TrackMan & Blast Leaderboard: TPA Scout Day


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, 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.

During BP, hitters were equipped with a Blast Motion sensor, measuring the swing analytics up to contact.  TrackMan was running throughout BP to measure ball flight characteristics.  Below are some of the leaders of several advanced analytic categories.

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

 

Quick Hitters: TPA Position Players

 

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 Kameron Walker Chapel Hill SS/2B 2021 88.83
2 Billy Waldron Holly Springs OF/LHP 2022 87.3
3 Brendan Burke Panther Creek C/1B 2021 86.32
4 Landon Sykes Holly Springs RHP/3B 2022 84.12
5 David Dilday Apex Friendship 3B/RHP 2021 82.71
6 Brady Nathison Fuquay Varina OF/LHP 2023 82.55
7 Darrien Whitaker Cox Mill OF/LHP 2021 81.42
8 Hayden Henry Holly Springs OF/LHP 2023 78.71
9 Sam Holt Middle Creek OF 2021 78.66
10 Payton Bloom Apex Friendship OF/SS 2021 78.52

 

MAXIMUM EXIT VELOCITY (LIVE BP)

 

Rank Name HS Pos Grad MAX Exit Velo
1 Brendan Burke Panther Creek C/1B 2021 97.6
2 Kameron Walker Chapel Hill SS/2B 2021 94.7
3 Darrien Whitaker Cox Mill OF/LHP 2021 93.5
4 Jonah Oster Middle Creek 3B/C 2021 91.9
5 Matthew Prince Southern Wake OF/RHP 2023 91.9
6 Billy Waldron Holly Springs OF/LHP 2022 91.2
7 David Dilday Apex Friendship 3B/RHP 2021 91.1
8 Brady Nathison Fuquay Varina OF/LHP 2023 91
9 Sam Holt Middle Creek OF 2021 90.8
10 Landon Sykes Holly Springs RHP/3B 2022 90.8

 

 

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 Billy Waldron Holly Springs OF/LHP 2022 313.57
2 Darrien Whitaker Cox Mill OF/LHP 2021 247.87
3 Payton Bloom Apex Friendship OF/SS 2021 244.86
4 Ethan Clinkscales Panther Creek OF/RHP 2022 237
5 Landon Sykes Holly Springs RHP/3B 2022 226.67
6 Sam Holt Middle Creek OF 2021 215.54
7 Jackson Kosnar Broughton C/SS 2023 214.26
8 David Dilday Apex Friendship 3B/RHP 2021 213.72
9 Jared Deshazor Apex Friendship SS/OF 2022 205.62
10 Kameron Walker Chapel Hill SS/2B 2021 205.56

 

MAXIMUM DISTANCE

 

Rank Name HS Pos Grad Max
1 Kameron Walker Chapel Hill SS/2B 2021 346.5
2 Brendan Burke Panther Creek C/1B 2021 344.5
3 Billy Waldron Holly Springs OF/LHP 2022 344.1
4 Brady Nathison Fuquay Varina OF/LHP 2023 343.5
5 Jonah Oster Middle Creek 3B/C 2021 335.9
6 David Dilday Apex Friendship 3B/RHP 2021 334.7
7 Darrien Whitaker Cox Mill OF/LHP 2021 329.6
8 Landon Sykes Holly Springs RHP/3B 2022 326.4
9 Payton Bloom Apex Friendship OF/SS 2021 323.6
10 Jared Deshazor Apex Friendship SS/OF 2022 320.6

 

 

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 Brendan Burke Panther Creek C/1B 2021 72.8
2 Jonah Oster Middle Creek 3B/C 2021 72.3
3 Kameron Walker Chapel Hill SS/2B 2021 72.1
4 Matthew Prince Southern Wake OF/RHP 2023 71.8
5 Brady Nathison Fuquay Varina OF/LHP 2023 69.9
6 Landon Sykes Holly Springs RHP/3B 2022 69
7 David Dilday Apex Friendship 3B/RHP 2021 68.9
8 Billy Waldron Holly Springs OF/LHP 2022 68.8
9 Sam Holt Middle Creek OF 2021 68.7
10 Alan Garod Apex Friendship LHP/1B 2023 68.6

 

 

Rank NAME HS Pos Grad MAX Bat Speed
1 Ethan Clinkscales Panther Creek OF/RHP 2022 78.6
2 Kameron Walker Chapel Hill SS/2B 2021 77.7
3 Landon Sykes Holly Springs RHP/3B 2022 76.4
4 Brendan Burke Panther Creek C/1B 2021 76.3
5 Jackson Kosnar Broughton C/SS 2023 74.9
6 Brady Nathison Fuquay Varina OF/LHP 2023 72.9
7 Jonah Oster Middle Creek 3B/C 2021 72.8
8 Billy Waldron Holly Springs OF/LHP 2022 72.8
9 Darrien Whitaker Cox Mill OF/LHP 2021 72.8
10 Sam Holt Middle Creek OF 2021 72.5

 

 

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 Brendan Burke Panther Creek C/1B 2021 24.6
2 Sam Holt Middle Creek OF 2021 23.6
3 Landon Sykes Holly Springs RHP/3B 2022 22.9
4 Matthew Prince Southern Wake OF/RHP 2023 22.7
5 Payton Bloom Apex Friendship OF/SS 2021 22.5
6 Ben Penchuk


22.5
7 Jonah Oster Middle Creek 3B/C 2021 22.3
8 Billy Waldron Holly Springs OF/LHP 2022 22.3
9 Kameron Walker Chapel Hill SS/2B 2021 22.1
10 Regan Bernard Middle Creek C/3B 2022 22

 

Rank NAME HS Pos Grad Maximum
1 Brendan Burke Panther Creek C/1B 2021 28.4
2 Sam Holt Middle Creek OF 2021 27
3 Payton Bloom Apex Friendship OF/SS 2021 26.1
4 Kameron Walker Chapel Hill SS/2B 2021 25.3
5 Billy Waldron Holly Springs OF/LHP 2022 24.8
6 Landon Sykes Holly Springs RHP/3B 2022 24.6
7 Aaron Bryant Apex OF/1B 2023 24
8 Matthew Prince Southern Wake OF/RHP 2023 24
9 Ben Penchuk


23.7
10 Jonah Oster Middle Creek 3B/C 2021 23.4

 

 

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 Ethan Clinkscales Panther Creek OF/RHP 2022 0.12
2 Sam Holt Middle Creek OF 2021 0.13
3 Jonah Oster Middle Creek 3B/C 2021 0.14
4 Billy Waldron Holly Springs OF/LHP 2022 0.14
5 Shea DeFalco Corinth Holders LHP/OF 2021 0.14
6 Charlie Pierce Green Hope 1B/OF 2021 0.15
7 Brendan Burke Panther Creek C/1B 2021 0.15
8 Landon Sykes Holly Springs RHP/3B 2022 0.15
9 Jared Deshazor Apex Friendship SS/OF 2022 0.15
10 Aaron Bryant Apex OF/1B 2023 0.15
11 Trey Gooch Apex Friendship 1B/LHP 2022 0.15
12 Regan Bernard Middle Creek C/3B 2022 0.15
13 David Dilday Apex Friendship 3B/RHP 2021 0.15
14 Hayden Henry Holly Springs OF/LHP 2023 0.15
15 Matthew Prince Southern Wake OF/RHP 2023 0.15
16 Darrien Whitaker Cox Mill OF/LHP 2021 0.15
17 Cameron Kaplinger Broughton 2B/RHP 2022 0.15
18 Ethan Lavinder Middle Creek 2B/OF 2023 0.15