NorCal Uncommitted Games TrackMan Files: Fastball


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LINCOLN, CALIF. - We ran the NorCal Uncommitted Games on 10/9/22 at McBean Stadium and the event had an abundance of talent on hand, including pitchers, in the 2024 and 2023 classes. We will continue pushing out data/metrics and stats from this event during this week and later in the fall there is a good chance some of the players who may not have been in their class ranking will make a debut.

Pitchers threw in simulated outings during gameplay and received 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 strong showings.

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.

Prep Baseball Report events across the country have been powered by TrackMan’s industry-leading portable system to capture pinpoint accurate, actionable data from player performances. Prep Baseball Report and TrackMan are dedicated to recognizing talent and unleashing their potential.

At the event all pitches were monitored through the portable Trackman B1 unit. Each player threw their complete arsenal of pitches allowing us to collect metrics such as release velocity, spin rate, vertical & horizontal movement and much more.

This data goes directly into the player profiles allowing the PBR Staff, college coaches and professional scouts alike to evaluate and compare prospects on a national scale.

We will roll out more content, including the reports, in the coming weeks.

NorCal Uncommitted Games Full List of Stats/Data/Metrics

CATEGORICAL LEADERS FOR FASTBALLS THROWN

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

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Jaydn Ramos CA Franklin 2024 RHP 89.1 mph
2 Franco Moran CA Sacred Heart Cathedral 2023 RHP 88.7 mph
3 Cole Ehrhorn CA Liberty 2023 RHP 85.9 mph
4 Kieran Subramanian CA Valley Christian 2023 RHP 85.8 mph
5 Jackson Halverson CA McClatchy 2024 RHP 85.7 mph
6 Marcus Maeder CA Colfax 2023 RHP 85.2 mph
7 Luke Kim CA Valley Christian 2024 RHP 84.7 mph
8 Jack Ghufran CA Granite Bay 2024 RHP 83.9 mph
9 Van Froling CA Inderkum 2024 LHP 82.8 mph
10 Anthony Pisciotto CA Clayton Valley Charter 2023 1B 82.8 mph

Fastball 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.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jaydn Ramos CA Franklin 2024 RHP 2417 rpm
2 Marcus Maeder CA Colfax 2023 RHP 2371 rpm
3 Anthony Duran CA Winters 2024 LHP 2309 rpm
4 Cole Ehrhorn CA Liberty 2023 RHP 2308 rpm
5 Franco Moran CA Sacred Heart Cathedral 2023 RHP 2292 rpm
6 Kieran Subramanian CA Valley Christian 2023 RHP 2262 rpm
7 Jack Ghufran CA Granite Bay 2024 RHP 2250 rpm
8 Dylan Schmitt CA Roseville 2023 RHP 2225 rpm
9 Elias Fogelman CA St. Mary's College Prep 2023 RHP 2213 rpm
10 Xavier Maldonado CA Lincoln 2023 LHP 2188 rpm

Fastball Horizontal Break (avg): 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.

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Miles Tenscher CA Vintage 2024 RHP 16.7
2 Kieran Subramanian CA Valley Christian 2023 RHP 16.6
3 Van Froling CA Inderkum 2024 LHP -15.2
4 Dylan Schmitt CA Roseville 2023 RHP 13.9
5 Jackson Halverson CA McClatchy 2024 RHP 13.5
6 Anthony Pisciotto CA Clayton Valley Charter 2023 1B 13.3
7 Kellen Colyer CA Twelve Bridges 2024 RHP 12.6
8 Jaydn Ramos CA Franklin 2024 RHP 12.5
9 Jack Ghufran CA Granite Bay 2024 RHP 12.2
10 Cole Ehrhorn CA Liberty 2023 RHP 11.2

Fastball Induced Vertical Break (avg): Distance, measured in inches, between where the pitch actually crosses the front of home plate height-wise, and where it would have crossed home plate height-wise if had it traveled in a perfectly straight line from release, but affected by gravity. If this number is positive, the ball broke “upwards”, or in reality dropped less than it would have due to gravity alone – it does not necessarily mean that the ball actually rose.

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Marcus Maeder CA Colfax 2023 RHP 17.8 in
2 Jaydn Ramos CA Franklin 2024 RHP 16.8 in
3 Miles Lu CA Leigh 2023 RHP 16.5 in
4 Luke Kim CA Valley Christian 2024 RHP 16.2 in
5 Xavier Maldonado CA Lincoln 2023 LHP 16.2 in
6 Anthony Pisciotto CA Clayton Valley Charter 2023 1B 15.9 in
7 Jonathan Ramirez CA Enochs 2024 LHP 15.4 in
8 Brayden Braga CA Dougherty Valley 2023 1B 15.2 in
9 Jay Tooker CA Roseville 2024 RHP 15.2 in
10 Elias Fogelman CA St. Mary's College Prep 2023 RHP 14.5 in
11 Kieran Subramanian CA Valley Christian 2023 RHP 13.9 in
12 Franco Moran CA Sacred Heart Cathedral 2023 RHP 13.3 in
13 Van Froling CA Inderkum 2024 LHP 13.2 in
14 Dylan Schmitt CA Roseville 2023 RHP 13.1 in
15 Jack Ghufran CA Granite Bay 2024 RHP 13.1 in