Prep Baseball Report

Mobile Summer ID: Data Dive, Pitchers


Prep Baseball Alabama Staff

BAY MINETTE, AL - The Mobile Summer ID was held on Thursday, May 30th at Coastal Alabama-South CC in Bay Minette, AL. This event was an open event that consisted of prospects from the 2025-2029 classes. These players went through extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion, ran the 60-yard dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated bullpens during the workout 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 Thursday.

Last week, we broke down the stat leaders from the more traditional categories in our statistical analysis. Today, we will take an even closer look at the pitchers in attendance with the help of our tech partners, broken down by the categories and leaderboards below.

 

FASTBALL 

MAX VELOCITY (MPH)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Brady Godwin FL JAY HIGH SCHOOL 2025 RHP 87.9 mph
2 Wyatt Pippin AL Faith Academy 2026 RHP 85.7 mph
3 Matthew Hopkinson AL Homeschool 2026 RHP 85.1 mph
4 Darren Leggett AL Fairhope 2025 3B 84.0 mph
5 Lakota Johnson FL DEANE BOZEMAN SCHOOL 2025 OF 83.7 mph

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Matthew Hopkinson AL Homeschool 2026 RHP 2265 rpm
2 Wyatt Pippin AL Faith Academy 2026 RHP 2261 rpm
3 Jackson Lambert AL Spanish Fort High School 2025 RHP 2247 rpm
4 Lakota Johnson FL DEANE BOZEMAN SCHOOL 2025 OF 2212 rpm
5 Weston Hoomes AL W.S. Neal 2027 RHP 2176 rpm

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.

SPIN EFFICIENCY% (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Efficiency % (avg)
1 Brady Godwin FL JAY HIGH SCHOOL 2025 RHP 97 %
2 Lakota Johnson FL DEANE BOZEMAN SCHOOL 2025 OF 95 %
3 Blake Blair FL PACE HIGH SCHOOL 2028 3B 93 %
4 Weston Hoomes AL W.S. Neal 2027 RHP 91 %
5 Noah Hopkinson AL Homeschool (AL) 2028 2B 88 %

Spin Efficiency: This metric is the percentage of the raw spin rate that directly impacts pitch movement; so while raw spin is measured by revolutions per minute (rpm), spin efficiency is the ratio of true spin divided by raw spin. It’s important to understand that more is not always better when it comes to spin efficiency. The optimal spin efficiency on a pitch depends on the pitch type and should be understood in the context of a pitcher’s entire arsenal. Regarding the true four-seam fastball, a spin efficiency close to 100 percent is preferable, indicating that nearly all the backspin generated on the ball as it leaves the pitcher’s hand is contributing to the “riding” action the pitch has as it enters and exits the strike zone, making it especially effective in the upper third of the strike zone.

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Lakota Johnson FL DEANE BOZEMAN SCHOOL 2025 OF 21.1 in
2 Gavin Grider AL Robertsdale High School 2027 RHP 20.6 in
3 Blake Blair FL PACE HIGH SCHOOL 2028 3B 18.1 in
4 Brady Godwin FL JAY HIGH SCHOOL 2025 RHP 17.5 in
5 Brayden Tindle AL Baldwin County High School 2028 3B 16.6 in

Induced Vertical Break: Used in short form as "IVB," this metric is most important on fastballs for creating rise and on curveballs for creating depth – it can also have some use when measuring sliders and cutters as well. Sliders tend to be closer to zero inches while cutters are generally between 5 and 15 inches. Usually fastballs and curveballs with large IVB have higher spin efficiencies as well. Sliders generally have very little (closer to zero) IVB and very low spin efficiency. You could also categorize IVB into spin rate as this is part of the “useful movement” you’re looking for. IVB is also a huge part of the vertical approach angle.

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Bryce McCollum AL Orange Beach MiddleHigh School 2025 LHP -18.2
2 Jordan Elleard AL Spanish Fort 2028 2B 14.3
3 Brady Cole Harrison AL Elberta 2025 OF 13.2
4 Lakota Johnson FL DEANE BOZEMAN SCHOOL 2025 OF 11.5
5 Noah Hopkinson AL Homeschool (AL) 2028 2B 11.3

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.”

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Brady Cole Harrison AL Elberta 2025 OF 80 %
2 Weston Hoomes AL W.S. Neal 2027 RHP 50 %
^ Jordan Miles AL Fairhope 2025 OF 50 %

Average MLB pitchers throw 62 percent strikes, and better pitchers throw strikes 65 percent of the time, or a ratio of roughly 2:1, strikes to balls.


CURVEBALL

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Bryce McCollum AL Orange Beach MiddleHigh School 2025 LHP 2550 rpm
2 Ben Fandrich AL Fairhope 2027 OF 2374 rpm
3 Wyatt Pippin AL Faith Academy 2026 RHP 2359 rpm
4 Jackson Lambert AL Spanish Fort High School 2025 RHP 2338 rpm
5 Matthew Hopkinson AL Homeschool 2026 RHP 2334 rpm

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jackson Lambert AL Spanish Fort High School 2025 RHP -20.7
2 aiden jones AL Elberta High School 2028 OF -16.3
3 Wyatt Pippin AL Faith Academy 2026 RHP -12.4
4 Matthew Hopkinson AL Homeschool 2026 RHP -11.7
5 Ben Fandrich AL Fairhope 2027 OF -11.0

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Wyatt Pippin AL Faith Academy 2026 RHP 100 %
2 Bryce McCollum AL Orange Beach MiddleHigh School 2025 LHP 75 %
3 Brady Godwin FL JAY HIGH SCHOOL 2025 RHP 66 %
4 Matthew Hopkinson AL Homeschool 2026 RHP 50 %
^ Jordan Elleard AL Spanish Fort 2028 2B 50 %
^ Darren Leggett AL Fairhope 2025 3B 50 %
^ aiden jones AL Elberta High School 2028 OF 50 %


SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Lakota Johnson FL DEANE BOZEMAN SCHOOL 2025 OF 2553
2 Wyatt Pippin AL Faith Academy 2026 RHP 2398
3 Matthew Hopkinson AL Homeschool 2026 RHP 2375
4 Noah Hopkinson AL Homeschool (AL) 2028 2B 2360
5 Jordan Elleard AL Spanish Fort 2028 2B 2235

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Pierce Rogers AL Baker High School 2025 RHP -16.3
2 Wyatt Pippin AL Faith Academy 2026 RHP -11.5
3 Lakota Johnson FL DEANE BOZEMAN SCHOOL 2025 OF -5.9
4 Noah Hopkinson AL Homeschool (AL) 2028 2B -5.8
5 Matthew Hopkinson AL Homeschool 2026 RHP -4.2

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Matthew Hopkinson AL Homeschool 2026 RHP 50 %
^ Brady Godwin FL JAY HIGH SCHOOL 2025 RHP 50 %


CHANGEUP

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Bryce McCollum AL Orange Beach MiddleHigh School 2025 LHP 1938 rpm
2 Matthew Hopkinson AL Homeschool 2026 RHP 1936 rpm
3 Wyatt Pippin AL Faith Academy 2026 RHP 1933 rpm
4 Darren Leggett AL Fairhope 2025 3B 1813 rpm
5 Lakota Johnson FL DEANE BOZEMAN SCHOOL 2025 OF 1718 rpm

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Matthew Hopkinson AL Homeschool 2026 RHP 19.5
2 Jordan Elleard AL Spanish Fort 2028 2B 18.1
3 Darren Leggett AL Fairhope 2025 3B 16.4
4 aiden jones AL Elberta High School 2028 OF 14.4
5 Brady Cole Harrison AL Elberta 2025 OF 14.3

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Lakota Johnson FL DEANE BOZEMAN SCHOOL 2025 OF 100 %
^ Brady Cole Harrison AL Elberta 2025 OF 100 %
^ Jordan Elleard AL Spanish Fort 2028 2B 100 %
2 Darren Leggett AL Fairhope 2025 3B 66 %
3 Brayden Tindle AL Baldwin County High School 2028 3B 50 %
^ aiden jones AL Elberta High School 2028 OF 50 %

+ CLICK HERE for a look at the complete statistics from the event.


 

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