Alabama Fall Games: Trackman Files


PBR Alabama Staff

MONTEVALLO, AL - The Alabama Fall Games was held on Sunday, August 28th at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL. This event was an open event that consisted of prospects from the 2023-2026 classes. These players went through extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion, participated in defensive evaluations, ran the 60 yard-dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated outings 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 Sunday.

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 Velocity (max)
1 Ian Herrington MS West Lauderdale 2024 RHP 87.9 mph
2 Zachary Wyatt AL Thompson 2023 RHP 85.9 mph
3 Austin Uptain AL Athens 2024 SS 85.8 mph
4 Porter Dykes AL Providence Christian 2024 SS 84.7 mph
5 Bryson Morman AL Chelsea 2024 SS 83.7 mph
6 Aaron Bailey AL McAdory 2026 3B 83.1 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Zachary Wyatt AL Thompson 2023 RHP 2492 rpm
2 Austin Uptain AL Athens 2024 SS 2223 rpm
3 Bryson Morman AL Chelsea 2024 SS 2192 rpm
4 Porter Dykes AL Providence Christian 2024 SS 2146 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 Bryson Morman AL Chelsea 2024 SS 20.4
2 Zachary Wyatt AL Thompson 2023 RHP 18.0
3 Rhys Jones AL Spain Park 2026 SS 15.8
4 Brody Moon AL Madison County 2024 OF 15.3
5 Colton Sampson AL Russell County 2024 LHP -15.3

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 Zachary Wyatt AL Thompson 2023 RHP 2689
2 Porter Dykes AL Providence Christian 2024 SS 1959
3 Steven Shelton AL Chelsea 2023 RHP 1873

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 Zachary Wyatt AL Thompson 2023 RHP 2688 rpm
2 Aaron Bailey AL McAdory 2026 3B 2392 rpm
3 Rhys Jones AL Spain Park 2026 SS 2316 rpm
4 Bryson Morman AL Chelsea 2024 SS 2186 rpm
5 Jaylen Crocker AL American Christian 2026 C 2093 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 Rhys Jones AL Spain Park 2026 SS 15.9
2 Benton Howell AL Marbury 2025 LHP -14.7
3 Porter Dykes AL Providence Christian 2024 SS 13.1
4 Colton Sampson AL Russell County 2024 LHP -10.9

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 Ian Cartwright AL Alexandria 2024 OF 96.7 mph
2 Aiden Brunner AL Alexandria 2024 C 96.2 mph
3 Zackary Johnson AL Bob Jones 2025 C 96.1 mph
4 Win Brock AL Providence Christian 2024 OF 95.0 mph
5 Dylan Brown AL Chelsea 2023 OF 93.3 mph
6 Camden Nunley AL Helena 2023 SS 92.4 mph
7 Bryson Morman AL Chelsea 2024 SS 92.3 mph
8 Eric Brown GA Lassiter 2024 C 92.0 mph
9 Makei Griffin AL Pelham 2023 1B 91.9 mph
10 Carson Wideman AL Hewitt Trussville 2024 SS 91.9 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 Makei Griffin AL Pelham 2023 1B 355 ft
2 Ian Cartwright AL Alexandria 2024 OF 354 ft
3 Aaron Bailey AL McAdory 2026 3B 353 ft
4 Zackary Johnson AL Bob Jones 2025 C 351 ft
5 Easton Kleyn AL Gardendale 2024 C 339 ft
6 Dylan Brown AL Chelsea 2023 OF 337 ft
7 Camden Nunley AL Helena 2023 SS 337 ft
8 Collier Smith AL Bessemer Academy 2025 2B 337 ft
9 Will Whatley AL Auburn 2025 OF 335 ft
10 Tyde Harrison AL Calera 2024 C 334 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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