Team Carolina Workout Day Stats


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR of NC

The PBR Future Games has quickly become the top recruiting stop for college coaches across the country.  While the situation in 2020 will not allow coaches to be in attendance, there is still plenty of attention heading to LakePoint, in Emerson, GA, to see the best of the best.  The PBR Future Games feature the top uncommitted, underclass players in the country, all in one spot. 

Beginning Saturday August 1st, Team Carolina, made up of NC and SC underclass players, will begin their journey through the Future Games.  Saturday is a workout day with position players going through a full pro-style workout.  Sunday and Monday will feature live game play with Team Carolina taking on Team Florida, Team Mid-Atlantic, and Team Georgia.

Saturday's 1st workout of the day featured Team Carolina position players going through a full pro-style workout.  Players took multiple rounds of BP with Blast Motion sensors on their bats, tracking swing analytics, and TrackMan tracking ball flight information.  Players also went through an exit velocity station, working off of a tee.  Defensively, players were able to show off their skill set from their primary position.  Below are the numbers produced by some of the top uncommitted, underclass players in North and South Carolina.

 

Team Carolina Workout Day

 

 

TIMED 60 YARD DASH

Twelve position players ran the laser timed 60 on the artificial surface at LakePoint.  2023 RHP/OF Colby Umbarger (North Iredell HS, NC) posted the top time for Team Carolina at 6.91.  Four players ran under 7.00 with another 3 under 7.20.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Colby Umbarger NC North Iredell 2023 CF 6.91
2 Gabriel Simmons SC Nation Ford 2023 SS 6.96
^ Buddy Howard SC Rabun Gap-Nacoochee 2022 OF 6.96
^ Austin Hawke NC Reagan 2022 SS 6.96
3 Cooper Holbrook SC Porter-Gaud 2022 1B 7.02
4 Jordan Overton NC Rolesville 2022 C 7.12
^ Seth Christmas NC Hopewell 2022 C 7.12
5 Ty Torti NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2022 SS 7.28
6 Rom Kellis SC P27 Academy 2022 SS 7.30
7 Ben Bullard SC Wando 2022 3B 7.38
8 Gus Shelton NC Randleman 2022 1B 7.45
9 Noah Hill NC High Point Christian 2022 C 7.83
10 Calder Garris SC Wando 2022 C 7.86

 

EXIT VELOCITY - OFF A TEE

Part of the offensive workout included working off of a tee to record a static exit velocity.  A Stalker Pro SII was used to record the power from each player.  The top bolt was recorded at an impressive 99 mph off the barrel from Gus Shelton (Randleman HS, NC).  Ten players pumped out 90 mph or better off the tee.  As we dive further into some of the statistics produced, we will pull the metrics from live BP in the coming days.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Gus Shelton NC Randleman 2022 1B 99
2 Jacob Jarrell SC P27 Academy 2022 C 97
^ Seth Christmas NC Hopewell 2022 C 97
3 Jordan Overton NC Rolesville 2022 C 95
4 Cooper Holbrook SC Porter-Gaud 2022 1B 94
^ Rom Kellis SC P27 Academy 2022 SS 94
^ Gabriel Simmons SC Nation Ford 2023 SS 94
5 Noah Hill NC High Point Christian 2022 C 92
^ Calder Garris SC Wando 2022 C 92
6 Austin Hawke NC Reagan 2022 SS 91
7 Buddy Howard SC Rabun Gap-Nacoochee 2022 OF 88
^ Ty Torti NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2022 SS 88
8 Ben Bullard SC Wando 2022 3B 87
9 Colby Umbarger NC North Iredell 2023 CF 86

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY - INFIELDERS

Infielders did their work from shortstop and 1B, making multiple throws across the diamond, simulating live ground balls.  Scouts are looking for actions, feet, hands, rhythm, exchange, carry and accuracy, as well as arm strength.  Arm strength can be measured, to a point, by a radar gun.  The top infield velocities from Team Carolina are below.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Rom Kellis SC P27 Academy 2022 SS 88
2 Seth Christmas NC Hopewell 2022 C 83
3 Austin Hawke NC Reagan 2022 SS 82
4 Gabriel Simmons SC Nation Ford 2023 SS 81
5 Ben Bullard SC Wando 2022 3B 78
^ Ty Torti NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2022 SS 78
6 Gus Shelton NC Randleman 2022 1B 77

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY - OUTFIELDERS

A number of position players for Team Carolina can, and will, play all over the diamond.  Four players worked out from the outfield, making throws from right field to the plate.  Again, accuracy and carry can be gauged in a number of ways.  The radar gun helps to put a number on raw arm strength.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Colby Umbarger NC North Iredell 2023 CF 84
2 Buddy Howard SC Rabun Gap-Nacoochee 2022 OF 81
3 Jordan Overton NC Rolesville 2022 C 79

 

POP TIMES AND POSITIONAL VELOCITY - CATCHERS

Catchers made multiple throws through to 2B, simulating a stolen base attempt.  Coaches and scouts have a number of ways to evaluate catchers.  The Pop Time signifies the time from the ball hits a catchers glove to the time it takes for a throw to be received at 2B.  The positional velocity is the radar reading of those throws.  Three catchers worked out for Team Carolina, each making a mark.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Jacob Jarrell SC P27 Academy 2022 C 1.97-2.01
2 Calder Garris SC Wando 2022 C 2.09-2.23
3 Noah Hill NC High Point Christian 2022 C 2.15-2.22

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Jacob Jarrell SC P27 Academy 2022 C 79
2 Calder Garris SC Wando 2022 C 77
3 Noah Hill NC High Point Christian 2022 C 71

 

PBR FUTURE GAMES - EVENT INFO

CLICK HERE to see the full event page, featuring schedules and live streaming info for LakePoint, as well as the Midwest and Northeast Future Game Pods

Rosters for each region

Live Stream at LakePoint

  • Playsight
  • While there are additional sites for the Future Games this year, many states will still be traveling to Lakepoint. Playsight (subscription required) provides two camera angles during the game—behind home plate and center field—and an additional five are available postgame.

 

TEAM CAROLINA SCHEDULE

Sunday August 2nd

  • 4:15pm  -  Team Carolina vs. Team Florida
    • Field 9
    • Live BP on Field 9 at 3:15pm
    • Scheduled Rotation: Mason Murdock, Andrew Duvall, Aubrey Smith, Colby Umbarger

Monday August 3rd

  • 9:00am  -  Team Carolina vs. Team Mid-Atlantic
    • Field 9
    • Scheduled Rotation: Jackson Humphries, Zac Martin, Seve Mack, Calder Garris
  • 11:15am  -  Team Carolina vs. Team Georgia
    • Field 9
    • Scheduled Rotation: Hunter Sloop, William Bryant, Joey Hylinski