Prep Baseball Report

2020 Scout Day: Cincy Flames - Advanced Metrics

Jordan Chiero and PBR Ohio Staff
PBR Ohio Director of Scouting

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We would like to thank all who participated in PBR Ohio's 2020 Scout Day: Cincy Flames. This was a great opportunity for the class of 2021-2024 prospects to be put on college radars. Many players impressed during their individual workouts at the showcase. Below we have the complete statistical results from the event as well as the top performers across various different categories.

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Complete Statistics

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2020 Scout Day: Cincy Flames - Advanced Hitting Metrics


  • Recorded metrics are based off of Rapsodo 2.0 technology.
  • Exit Velocity:  Exit Velo is the speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat after contact.

To see a breakdown of the Rapsodo 2.0 metrics and the hitting analysis tools, visit

Rapsodo Hitting Metrics


Exit Velo

Name Position School Class Exit Velo
Ayden Helton 1B Fenwick 2021 102
Austin Adams 3B Greensburg 2023 94
Brennyn Bell-Bucher 3B Badin 2022 93
Austin Sizemore 3B Olentangy 2022 93
Micaden Stephens 3B Hamilton 2021 93

Max Distance

Name Position School Class Max Distance
Brant Ertel  SS Franklin County
2023 351
Mitchell Hays SS New Bremen
2021 343
Max Dunaway SS Tippecanoe
2023 339
Payton Ebbing C Cincinnati Country Day 2022 333
Ayden Helton
1B Fenwick 2021 330

2020 Scout Day: Cincy Flames - Advanced Pitching Metrics


  • Recorded velocities listed are from the game play session, taken off of a stalker radar gun.
  • Total Spin (rpm): The total amount of rotations per minute put on the baseball out of the hand.
  • Spin Efficiency: Ratio of transverse to total spin... simple meaning is a higher efficiency yields more movement.

To see a breakdown of the PitchLogic metrics and the pitching analysis tools, visit

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.


Name Position School Class Total Spin
Brennyn Bell-Bucher RHP Badin 2022 2100-2300
Mitchell Hays RHP
New Bremen
Charles Dieruf RHP
Covington Catholic
Preston Barr RHP
Jackson Campbell RHP
Cincinnati Country Day
Jack Hartmann RHP Lakota East 2022 1900-2100
Austin Sizemore RHP Olentangy High School 2022 1900-2100
Micaden Stephens RHP Hamilton 2021 1900-2100

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.  Below is a look at each pitcher that threw his breaking ball and what the analytics of each pitch looked like with the PitchLogic baseball.

Name Position School Class Total Spin
Brennyn Bell-Bucher RHP Stephen T. Badin
Zach Stacy RHP
Cincinnati Country Day
Jack Hartmann RHP
Lakota East
Austin Sizemore RHP
Micaden Stephens RHP