Draft League Top Pitches 1.0


Zach Day
Senior Advisor

Using data as well as feedback from experienced scouts, the Prep Baseball Report team has put together rankings for the top individual pitches in the Draft League. We’ll be updating and expanding these rankings periodically as the season progresses and more pitchers enter the league.

Contributors: Tad Slowik, David Seifert, Mike Rosenbaum, David Shapero, Trevor Madison, Alex DaSilva

Data reflects all games through June 24


FASTBALL

1. RHP Dyan Heid, Trenton

  • Touches 94 mph with great extension (7.3 feet on average) and rise (21.2-inches induced vertical break average) that miss bats; 63.3% Whiff, 77.6 mph EV average. 

2. LHP Ronan Kopp, Frederick

  • 6-foot-7 lefty touches 98+ with above average Hop that gets a ton of swings and misses when landed in the zone; 64.6% Whiff, 43.2% CSW. 

3. RHP Andrew Moore, State College

  • Touched 98.7 mph, 94.6 average with a low release slot; 23% Chase. 

4. RHP Joe Miceli, State College

  • 90 mph plays up with a Hop+ of 109 and high spin.  

5. LHP Nathan Lavender, Mahoning Valley

  • Lefty with a Hop+ of 113 touching 93.8 mph. 


CURVEBALL

1. RHP Cole Ayers, Mahoning Valley

  • True out-pitch, low 80s with plus induced vertical break; 63.6% Whiff, 51.2% Chase, 50.7% CSW; 70.6 mph EV average.

2. RHP Joe Miceli, State College

  • 2980 spin rate at 82 mph with -16.9 inches of induced vertical break. 

3. RHP Griffin Miller, State College

  • 80-82 mph with big break, touching 2728 spin rate; 50% Whiff. 

4. RHP Aaron Haase, Mahoning Valley 

  • Thrown hard at 84.7 mph average with big break, hitting 2692 spin rate and -11 inches of induced vertical break. 

5. RHP Michael Hobbs, West Virginia

  • 81-83 mph with up to -11 inches of induced vertical break; 56.4% CSW. 


SLIDER

1. LHP Jimmy Burnette, Mahoning Valley

  • 81-84 mph, touching 2937 spin rate; 62.9% Whiff, 43.4% CSW; 78.9 mph EV average.

2. RHP Kiernan Higgins, State College

  • 85-88 mph touching 2889 spin; 52.5% Chase; 73.8 mph EV average.

3. RHP Jacob DeLabio, Mahoning Valley

  • 85 mph average touching 2774 spin; 47.6% Whiff, 30.3% Chase

4. RHP Blake Seigler, State College

  • 84 mph average touching 2794 spin; 59.3% Whiff, 57.5% CSW

5. RHP Davis Feldman, Mahoning Valley

  • 80 mph average touching 2490 spin 


CHANGEUP

1. RHP Chris Jefferson, Trenton

  • 83 mph average, 1605 spin rate, and 5.7 inches of induced vertical break; 42.1% usage, 47.1% Chase.

2. RHP Joshua South, West Virginia

  • 82 mph average with low spin rate, 1516 average spin; 54.5% Chase; 26% CSW.

3. RHP Andrew Moore, State College

  • 84-86 mph with high movement that includes an 18-inch average horizontal break; 38.9% Chase, 45.5% Whiff.

4. RHP Chase Costello, Williamsport

  • 84-87 mph with a 1952 average spin rate and high horizontal break average at 17.9 inches.

5. LHP Mitchell Bratt, West Virginia 

  • 83-86 mph with an 1817 average spin rate and - 13.7 inches of horizontal break; 33.3% Chase, 34.6% CSW.

 

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