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Record Book: PBR NC ProCase


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR NC

The 3rd PBR of North Carolina ProCase is scheduled for Sunday February 9th at Diamond Xtreme in Kernersville, NC.  This will be the third time PBR has run the ProCase at Diamond Xtreme, a beautiful facility with a very spacious cage that allows players to take ground balls and simulate a throw across the diamond.  It also allows for players to take a full round of BP with the ball flying off the bat.

The names of attendees in the first two years has been a "who's who" of top players in the state.  The 2020 addition will again feature 25 of the top players in North Carolina.  As these players are working toward their spring season, and getting ready for Sunday, we will take a quick look back at some of the performances from the first two PBR of NC ProCase events.

CLICK HERE for the 2020 PBR of NC ProCase Roster

 

Record Book: PBR of NC Procase

 

THE 30 YARD DASH

Each year the ProCase is held indoors in an effort to assure a space where players can perform regardless of the weather conditions.  Without space to run a full sixty, we cut down the running portion to a timed 30 yard dash.  Xavier Bussey ran the fastest 30 at the inaugural event and his time has held as we enter year three.  It could be under fire as there are a couple of elite runners planning to attend the 2020 ProCase.

Name HS Class POS 30 Yd Dash
Xavier Bussey Garner 2018 OF 3.64
Joey Rezek Northwest Guilford 2020 C/OF 3.71
Matt Kemp Randleman 2020 SS/2B 3.75
Vance Anderson Lake Norman 2019 OF/OF 3.76
Jaylen Guy SE Guilford 2018 SS 3.76
Zack Michael Apex 2019 OF/LHP 3.81
CJ Conrad Apex 2018 OF 3.85
JD Brock Hough 2019 LHP/OF 3.89
Devin Bartley SE Guilford 2018 C 3.89
Ronald Evans II Pro5 Academy 2019 3B/1B 3.91

 

 

EXIT VELOCITY

As part of the offensive testing, hitters work through a couple of exit velocity stations, working off of a tee, using wood and metal if they choose.  Two players have seen their exit velocity break the 100 mph barrier.  Nick Neal's power presence last year led to his 11th round selection by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Name School Class POS Exit Velo
Caleb Cozart Wesleyan Christian 2019 RHP/1B 104
Nick Neal Randleman 2020 1B/OF 103
Xavier Bussey Garner 2018 OF 99
Ronald Evans II Pro5 Academy 2019 3B/1B 97
Will Butcher TC Roberson 2019 1B/C 97
Joey Rezek Northwest Guilford 2020 C/OF 96
Chris Villaman Ledford 2019 LHP 95
Tyler McPeak East Lincoln 2018 C 94
Xander Hamilton Broughton 2019 RHP/OF 94
JD Brock Hough 2019 LHP/OF 94
Jaylen Guy SE Guilford 2018 SS 94

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders are able to see a ground ball off the bat from about 100 feet away then work through to a 3/4 distance throw across the infield.  The radar gun gives us a chance to gauge arm strength.  Austin St. Laurent took the top spot from Trent Harris with his performance at the 2019 ProCase. 

Name School Class POS INF Velo
Austin St. Laurent Western Alamance 2020 SS/RHP 95
Trent Harris Pro 5 Academy 2018 SS 94
Sam Zayicek Lake Norman 2018 OF 92
Jaylen Guy SE Guilford 2018 SS 88
Matt Kemp Randleman 2020 SS/2B 87

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

The outfielders are able to work off of a batted ball, making a throw of about 110 feet towards a target.  With the shorter distances, we have seen some outfielders really work to be aggressive through their throws.  In year two, Vance Anderson peaked at 98 mph out of his hand.  Every outfielder that has thrown as been at least 88 out of his hand.

Name School Class POS OF Velo
Vance Anderson Lake Norman 2019 OF/OF 98
CJ Conrad Apex 2018 OF 95
Xander Hamilton Broughton 2019 RHP/OF 95
JD Brock Hough 2019 LHP/OF 94
Sam Zayicek Lake Norman 2018 OF

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