Top Prospect Games Trackman/Blast Leaderboard


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

The PBR of NC Top Prospect Games has quickly become one of the "must" events of each summer for college coaches, pro scouts, and the top players from across the state.  With continued regulations from the NCAA, college coaches were able to follow via a live stream that featured 3 separate camera angles throughout the day.  With the roster put together, there were several pro scouts on hand, representing their MLB clubs, to see the talent on hand.

Position players kicked the day off with a full pro-style workout, including running a laser timed 60 on the Burlington Royals's warning track.  Live BP followed with TrackMan and Blast following the action of each player's swing.  Players then went through a defensive workout, showcasing from their primary positions.

After the pro-style, the position players were split into 3 teams competing in a live scrimmage situation.  Pitchers did not compete for a team, instead throwing assigned innings.   The 3 team rotation allowed players to play and fill in at secondary positions, gave them a little time off, and allowed for the batting orders to be limited in their size, working to get each hitter 4 live at-bats on the day.  With the pitchers throwing live, TrackMan was again in use, tracking ball flight out of the hand, giving PBR Scouts advanced analytics on each arm.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and all of the stats produced at the 2020 Top Prospect Games.

By the Numbers:

  • 30 position players took part in the day
  • 18 arms threw in the live scrimmage
  • 3 graduating years were represented, 2021, 2022, and 2023
  • 3 players ran a sub-7.00 sixty on the laser, on a slow warning track lane
  • 12 players ran a sub-7.29 sixty
  • 7.34 was the median sixty time on the day
  • 10 position players posted position velocities of 83 mph or better
  • 2 Outfielders were at or above 93 mph from RF on throws to the plate
  • 5 catchers in attendance, and all posted a workout pop time of 2.20 or better
  • 4 position player posted a 90 mph or higher exit velocity off the tee
  • 16 players posted an exit velocity of 85 mph or higher off the tee
  • 85 mph was the median exit velocity off the tee
  • 11 hitters posted an exit velocity of 85 mph or higher in BP, per TrackMan
  • 370.6 ft was the furthest hit ball in BP, per TrackMan, off the bat of Walker Jenkins
  • 4 balls in BP topped the 100mph mark in exit velocity per TrackMan
  • 91 mph was the top fastball from the event, from Isaiah Lowe
  • 7 arms worked at or above 85 mph
  • 84 mph was the median top fastball at the Top Prospect Games
  • 2366 rpm was the top spin rate on a fastball at the event
  • 2710 rpm was the top spin rate on a breaking ball on the day

 

TRACKMAN/BLAST LEADERBOARD

TRACKMAN DATA

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (LIVE BP)

This exit velocity differs from the exit velocity posted in the stats information on the event page.  The exit velocity below is from live BP, instead of off a tee, tacked by the TrackMan.

Rank Name HS Pos Grad AVG Exit Velo
1 John Newton Cuthbertson OF/3B 2021 95.58
2 Walker Jenkins South Brunswick OF/SS 2023 92.44
3 Trey Way Uwharrie Charter C/2B 2022 90.69
4 Ryan Bellamy Croatan OF/LHP 2021 89.59
5 Brandon Crabtree Grace Christian 3B/RHP 2023 89.15
6 Oliver Zohn South Garner SS/2B 2021 88.72
7 Derek Farley Southlake Christian 1B/3B 2021 88.72
8 Clay Clinard EWEX SS/3B 2021 88.36
9 Chace Chaplin Middle Creek 3B/1B 2023 85.8
10 Tommy Hawke Reagan SS/OF 2021 85.53

MAXIMUM EXIT VELOCITY (LIVE BP)

Rank Name HS Pos Grad MAX Exit Velo
1 John Newton Cuthbertson OF/3B 2021 101.2
2 Trey Way Uwharrie Charter C/2B 2022 100.9
3 Walker Jenkins South Brunswick OF/SS 2023 96.9
4 Derek Farley Southlake Christian 1B/3B 2021 95.4
5 Camp O'Connell Weddington 1B/OF 2022 95.1
6 Daniel Fortuna Wakefield SS/OF 2021 95.1
7 Ryan Bellamy Croatan OF/LHP 2021 95
8 Brandon Crabtree Grace Christian 3B/RHP 2023 94.9
9 Tommy Hawke Reagan SS/OF 2021 94.7
10 Oliver Zohn South Garner SS/2B 2021 94.1

AVERAGE DISTANCE

TrackMan will track the baseball off the bat.  In a live BP setting on the field, TrackMan will continue to track the baseball until it lands.  Below is the average distance of the balls put in play, in fair territory, by hitters.

Rank Name HS Pos Grad AVG Distance
1 Walker Jenkins South Brunswick OF/SS 2023 301.86
2 Chace Chaplin Middle Creek 3B/1B 2023 276.09
3 Camden Saylor SW Guilford SS/OF 2022 261.99
4 Oliver Zohn South Garner SS/2B 2021 259.07
5 Tanner Moore SW Guilford 1B/3B 2022 253.41
6 Clay Clinard EWEX SS/3B 2021 247.78
7 Camp O'Connell Weddington 1B/OF 2022 245.16
8 Austin Williams Leesville C/OF 2021 242.07
9 Luke Stevenson Wake Forest C/RHP 2023 238.92
10 Louis Berini Northern Durham C/2B 2022 233.47

MAXIMUM DISTANCE

Rank Name HS Pos Grad Max
1 Walker Jenkins South Brunswick OF/SS 2023 370.7
2 John Newton Cuthbertson OF/3B 2021 367.8
3 Derek Farley Southlake Christian 1B/3B 2021 366.6
4 Camp O'Connell Weddington 1B/OF 2022 365
5 Oliver Zohn South Garner SS/2B 2021 349.3
6 Clay Clinard EWEX SS/3B 2021 348.2
7 Tanner Moore SW Guilford 1B/3B 2022 346.1
8 Daniel Fortuna Wakefield SS/OF 2021 345.4
9 Chace Chaplin Middle Creek 3B/1B 2023 341.4
10 Luke Stevenson Wake Forest C/RHP 2023 341.4

 

BLAST MOTION SENSOR DATA

 

BAT SPEED

Ideal Ranges:
MLB:  66-78mph
MiLB:  63-75mph
College:  66-75mph
HS Varsity: 60-70mph

Rank Name HS Pos Grad
AVG BatSpeed
1 Oliver Zohn South Garner SS/2B 2021 77
2 Camp O'Connell Weddington 1B/OF 2022 75.7
3 John Newton Cuthbertson OF/3B 2021 75
4 Jaxon Masterson Sanderson SS/2B 2021 75
5 Derek Farley Southlake Christian 1B/3B 2021 73.6
6 Camden Saylor SW Guilford SS/OF 2022 71.8
7 Trent Murchison Jacksonville OF/3B 2022 71.1
8 Daniel Fortuna Wakefield SS/OF 2021 71
9 Ryan Bellamy Croatan OF/LHP 2021 70.9
10 Walker Jenkins South Brunswick OF/SS 2023 70.5

Rank NAME HS Pos Grad
MAX Bat Speed
1 John Newton Cuthbertson OF/3B 2021 80.7
2 Jaxon Masterson Sanderson SS/2B 2021 80.5
3 Oliver Zohn South Garner SS/2B 2021 80.4
4 Camp O'Connell Weddington 1B/OF 2022 79.5
5 Derek Farley Southlake Christian 1B/3B 2021 78.9
6 Walker Jenkins South Brunswick OF/SS 2023 75.7
7 Clay Clinard EWEX SS/3B 2021 74.7
8 Ryan Bellamy Croatan OF/LHP 2021 74.1
9 Camden Saylor SW Guilford SS/OF 2022 73.8
10 Daniel Fortuna Wakefield SS/OF 2021 73.7

PEAK HAND SPEED

Ideal Ranges:
MLB: 23-29mph
MILB: 22-28mph
College: 21-23mph
HS Varsity: 19-22mph

Rank NAME HS Pos Grad Average
1 Oliver Zohn South Garner SS/2B 2021 27.4
2 Walker Jenkins South Brunswick OF/SS 2023 26.2
3 Camden Saylor SW Guilford SS/OF 2022 25.1
4 John Newton Cuthbertson OF/3B 2021 24.5
5 Daniel Fortuna Wakefield SS/OF 2021 24.3
6 Tommy Hawke Reagan SS/OF 2021 23.6
7 Camp O'Connell Weddington 1B/OF 2022 23.6
8 Jaxon Masterson Sanderson SS/2B 2021 23.6
9 Clay Clinard EWEX SS/3B 2021 22.4
10 Casey Gouge West Rowan LHP/1B 2022 23.3

Rank NAME HS Pos Grad Maximum
1 Oliver Zohn South Garner SS/2B 2021 28.9
2 Walker Jenkins South Brunswick OF/SS 2023 27.2
3 John Newton Cuthbertson OF/3B 2021 26.7
4 Camden Saylor SW Guilford SS/OF 2022 26.2
5 Daniel Fortuna Wakefield SS/OF 2021 25.7
6 Clay Clinard EWEX SS/3B 2021 25.4
7 Jaxon Masterson Sanderson SS/2B 2021 25
8 Tommy Hawke Reagan SS/OF 2021 24.5
9 Camp O'Connell Weddington 1B/OF 2022 24.5
10 Tanner Moore SW Guilford 1B/3B 2022 23.9

TIME TO CONTACT

Ideal Ranges:
MLB: 0.13 - 0.17 sec
MiLB: 0.13 - 0.17
College: 0.14 - 0.16
HS Varsity: 0.15 - 0.18

Rank Name HS Pos Grad AVG
1 Oliver Zohn South Garner SS/2B 2021 0.13
2 John Newton Cuthbertson OF/3B 2021 0.13
3 Walker Jenkins South Brunswick OF/SS 2023 0.13
4 Tommy Hawke Reagan SS/OF 2021 0.14
5 Trent Murchison Jacksonville OF/3B 2022 0.14