Phoenix Preseason ID: TrackMan Files (Pitching)


Cam Black-Araujo
PBR Arizona Operations Assistant

On Sunday, Jan. 23rd, the Phoenix Preseason ID was hosted at Grand Canyon's Brazell Field, an open event for 2022-2025 graduates. Talents were on display in front of the PBR Arizona staff, while data was being recorded by state-of-the-art technology. 

Today, our post event coverage continues as we analyze pitching data collected from our TrackMan unit on site. TrackMan Portable combines the best of video and radar technology to output the most accurate data in every environment.

CLICK HERE for full event stats.

 

Max FB and Peak FB Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Steve Solorzano NM Las Cruces 2023 3B 88.9 mph
2 Dillon Roberts AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 RHP 85.0 mph
3 Hunter Heeringa AZ Valley Christian 2023 RHP 82.6 mph
4 Cade Shumard AZ Saguaro 2024 LHP 82.5 mph
5 Brennan Waldrop CA Mission Vista 2022 LHP 82.3 mph
6 Jake Romaine AZ Desert Vista 2023 OF 82.0 mph
7 Christopher Margarella AZ Saguaro 2024 RHP 81.4 mph
8 Wyatt Study AB Foot Hills Composite 2022 RHP 80.7 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 James Leibmann AZ Note Dame Prep 2024 2B 2361 rpm
2 Steve Solorzano NM Las Cruces 2023 3B 2294 rpm
3 Hunter Heeringa AZ Valley Christian 2023 RHP 2231 rpm
4 Christopher Margarella AZ Saguaro 2024 RHP 2215 rpm
5 Brennan Waldrop CA Mission Vista 2022 LHP 2199 rpm
6 Noah Scilley AZ Gilbert Classical 2023 RHP 2173 rpm
7 Parker Linnig AZ Saguaro 2024 RHP 2172 rpm
8 Wyatt Study AB Foot Hills Composite 2022 RHP 2171 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.

AVG FB & Horizontal Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos Eff Velocity (avg)
1 Steve Solorzano NM Las Cruces 2023 3B 86.4 mph
2 Dillon Roberts AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 RHP 84.7 mph
3 Hunter Heeringa AZ Valley Christian 2023 RHP 81.9 mph
4 Brennan Waldrop CA Mission Vista 2022 LHP 80.2 mph
5 Jake Romaine AZ Desert Vista 2023 OF 80.1 mph
6 Cade Shumard AZ Saguaro 2024 LHP 79.7 mph
7 Ben Richards AZ Paradise Valley 2023 SS 79.2 mph
8 Michael McDougall AZ Deer Valley 2024 RHP 78.7 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (max)
1 Brennan Waldrop CA Mission Vista 2022 LHP -19.2 in
2 Wyatt Study AB Foot Hills Composite 2022 RHP 18.2 in
3 Jacob Blickenderfer AZ Casteel 2024 OF -18.2 in
4 Christopher Peronace AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2024 LHP -17.7 in
5 Jake Romaine AZ Desert Vista 2023 OF 17.5 in
6 Jackson Summers AZ Desert Ridge 2023 RHP 16.8 in
7 Cohen Baack AZ Centennial 2025 RHP 16.0 in
8 Nathan Vandyke AZ New Way Academy 2025 C 15.9 in

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.”

AVG CB/SL Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Brennan Waldrop CA Mission Vista 2022 LHP 2193 rpm
2 Noah Scilley AZ Gilbert Classical 2023 RHP 2179 rpm
3 Jake Romaine AZ Desert Vista 2023 OF 2166 rpm
4 Steve Solorzano NM Las Cruces 2023 3B 2157 rpm
5 Cohen Baack AZ Centennial 2025 RHP 2066 rpm
6 Adem Wagner AZ Horizon 2025 RHP 2038 rpm
7 Jacob Mustain AZ Pusch Ridge Christian 2024 SS 2027 rpm
8 Hunter Heeringa AZ Valley Christian 2023 RHP 1995 rpm

AVG CH Horizontal Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Christopher Margarella AZ Saguaro 2024 RHP 16.0
2 Dillon Roberts AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 RHP 15.6
3 Ernesto Bojorquez AZ Salpointe Catholic 2025 3B 15.5
4 Steve Solorzano NM Las Cruces 2023 3B 15.4
5 Gehrig Heil AZ Arcadia 2025 RHP 15.2
6 Jackson Summers AZ Desert Ridge 2023 RHP 15.1
7 Zachary Stevens AZ Mountain Pointe 2024 OF 14.2
8 Antonio Reyes NM Mayfield 2023 RHP 14.0
9 Torin Mayse AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 RHP 13.9
10 Jake Romaine AZ Desert Vista 2023 OF 13.7

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Preseason All-State Games: Underclass (Invite-Only) AZ 01/29 Apollo High School - Glendale, AZ
Preseason All-State Games: Upperclass (Invite-Only) AZ 01/30 Apollo High School - Glendale, AZ
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/06 The MAX - McCook, Ill.
Phoenix Rising Stars ID AZ 02/21 Desert Ridge High School - Phoenix, AZ