2020 Northern Michigan Prospect Games - Advanced Metrics w/Trackman and Blast Tech


Aaron Wilson and PBR Michigan Staff
PBR Michigan Director of Scouting

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We would like to thank all who participated in the PBR Michigan 2020 Northern Michigan Prospect Games. This was a great opportunity for the class of 2021-2023 prospects to be put on college radars. Many players impressed during their individual workouts at the showcase.

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2020 Northern Michigan Prospect Games - Top Statistical Performers

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2020 Northern Michigan Prospect Games - Advanced Hitting Metrics

Notes:

  • Recorded metrics are based off of Trackman and Blast technology.
  • Exit Velocity:  Exit Velo is the speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat after contact.
  • To learn more about Trackman data and what it all means, click here.
  • To learn more about Blast data and what it all means, click here.

Trackman/Blast Hitting Metrics

Exit Velo

Name Position School Class Exit Velo
Payton Mansfield C Freemont 2021 98
Derek Hebner OF Harbor Springs 2021 95
Jacob Hait RHP Milford 2023 94
Grant Richardson SS Harbor Springs 2021 93
Talon Rowe OF/3B Mason 2021 91

2020 Northern Michigan Prospect Games - Advanced Pitching Metrics

Notes:

  • Recorded velocities listed are from the game play session, taken from the Trackman device.
  • To learn more about Trackman data and what it all means, click here.

Fastball Spin Rates

The average fastball spin rate at the MLB level can range from 2050-2250 rpm. The average at the high school level will be lower, but can be hard to track as most pitchers that are getting spin rate readings, are typically more advanced. 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. Low spin rate guys, typically, are creating some sink on their fastball, or the appearance that the fastball is diving.

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

Name Position School Class Total Spin
Gabe Helder RHP North Pointe Christian 2022 2322
Tyler Sager RHP Chesaning 2022 2228
Josiah Hicks RHP Romeo 2022 2159

Breaking Ball Spin Rates

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

Name Position School Class Total Spin
Payton Mansfield RHP Freemont 2021 2366
Tyler Sager RHP Cheasing 2022 2297
Gabe Helder

North Pointe Chriortstian
2022
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