Statistical Analysis: TPA Scout Day (2)


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Tuesday July 6th PBR of North Carolina was on hand at Ting Stadium for the Team Carolina and Future Games Trials which ran in conjunction with the TPA Nationals organizational Scout Day. Players from the 2022-2025 classes took part in the workouts. 

The day started with catchers going through their defensive evaluations. Pitchers followed throwing bullpens of 15-20 pitches with Trackman gathering ball flight information. Position players started their workout by running a laser timed 60, followed by BP on the field with Trackman recording ball flight data. Infielders and outfielders finished the day by going through their defensive workout. 

Below we take our first look at some of the numbers posted by players who participated in the TPA Nationals Scout Day. 

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By the Numbers

  • 17 total players
  • 6.89 was the top 60 time
  • 5 players ran a 7.32 or better on the lasers
  • 3 Infield arms reached 75 mph or higher
  • 4 Outfield arms peaked at 81 mph or better
  • 3 pop times were recorded at 2.09 or better
  • 7 Hitters had exit velocities of 85 mph or higher
  • 83 mph was the top fastball
  • 2227 was the top fastball spin
  • 2257 was the top curveball spin

 

Statistical Breakdown

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash to start their day. The 60 was ran on an artificial surface. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Theo Gooch NC Green Level 2024 OF 6.89
2 Dylan Davis NC Middle Creek 2024 OF 7.00
3 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 7.03
4 Brendan Patience NC Apex Friendship 2024 OF 7.09
5 Luke Smith NC Northwood 2024 C 7.32

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 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 94.4 mph
2 Jackson Kosnar NC Broughton 2023 C 88.8 mph
3 Dylan Davis NC Middle Creek 2024 OF 88.0 mph
4 Theo Gooch NC Green Level 2024 OF 87.5 mph
5 Cole Bowie NC Holly Springs 2024 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 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 341 ft
2 Daniel Morgan NC Clayton 2023 RHP 318 ft
3 Theo Gooch NC Green Level 2024 OF 316 ft
4 Dylan Davis NC Middle Creek 2024 OF 300 ft
5 Brendan Patience NC Apex Friendship 2024 OF 298 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 Jackson Kosnar NC Broughton 2023 C 76
2 Samuel Bertram NC Broughton 2024 C 75
^ Ash Doyen NC Apex Friendship 2024 C 75
3 Jentz Steiner NC Apex Friendship 2024 3B 74
^ Jack Stewart NC Broughton 2023 SS 74
^ Brendan Patience NC Apex Friendship 2024 OF 74
4 Mason Hughes NC Cape Fear 2024 SS 73
5 Davis Best NC Broughton 2024 RHP 71
^ Cole Bowie NC Holly Springs 2024 RHP 71

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 Daniel Morgan NC Clayton 2023 RHP 85
^ Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 85
2 Luke Smith NC Northwood 2024 C 81
^ Dylan Davis NC Middle Creek 2024 OF 81
3 Carter Zamora NC Green Level 2024 RHP 78
4 Brendan Patience NC Apex Friendship 2024 OF 74
5 Theo Gooch NC Green Level 2024 OF 71

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 Ash Doyen NC Apex Friendship 2024 C 2.02-2.13
2 Jackson Kosnar NC Broughton 2023 C 2.09-2.22
^ Luke Smith NC Northwood 2024 C 2.09-2.22
3 Samuel Bertram NC Broughton 2024 C 2.23-2.25

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Ash Doyen NC Apex Friendship 2024 C 72
^ Jackson Kosnar NC Broughton 2023 C 72
^ Luke Smith NC Northwood 2024 C 72
2 Samuel Bertram NC Broughton 2024 C 70

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 Daniel Morgan NC Clayton 2023 RHP 83.0 mph
2 Jack Litt NC Apex Friendship 2023 3B 82.5 mph
3 Cole Bowie NC Holly Springs 2024 RHP 79.9 mph
4 Carter Zamora NC Green Level 2024 RHP 78.1 mph
5 Sunil Lindsay NC Cary Academy 2024 RHP 78.1 mph

Max Fastball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Ash Doyen NC Apex Friendship 2024 C 2229 rpm
2 Jack Litt NC Apex Friendship 2023 3B 2130 rpm
3 Sunil Lindsay NC Cary Academy 2024 RHP 2101 rpm
4 Carter Zamora NC Green Level 2024 RHP 2024 rpm
5 Cole Bowie NC Holly Springs 2024 RHP 2007 rpm

Max Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Daniel Morgan NC Clayton 2023 RHP 2257 rpm
2 Jack Litt NC Apex Friendship 2023 3B 2156 rpm
3 Jentz Steiner NC Apex Friendship 2024 3B 2147 rpm
4 Cole Bowie NC Holly Springs 2024 RHP 2112 rpm
5 Sunil Lindsay NC Cary Academy 2024 RHP 2073 rpm