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Southeast Senior Games: TrackMan Files


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

The 2nd annual Southeast Senior Games took place on Monday, July 25th at LakePoint Sports in Emerson, GA. This event kicked off the busiest recruiting week of the summer for college coaches as it led directly into the PBR Future Games and PBR Junior Future Games. What was a six team event a year ago, has expanded to include eight teams and feature over 140 uncommitted prospects from 10 different states.

To see which players attended, as well as all of the statistics from this event, click 
HERE.

We recently rolled out the Stat Story from this event, highlighting which players found themselves atop the leaderboards from this event. Today, with the help of our tech partners, we'll dive deeper into the numbers collected by analyzing the pitch metrics and batted ball data captured throughout the day.

Read below to see which prospects' popped from a data standpoint on our TrackMan units.

Max Fastball & Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Joey Howard KY Henry Clay 2023 RHP 91.3 mph
2 Garrett Pyne NC Hickory Ridge 2023 RHP 90.1 mph
3 Jared Eisiminger KY Paul Laurence Dunbar 2023 RHP 89.8 mph
4 Evan Smith VA Pro5 Baseball Academy 2023 LHP 89.1 mph
5 Garrison Kahn AL Oak Mountain 2023 RHP 89.0 mph
6 Chase Ambrose AL Buckhorn 2023 RHP 88.8 mph
7 Hank Lippman VA Langley 2023 RHP 88.8 mph
8 Andrew Gilliam KY Tate's Creek 2023 RHP 88.7 mph
9 Charlie Berryman AL Mountain Brook 2023 RHP 88.7 mph
10 Parker Shipman NC Christ the King 2023 RHP 88.7 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Andrew Gilliam KY Tate's Creek 2023 RHP 2550 rpm
2 Zachary Hernandez TN Lincoln County 2023 RHP 2533 rpm
3 Chase Mckelvey SC Home School 2023 SS 2507 rpm
4 Andrew Carron MS St. Andrew's Episcopal 2023 RHP 2500 rpm
5 Jared Eisiminger KY Paul Laurence Dunbar 2023 RHP 2469 rpm
6 Joey Howard KY Henry Clay 2023 RHP 2444 rpm
7 Wesley Moore GA Home School 2023 RHP 2415 rpm
8 Jack Thomas Kelly AL Mountain Brook 2023 RHP 2390 rpm
9 Garrett Pyne NC Hickory Ridge 2023 RHP 2371 rpm
10 Jackson Crow AL Oxford 2023 RHP 2334 rpm

Max Fastball Velocity: This metric calculates the speed of the pitch as it’s released from the pitcher’s hand.

Spin Rate: This metric calculates the rate of spin on the baseball as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, measured in revolutions per minute (rpm). Historical data shows that high-spin fastballs lessen the impact of gravity, allowing for more ‘rise’ (or less fall, in other words) as it carries through the zone. Low-spin fastballs typically indicate the pitch has greater horizontal action, often making it tougher to square up, but generally easier to make contact with, leading to more ground balls, while high-spin fastballs show a correlation with swings and misses.


Average Fastball Induced Vertical Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Griffen Jones TN Daniel Boone 2023 OF 20.3 in
2 Silas Jones TN Grace Christian 2023 RHP 19.0 in
3 Hayes Harrison AL Oxford 2023 1B 18.9 in
4 Austin Brown IL Triad 2023 RHP 18.8 in
5 Raeder McIntire NC Central Cabarrus 2023 SS 18.6 in
6 Seamus Patenaude MD Severna Park 2023 3B 18.2 in
7 Will Harwell TN Lincoln County 2023 3B 17.7 in
8 Thomas Brooks GA Mary Persons 2023 1B 17.6 in
9 Zach Sims KY McCracken County 2023 LHP 17.6 in
10 Jackson Crow AL Oxford 2023 RHP 17.5 in

Induced Vertical Break: Outlinged on TrackMan's own website: "Distance between the height at which the ball crosses home plate and the height at which it would have crossed if it travelled in a straight line from release and were affected by gravity, reported in inches or centimeters."


Average Fastball Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Kirk Stensrud FL IMG Academy 2023 1B 18.2
2 Hunter Owens LA Live Oak 2023 LHP -16.3
3 Andrew Carron MS St. Andrew's Episcopal 2023 RHP 16.1
4 Drew Simpson MD Delaware Military Academy 2023 SS 15.4
5 Jared Eisiminger KY Paul Laurence Dunbar 2023 RHP 15.2
6 Chase Mckelvey SC Home School 2023 SS 14.9
7 Addie Stockham KY Sayre 2023 LHP -14.8
8 Evan Smith VA Pro5 Baseball Academy 2023 LHP -14.2
9 Andrew Moore TN Sevier County 2023 RHP 13.9
10 Jase Phillips TN East Hamilton 2023 RHP 13.9

Horizontal BreakOutlined on TrackMan’s own website: “... horizontal movement is measured in inches between where the pitch actually crosses the front of home plate side-wise, and where it would have crossed home plate side-wise if had it traveled in a perfectly straight line from release. A positive number means the break was to the right from the pitcher’s perspective, while a negative number means the break was to the left from the pitcher’s perspective.”


Average Slider Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jackson Crow AL Oxford 2023 RHP 2638
2 Chase Mckelvey SC Home School 2023 SS 2555
3 Andrew Gilliam KY Tate's Creek 2023 RHP 2455
4 Austin Brown IL Triad 2023 RHP 2410
5 Kasen Parks KY Henry Clay 2023 SS 2378


Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Zachary Hernandez TN Lincoln County 2023 RHP 3076 rpm
2 Chase Mckelvey SC Home School 2023 SS 2649 rpm
3 Drew Simpson MD Delaware Military Academy 2023 SS 2431 rpm
4 Jackson Crow AL Oxford 2023 RHP 2428 rpm
5 Boston Torres NC Home School 2023 OF 2303 rpm


Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Kirk Stensrud FL IMG Academy 2023 1B 19.2
2 Hank Lippman VA Langley 2023 RHP 17.7
3 Drew Simpson MD Delaware Military Academy 2023 SS 16.3
4 Hunter Owens LA Live Oak 2023 LHP -15.9
5 Joey Howard KY Henry Clay 2023 RHP 15.8


Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Bryce Hooker NC Westchester Country Day 2023 C 95.3 mph
2 Gabe Young AL Mountain Brook 2023 OF 94.9 mph
3 Kirk Stensrud FL IMG Academy 2023 1B 94.0 mph
4 Kirk Kolano FL Plant 2023 1B 93.5 mph
5 Drew Blalock TN Independence 2023 1B 92.5 mph
6 Will Lawrence AL Hoover 2023 C 92.4 mph
7 Thomas Brooks GA Mary Persons 2023 1B 92.2 mph
8 Charles Williams Jr. FL Steinbrenner 2023 3B 92.2 mph
9 Hunter Hodges LA Southside 2023 1B 91.4 mph
10 Johnny Sutryk VA IMG Academy 2023 SS 90.1 mph

Exit Speed: Also according to TrackMan’s own website: “The speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.”


Peak Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Gabe Young AL Mountain Brook 2023 OF 102.5 mph
2 Kirk Kolano FL Plant 2023 1B 101.7 mph
3 Kirk Stensrud FL IMG Academy 2023 1B 101.5 mph
4 Tad Brooks FL Calvary Christian 2023 3B 99.6 mph
5 Hunter Hodges LA Southside 2023 1B 99.3 mph
6 Will Lawrence AL Hoover 2023 C 98.9 mph
7 Lex Falsone TN Stewarts Creek 2023 C 98.5 mph
8 Thomas Brooks GA Mary Persons 2023 1B 98.3 mph
9 Cooper Phillips AL West Limestone 2023 C 98.2 mph
10 Austin Robinson GA South Paulding 2023 OF 98.0 mph


Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Tad Brooks FL Calvary Christian 2023 3B 399 ft
2 Gabe Young AL Mountain Brook 2023 OF 398 ft
3 Lex Falsone TN Stewarts Creek 2023 C 386 ft
4 Drew Blalock TN Independence 2023 1B 381 ft
5 Cooper Phillips AL West Limestone 2023 C 371 ft
6 Kirk Stensrud FL IMG Academy 2023 1B 371 ft
7 Kirk Kolano FL Plant 2023 1B 369 ft
8 Daniel Mason McAlarnis KY Perry County Central 2023 1B 367 ft
9 Charles Williams Jr. FL Steinbrenner 2023 3B 366 ft
10 Joseph Cable GA River Ridge 2023 C 366 ft


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