Statistical Analysis: Fungo CADET


Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR NC

PBR was at Heritage High School on Saturday November 14th to host a scout day for the Fungo CADET program.  Nineteen players were involved, running through a full pro-style workout.

Due to heavy rain throughout the week, the laser timed sixty was run on a nearby soccer field.  The grass surface was cut low, and while a little damp, played true.  Defensive workouts followed the sixties.  Catchers threw at the soccer facility with the full distance to 2B measured out, as well as the catching box measured to ensure accurate times.  Outfielders worked from the soccer field, simulating throws to the plate from 250' away, allowing scouts to gage carry and accuracy.  Infielders were able to workout from the shortstop area. The defensive workout was followed by the offensive evaluation.  TrackMan was used in the live BP to track ball flight.

After the pro-style workout, pitchers threw controlled bullpens.  TrackMan was used again to track ball flight out of the hand, giving feed back with advanced analytics as well as standard velocity readings.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and full statistical breakdown from the PBR Scout Day.

 

By the Numbers:

  • 19 players took part in the scout day
  • 2022 - 2024 grad years featured on the club
  • 7.48 was the top laser timed 60
  • 82 mph was the top exit velocity off the tee
  • 2 catchers featured pop times under 2.30
  • 10 pitchers threw bullpens
  • 3 arms posted a fastball above 75mph

 

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, while damp, played true throughout the course of the 60 yards.  The median run time for the event came in at 7.92.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Harrison Anthony NC Garner Magnet 2024 OF 7.48
2 Kieran Mederos NC Millbrook 2024 C 7.50
3 Tyler Cheeseman NC Wake Forest 2023 SS 7.62

 

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.  Below are the top exit velocities from the tee.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Aden Kruse NC Heritage 2023 3B 82
2 Charlie Stacey NC Raleigh Charter 2024 RHP 80
3 Cohen Cameron NC Millbrook 2024 C 79
^ Joseph Gabe Sabbagh NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 RHP 79
4 Kieran Mederos NC Millbrook 2024 C 78
5 Cameron F NC Heritage 2023 C 77

 

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.

*These numbers are still being updated - there was an upload glitch from TrackMan to PBR

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Aden Kruse NC Heritage 2023 3B 86.6 mph
2 Derek Overstreet NC Franklin Academy 2023 1B 85.8 mph
3 Kieran Mederos NC Millbrook 2024 C 84.3 mph
4 Alex Ambrose NC Heritage 2024 1B 84.0 mph
5 Charlie Stacey NC Raleigh Charter 2024 RHP 83.9 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.

*These numbers are still being updated - there was an upload glitch from TrackMan to PBR

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Aden Kruse NC Heritage 2023 3B 302 ft
2 Cohen Cameron NC Millbrook 2024 C 285 ft
3 Lakin Greathouse NC Granville Central 2023 RHP 271 ft
4 Kieran Mederos NC Millbrook 2024 C 270 ft
5 Derek Overstreet NC Franklin Academy 2023 1B 269 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 Tyler Cheeseman NC Wake Forest 2023 SS 73
2 Joseph Gabe Sabbagh NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 RHP 72
^ Lakin Greathouse NC Granville Central 2023 RHP 72
3 Kieran Mederos NC Millbrook 2024 C 71

 

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 Harrison Anthony NC Garner Magnet 2024 OF 74
^ Aden Kruse NC Heritage 2023 3B 74
2 Ryan Schmitz NC Leesville Road 2024 OF 70
3 Kain McCargo NC East Wake 2024 OF 66
^ Dillon McDaniel NC Wakefield 2024 3B 66
^ Joseph Gabe Sabbagh NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 RHP 66

 

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 Kieran Mederos NC Millbrook 2024 C 2.19-2.50
2 Joshua Taglis NC Leesville 2024 C 2.29-2.44

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Kieran Mederos NC Millbrook 2024 C 71
2 Joshua Taglis NC Leesville 2024 C 67

 

TrackMan Info - Pitcher Bullpens

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 VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Harrison Anthony NC Garner Magnet 2024 OF 76.4 mph
2 Lakin Greathouse NC Granville Central 2023 RHP 75.9 mph
3 Charlie Stacey NC Raleigh Charter 2024 RHP 74.6 mph

 

MAX FASTBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Joseph Gabe Sabbagh NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 RHP 2205 rpm
2 Harrison Anthony NC Garner Magnet 2024 OF 2030 rpm
3 Lakin Greathouse NC Granville Central 2023 RHP 1987 rpm

 

MAX CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Joseph Gabe Sabbagh NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 RHP 2205 rpm
2 Harrison Anthony NC Garner Magnet 2024 OF 2030 rpm
3 Lakin Greathouse NC Granville Central 2023 RHP 1987 rpm