The Best of 2021: Catcher Pop Times & Arm Velo


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

With 2021 in the books it's time to take a look back at some of the top numbers posted in 2021. Over the next few days we will be highlighting the top performers of 2021 in several categories as compile our Best of 2021 Leaderboards. The leaderboards include any player who attended a 2021 PBR Event, Scout Day, or Open ID covered by PBR of NC.  It also includes select coverage from across the state at workouts and tournaments.

Information gathered by PBR Scouts is added to each players' PBR Profile.  With over 900 colleges and every MLB organization subscribed to PBR, the information is easily accessible as teams are searching for their future players.  In 2021, PBR Player Profiles averaged over 1 million hits per month.  A full player profile will include stats, advanced analytics from TrackMan and Blast, video, and scouting evaluations.  By housing all of the information in one place, coaches and scouts can see what a player is, as well as build history, allowing an easier path to future projection in their analysis.

 

THE BEST OF 2021: Catcher Arms

 

Top Pop Times

2022's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Brooks Brannon NC Randleman 2022 C 1.91-1.97
^ Graham Smiley NC East Lincoln 2022 C 1.91-1.97

2023's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Mayson Dear NC Union Pines 2023 C 1.87-1.94

2024's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Aidan Paradine NC Combine Academy 2024 C 1.97-2.01

2025's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Ethan Bunce NC Freedom Christian 2025 C 2.04-2.17

 

Top Catcher Positional Velocities

 

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