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Georgia Top Prospect Games Upperclass: Data Dive - Pitchers


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On June 11th, the Prep Baseball Georgia Staff hosted the Top Prospect Upperclass Games at Lakepoint Sports. This event featured some of the top players from the 2025 class, and it provided our staff with an in-depth look at some high-follow players for the summer season. 

Inside today’s Pitching Data dive we will highlight the players with top metrics per Trackman. 

Last week, we broke down the stat leaders from the more traditional categories in our statistical analysis. Today, we will take an even closer look at the pitchers in attendance with the help of our tech partners, broken down by the categories and leaderboards below.

FASTBALL 

MAX VELOCITY (MPH)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 KJ Hart GA River Ridge High School 2025 OF 91.2 mph
2 Cornelis (Neil) Stam GA Creekview High School 2025 RHP 91.0 mph
3 Austin Treadwell GA Wheeler High School 2025 RHP 90.8 mph
4 Peyton Robidoux GA WHITEFIELD ACADEMY 2025 RHP 89.8 mph
5 Braden Pourron GA Ola High School 2025 RHP 89.7 mph

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Austin Treadwell GA Wheeler High School 2025 RHP 2459 rpm
2 Chase Morrison GA Banks County High School 2025 RHP 2448 rpm
3 Peyton Robidoux GA WHITEFIELD ACADEMY 2025 RHP 2305 rpm
4 David Albert GA MARIST SCHOOL 2025 RHP 2289 rpm
5 Tyler Fallmann GA THE WALKER SCHOOL 2025 RHP 2250 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.

SPIN EFFICIENCY% (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Efficiency % (avg)
1 Skylar McCoy GA Morgan County High School 2025 1B 98 %
2 Matthew Chrzanowski GA North Cobb High School 2025 RHP 94 %
3 Braden Pourron GA Ola High School 2025 RHP 93 %
4 Tucker Hale GA Houston County 2025 RHP 92 %
5 Peyton Robidoux GA WHITEFIELD ACADEMY 2025 RHP 92 %

Spin Efficiency: This metric is the percentage of the raw spin rate that directly impacts pitch movement; so while raw spin is measured by revolutions per minute (rpm), spin efficiency is the ratio of true spin divided by raw spin. It’s important to understand that more is not always better when it comes to spin efficiency. The optimal spin efficiency on a pitch depends on the pitch type and should be understood in the context of a pitcher’s entire arsenal. Regarding the true four-seam fastball, a spin efficiency close to 100 percent is preferable, indicating that nearly all the backspin generated on the ball as it leaves the pitcher’s hand is contributing to the “riding” action the pitch has as it enters and exits the strike zone, making it especially effective in the upper third of the strike zone.

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Skylar McCoy GA Morgan County High School 2025 1B 18.0 in
2 Luke Yano GA North Atlanta High School 2025 LHP 17.1 in
3 Caden Brown GA Newton High School 2025 OF 16.5 in
4 Will Pridgen GA Tift County 2025 RHP 15.4 in
5 Austin Treadwell GA Wheeler High School 2025 RHP 15.3 in

Induced Vertical Break: Used in short form as "IVB," this metric is most important on fastballs for creating rise and on curveballs for creating depth – it can also have some use when measuring sliders and cutters as well. Sliders tend to be closer to zero inches while cutters are generally between 5 and 15 inches. Usually fastballs and curveballs with large IVB have higher spin efficiencies as well. Sliders generally have very little (closer to zero) IVB and very low spin efficiency. You could also categorize IVB into spin rate as this is part of the “useful movement” you’re looking for. IVB is also a huge part of the vertical approach angle.

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Tucker Hale GA Houston County 2025 RHP 14.1
2 Ryan Wallace GA CALVARY DAY SCHOOL 2025 RHP 14.0
3 Will Schmidt GA River Ridge 2025 RHP 13.9
4 Raedan Jones GA North Paulding High School 2025 OF 13.1
5 Braden Burton GA Buford High School 2025 RHP 13.0

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.”

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Johnny Blue GA BETHLEHEM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2025 OF 87 %
2 Samuel Marshall GA WHITEFIELD ACADEMY 2025 LHP 76 %
3 Brayden Seabold GA North Forsyth High School 2025 RHP 75 %
4 Durrah Butler GA Lee County High School 2025 OF 71 %
5 David Albert GA MARIST SCHOOL 2025 RHP 65 %

Average MLB pitchers throw 62 percent strikes, and better pitchers throw strikes 65 percent of the time, or a ratio of roughly 2:1, strikes to balls.


CURVEBALL

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Noah Hamilton GA ROCK SPRINGS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2025 RHP 2526 rpm
2 David Albert GA MARIST SCHOOL 2025 RHP 2508 rpm
3 Josiah Hatchett GA McEachern High School 2025 LHP 2477 rpm
4 Wes Taylor GA Calhoun High School 2025 RHP 2452 rpm
5 Ryan Whitley GA Tift County 2025 RHP 2442 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Wes Taylor GA Calhoun High School 2025 RHP -20.1 in
2 Seth Thornton GA West Forsyth High School 2025 RHP -11.7 in
3 Brayden Seabold GA North Forsyth High School 2025 RHP -11.0 in
4 Braden Pourron GA Ola High School 2025 RHP -9.4 in
5 Noah Hamilton GA ROCK SPRINGS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2025 RHP -9.4 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Wes Taylor GA Calhoun High School 2025 RHP -13.0
2 Grayson Waller GA Westfield 2025 SS -12.9
3 Seth Thornton GA West Forsyth High School 2025 RHP -12.9
4 David Albert GA MARIST SCHOOL 2025 RHP -12.2
5 Noah Hamilton GA ROCK SPRINGS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2025 RHP -11.8

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Skylar McCoy GA Morgan County High School 2025 1B 100 %
^ Bryson Bizzell GA Norcross 2025 RHP 100 %
2 Josiah Hatchett GA McEachern High School 2025 LHP 66 %
3 Luke Yano GA North Atlanta High School 2025 LHP 64 %
4 Matthew Chrzanowski GA North Cobb High School 2025 RHP 62 %
5 David Albert GA MARIST SCHOOL 2025 RHP 60 %
^ Tucker Hale GA Houston County 2025 RHP 60 %


SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Austin Treadwell GA Wheeler High School 2025 RHP 2797
2 David Albert GA MARIST SCHOOL 2025 RHP 2492
3 Will Pridgen GA Tift County 2025 RHP 2488
4 Chase Morrison GA Banks County High School 2025 RHP 2440
5 Peyton Robidoux GA WHITEFIELD ACADEMY 2025 RHP 2401

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Peyton Robidoux GA WHITEFIELD ACADEMY 2025 RHP 8.9 in
2 Chase Morrison GA Banks County High School 2025 RHP -8.3 in
3 KJ Hart GA River Ridge High School 2025 OF -4.4 in
4 Austin Treadwell GA Wheeler High School 2025 RHP -3.5 in
5 Wes Taylor GA Calhoun High School 2025 RHP -3.4 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Wes Taylor GA Calhoun High School 2025 RHP -21.1
2 Chase Griffith GA Brookwood High School 2025 RHP -18.4
3 Chase Morrison GA Banks County High School 2025 RHP -17.2
4 Brayden Antonelli GA River Ridge High School 2025 RHP -14.1
5 Noah Hamilton GA ROCK SPRINGS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2025 RHP -13.7

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Skylar McCoy GA Morgan County High School 2025 1B 100 %
2 Tyler Fallmann GA THE WALKER SCHOOL 2025 RHP 83 %
3 Braden Pourron GA Ola High School 2025 RHP 80 %
4 KJ Hart GA River Ridge High School 2025 OF 60 %
^ Johnny Blue GA BETHLEHEM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2025 OF 60 %
5 Will Pridgen GA Tift County 2025 RHP 57 %


CHANGEUP

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Peyton Robidoux GA WHITEFIELD ACADEMY 2025 RHP 2120 rpm
2 Cade Harnage GA Southeast Bulloch High School 2025 RHP 2008 rpm
3 Will Schmidt GA River Ridge 2025 RHP 1947 rpm
4 Noah Hamilton GA ROCK SPRINGS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2025 RHP 1937 rpm
5 Chase Morrison GA Banks County High School 2025 RHP 1868 rpm

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Noah Hamilton GA ROCK SPRINGS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2025 RHP 19.0
2 Chase Griffith GA Brookwood High School 2025 RHP 17.5
3 Braden Burton GA Buford High School 2025 RHP 15.1
4 Ryan Wallace GA CALVARY DAY SCHOOL 2025 RHP 15.1
5 Skylar McCoy GA Morgan County High School 2025 1B -14.8

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Brayden Seabold GA North Forsyth High School 2025 RHP 100 %
^ Chase Griffith GA Brookwood High School 2025 RHP 100 %
^ Luke Yano GA North Atlanta High School 2025 LHP 100 %
^ Durrah Butler GA Lee County High School 2025 OF 100 %
2 Trey Farr GA East Forsyth High School 2025 LHP 71 %
3 Josiah Hatchett GA McEachern High School 2025 LHP 66 %
4 Aiden Whittaker GA GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2025 RHP 57 %
5 Braden Burton GA Buford High School 2025 RHP 50 %
^ Noah Hamilton GA ROCK SPRINGS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2025 RHP 50 %

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