Statistical Analysis: SBA Fall Workout


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR was on hand for the SBA workout at Noel Williams Park in Monroe, NC on December 5th. Sixty-six players went through the pro-style workout with different measurements being recorded. 

The day started with pitchers throwing bullpens, followed by position players running the 60-yard sprint, getting exit velocities recorded during cage front toss, on field batting practice, and players getting their arm velocities tested from right field and the shortstop position. It was a cool and breezy fall afternoon with damp field conditions from heavy rain the night before. Even with the conditions there were still some solid numbers posted throughout the workout. 

Click Here to see the full roster and statistical breakdown of the SBA Workout. 

By the Numbers

  • 66 total players participated in the workout
  • Players featured are from the 2021-2024 grad classes
  • 21 players ran a 7.30 or better in the sixty
  • 7 OF arms were recorded at 80 mph or better
  • 12 IF arms topped at 80 mph or higher across the diamond
  • 6 catcher pop times at 2.23 or better
  • 4 catcher arms reached 74 mph or higher to second base
  • 22 players posted exit velocities at 85 mph or better
  • 9 pitchers threw fastballs recorded at 80 mph or higher

 

Statistical Leaders

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a 60 yard dash timed by a hand held stop watch. The surface was wet from rain the night before but 21 players were able to run 7.30 or better. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Luke Holland NC Hough 2022 OF 6.81
2 Trey Hager NC Hickory Grove Christian 2022 OF 6.87
3 Nick Coggins NC Southlake Christian 2024 OF 6.88
4 Camp O'Connell NC Weddington 2022 1B 7.00
^ Kylan Odean NC Charlotte Catholic 2024 CF 7.00
5 Brooks Tarnowski NC Mallard Creek 2023 OF 7.07
6 Jordan Rowell NC Hickory Grove Christian 2022 SS 7.10
7 Matthew Makowski NC Lake Norman Charter 2023 7.12
^ Bryce Gugino NC Lake Norman Charter 2023 2B 7.12
8 Matthew Gross SC Marvin Ridge 2023 3B 7.17
9 Nate Fuerstman NC Ardrey Kell 2022 RHP 7.18
10 Jayden Singleton NC Myers Park 2022 OF 7.19

 

Top Exit Velocity- Front Toss

For a long time, exit velocity was measured at pro-style workout events with players hitting off of a tee and a radar gun recording the top exit velocities off of the bat.  This stat has become outdated, but it is fun to see how this number can still correlate to the power projection of a player.  With more reps, a player's average exit velocity off of a tee can give coaches a feel for consistent barrel feel and strength.  Below are the top exit velocity numbers off of the tee, at each scout day.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Kameron Miller NC Hickory Grove Christian 2023 1B 93
2 Aidan McAllister NC Cedar Ridge 2022 3B 92
^ James Mahoney MA Austin Prep 2022 3B 92
3 Luke Holland NC Hough 2022 OF 90
4 Jayden Singleton NC Myers Park 2022 OF 89
^ Jack McGowan NC Cox Mill 2022 1B 89
5 Camp O'Connell NC Weddington 2022 1B 88
^ Jack Ryan Edens NC Lake Norman Charter 2024 1B 88
^ Owen Anderson NC Myers Park 2022 SS 88
6 Tanner McCammon NC Charlotte Christian 2023 SS 87
^ Brady Swadley NC Lincoln Charter 2023 C 87
^ Tyler Sparrer VA Pro 5 Academy VA 2022 C 87
^ ZACK FRANCIS NC Independence 2023 RHP 87
7 Conner Barozzino NC Hickory Grove Christian 2024 RHP 86
^ Talor Grubbs NC Southeast Guilford 2022 RHP 86
8 Joshua Barham NC Piedmont 2022 C 85
^ Matthew Makowski NC Lake Norman Charter 2023 85
^ Will Brooks NC Metrolina Christian 2024 C 85
^ Trace Sneed NC Porter Ridge 2021 SS 85
^ Nick Coggins NC Southlake Christian 2024 OF 85
^ Dylan Coln NC Mt. Pleasant 2024 3B 85
^ Matthew Gross SC Marvin Ridge 2023 3B 85
9 Jordan Santos SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2022 RHP 84
^ Carson Morton NC West Stanly 2023 RHP 84
^ Kylan Odean NC Charlotte Catholic 2024 CF 84
^ Jake Cannon NC Marvin Ridge 2022 C 84
^ Andrew Sands SC Northwestern 2024 C 84
^ Ian Hart NC Lake Norman Charter 2023 3B 84
10 Blake Hollar NC Hopewell 2022 OF 83
^ Jordan Rowell NC Hickory Grove Christian 2022 SS 83
^ Seth Moon NC SouthLake Christian 2024 C 83
^ Lazaro Santos SC Legion Collegiate 2023 C 83
^ Jordon Hart NC West Stanly 2023 RHP 83
^ Greyson Little NC South Meck 2023 C 83

 

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 Talor Grubbs NC Southeast Guilford 2022 RHP 85
2 Jordan Rowell NC Hickory Grove Christian 2022 SS 84
3 Matthew Gross SC Marvin Ridge 2023 3B 83
^ Carson Morton NC West Stanly 2023 RHP 83
4 Aidan Christmas NC Carmel Christian 2022 2B 81
^ Tanner McCammon NC Charlotte Christian 2023 SS 81
^ Conner Barozzino NC Hickory Grove Christian 2024 RHP 81
^ Ole Swenson NC Butler 2022 RHP 81
^ Trace Sneed NC Porter Ridge 2021 SS 81
5 Jason Johnson NC Gaston Day 2023 RHP 80
^ Jordan Santos SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2022 RHP 80
^ Charlie Warnke NC Olympic 2023 2B 80

 

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 Nick Coggins NC Southlake Christian 2024 OF 86
2 Jordan Rowell NC Hickory Grove Christian 2022 SS 85
^ Luke Holland NC Hough 2022 OF 85
3 Aidan Christmas NC Carmel Christian 2022 2B 83
4 Aidan McAllister NC Cedar Ridge 2022 3B 81
^ Jayden Singleton NC Myers Park 2022 OF 81
5 Camp O'Connell NC Weddington 2022 1B 80

 

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 Lazaro Santos SC Legion Collegiate 2023 C 2.07-2.11
2 Seth Moon NC SouthLake Christian 2024 C 2.14-2.16
3 Greyson Little NC South Meck 2023 C 2.21-2.28
4 Jake Cannon NC Marvin Ridge 2022 C 2.23-2.33
5 Will Brooks NC Metrolina Christian 2024 C 2.23-2.35

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Seth Moon NC SouthLake Christian 2024 C 75
^ Will Brooks NC Metrolina Christian 2024 C 75
2 Lazaro Santos SC Legion Collegiate 2023 C 74
^ Jordan Santos SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2022 RHP 74
3 Tyler Asbury NC Metrolina Christian 2024 C 73
^ Joshua Barham NC Piedmont 2022 C 73
4 Jake Cannon NC Marvin Ridge 2022 C 72
^ Tyler Sparrer VA Pro 5 Academy VA 2022 C 72
5 Greyson Little NC South Meck 2023 C 69

 

Pitcher Bullpens-Max Fastball Velocity

Pitchers threw a 12-pitch bullpen on the game mound after warming up in the bullpen. They were able to showcase their full arsenal of pitches with velocities being recorded. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Talor Grubbs NC Southeast Guilford 2022 RHP 86 mph
2 Chad Harvey NC Mooresville 2022 RHP 85 mph
^ Carson Morton NC West Stanly 2023 RHP 85 mph
3 Jordan Santos SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2022 RHP 84 mph
4 James Salicco NC Cuthbertson 2022 RHP 83 mph
5 Conner Barozzino NC Hickory Grove Christian 2024 RHP 82 mph