Maryland Freshmen Free Showcase: TrackMan Pitching Data


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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Prep Baseball Report Maryland events continue to be powered by TrackMan’s industry-leading portable system to capture pinpoint accurate, actionable data from player performances. Prep Baseball Report and TrackMan are dedicated to recognizing talent and unleashing their potential.

At this year's Freshmen Free Showcase, all pitchers registered to receive data as part of their package had a chance to throw live while being monitored through the portable Trackman B1 unit. Each player threw their complete arsenal of pitches allowing us to collect metrics such as release velocity, spin rate, vertical & horizontal movement and much more.

This data goes directly into the player profiles allowing the PBR Staff, college coaches and professional scouts alike to evaluate and compare prospects on a national scale. Below is some of the pitching data recorded from the event across several categories. 

 

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TRACKMAN Pitching Data

 

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

NCAA Averages: Top 10% - 92.5 mph, Top 25% - 90.8 mph, Avg. 50% - 88.9 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Cadeyrn Ahearn MD Centennial 2024 RHP 84.94 mph
2 Jake Yeager MD Archbishop Spalding 2024 RHP 83.44 mph
3 Sawyer Wickstrom MD Centennial 2024 OF 82.23 mph
4 Hunter Chambers MD Dover (DE) 2024 RHP 82.06 mph
5 Jake Plainte MD Good Counsel 2024 OF 79.73 mph
6 Brayden Spurgeon MD Mount Saint Joseph 2024 RHP 77.22 mph
7 Nicholas Dolbin MD Arundel 2024 OF 76.11 mph
8 Jack McNally MD Archbishop Spalding 2025 C 75.81 mph
9 Tommy Dietrich MD DeMatha Catholic 2024 C 75.59 mph
10 Joaquin Rodriguez-Costa DE Sussex Central 2025 3B 74.98 mph
11 Austin Sealing MD Archbishop Curley 2024 SS 74.78 mph
12 Mike Brogno Jr. MD Mt Hebron 2024 SS 74.41 mph
13 Samuel Canady MD St. Mary's Ryken 2024 SS 73.42 mph
14 Adam Niman MD Bethesda-Chevy Chase 2024 OF 71.33 mph
15 Evan Smith MD Huntingtown 2024 SS 70.14 mph
16 Brandon Yoder MD Dover (DE) 2024 3B 69.56 mph
17 Daniel Hesson MD Colonel Richardson 2024 LHP 68.10 mph
18 Evan Adams MD La Plata 2024 3B 66.94 mph

 

PEAK FASTBALL SPIN RATE

Spin Rate: Measures how fast the ball is spinning (reported in rotations per minute or RPM).

When looking at fastball spin rates, coaches and scouts are looking for pitchers that are outside the norm. High spin rate fastball, typically, tend to ride on hitter, creating swing and miss, and playing at the top of the strike zone; frequently described as having "late life". Low spin rate guys, typically, are creating some sink on their fastball, or the appearance that the fastball is diving; frequently described as having "heavy feel to it".

The pure spin rate does not tell the whole story on any one pitch. Coaches and scouts are also evaluating spin efficiency and spin direction. They also want to see some consistency, pitch-to-pitch, on the release point.

Average Fastball Spin Rates

- MLB = 2256 rpm
- College = 2148 rpm
- High School = 1977 rpm

To learn more about Trackman data and what it all means, click here.

NCAA Averages (RPM): Top 10% - 2372, Top 25% - 2266, Avg. 50% - 2148

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Sawyer Wickstrom MD Centennial 2024 OF 2351 rpm
2 Hunter Chambers MD Dover (DE) 2024 RHP 2297 rpm
3 Nicholas Dolbin MD Arundel 2024 OF 2257 rpm
4 Jack McNally MD Archbishop Spalding 2025 C 2230 rpm
5 Jake Yeager MD Archbishop Spalding 2024 RHP 2127 rpm
6 Mike Brogno Jr. MD Mt Hebron 2024 SS 2060 rpm
7 Cadeyrn Ahearn MD Centennial 2024 RHP 2024 rpm
8 Brandon Yoder MD Dover (DE) 2024 3B 1960 rpm
9 Jake Plainte MD Good Counsel 2024 OF 1959 rpm
10 Joaquin Rodriguez-Costa DE Sussex Central 2025 3B 1957 rpm
11 Samuel Canady MD St. Mary's Ryken 2024 SS 1956 rpm
12 Tommy Dietrich MD DeMatha Catholic 2024 C 1898 rpm
13 Brayden Spurgeon MD Mount Saint Joseph 2024 RHP 1888 rpm
14 Evan Smith MD Huntingtown 2024 SS 1814 rpm
15 Austin Sealing MD Archbishop Curley 2024 SS 1809 rpm
16 Daniel Hesson MD Colonel Richardson 2024 LHP 1779 rpm
17 Evan Adams MD La Plata 2024 3B 1710 rpm
18 Adam Niman MD Bethesda-Chevy Chase 2024 OF 1564 rpm

 

PEAK CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Spin Rate: Measures how fast the ball is spinning (reported in rotations per minute or RPM).

Typically bigger spin can mean bigger break, but again on the breaking ball the spin efficiency can play a part. There are also studies that show the speed of the pitch can affect if the spin rate has a chance to take hold and create the break a pitcher is looking for. 

Average Curveball Spin Rates

- MLB = 2582 rpm
- College = 2339 rpm
- High School = 2069 rpm

To learn more about Trackman data and what it all means, click here.

NCAA Averages (RPM): Top 10% - 2730, Top 25% - 2539, Avg. 50% - 2339

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jake Plainte MD Good Counsel 2024 OF 2700 rpm
2 Cadeyrn Ahearn MD Centennial 2024 RHP 2403 rpm
3 Mike Brogno Jr. MD Mt Hebron 2024 SS 2330 rpm
4 Daniel Hesson MD Colonel Richardson 2024 LHP 2168 rpm
5 Nicholas Dolbin MD Arundel 2024 OF 2137 rpm
6 Samuel Canady MD St. Mary's Ryken 2024 SS 1999 rpm
7 Jake Yeager MD Archbishop Spalding 2024 RHP 1991 rpm
8 Brandon Yoder MD Dover (DE) 2024 3B 1941 rpm
9 Evan Smith MD Huntingtown 2024 SS 1834 rpm
10 Austin Sealing MD Archbishop Curley 2024 SS 1796 rpm
11 Joaquin Rodriguez-Costa DE Sussex Central 2025 3B 1756 rpm
12 Jack McNally MD Archbishop Spalding 2025 C 1679 rpm
13 Tommy Dietrich MD DeMatha Catholic 2024 C 1674 rpm
14 Adam Niman MD Bethesda-Chevy Chase 2024 OF 1662 rpm
15 Evan Adams MD La Plata 2024 3B 1629 rpm
16 Sawyer Wickstrom MD Centennial 2024 OF 1570 rpm
17 Brayden Spurgeon MD Mount Saint Joseph 2024 RHP 1303 rpm

 

PEAK SLIDER SPIN RATE

NCAA Averages (RPM): Top 10% - 2973, Top 25% - 2490, Avg. 50% - 2304

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Hunter Chambers MD Dover (DE) 2024 RHP 2010 rpm
2 Brayden Spurgeon MD Mount Saint Joseph 2024 RHP 1603 rpm

 

 

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