Northern LA Fall Prospect ID - TrackMan Files


Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

On Sunday, September 19th, the PBR Louisiana staff hosted the Northern LA Fall Prospect ID at LA Tech University.

Today, we’re continuing our post-event analysis by examining the data measured by our TrackMan units. The technology is able to capture information that’s difficult to capture by the naked eye, like pitch-by-pitch metrics and batted-ball data. We’ll explain more below:

MAX FASTBALL & PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Blaine Rogers LA Calvary Baptist Academy 2022 3B 84.36 mph
2 Cale Hollis LA Glenbrook 2022 RHP 83.94 mph
3 Dee Morgan LA Tallulah Academy 2023 RHP 83.37 mph
4 Cody Van Noppen LA Calvary Baptist 2022 C 83.33 mph
5 Bryce Landreneau LA Rosepine 2024 C 81.37 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Cale Hollis LA Glenbrook 2022 RHP 2303 rpm
2 John Kliebert LA Lutcher 2024 3B 2216 rpm
3 Dee Morgan LA Tallulah Academy 2023 RHP 2021 rpm
4 Blaine Rogers LA Calvary Baptist Academy 2022 3B 1972 rpm
5 Cody Van Noppen LA Calvary Baptist 2022 C 1936 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 HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Cale Hollis LA Glenbrook 2022 RHP 13.0
2 Jackson Cowan LA West Monroe 2023 3B 12.7
3 Joshua Lim LA Dunham 2025 SS 8.1
4 Cody Van Noppen LA Calvary Baptist 2022 C 6.7
5 Bryce Landreneau LA Rosepine 2024 C 6.4

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.”

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Cale Hollis LA Glenbrook 2022 RHP 2605 rpm
2 Cody Van Noppen LA Calvary Baptist 2022 C 2394 rpm
3 Dee Morgan LA Tallulah Academy 2023 RHP 2283 rpm
4 John Kliebert LA Lutcher 2024 3B 2188 rpm
5 Blaine Rogers LA Calvary Baptist Academy 2022 3B 2110 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Cody Van Noppen LA Calvary Baptist 2022 C 13.6
2 Dee Morgan LA Tallulah Academy 2023 RHP 12.8
3 Blaine Rogers LA Calvary Baptist Academy 2022 3B 12.8
4 Jackson Cowan LA West Monroe 2023 3B 10.8
5 John Kliebert LA Lutcher 2024 3B 10.2

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (avg)
1 Gregory Willis LA Pineville 2023 OF 86.12 mph
2 Trey Hawsey LA West Monroe 2024 1B 83.77 mph
3 Grayson Harlow LA Sam Houston 2022 OF 83.30 mph
4 Harrison Waxley LA Airline 2022 3B 82.11 mph
5 Caden Flowers LA Calvary Baptist 2022 SS 81.00 mph
6 Caleb Ross LA West Monroe 2022 OF 80.32 mph
7 Mason Fitzgerald LA Leesville 2022 C 79.83 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 Speed (max)
1 Trey Hawsey LA West Monroe 2024 1B 94.05 mph
2 Harrison Waxley LA Airline 2022 3B 92.76 mph
3 John Pearson LA West Monroe 2024 3B 92.47 mph
4 Gregory Willis LA Pineville 2023 OF 91.93 mph
5 Cody Van Noppen LA Calvary Baptist 2022 C 90.97 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Harrison Waxley LA Airline 2022 3B 359 ft
2 John Pearson LA West Monroe 2024 3B 348 ft
3 Trey Hawsey LA West Monroe 2024 1B 347 ft
4 Gregory Willis LA Pineville 2023 OF 337 ft
5 Blaine Rogers LA Calvary Baptist Academy 2022 3B 325 ft
6 Caleb Ross LA West Monroe 2022 OF 325 ft
7 Jackson Cowan LA West Monroe 2023 3B 324 ft
8 Bryce Landreneau LA Rosepine 2024 C 317 ft

For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at this showcase, CLICK HERE.