2020 Yearly Leaders - FB Spin Rate


Dan Jurik
Scouting Director - Pacific Northwest

Although 2020 was a difficult year for athletes across the state, we were fortunate to be able to continue with our scouting coverage as well as run events when we had the opportunity. 

One of the biggest question marks throughout the year was what was going to happen to college recruiting. Scouts all over the country have had to get clever with their approach but there has been plenty of recruiting still going on. College coaches are finding a way to get it done and Prep Baseball Report has been there to help provide resources and information to anyone who is looking to find more players. Our coverage of the state will continue moving forward and should hopefully be a bit easier as things get closer to normal in 2021. 

One of the biggest additions to PBR in 2020 was the implementation of higher level technology with advanced data metrics. Prep Baseball Report events across the country were powered by TrackMan’s industry-leading portable radar system to capture pinpoint, accurate, actionable data from player performances. Prep Baseball Report and TrackMan are dedicated to recognizing talent and sharing what we discover across all of our platforms. 

As we wrap up 2020, we will continue reviewing some of the top performances of the past year. Today, we will be taking a look at the top spin rates on fastballs.. All of the data below is from players who attended PBR events ONLY

Spin rate helps us understand what type of potential a pitch has and helps the player understand how to best utilize their arsenal. Spin rate is a piece of the equation. We also need to know the axis the ball spins on as well as where it is being released from. All of this information is available to players in their post-event deliverable. 

PBR Showcases help identify which prospects have asserted themselves towards the top of their class as well as who might be one of the next youngsters to emerge onto the scene. They also serve as potential identifiers for invite-only events such as our Future Games and Junior Future Games

All of the data is hosted on a player's profile page. To see an individual player, click on their name in the list. 

YEARLY LEADERS

FASTBALL SPIN RATE

RANK   NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POS SPIN RATE (MAX)
1 Chase Reynolds OR West Albany 2021 RHP 2475 rpm
2 Joey Gartrell OR Canby 2021 RHP 2451 rpm
3 Jack Lieuallen OR Pendleton 2023 RHP 2364 rpm
4 Ty Alleman OR Jesuit 2023 RHP 2352 rpm
5 Broderick Stanaway OR Sprague 2021 RHP 2343 rpm
6 Spencer Sullivan OR West Linn 2022 OF 2330 rpm
7 Jacob Matlock OR Lake Oswego 2021 RHP 2324 rpm
8 Erik Hoffberg OR Lakeridge 2023 RHP 2281 rpm
9 Elias Holbert OR Sherwood 2021 1B 2279 rpm
10 Maddox Molony OR Thurston 2023 SS 2276 rpm
11 Gabe Howard OR West Linn 2024 RHP 2268 rpm
12 Mason Spellecy OR Hood River Valley 2022 RHP 2262 rpm
13 Carson Joe OR South Medford 2022 RHP 2232 rpm
14 Jacob Fitch OR Newberg 2021 SS 2215 rpm
15 Benjamin Christensen OR Grant 2023 3B 2203 rpm
^ Jackson Jaha OR Clackamas 2022 3B 2203 rpm
16 Gavin Kleier OR Grant 2021 LHP 2202 rpm
17 Carson Kamm OR Sunset 2021 LHP 2200 rpm
18 Kyle Sullivan OR West Linn 2021 RHP 2184 rpm
19 Paul Wilson OR Lakeridge 2023 LHP 2184 rpm
20 Armand Lettiere OR Central Catholic 2023 C 2180 rpm
21 Ky Hoskinson OR McMinnville 2022 SS 2173 rpm
22 Jakob von Lubken OR Hood River Valley 2023 OF 2169 rpm
23 Braeden Munger OR Westview 2021 LHP 2164 rpm
24 Ian Umlandt OR Sherwood 2022 LHP 2161 rpm
25 J Noble Meyer OR Jesuit 2023 RHP 2159 rpm
26 Blaise Heher OR Lake Oswego 2022 OF 2148 rpm
27 Thomas Touchette OR South Eugene 2021 RHP 2146 rpm
28 Jack Muth OR Sprague 2021 RHP 2109 rpm
29 Nolan Helgerson OR Portland Christian 2021 LHP 2103 rpm
30 George Eisenhardt OR Lakeridge 2021 RHP 2093 rpm

 

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