Statistical Analysis: Tomberlin Baseball Academy


Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR NC

PBR scouts were on hand at Noel Williams Park in Monroe, NC on Thursday September 24th to run a full scout day for the Tomberlin Baseball Academy.  The Tomberlin organization makes their home out of Noel Williams with a beautiful playing surface near an indoor facility, allowing a space for players to develop throughout the year.

At the PBR Scout Day, Tomberlin players went through a full pro-style workout, allowing PBR scouts to collect statistics, notes, evaluation information, and video on each player participating.  The day began with a laser timed 60 yard dash followed by a full offensive workout and a defensive skills workout at each player's primary position.  Pitchers finished the day, throwing a controlled bullpen.  For the offensive evaluations and the bullpens, TrackMan was utilized to collect ball flight data out of the hand and off the bat.

We begin our full assessment of the Tomberlin Scout Day with a look at the statistical information produced throughout the workout.  More information will come out in the coming days and weeks as the videos publish and all of the advanced analytics information is available.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and stats from the Scout Day.

 

Tomberlin Baseball Academy

 

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 7.57.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Jackson Deal NC South Rowan 2021 OF 6.99
^ Neil Griffin NC Metrolina Christian 2024 SS 6.99
2 Fabian Walker NC Piedmont 2022 OF 7.01
3 Garrett Lawrence NC Independence 2023 3B 7.04
4 Justin Ripoll NC Porter Ridge High 2023 OF 7.17
5 Ty Hubbard NC South Rowan 2022 SS 7.18
6 Blake Efird NC Porter Ridge 2021 RHP 7.27
7 Brendan Fulcher NC Central Cabarrus 2024 C 7.30
8 Tyler Spicer NC Independence 2022 RHP 7.31
9 Bryson Wright NC Mount Pleasant 2023 RHP 7.36
10 Mason Mutschler NC Metrolina Christian 2022 OF 7.42

 

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.  TrackMan captured exit velocity during the live BP and that information will be shared in the coming days.  Below are the top exit velocities from the tee, during the workout.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Lane Jordan NC Piedmont 2021 3B 92
2 Luke Smihal NC Porter Ridge 2022 RHP 91
3 Blake Efird NC Porter Ridge 2021 RHP 90
4 Jackson Deal NC South Rowan 2021 OF 89
5 Garrett Lawrence NC Independence 2023 3B 86
^ Fabian Walker NC Piedmont 2022 OF 86
6 Neil Griffin NC Metrolina Christian 2024 SS 85
7 Luke Jordan NC Piedmont 2023 3B 84
^ Joshua Barham NC Piedmont 2022 C 84
8 Jacob Ritchie NC South Rowan 2022 C 83
9 Bryson Wright NC Mount Pleasant 2023 RHP 81
10 Nathanael Volk NC Piedmont 2022 RHP 80
^ Brendan Fulcher NC Central Cabarrus 2024 C 80

 

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 Luke Jordan NC Piedmont 2023 3B 76
2 Nathanael Volk NC Piedmont 2022 RHP 74
3 Luke Smihal NC Porter Ridge 2022 RHP 73
4 Neil Griffin NC Metrolina Christian 2024 SS 72
^ Ty Hubbard NC South Rowan 2022 SS 72
5 Tyler Spicer NC Independence 2022 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 Jackson Deal NC South Rowan 2021 OF 81
2 Mason Mutschler NC Metrolina Christian 2022 OF 76
3 Justin Ripoll NC Porter Ridge High 2023 OF 75
^ Fabian Walker NC Piedmont 2022 OF 75

 

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 Brendan Fulcher NC Central Cabarrus 2024 C 2.03-2.19
2 Joshua Barham NC Piedmont 2022 C 2.11-2.20
3 Jacob Ritchie NC South Rowan 2022 C 2.11-2.30

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Brendan Fulcher NC Central Cabarrus 2024 C 74
2 Joshua Barham NC Piedmont 2022 C 72
3 Kyle Linker NC Hickory Ridge 2023 C 70

 

MAX FASTBALL

Pitchers threw in a controlled bullpen.  Each arm threw 15-20 pitches, showcasing their complete arsenal.  Velocity and spin rate information was gathered off of the TrackMan and Stalker Pro SII.  TrackMan analytics are the official analytics and the velocities below were captured by TrackMan.  Below are the top fastballs from the Scout Day.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Blake Efird NC Porter Ridge 2021 RHP 85 mph
2 Bryson Wright NC Mount Pleasant 2023 RHP 80 mph
3 Nathanael Volk NC Piedmont 2022 RHP 77 mph
4 Luke Smihal NC Porter Ridge 2022 RHP 76 mph
5 Tyler Spicer NC Independence 2022 RHP 75 mph