Florence Darlington Tech Scout Day: Trackman Hitting Leaders


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

On Wednesday September 21st PBR of South Carolina was on hand at Florence Darlington Tech  for a scout day. The scout day featured players from the Stingers Fall 2002 roster.

The afternoon started with catchers going through a defensive evaluation then pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting data analytics. After the bullpens position players ran a laser timed 60 followed by BP on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data. After BP outfielders and infielders went through a defensive evaluation. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance. 

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Trackman: Hitters Leaders  

 

PEAK EXIT VELOCITY

TrackMan is able to track every ball hit into fair territory, throughout the BP sessions.  Below are the exit velocities produced by individual players.

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Harris Celata Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 105.8 mph
2 John Randell Williams Florence-Darlington JC 2022 OF 105.2 mph
3 Cade Hamilton Florence-Darlington JC 2022 SS 103.9 mph
4 Rio Foster Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 103.9 mph
5 Jayden Martin Florence-Darlington JC 2022 1B 103.1 mph
6 Will Dorrell Northwestern 2021 OF 101.2 mph
7 Kameron Taylor Florence-Darlington JC 2021 1B 100.9 mph
8 Gabe Hunt Florence-Darlington JC 2021 SS 100.8 mph
9 Hunter Bryson Appalachian State 2020 OF 100.6 mph
10 Anderson Fulk Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 100.4 mph



AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY

The average exit velocity measures a players ability to consistently produce hard contact.  The average was taken based on every ball tracked by TrackMan throughout the player's BP session.

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Harris Celata Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 99.6 mph
2 Rio Foster Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 97.5 mph
3 Jayden Martin Florence-Darlington JC 2022 1B 95.3 mph
4 Gabe Hunt Florence-Darlington JC 2021 SS 95.1 mph
5 Javier Crespo Florence-Darlington JC 2021 SS 94.9 mph
6 Noah Stout Clemson 2020 OF 93.8 mph
7 John Randell Williams Florence-Darlington JC 2022 OF 93.8 mph
8 Kameron Taylor Florence-Darlington JC 2021 1B 93.4 mph
9 Hunter Bryson Appalachian State 2020 OF 93.3 mph
10 Kristian Amaro Florence-Darlington JC 2020 C 93.3 mph



DISTANCE OFF THE BAT


TrackMan is able to measure and track the ball while in the air.  For every fair ball put in play it will display the distance the hit traveled.


Peak Distance - Best of the Hitter’s Session


Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Distance (max)
1 Harris Celata Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 421 ft
2 Kameron Taylor Florence-Darlington JC 2021 1B 402 ft
3 Rio Foster Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 397 ft
4 Cade Hamilton Florence-Darlington JC 2022 SS 394 ft
5 Jayden Martin Florence-Darlington JC 2022 1B 386 ft
6 Mac James Florence-Darlington JC 2021 C 386 ft
7 Gabe Hunt Florence-Darlington JC 2021 SS 384 ft
8 Hunter Bryson Appalachian State 2020 OF 382 ft
9 Jonathan Douglas Florence-Darlington JC 2022 SS 381 ft
10 Kristian Amaro Florence-Darlington JC 2020 C 381 ft


Average Distance - Average of each ball tracked in the Session


Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Distance (avg)
1 Jayden Martin Florence-Darlington JC 2022 1B 339 ft
2 Noah Stout Clemson 2020 OF 295 ft
3 Riley Cruce Loganville 2022 LHP 285 ft
4 Cade Hamilton Florence-Darlington JC 2022 SS 283 ft
5 Mac James Florence-Darlington JC 2021 C 281 ft
6 Jonathan Douglas Florence-Darlington JC 2022 SS 281 ft
7 Parker Winfield Florence-Darlington JC 2022 OF 279 ft
8 Kameron Taylor Florence-Darlington JC 2021 1B 273 ft
9 Dylan Johnson Florence-Darlington JC 2021 C 268 ft
10 Rio Foster Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 268 ft

LAUNCH ANGLE PERCENTAGE

Based on the ball flight, TrackMan is able to identify each hit as a ground ball, line drive, or fly ball.  While there are many factors as to why a hitter may approach each pitch in a certain way, the overall groupings of BP can give some insight to each hitter's approach.

Line Drive %


Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Line Drive %
1 Ace Edgecombe Inspiration Academy 2021 OF 80 %
2 Owen Taylor UNC Pembroke 2021 SS 72 %
3 Rio Foster Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 70 %
4 Noah Cadiz Florence-Darlington JC 2022 C 63 %
5 Jayden Martin Florence-Darlington JC 2022 1B 53 %
6 Kristian Amaro Florence-Darlington JC 2020 C 50 %
^ John Randell Williams Florence-Darlington JC 2022 OF 50 %
^ Javier Crespo Florence-Darlington JC 2021 SS 50 %
7 Will Dorrell Northwestern 2021 OF 46 %
8 TJ Anderson Florence-Darlington JC 2024 3B 45 %
^ Mike Joyce Florence-Darlington JC 2022 RHP 45 %
9 Yogie Hartigan George Mason 2021 OF 44 %
10 Hunter Bryson Appalachian State 2020 OF 41 %
^ Garrett Keen Florence-Darlington JC 2022 C 41 %
^ Noah Stout Clemson 2020 OF 41 %



Fly Ball %


Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Fly Ball %
1 Mac James Florence-Darlington JC 2021 C 62.5 %
2 Parker Winfield Florence-Darlington JC 2022 OF 58.3 %
3 Kameron Taylor Florence-Darlington JC 2021 1B 55.6 %
4 Noah Stout Clemson 2020 OF 50.0 %
^ Riley Cruce Loganville 2022 LHP 50.0 %
5 Harris Celata Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 46.2 %
^ Jayden Martin Florence-Darlington JC 2022 1B 46.2 %
6 Gabe Hunt Florence-Darlington JC 2021 SS 45.5 %
^ Mike Joyce Florence-Darlington JC 2022 RHP 45.5 %
^ Dylan Johnson Florence-Darlington JC 2021 C 45.5 %
7 Javier Crespo Florence-Darlington JC 2021 SS 40.0 %
8 Ben Venables Florence-Darlington JC 2021 SS 36.4 %
9 Cade Hamilton Florence-Darlington JC 2022 SS 36.0 %
10 Ryan Braddock Florence-Darlington JC 2022 SS 35.0 %



Ground Ball %


Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Ground Ball %
1 Hayden Friend Dutch Fork 2022 OF 66 %
2 TJ Anderson Florence-Darlington JC 2024 3B 54 %
3 Graham Peeler Greenwood 2021 1B 41 %
^ Garrett Keen Florence-Darlington JC 2022 C 41 %
^ Spenser Hamblen Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 41 %
4 Harris Celata Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 38 %
5 Gabe Hunt Florence-Darlington JC 2021 SS 36 %
6 Anderson Fulk Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 33 %
7 Rio Foster Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 30 %
8 Noah Cadiz Florence-Darlington JC 2022 C 27 %
^ Ben Venables Florence-Darlington JC 2021 SS 27 %
9 Will Dorrell Northwestern 2021 OF 26 %
10 Ryan Braddock Florence-Darlington JC 2022 SS 25 %
^ Hunter Bryson Appalachian State 2020 OF 25 %