Statistical Analysis: TPA Open ID


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

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

Statistical Analysis

 

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.  

2022 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Ethan Clinkscales NC Panther Creek 2022 OF 6.73
2 Lorenzo Miller NC Durham Hillside 2022 OF 7.36
3 Davis Williams NC JD Clement 2022 LHP 7.41
4 Lucas Valverde NC Athens Drive Magnet 2022 OF 7.42
5 Bryson Griffin NC N/A 2022 7.53

2023 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Nathan Davis NC Northwood 2023 OF 6.71
2 Brian Hanson NC Holly Springs 2023 OF 6.83
3 Aaron Bryant NC Apex 2023 OF 6.96
4 Joseph Fahey NC Holly Springs 2023 2B 7.04
5 Jack Litt NC Apex Friendship 2023 3B 7.07

2024-2025 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Blake Crawford NC North Lenoir 2024 OF 6.59
2 Ray Filardi NC Broughton 2024 OF 6.82
3 Luke Smith NC Northwood 2024 C 6.89
4 Dylan Davis NC Middle Creek 2024 OF 7.00
^ Tommy Williams III NC Williams Academy 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.

2022 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Randal Bigelow NC Hillside 2022 C 66
2 Nicholas Goldberg NC Green Hope 2022 3B 60

2023 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Landon O'Dell NC Northern Durham 2023 RHP 85
2 Jack Litt NC Apex Friendship 2023 3B 83
3 Camden Kisner NC Holly Springs 2023 RHP 81
4 Joseph Fahey NC Holly Springs 2023 2B 76
5 Keoni Valero NC Holly Springs 2023 RHP 75
^ Nick Maisto NC Apex 2023 2B 75

2024-2025 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
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 Northwood 2024 C 74
^ Mason Hughes NC Cape Fear 2024 SS 74
^ Kyler Pena NC Home School 2024 3B 74
^ Tommy Williams III NC Williams Academy 2024 OF 74
^ Adam Safarikas NC Green Hope 2024 C 74
^ Jentz Steiner NC Apex Friendship 2024 3B 74
^ Will Eichler NC Ravenscroft 2025 RHP 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.  

2022 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Lucas Valverde NC Athens Drive Magnet 2022 OF 82
2 Bryson Griffin NC N/A 2022 76
3 Lorenzo Miller NC Durham Hillside 2022 OF 75
4 Davis Williams NC JD Clement 2022 LHP 69

2023 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 83
2 Aaron Bryant NC Apex 2023 OF 80
3 Mason Fennell NC Holly Springs 2023 3B 79
4 Nathan Davis NC Northwood 2023 OF 77
5 Brian Hanson NC Holly Springs 2023 OF 76

2024-2025 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Blake Crawford NC North Lenoir 2024 OF 86
2 Will Newton NC Apex 2024 OF 83
3 Parker Jones NC Leesville Road 2024 RHP 80
^ Simon Martone NC Apex Friendship 2024 RHP 80
4 Tommy Williams III NC Williams Academy 2024 OF 79
^ Andrew Davis NC Jordan 2024 OF 79
5 Luke Smith NC Northwood 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.

2022 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Randal Bigelow NC Hillside 2022 C 64

2023 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Lukas Stanton NC Leesville 2023 C 66

2024-2025 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Samuel Bertram NC Broughton 2024 C 72
2 Adam Safarikas NC Green Hope 2024 C 71
3 Luke Smith NC Northwood 2024 C 70
^ Gib Wirt NC The Burlington School 2025 C 70

2022 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Randal Bigelow NC Hillside 2022 C 2.36-2.56

2023 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Lukas Stanton NC Leesville 2023 C 2.36-2.54

2024-2025 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Vincent Lee NC Green Level 2025 C 2.13-2.37
2 Luke Smith NC Northwood 2024 C 2.14-2.21
3 Michael Wright NC Kerr Vance Academy 2025 C 2.18-2.25

MAX FASTBALL

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

2022 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Ethan Clinkscales NC Panther Creek 2022 OF 80 mph
^ Lucas Valverde NC Athens Drive Magnet 2022 OF 80 mph
2 Benjamin Futo NC Apex Friendship 2022 RHP 79 mph
3 Andy Fahringer NC Holly Springs 2022 RHP 76 mph

2023 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Connor Marshburn NC Panther Creek 2023 RHP 85 mph
2 Landon O'Dell NC Northern Durham 2023 RHP 84 mph
3 Jack Litt NC Apex Friendship 2023 3B 81 mph

2024-2025 Grads

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Parker Jones NC Leesville Road 2024 RHP 83 mph
2 Kyler Pena NC Home School 2024 3B 81 mph
^ Simon Martone NC Apex Friendship 2024 RHP 81 mph
3 CJ Whitaker NC Johnston County Virtual Academy 2025 C 80 mph