SC/NC ProCase: Statistical Analysis


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

Prep Baseball Report has quickly become the most trusted independent scouting source in the Carolina’s and across the country. The ProCase continues to bring in some of the top draft prospects in the area and allow pro-scouts to get an early look before their high school seasons begin. 

The SC/NC ProCase took place on Sunday February 7th at Body Shop Baseball in Lexington, SC. The event was moved indoors due to the projected weather forecast for the morning. Pitchers started the day throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman gathering data on each arm. Hitters then took BP in a spacious box cage allowing evaluators to see the ball fly with Trackman recording ball off the bat data. Following BP, catchers arm strength was measured with the radar gun while also allowing evaluators to see their footwork, exchange and release. Infielders took ground balls showing off their hands, rhythm, and footwork. Outfielders finished the day working through ground balls and being able to throw into one of the cages measuring their arm strength. 

As we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance, we will take a look at their statistical performances.  Each player in attendance has been graded out by PBR scouts as a potential draft follow for their senior year, and moving into their college years if they choose to attend school.

SC/NC ProCase By The Numbers

  • 24 players attended the event
  • 4 guys had a Trackman exit velocity of 101 mph or higher
  • 96,8 mph was the median Trackman exit velocity
  • 386’ was the longest ball hit
  • 4 infield arms topped at 88 mph or higher
  • 4 outfield arms reached 91 mph or higher
  • 92 mph was the top fastball
  • 3 pitchers touched 91 mph or higher
  • 2629 rpm was the top fastball spin
  • 2749 rpm was the top breaking ball spin

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Statistical Leaders


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 Speed (max)
1 TJ Wachter SC P27 Academy 2021 OF 104.31 mph
2 Billy Amick SC P27 Academy 2021 3B 103.78 mph
3 Caleb Freeman SC P27 Academy 2021 RHP 102.73 mph
4 Troy McGirt SC P27 Academy 2021 1B 101.45 mph
5 Jacob Jarrell SC P27 Academy 2022 C 99.21 mph
6 Jack Killelea SC Legion Collegiate 2022 C 98.74 mph
7 Carlos Elian Martinez SC P27 Academy 2022 OF 97.67 mph
8 Stewart Evans SC P27 Academy 2022 OF 97.66 mph
9 Evan Stone SC Dutch Fork 2021 SS 97.38 mph
10 Matt Gonzalez SC P27 Academy 2021 C 95.80 mph

 

TRACKMAN MAX DISTANCE (BP)

During BP, TrackMan tracked ball flight off the bat.  One element TrackMan is able to produce is the distance each hit travels, if in fair territory.  Below are the top max distances produced during live BP.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Billy Amick SC P27 Academy 2021 3B 386 ft
2 Troy McGirt SC P27 Academy 2021 1B 385 ft
3 Jack Killelea SC Legion Collegiate 2022 C 378 ft
4 Jacob Jarrell SC P27 Academy 2022 C 378 ft
5 TJ Wachter SC P27 Academy 2021 OF 375 ft
6 Evan Stone SC Dutch Fork 2021 SS 359 ft
7 Carlos Elian Martinez SC P27 Academy 2022 OF 344 ft
8 Michael Pena SC P27 Academy 2022 SS 343 ft
9 Matt Gonzalez SC P27 Academy 2021 C 338 ft
10 Stewart Evans SC P27 Academy 2022 OF 324 ft

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders were able to take ground balls in an open area with space to show their footwork, hands and arm strength. 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 Billy Amick SC P27 Academy 2021 3B 93
2 JP Cunningham SC Combine Academy 2022 OF 89
^ Keegan Knutson NC Combine Academy 2022 3B 89
3 Evan Stone SC Dutch Fork 2021 SS 88
4 Matt Heavner NC North Lincoln 2022 SS 84
^ Michael Pena SC P27 Academy 2022 SS 84
5 Troy McGirt SC P27 Academy 2021 1B 83


POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Outfielders worked through ground balls in an open area with space to catch, exchange and show their arm strength. 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 JP Cunningham SC Combine Academy 2022 OF 95
2 Keegan Knutson NC Combine Academy 2022 3B 92
3 Jay Pichardo SC P27 Academy 2022 OF 91
^ Stewart Evans SC P27 Academy 2022 OF 91
4 Carlos Elian Martinez SC P27 Academy 2022 OF 89
5 Jack Killelea SC Legion Collegiate 2022 C 88


POSITIONAL VELOCITY - CATCHERS

Catchers worked from a crouch position simulating throws to second base allowing evaluators to measure their arm strength, accuracy, carry, footwork, and exchanges. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Matt Gonzalez SC P27 Academy 2021 C 81
2 Jack Killelea SC Legion Collegiate 2022 C 77
3 Jacob Jarrell SC P27 Academy 2022 C 74

 

TRACKMAN INFO - PITCHER BULLPENS

Pitchers threw in a controlled bullpen.  Each arm threw 15-20 pitches, showcasing their complete arsenal.  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 Jordan Little NC Hickory Grove Christian 2021 RHP 92.06 mph
2 Calvert Clark NC Charlotte Christian 2022 RHP 91.24 mph
3 Hunter Sloop NC Combine Academy 2022 RHP 90.84 mph
4 Reed Garris SC Wando 2021 RHP 89.78 mph
5 Austin Williamson NC Combine Academy 2022 RHP 89.50 mph
6 Jerry Garcia NC Combine Academy 2022 RHP 88.19 mph
7 Robert Evans SC P27 Academy 2022 LHP 88.02 mph
8 TJ Wachter SC P27 Academy 2021 OF 87.84 mph
9 Caleb Freeman SC P27 Academy 2021 RHP 87.62 mph
10 Carson Starnes NC P27 Academy 2021 RHP 85.93 mph

 

MAX FASTBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Calvert Clark NC Charlotte Christian 2022 RHP 2629 rpm
2 Caleb Freeman SC P27 Academy 2021 RHP 2453 rpm
3 Hunter Sloop NC Combine Academy 2022 RHP 2390 rpm
4 TJ Wachter SC P27 Academy 2021 OF 2370 rpm
5 Carson Starnes NC P27 Academy 2021 RHP 2325 rpm
6 Jerry Garcia NC Combine Academy 2022 RHP 2226 rpm
7 Reed Garris SC Wando 2021 RHP 2221 rpm
8 Jordan Little NC Hickory Grove Christian 2021 RHP 2202 rpm
9 Calder Garris SC Wando 2022 C 2133 rpm
10 Robert Evans SC P27 Academy 2022 LHP 2121 rpm

 

MAX CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Calvert Clark NC Charlotte Christian 2022 RHP 2749 rpm
2 Robert Evans SC P27 Academy 2022 LHP 2327 rpm
3 Jordan Little NC Hickory Grove Christian 2021 RHP 2170 rpm
4 Calder Garris SC Wando 2022 C 2129 rpm
5 Hunter Sloop NC Combine Academy 2022 RHP 2098 rpm
6 Austin Williamson NC Combine Academy 2022 RHP 2032 rpm