Maryland Preseason Preview: TrackMan Pitching Data Release


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 Preseason Preview all pitchers 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 Noah Burtner VA Spotswood 2022 RHP 85.58 mph
2 Keegan Johnson MD Urbana 2023 LHP 83.68 mph
3 Eli DeRossi-Cytron MD Urbana 2023 RHP 83.36 mph
4 Noland Genies MD Brunswick 2022 RHP 82.16 mph
5 Brayden Stutzman MD South Carroll 2022 RHP 81.28 mph
6 Lion Gardiner MD Walt Whitman 2023 RHP 80.62 mph
7 Tyler Little MD Tuscarora 2023 OF 77.98 mph
8 Braeden Ford MD South River 2023 C 77.76 mph
9 Thor Hildebrand MD North County 2023 3B 77.07 mph
10 Evan Shultz MD Oakdale 2023 OF 77.06 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 Noah Burtner VA Spotswood 2022 RHP 2305 rpm
2 Eli DeRossi-Cytron MD Urbana 2023 RHP 2287 rpm
3 Brayden Stutzman MD South Carroll 2022 RHP 2218 rpm
4 Noland Genies MD Brunswick 2022 RHP 2140 rpm
5 Gavin Allanach MD Urbana 2023 RHP 2076 rpm
6 Thor Hildebrand MD North County 2023 3B 2065 rpm
7 Braeden Ford MD South River 2023 C 2059 rpm
8 Evan Shultz MD Oakdale 2023 OF 2050 rpm
9 Keegan Johnson MD Urbana 2023 LHP 1990 rpm
10 Tyler Little MD Tuscarora 2023 OF 1978 rpm
11 Lion Gardiner MD Walt Whitman 2023 RHP 1975 rpm
12 Jackson Strzelczyk MD South Carroll 2023 SS 1801 rpm
13 Kameron Becker MD Winters Mill 2023 SS 1798 rpm
14 Sean Foster MD Leonardtown 2023 SS 1752 rpm
15 Bradley DeMoss MD Severna Park 2022 RHP 1691 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 Eli DeRossi-Cytron MD Urbana 2023 RHP 2293 rpm
2 Noah Burtner VA Spotswood 2022 RHP 2272 rpm
3 Noland Genies MD Brunswick 2022 RHP 2243 rpm
4 Tyler Little MD Tuscarora 2023 OF 2162 rpm
5 Lion Gardiner MD Walt Whitman 2023 RHP 2050 rpm
6 Keegan Johnson MD Urbana 2023 LHP 2018 rpm
7 Gavin Allanach MD Urbana 2023 RHP 1957 rpm
8 Sean Foster MD Leonardtown 2023 SS 1879 rpm
9 Thor Hildebrand MD North County 2023 3B 1871 rpm
10 Bradley DeMoss MD Severna Park 2022 RHP 1677 rpm
11 Kameron Becker MD Winters Mill 2023 SS 1620 rpm
12 Jackson Strzelczyk MD South Carroll 2023 SS 1487 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 Evan Shultz MD Oakdale 2023 OF 2143 rpm
2 Brayden Stutzman MD South Carroll 2022 RHP 2047 rpm
3 Sean Foster MD Leonardtown 2023 SS 1865 rpm
4 Gavin Allanach MD Urbana 2023 RHP 1821 rpm

 

 

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