Statistical Analysis: Triangle Prospect ID w/Advanced Analytics


Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR NC

PBR was in Raleigh, NC on Wednesday October 28th at North Raleigh Christian Academy to run the Triangle Prospect ID with Advanced Analytics, in conjunction with the PBR Scout Day with the Rawlings Prospects.  The event saw 15 prospects in attendance, 14 from NC and 1 from IL.  Most of the North Carolina participants were from the Triangle Area of the state.

Position players kicked the day off with a full pro-style workout, including a laser timed 60 yard dash.  The offensive evaluation included full ball flight data during live BP, with an exit velocity.  Defensively, players worked out from their primary position, allowing coaches and scouts to get a full view of athleticism, arm strength, hands, feet, and accuracy on throws.

After the position players, pitchers in attendance went through a controlled bullpen.  The bullpen included TrackMan gathering ball flight information from the release, including velocity, spin rates, and movement metrics.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and complete statistical output from each player.  There are multiple tabs, with the TrackMan data included.

 

By the Numbers:

  • 13 Position Players participated in the offensive and defensive workout
  • 7.45 was the median sixty time
  • 7.05 was the top posted sixty time
  • 2 catchers posted pop times under 2.05
  • 86 mph off the barrel was the median exit velocity
  • 92 mph was the top exit velocity during BP
  • 85 mph was the top fastball on the night
  • 9 total pitchers threw bullpens

 

Statistical Leaders

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash at the outset of the day.  The 60 was run on the grass surface.  The surface was a bit soft, but the numbers played true throughout the course of the 60 yards.  The median run time for the event came in at 7.45.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Jake Barbour NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 7.05
2 Nolan Lawrence NC Northern Guilford 2021 3B 7.18
3 Trevor Tuthill NC Clayton 2022 SS 7.36
^ Gavin Johnson NC Wayne Country Day 2023 OF 7.36
4 Henry Rausch IL Riverside-Brookfield 2021 SS 7.38
5 Ethan Goldstein NC Durham Academy 2022 SS 7.44

 

TrackMan Max EXIT VELOCITY (BP)

TrackMan is used to track ball flight off the bat and out of the hand.  During BP, each hitter had their exit velocity tracked.  Below are the top exit velocities from the event.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Nolan Lawrence NC Northern Guilford 2021 3B 92.7 mph
2 Jacob Scott NC Lumberton 2021 1B 91.2 mph
3 Ethan Goldstein NC Durham Academy 2022 SS 88.4 mph
4 Dalton Ausley NC Harnett Central 2022 C 87.2 mph
5 Holden Cooper NC Wakefield 2024 C 86.4 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 Henry Rausch IL Riverside-Brookfield 2021 SS 78
2 Ethan Goldstein NC Durham Academy 2022 SS 77
3 Holden Cooper NC Wakefield 2024 C 75

 

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 Jake Barbour NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 82
2 Gavin Johnson NC Wayne Country Day 2023 OF 78

 

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 Dalton Ausley NC Harnett Central 2022 C 2.03-2.32
2 Holden Cooper NC Wakefield 2024 C 2.04-2.09

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Dalton Ausley NC Harnett Central 2022 C 74
^ Holden Cooper NC Wakefield 2024 C 74

 

Trackman Pitching Leaders

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, and will be posted in the coming week.  TrackMan analytics are the official analytics and the velocities below were captured by TrackMan. 

Max Fastball

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Ryder Jeske NC East Chapel Hill 2022 RHP 85 mph
2 Henry Rausch IL Riverside-Brookfield 2021 SS 84 mph
3 Jacob Scott NC Lumberton 2021 1B 81 mph