2021 TN Top Prospect Games: Trackman Breakdown


Colton Provey
Tennessee Scouting Director

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At the 2021 TN Top Prospect Games, our Trackman B1 portable unit was purring and spitting out advanced ball flight metrics, including exit velocities and distance for all 90+ prospects.  During gameplay, the Trackman unit collected critical pitch metrics, such as velocity and spin rate. We saw 10 arms top 85+ during the two days, including FB spin rate up to 2577 rpm and some breaking balls nearing 3000 rpm. On the offensive side of things, we had 32 players top 90+ exit velo and 11 players average 85+ during the BP session.  TrackMan is the global leader in ball-tracking accuracy. Following a Prep Baseball Report event, all players will get unrivaled access to their performance data in the Trackman interactive app. Below we look at key Trackman terms and categories leaders from the event. 

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Trackman Key Terms

Exit Velocity-  this one's pretty simple but this metric measures the speed of the ball off the bat, measured in miles per hour (mph).

Distance- another simple one, this metric measures how far the ball traveled or would travel if it was not obstructed, measured in feet.

Launch Angle- measures the vertical angle of the ball as it leaves the bat. Positive numbers represent balls traveling upward off of the bat and negative numbers mean the ball is traveling downward off of the bat. 

Fly Ball %-  Percentage of fly balls hit during a given set of batted ball events. Trackman defines a fly ball as any batted ball with a launch angle between 25 degrees and 49.9 degrees

Line Drive%-  Percentage of line drives hit during a given set of batted ball events. Trackman defines a line drive as any batted ball with a launch angle between 10 degrees and 24.9 degrees.

Hard Hit%-  Percentage of batted balls with an exit velocity of 90 MPH or higher. 

 

FASTBALL VELOCITY

Fastball velocity doesn't go much deeper than just looking at the numbers and comparing them to the graphic below! Fastball velocity complements just about all of the other metrics that are measured. If you throw hard, it makes all your other pitches/metrics even better.

FASTBALL SPIN RATE

Spin rate is a measurement that if you are below average or above average, you can pitch with more room for error. On the other hand, if you are average you should try to throw in the bottom half of the zone with exceptional command. High spin fastballs profile as one that is frequently described as having "late life". Low spin fastballs tend to profile as a fastball that has heavy feel to it. Pitch movement is still dependent on spin direction of the pitch but Trackman does not have that metric displayed on profiles. 


BAUER UNITS

Bauer Units are an easier way of determining how useful the spin numbers are compared to the velocity. We can calculate this metric by taking average spin rate and dividing it by average velocity. Bauer Units are useful because we can have a case of two pitchers with the same spin numbers, ex. 2200 RPM, but one pitcher throws 90 MPH and the other throws 83 MPH. The pitcher throwing 90 MPH with 2200 spin is not as impressive as the pitcher throwing 83 MPH with the same spin. Typically, we would tell the harder throwing pitcher to throw up in the zone purely off his velocity and his high spin, but because his Bauer Units would equate to around 24 that would be only 1 unit off of average (23), therefore he would want to hammer the bottom of the zone. On the other side, the pitcher throwing 83 MPH has a Bauer Unit measurement of 26 which is incredibly impressive. This would allow him to throw up in the zone even though his velocity is not blow away type numbers because he produces above average spin with that slated velocity. 

 

FASTBALL INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK

As far as deception and importance goes, fast induced vertical break (IVB) may be the most important. Induced vertical break is not what is sounds. IVB simply means the pitch is "breaking" upward from the average level a pitch falls from release to home plate. This is a stat that you want to stay away from being average at. Fortunately, this can be tweaked slightly depending on release height. To put it simply, the higher number =  more "rise" the pitch has compared to average. Lower number = more depth the pitch has to it. 

CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Spin rate on curveballs is pretty simple: higher spin = nastier stuff. There are some ways to manipulate spin numbers slightly but for the most part spin is spin. At the moment, there are no well known ways to change your spin in a big way. Spin not only dictates how sharp your curveball is, but it can also aid in keeping hitters honest by having similar rotation matching that of your fastball. 

 

Max Exit Velo

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (max)
1 Brantley Bamberg TN Riverdale 2022 C 99.69 mph
2 Cooper Newsom TN Stewarts Creek 2022 SS 99.49 mph
3 Reggie Cooper TN Stewart's Creek 2022 OF 97.74 mph
4 Gavin McEvoy TN Christ Presbyterian 2022 LHP 97.16 mph
5 John Nichols TN Evangelical Christian 2022 3B 96.71 mph
6 Grant Morgan TN Independence 2022 C 95.74 mph
7 Bryant Beranek TN Columbia Academy 2022 RHP 95.51 mph
8 Sebastian Hanks TN Silverdale Baptist 2022 C 94.55 mph
9 Gunner Haskins TN Grace Christian Academy 2022 3B 94.22 mph
10 Jason Hamm TN Summit 2022 RHP 93.61 mph
11 Jackson Sleeper TN Grace Christian 2022 1B 93.18 mph
12 Cooper Derryberry TN Brentwood Academy 2022 3B 92.64 mph
13 Austin Breedlove TN McCallie 2022 RHP 92.59 mph
14 Brody Hays TN Lebanon 2022 3B 92.17 mph
15 Luke Dymond TN Stewarts Creek 2022 C 92.09 mph
16 Colin Stokes TN Maryville 2022 C 91.99 mph
17 Carson Mire TN Montgomery Bell 2022 OF 91.76 mph
18 Merik Carter TN Rockvale 2022 2B 91.53 mph
19 Auston Kincaid TN Summit 2022 OF 91.46 mph
20 Jack Torbett TN Science Hill 2022 SS 91.44 mph

 

Average Exit Velo

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (avg)
1 Cooper Newsom TN Stewarts Creek 2022 SS 93.80 mph
2 Gavin McEvoy TN Christ Presbyterian 2022 LHP 88.73 mph
3 Bryant Beranek TN Columbia Academy 2022 RHP 88.29 mph
4 Brantley Bamberg TN Riverdale 2022 C 87.75 mph
5 Luke Dymond TN Stewarts Creek 2022 C 86.91 mph
6 Reggie Cooper TN Stewart's Creek 2022 OF 86.79 mph
7 Jackson Sleeper TN Grace Christian 2022 1B 86.65 mph
8 Nick Stamper V TN University School of Jackson 2022 2B 86.60 mph
9 Cade Pollock TN University High 2022 C 86.51 mph
10 Colin Stokes TN Maryville 2022 C 85.37 mph
11 John Nichols TN Evangelical Christian 2022 3B 85.11 mph
12 Drew Webster TN Christ Presbyterian 2022 OF 84.84 mph
13 Kain Collins TN Roane County 2022 OF 84.62 mph
14 Riley Orr TN Maryville 2022 C 84.41 mph
15 Trace Anderson TN Goodpasture Christian 2022 SS 84.40 mph

 

Max Distance

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Cooper Newsom TN Stewarts Creek 2022 SS 360 ft
2 John Nichols TN Evangelical Christian 2022 3B 357 ft
3 Bryant Beranek TN Columbia Academy 2022 RHP 355 ft
4 Brantley Bamberg TN Riverdale 2022 C 353 ft
5 Jason Hamm TN Summit 2022 RHP 351 ft
6 Reggie Cooper TN Stewart's Creek 2022 OF 343 ft
7 Auston Kincaid TN Summit 2022 OF 343 ft
8 Gunner Haskins TN Grace Christian Academy 2022 3B 342 ft
9 AJ Harris TN Northwest 2022 3B 337 ft
10 Colin Stokes TN Maryville 2022 C 334 ft

 

Average Distance

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Merik Carter TN Rockvale 2022 2B 295 ft
2 Colin Stokes TN Maryville 2022 C 265 ft
3 Creed Pierce TN Livingston Academy 2022 C 260 ft
4 Reggie Cooper TN Stewart's Creek 2022 OF 260 ft
5 Owen Painter TN Science Hill 2022 C 255 ft
6 Jack Torbett TN Science Hill 2022 SS 249 ft
7 Devin Thrain TN Summit 2022 OF 244 ft
8 Drew Plummer TN Summit 2022 SS 242 ft
9 Cale Vinson TN Oakland 2022 SS 235 ft
10 Trace Anderson TN Goodpasture Christian 2022 SS 234 ft

 

Max Fastball Velo

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Brady Robertson TN Trinity Christian 2022 RHP 91.56 mph
2 Tanner Franklin TN Jefferson County 2022 RHP 91.37 mph
3 Bryant Beranek TN Columbia Academy 2022 RHP 90.00 mph
4 Justin Lee TN Mount Juliet 2022 RHP 88.85 mph
5 Austin Breedlove TN McCallie 2022 RHP 88.61 mph
6 Caleb Peterson TN Stewarts Creek 2022 RHP 88.13 mph
7 Parker Wyatt TN Grace Christian 2022 2B 87.16 mph
8 Hadley Maxwell TN Franklin Road Academy 2022 RHP 86.06 mph
9 Kyle Compton TN Lakeway Christian 2022 SS 85.51 mph
10 Devin Thrain TN Summit 2022 OF 85.31 mph
11 Auston Kincaid TN Summit 2022 OF 84.37 mph
12 Ryan Murphy TN Clarksville 2022 RHP 84.35 mph
13 Sunny Smith TN Claiborne 2022 RHP 84.26 mph
14 Jason Hamm TN Summit 2022 RHP 82.97 mph
15 Ben Schmisseur TN Ravenwood 2022 RHP 82.83 mph

 

Peak FB Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Tanner Franklin TN Jefferson County 2022 RHP 2577 rpm
2 Caleb Peterson TN Stewarts Creek 2022 RHP 2491 rpm
3 Hadley Maxwell TN Franklin Road Academy 2022 RHP 2466 rpm
4 Austin Breedlove TN McCallie 2022 RHP 2385 rpm
5 Justin Lee TN Mount Juliet 2022 RHP 2342 rpm
6 Wyatt Guethlein TN Wilson Central 2022 RHP 2339 rpm
7 Sunny Smith TN Claiborne 2022 RHP 2328 rpm
8 Brady Robertson TN Trinity Christian 2022 RHP 2303 rpm
9 Gavin Burleson TN Summertown 2022 RHP 2298 rpm
10 Auston Kincaid TN Summit 2022 OF 2276 rpm

 

Average FB Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Caleb Peterson TN Stewarts Creek 2022 RHP 2333 rpm
2 Hadley Maxwell TN Franklin Road Academy 2022 RHP 2310 rpm
3 Tanner Franklin TN Jefferson County 2022 RHP 2305 rpm
4 Austin Breedlove TN McCallie 2022 RHP 2200 rpm
5 Wyatt Guethlein TN Wilson Central 2022 RHP 2197 rpm
6 Gavin Burleson TN Summertown 2022 RHP 2186 rpm
7 Sunny Smith TN Claiborne 2022 RHP 2178 rpm
8 Justin Lee TN Mount Juliet 2022 RHP 2168 rpm
9 Parker Wyatt TN Grace Christian 2022 2B 2131 rpm
10 Auston Kincaid TN Summit 2022 OF 2127 rpm

 

Bauer Units

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Wyatt Guethlein TN Wilson Central 2022 RHP 29
2 Hadley Maxwell TN Franklin Road Academy 2022 RHP 29
3 Tanner Franklin TN Jefferson County 2022 RHP 28
4 Caleb Peterson TN Stewarts Creek 2022 RHP 28
5 Sunny Smith TN Claiborne 2022 RHP 28
6 Gavin Burleson TN Summertown 2022 RHP 28
7 Tanner Everett TN Bledsoe County 2022 RHP 28
8 Ryan Oden TN Hendersonville 2022 RHP 27
9 Auston Kincaid TN Summit 2022 OF 27
10 Nate Pitts TN Alcoa 2022 LHP 27

 

FB Avg. Induced Vertical Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Sam Pate TN Columbia Central 2022 OF 21.1 in
2 Hadley Maxwell TN Franklin Road Academy 2022 RHP 21.1 in
3 Jack Wilson TN Ravenwood 2022 LHP 20.8 in
4 Preston Hodges TN Walker Valley 2022 SS 20.5 in
5 Jackson Sleeper TN Grace Christian 2022 1B 19.6 in
6 Cody Johnston TN Boyd Buchanan 2022 SS 19.3 in
7 Bryce Fuller TN Lebanon 2022 LHP 19.2 in
8 Austin Breedlove TN McCallie 2022 RHP 19.1 in
9 Tannor Meyer TN Mt. Juliet 2022 3B 18.6 in
10 Luke Kocian TN Ravenwood 2022 OF 18.2 in

 

Breaking Ball Velo Ranges (CB & SL)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velo Range
1 Tanner Franklin TN Jefferson County 2022 RHP 75.99-77.71 mph
2 Kyle Compton TN Lakeway Christian 2022 SS 72.89-74.58 mph
3 Jason Hamm TN Summit 2022 RHP 72.13-73.60 mph
4 Hadley Maxwell TN Franklin Road Academy 2022 RHP 71.93-73.36 mph
5 Jack Wilson TN Ravenwood 2022 LHP 70.63-73.27 mph
6 Parker Wyatt TN Grace Christian 2022 2B 71.74-73.25 mph
7 Grayson King TN Riverdale 2022 RHP 70.77-72.73 mph
8 Caleb Peterson TN Stewarts Creek 2022 RHP 69.88-72.15 mph
9 Jackson Sleeper TN Grace Christian 2022 1B 67.36-72.03 mph
10 Ryan Murphy TN Clarksville 2022 RHP 70.25-71.99 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velo Range
1 Austin Breedlove TN McCallie 2022 RHP 79.28-81.81 mph
2 Caleb Peterson TN Stewarts Creek 2022 RHP 79.47-80.22 mph
3 Bryant Beranek TN Columbia Academy 2022 RHP 74.64-78.06 mph
4 Justin Lee TN Mount Juliet 2022 RHP 73.89-76.99 mph
5 Alex Sterling TN Ravenwood 2022 RHP 75.14-76.48 mph
6 Devin Thrain TN Summit 2022 OF 74.48-76.26 mph
7 Tanner Everett TN Bledsoe County 2022 RHP 72.94-75.65 mph
8 Brady Robertson TN Trinity Christian 2022 RHP 73.04-75.16 mph
9 Jason Hamm TN Summit 2022 RHP 73.42-75.07 mph
10 Dakota Goins TN Blackman 2022 LHP 71.29-73.96 mph

 

Max Breaking Ball Spin Rate (CB & SL)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Tanner Franklin TN Jefferson County 2022 RHP 2932 rpm
2 Hadley Maxwell TN Franklin Road Academy 2022 RHP 2868 rpm
3 Bryce Fuller TN Lebanon 2022 LHP 2464 rpm
4 Gavin Burleson TN Summertown 2022 RHP 2418 rpm
5 Ryan Murphy TN Clarksville 2022 RHP 2350 rpm
6 Caleb Peterson TN Stewarts Creek 2022 RHP 2329 rpm
7 Jack Wilson TN Ravenwood 2022 LHP 2316 rpm
8 Devin Thrain TN Summit 2022 OF 2265 rpm
9 Tannor Meyer TN Mt. Juliet 2022 3B 2251 rpm
10 Parker Wyatt TN Grace Christian 2022 2B 2198 rpm

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Austin Breedlove TN McCallie 2022 RHP 2450 rpm
2 Devin Thrain TN Summit 2022 OF 2445 rpm
3 Wyatt Guethlein TN Wilson Central 2022 RHP 2408 rpm
4 Bryant Beranek TN Columbia Academy 2022 RHP 2403 rpm
5 Ryan Oden TN Hendersonville 2022 RHP 2390 rpm
6 Caleb Peterson TN Stewarts Creek 2022 RHP 2389 rpm
7 Brady Robertson TN Trinity Christian 2022 RHP 2351 rpm
8 Ryan Murphy TN Clarksville 2022 RHP 2350 rpm
9 Justin Lee TN Mount Juliet 2022 RHP 2196 rpm
10 Tanner Everett TN Bledsoe County 2022 RHP 2171 rpm

 

Avg. Breaking Ball Spin Rate (CB & SL)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Tanner Franklin TN Jefferson County 2022 RHP 2822 rpm
2 Hadley Maxwell TN Franklin Road Academy 2022 RHP 2769 rpm
3 Bryce Fuller TN Lebanon 2022 LHP 2326 rpm
4 Caleb Peterson TN Stewarts Creek 2022 RHP 2301 rpm
5 Ryan Murphy TN Clarksville 2022 RHP 2260 rpm
6 Gavin Burleson TN Summertown 2022 RHP 2258 rpm
7 Jack Wilson TN Ravenwood 2022 LHP 2245 rpm
8 Devin Thrain TN Summit 2022 OF 2201 rpm
9 Tannor Meyer TN Mt. Juliet 2022 3B 2190 rpm
10 Parker Wyatt TN Grace Christian 2022 2B 2134 rpm

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Devin Thrain TN Summit 2022 OF 2397
2 Austin Breedlove TN McCallie 2022 RHP 2371
3 Caleb Peterson TN Stewarts Creek 2022 RHP 2370
4 Bryant Beranek TN Columbia Academy 2022 RHP 2308
5 Wyatt Guethlein TN Wilson Central 2022 RHP 2298
6 Ryan Oden TN Hendersonville 2022 RHP 2259
7 Brady Robertson TN Trinity Christian 2022 RHP 2245
8 Ryan Murphy TN Clarksville 2022 RHP 2222
9 Jason Hamm TN Summit 2022 RHP 2125
10 Justin Lee TN Mount Juliet 2022 RHP 2092

 

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