Statistical Analysis: TPA Open ID
August 13, 2021
PBR was at Jim Perry Stadium on the campus of Campbell University on Sunday August 8th. Players from the 2022-2025 grad classes were hand to run through the workout for The Performance Academy. PBR organized the day and helped collect numbers during the workout.
The day started with catchers going through their defensive evaluations making throws to second base with radar guns and stopwatches being used to gather information. Pitchers followed by throwing bullpens. After bullpens position players went through several offensive stations including live BP on the field and a laser timed 60.
Below we take a look at some of the numbers gathered throughout the workout. CLICK HERE to see the full roster and statistics from the event.
By the Numbers
- 109 players participated in the workout
- 9 players ran a 7.00 or better on the lasers
- 5 infield arms topped at 80 mph or higher
- 7 outfield arms reached 80 mph or better
- 4 catchers had arm velocities of 70 mph or higher to second base
- 4 pop times were recorded at 2.22 or lower
- 9 fastballs peaked at 80 mph or higher
THE 60 YARD DASH
Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash at the outset of the day. The 60 was run on an artificial surface.
|1||Blake Crawford||NC||North Lenoir||2024||OF||6.59|
|3||Luke Smith||NC||Grace Christian||2024||C||6.89|
|4||Tommy Williams III||NC||Wake County Homeschool||2024||OF||7.00|
|^||Dylan Davis||NC||Middle Creek||2024||OF||7.00|
|5||Jackson Hood||NC||West Johnston||2025||SS||7.01|
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.
|1||Drake Della Ratta||NC||Holly Springs||2024||SS||80|
|2||Tate Jones||NC||Walter M Williams||2024||RHP||77|
|^||Brayden Harrison||NC||Home School||2024||SS||77|
|3||Nathan Bunch||NC||Athens Drive Magnet||2024||1B||76|
|4||Troy Daniels||NC||Athens Drive||2024||3B||75|
|^||Barrett Lowe||NC||Apex Friendship||2024||2B||75|
|5||Luke Smith||NC||Grace Christian||2024||C||74|
|^||Mason Hughes||NC||Cape Fear High||2024||SS||74|
|^||Kyler Pena||NC||Home School||2024||3B||74|
|^||Tommy Williams III||NC||Wake County Homeschool||2024||OF||74|
|^||Adam Safarikas||NC||Green Hope||2024||C||74|
|^||Jentz Steiner||NC||Apex Friendship||2024||3B||74|
POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS
Outfielders worked out from deep center field making throws across the outfield. Throws were measured by a radar gun to gauge arm strength.
|1||Blake Crawford||NC||North Lenoir||2024||OF||86|
|3||Parker Jones||NC||Leesville Road||2024||RHP||80|
|^||Simon Martone||NC||Apex Friendship||2024||RHP||80|
|4||Tommy Williams III||NC||Wake County Homeschool||2024||OF||79|
|5||Luke Smith||NC||Grace Christian||2024||C||78|
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.
Pitchers threw in a controlled bullpen. Each arm threw 15-20 pitches, showcasing their complete arsenal. Velocity was tracked using Stalker Radar Guns. Below are the top fastballs from the bullpens