Statistical Leaders: Future Games Trials


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR of NC

The PBR Future Games is the top underclass showcase event in the country each year.  PBR territories from across the country work to put together teams of the top uncommitted, underclass players to compete each year.  Team Carolina is made of players from North Carolina and South Carolina.  

On June 23 and 24, PBR of North Caroline ran invite only events to continue to identify players for Team Carolina.  Players attending the Future Game Trials were able to go through a full pro-style workout, running a laser timed 60, working through an offensive evaluation, and a defensive evaluation.  Pitchers threw controlled bullpens for PBR Scouts. Each day was live streamed with over 60 colleges and university programs watching one, or both days of workouts through the PBR of NC channel on Watch Your Game's live streaming feed.

We begin to dive into all of the information gathered at the Future Game Trials by taking a look at some of the metrics and stats collected on the day.  As we continue to take a further look into each player, we will unveil metrics from Blast and TrackMan, giving coaches and scouts a better feel for each player's ability on the field. 

CLICK HERE to see the full stats and roster from Future Games Trials I at Tuckaseegee Park in Charlotte, NC

CLICK HERE  to see the full stats and roster from Future Games Trials II at Louisburg JC in Louisburg, NC

By the Numbers:

  • 35 players took part in the Future Games Trials I at Tuckaseegee Park
  • 21 players worked out at Future Games Trials II at Louisburg JC
  • 14 hitters saw a peak exit velocity off of a tee at 90 mph or higher
  • 4 position players ran a sub-7.00 laser timed sixty
  • 9 players ran under a 7.20 sixty
  • 6 infielders or outfielders produced arm strength above 85mph
  • 9 catchers saw their top pop time at 2.15 or better
  • 13 pitchers worked at 84 mph or higher

 

Future Games Trials Statistical Leaders

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash at the outset of most of their workouts.  At each workout, the 60 was run on a natural surface. 35 players ran at FG I with another 21 running at FG II.  The top run time from either event was a 6.90 by Korbin Pettigrew (SS, Hoggard HS, 2022).  The median run time at FG I was a 7.47.  The median run time at the FG II was 7.61.

FGT I - Charlotte:
Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Austin Hawke NC Reagan 2022 SS 6.91
2 Hunter Huneycutt NC Pinecrest 2023 C 6.95
3 Cole Hart NC Mountain Island Charter 2022 OF 7.08
4 Andrew Holub NY Bronxville 2022 3B 7.12
5 CJ Powell NC The Burlington School 2023 C 7.17

FGT II - Louisburg:
Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Korbin Pettigrew NC John T Hoggard 2022 SS 6.90
2 Sylas Boris NC Northwest Guilford 2023 SS 6.93
3 Isaiah Faulkner NC Corinth Holders 2022 OF 7.03

 

EXIT VELOCITY (OFF A TEE)

The same 35 players in Charlotte and 21 players at Louisburg that ran the 60, also went through offensive testing, including a static exit velocity test, working off a tee.  The top exit velocity from the two days was from Jake McGillivray (OF, Porter Ridge HS, 2022) touching 98 mph off the tee.  The median from FG I was 89mph with the median from FG II reaching 84 mph.

FGT I - Charlotte:
Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Jake Mcgillivray NC Porter Ridge 2022 OF 98
2 Larson Scholtz NC Asheville 2022 RHP 97
^ Andrew Holub NY Bronxville 2022 3B 97
3 CJ Powell NC The Burlington School 2023 C 93
4 Tanner Lyne NC Concord Academy 2022 RHP 91
^ Cole Hart NC Mountain Island Charter 2022 OF 91
^ William Bryant NC Myers Park 2022 RHP 91
^ Austin Hawke NC Reagan 2022 SS 91
^ Jaxon Cogdill NC East Gaston 2022 C 91
5 Hayden Friese NC Morehead 2022 1B 90
^ Isaiah Mack NC Combine Academy 2023 3B 90
^ Sean Donahue NC Durham Academy 2022 C 90
^ Brandon Crabtree NC Grace Christian 2023 3B 90
^ Carson Morton NC West Stanly 2023 RHP 90

FGT II - Louisburg:
Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Korbin Pettigrew NC John T Hoggard 2022 SS 90
2 Jay Allred NC Northern Guilford 2022 LHP 89
3 Matthew McCray NC Croatan 2022 SS 88
^ Sylas Boris NC Northwest Guilford 2023 SS 88
4 Chance Purvis NC Union Pines 2022 RHP 86
5 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 85
^ Ryder Jeske NC East Chapel Hill 2022 RHP 85
^ Jackson Niedel NC Durham Academy 2022 RHP 85

 

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.  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 each day.

FGT I - Charlotte:
Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 William Bryant NC Myers Park 2022 RHP 86
2 Andrew Holub NY Bronxville 2022 3B 85
3 Carson Dunlap NC Providence 2022 SS 83

FGT II - Louisburg:
Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Sylas Boris NC Northwest Guilford 2023 SS 85
2 Jaxon Lucas NC Garner 2023 SS 82
3 Matthew McCray NC Croatan 2022 SS 81
^ Ryder Jeske NC East Chapel Hill 2022 RHP 81
^ Chance Purvis NC Union Pines 2022 RHP 81

 

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.  Below are the top radar readings from the outfielder workouts.

FGT I - Charlotte:
Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Cole Hart NC Mountain Island Charter 2022 OF 86
^ Larson Scholtz NC Asheville 2022 RHP 86
2 Yates Sikes NC Home School 2023 OF 83
^ Jake Mcgillivray NC Porter Ridge 2022 OF 83
3 Caleb Williams NC Alexander Central 2023 RHP 81

FGT II - Louisburg:
Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 83
2 Jay Allred NC Northern Guilford 2022 LHP 82
^ Jackson Niedel NC Durham Academy 2022 RHP 82
3 Julio Rivera NC South View 2022 OF 81

 

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. 

FGT I - Charlotte
Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Cole Hart NC Mountain Island Charter 2022 OF 2.00-2.16
2 Gage Tomlin NC South Iredell 2022 C 2.08-2.20
3 Matthew Suppa NC Ardrey Kell 2022 C 2.10-2.19

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Garrison Bullock NC Central Cabarrus 2022 C 78
2 Cole Hart NC Mountain Island Charter 2022 OF 77
^ Sean Donahue NC Durham Academy 2022 C 77
3 Gage Tomlin NC South Iredell 2022 C 76
^ CJ Powell NC The Burlington School 2023 C 76

FGT II - Louisburg
Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Matthew Hall NC West Johnston 2022 RHP 2.01-2.09
2 Elijah Jordan NC Heritage 2022 C 2.01-2.34
3 Peyton Wilkins NC Wayne School of Engineering 2021 C 2.12-2.25

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Matthew Hall NC West Johnston 2022 RHP 81
2 Peyton Wilkins NC Wayne School of Engineering 2021 C 78
3 Elijah Jordan NC Heritage 2022 C 76

 

MAX FASTBALL

Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen for scouts at each Future Games Trials.  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. 

FGT I - Charlotte:
Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 William Bryant NC Myers Park 2022 RHP 90 mph
2 Jackson Humphries NC Fuquay-Varina 2022 LHP 88 mph
3 Larson Scholtz NC Asheville 2022 RHP 87 mph
4 Tanner Lyne NC Concord Academy 2022 RHP 86 mph
5 Carson Dunlap NC Providence 2022 SS 84 mph
^ Andrew Poon NC Northwest Guilford 2022 RHP 84 mph
^ Caleb Williams NC Alexander Central 2023 RHP 84 mph
^ Brandon Crabtree NC Grace Christian 2023 3B 84 mph

FGT II - Louisburg:
Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Chance Purvis NC Union Pines 2022 RHP 86 mph
2 Matthew Hall NC West Johnston 2022 RHP 85 mph
^ Sylas Boris NC Northwest Guilford 2023 SS 85 mph
3 Jay Allred NC Northern Guilford 2022 LHP 84 mph
^ William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 84 mph