Statistical Leaders: Carolina Rockies PBR Scout Day


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR of NC

Prep Baseball Report of NC was on hand on June 11th for a PBR Scout Day with the Carolina Rockies.  Rockies players went through a pro-style workout with the pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen.  Seventy-Four players from the organization took part in the day with 34 arms throwing controlled bullpens.

Position players were able to take multiple rounds of live BP while also working through testing in the cage areas.  Each player also worked out at their respective defensive position.  Today we begin to take a look at the statistics posted from the workout.  In the coming week we will dive into some of the analytical numbers produced on TrackMan and Blast, as well as full evaluations with video on each player in attendance.

By The Numbers:

  • 74 players from the Carolina Rockies took part in the workout
  • 2021 - 2023 grad years were represented
  • 6 hitters turned in an exit velocity of 90mph or higher off the tee
  • 16 hitters were 85mph or higher in their exit velocity testing
  • 6 catchers produced POP Times of 2.10 or better
  • 10 players ran 7.30 or better in the laser timed 60
  • 92 was the top bolt on the mound, coming from an uncommitted 2021
  • 6 arms threw 85mph or higher in the bullpen sessions

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and all of the statistics from the Carolina Rockies Scout Day

 

The Carolina Rockies PBR Scout Day

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash at the outset of most of their workouts.  The course was setup with a slight crown at the 30 yard marker, meaning the run was pitched just slightly uphill for the first 30 and then just slightly downhill for the final 30 yards.  The median sixty time on the day was a 7.61 with two players running a sub-7.00.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Colby Umbarger NC North Iredell 2023 OF 6.98
2 Tyson Adams NC West Forsyth 2023 OF 6.99
3 Jackson Hull VA Carroll County 2021 SS 7.15
4 Patrick Showers NC West Forsyth 2022 2B 7.16
5 Bryson Chandler NC West Forsyth 2022 OF 7.20
6 Jacob Dilley NC Watauga 2023 OF 7.22
^ Banks Cox NC West Forsyth 2021 C 7.22
7 Caleb Cockerham NC West Forsyth 2021 OF 7.23
8 Tyshorn Phillip NC Mount Tabor 2022 OF 7.27
9 Kolby Watson NC North Surry 2023 OF 7.28
^ Jalen Gibbs NC Charlotte Christian 2021 OF 7.28
10 Cameron Wiley VA Glenvar 2021 OF 7.36

 

EXIT VELOCITY (OFF A TEE)

Sixty-four hitters went through the batting practice rotations.  Hitters had their exit velocity recorded in a cage session, working off of a tee.  For this test, the high exit velocity registered at 94mph with a median score of 81mph.  Hitters also saw their exit velocity taken during live BP off of the TrackMan.  That number will be part of the advanced analytics look, coming later this week.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Banks Cox NC West Forsyth 2021 C 94
^ Trevor Hilburn NC Union Pines 2022 OF 94
2 JR Lingerfelt NC North Davidson 2021 C 92
3 Ayden Jenkins NC North Surry 2023 RHP 91
4 Joshua Lail NC Olympic 2021 3B 90
^ Jalen Gibbs NC Charlotte Christian 2021 OF 90
5 Jacob Trivette NC Caldwell Academy 2023 C 89
^ Ick Cirino NC Hickory Ridge 2021 SS 89
^ Cameron Wiley VA Glenvar 2021 OF 89
6 Bailey Smith NC Ledford 2022 C 88
^ Colby Umbarger NC North Iredell 2023 OF 88
7 Bryson Chandler NC West Forsyth 2022 OF 87
^ Tyshorn Phillip NC Mount Tabor 2022 OF 87
^ Jackson Hull VA Carroll County 2021 SS 87
8 Jackson Little NC Alexander Central 2023 LHP 86
^ Colby Cunningham VA Carlisle 2022 OF 86
9 Henry Logan NC Forbush 2021 SS 84
^ Hunter Schoolcraft WV Independence 2021 RHP 84
^ Ethan Stanley NC Lee County 2021 C 84
^ Cam Wall NC West Forsyth 2022 LHP 84
^ Carson Brown WV Independence 2022 OF 84
10 Jacob Dilley NC Watauga 2023 OF 83
^ Colby Culpepper NC North Davidson 2022 3B 83
^ Tyson Merritt NC West Forsyth 2023 C 83
^ Tate Allison NC Pine Lake Prep 2023 OF 83
^ Joshua Howard VA Glenvar 2021 C 83

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders were able to workout at shorstop, throwing across the infield, or from 1B throwing to 2B and 3B in the pro-style workout.  Twenty-nine total infielders worked out on the day with a median arm velocity of 73mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Jackson Hull VA Carroll County 2021 SS 83
2 Henry Logan NC Forbush 2021 SS 82
3 Peyton Young NC Saint Stephens 2023 SS 80
4 Evan Suarez NC Oak Grove 2021 LHP 77
^ Dawson Wiggins NC Midway 2021 RHP 77
5 Marshall Byrd NC Draughn 2021 SS 76
^ Joshua Lail NC Olympic 2021 3B 76
^ Cameron Hepler NC North Davidson 2021 2B 76

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Outfielders worked out from right field, making throws to the plate.  Scouts are able to watch exchanges, arm action, arm strength, carry, and accuracy in this type of workout.  PBR adds a radar reading to assist with adding a number to the arm strength grade.  Twenty-five outfielders worked out at the scout day with a median positional velocity of 77mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Colby Umbarger NC North Iredell 2023 OF 85
2 Cameron Wiley VA Glenvar 2021 OF 84
^ Caleb Cockerham NC West Forsyth 2021 OF 84
^ Taylor Holthausen VA Magna Vista 2022 RHP 84
3 Ayden Jenkins NC North Surry 2023 RHP 82
^ Jacob Dilley NC Watauga 2023 OF 82
4 Colby Cunningham VA Carlisle 2022 OF 81
5 Dawson Wiggins NC Midway 2021 RHP 80
^ Tyson Adams NC West Forsyth 2023 OF 80

 

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.  The top pop time in the workout was a 1.98, with a median time from the group of 19 catchers of 2.21.  The top positional velocity checked in at 88 mph out of the hand, while the median for the group clocked in at 73 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Ethan Stanley NC Lee County 2021 C 1.98-2.18
2 Banks Cox NC West Forsyth 2021 C 1.98-2.27
3 JR Lingerfelt NC North Davidson 2021 C 2.03-2.18
4 Joshua Howard VA Glenvar 2021 C 2.06-2.13
5 Caleb Bowers NC Riverside 2021 C 2.06-2.34

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Banks Cox NC West Forsyth 2021 C 88
2 JR Lingerfelt NC North Davidson 2021 C 78
^ Bailey Smith NC Ledford 2022 C 78
3 Nicholas Lundquist NC Reagan 2022 C 74
^ Cameron Hepler NC North Davidson 2021 2B 74
^ Ethan Stanley NC Lee County 2021 C 74
^ Caleb Bowers NC Riverside 2021 C 74
4 Joshua Howard VA Glenvar 2021 C 73
^ Jacob Dilley NC Watauga 2023 OF 73
5 Eli McCoy NC Scotland 2023 C 72
^ Tyson Merritt NC West Forsyth 2023 C 72

 

MAX FASTBALL

Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen for scouts at the Carolina Rockies Scout Day.  In total, thirty-four arms threw on the day.  TrackMan was used to track and verify all velocity readings. A Stalker Pro SII was also used to flash velocities to an LED board for the player videos, and so the pitcher had some feel for his performance.  The top fastball came from 2021 RHP Banks Cox who bumped 91.5 mph on the TrackMan.   From the 34 arms, 14 worked at 82 or higher.  The median fastball for the day was 80.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Banks Cox NC West Forsyth 2021 C 92 mph
2 Kobie Cushing NC West Forsyth 2021 RHP 88 mph
3 Jackson Hull VA Carroll County 2021 SS 87 mph
4 Lucas Glover NC Ledford 2022 RHP 86 mph
5 Jackson Little NC Alexander Central 2023 LHP 85 mph
^ Colby Umbarger NC North Iredell 2023 OF 85 mph
6 Evan Suarez NC Oak Grove 2021 LHP 83 mph
^ Austin Wood NC North Gaston 2022 SS 83 mph
^ Brennan Hord NC Oak Grove 2022 RHP 83 mph
^ Matthew Hughes NC Cedar Ridge 2021 LHP 83 mph
^ Walker Yancey NC West Forsyth 2021 RHP 83 mph
7 Cameron Wiley VA Glenvar 2021 OF 82 mph
^ Bailey Smith NC Ledford 2022 C 82 mph
^ Tyshorn Phillip NC Mount Tabor 2022 OF 82 mph
^ Colin Hewett NC West Forsyth 2021 RHP 82 mph
8 Dylan Darnell WV Independence 2022 RHP 81 mph
9 Taylor Holthausen VA Magna Vista 2022 RHP 80 mph
^ Ayden Jenkins NC North Surry 2023 RHP 80 mph
^ Peyton Young NC Saint Stephens 2023 SS 80 mph
^ Dawson Wiggins NC Midway 2021 RHP 80 mph
10 Colin Cunningham VA Carlisle 2022 RHP 79 mph
^ Eli Crump NC High Point Christian 2021 LHP 79 mph