Statistical Analysis: Team Elite Scout Day


Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR NC

Prep Baseball Report was at Heritage HS in Wake Forest, NC to host the PBR Scout Day with Team Elite.  Forty-two players ran through the workout.  Position players ran a laser timed 60, followed by an offensive and defensive evaluation.  Pitchers threw controlled bullpens.

PBR scouts were on hand to collect and verify stats as well as capture video on each player.  In the coming week we will dive into the players and numbers posted at the PBR Scout Day.  Today we open up the look into the Team Elite Scout Day with the statistics posted at Heritage HS.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster from the day, along with stats and news from the Team Elite Scout Day.

By The Numbers:

  • 42 total players took part in the scout day
  • 35 players ran the laser timed 60 with a 7.43 median 60 time
  • 36 players went through the offensive workout
  • 84 mph was the median exit velocity off a tee in the offensive testing
  • 14 players posted an exit velocity of 86 mph or higher with 5 above 90 mph
  • 4 Catchers posted an arm velocity of 75 mph or better out of the crouch
  • 6 Catchers flashed at least 1 pop time under 2.10
  • 7 arms worked at 80 mph or better in their bullpens

 

Team Elite Stats

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash at the outset of the day.  The 60 was run on the grass surface.  The surface played true throughout the course of the 60 yards.  The median run time for the event came in at 7.43.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Branton Jernigan NC Eugene Ashley 2022 SS 6.89
2 Jay Stanicek NC Wakefield 2021 2B 6.96
3 Parker Cato NC Heritage 2024 OF 6.99
4 James Friend NC Wake Forest 2021 OF 7.03
5 Gavin Johnson NC Wayne Country Day 2023 OF 7.13
6 Karson Knox NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 C 7.15
7 Braylon Journee NC Lake Norman Charter 2023 OF 7.25
^ Dean Williams NC East Wake Academy 2023 SS 7.25
^ Jaxon Masterson NC Sanderson 2021 SS 7.25
8 Joey Chitla NC North Raleigh Christian 2024 SS 7.26
9 John Lucas Alarcon NC Wakefield 2024 OF 7.30
10 Charlie Everhard NC Ravenscroft 2021 OF 7.32

 

EXIT VELOCITY (OFF A TEE)

Hitters worked through offensive testing including an exit velocity station.  The exit velocity station recorded a static exit velocity with hitters working off of a tee and a radar gun giving feedback.  Below are the top exit velocities from the workout.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Fisher Canaday NC Wake Forest 2023 1B 95
2 Charlie Everhard NC Ravenscroft 2021 OF 94
3 Jabin Zimmerman NC Garner 2022 1B 92
4 Sam Schaeffer NC Durham Academy 2023 1B 91
5 Noah Kent NC Holly Springs 2022 C 90
6 James Friend NC Wake Forest 2021 OF 89
7 Aidan McAllister NC Cedar Ridge 2022 3B 88
^ Karson Knox NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 C 88
^ Kade Abrisz VA Menchville 2021 C 88
^ Jacob Smith NC Lincoln Charter 2024 3B 88
8 Branton Jernigan NC Eugene Ashley 2022 SS 86
^ Jaxon Masterson NC Sanderson 2021 SS 86
^ Sam Lawson NC Sanderson 2023 RHP 86
^ Brighton Berthrong NC West Stokes 2022 C 86
9 James Masterson NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 3B 85
^ Nash Rice NC Pro 5 Academy 2024 LHP 85
^ Nevin Norville NC Wake Forest 2021 3B 85
10 Mason Fortune NC Millbrook 2024 3B 83

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders were able to workout at shorstop 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 the day.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Kade Abrisz VA Menchville 2021 C 88
2 Jaxon Masterson NC Sanderson 2021 SS 83
3 Nash Rice NC Pro 5 Academy 2024 LHP 80
^ Holden Cooper NC Wakefield 2024 C 80
^ Nevin Norville NC Wake Forest 2021 3B 80
4 Dean Williams NC East Wake Academy 2023 SS 79
^ Aidan McAllister NC Cedar Ridge 2022 3B 79
5 Charlie Everhard NC Ravenscroft 2021 OF 78

 

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 James Friend NC Wake Forest 2021 OF 86
2 Karson Knox NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 C 84
3 Parker Cato NC Heritage 2024 OF 77
^ Braylon Journee NC Lake Norman Charter 2023 OF 77
^ Jake Phan NC Wake Forest 2023 1B 77
4 Gavin Johnson NC Wayne Country Day 2023 OF 76
5 John Lucas Alarcon NC Wakefield 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 C Velo
1 Kade Abrisz VA Menchville 2021 C 81
2 Karson Knox NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 C 77
3 Brighton Berthrong NC West Stokes 2022 C 76
4 Holden Cooper NC Wakefield 2024 C 75
^ Luke Yoon NC Ravenscroft 2023 C 75
5 Branton Jernigan NC Eugene Ashley 2022 SS 74

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Kade Abrisz VA Menchville 2021 C 2.01-2.07
2 Brighton Berthrong NC West Stokes 2022 C 2.01-2.12
3 Branton Jernigan NC Eugene Ashley 2022 SS 2.01-2.26
4 Karson Knox NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 C 2.04-2.19
5 Noah Kent NC Holly Springs 2022 C 2.07-2.15

 

MAX FASTBALL

Pitchers threw in controlled scrimmage fashion, facing live hitters.  Each arm threw 15-20 pitches, showcasing their complete arsenal.  Velocity and spin rate infomration was gathered off of the Stalker Pro SII.  Below are the top fastballs from the Scout Day.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Nash Rice NC Pro 5 Academy 2024 LHP 83 mph
^ Jacob Williams NC Wakefield 2021 RHP 83 mph
2 Sam Lawson NC Sanderson 2023 RHP 82 mph
3 Dawson Neal NC West Stokes 2021 LHP 81 mph
^ Jacob Smith NC Lincoln Charter 2024 3B 81 mph
4 Karson Knox NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 C 80 mph
^ Fisher Canaday NC Wake Forest 2023 1B 80 mph
5 Cooper Cavanaugh NC Topsail 2023 LHP 79 mph