Statistical Analysis: Greensboro Prospect ID

Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

On Saturday October 27th, Prep Baseball Report ran an open prospect ID at North Carolina A&T’s War Memorial Stadium in Greensboro, NC.  The field was in excellent shape considering the remnants of Hurricane Michael, that made landfall near Texas, from the Gulf, tracked through the Triad area on Friday, dumping over 12 hours of rain.  The Aggie staff and players had the field ready to go for the workout, allowing close to twenty players from across North Carolina workout, update their statistics and video, and receive an evaluation from PBR’s trusted scouting staff.

The laser timed 60 may have been the only aspect of the day affected by all of the rain from the day prior, run on a slightly soft track.  Position players continued their day after the sixty, with an extensive offensive and defensive workout.  PBR Scouts were able to assemble evaluations and updated statistics on each player in attendance. 

Pitchers concluded the day, throwing a controlled bullpen.  Velocity was taken on each pitch and PBR scouts were able to asses a current and future projection on each arm.

Today we dive into some of the top numbers from the event, combing through each of the statistical categories players are able to update at a PBR event.

By The Numbers:
+ 19 players took part in the Greensboro Prospect ID
+ 10 worked out on the mound with 4 of those as pitcher only’s
+ 91 mph was the top fastball on the day
+ 80 mph was the median fastball for the workout
+ 4 catchers recorded pop times with the top time at 1.93.  Every catcher was below 2.15 at some point
+ 90 mph was the top Exit Velocity with 82 mph as the median exit recorded.
+ 85 mph from the OF by Brendan Bagwell was the top positional velocity

CLICK HERE to view the complete roster and statistics for every player from the Greensboro Prospect ID

Statistical Analysis

60 Yard Dash

Times were down across the board after the surface handled a ton of rain the prior day.  The ground was soft, but not wet or squishy.  On a best guess, most times were affected by .10 or .20 seconds, when compared to some previous times recorded on some of the players in attendance.

Name School Position Year 60 Yard Time
Ethan Watson Hibriten OF 2020 7.07
Fabian Avila White Oak SS 2019 7.39
Luke Johnson Southwest Guilford C 2021 7.42


Infield Velocity

Infielders worked out from the shortstop throwing across to first base.  Arm velocities were measured on each throw, while PBR Scouts also assessed carry on each throw. 

Name School Position Year INF Velocity
Fabian Avila White Oak SS 2019 79
Dylan Koontz Community School of Davidson 3B 2021 78
RJ Sales Pinecrest SS 2021 78


OF Velocity

Outfielders worked out from right field, throwing to the plate.  Carry and accuracy were assessed along with the velocity on each throw.  Brendan Bagwell (C/OF, South Mecklenburg HS, 2020) led all players in attendance with a positional velocity of 85 mph from the outfield.

Name School Position Year OF Velocity
Brendan Bagwell South Mecklenburg C/OF 2020 85
Ethan Watson Hibriten OF 2020 82
Jack Mullane Reagan SS/OF 2021 80


Catcher Pop Times

All four catchers in attendance flashed at least one pop time of 2.10 or better.  Along with the pop time, a positional velocity was read on each throw, with the catchers working out of their receiving base.  Bagwell, who led the outfielders positional velocity, also led the catchers with a peak positional velocity of 80 mph from the crouch.

Name School Position Year C Velo C Pop Time
Brendan Bagwell South Meckenburg C 2020 80 1.93
Ethan Martin Northwest Guilford C 2020 74 2.00
Luke Johnson Southwest Guilford C 2021 71 2.00
Hank Dodson Northern Guilford C 2020 71 2.10


Exit Velocity

Each offensive player was able to spend time in the batting cage area prior to hitting live on the field.  While getting loose, hitters were able to record their exit velocity off of a tee.  Several players showed strength with Hank Dodson (C, Northern Guilford HS, 2020) breaking the 90 mph barrier.

Name School Position Year Exit Velocity
Hank Dodson Northern Guilford C 2020 90
Hogan Stallings Wake Forest 1B 2020 89
Brendan Bagwell South Mecklenburg C 2020 89
Trevor Faulkner Reagan SS 2020 88
Jack Mullane Reagan SS 2021 86


Fastball Velocity

Uncommitted 2019 Brett Banks (RHP, Garner Magnet HS) created a lot of buzz sitting 88-91 throughout his bullpen with feel for a slider and change-up.  The big righty throws a heavy fastball that led all pitchers in attendance with a top velocity of 91 mph. 

Name School Position Year Exit Velocity
Brett Banks Garner Magnet RHP 2019 91
Brendan Bagwell South Mecklenburg C/RHP 2020 83
Dylan Koontz Community School of Davidson INF/RHP 2021 83