5280 Showcase: TrackMan Files


Cam Black-Araujo
PBR Colorado Operations Assistant

On Sunday, Nov. 7, the PBR Colorado staff headed to Rock Canyon High School for the 5280 Showcase. The open event allows prospects from all classes the chance to showcase their talent in front of our scouts and also a chance to update their profiles heading into the winter.

There were over 35 players at Rock Canyon for Sunday's showcase which also saw ten unsigned seniors in attendance.

Yesterday we published a Statistical Analysis, bringing you a quick statistical analysis of those that participated in the event, as well as a quick nugget on which players stood out.

Now we'll continue to roll out the data we gathered from this event, starting with the analytics we have at our disposal from our TrackMan units. Below we'll look at which players had noteworthy batted ball and pitch metric data.

MAX FASTBALL & PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Bradley Feezer WY Cheyenne Central 2023 RHP 84.1 mph
2 Andrew Gartrell CO Chaparral 2022 RHP 82.8 mph
3 Riley Warmbrod CO Windsor 2022 RHP 82.7 mph
4 Mason Matherly CO Valor Christian 2023 RHP 82.1 mph
5 Zac Chapman CO Rock Canyon 2022 LHP 80.4 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Mason Matherly CO Valor Christian 2023 RHP 2307 rpm
2 Bradley Feezer WY Cheyenne Central 2023 RHP 2279 rpm
3 Fraser Smith CO Colorado Academy 2024 RHP 2189 rpm
4 Luc Gaca Thiele CO Fossil Ridge 2026 3B 2059 rpm
5 Jake Kauffman CO Windsor 2022 OF 2032 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 FASTBALL HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Gunnar Pike CO Broomfield 2022 LHP -11.9
2 Luc Gaca Thiele CO Fossil Ridge 2026 3B 10.3
3 Marcus Espinosa CO Riverdale Ridge 2023 MIF 9.1
4 Riley Warmbrod CO Windsor 2022 RHP 7.3
5 Zac Chapman CO Rock Canyon 2022 LHP -7.2

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 SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Fraser Smith CO Colorado Academy 2024 RHP 2287
2 Andrew Beffel CO Mountain Vista 2024 3B 1969
3 Riley Warmbrod CO Windsor 2022 RHP 1810
4 Gunnar Pike CO Broomfield 2022 LHP 1552
5 Marcus Espinosa CO Riverdale Ridge 2023 MIF 1227

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Bradley Feezer WY Cheyenne Central 2023 RHP 2234 rpm
2 Mason Matherly CO Valor Christian 2023 RHP 2171 rpm
3 Andrew Gartrell CO Chaparral 2022 RHP 2123 rpm
4 Caleb Chyzy CO Chaparral 2022 OF 1954 rpm
5 Zac Chapman CO Rock Canyon 2022 LHP 1869 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Luc Gaca Thiele CO Fossil Ridge 2026 3B 10.6
2 Andrew Gartrell CO Chaparral 2022 RHP 9.7
3 Gunnar Pike CO Broomfield 2022 LHP -9.4
4 Jake Kauffman CO Windsor 2022 OF -8.6
5 Marcus Espinosa CO Riverdale Ridge 2023 MIF 7.9

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Luke Byler CO Lutheran 2022 3B 88.7 mph
2 Canon Feist CO Manitou Springs 2024 RHP 88.2 mph
3 Zac Chapman CO Rock Canyon 2022 LHP 87.3 mph
4 Keegan Waters CO Valor Christian 2024 3B 87.1 mph
5 Connor Barron CO Fossil Ridge 2024 3B 86.2 mph

Exit Speed: Also according to TrackMan’s own website: “The speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.”

PEAK EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Canon Feist CO Manitou Springs 2024 RHP 97.0 mph
2 Luke Byler CO Lutheran 2022 3B 96.9 mph
3 Caleb Chyzy CO Chaparral 2022 OF 94.1 mph
4 Keegan Waters CO Valor Christian 2024 3B 93.9 mph
5 Connor Barron CO Fossil Ridge 2024 3B 93.5 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Canon Feist CO Manitou Springs 2024 RHP 374 ft
2 Keegan Waters CO Valor Christian 2024 3B 360 ft
3 Luke Byler CO Lutheran 2022 3B 352 ft
4 Caleb Chyzy CO Chaparral 2022 OF 351 ft
5 Connor Barron CO Fossil Ridge 2024 3B 350 ft

For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at this showcase, CLICK HERE.

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