Statistical Analysis: PBR Scout Day with Arsenal


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR of NC

Wednesday July 22nd saw PBR on site at JP Riddle Stadium to host a Scout Day with Arsenal Baseball.  The organization had close to 50 players in attendance, ranging from 2021 - 2024 graduates.

A PBR Scout Day consists of a full pro-style workout for position players with pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen.  The position players run a laser timed 60 followed by a full offensive workout and defensive workout.  The pitchers controlled bullpen has arms throwing each of their pitches with TrackMan and a radar gun tracking velocity, spin rate, and other metrics. 

CLICK HERE to see the roster and statistics of Arsenal Players that attended the PBR Scout Day.

 

By the Numbers

  • 47 players participated in the PBR Scout Day
  • 43 position players went through the pro-style workout
  • 6.72 was the top laser timed sixty
  • 7 players ran under 7.20
  • 99 mph was the top outfield positional velocity
  • 4 outfielders showed a positional velocity of 85 or higher
  • 6 infield arms were 81 mph or higher across the diamond
  • 10 hitters flashed an exit velocity of 90 mph or higher off the tee
  • 11 hitters were 85 mph or higher with their exit velocity in live BP
  • 2 pitchers touched 91 mph or higher
  • 7 arms worked at 84 mph or better

 

Statistical Leaders

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash at the outset of their workouts.  At each workout, the 60 was run on the outfield's natural grass surface.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Oliver Zohn NC South Garner 2021 SS 6.72
2 Brandon Scheck NC South Garner 2022 LHP 7.01
3 RJ Sales NC Pinecrest 2021 RHP 7.03
4 Jarrett Crabtree NC Grace Christain 2023 OF 7.13
5 Connor Brizendine VA Christiansburg 2021 OF 7.14

 

EXIT VELOCITY (OFF A TEE)

Hitters worked through offensive testing, including a static exit velocity test, working off a tee.  The exit velocity from live BP, gathered by TrackMan will be release soon.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Eli Uhland NC Wake Forest 2021 C 99
2 Kaden Smith NC Western Alamance 2021 1B 95
^ Alex Hatcher NC Scotland 2023 OF 95
^ Aidan Cannaday NC Fuquay-Varina 2021 1B 95
^ Jeremiah McLemore NC Freedom Christian Academy 2023 3B 95
3 Anthony Hausner NC Wake County Homeschool 2021 C 92
4 Daniel Eagen NC Fuquay-Varina 2021 RHP 91
5 Jake Overton NC Home School 2023 3B 90
^ Ethan Wilkins NC Purnell Swett 2021 1B 90
^ RJ Sales NC Pinecrest 2021 RHP 90

 

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 Andrew Schneider NC Fuquay-Varina 2023 SS 83
2 Michael Venditti NC Middle Creek 2022 SS 82
3 Anthony Hausner NC Wake County Homeschool 2021 C 81
^ Nolan Lawrence NC Northern Guilford 2021 3B 81
^ Oliver Zohn NC South Garner 2021 SS 81
^ Pierce Bouwman NC Southern Lee 2023 SS 81
4 Jake Overton NC Home School 2023 3B 80
^ Cooper Clark NC Home School 2023 RHP 80
5 Brandon Crabtree NC Grace Christian 2023 3B 79
^ Gabe Hall NC Wake County Homeschool 2021 2B 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 RJ Sales NC Pinecrest 2021 RHP 99
2 Connor Brizendine VA Christiansburg 2021 OF 89
3 Tanner Hunley NC Middle Creek 2021 OF 86
4 Brandon Scheck NC South Garner 2022 LHP 85
5 Josh Jordan NC Wesleyan Christian 2021 OF 84

 

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 Kaden Smith NC Western Alamance 2021 1B 2.03-2.16
2 Anthony Hausner NC Wake County Homeschool 2021 C 2.09-2.15

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Eli Uhland NC Wake Forest 2021 C 79
2 Kaden Smith NC Western Alamance 2021 1B 77

 

MAX FASTBALL

Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen for scouts at the PBR Scout Day.  TrackMan was used to track and verify all velocity readings. A Stalker Pro SII was also used to flash velocities to an LED board for the player videos, and so the pitcher had some feel for his performance.

Rank Name State School Class Pos FB
1 RJ Sales NC Pinecrest 2021 RHP 89-93 mph
2 Cole Harding NC North Raleigh Christian 2021 RHP 88-91 mph
3 Daniel Eagen NC Fuquay-Varina 2021 RHP 86-89 mph
4 Joseph Taylor NC Apex Friendship 2023 RHP 80-85 mph
5 Joseph Hodges NC Wakefield 2021 RHP 82-84 mph