2020 Scout Day: Miami Valley Prospects - Advanced Hitting/Pitching Metrics


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We would like to thank all who participated in PBR Ohio's 2020 Scout Day: Miami Valley Prospects. This was a great opportunity for the class of 2021-2023 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: Miami Valley Prospects - Advanced Hitting Metrics With Rapsodo

Notes:

  • 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 www.Rapsodo.com

Rapsodo Hitting Metrics

CLICK HERE to see the list of hitters, and a link to their PBR Profiles.

Exit Velo

Name Position School Class Exit Velo
Hunter Warner SS Fairborn 2021 95.2
Jake Nichols 1B Northeastern  2021 88.8
Jordan Wolfe 3B Miami Trace 2021 87.7
Alexander Daugherty 3B Northmont 2021 86.7
Mason Harris 2B Fairmont 2021 85.3

Max Distance

Name Position High School Class Max Distance
Jordan Wolfe 3B Miami Trace 2021 312
Mason Harris 2B Fairmont 2021 309
Jake Nichols 1B Northeastern 2021 298
Kyle Evans 3B Anna 2021 295
Alexander Daugherty 3B Northmont 2021 277

2020 Scout Day: Miami Valley Prospects - Advanced Pitching Metrics With PitchLogic

Notes:

  • 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 www.PitchLogic.com

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.

CLICK HERE to see the list of pitchers, and a link to their PBR Profiles.

Name Position School Class Total Spin
Jake Nichols RHP Northeastern 2021 2100-2300
Andrew Yeary RHP Fairborn 2021 2000-2200
Alexander James RHP Vandalia Butler 2022 1900-2100
Steven Jones RHP Brookville 2021 1900-2100
Trey Davis RHP Tippecanoe 2022 1800-2000
Hunter Warner RHP Fairborn 2021 1800-2000

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
Jake Nichols RHP Northeastern 2021 2200-2400
Steven Jones RHP Brookville 2021 2100-2300
Hunter Warner RHP Fairborn 2021 2000-2200
Cayden Borchers LHP Vandalia Butler 2023 1900-2100
Kaden Echeman RHP Vandalia Butler 2021 1900-2100
Cameron Henrdricks  RHP Vandalia Butler 2021 1900-2100
Connor Hutchinson RHP Troy 2023 1900-2100