Colorado Club Scout Day: TrackMan Files (Pitching)


Cam Black-Araujo
PBR Colorado Operations Assistant

On Tuesday, June 7th, the Colorado Dugout Club Scout Day was hosted at Horizon High School for prospects in the 2023 - 2026 classes. Talents were on display in front of the PBR Colorado scouting staff, while data was being recorded by state-of-the-art technology.

The Colorado Dugout Club Scout Day was one of the first chances for players in Colorado to showcase their skills following the high school season.

Today, our post event coverage continues as we break down the pitching data collected by our TrackMan machine.

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MAX FB VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Laif Palmer CO Golden 2023 RHP 88.5 mph
2 Isaiah Padilla CO Denver North 2023 3B 87.0 mph
3 Michael Vandemark SC St James 2024 RHP 85.7 mph
4 Rostin Frank CO Rocky Mountain 2025 RHP 83.1 mph
5 Jaiden Villarreal CO Riverdale Ridge 2023 RHP 82.8 mph

AVG FB VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Eff Velocity (avg)
1 Laif Palmer CO Golden 2023 RHP 86.7 mph
2 Isaiah Padilla CO Denver North 2023 3B 83.7 mph
3 Michael Vandemark SC St James 2024 RHP 81.7 mph
4 Rostin Frank CO Rocky Mountain 2025 RHP 80.9 mph
5 Jaiden Villarreal CO Riverdale Ridge 2023 RHP 80.6 mph

MAX FB SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Laif Palmer CO Golden 2023 RHP 2497 rpm
2 Michael Vandemark SC St James 2024 RHP 2302 rpm
3 Rostin Frank CO Rocky Mountain 2025 RHP 2266 rpm
4 Jacob Dehm CO Golden 2024 3B 2210 rpm
5 Aidan Anderson CO Horizon 2023 OF 2186 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.

AVG FB HORIZONTAL BREAK

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Michael Vandemark SC St James 2024 RHP 15.3
2 Rostin Frank CO Rocky Mountain 2025 RHP 14.7
3 Luke Davenport CO Legacy 2024 SS 10.2
4 Jack Geiser CO Douglas County 2024 RHP 10.1
5 Logan Childress CA Method Schools 2023 2B 10.0

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 SPIN RATE & AVG VERTICAL BREAK

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Laif Palmer CO Golden 2023 RHP 2422 rpm
2 Jay Ronning CO Castle View 2024 SS 2116 rpm
3 Logan Childress CA Method Schools 2023 2B 2069 rpm
4 Jacob Dehm CO Golden 2024 3B 2069 rpm
5 Jayden Hansen CO Mountain Range 2023 1B 2041 rpm

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Garrett Richardson CO Burlington 2023 SS -11.4 in
2 Joseph Baumbach CO Fountain Fort Carson 2025 1B -8.9 in
3 Jaiden Villarreal CO Riverdale Ridge 2023 RHP -8.8 in
4 Nolan Kayton CO Erie 2023 RHP -8.8 in
5 Jacob Dehm CO Golden 2024 3B -8.4 in

AVG SL SPIN RATE & AVG HORIZONTAL BREAK

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Aiden Scott CO Fairview 2023 CF 2206
2 Logan Childress CA Method Schools 2023 2B 2185
3 Jacob Dehm CO Golden 2024 3B 2177
4 Michael Vandemark SC St James 2024 RHP 2177
5 Isaiah Padilla CO Denver North 2023 3B 2153

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jayden Hansen CO Mountain Range 2023 1B -13.0
2 Christopher Cordova CO Sheridan 2024 RHP -9.2
3 Jacob Dehm CO Golden 2024 3B -8.7
4 Jack Dimig CO Heritage 2023 OF -7.6
5 Garrett Richardson CO Burlington 2023 SS -7.4

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Holy Family Scout Day CO 06/20 Holy Family High School
Colorado Baseball Academy Scout Day CO 06/29 Vista Ridge High School
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/26 LakePoint
2022 PBR Future Games (Colorado Invite) CO 07/27 LakePoint Sports Complex - Emerson, GA
Colorado State Games (Invite-Only) CO 08/08 Cherry Creek High School