TrackMan Leaders - Team Beast Scout Day


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

On Saturday August 6th PBR of NC was at Buck Hardee Field at Legion Stadium in Wilmington, NC hosting the Last Chance Summer ID and a Scout Day with Team Beast NC. Players in attendance ranged from the 2023-2026 grad classes. 

The day began with catchers going through a defensive evaluation followed by pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting ball flight data. After the bullpens, position players ran a laser timed 60 using Swift Technology then taking BP on the field with Trackman gathering ball flight information. The day concluded with outfielders and infielders going through a defensive evaluation. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance. Click Here to see the full roster and stats

TrackMan Leaders - Team Beast Scout Day

 

PEAK EXIT VELOCITY

TrackMan is able to track every ball hit into fair territory, throughout the BP sessions.  Below are the exit velocities produced by individual players.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Brent Avery NC Eugene Ashley 2023 1B 94.8 mph
2 Kayleb Wray NC Eugene Ashley 2024 1B 91.4 mph
3 Gage Sessoms NC South Brunswick 2023 3B 82.1 mph



AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY

The average exit velocity measures a players ability to consistently produce hard contact.  The average was taken based on every ball tracked by TrackMan throughout the player's BP session.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Brent Avery NC Eugene Ashley 2023 1B 83.9 mph
2 Kayleb Wray NC Eugene Ashley 2024 1B 82.0 mph
3 Alexander Blankenship NC NB 2025 RHP 71.9 mph



DISTANCE OFF THE BAT


TrackMan is able to measure and track the ball while in the air.  For every fair ball put in play it will display the distance the hit traveled.


Peak Distance - Best of the Hitter’s Session


Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Kayleb Wray NC Eugene Ashley 2024 1B 346 ft
2 Brent Avery NC Eugene Ashley 2023 1B 344 ft
3 Alexander Blankenship NC NB 2025 RHP 284 ft


Average Distance - Average of each ball tracked in the Session


Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Kayleb Wray NC Eugene Ashley 2024 1B 268 ft
2 Alexander Blankenship NC NB 2025 RHP 226 ft
3 Brent Avery NC Eugene Ashley 2023 1B 204 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 Brent Avery NC Eugene Ashley 2023 1B 27 %
^ Kayleb Wray NC Eugene Ashley 2024 1B 27 %



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 %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Line Drive %
1 Brent Avery NC Eugene Ashley 2023 1B 63 %
2 Alexander Blankenship NC NB 2025 RHP 50 %
3 Mannix Crawford NC South Brunswick 2024 SS 40 %



Fly Ball %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Kayleb Wray NC Eugene Ashley 2024 1B 54.5 %
2 Alexander Blankenship NC NB 2025 RHP 40.0 %
^ Mannix Crawford NC South Brunswick 2024 SS 40.0 %
3 Crayton Dail NC South Brunswick 2024 LF 35.7 %



Ground Ball %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Gadisson Speight NC Laney 2026 SS 70 %
2 Crayton Dail NC South Brunswick 2024 LF 42 %
3 Gage Sessoms NC South Brunswick 2023 3B 40 %



FASTBALL STATS


Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Kayleb Wray NC Eugene Ashley 2024 1B 80.0 mph
2 Brent Avery NC Eugene Ashley 2023 1B 79.6 mph


Average Effective Velocity

Effective velocity is taking into account the velocity of each pitch, its 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 Kayleb Wray NC Eugene Ashley 2024 1B 79.4 mph
2 Brent Avery NC Eugene Ashley 2023 1B 77.6 mph


Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Brent Avery NC Eugene Ashley 2023 1B 2046 rpm
2 Kayleb Wray NC Eugene Ashley 2024 1B 2045 rpm


Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Brent Avery NC Eugene Ashley 2023 1B 1964 rpm
2 Kayleb Wray NC Eugene Ashley 2024 1B 1952 rpm


Average Induced Vertical Movement

Induced vertical movement tracks how the ball rides through the zone, or sinks through the zone.  For the purpose of this board we are tracking which fastballs showed the most ride, typically leading to more swing and miss opportunities

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Alexander Blankenship NC NB 2025 RHP 20.5 in
2 Gadisson Speight NC Laney 2026 SS 16.6 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Horizontal movement is often referred to as run.  This measurement does not distinguish between early and late movement, just the overall amount the ball tracks to the arm side out of the hand.

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Kayleb Wray NC Eugene Ashley 2024 1B -8.2
2 Brent Avery NC Eugene Ashley 2023 1B -4.0


Peak Spin Score

The Spin Score is a measurement linking velocity and spin.  It is calculated by dividing the spin rate by the velocity of each pitch.  

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Gadisson Speight NC Laney 2026 SS 28
2 Brent Avery NC Eugene Ashley 2023 1B 25


CURVEBALL STATS

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Brent Avery NC Eugene Ashley 2023 1B 71.5 mph
2 Kayleb Wray NC Eugene Ashley 2024 1B 68.9 mph


Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Kayleb Wray NC Eugene Ashley 2024 1B 1990 rpm
2 Gadisson Speight NC Laney 2026 SS 1857 rpm


Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Kayleb Wray NC Eugene Ashley 2024 1B 1926 rpm
2 Gadisson Speight NC Laney 2026 SS 1813 rpm


Average Induced Vertical Movement

This is a measurement of how much the ball drops from its original position and trajectory.  It does not measure how late the movement happens.  This can be referred to as depth on a breaking ball.

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Alexander Blankenship NC NB 2025 RHP 6.4 in
2 Kayleb Wray NC Eugene Ashley 2024 1B -5.8 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Kayleb Wray NC Eugene Ashley 2024 1B -8.2
2 Brent Avery NC Eugene Ashley 2023 1B -4.0


Peak Spin Score

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Kayleb Wray NC Eugene Ashley 2024 1B 29
2 Gadisson Speight NC Laney 2026 SS 29