 2023 OF 2218 rpm

 

Average Fastball Horizontal Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Nathan Teague NC Southern Alamance 2023 RHP 18.6
2 Chance Purvis NC Union Pines 2022 RHP 16.2
3 Ben Chesnet NC North Stokes 2021 LHP -14.3
4 Samari Robinson NC Green Level 2023 OF 12.7
5 Luke Cannon NC North Lenoir 2023 RHP 10.5