TrackMan Analytics: TPA Pitchers


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

PBR of North Carolina was on hand for a scout day with the TPA Organization at Jim Perry Stadium on the campus of Campbell University. The scout day featured players from the 2022-2024 classes with a total of 41 players working out throughout the day. 

The day started with catchers going through their defensive workout making throws to second base with the radar gun measuring velocity and scouts grading accuracy and carry. Then pitchers threw a controlled bullpen of 15-20 pitches with Trackman collecting ball flight data. After the bullpens players ran a laser timed 60 followed by batting practice on the field with Trackman gathering ball flight information. Infielders and outfielders went through a defensive workout to finish the day. Below we take a look at some of the numbers recorded during the workout. 

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and statistical output from the event.


By the Numbers

  • 6.56 was the top 60 time
  • 10 players ran a 7.22 or better on the lasers
  • 82 mph was the top infield arm velocity
  • 2 outfield arms topped at 87 mph
  • 5 catcher arms reached 74 mph or higher
  • 3 pop times were recorded at 2.09 or better
  • 98 mph was the top exit velocity  
  • 10 hitters had an exit velocity of 91 mph or higher
  • 85 mph was the top fastball
  • 2579 rpm was the top fastball spin
  • 2497 rpm was the top curveball spin

 

Trackman analytics: pitchers

 

TRACKMAN LEADERS

 

Fastball Stats

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Brady Nathison NC Fuquay-Varina 2023 OF 84.84 mph
2 Lance Phillips NC Green Hope 2023 RHP 84.73 mph
3 Christopher Donaldson NC Green Level 2024 3B 82.31 mph
4 Jack Litt NC Apex Friendship 2023 3B 81.87 mph
5 Samari Robinson NC Green Level 2023 OF 81.47 mph
6 Ethan Lavinder NC Middle Creek 2023 SS 81.19 mph
7 Joseph Fahey NC Holly Springs 2023 2B 78.93 mph
8 Nathan Bunch NC Athens Drive Magnet 2024 RHP 78.21 mph
9 Ethan Clinkscales NC Panther Creek 2022 OF 77.94 mph
10 Miller Young NC Jordan 2024 LHP 77.89 mph

Average Effective Velocity

Effective velocity is taking into account the velocity of each pitch, it release distance, the pitches time to the plate / hitting area, and the pitches movement.  With all of this information, Effective Velocity is allowing coaches and scouts to more accurately compare how a pitch is affecting a hitter.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Eff Velocity (avg)
1 Brady Nathison NC Fuquay-Varina 2023 OF 82.48 mph
2 Lance Phillips NC Green Hope 2023 RHP 81.87 mph
3 Christopher Donaldson NC Green Level 2024 3B 79.75 mph
4 Samari Robinson NC Green Level 2023 OF 78.33 mph
5 Jack Litt NC Apex Friendship 2023 3B 77.90 mph

Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Ethan Lavinder NC Middle Creek 2023 SS 2579 rpm
2 Jared Mayer NC South Garner 2022 C 2333 rpm
3 Alan Garod NC Apex 2023 1B 2258 rpm
4 Lance Phillips NC Green Hope 2023 RHP 2230 rpm
5 Jack Litt NC Apex Friendship 2023 3B 2207 rpm

Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Ethan Lavinder NC Middle Creek 2023 SS 2334 rpm
2 Jared Mayer NC South Garner 2022 C 2236 rpm
3 Alan Garod NC Apex 2023 1B 2176 rpm
4 Christopher Donaldson NC Green Level 2024 3B 2143 rpm
5 Lance Phillips NC Green Hope 2023 RHP 2142 rpm

Average Induced Vertical Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Brady Nathison NC Fuquay-Varina 2023 OF 23.0 in
2 Ethan Clinkscales NC Panther Creek 2022 OF 20.6 in
3 Jack McGeehan NC Cardinal Gibbons 2024 OF 16.5 in
4 Christopher Donaldson NC Green Level 2024 3B 16.4 in
5 Miller Young NC Jordan 2024 LHP 15.1 in

Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Luke Yount NC Wake Christian 2024 OF 18.6
2 Jayden Johnson NC Holly Springs 2023 OF 15.2
3 Jared Mayer NC South Garner 2022 C 13.3
4 Christopher Donaldson NC Green Level 2024 3B 12.4
5 Jack McGeehan NC Cardinal Gibbons 2024 OF -12.3

 

Curveball Stats

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Jackson Mansfield NC Apex Friendship 2024 OF 73.69 mph
2 Brady Nathison NC Fuquay-Varina 2023 OF 71.63 mph
3 Joseph Fahey NC Holly Springs 2023 2B 70.84 mph
4 Ethan Lavinder NC Middle Creek 2023 SS 70.40 mph
5 Samari Robinson NC Green Level 2023 OF 70.09 mph

Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Ethan Lavinder NC Middle Creek 2023 SS 2493 rpm
2 Jared Mayer NC South Garner 2022 C 2386 rpm
3 Joseph Fahey NC Holly Springs 2023 2B 2298 rpm
4 Christopher Donaldson NC Green Level 2024 3B 2275 rpm
5 Brady Nathison NC Fuquay-Varina 2023 OF 2271 rpm

Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Ethan Lavinder NC Middle Creek 2023 SS 2417 rpm
2 Jared Mayer NC South Garner 2022 C 2349 rpm
3 Christopher Donaldson NC Green Level 2024 3B 2210 rpm
4 Samari Robinson NC Green Level 2023 OF 2191 rpm
5 Brady Nathison NC Fuquay-Varina 2023 OF 2180 rpm

Average Induced Vertical Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Brady Nathison NC Fuquay-Varina 2023 OF 23.0 in
2 Ethan Clinkscales NC Panther Creek 2022 OF 20.6 in
3 Jack McGeehan NC Cardinal Gibbons 2024 OF 16.5 in
4 Christopher Donaldson NC Green Level 2024 3B 16.4 in
5 Miller Young NC Jordan 2024 LHP 15.1 in

Average Horizontal Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Christopher Donaldson NC Green Level 2024 3B -12.6
2 Jack McGeehan NC Cardinal Gibbons 2024 OF 12.6
3 Ethan Lavinder NC Middle Creek 2023 SS -9.9
4 Miller Young NC Jordan 2024 LHP 1.6