Statistical Analysis: Triad Prospect ID with Advanced Analytics


Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR NC

PBR was at Forbush High School on Saturday November 21st to host the Triad Prospect ID with Advanced Analytics.  Sixty-two players were involved, running through a full pro-style workout.

The field at Forbush was in immaculate shape, giving the players a good opportunity to show off their skills in the workout setting.  The day started with bullpens and catcher pop times.  As the full roster of position players showed, the pro-style workout began with a laser timed 60, followed by an offensive evaluation and defensive evaluation.  During the live BP, TrackMan was used to track ball flight and provide advanced info on each player.  At the same time, Blast Motion sensors were used to give feedback on each hitters swing path and pre-contact analytics.

During the bullpens, at the outset of the workout, TrackMan was used to track ball flight out of the hand, giving feed back with advanced analytics as well as standard velocity readings.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and full statistical breakdown from the PBR Scout Day.

 

By the Numbers:

  • 62 players took part in the scout day
  • 2021 - 2025 grad years featured on the club
  • 7.74 was the median sixty time on the laser for the event
  • 8 players ran under 7.20 in the sixty
  • 8 OF arms posted a positional velocity of 83 mph or higher
  • 12 catchers threw at least one pop timed under 2.20
  • 11 hitters had an exit velocity off the tee of 88 mph or better
  • 21 hitters had an exit velocity tracked by TrackMan of 90mph, or higher, in live BP
  • 6 hitters showed power with a max distance above 345' in live BP
  • 11 hitters posted a max bat speed of 75mph or higher with Blast Motion
  • 5 pitchers worked above 84 mph
  • 2522rpm was the top spin rate on a FB
  • 4 pitchers had spin rates above 2400rpm on their CB

 

Statistical Leaders

 

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 7.74.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Dallas Allen NC East Mecklenburg 2021 OF 6.83
2 Patrick Showers NC West Forsyth 2022 2B 6.85
3 Victor Wilburn NC Watauga 2021 OF 6.90
4 Nicolas Herrera NC Cary 2021 C 7.05
5 Dakota Mills NC Surry Central 2022 SS 7.10
^ Caleb Cockerham NC West Forsyth 2021 OF 7.10
6 Alex Naylor NC North Davidson 2023 OF 7.16
7 Jacob Dilley NC Watauga 2023 OF 7.18
8 Bryson Chandler NC West Forsyth 2022 OF 7.21
9 Jayden Singleton NC Myers Park 2022 OF 7.22
^ Beau Callahan NC Elkin 2023 LHP 7.22
^ Jake Kernodle NC Charlotte Catholic 2023 3B 7.22
10 Danny Staley NC Walkertown 2022 1B 7.23
11 Nick Bresson NC Ronald Reagan 2023 OF 7.27
12 Boone Herman NC Hickory 2023 3B 7.28
13 Tristan Salinas NC Watauga 2023 SS 7.33
^ Josh Jordan NC Wesleyan Christian 2021 OF 7.33
14 Ian Martin VA Magna Vista 2023 C 7.34
15 Tristen Odham NC Eugene Ashley 2022 OF 7.35
^ Dominic Mickle NC West Stokes 2023 OF 7.35
^ Tyson Merritt NC West Forsyth 2023 C 7.35

 

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 tee.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Danny Staley NC Walkertown 2022 1B 94
2 Boone Herman NC Hickory 2023 3B 91
^ Joshua Lail NC Olympic 2021 3B 91
3 Trevor Hilburn NC Union Pines 2022 OF 90
^ Jacob Trivette NC Caldwell Academy 2023 C 90
^ Victor Wilburn NC Watauga 2021 OF 90
^ Nicolas Herrera NC Cary 2021 C 90
^ Tristan Salinas NC Watauga 2023 SS 90
4 Cam Wall NC West Forsyth 2022 LHP 89
5 Jacob Dilley NC Watauga 2023 OF 88
^ Bryson Chandler NC West Forsyth 2022 OF 88
6 Alex Choim NC Southern Alamance 2022 C 87
^ Tyson Merritt NC West Forsyth 2023 C 87
^ Brady Swadley NC Lincoln Charter 2023 C 87
^ Dallas Allen NC East Mecklenburg 2021 OF 87
7 Owen Smith NC Northwest Guilford 2023 RHP 86
^ William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 86
8 Jake Kernodle NC Charlotte Catholic 2023 3B 85
^ Bailey Smith NC Ledford 2022 C 85
^ Alex Naylor NC North Davidson 2023 OF 85
^ Dakota Mills NC Surry Central 2022 SS 85
9 Preston Workman NC Bunker Hill 2022 3B 84
^ Daniel Lawson NC Davie County 2022 C 84
10 Dominic Mickle NC West Stokes 2023 OF 83
^ Clay Whitaker NC Surry Central 2023 OF 83

 

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 Nicolas Herrera NC Cary 2021 C 99.3 mph
2 Danny Staley NC Walkertown 2022 1B 96.1 mph
3 Jacob Trivette NC Caldwell Academy 2023 C 96.0 mph
4 Dallas Allen NC East Mecklenburg 2021 OF 95.9 mph
5 Bryson Chandler NC West Forsyth 2022 OF 93.9 mph
6 Cam Wall NC West Forsyth 2022 LHP 93.8 mph
7 Dakota Mills NC Surry Central 2022 SS 93.5 mph
8 Dominic Mickle NC West Stokes 2023 OF 93.3 mph
9 Joshua Lail NC Olympic 2021 3B 92.9 mph
10 Trevor Hilburn NC Union Pines 2022 OF 92.8 mph
11 Jayden Singleton NC Myers Park 2022 OF 92.7 mph
12 Tristan Salinas NC Watauga 2023 SS 92.1 mph
13 Victor Wilburn NC Watauga 2021 OF 92.0 mph
14 Jake Kernodle NC Charlotte Catholic 2023 3B 91.7 mph
15 Tyson Merritt NC West Forsyth 2023 C 91.2 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 Danny Staley NC Walkertown 2022 1B 370 ft
2 Nicolas Herrera NC Cary 2021 C 366 ft
3 Jacob Trivette NC Caldwell Academy 2023 C 360 ft
4 Joshua Lail NC Olympic 2021 3B 350 ft
5 Jake Kernodle NC Charlotte Catholic 2023 3B 348 ft
6 Dominic Mickle NC West Stokes 2023 OF 345 ft
7 Dallas Allen NC East Mecklenburg 2021 OF 343 ft
8 Victor Wilburn NC Watauga 2021 OF 341 ft
9 Dakota Mills NC Surry Central 2022 SS 341 ft
10 Josh Jordan NC Wesleyan Christian 2021 OF 340 ft
11 Jayden Singleton NC Myers Park 2022 OF 339 ft
12 Boone Herman NC Hickory 2023 3B 337 ft
13 Trevor Hilburn NC Union Pines 2022 OF 337 ft
14 Bailey Smith NC Ledford 2022 C 336 ft
15 Caleb Cockerham NC West Forsyth 2021 OF 332 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 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 84
2 Alex Naylor NC North Davidson 2023 OF 80
^ Patrick Showers NC West Forsyth 2022 2B 80
3 Preston Workman NC Bunker Hill 2022 3B 79
^ Davis Gore NC Asheboro 2023 3B 79
^ Mason Middleton NC Reagan 2024 RHP 79
^ Dakota Mills NC Surry Central 2022 SS 79
4 Owen Smith NC Northwest Guilford 2023 RHP 78
^ Jake Kernodle NC Charlotte Catholic 2023 3B 78
^ Joshua Lail NC Olympic 2021 3B 78
5 Tristan Salinas NC Watauga 2023 SS 77

 

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 Nicolas Herrera NC Cary 2021 C 89
2 Dominic Mickle NC West Stokes 2023 OF 88
3 Josh Jordan NC Wesleyan Christian 2021 OF 86
4 Jacob Dilley NC Watauga 2023 OF 85
^ Alex Naylor NC North Davidson 2023 OF 85
5 Bryson Chandler NC West Forsyth 2022 OF 84
6 Caleb Cockerham NC West Forsyth 2021 OF 83
^ Tristen Odham NC Eugene Ashley 2022 OF 83
7 Victor Wilburn NC Watauga 2021 OF 82
^ Trevor Hilburn NC Union Pines 2022 OF 82
^ Patrick Showers NC West Forsyth 2022 2B 82
8 Dallas Allen NC East Mecklenburg 2021 OF 81
9 Cameryn Wilson NC South Stokes 2024 C 80
^ Jayden Singleton NC Myers Park 2022 OF 80
^ Tristan Salinas NC Watauga 2023 SS 80
10 Cash Dalton NC North Stokes 2025 OF 77

 

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 Dakota Mills NC Surry Central 2022 SS 1.97-2.26
2 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 2.00-2.14
3 Bailey Smith NC Ledford 2022 C 2.11-2.25
^ Seth Lumpkin NC Northern 2023 C 2.11-2.25
4 Nicolas Herrera NC Cary 2021 C 2.11-2.26
5 Davis Gore NC Asheboro 2023 3B 2.11-2.33
6 Daniel Lawson NC Davie County 2022 C 2.11-2.38
7 Ian Martin VA Magna Vista 2023 C 2.11-2.41
8 Jacob Dilley NC Watauga 2023 OF 2.12-2.26

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 80
2 Jacob Dilley NC Watauga 2023 OF 78
3 Alex Choim NC Southern Alamance 2022 C 77
^ Bailey Smith NC Ledford 2022 C 77
4 Ian Martin VA Magna Vista 2023 C 75
^ Dakota Mills NC Surry Central 2022 SS 75
^ Davis Gore NC Asheboro 2023 3B 75
5 Tyson Merritt NC West Forsyth 2023 C 74
6 Jacob Trivette NC Caldwell Academy 2023 C 72
^ Seth Lumpkin NC Northern 2023 C 72
^ Daniel Lawson NC Davie County 2022 C 72
7 Cameryn Wilson NC South Stokes 2024 C 71
^ Jonah Guerra NC Forsyth Country Day 2023 C 71
^ Nicolas Herrera NC Cary 2021 C 71
8 Canyon Pennington NC Ashe County 2023 C 70

 

TrackMan Info - Pitcher Bullpens

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.  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 Dominic Mickle NC West Stokes 2023 OF 86.0 mph
2 Travis Harris NC Kerr-Vance Academy 2023 RHP 85.2 mph
3 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 84.9 mph
4 Jacob Dilley NC Watauga 2023 OF 83.8 mph
5 Sam Odum NC North Davidson 2022 RHP 83.6 mph
6 Caleb Cockerham NC West Forsyth 2021 OF 81.1 mph
7 Owen Smith NC Northwest Guilford 2023 RHP 80.8 mph
8 Bailey Smith NC Ledford 2022 C 80.5 mph
9 Kyle Wade NC William Amos Hough 2023 RHP 80.3 mph
10 Mason Middleton NC Reagan 2024 RHP 79.8 mph

 

MAX FASTBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Travis Harris NC Kerr-Vance Academy 2023 RHP 2573 rpm
2 Bailey Smith NC Ledford 2022 C 2557 rpm
3 Caleb Cockerham NC West Forsyth 2021 OF 2537 rpm
4 Dominic Mickle NC West Stokes 2023 OF 2423 rpm
5 Jacob Dilley NC Watauga 2023 OF 2164 rpm
6 Cameryn Wilson NC South Stokes 2024 C 2133 rpm
7 Owen Smith NC Northwest Guilford 2023 RHP 2126 rpm
8 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 2109 rpm
9 Mason Middleton NC Reagan 2024 RHP 2102 rpm
10 Connor Berry NC Reagan 2024 1B 2045 rpm

 

MAX CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Travis Harris NC Kerr-Vance Academy 2023 RHP 2573 rpm
2 Bailey Smith NC Ledford 2022 C 2557 rpm
3 Caleb Cockerham NC West Forsyth 2021 OF 2537 rpm
4 Dominic Mickle NC West Stokes 2023 OF 2423 rpm
5 Jacob Dilley NC Watauga 2023 OF 2164 rpm
6 Cameryn Wilson NC South Stokes 2024 C 2133 rpm
7 Owen Smith NC Northwest Guilford 2023 RHP 2126 rpm
8 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 2109 rpm
9 Mason Middleton NC Reagan 2024 RHP 2102 rpm
10 Connor Berry NC Reagan 2024 1B 2045 rpm