Prep Baseball Report

Baton Rouge Fall ID: Trackman Files (Pitchers)


Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

Baton Rouge, LA - The Baton Rouge Fall I.D. was held on Sunday October 15, 2023, at Catholic (BR) High School.  This was our last event of the fall and consisted of uncommitted prospects from the 2024-2027 high school classes.  All players in attendance went through an extended pro-style workout, that included batting practice using Trackman and Blast, the 60 yard dash using Swift Performance, and much more.  After the completion of the workout, all pitchers were able to throw a bullpen using Trackman Baseball to capture critical data and metrics such as fastball velocity, vertical/horizontal break, spin rate, and much more.

Today, with the help of one of our tech partners, Trackman Baseball, we continue our post-event coverage with a closer look at the top Trackman metrics and data from the pitchers in attendance at last Sunday's Baton Rouge Fall ID. 

View all event stats HERE. 

MAX FASTBALL & AVERAGE SPIN RATE


Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Will Robinson LA Parkview Baptist 2025 3B 84.9 mph
2 Henry Beckers LA Parkview Baptist 2026 RHP 83.8 mph
3 Aidan Ryan LA Covington 2025 LHP 82.1 mph
4 Taylor Cotaya LA Live Oak 2025 OF 81.9 mph
5 Jordan Isbell LA Lakeside 2024 LHP 81.1 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Will Robinson LA Parkview Baptist 2025 3B 2272 rpm
2 Chase Thibodeaux LA Denham Springs 2025 OF 2157 rpm
3 Jordan Isbell LA Lakeside 2024 LHP 2134 rpm
4 Alex Scheuermann LA St. Martin's Episcopal 2026 LHP 2113 rpm
5 Joshua Browning LA Weston 2026 3B 2111 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 Bennett Smith LA Catholic 2025 1B 15.1
2 Aidan Ryan LA Covington 2025 LHP -13.9
3 Taylor Cotaya LA Live Oak 2025 OF 12.6

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 SLIDER SPIN RATE


Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Chase Thibodeaux LA Denham Springs 2025 OF 2203
2 Alex Scheuermann LA St. Martin's Episcopal 2026 LHP 2175
3 Henry Beckers LA Parkview Baptist 2026 RHP 2089

Spin Rate: The metric calculates how fast the ball is spinning as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, reported in the number of times the pitched ball would spin per minute (“revolutions per minute” or “rpm”).

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE


Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Will Robinson LA Parkview Baptist 2025 3B 2683 rpm
2 Taylor Cotaya LA Live Oak 2025 OF 2337 rpm
3 Chase Thibodeaux LA Denham Springs 2025 OF 2292 rpm

Spin Rate: The metric calculates how fast the ball is spinning as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, reported in the number of times the pitched ball would spin per minute (“revolutions per minute” or “rpm”).

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT


Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Aidan Ryan LA Covington 2025 LHP -20.8
2 Alex Scheuermann LA St. Martin's Episcopal 2026 LHP -19.3
3 Jaxon Bentzler LA Northwood 2025 C 13.5

Horizontal Break: This metric measures the distance, 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.

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