Fall Rising Stars ID: Data Dive


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

PBR Georgia hosted the Fall Rising Stars ID on Thursday, September 22nd at LakePoint Sports in Emerson, GA. This event, for the class of 2027 and 2028 grads, is intended to provide younger prospects a glimpse of what a showcase is all about. Prospects participated in a pro-style workout, just as their high school counterparts do. All-in-all, 22 prospects made their way to Emerson, along with 14 pitchers.

We began our event analysis with a look at the traditionally collected statistics in the Stats Story: 60 yard dash, exit velocity, arm strength, and pop times. Today, we are going to take a deeper dive into the statistics collected from our Swift Performance timing gates and our TrackMan unit. In the coming days we will also release a "Quick Hits" story with our staff's initial thoughts on some of the standout prospects from the event. Until then, take a peak at some of the advanced metrics collected.

Swift

10 Yard Split

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Patrick Hassan GA North Oconee 2027 SS 1.68 s
2 Spencer Norman GA Mount Vernon School 2028 OF 1.71 s
3 Aden Rucker GA Carrollton 2027 3B 1.77 s
4 Jalen Ford GA Athens Academy 2027 OF 1.78 s
5 Max Maher GA Walton 2028 SS 1.79 s
^ Raiden Sexton GA Calhoun 2027 OF 1.79 s
^ Lio Garcia GA North Gwinnett 2028 SS 1.79 s
6 Liam Collier GA Locust Grove 2027 1B 1.81 s
7 Hunter Duchaj GA North Paulding 2027 LHP 1.82 s
8 Jayzen Johnson GA Lumpkin County 2027 OF 1.84 s
9 Rylan Jessee VA N/A 2027 OF 1.85 s
10 Aiden Oates GA Homeschool 2028 1B 1.87 s


30 Yard Split

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Patrick Hassan GA North Oconee 2027 SS 3.94 s
2 Spencer Norman GA Mount Vernon School 2028 OF 4.04 s
3 Lio Garcia GA North Gwinnett 2028 SS 4.09 s
4 Aden Rucker GA Carrollton 2027 3B 4.11 s
5 Hunter Duchaj GA North Paulding 2027 LHP 4.14 s
6 Jalen Ford GA Athens Academy 2027 OF 4.15 s
7 Liam Collier GA Locust Grove 2027 1B 4.18 s
^ Raiden Sexton GA Calhoun 2027 OF 4.18 s
8 Max Maher GA Walton 2028 SS 4.20 s
9 Rylan Jessee VA N/A 2027 OF 4.22 s
10 Jayzen Johnson GA Lumpkin County 2027 OF 4.24 s


60 Yard Split

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Patrick Hassan GA North Oconee 2027 SS 7.07 s
2 Spencer Norman GA Mount Vernon School 2028 OF 7.35 s
3 Lio Garcia GA North Gwinnett 2028 SS 7.39 s
4 Hunter Duchaj GA North Paulding 2027 LHP 7.40 s
5 Aden Rucker GA Carrollton 2027 3B 7.51 s
6 Raiden Sexton GA Calhoun 2027 OF 7.55 s
^ Jalen Ford GA Athens Academy 2027 OF 7.55 s
7 Rylan Jessee VA N/A 2027 OF 7.56 s
8 Max Maher GA Walton 2028 SS 7.57 s
9 Liam Collier GA Locust Grove 2027 1B 7.60 s
10 Jayzen Johnson GA Lumpkin County 2027 OF 7.75 s


Peak Run Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Run speed (max)
1 Patrick Hassan GA North Oconee 2027 SS 19.6
2 Hunter Duchaj GA North Paulding 2027 LHP 18.8
3 Lio Garcia GA North Gwinnett 2028 SS 18.6
4 Spencer Norman GA Mount Vernon School 2028 OF 18.5
5 Rylan Jessee VA N/A 2027 OF 18.4
6 Max Maher GA Walton 2028 SS 18.2
^ Raiden Sexton GA Calhoun 2027 OF 18.2
7 Jalen Ford GA Athens Academy 2027 OF 18.1
^ Aden Rucker GA Carrollton 2027 3B 18.1
8 Liam Collier GA Locust Grove 2027 1B 18.0
9 Jayzen Johnson GA Lumpkin County 2027 OF 17.5
10 Aiden Oates GA Homeschool 2028 1B 17.3


TrackMan

Max Fastball & Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Patrick Hassan GA North Oconee 2027 SS 84.9 mph
2 Jayzen Johnson GA Lumpkin County 2027 OF 78.9 mph
3 Rylan Jessee VA N/A 2027 OF 76.2 mph
4 Raiden Sexton GA Calhoun 2027 OF 75.2 mph
5 Max Maher GA Walton 2028 SS 73.9 mph
6 Liam Collier GA Locust Grove 2027 1B 73.7 mph
7 Hunter Duchaj GA North Paulding 2027 LHP 72.5 mph
8 Aden Rucker GA Carrollton 2027 3B 71.6 mph
9 Connor Tysver GA Brookwood 2028 C 70.1 mph
10 Aiden Oates GA Homeschool 2028 1B 69.6 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jayzen Johnson GA Lumpkin County 2027 OF 2082 rpm
2 Patrick Hassan GA North Oconee 2027 SS 2068 rpm
3 Aden Rucker GA Carrollton 2027 3B 1995 rpm
4 Rylan Jessee VA N/A 2027 OF 1939 rpm
5 Michael Temples GA Whitewater 2028 C 1939 rpm
6 Raiden Sexton GA Calhoun 2027 OF 1925 rpm
7 Max Maher GA Walton 2028 SS 1846 rpm
8 Aiden Oates GA Homeschool 2028 1B 1773 rpm
9 Connor Tysver GA Brookwood 2028 C 1746 rpm
10 Greyson Zander GA Jefferson 2027 C 1717 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 Induced Vertical Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Greyson Zander GA Jefferson 2027 C 20.0 in
2 Aiden Oates GA Homeschool 2028 1B 17.1 in
3 Jack Farrell GA Collins Hill 2028 C 16.7 in
4 Corey Becoat Jr GA Lanier Highschool 2028 OF 16.2 in
5 Max Maher GA Walton 2028 SS 15.8 in
6 Rylan Jessee VA N/A 2027 OF 14.7 in
7 Connor Tysver GA Brookwood 2028 C 14.2 in
8 Raiden Sexton GA Calhoun 2027 OF 13.9 in
9 Jayzen Johnson GA Lumpkin County 2027 OF 13.6 in
10 Aden Rucker GA Carrollton 2027 3B 13.4 in


Induced Vertical Break: Outlinged on TrackMan's own website: "Distance between the height at which the ball crosses home plate and the height at which it would have crossed if it travelled in a straight line from release and were affected by gravity, reported in inches or centimeters."


Average Fastball Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jack Farrell GA Collins Hill 2028 C 13.2
2 Patrick Hassan GA North Oconee 2027 SS 12.9
3 Aden Rucker GA Carrollton 2027 3B 12.2
4 Liam Collier GA Locust Grove 2027 1B -12.0
5 Max Maher GA Walton 2028 SS 11.1
6 Rylan Jessee VA N/A 2027 OF 9.4
7 Greyson Zander GA Jefferson 2027 C 8.8
8 Hunter Duchaj GA North Paulding 2027 LHP -6.7
9 Corey Becoat Jr GA Lanier Highschool 2028 OF 5.0
10 Gunnar Allen GA Chattooga 2028 RHP -4.5


Horizontal BreakOutlined 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 Max Maher GA Walton 2028 SS 2025 rpm
2 Jayzen Johnson GA Lumpkin County 2027 OF 1986 rpm
3 Rylan Jessee VA N/A 2027 OF 1983 rpm
4 Aiden Oates GA Homeschool 2028 1B 1910 rpm
5 Connor Tysver GA Brookwood 2028 C 1790 rpm
6 Aden Rucker GA Carrollton 2027 3B 1776 rpm
7 Hunter Duchaj GA North Paulding 2027 LHP 1770 rpm
8 Michael Temples GA Whitewater 2028 C 1767 rpm
9 Liam Collier GA Locust Grove 2027 1B 1728 rpm
10 Gunnar Allen GA Chattooga 2028 RHP 1477 rpm


Average Slider Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jayzen Johnson GA Lumpkin County 2027 OF 2012
2 Patrick Hassan GA North Oconee 2027 SS 1862
3 Aden Rucker GA Carrollton 2027 3B 1817
4 Hunter Duchaj GA North Paulding 2027 LHP 1807
5 Liam Collier GA Locust Grove 2027 1B 1747
6 Raiden Sexton GA Calhoun 2027 OF 1640
7 Greyson Zander GA Jefferson 2027 C 1409


Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Rylan Jessee VA N/A 2027 OF 85.9 mph
2 Liam Collier GA Locust Grove 2027 1B 80.0 mph
3 Patrick Hassan GA North Oconee 2027 SS 79.3 mph
4 Lio Garcia GA North Gwinnett 2028 SS 78.7 mph
5 Jayzen Johnson GA Lumpkin County 2027 OF 77.3 mph
6 Spencer Norman GA Mount Vernon School 2028 OF 71.4 mph
7 Connor Tysver GA Brookwood 2028 C 69.5 mph
8 Jalen Ford GA Athens Academy 2027 OF 67.3 mph
9 Aden Rucker GA Carrollton 2027 3B 66.3 mph
10 Sam Lowe GA Alexander 2027 SS 65.8 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 Rylan Jessee VA N/A 2027 OF 93.0 mph
2 Lio Garcia GA North Gwinnett 2028 SS 88.9 mph
3 Patrick Hassan GA North Oconee 2027 SS 87.8 mph
4 Liam Collier GA Locust Grove 2027 1B 86.3 mph
5 Hunter Duchaj GA North Paulding 2027 LHP 84.7 mph
6 Jayzen Johnson GA Lumpkin County 2027 OF 84.2 mph
7 Spencer Norman GA Mount Vernon School 2028 OF 83.1 mph
8 Jalen Ford GA Athens Academy 2027 OF 83.0 mph
9 Connor Tysver GA Brookwood 2028 C 82.7 mph
10 Raiden Sexton GA Calhoun 2027 OF 80.8 mph


Peak Estimated Batted Distance 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Rylan Jessee VA N/A 2027 OF 341 ft
2 Lio Garcia GA North Gwinnett 2028 SS 320 ft
3 Liam Collier GA Locust Grove 2027 1B 302 ft
4 Patrick Hassan GA North Oconee 2027 SS 302 ft
5 Jayzen Johnson GA Lumpkin County 2027 OF 301 ft
6 Jalen Ford GA Athens Academy 2027 OF 297 ft
7 Spencer Norman GA Mount Vernon School 2028 OF 291 ft
8 Connor Tysver GA Brookwood 2028 C 290 ft
9 Hunter Duchaj GA North Paulding 2027 LHP 282 ft
10 Aden Rucker GA Carrollton 2027 3B 248 ft


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