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Top Prospect Games West: 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 West, 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 Dylan Friebert MD Bethesda-Chevy Chase 2022 RHP 87.63 mph
2 Keegan Johnson MD Urbana 2023 LHP 86.00 mph
3 Joseph McMannis MD Catoctin 2023 RHP 84.55 mph
4 Tyson Nercessian MD DeMatha 2022 SS 82.18 mph
5 Jackson Kelley MD Glenelg 2023 RHP 81.35 mph
6 Ethan Murley MD Walt Whitman 2024 C 80.45 mph
7 Brayden Heaps PA Susquehannock 2023 3B 76.33 mph
8 Britton Wildasin MD Oakdale 2024 OF 75.52 mph
9 Farrell Souders PA Mifflin County 2024 RHP 75.25 mph
10 Ricky Rice VA Stafford 2022 2B 73.49 mph
11 Allen Baxter MD Sherwood 2023 1B 71.57 mph
12 Jeremy Fullerton MD Winters Mill 2022 SS 71.44 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 Dylan Friebert MD Bethesda-Chevy Chase 2022 RHP 2466 rpm
2 Farrell Souders PA Mifflin County 2024 RHP 2330 rpm
3 Keegan Johnson MD Urbana 2023 LHP 2141 rpm
4 Jackson Kelley MD Glenelg 2023 RHP 2047 rpm
5 Ethan Murley MD Walt Whitman 2024 C 2024 rpm
6 Tyson Nercessian MD DeMatha 2022 SS 2011 rpm
7 Joseph McMannis MD Catoctin 2023 RHP 1899 rpm
8 Jeremy Fullerton MD Winters Mill 2022 SS 1844 rpm
9 Brayden Heaps PA Susquehannock 2023 3B 1787 rpm
10 Britton Wildasin MD Oakdale 2024 OF 1717 rpm
11 Allen Baxter MD Sherwood 2023 1B 1672 rpm
12 Ricky Rice VA Stafford 2022 2B 1524 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 Keegan Johnson MD Urbana 2023 LHP 2390 rpm
2 Farrell Souders PA Mifflin County 2024 RHP 2103 rpm
3 Jackson Kelley MD Glenelg 2023 RHP 1986 rpm
4 Dylan Friebert MD Bethesda-Chevy Chase 2022 RHP 1925 rpm
5 Brayden Heaps PA Susquehannock 2023 3B 1845 rpm
6 Allen Baxter MD Sherwood 2023 1B 1810 rpm
7 Ethan Murley MD Walt Whitman 2024 C 1717 rpm
8 Joseph McMannis MD Catoctin 2023 RHP 1712 rpm
9 Jeremy Fullerton MD Winters Mill 2022 SS 1512 rpm
10 Ricky Rice VA Stafford 2022 2B 1464 rpm
11 Britton Wildasin MD Oakdale 2024 OF 1406 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 Keegan Johnson MD Urbana 2023 LHP 2074 rpm
2 Tyson Nercessian MD DeMatha 2022 SS 2021 rpm
3 Ethan Murley MD Walt Whitman 2024 C 1761 rpm

 

 

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