Charleston Preseason Open ID: Statistical Analysis


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

The Charleston Preseason ID took place on Saturday Jan. 22th at the Shipyard Park outside of Charleston in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Prospects from the event came from around the Palmetto state on a cool winter afternoon. 

The event began with pitcher bullpens with each pitch tracked by Trackman, along with Pitch AI.  A pro-style workout for all the position players followed that included the 60 yard dash, BP with TrackMan ball flight analysis, and a defensive evaluation. 

Below we will look at the statistical breakdown for the event.


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STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash to start their day. The 60 was run on a artificial surface in cold windy conditions.   

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Dylan Dampier SC Oceanside Collegiate 2023 OF 6.97
2 Luke Palyok SC Airport 2024 OF 7.00
3 Derrick Layton NC Charlotte Christian 2024 SS 7.03
4 Zach Russell SC West Ashley 2024 SS 7.16
5 Chase Miller SC Bishop England 2023 OF 7.20
6 Dominic Camacho SC Beaufort 2024 SS 7.23
7 Brady Gold SC Wando 2025 2B 7.30
8 Andrew McLaughlin SC Ashley Ridge 2024 SS 7.31
9 Gavin Edens SC Berkeley 2024 SS 7.34
10 Bergen Fitzsimmons SC West Ashley 2024 2B 7.55


TRACKMAN MAX EXIT VELOCITY (BP)

During BP, TrackMan tracked ball flight off the bat.  One element TrackMan is able to produce is the exit velocity.  Below are the top Exit Velocities produced during live BP.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Dylan Dampier SC Oceanside Collegiate 2023 OF 94.0 mph
2 Andrew McLaughlin SC Ashley Ridge 2024 SS 91.7 mph
3 David Stallworth SC West Ashley 2024 3B 91.5 mph
4 Connor Berry NC Reagan 2024 1B 90.7 mph
5 Reid Baxley SC Johnsonville 2024 2B 90.3 mph
6 Dominic Camacho SC Beaufort 2024 SS 88.6 mph
7 Derrick Layton NC Charlotte Christian 2024 SS 88.5 mph
8 Luke Palyok SC Airport 2024 OF 88.4 mph
9 Chase Miller SC Bishop England 2023 OF 88.2 mph
10 Rylan Priester SC West Ashley 2024 1B 87.3 mph


POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders were able to workout at shortstop 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 the day.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Zach Russell SC West Ashley 2024 SS 77
^ Dominic Camacho SC Beaufort 2024 SS 77
2 Reid Baxley SC Johnsonville 2024 2B 74
^ Andrew McLaughlin SC Ashley Ridge 2024 SS 74
3 David Stallworth SC West Ashley 2024 3B 73
^ Gavin Edens SC Berkeley 2024 SS 73
4 Derrick Layton NC Charlotte Christian 2024 SS 71
5 Logan Kolesha SC Wando 2024 OF 70
^ Brady Gold SC Wando 2025 2B 70
6 Rylan Priester SC West Ashley 2024 1B 69
7 Chance Johnson SC Blythewood 2026 SS 68
^ Connor Berry NC Reagan 2024 1B 68
8 Tyler Pinson SC Wando 2024 3B 67


POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Outfielders worked out from right field, making throws to the plate.  Throws were measured by a radar gun to gauge arm strength.  Scouts are also working to see exchange, arm path, carry, and accuracy.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Luke Palyok SC Airport 2024 OF 82
^ Dylan Dampier SC Oceanside Collegiate 2023 OF 82
2 Dominic Camacho SC Beaufort 2024 SS 79
3 Jake Klein SC Oceanside Collegiate 2024 LHP 78
4 Brady Gold SC Wando 2025 2B 77
5 Bergen Fitzsimmons SC West Ashley 2024 2B 76
6 Logan Kolesha SC Wando 2024 OF 75
7 Chase Miller SC Bishop England 2023 OF 73
^ Connor Berry NC Reagan 2024 1B 73
8 Cole Miller SC Bishop England 2023 OF 67
9 Braxton DeCamps SC Johnsonville 2024 OF 64


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 Max Whitmer SC Wando 2025 C 2.20-2.33

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Max Whitmer SC Wando 2025 C 68


Max Fastball - Bullpen

Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen showcasing their full arsenal of pitches. Velocity and spin rate information was gathered off of the TrackMan. TrackMan analytics are the official analytics and the velocities below were captured by TrackMan.

Max Fastball Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Zach Russell SC West Ashley 2024 SS 83.7 mph
2 Derrick Layton NC Charlotte Christian 2024 SS 83.6 mph
3 Andrew McLaughlin SC Ashley Ridge 2024 SS 83.2 mph
4 Dylan Dampier SC Oceanside Collegiate 2023 OF 81.3 mph
5 Jake Klein SC Oceanside Collegiate 2024 LHP 80.1 mph
6 David Stallworth SC West Ashley 2024 3B 80.1 mph
7 Max Whitmer SC Wando 2025 C 79.8 mph
8 Connor Berry NC Reagan 2024 1B 76.1 mph
9 Rylan Priester SC West Ashley 2024 1B 72.0 mph
10 Braxton DeCamps SC Johnsonville 2024 OF 68.8 mph