Fall Rising Stars Showcase: TrackMan Pitching Analysis


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director



The Fall Rising Stars Showcase took place on November 14th at LakePoint Sports in Emerson, GA. The event featured over 50 prospects from the class of 2025 and 2026, the next generation of prospects to come up in the Peach State. Prospects participated in a pro-style workout. 

This summer, 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 Fall Rising Stars Showcase, when pitchers took the mound, every pitch was logged via TrackMan Portable units. Key metrics were collected. Today, we share leaderboards of velocity, spin rates, extension and movement.

TrackMan Pitching Data

Fastball Velocity & Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Jordan Johnson GA Loganville 2026 3B 79.59 mph
2 Cody Colter GA Academy for Classical Education 2025 OF 79.56 mph
3 Cruz Paul GA Allatoona 2025 3B 77.32 mph
4 Mason Davis GA Parkview 2025 SS 77.13 mph
5 Porter Berryman GA Parkview 2025 LHP 76.68 mph
6 Landon Nichols NC Porter Ridge 2025 1B 75.04 mph
7 Blake Harrington GA Callaway 2026 SS 74.68 mph
8 Derek Guzman NC Davidson Day 2026 SS 74.49 mph
9 Garrett Blacklock AL Grissom 2025 3B 73.79 mph
10 Jacques King GA Savannah Christian 2025 OF 72.34 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Porter Berryman GA Parkview 2025 LHP 2252 rpm
2 Garrett Blacklock AL Grissom 2025 3B 2175 rpm
3 Landon Nichols NC Porter Ridge 2025 1B 2149 rpm
4 Brady Kerlin GA Cartersville 2025 RHP 2033 rpm
5 Cruz Paul GA Allatoona 2025 3B 2009 rpm
6 Grayson McCollum GA Norcross 2025 SS 1992 rpm
7 Blake Harrington GA Callaway 2026 SS 1955 rpm
8 Ben Edge GA Newnan 2025 1B 1909 rpm
9 Derek Guzman NC Davidson Day 2026 SS 1879 rpm
10 Erik Lundstrom GA Starrs Mill 2026 OF 1857 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.

Extension (Fastball)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Extension (avg)
1 Porter Berryman GA Parkview 2025 LHP 5.96 ft
2 Jacques King GA Savannah Christian 2025 OF 5.95 ft
3 Christopher Guillory GA Alcovy 2026 RHP 5.92 ft
4 Jordan Johnson GA Loganville 2026 3B 5.73 ft
5 Landon Nichols NC Porter Ridge 2025 1B 5.70 ft
6 Kian Allen GA North Hall 2025 3B 5.58 ft
7 Dominic Smeal GA Trinity Christian 2025 RHP 5.47 ft
8 Blake Harrington GA Callaway 2026 SS 5.42 ft
9 Ellis Appling GA Parkview 2026 1B 5.35 ft
10 Robert Jackson GA Lovejoy 2026 1B 5.35 ft

Extension: The measurement of the release point relative to the rubber, reported in feet. Essentially, a higher extension can create an advantage for pitchers as they shorten the time in which the ball is traveling from their hand to home.

Fastball Horizontal Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Eli Beam GA Mountain View 2026 3B 17.8
2 Taylor Maciaszek GA Greenbrier 2025 C 17.5
3 Kian Allen GA North Hall 2025 3B 17.1
4 Erik Lundstrom GA Starrs Mill 2026 OF -15.5
5 Mason Davis GA Parkview 2025 SS 14.5
6 Ben Edge GA Newnan 2025 1B 13.8
7 Aden Rucker GA Carrollton 2027 2B 13.3
8 Grayson McCollum GA Norcross 2025 SS 13.3
9 Jeremiah Francis GA Rockdale 2025 3B 13.3
10 Charles Saudarg GA Brookwood 2026 C 12.8

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.”

Fastball Induced Vertical Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Daniel Mendez GA Ola 2026 3B 22.2 in
2 Cruz Paul GA Allatoona 2025 3B 20.9 in
3 Robert Jackson GA Lovejoy 2026 1B 20.5 in
4 Brady Rainwater GA Trinity Christian 2025 2B 20.0 in
5 Grayson McCollum GA Norcross 2025 SS 19.7 in
6 Cody Colter GA Academy for Classical Education 2025 OF 19.5 in
7 Kcaj Walker-Smith GA McEachern 2026 OF 19.4 in
8 Blake Harrington GA Callaway 2026 SS 19.1 in
9 Gunnar Akins GA Union County 2026 LHP 18.6 in
10 Payton Shaw GA Eastside 2026 2B 17.9 in

Induced Vertical Break: Outline on TrackMan's own website: "... 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."

Curveball Velocity & Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velo Range
1 Porter Berryman GA Parkview 2025 LHP 65.37-66.78 mph
2 Jordan Johnson GA Loganville 2026 3B 64.41-66.46 mph
3 Landon Nichols NC Porter Ridge 2025 1B 63.67-66.22 mph
4 Blake Harrington GA Callaway 2026 SS 60.65-66.11 mph
5 Robert Jackson GA Lovejoy 2026 1B 61.46-64.38 mph
6 Cruz Paul GA Allatoona 2025 3B 59.89-63.65 mph
7 Erik Lundstrom GA Starrs Mill 2026 OF 58.64-62.27 mph
8 Bennett Cherry GA McIntosh 2025 3B 56.17-62.12 mph
9 Derek Guzman NC Davidson Day 2026 SS 56.53-61.14 mph
10 Cody Colter GA Academy for Classical Education 2025 OF 57.21-61.08 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Porter Berryman GA Parkview 2025 LHP 2476 rpm
2 Landon Nichols NC Porter Ridge 2025 1B 2302 rpm
3 Cruz Paul GA Allatoona 2025 3B 2184 rpm
4 Grayson McCollum GA Norcross 2025 SS 1976 rpm
5 Erik Lundstrom GA Starrs Mill 2026 OF 1848 rpm
6 Mason Davis GA Parkview 2025 SS 1833 rpm
7 Owen Beam GA Mountain View 2024 RHP 1758 rpm
8 Robert Jackson GA Lovejoy 2026 1B 1750 rpm
9 Jordan Johnson GA Loganville 2026 3B 1737 rpm
10 Adrien Islas GA McEachern 2026 1B 1725 rpm

Curveball Induced Vertical Break - Depth

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Porter Berryman GA Parkview 2025 LHP -16.1 in
2 Mason Davis GA Parkview 2025 SS -8.8 in
3 Kian Allen GA North Hall 2025 3B -7.0 in
4 Landon Nichols NC Porter Ridge 2025 1B -6.2 in
5 Chase Taylor GA Peachtree Academy 2025 C -5.6 in
6 Charles Saudarg GA Brookwood 2026 C -0.9 in
7 Owen Beam GA Mountain View 2024 RHP -0.9 in
8 Christopher Guillory GA Alcovy 2026 RHP -0.6 in
9 Ben Edge GA Newnan 2025 1B -0.4 in
10 Cruz Paul GA Allatoona 2025 3B -0.2 in

Slider Velocity & Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velo Range
1 Cruz Paul GA Allatoona 2025 3B 65.07-67.75 mph
2 Jordan Johnson GA Loganville 2026 3B 64.17-65.58 mph
3 Garrett Blacklock AL Grissom 2025 3B 59.82-62.85 mph
4 Taylor Maciaszek GA Greenbrier 2025 C 55.60-57.77 mph
5 Kcaj Walker-Smith GA McEachern 2026 OF 49.16-52.82 mph
6 Brady Rainwater GA Trinity Christian 2025 2B 50.55-51.61 mph
7 Parker Skedsvold GA Aquinas 2026 2B 47.45-49.56 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Cruz Paul GA Allatoona 2025 3B 2250 rpm
2 Garrett Blacklock AL Grissom 2025 3B 1908 rpm
3 Taylor Maciaszek GA Greenbrier 2025 C 1783 rpm
4 Jordan Johnson GA Loganville 2026 3B 1735 rpm
5 Kcaj Walker-Smith GA McEachern 2026 OF 1732 rpm
6 Brady Rainwater GA Trinity Christian 2025 2B 1533 rpm
7 Parker Skedsvold GA Aquinas 2026 2B 1496 rpm

Slider Vertical & Horizontal Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Brady Rainwater GA Trinity Christian 2025 2B -4.4 in
2 Parker Skedsvold GA Aquinas 2026 2B -2.1 in
3 Kcaj Walker-Smith GA McEachern 2026 OF 1.0 in
4 Cruz Paul GA Allatoona 2025 3B 1.7 in
5 Garrett Blacklock AL Grissom 2025 3B 3.1 in
6 Jordan Johnson GA Loganville 2026 3B 4.6 in
7 Taylor Maciaszek GA Greenbrier 2025 C 5.4 in

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Garrett Blacklock AL Grissom 2025 3B -14.4
2 Cruz Paul GA Allatoona 2025 3B -9.7
3 Brady Rainwater GA Trinity Christian 2025 2B -9.2
4 Taylor Maciaszek GA Greenbrier 2025 C -8.1
5 Kcaj Walker-Smith GA McEachern 2026 OF -7.3
6 Jordan Johnson GA Loganville 2026 3B -5.4
7 Parker Skedsvold GA Aquinas 2026 2B -3.8


Complete TrackMan Data

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