Top Prospect Games II: 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 Top Prospect Games II, 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 Evan Smith MD Huntingtown 2023 LHP 82.9 mph
2 Harry Middlebrooks MD Archbishop Curley 2023 RHP 82.2 mph
3 Hunter Chambers MD Dover (DE) 2024 RHP 81.3 mph
4 Tyler Holton MD DeMatha Catholic 2024 3B 80.4 mph
5 Ty Jacoby MD Old Mill 2023 LHP 79.7 mph
6 Logan Hastings MD Huntingtown 2024 SS 77.8 mph
7 Austin Keefer MD North East 2022 1B 77.7 mph
8 Cam Love MD Damascus 2022 LHP 77.0 mph
9 Adam Gott MD Calvert 2022 RHP 76.1 mph
10 Nicholas Cicale MD Broadneck 2025 C 72.6 mph
11 Cooper Welch MD Archbishop Spalding 2025 RHP 69.0 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 Cam Love MD Damascus 2022 LHP 2193 rpm
2 Hunter Chambers MD Dover (DE) 2024 RHP 2187 rpm
3 Logan Hastings MD Huntingtown 2024 SS 2179 rpm
4 Ty Jacoby MD Old Mill 2023 LHP 2080 rpm
5 Evan Smith MD Huntingtown 2023 LHP 2071 rpm
6 Harry Middlebrooks MD Archbishop Curley 2023 RHP 2046 rpm
7 Tyler Holton MD DeMatha Catholic 2024 3B 1875 rpm
8 Adam Gott MD Calvert 2022 RHP 1864 rpm
9 Cooper Welch MD Archbishop Spalding 2025 RHP 1782 rpm
10 Austin Keefer MD North East 2022 1B 1748 rpm
11 Nicholas Cicale MD Broadneck 2025 C 1610 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 Evan Smith MD Huntingtown 2023 LHP 2350 rpm
2 Harry Middlebrooks MD Archbishop Curley 2023 RHP 2249 rpm
3 Cooper Welch MD Archbishop Spalding 2025 RHP 2224 rpm
4 Ty Jacoby MD Old Mill 2023 LHP 2104 rpm
5 Adam Gott MD Calvert 2022 RHP 1526 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 Logan Hastings MD Huntingtown 2024 SS 2405 rpm
2 Harry Middlebrooks MD Archbishop Curley 2023 RHP 2258 rpm
3 Cam Love MD Damascus 2022 LHP 2048 rpm
4 Hunter Chambers MD Dover (DE) 2024 RHP 1808 rpm
5 Tyler Holton MD DeMatha Catholic 2024 3B 1678 rpm
6 Adam Gott MD Calvert 2022 RHP 1550 rpm

 

 

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