Midlands Open ID: Statistical Analysis


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

The Midlands Open ID with Advanced Analytics took place on Wednesday Oct. 13th at Lexington County Ball Park in Lexington South Carolina. Prospects from the event came from around the Palmetto state on a beautiful fall evening.

The event began with a defensive evaluation for catchers, 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 natural surface. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Xavier Cuevas SC Blythewood 2023 2B 6.90
2 Tyler Rosario SC Legion Collegiate 2024 SS 7.23
^ Reed McLain SC Aiken 2024 SS 7.23
^ Jake Knepp SC P27 2022 3B 7.23
3 Cody Bradt SC Bluffton 2024 OF 7.26
4 Ryder Kellis SC P27 Academy 2024 SS 7.33
5 Daniel Parker SC Hartsville 2025 SS 7.40
6 Austin Laughlin SC Cardinal Newman 2024 RHP 7.43
7 Jack Painter SC Dreher 2024 SS 7.67
8 Cameron Grant SC Wade Hampton 2023 2B 7.68
9 Cooper Coleman SC West Florence 2025 RHP 7.85
10 Dalton Bisbano SC Pinewood Prep 2025 LHP 8.00


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 Jake Knepp SC P27 2022 3B 93.4 mph
2 Daniel Parker SC Hartsville 2025 SS 93.3 mph
3 Landon Penfield SC Blythewood 2024 3B 91.4 mph
4 Austin Laughlin SC Cardinal Newman 2024 RHP 91.1 mph
5 Cody Bradt SC Bluffton 2024 OF 89.2 mph
6 Reed McLain SC Aiken 2024 SS 89.0 mph
7 Xavier Cuevas SC Blythewood 2023 2B 88.5 mph
8 Tyler Rosario SC Legion Collegiate 2024 SS 88.4 mph
9 Zechariah Haney SC Camden 2025 C 86.6 mph
10 Jack Painter SC Dreher 2024 SS 84.9 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 Jake Knepp SC P27 2022 3B 83
2 Daniel Parker SC Hartsville 2025 SS 82
3 Xavier Cuevas SC Blythewood 2023 2B 78
^ Ryder Kellis SC P27 Academy 2024 SS 78
4 Jack Painter SC Dreher 2024 SS 77
5 Landon Penfield SC Blythewood 2024 3B 75
^ Cooper Coleman SC West Florence 2025 RHP 75
6 Tyler Rosario SC Legion Collegiate 2024 SS 74
7 Reed McLain SC Aiken 2024 SS 69
8 Zechariah Haney SC Camden 2025 C 65
^ Cameron Grant SC Wade Hampton 2023 2B 65


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 Austin Laughlin SC Cardinal Newman 2024 RHP 87
2 Dalton Bisbano SC Pinewood Prep 2025 LHP 81
^ Cody Bradt SC Bluffton 2024 OF 81


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 Cooper Coleman SC West Florence 2025 RHP 1.97-2.22
2 Zechariah Haney SC Camden 2025 C 2.07-2.32

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Cooper Coleman SC West Florence 2025 RHP 74
2 Zechariah Haney SC Camden 2025 C 73


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 Daniel Parker SC Hartsville 2025 SS 88.6 mph
2 Austin Laughlin SC Cardinal Newman 2024 RHP 87.8 mph
3 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP 86.2 mph
4 Cody Bradt SC Bluffton 2024 OF 82.9 mph
5 Nicholas Sholl SC Fort Mill 2023 LHP 80.8 mph
6 Landon Penfield SC Blythewood 2024 3B 80.2 mph
7 Cooper Coleman SC West Florence 2025 RHP 79.8 mph
8 Dalton Bisbano SC Pinewood Prep 2025 LHP 77.5 mph
9 Zechariah Haney SC Camden 2025 C 77.2 mph