Statistical Analysis: South Charlotte Braves Scout Day


Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR NC

PBR of NC continued its coverage of North Carolina on Tuesday September 1st with a full scout day with the South Charlotte Braves.  The Braves organization is based out of Charlotte, NC.  The workout featured 30 players from the organization taking part in a pro-style workout.

The workout included TrackMan gathering data on hitters and pitchers.  The day started with a laser timed 60.  The surface was a little soft from a heavy down pour the day before, creating times that may be slightly slower than if the players had run on a completely firm track.  Following the 60, players worked offensively, taking multiple rounds of live BP.  Defensively, players worked out from their primary positions for PBR Scouts.  Finally, pitchers threw controlled bullpens with TrackMan gathering all the ball flight data out of the hand.

We begin to break down the PBR Scout Day with a look at some of the statistics produced throughout the workout.

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

By the Numbers:

  • 30 players took part from the South Charlotte Braves organization
  • 6 players ran under a 7.30 in the laser timed 60
  • 2 players ran under a 7.00
  • 7 hitters produced an exit velocity of 90 mph or higher in BP
  • 101mph was the top exit velocity off the bat in BP
  • 2 catchers posted pop times under 2.15
  • 2 arms worked at 83 or better off the mound
  • 3 outfielders were 84mph or better in their positional workout

 

South Charlotte Braves

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash during the positional rotations.  The 60 was run on the grass surface at Warner Park, home of Covenant Day Baseball.  The surface may have been a bit slow due to torrential rain over the previous week.  The start was firm, but there were a couple of areas of the 60 yard course that were just a bit soft.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Will Farrell NC Charlotte Christian 2021 3B 6.91
2 Travis Snell NC Hickory Grove Christian 2021 OF 6.94
3 Trenten Grigley NC Northwest Cabarrus 2022 OF 7.10
4 Luke Barbaryka NC Myers Park 2021 OF 7.14
5 Jaylen Brown NC Independence 2022 SS 7.19

 

EXIT VELOCITY (Live BP)

Hitters worked through offensive testing including taking multiple rounds of live BP.  At the live BP station, TrackMan was able to measure the exit velocity off the bat.  Below are the top Exit Velocities recorded during the Scout Day's live BP.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Landon Howard NC Covenant Day School 2021 3B 101
2 Travis Snell NC Hickory Grove Christian 2021 OF 97
3 Matthew Kenney NC David W. Butler 2021 C 96
^ Mason Diel NC Charlotte Christian 2021 1B 96
4 Carson Gesing NC Independence 2021 RHP 93
^ Will Farrell NC Charlotte Christian 2021 3B 93
5 Jake Hasner NC Myers Park 2021 1B 91
6 Logan Hall NC Myers Park 2021 OF 89
7 Luke Barbaryka NC Myers Park 2021 OF 88
^ Grant Wilson NC Myers Park 2023 RHP 88
8 Max Schmidly NC Myers Park 2023 1B 87
^ Ryan Hawkins NC East Mecklenburg 2023 2B 87
9 Ike Schmidly NC Myers Park 2023 OF 86
10 Thomas Bolt NC Myers Park 2022 1B 85
^ Will Boyce NC Covenant Day School 2023 3B 85
^ Thomas Jones NC Myers Park 2023 OF 85

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders were able to workout at shorstop, on a simulated infield, built to scale, in the outfield, throwing across the infield, or from 1B throwing 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 Landon Howard NC Covenant Day School 2021 3B 81
^ Carson Gesing NC Independence 2021 RHP 81
^ Will Farrell NC Charlotte Christian 2021 3B 81
2 Bo Aluise NC Myers Park 2024 RHP 75
^ Luke McGrath NC Myers Park High 2023 SS 75
3 Andrew Heiser NC Charlotte Catholic 2023 RHP 73
4 Ryan Hawkins NC East Mecklenburg 2023 2B 71
^ Jaylen Brown NC Independence 2022 SS 71
^ Will Boyce NC Covenant Day School 2023 3B 71
5 Jake Hasner NC Myers Park 2021 1B 67
^ Drew Beard NC Charlotte Christian 2024 3B 67
^ Jake Reichert NC Charlotte Catholic 2023 C 67

 

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 Luke Barbaryka NC Myers Park 2021 OF 91
2 Will Farrell NC Charlotte Christian 2021 3B 86
3 Logan Hall NC Myers Park 2021 OF 84
4 Travis Snell NC Hickory Grove Christian 2021 OF 82
5 Trenten Grigley NC Northwest Cabarrus 2022 OF 79

 

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.  PBR Scouts did measure the distance from home to 2B on the simulated INF to make sure the distance was accurate.  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 Matthew Kenney NC David W. Butler 2021 C 2.00-2.19
2 Zach Vigre NC Charlotte Catholic 2023 C 2.11-2.27
3 Thomas Jones NC Myers Park 2023 OF 2.18-2.40

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Thomas Jones NC Myers Park 2023 OF 78
^ Matthew Kenney NC David W. Butler 2021 C 78
^ Jake Reichert NC Charlotte Catholic 2023 C 78
^ Zach Vigre NC Charlotte Catholic 2023 C 78
2 Sam Barber NC Myers Park 2024 C 65
3 Walker Brietz NC East Mecklenburg 2023 C 64

 

MAX FASTBALL

Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen for scouts.  The Stalker Pro SII was giving readings to pitchers and scouts via an LED board throughout the bullpen.  At the same time, TrackMan was running, gathering all ball flight metrics from the time of release to the time the pitch was received.  For all velocity readings the TrackMan is the trusted source used for statistical analysis.

Rank Name State School Class Pos FB
1 Marshall Coley NC Myers Park 2021 RHP 80-85 mph
2 Carson Gesing NC Independence 2021 RHP 81-83 mph
3 Max Schmidly NC Myers Park 2023 1B 79-81 mph
4 Luke McGrath NC Myers Park High 2023 SS 78-80 mph
5 Zach Vigre NC Charlotte Catholic 2023 C 76-79 mph