Statistical Leaders: Bigger Than Baseball Tournament Scout Day


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

PBR was in Lake Wylie, SC on June 4th for the Bigger Than Baseball Tournament held at the new Field Day Park.  Part of the tournament included an opportunity for position players to run through a full PBR Scout Day, collecting data from an offensive and defensive evaluation.

Position players began the day with a laser timed 60.  The offensive evaluation included TrackMan capturing ball flight stats off the bat.  All of the offensive work was conducted with wood bats.  During the defensive workout, scouts were able to evaluate each player at their primary position.

CLICK HERE for the full scout day roster and statistics.

 

Bigger Than Baseball Scout Day By The Numbers:

  • 32 position players took part in the scout day
  • 3 players ran a sub-7.00 on the laser timed 60
  • 11 players ran 7.40 or below
  • 6 players posted an exit velocity above 90mph with wood.
  • 361' was the furthest ball hit in the workout
  • 2 catchers posted pop times at 2.20 or below
  • 5 outfielders carried arm strength on throws to the plate at 83mph or higher

 

Statistical Analysis

 

The 60 Yard Dash

Players ran a laser timed 60 on the natural grass surface in the outfield at Field Day Park.  The track played true throughout the 60 yards

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Ethan Wilson SC South Pointe 2022 OF 6.89
2 Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 6.93
3 Armani Guzman GA Rabun Gap-Nacoohee 2023 SS 6.99
4 Jason Abraham NY Episcopal 2023 OF 7.15
5 Andruw Castaneda NY Poly Prep 2023 OF 7.18
^ Lane Boutwell SC Catawba Ridge 2022 OF 7.18
6 Drew Endres SC Indian Land 2022 C 7.20
7 Juan Sanchez NY Tel-Com 2022 OF 7.33
8 Cole Montgomery SC South Pointe 2022 RHP 7.37
9 Braedin Homchik SC Nation Ford 2023 2B 7.39
10 Tyson Miller SC Southpointe Christian 2024 OF 7.40

 

TrackMan Max Exit Velocity (BP)

During BP, TrackMan tracked ball flight off the bat for every ball hit in fair territory.  One element TrackMan is able to produce is the exit velocity at the bat's impact with the ball.  Below are the top exit velocities recorded during BP.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Armani Guzman GA Rabun Gap-Nacoohee 2023 SS 96.1 mph
2 Isaias Moreno SC Nation Ford 2024 OF 93.8 mph
3 Ethan Wilson SC South Pointe 2022 OF 93.6 mph
4 Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 92.5 mph
5 Corey Long SC Clover 2023 3B 91.8 mph
6 JACKSON REED SC Legion Collegiate 2023 3B 91.3 mph
7 Carter Barrett SC Indian Land 2023 RHP 89.6 mph
8 Luke Miller SC Nation Ford 2022 OF 89.3 mph
9 Cody Higginbotham SC Clover 2023 OF 89.1 mph
10 Paul Solari SC Nation Ford 2023 1B 88.6 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 Armani Guzman GA Rabun Gap-Nacoohee 2023 SS 361 ft
2 Isaias Moreno SC Nation Ford 2024 OF 343 ft
3 Corey Long SC Clover 2023 3B 339 ft
4 Ethan Wilson SC South Pointe 2022 OF 329 ft
5 Luke Miller SC Nation Ford 2022 OF 328 ft
6 Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 327 ft
7 Drew Endres SC Indian Land 2022 C 320 ft
8 Luke Keller SC Nation Ford 2023 3B 317 ft
9 Cody Higginbotham SC Clover 2023 OF 317 ft
10 Hayden Ashby NC Cox Mill 2024 C 314 ft

 

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 Isaias Moreno SC Nation Ford 2024 OF 78
2 Juan Sanchez NY Tel-Com 2022 OF 77
^ Caleb Avery SC Catawba Ridge 2022 RHP 77
3 Braedin Homchik SC Nation Ford 2023 2B 75
^ Corey Long SC Clover 2023 3B 75
4 Lane Ross SC Nation Ford 2023 RHP 74
5 Luke Keller SC Nation Ford 2023 3B 73

 

Positional Velocity - Outfielders

Outfielders worked out from right field, making throws to the 3B.  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 Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 89
2 Ethan Wilson SC South Pointe 2022 OF 87
3 Collin Otte SC Indian Land 2022 RHP 84
4 JACKSON REED SC Legion Collegiate 2023 3B 83
^ Cole Montgomery SC South Pointe 2022 RHP 83
5 Jason Abraham NY Episcopal 2023 OF 80
^ Andruw Castaneda NY Poly Prep 2023 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 State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Drew Endres SC Indian Land 2022 C 2.04-2.15
2 Daniel Durham SC Clover 2024 C 2.18-2.37
3 Rylee Ashworth SC Nation Ford 2022 C 2.21-2.35

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Drew Endres SC Indian Land 2022 C 73
2 Daniel Durham SC Clover 2024 C 72
3 Morgan Silvers SC Catawba Ridge 2024 3B 68