Rawlings Prospects Scout Day: TrackMan Hitting Analytics


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

PBR was on hand with the Rawlings Prospects for an organization scout day on Thursday August 5th, 2021. The scout day took place at Jim Perry Stadium on the campus of Campbell University. 

The day started with catchers going through their defensive evaluation making throws to second base with cameras, stop watches, and radar guns collecting numbers. Pitchers followed by throwing a controlled bullpen of 15-20 pitches with Trackman gathering ball flight analytics. Position players then ran a laser timed 60 and took live batting practice on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data. Then day concluded with outfielders and infielders going through a defensive evaluation. 

Below we take a look at some of the statistical leaders during the scout day. 


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By the Numbers

  • 18 total players
  •  2 players ran a sub-7 60 on the lasers
  • 4 players ran a 7.13 or better 60-time on the lasers
  • 3 infield arms reached 80 mph or higher
  • 2 outfield arms topped at 82 mph or higher
  • 77 mph was the top catcher arm velocity
  • 2.03 was the best pop time recorded
  • 4 hitters had an exit velocity of 90 mph or better
  • 374 ft was the longest ball hit
  • 86.33 mph was the top fastball
  • 2324 rpm was the top fastball spin
  • 2229 rpm was the top curveball spin

 

Trackman hitting Analytics

 

TRACKMAN LEADERS

 

Peak Exit Speed (Live BP)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (max)
1 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 95.50 mph
2 Jack Carela Pantaleon NC Heritage 2024 1B 94.12 mph
3 Camden Deal NC Millbrook 2022 C 93.48 mph
4 Zack Mays NC Wakefield 2022 OF 89.90 mph
5 Brooks Booth NC Leesville Road 2023 LHP 89.09 mph
6 Jackson Berkhead NC Wake Forest 2024 OF 88.78 mph
7 Adam Smith NC Leesville Road 2023 SS 88.64 mph
8 Braden Matala NC Wake Forest 2024 C 88.49 mph
9 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP 86.12 mph
10 Levi Carlton NC Corinth Holders 2022 SS 85.76 mph

Average Exit Speed (Live BP)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (avg)
1 Jack Carela Pantaleon NC Heritage 2024 1B 88.03 mph
2 Camden Deal NC Millbrook 2022 C 86.97 mph
3 Jackson Berkhead NC Wake Forest 2024 OF 83.37 mph
4 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 82.88 mph
5 Brooks Booth NC Leesville Road 2023 LHP 80.71 mph
6 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP 80.08 mph
7 Zack Mays NC Wakefield 2022 OF 79.98 mph
8 Braden Matala NC Wake Forest 2024 C 79.71 mph
9 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 79.47 mph
10 Adam Smith NC Leesville Road 2023 SS 78.33 mph

Peak Distance Off the Bat

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 374 ft
2 Camden Deal NC Millbrook 2022 C 344 ft
3 Zack Mays NC Wakefield 2022 OF 327 ft
4 Levi Carlton NC Corinth Holders 2022 SS 313 ft
5 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 305 ft

Average Distance Off the Bat

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 256 ft
2 Pierce Davidian NC Ravenscroft 2024 3B 218 ft
3 Brooks Booth NC Leesville Road 2023 LHP 201 ft
4 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP 196 ft
5 Adam Smith NC Leesville Road 2023 SS 191 ft

Hard Hit Percentage

TrackMan is able to track and follow exit velocities of each hitter.  Based on the individual's top exit velocity, TrackMan is able to give us a percentage of hard hit balls.  This percentage is based off of each individual hitter's top exit velocity.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hard Hit %
1 Camden Deal NC Millbrook 2022 C 42.9 %
2 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 37.5 %
^ Jack Carela Pantaleon NC Heritage 2024 1B 37.5 %

Launch Angle Percentage

Based on the ball flight, TrackMan is able to identify each hit as a ground ball, line drive, or fly ball.  While there are many factors as to why a hitter may approach each pitch in a certain way, the overall groupings of BP can give some insight to each hitter's approach.

Line Drive Percentage

Rank Name State School Class Pos Line Drive %
1 Jackson Berkhead NC Wake Forest 2024 OF 60.0 %
2 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP 50.0 %
3 Braden Matala NC Wake Forest 2024 C 44.4 %
4 Camden Deal NC Millbrook 2022 C 42.9 %
5 Pierce Davidian NC Ravenscroft 2024 3B 41.7 %

Ground Ball Percentage

Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Jack Carela Pantaleon NC Heritage 2024 1B 62.5 %
2 Samuel Bretherick NC Wakefield 2024 OF 61.5 %
3 Camden Deal NC Millbrook 2022 C 42.9 %
^ Seth Lumpkin NC Northern 2023 C 42.9 %
4 Zack Mays NC Wakefield 2022 OF 41.7 %
5 Braden Matala NC Wake Forest 2024 C 33.3 %

Fly Ball Percentage

Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Landon Jones NC Grace Christian 2023 SS 77.8 %
2 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 75.0 %
3 Elijah Fernandez NC Wakefield 2024 C 50.0 %
^ Brooks Booth NC Leesville Road 2023 LHP 50.0 %
4 Levi Carlton NC Corinth Holders 2022 SS 46.2 %
5 Pierce Davidian NC Ravenscroft 2024 3B 41.7 %