Statistical Leaders: The Performance Academy Scout Day


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR of NC

Thursday June 18th saw PBR Scouts converge at Ting Park in Holly Springs, NC to host a Scout Day with The Performance Academy (TPA).  TPA's Scout Day featured close to fifty players from their organization.  Players covered classes from the 2021 - 2023 graduating years.

During the Scout Day, pitchers threw a controlled bullpen with information gathered on TrackMan and a Stalker Pro SII radar gun.  Position players were able to run a laser timed 60, on the artificial surface at Ting Stadium, followed by a defensive and offensive workout.  During the live BP portion, hitters used Blast Motion sensors to measure pre-contact analytics and TrackMan measured ball flight off the bat.

Today we dive into some of the numbers produced at the workout.  More information will come as the PBR Scouting Staff continues to dive head first into all of the information gathered.

CLICK HERE to see the roster and full statistics from the PBR Scout Day with TPA.

By The Numbers:

  • 34 players went through the offensive workout
  • 3 players ran a sub-7.00 sixty
  • 7 player ran a sub-7.25 sixty
  • 2 outfielders flashed arm strength above 88 mph
  • 4 catchers posted a top pop time of 2.20 or better
  • 5 players had an exit velocity of 90 mph or better off the tee
  • 14 players posted an exit velocity of 85mph or higher off the tee
  • 12 arms from TPA's program threw controlled bullpens
  • 4 arms were 83 or better

 

Statistical Leaders: PBR Scout Day with TPA

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

The sixty was run on an artificial surface, utilizing the laser timing system of PBR of NC.  Thirty-four players in the TPA program ran at the event.  The top time posted was a 6.73.  The median run time from the PBR Scout Day was 7.63.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Ethan Clinkscales NC Panther Creek 2022 OF 6.73
2 Billy Waldron NC Holly Springs 2022 OF 6.86
3 Payton Bloom NC Pro5 Academy 2022 OF 6.99
4 Sam Holt NC Middle Creek 2021 OF 7.05
5 Hayden Henry NC Holly Springs 2023 OF 7.09

 

EXIT VELOCITY (OFF A TEE)

Thirty-two offensive players went through multiple rounds off of a tee to gauge their exit velocity.  Five players posted an exit velocity of 90 mph or higher with the top bolt getting to 94mph.  The median exit velocity posted came in at 85 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Brendan Burke NC Panther Creek 2021 C 94
2 Jonah Oster NC Middle Creek 2021 3B 93
3 Kameron Walker NC Chapel Hill High 2021 SS 92
4 David Dilday NC Apex Friendship 2021 3B 90
^ Dean Collum NC Holly Springs 2022 RHP 90
5 Payton Bloom NC Pro5 Academy 2022 OF 89
6 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 88
7 Will Saxenmeyer NC Pro 5 Baseball Academy 2022 RHP 87
8 Sam Holt NC Middle Creek 2021 OF 86
^ Darrien Whitaker NC Combine Academy 2021 OF 86
^ Charlie Lytle NC Middle Creek 2023 RHP 86
^ Billy Waldron NC Holly Springs 2022 OF 86
9 Aaron Bryant NC Apex 2023 OF 85
^ Brady Nathison NC Fuquay Varina 2023 OF 85
10 Trey Gooch NC Apex Friendship 2022 OF 84
^ Shea DeFalco NC Corinth Holders 2021 OF 84
^ Landon Sykes NC Holly Springs 2022 RHP 84

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders were able to go through a workout at either Shortstop or 1B, taking multiple ground balls and working to play them live across the diamond.  Scouts are working to gauge arm strength, carry, and accuracy.  The radar gun only gives us a piece of the puzzle, showing pure arm strength.  Twelve infielders took part in the workout.  The top number across the infield was 83mph.  The median radar reading came in at 75mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 David Dilday NC Apex Friendship 2021 3B 83
^ Jonah Oster NC Middle Creek 2021 3B 83
2 Landon Sykes NC Holly Springs 2022 RHP 78
^ Ethan Lavinder NC Middle Creek 2023 SS 78
3 Alan Garod NC Apex 2023 1B 76
4 Charlie Lytle NC Middle Creek 2023 RHP 75
^ Cole McGivern NC Middle Creek 2021 SS 75
5 Jack Litt NC Apex Friendship 2023 3B 74

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Outfielders were able to take a full ground ball off of a fungo, playing through the ball and working to make a throw to home plate.  Carry and accuracy were paired with a gun reading to give feedback on the arm strength of each outfielder.  Below are the top outfielder positional throws.  The median throw was measured at 77 mph from the twelve outfielders participating.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Payton Bloom NC Pro5 Academy 2022 OF 90
2 Darrien Whitaker NC Combine Academy 2021 OF 88
3 Billy Waldron NC Holly Springs 2022 OF 83
4 Shea DeFalco NC Corinth Holders 2021 OF 82
5 Matthew Prince NC Apex 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 2.11, with a median time from the group of 5 catchers of 2.18.  The top positional velocity checked in at 80 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 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 2.11-2.26
2 Jared Mayer NC South Garner 2022 C 2.16-2.32

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Brendan Burke NC Panther Creek 2021 C 80
2 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 75

 

MAX FASTBALL

Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen for scouts at Ting Stadium as part of the TPA Scout Day.  In total, 12 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 checked in at 87mph.  The median fastball for the day was 82.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Dean Collum NC Holly Springs 2022 RHP 87 mph
2 Will Saxenmeyer NC Pro 5 Baseball Academy 2022 RHP 85 mph
3 Jacob Coffin NC Pro5 Academy 2022 LHP 84 mph
4 Adam Booker NC Middle Creek 2022 RHP 83 mph
5 Landon Sykes NC Holly Springs 2022 RHP 82 mph
^ Nolan Connaughton NC Middle Creek 2021 RHP 82 mph