Statistical Analysis: Western NC Prospect ID w/Advanced Analytics


Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR NC

PBR was at West Iredell HS on Saturday November 7th for an open prospect identification.  At the same time, a PBR Scout Day was run as well.  During the event, position players ran through a full pro-style workout including a laser timed 60.  During the offensive portion of the event, Blast Motion and TrackMan were used to track pre-contact swing metrics and post-contact ball flight.  At the conclusion of the pro-style workout, pitchers threw a controlled bullpen with TrackMan again, following ball flight out of the hand.

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By the Numbers

  • 7 players ran through the positional workout
  • 7.16 was the top sixty time
  • 7.46 was the median sixty time
  • 87 mph was the top exit velocity off of a tee
  • 83 mph was the median exit velocity off the tee
  • 2.04 was the top pop time from catchers in the workout
  • 8 pitchers threw bullpens
  • 86 mph was the top fastball

 

Stat Leaders: Western NC Prospect ID

 

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 7.46.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Alex Steckler NC Carolina Royals 2022 RHP 7.16
2 Harris Dowdy NC Lake Norman 2021 OF 7.25
3 Jeb Shuler NC Robbinsville 2021 RHP 7.26

 

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 Jeb Shuler NC Robbinsville 2021 RHP 87
2 Alex Steckler NC Carolina Royals 2022 RHP 86
3 Tyler Kytta NC TC Roberson 2023 OF 84

 

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.

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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 Luis Rivera NJ Clifton 2023 SS 82
2 Luke Davis NC South Iredell 2022 RHP 81

 

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 Alex Steckler NC Carolina Royals 2022 RHP 86
2 Jeb Shuler NC Robbinsville 2021 RHP 85
3 Tyler Kytta NC TC Roberson 2023 OF 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.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Mark Salicco NC Cuthbertson 2023 C 2.04-2.19
2 Jeb Shuler NC Robbinsville 2021 RHP 2.14-2.48

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Jeb Shuler NC Robbinsville 2021 RHP 74
2 Mark Salicco NC Cuthbertson 2023 C 73

 

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.  TrackMan analytics are the official analytics and the velocities below were captured by TrackMan.

Rank Name State School Class Pos FB
1 Alex Steckler NC Carolina Royals 2022 RHP 83-86 mph
2 Luis Rivera NJ Clifton 2023 SS 82-85 mph
3 James Salicco NC Cuthbertson 2022 RHP 80-83 mph
4 Luke Davis NC South Iredell 2022 RHP 79-83 mph
5 Landon Johnson NC Forsyth Country Day 2024 RHP 78-81 mph