Alabama All-State Games: Trackman Files


PBR Alabama Staff

TROY, AL - The Alabama All-State Games was held on Wednesday, July 6th at Riddle-Pace Field at Troy University in Troy, AL. This event was an invite-only event that consisted of some of the top prospects from the 2023-2025 classes. These players went through extended infield/outfield pregame and took batting practice instruction. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated outings facing hitters during gameplay and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing on Wednesday.

Continuing off our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look back at some of the leaders from each statistical category recorded on the Trackman B1 unit. Please continue to check back over the next week, as we will release individual scouting reports on each player present at the event. 

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MAX FASTBALL & AVERAGE SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Connor Gatwood AL Baker 2024 RHP 90 mph
2 Jack Thomas Kelly AL Mountain Brook 2023 RHP 89 mph
^ Gatlin Pitts AL Bayside Academy 2024 SS 89 mph
^ Eli Driskell AL Faith Academy 2024 RHP 89 mph
3 Riley Miller AL Athens 2024 OF 88 mph
^ Charlie Berryman AL Mountain Brook 2023 RHP 88 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Connor Gatwood AL Baker 2024 RHP 2388 rpm
2 Gatlin Pitts AL Bayside Academy 2024 SS 2387 rpm
3 Eli Driskell AL Faith Academy 2024 RHP 2334 rpm
4 Reed Hartsfield AL Chelsea 2024 OF 2306 rpm

Max Fastball Velocity: This metric calculates the speed of the pitch as it’s released from the pitcher’s hand.

Spin Rate: This metric calculates the rate of spin on the baseball as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, measured in revolutions per minute (rpm). Historical data shows that high-spin fastballs lessen the impact of gravity, allowing for more ‘rise’ (or less fall, in other words) as it carries through the zone. Low-spin fastballs typically indicate the pitch has greater horizontal action, often making it tougher to square up, but generally easier to make contact with, leading to more ground balls, while high-spin fastballs show a correlation with swings and misses.

AVERAGE FASTBALL HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Cooper Walls AL McAdory 2024 SS 15.4
2 Coleman Garner AL East Lawrence 2023 RHP 15.3
3 Connor Gatwood AL Baker 2024 RHP 15.0
4 Tanner Johnston AL George W. Long 2023 OF 13.3
5 Jack Thomas Kelly AL Mountain Brook 2023 RHP 13.2

Horizontal Break: Outlined on TrackMan’s own website: “... horizontal movement is measured in inches between where the pitch actually crosses the front of home plate side-wise, and where it would have crossed home plate side-wise if had it traveled in a perfectly straight line from release. A positive number means the break was to the right from the pitcher’s perspective, while a negative number means the break was to the left from the pitcher’s perspective.”

AVERAGE SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Brody Walker AL GW Long 2023 2B 2449
2 Coleman Garner AL East Lawrence 2023 RHP 2410
3 Eli Driskell AL Faith Academy 2024 RHP 2383
4 Connor Gehr AL Gulf Shores 2024 RHP 2372

Spin Rate: The metric calculates how fast the ball is spinning as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, reported in the number of times the pitched ball would spin per minute (“revolutions per minute” or “rpm”).

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Gatlin Pitts AL Bayside Academy 2024 SS 2520 rpm
2 Jake Sampson AL Auburn 2023 RHP 2504 rpm
3 Jackson Crow AL Oxford 2023 RHP 2499 rpm

Spin Rate: The metric calculates how fast the ball is spinning as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, reported in the number of times the pitched ball would spin per minute (“revolutions per minute” or “rpm”).

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jack Thomas Kelly AL Mountain Brook 2023 RHP 16.3
2 Cooper Walls AL McAdory 2024 SS 15.1
3 Connor Gatwood AL Baker 2024 RHP 14.3
4 Riley Miller AL Athens 2024 OF 13.2
5 Brady Keller AL Mobile Christian 2025 OF 11.9

Horizontal Break: This metric measures the distance, measured in inches, between where the pitch actually crosses the front of home plate side-wise, and where it would have crossed home plate side-wise if had it traveled in a perfectly straight line from release. A positive number means the break was to the right from the pitcher’s perspective, while a negative number means the break was to the left from the pitcher’s perspective.

PEAK EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Will Lawrence AL Hoover 2023 C 100.7 mph
2 Riley Miller AL Athens 2024 OF 99.2 mph
3 Chris McNeill AL Chelsea 2023 OF 96.7 mph
4 Austin Wilson AL Shelby County 2023 1B 95.8 mph
5 Gant Underwood AL Northside Methodist Academy 2023 3B 95.3 mph
6 Clayton Smith AL Prattville 2023 OF 94.9 mph

Exit Velocity: This metric measures the speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Will Lawrence AL Hoover 2023 C 376 ft
2 Connor Gatwood AL Baker 2024 RHP 365 ft
3 Riley Miller AL Athens 2024 OF 358 ft
4 Cooper Walls AL McAdory 2024 SS 348 ft
5 Gatlin Pitts AL Bayside Academy 2024 SS 341 ft
6 Brady Keller AL Mobile Christian 2025 OF 341 ft

Distance: This metric measures the estimated “carry flat” distance, measured in feet, meaning the distance that the ball travels before it lands, or would have landed if it were not caught or obstructed.

 

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