Statistical Analysis: Florence Darlington Tech Scout Day


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

The Florence Darlington Tech Scout Day took place on October 20th on the campus of Florence Darlington Tech in Florence, SC.  

The event began with a defensive evaluation for catchers, pitcher bullpens with each pitch tracked by Trackman.  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 School HS Grad Year Pos 60-yard
1 Jackson Hoshour Florence-Darlington JC 2020 OF 6.74
2 Dj Sullivan North Augusta 2019 OF 6.76
3 Cody Craig Florence-Darlington JC 2021 RHP 6.82
4 Javier Crespo Florence-Darlington JC 2021 2B 6.88
5 Anderson Fulk Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 6.89
6 Brandon Arnold Sumter 2020 SS 6.97
7 Ben Venables Florence-Darlington JC 2021 SS 7.16
8 Patrick Matthews Fort Mill 2020 2B 7.20
9 Gabe Hunt Florence-Darlington JC 2021 SS 7.23
10 Beau Gardner Florence-Darlington JC 2020 2B 7.24
^ Harris Celata Florence- Darlington Tech 2021 OF 7.24


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 School HS Grad Year Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Harris Celata Florence- Darlington Tech 2021 OF 107.1 mph
2 Brayden Davidson Gaffney 2020 C 103.0 mph
3 Mac James Florence-Darlington JC 2021 C 101.8 mph
4 Dj Sullivan North Augusta 2019 OF 101.5 mph
5 Jackson Hoshour Florence-Darlington JC 2020 OF 100.6 mph
6 Anderson Fulk Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 99.8 mph
7 Javier Crespo Florence-Darlington JC 2021 2B 99.7 mph
8 Spenser Hamblen Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 99.0 mph
9 Cody Craig Florence-Darlington JC 2021 RHP 98.6 mph
10 Noah Stout Clemson 2020 OF 98.1 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 School HS Grad Year Pos INF Velo
1 Javier Crespo Florence-Darlington JC 2021 2B 87
2 Julius Reynolds Florence-Darlington JC 2021 3B 86
3 Harris Celata Florence- Darlington Tech 2021 OF 85
4 Beau Gardner Florence-Darlington JC 2020 2B 83
5 Ben Venables Florence-Darlington JC 2021 SS 80
^ Gabe Hunt Florence-Darlington JC 2021 SS 80
^ Patrick Matthews Fort Mill 2020 2B 80
6 Jaden Bailey Pro5 Academy 2021 3B 79
7 Graham Peeler Greenwood 2021 1B 77
8 Brandon Arnold Sumter 2020 SS 76
9 Joseph McCormack Florence-Darlington JC 2021 1B 73
10 Marshall Freeman Saint James 2024 1B 70


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 School HS Grad Year Pos OF Velo
1 Spenser Hamblen Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 95
2 Harris Celata Florence- Darlington Tech 2021 OF 90
3 Dj Sullivan North Augusta 2019 OF 85
^ Jackson Hoshour Florence-Darlington JC 2020 OF 85
^ Cody Craig Florence-Darlington JC 2021 RHP 85
4 Beau Gardner Florence-Darlington JC 2020 2B 84
5 Kyle Hooker Colleton Prep 2021 OF 83
^ Anderson Fulk Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 83
6 Noah Stout Clemson 2020 OF 80


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 School HS Grad Year Pos Pop Time
1 Hayden Duffield Georgia Southern 2020 C 1.75-1.90
2 Dylan Johnson Florence-Darlington JC 2021 C 1.79-1.91
3 Mac James Florence-Darlington JC 2021 C 1.83-1.95
4 Brayden Davidson Gaffney 2020 C 1.97-2.10

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos C Velo
1 Dylan Johnson Florence-Darlington JC 2021 C 84
2 Mac James Florence-Darlington JC 2021 C 83
3 Hayden Duffield Georgia Southern 2020 C 81
4 Brayden Davidson Gaffney 2020 C 77
5 Alex Wimberly Florence-Darlington JC 2021 C 76


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 School HS Grad Year Pos Velocity (max)
1 Matt Poston Florence-Darlington JC 2019 RHP 96.9 mph
2 Nathan Williams Florence-Darlington JC 2020 RHP 95.9 mph
3 Keith Taylor Jackson 2019 RHP 91.0 mph
4 Trent Simmons North Carolina A&T 2020 RHP 90.7 mph
5 Drake Thames College of Charleston 2019 RHP 90.5 mph
6 Landon Gaddis Florence-Darlington JC 2021 RHP 90.4 mph
7 Kameron Dunlap White Knoll 2020 LHP 90.4 mph
8 Spenser Hamblen Florence-Darlington JC 2021 OF 89.7 mph
9 Reed Garland San Jacinto JC 2020 RHP 89.5 mph
10 Lincoln Ihler Florence-Darlington JC 2021 RHP 89.4 mph