Statistical Analysis: Precision Showcase Baseball Scout Day


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

PBR was at South Central High School in Winterville, NC on Saturday March 27th to run a scout day for Precision Showcase Baseball (PSB).  PSB has teams throughout the high school age groups and operates out of the Greenville, NC area.  With over 40 players in attendance, from the organization, the scout day included a 60 yard dash, offensive evaluations, defensive evaluations and controlled bullpens.  TrackMan was used throughout the day to track ball flight off the bat and out of the hand during bullpens.

 

By The Numbers:

  • 44 players from the 2022 - 2026 grad years participated
  • 5 players ran sub-7.25 in the 60
  • 11 arms posted a positional velocity of 75 mph or higher
  • 4 catchers worked out with two below 2.20 on their pop times
  • 5 hitters with an exit velocity of 90 mph or higher
  • 347' was the top distance off the barrel during BP
  • 81 mph was the top fastball on the day
  • 2217 rpm was the top spin rate on a fastball
  • 2462 rpm was the top spin rate on a breaking ball

 

CLICK HERE to see the full list of stats collected, and the roster, at the PBR Scout Day

 

Statistical Leaders

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a hand timed 60 yard dash to start their day. The 60 was ran on a natural surface that probably played a little slow as it was a bit soft from the rain in Eastern NC over the past week. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Drake Adee NC South Central 2022 OF 7.10
2 Nehemiah Drew NC Southeast Raleigh Magnet 2023 OF 7.12
3 Shannon Edwards Jr NC Dudley High School 2023 OF 7.19
4 Zamar Lewis NC East Bladen 2023 1B 7.22
5 Christoffer Hairston Jr NC Riverside 2023 OF 7.25
6 Dylan Waters NC Terra Ceia 2024 SS 7.33
7 Justin Ellison NC Wilson Preparatory 2023 OF 7.37
8 Dalton Marshall NC South Central 2023 RHP 7.43
9 Kalif Dowell NC D.H. Conley 2023 3B 7.44
10 Matthew Lovitt NC Jacksonville 2022 RHP 7.56

 

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 Zamar Lewis NC East Bladen 2023 1B 94.8 mph
2 Shannon Edwards Jr NC Dudley High School 2023 OF 90.6 mph
3 Justin Ellison NC Wilson Preparatory 2023 OF 90.5 mph
4 Owen Bellamy NC Croatan 2022 SS 90.1 mph
5 Drake Adee NC South Central 2022 OF 89.6 mph
6 Austin Odom NC Croatian 2022 1B 89.2 mph
7 Savoi Edwards NC Dudley High School 2024 OF 89.1 mph
8 Christopher Peele NC South Central 2022 OF 87.2 mph
9 Teray Cherry NC JH Rose 2022 3B 86.8 mph
10 Matthew Lovitt NC Jacksonville 2022 RHP 85.9 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.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Zamar Lewis NC East Bladen 2023 1B 347 ft
2 Austin Odom NC Croatian 2022 1B 335 ft
3 Savoi Edwards NC Dudley High School 2024 OF 321 ft
4 Christopher Peele NC South Central 2022 OF 309 ft
5 Owen Bellamy NC Croatan 2022 SS 307 ft
6 Shannon Edwards Jr NC Dudley High School 2023 OF 306 ft
7 Kalif Dowell NC D.H. Conley 2023 3B 302 ft
8 Justin Ellison NC Wilson Preparatory 2023 OF 298 ft
9 Kaden Ferrell NC Wilson Preparatory 2024 1B 298 ft
10 Teray Cherry NC JH Rose 2022 3B 296 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 John Hamill NC Washington 2022 2B 76
2 Teray Cherry NC JH Rose 2022 3B 73
3 DeAndre Sellers NC Wilson Prep 2025 RHP 72
^ Connor Arbegast NC Croatan 2023 1B 72
^ Dylan Waters NC Terra Ceia 2024 SS 72
4 Kaden Ferrell NC Wilson Preparatory 2024 1B 70
5 Conner Ferebee NC Bertie Early College 2024 SS 69

 

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 Christopher Peele NC South Central 2022 OF 86
2 Nehemiah Drew NC Southeast Raleigh Magnet 2023 OF 85
3 Savoi Edwards NC Dudley High School 2024 OF 81
^ Shannon Edwards Jr NC Dudley High School 2023 OF 81
4 Drake Adee NC South Central 2022 OF 80
^ Aaron Holley NC D.H. Conley 2024 RHP 80
^ Matthew Lovitt NC Jacksonville 2022 RHP 80
5 Justin Ellison NC Wilson Preparatory 2023 OF 76
^ Erik Rosas NC North Duplin 2023 RHP 76

 

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 Daniel Paciullo NC South Central 2022 C 2.13-2.19
2 Luke Glisson NC South Central 2022 C 2.18-2.47
3 Austin Duff NC North Duplin 2025 C 2.47-2.65
4 Jackson Ipock NC New Bern 2023 2B 2.94-3.00

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Daniel Paciullo NC South Central 2022 C 74
2 Luke Glisson NC South Central 2022 C 73
3 Austin Duff NC North Duplin 2025 C 63
4 Jackson Ipock NC New Bern 2023 2B 58

 

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 Owen Bellamy NC Croatan 2022 SS 81.2 mph
2 Matthew Lovitt NC Jacksonville 2022 RHP 80.4 mph
3 Aaron Holley NC D.H. Conley 2024 RHP 78.8 mph
4 Erik Rosas NC North Duplin 2023 RHP 78.3 mph
5 Kalif Dowell NC D.H. Conley 2023 3B 76.8 mph

Max Fastball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Aaron Holley NC D.H. Conley 2024 RHP 2217 rpm
2 Owen Bellamy NC Croatan 2022 SS 2179 rpm
3 DeAndre Sellers NC Wilson Prep 2025 RHP 2125 rpm
4 Dylan Waters NC Terra Ceia 2024 SS 2083 rpm
5 Matthew Lovitt NC Jacksonville 2022 RHP 2041 rpm

Max Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Owen Bellamy NC Croatan 2022 SS 2462 rpm
2 Isaiah James NC N/A 2026 OF 2282 rpm
3 Dylan Waters NC Terra Ceia 2024 SS 2193 rpm
4 Matthew Lovitt NC Jacksonville 2022 RHP 2181 rpm
5 Dalton Marshall NC South Central 2023 RHP 2172 rpm