Uncommitted Upperclass Prospect ID: Quick Hitters- Arms


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Saturday March 28th PBR of NC held its Uncommitted Upperclass Prospect ID along with a Future Games ID at Big League Camp in Marion, NC. The Uncommitted Upperclass Prospect ID featured players from the 2021-2022 grad classes. Big League Camp is a beautiful facility located next to Lake James that features an all turf baseball field with a spacious indoor facility. 

Pitchers and catchers got the day started with catchers going through their defensive workout followed by pitchers throwing their bullpens. Trackman was used during the bullpens to gather advanced analytics on each arm. After the bullpens position players ran a laser timed 60 followed by outfielders and infielders going through their defensive workout. BP was set to take place on the field but had to be moved indoors due to thunderstorms and heavy rain in the area. Trackman was used during BP to gather ball flight information. 

Throughout the workout, PBR scouts were taking metrics on players while evaluating their complete skill set.  Featured below are the Uncommitted Upperclass Prospect ID Statistical Leaders in several categories.

 

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Quick Hitters- Pitchers


Larson Scholtz, RHP/OF, 2022

Physical presence on the mound at 6-foot-5, 225-pounds with athleticism present. Has arm strength with his fastball touching 91 mph multiple times working only from the stretch. Slider has downer break at 77-78 mph with a max spin rate of 2607 rpms. Flashed a split finger with late sink at 79-83 mph. 

Conner Mckeehan, RHP, 2021

Loose, quick arm with a high ¾ release. Filled the zone up with his fastball at 86-88 mph. Fastball has run to his arm side. Breaking ball has sharp, late break at 72-74 mph with a max spin rate of 2667 rpms. Flashed feel for his changeup with plenty of arm side run at 75-78 mph. 

Fabian Walker, LHP/OF, 2022

Easy effort to his delivery with his fastball sitting at 75-78 mph. Fastball has arm side run locating it to the bottom of the zone. Creates deception with his changeup maintaining fastball arm speed. Changeup has arm side run at 69-73 mph. Has feel for his breaking ball with 1/7 shape and gradual break at 60-62 mph. 

Carson Veasey, LHP, 2022

Thin frame with room for growth ahead at 6-foot-1, 160-pounds. Arm has some quickness using a high ¾ slot. Fastball has occasional arm side run at 76-78 mph. Breaking ball has sweeping action from a lower slot at 65-67 mph (2100-2200 rpms).