Prep Baseball Report

Mobile Summer ID: Trackman Files


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.

Continuing our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look back at some of the leaders from each Trackman category from Thursday's event. Over the course of the next week, we will release different leaderboards for the event then transition into releasing individual scouting reports for each player in attendance.

View entire event stats HERE

MAX FASTBALL & AVERAGE SPIN RATE

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

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

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 INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK

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: As far as deception and importance goes, fast induced vertical break (IVB) may be the most important. Induced vertical break is not what is sounds. IVB simply means the pitch is "breaking" upward from the average level a pitch falls from release to home plate. This is a stat that you want to stay away from being average at. Fortunately, this can be tweaked slightly depending on release height. To put it simply, the higher number = more "rise" the pitch has compared to average. 


AVERAGE FASTBALL HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

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.”


AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

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

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 SLIDER SPIN RATE

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

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 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

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 Rock Gearhart AL Fairhope High School 2025 OF 100.3 mph
2 Jack Malone AL Bayshore Christian 2025 C 99.9 mph
3 Camden Barnett AL Tuscaloosa County 2025 C 99.1 mph
4 Lakota Johnson FL DEANE BOZEMAN SCHOOL 2025 OF 96.1 mph
5 Darren Leggett AL Fairhope 2025 3B 95.3 mph
6 Brady Cole Harrison AL Elberta 2025 OF 94.5 mph
7 Brayden Tindle AL Baldwin County High School 2028 3B 92.2 mph
8 Hudson Farnell AL St Paul's Episcopal 2025 OF 91.0 mph
9 Samuel Elleard AL Spanish Fort 2026 OF 90.9 mph
10 Jackson Lambert AL Spanish Fort High School 2025 RHP 90.9 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 Rock Gearhart AL Fairhope High School 2025 OF 388 ft
2 Darren Leggett AL Fairhope 2025 3B 372 ft
3 Camden Barnett AL Tuscaloosa County 2025 C 367 ft
4 Sage Guesnard AL UMS-Wright 2025 C 342 ft
5 Samuel Elleard AL Spanish Fort 2026 OF 332 ft
6 Joel Chandler AL Orange Beach MiddleHigh School 2025 SS 321 ft
7 Jackson Lambert AL Spanish Fort High School 2025 RHP 317 ft
8 Jack Malone AL Bayshore Christian 2025 C 305 ft
9 Pierce Rogers AL Baker High School 2025 RHP 305 ft
10 Brayden Tindle AL Baldwin County High School 2028 3B 299 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.


 

Upcoming Events

SHOWCASE DATE LOCATION
Yellowhammer State Games (Invite-Only) June 18th-19th, 2024 Sand Mountain Park (Albertville, AL)
Birmingham Rising Stars ID June 26th, 2024 Gardendale High School (Gardendale, AL)
Birmingham Summer ID June 26th, 2024 Gardendale High School (Gardendale, AL)
Huntsville Rising Stars ID July 2nd, 2024 James Clemens High School (Madison, AL)
Huntsville Summer ID July 2nd, 2024 James Clemens High School (Madison, AL)
Tuscaloosa Rising Stars ID July 9th, 2024 Northridge High School (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Tuscaloosa Summer ID July 9th, 2024 Northridge High School (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Montgomery Rising Stars ID July 16th, 2024 Stanhope Elmore High School (Millbrook, AL)
Montgomery Summer ID July 16th, 2024 Stanhope Elmore High School (Millbrook, AL)

 

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