Maryland Preseason All-State Session I: 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 Maryland Preseason All-State Session I, 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 Leo Simpson MD Walter Johnson 2023 RHP 87.59 mph
2 Jacob Whiteman MD North East 2022 RHP 87.29 mph
3 Josh Reinhold MD Cape Henlopen (DE) 2022 SS 84.17 mph
4 Connor Klebrowski MD Loyola Blakefield 2022 RHP 84.17 mph
5 Rob Carpenter MD Thomas Wootton 2022 OF 83.93 mph
6 Eli DeRossi-Cytron MD Urbana 2023 RHP 83.39 mph
7 Brendan Yagesh MD Urbana 2022 LHP 82.41 mph
8 Evan Bouldin MD Appoquinimink (DE) 2022 SS 81.92 mph
9 Evan Weaver MD Boonsboro 2022 C 81.72 mph
10 Griffin Madden MD Allegany 2023 1B 81.66 mph
11 Michael Demske MD Winston Churchill 2023 1B 81.62 mph
12 Nathan Rosner MD Landon 2023 LHP 80.18 mph
13 Gabriel Ruiz MD Paint Branch 2023 OF 79.86 mph
14 Oliver Martin MD Clarksburg 2023 C 79.55 mph
15 Shane Welsh MD Fort Hill 2023 RHP 79.31 mph
16 Cayden Curry MD DeMatha Catholic 2023 RHP 79.00 mph
17 Joshua Boyd MD Chesapeake 2023 RHP 78.67 mph
18 Jacob Holler MD Boonsboro 2022 RHP 78.30 mph
19 Nathan Clarke MD Severna Park 2023 RHP 78.23 mph
20 Ben Berger MD Sherwood 2023 LHP 77.85 mph
21 Camryn Sisson MD Chesapeake 2024 LHP 77.81 mph
22 Garrett Osborne MD Urbana 2021 RHP 77.36 mph
23 Dean Carr MD Franklin 2022 SS 76.77 mph
24 Alexander Kennell MD Allegany 2023 3B 76.33 mph
25 Randy Johnson Jr MD Calvert hall 2024 RHP 75.06 mph
26 Noland Kinna MD Catoctin 2022 RHP 74.83 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 Leo Simpson MD Walter Johnson 2023 RHP 2546 rpm
2 Connor Klebrowski MD Loyola Blakefield 2022 RHP 2262 rpm
3 Shane Welsh MD Fort Hill 2023 RHP 2242 rpm
4 Josh Reinhold MD Cape Henlopen (DE) 2022 SS 2225 rpm
5 Eli DeRossi-Cytron MD Urbana 2023 RHP 2197 rpm
6 Michael Demske MD Winston Churchill 2023 1B 2196 rpm
7 Evan Bouldin MD Appoquinimink (DE) 2022 SS 2169 rpm
8 Oliver Martin MD Clarksburg 2023 C 2156 rpm
9 Cayden Curry MD DeMatha Catholic 2023 RHP 2155 rpm
10 Jacob Whiteman MD North East 2022 RHP 2146 rpm
11 Evan Weaver MD Boonsboro 2022 C 2144 rpm
12 Nathan Rosner MD Landon 2023 LHP 2113 rpm
13 Randy Johnson Jr MD Calvert hall 2024 RHP 2089 rpm
14 Jacob Holler MD Boonsboro 2022 RHP 2079 rpm
15 Nathan Clarke MD Severna Park 2023 RHP 2076 rpm
16 Camryn Sisson MD Chesapeake 2024 LHP 2051 rpm
17 Brendan Yagesh MD Urbana 2022 LHP 2041 rpm
18 Rob Carpenter MD Thomas Wootton 2022 OF 2001 rpm
19 Griffin Madden MD Allegany 2023 1B 1996 rpm
20 Gabriel Ruiz MD Paint Branch 2023 OF 1987 rpm
21 Joshua Boyd MD Chesapeake 2023 RHP 1899 rpm
22 Noland Kinna MD Catoctin 2022 RHP 1872 rpm
23 Ben Berger MD Sherwood 2023 LHP 1865 rpm
24 Dean Carr MD Franklin 2022 SS 1846 rpm
25 Alexander Kennell MD Allegany 2023 3B 1705 rpm
26 Garrett Osborne MD Urbana 2021 RHP 1701 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 Leo Simpson MD Walter Johnson 2023 RHP 3002 rpm
2 Eli DeRossi-Cytron MD Urbana 2023 RHP 2433 rpm
3 Shane Welsh MD Fort Hill 2023 RHP 2415 rpm
4 Jacob Whiteman MD North East 2022 RHP 2384 rpm
5 Oliver Martin MD Clarksburg 2023 C 2336 rpm
6 Nathan Rosner MD Landon 2023 LHP 2295 rpm
7 Michael Demske MD Winston Churchill 2023 1B 2260 rpm
8 Rob Carpenter MD Thomas Wootton 2022 OF 2224 rpm
9 Nathan Clarke MD Severna Park 2023 RHP 2215 rpm
10 Connor Klebrowski MD Loyola Blakefield 2022 RHP 2169 rpm
11 Cayden Curry MD DeMatha Catholic 2023 RHP 2140 rpm
12 Evan Bouldin MD Appoquinimink (DE) 2022 SS 2074 rpm
13 Brendan Yagesh MD Urbana 2022 LHP 2060 rpm
14 Jacob Holler MD Boonsboro 2022 RHP 2031 rpm
15 Evan Weaver MD Boonsboro 2022 C 1996 rpm
16 Camryn Sisson MD Chesapeake 2024 LHP 1987 rpm
17 Randy Johnson Jr MD Calvert hall 2024 RHP 1928 rpm
18 Ben Berger MD Sherwood 2023 LHP 1806 rpm
19 Garrett Osborne MD Urbana 2021 RHP 1806 rpm
20 Joshua Boyd MD Chesapeake 2023 RHP 1801 rpm
21 Dean Carr MD Franklin 2022 SS 1762 rpm
22 Gabriel Ruiz MD Paint Branch 2023 OF 1652 rpm
23 Alexander Kennell MD Allegany 2023 3B 1484 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 Griffin Madden MD Allegany 2023 1B 2354 rpm
2 Randy Johnson Jr MD Calvert hall 2024 RHP 2271 rpm
3 Cayden Curry MD DeMatha Catholic 2023 RHP 2250 rpm
4 Josh Reinhold MD Cape Henlopen (DE) 2022 SS 2125 rpm
5 Nathan Clarke MD Severna Park 2023 RHP 2114 rpm
6 Joshua Boyd MD Chesapeake 2023 RHP 2076 rpm
7 Evan Weaver MD Boonsboro 2022 C 2053 rpm
8 Ben Berger MD Sherwood 2023 LHP 1853 rpm
9 Noland Kinna MD Catoctin 2022 RHP 1599 rpm

 

 

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