Prep Baseball Report

Trackman Files (Pitchers): Luccini Scout Day


Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

Lake Charles, LA - The Luccini Scout Day was held on Saturday May 18, 2024, at Barbe High School.  This was our first event of the summer and consisted of prospects from the 2024-2028 high school classes from the Luccini organization.  All players in attendance went through an extended pro-style workout, that included batting practice using Trackman, defensive evaluations, and much more.  After the completion of the workout, all pitchers threw live to hitters 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 Saturday's Luccini Scout Day. 

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MAX FASTBALL & AVERAGE SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Hayes Holton LA Loranger High School 2026 RHP 93.7 mph
2 Gavin Foreman LA Acadiana High School 2026 RHP 88.2 mph
3 Kross Gillen LA OPELOUSAS CATHOLIC SCHOOL 2026 OF 88.1 mph
4 Abel Thetford LA Parkway 2025 SS 85.6 mph
5 Haden Heath LA Alfred M. Barbe High School 2026 1B 85.2 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Hayes Holton LA Loranger High School 2026 RHP 2488 rpm
2 Braden Fenerty LA Destrehan High School 2024 OF 2281 rpm
3 Kross Gillen LA OPELOUSAS CATHOLIC SCHOOL 2026 OF 2270 rpm
4 Gavin Foreman LA Acadiana High School 2026 RHP 2243 rpm
5 Lawton Littleton LA Alfred M. Barbe 2027 OF 2230 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 Myles Cunningham LA Loranger High School 2027 SS 17.1
2 Whit Davis MS Jackson Academy 2027 1B 15.6
3 Abel Thetford LA Parkway 2025 SS 15.2

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 Hayes Holton LA Loranger High School 2026 RHP 2646
2 Lawton Littleton LA Alfred M. Barbe 2027 OF 2530
3 Haden Heath LA Alfred M. Barbe High School 2026 1B 2141

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 Braden Fenerty LA Destrehan High School 2024 OF 2670 rpm
2 Lawton Littleton LA Alfred M. Barbe 2027 OF 2414 rpm
3 Kaylor Broussard LA Iota High School 2027 SS 2387 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 Carter Stelly LA OPELOUSAS CATHOLIC SCHOOL 2026 1B -16.2
2 John Parker Trahan LA OPELOUSAS CATHOLIC SCHOOL 2026 3B 14.6
3 Gavin Foreman LA Acadiana High School 2026 RHP 13.7

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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