TrackMan Leaders: Summer Open ID with TPA - Hitters


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

PBR scouts were on hand on Sunday August 14th at Campbell’s Jim Perry Stadium for an Open ID hosted by TPA.  PBR powered the event, ensuring the stats collected were accurate and verified. 


The day opened with pitchers throwing short, controlled bullpens.  Coaches and scouts used Stalker Radar Guns to capture pitch velocity throughout the bullpen sessions.  The second session of the day was for position players.  The position player workout included live BP, a defensive workout, and a timed 10/30/60yd dash captured by Swift Athletics Laser Timer.


Below we look at some of the top performers from the workout that featured close to 130 players.  The full roster and statistical output can be seen HERE.

 

 

TRACKMAN: SUMMER OPEN ID WITH TPA - HITTERS



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 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 98.5 mph
2 Brady Nathison NC Fuquay Varina 2023 OF 98.4 mph
3 Henry Letourneau NC Cary 2023 OF 96.9 mph
4 Carson Mentlewski NC Rolesville 2026 3B 95.7 mph
5 Levi Martinez NC Green Level 2024 OF 93.2 mph
6 Dylan Davis NC Middle Creek 2024 OF 92.4 mph
7 Aric Stewart NC Carrboro 2024 3B 92.3 mph
8 Jack Litt NC Apex Friendship 2023 3B 91.9 mph
9 Boaz Harper NC Home School 2024 SS 91.7 mph
10 James Eason NC Richmond Senior 2024 2B 91.6 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 Brady Nathison NC Fuquay Varina 2023 OF 93.7 mph
2 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 93.5 mph
3 Mason Fennell NC Holly Springs 2023 3B 88.4 mph
4 Jack Litt NC Apex Friendship 2023 3B 87.4 mph
5 Henry Letourneau NC Cary 2023 OF 87.0 mph
6 Dylan Davis NC Middle Creek 2024 OF 86.8 mph
7 Boaz Harper NC Home School 2024 SS 85.8 mph
8 Grayson Hudgins NC Pinecrest 2024 1B 85.4 mph
9 Aric Stewart NC Carrboro 2024 3B 84.8 mph
10 Cam Williams NC Garner 2026 RHP 84.4 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 Brady Nathison NC Fuquay Varina 2023 OF 353 ft
2 Carson Mentlewski NC Rolesville 2026 3B 352 ft
3 Henry Letourneau NC Cary 2023 OF 349 ft
4 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 345 ft
5 Levi Martinez NC Green Level 2024 OF 342 ft
6 Boaz Harper NC Home School 2024 SS 331 ft
7 Mason Fennell NC Holly Springs 2023 3B 325 ft
8 Andrew Davis NC Jordan 2024 OF 321 ft
9 Lucas Witt NC Apex 2024 OF 313 ft
10 William Benson NC Leesville Road 2026 1B 313 ft


Average Distance - Average of each ball tracked in the Session


Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Brady Nathison NC Fuquay Varina 2023 OF 253 ft
2 Levi Martinez NC Green Level 2024 OF 252 ft
3 Will Newton NC Apex 2024 OF 251 ft
4 Simon Schreiber NC East Chapel Hill 2025 LHP 245 ft
5 Matthew LaRusso NC Apex 2025 SS 242 ft
6 Harris Mangum NC Jordan 2026 2B 238 ft
7 Samuel Narron NC Clayton 2025 OF 234 ft
8 Henry Letourneau NC Cary 2023 OF 232 ft
9 Jack McGeehan NC Cardinal Gibbons 2024 OF 231 ft
10 Cody Parke NC Northwood 2023 C 230 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 Brady Nathison NC Fuquay Varina 2023 OF 87 %
2 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 75 %
3 Jack Litt NC Apex Friendship 2023 3B 55 %
4 Mason Fennell NC Holly Springs 2023 3B 44 %
5 Carson Mentlewski NC Rolesville 2026 3B 42 %
6 Dylan Davis NC Middle Creek 2024 OF 33 %
7 Boaz Harper NC Home School 2024 SS 28 %
^ James Eason NC Richmond Senior 2024 2B 28 %
8 Levi Martinez NC Green Level 2024 OF 22 %
^ Henry Letourneau NC Cary 2023 OF 22 %
9 Aric Stewart NC Carrboro 2024 3B 14 %



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 Carson Clem NC Willow Springs 2026 RHP 100 %
2 Brady Nathison NC Fuquay Varina 2023 OF 87 %
3 Nick Ham NC Apex Friendship 2024 RHP 75 %
4 Thomas Bradley NC Grace Christian 2025 LHP 71 %
5 Caleb Renn NC Holly Springs 2027 1B 66 %
^ Mason Fennell NC Holly Springs 2023 3B 66 %



Fly Ball %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Tommy Collins NC Willow Spring 2026 OF 100.0 %
^ Harris Mangum NC Jordan 2026 2B 100.0 %
2 Collin Blackmon NC Cleveland 2026 1B 83.3 %
^ Jack McGeehan NC Cardinal Gibbons 2024 OF 83.3 %
3 William Ryan Morris NC Middle Creek 2025 OF 75.0 %
4 Simon Schreiber NC East Chapel Hill 2025 LHP 71.4 %
5 Samuel Narron NC Clayton 2025 OF 66.7 %
^ Andrew Mohler NC Cary 2026 3B 66.7 %
^ Cole Flanagan NC Apex Friendship 2024 RHP 66.7 %
^ Mason Wilkins NC Northern Durham 2026 1B 66.7 %



Ground Ball %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Christopher Tankersley NC East Wake 2025 1B 80 %
2 Carson Clifton NC Apex Friendship 2024 RHP 62 %
^ Weston Rhem NC Broughton 2026 OF 62 %
^ Owen Cirasole NC Apex Friendship 2026 CF 62 %
3 Nathaniel Roller NC Green Level 2024 C 60 %
4 Aric Stewart NC Carrboro 2024 3B 57 %
^ Jack Heron NC Holly Springs 2024 2B 57 %
5 Vincent Lee NC Green Level 2025 C 55 %
^ Andrew Davis NC Jordan 2024 OF 55 %