Prep Baseball Report

Top Prospect Games Underclass: Data Dive - Pitchers


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On June 4th, the Prep Baseball Georgia Staff hosted the Top Prospect Underclass Games at Lakepoint Sports. This event featured some of the top players from the 2026-2028 classes, 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. 

Yesterday, 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 Harry Jones Jr GA McEachern High School 2027 SS 92.3 mph
2 Thadd Royal GA Irwin County High School 2026 SS 90.2 mph
3 Isaiah Galason GA Houston County 2027 SS 89.8 mph
4 Ellis Alldredge GA North Forsyth 2026 OF 89.6 mph
5 Reid Gainous GA Thomas County Central High School 2026 3B 88.3 mph

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jake Boland GA Loganville High School 2026 3B 2583 rpm
2 Andrew Brech GA Mountain View High School 2027 RHP 2506 rpm
3 Matthew Westbrook GA Alexander High School 2027 RHP 2398 rpm
4 Hayes Maginnis GA Newnan High School 2027 SS 2286 rpm
5 Jack Johnson GA Harrison High School 2027 OF 2286 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 Sebastien Walsh GA Denmark High School 2026 LHP 96 %
2 Daniel Mendez GA Ola High School 2026 3B 95 %
3 David Jackson Jr. GA Alexander High School 2026 LHP 94 %
4 Westin Chen GA Walton High School 2026 RHP 94 %
5 Duke Sanders GA Sequoyah 2027 OF 94 %

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 Westin Chen GA Walton High School 2026 RHP 23.1 in
2 Robert 38 Jackson III GA Newton 2026 OF 20.3 in
3 Hayes Maginnis GA Newnan High School 2027 SS 20.0 in
4 Brody Knight GA Harlem High School 2026 3B 19.4 in
5 Turk Williams GA North Paulding 2026 RHP 19.4 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 Ben Hill GA Pope High School 2026 LHP -21.1
2 Miles Norman GA Parkview High School 2027 OF 17.4
3 Caden Lenzi GA Lassiter 2026 LHP -17.1
4 Peyton Reeves GA Irwin County High School 2026 2B 16.1
5 Evan Moody GA Carrollton High School 2026 OF 16.1

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 Reid Gainous GA Thomas County Central High School 2026 3B 81 %
2 Brelynd Beasley GA Jasper County High School 2027 1B 80 %
3 Jack Powell GA Denmark High School 2026 3B 72 %
4 Connor Bridges GA Greenbrier 2027 LHP 70 %
^ Matthew Westbrook GA Alexander High School 2027 RHP 70 %
^ Ryder Register GA BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC 2026 2B 70 %
^ Ryan Trout GA North Oconee High School 2027 SS 70 %
5 Jude Matthews GA Lakeside High School 2026 LHP 66 %
^ Andrew Brech GA Mountain View High School 2027 RHP 66 %

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 Jude Matthews GA Lakeside High School 2026 LHP 2741 rpm
2 Timothy Clark GA Ola 2026 OF 2637 rpm
3 Andrew Brech GA Mountain View High School 2027 RHP 2525 rpm
4 Westin Chen GA Walton High School 2026 RHP 2459 rpm
5 Andres Jimenez GA Parkview High School 2027 SS 2440 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Westin Chen GA Walton High School 2026 RHP -16.2 in
2 Andres Jimenez GA Parkview High School 2027 SS -13.1 in
3 Ryan Trout GA North Oconee High School 2027 SS -12.2 in
4 Lee Holt GA Kings Ridge Christian 2027 C -11.3 in
5 Timothy Clark GA Ola 2026 OF -10.8 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Mason Corsaro GA Lambert High School 2026 LHP 20.8
2 Conner Paist GA Evans High School 2027 RHP -18.3
3 Andrew Brech GA Mountain View High School 2027 RHP -17.0
4 Todd Haley GA Walton High School 2026 1B 16.9
5 Gunner Fokken GA Carrollton High School 2027 C -16.6

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Mason Corsaro GA Lambert High School 2026 LHP 100 %
2 Isaiah Galason GA Houston County 2027 SS 80 %
3 Patrick Honeyman GA Kell High School 2026 LHP 64 %
4 Aden Rucker GA Carrollton 2027 3B 50 %
^ Andrew Brech GA Mountain View High School 2027 RHP 50 %
^ Todd Haley GA Walton High School 2026 1B 50 %
^ Jett Beck GA Collins Hill High School 2027 LHP 50 %
5 Layton Sowinski GA Harlem High School 2027 C 40 %
^ Ethan Dixon GA Cambridge High School 2026 RHP 40 %
^ Arvis Croll GA Luella High School 2027 OF 40 %


SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jude Matthews GA Lakeside High School 2026 LHP 2631
2 Timothy Clark GA Ola 2026 OF 2629
3 Westin Chen GA Walton High School 2026 RHP 2588
4 Jack Johnson GA Harrison High School 2027 OF 2516
5 Landon Rawlins GA Cherokee Bluff High School 2027 RHP 2494

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Jack Johnson GA Harrison High School 2027 OF -10.2 in
2 Duke Sanders GA Sequoyah 2027 OF 7.0 in
3 Ryan Trout GA North Oconee High School 2027 SS -6.9 in
4 Trip Fowler GA Greenbrier High School 2027 RHP 5.8 in
5 Westin Chen GA Walton High School 2026 RHP 5.4 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Ryan Trout GA North Oconee High School 2027 SS -17.9
2 Quinn Johnson GA CALVARY DAY SCHOOL 2026 LHP 17.8
3 Jake Boland GA Loganville High School 2026 3B -17.0
4 Dallas Pitts GA Thomas County Central High School 2026 LHP 16.9
5 Brelynd Beasley GA Jasper County High School 2027 1B -16.3

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Evan Moody GA Carrollton High School 2026 OF 100 %
2 Ryan Trout GA North Oconee High School 2027 SS 80 %
3 Grant Travelstead GA North Paulding High School 2026 3B 66 %
^ Kade Seabolt GA Jefferson High School 2026 RHP 66 %
4 Timothy Clark GA Ola 2026 OF 60 %
5 Landon Rawlins GA Cherokee Bluff High School 2027 RHP 58 %


CHANGEUP

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Westin Chen GA Walton High School 2026 RHP 2139 rpm
2 Andres Jimenez GA Parkview High School 2027 SS 1929 rpm
3 Aden Rucker GA Carrollton 2027 3B 1855 rpm
4 Jack Powell GA Denmark High School 2026 3B 1822 rpm
5 Drew Payne GA Prince Avenue Christian School 2026 RHP 1817 rpm

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jack Powell GA Denmark High School 2026 3B 19.2
2 Andres Jimenez GA Parkview High School 2027 SS 18.2
3 Miles Norman GA Parkview High School 2027 OF 18.0
4 Evan Moody GA Carrollton High School 2026 OF 17.7
5 Peyton Reeves GA Irwin County High School 2026 2B 17.6

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Hayes Maginnis GA Newnan High School 2027 SS 100 %
^ Landon Rawlins GA Cherokee Bluff High School 2027 RHP 100 %
^ Ryder Register GA BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC 2026 2B 100 %
^ Evan Moody GA Carrollton High School 2026 OF 100 %
2 Ben Fussell GA Coffee County High School 2026 SS 75 %
3 Coleman Eldridge GA Wesleyan 2026 OF 66 %
^ Daniel Mendez GA Ola High School 2026 3B 66 %
^ Peyton Reeves GA Irwin County High School 2026 2B 66 %
4 Thomas Pressman GA Wesleyan 2026 RHP 50 %
^ Grant Travelstead GA North Paulding High School 2026 3B 50 %
^ Layton Sowinski GA Harlem High School 2027 C 50 %
^ Duke Sanders GA Sequoyah 2027 OF 50 %
^ Miles Norman GA Parkview High School 2027 OF 50 %
^ Connor Bridges GA Greenbrier 2027 LHP 50 %
^ Jack Johnson GA Harrison High School 2027 OF 50 %
^ Ryan Trout GA North Oconee High School 2027 SS 50 %
5 Walker Clark GA South Forsyth High School 2026 3B 40 %
^ Mason Corsaro GA Lambert High School 2026 LHP 40 %

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