Statistical Leaders: Uncommitted 2021 Showcases


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR of NC

On June 23 and 24, PBR of North Caroline ran invite only events to continue to identify and promote uncommitted 2021 graduates.  Players attending the Uncommitted Showcase 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 Uncommitted Showcase 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 Uncommitted Showcase I at Tuckaseegee Park in Charlotte, NC

CLICK HERE  to see the full stats and roster from Uncommitted Showcase II at Louisburg JC in Louisburg, NC

By the Numbers:

  • 29 players took part in the two Uncommitted Showcases
  • 9 hitters saw a peak exit velocity off of a tee at 90 mph or higher
  • 3 position players ran a sub-7.00 laser timed sixty
  • 7 players ran under a 7.20 sixty
  • 4 infielders or outfielders produced arm strength above 83mph
  • 3 catchers saw their top pop time at 2.15 or better
  • 1 pitcher worked at 85 mph or higher

 

Uncommitted 2021 Showcase 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.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Will Farrell NC Charlotte Christian 2021 3B 6.78
2 Matthew McCowan II NC East Lincoln 2021 SS 6.92
3 Brandon Butterworth NC Sun Valley 2021 SS 6.94
4 Andrew Lance SC Spring Valley 2021 OF 7.09
^ Hampton Gilchrist NC Hough 2021 RHP 7.09
5 Eli Agosto NC Lake Norman Charter 2021 C 7.18

 

EXIT VELOCITY (OFF A TEE)

Hitters worked through offensive testing, including a static exit velocity test, working off a tee. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Hampton Gilchrist NC Hough 2021 RHP 96
2 William Gray NC Mount Pleasant 2021 SS 92
3 Matthew McCowan II NC East Lincoln 2021 SS 91
^ Greg Bello NC Sun Valley 2021 3B 91
4 Damon Ottavianelli NC Ardrey Kell 2021 OF 90
^ Camden King NC Weddington 2021 C 90
^ Will Farrell NC Charlotte Christian 2021 3B 90
^ Eddie Dew NC Hickory Ridge 2021 SS 90
^ Eli Agosto NC Lake Norman Charter 2021 C 90
5 Jacob Reeves NC Lake Norman 2021 SS 89

 

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.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Brandon Butterworth NC Sun Valley 2021 SS 83
2 Will Farrell NC Charlotte Christian 2021 3B 82
3 Greg Bello NC Sun Valley 2021 3B 81

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Luke Maicon NC Heritage 2021 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.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Will Farrell NC Charlotte Christian 2021 3B 88
2 Tim Cotton NC Covenant Day 2021 OF 83
3 Logan Hall NC Myers Park 2021 OF 80

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Luke Maicon NC Heritage 2021 RHP 83

 

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 Eli Agosto NC Lake Norman Charter 2021 C 2.00-2.12
2 Camden King NC Weddington 2021 C 2.07-2.14

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Eli Agosto NC Lake Norman Charter 2021 C 79
^ Tim Cotton NC Covenant Day 2021 OF 79
2 Camden King NC Weddington 2021 C 74

 

MAX FASTBALL

Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen for scouts at each Uncommitted Showcase.  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.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Luke Maicon NC Heritage 2021 RHP 81 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Hampton Gilchrist NC Hough 2021 RHP 86 mph