Prep Baseball Report

West Georgia Campus Tour: Data Dive, Pitchers


Hudson Graham
PBR Georgia Scouting Director

On October 28 , we traveled to Carrollton for the West Georgia Campus Tour. This event featured players from the 2024-2027 classes, and it provided our staff with an in-depth look at some high-follow players for the spring high school season. we were excited to get into the area for the first time. 

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

Early this week, we broke down the stat leaders from the more traditional categories in our statisctical 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 Evan Moody GA Carrollton 2026 OF 86.3 mph
2 Rob Skinner GA LaGrange 2025 3B 85.1 mph
3 Caleb Allen GA LaGrange High School 2025 LHP 83.2 mph
4 Kaleb Binion GA Carrollton 2026 OF 81.2 mph
5 Carter Hudson GA Lambert 2025 LHP 80.4 mph

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Evan Moody GA Carrollton 2026 OF 2129 rpm
2 Carter Hudson GA Lambert 2025 LHP 2069 rpm
3 Rob Skinner GA LaGrange 2025 3B 2049 rpm
4 Robert Parker GA LaGrange 2024 SS 2010 rpm
5 Kaleb Binion GA Carrollton 2026 OF 1971 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 Carter Hudson GA Lambert 2025 LHP 95 %
2 Matthew Edmonds GA The Galloway School 2026 RHP 93 %
3 Rob Skinner GA LaGrange 2025 3B 92 %
4 John Cobb GA Carrollton 2025 RHP 90 %
5 Brandon Bennett GA LaGrange 2025 1B 90 %

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 Brandon Bennett GA LaGrange 2025 1B 18.9 in
2 Rob Skinner GA LaGrange 2025 3B 18.6 in
3 Matthew Edmonds GA The Galloway School 2026 RHP 18.5 in
4 John Cobb GA Carrollton 2025 RHP 17.5 in
5 Carter Hudson GA Lambert 2025 LHP 16.8 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 Evan Moody GA Carrollton 2026 OF 16.3
2 Kaleb Binion GA Carrollton 2026 OF -13.2
3 Matthew Edmonds GA The Galloway School 2026 RHP 13.1
4 John Cobb GA Carrollton 2025 RHP 12.9
5 Torin Hamilton GA Hillgrove 2024 RHP 11.8

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.”

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Rob Skinner GA LaGrange 2025 3B 71 %
2 John Cobb GA Carrollton 2025 RHP 60 %
^ Caleb Allen GA LaGrange High School 2025 LHP 60 %
^ Kaleb Binion GA Carrollton 2026 OF 60 %
^ Derrick Hand GA East Coweta 2025 RHP 60 %
3 Caden Wood GA LaGrange 2025 RHP 40 %
^ Brandon Bennett GA LaGrange 2025 1B 40 %
^ Robert Parker GA LaGrange 2024 SS 40 %
^ Torin Hamilton GA Hillgrove 2024 RHP 40 %
4 Matthew Edmonds GA The Galloway School 2026 RHP 33 %
5 Evan Moody GA Carrollton 2026 OF 16 %

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 Matthew Edmonds GA The Galloway School 2026 RHP 2302 rpm
2 Rob Skinner GA LaGrange 2025 3B 2245 rpm
3 John Cobb GA Carrollton 2025 RHP 2042 rpm
4 Robert Parker GA LaGrange 2024 SS 2020 rpm
5 Kaleb Binion GA Carrollton 2026 OF 1991 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Carter Hudson GA Lambert 2025 LHP 8.6 in
2 Matthew Edmonds GA The Galloway School 2026 RHP -7.1 in
3 Caleb Allen GA LaGrange High School 2025 LHP -5.7 in
4 Rob Skinner GA LaGrange 2025 3B -5.2 in
5 Kaleb Binion GA Carrollton 2026 OF 4.1 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Caleb Allen GA LaGrange High School 2025 LHP 12.3
2 Matthew Edmonds GA The Galloway School 2026 RHP -12.2
3 Robert Parker GA LaGrange 2024 SS -10.8
4 John Cobb GA Carrollton 2025 RHP -10.3
5 Rob Skinner GA LaGrange 2025 3B -7.4

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Torin Hamilton GA Hillgrove 2024 RHP 66 %
2 Evan Moody GA Carrollton 2026 OF 60 %
3 Rob Skinner GA LaGrange 2025 3B 50 %
^ Kaleb Binion GA Carrollton 2026 OF 50 %
^ Brandon Bennett GA LaGrange 2025 1B 50 %
^ John Cobb GA Carrollton 2025 RHP 50 %
4 Robert Parker GA LaGrange 2024 SS 40 %
5 Matthew Edmonds GA The Galloway School 2026 RHP 25 %


SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Matthew Edmonds GA The Galloway School 2026 RHP 2303
2 Caden Wood GA LaGrange 2025 RHP 2002
3 Caleb Allen GA LaGrange High School 2025 LHP 1992

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Caleb Allen GA LaGrange High School 2025 LHP 2.7 in
2 Caden Wood GA LaGrange 2025 RHP -1.2 in
3 Matthew Edmonds GA The Galloway School 2026 RHP -1.0 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Matthew Edmonds GA The Galloway School 2026 RHP -18.3
2 Caleb Allen GA LaGrange High School 2025 LHP 13.6
3 Caden Wood GA LaGrange 2025 RHP -7.8

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Caden Wood GA LaGrange 2025 RHP 60 %
2 Matthew Edmonds GA The Galloway School 2026 RHP 25 %


CHANGEUP

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Evan Moody GA Carrollton 2026 OF 1932 rpm
2 Kaleb Binion GA Carrollton 2026 OF 1886 rpm
3 Carter Hudson GA Lambert 2025 LHP 1876 rpm
4 Matthew Edmonds GA The Galloway School 2026 RHP 1734 rpm
5 Rob Skinner GA LaGrange 2025 3B 1637 rpm

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 John Cobb GA Carrollton 2025 RHP 15.3
2 Evan Moody GA Carrollton 2026 OF 14.9
3 Matthew Edmonds GA The Galloway School 2026 RHP 14.7
4 Kaleb Binion GA Carrollton 2026 OF -14.6
5 Derrick Hand GA East Coweta 2025 RHP 9.7

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Caden Wood GA LaGrange 2025 RHP 100 %
^ Kaleb Binion GA Carrollton 2026 OF 100 %
^ John Cobb GA Carrollton 2025 RHP 100 %
2 Brandon Bennett GA LaGrange 2025 1B 60 %
3 Robert Parker GA LaGrange 2024 SS 50 %
^ Carter Hudson GA Lambert 2025 LHP 50 %
4 Evan Moody GA Carrollton 2026 OF 20 %

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