Back

East TN Open + Rising Stars: TrackMan Files


Colin Chamblin
Manager, Deep South Operations

On July 19th the PBR Tennessee staff hosted the East TN Open + Rising Stars event at Walters State Community College, featuring many of the state’s top players inside the 2023-2027 classes. Inside today’s TrackMan Files, we’re highlighting the top performers from this event from the data and metrics from our TrackMan unit.

Earlier this week we published Quick Hits highlighting the top prospects of the event. We also rolled out a Statistical Leaderboard pointing out the top recorded stats by category.

Now we'll continue to roll out the data we gathered from this event, starting with the analytics we have at our disposal from our TrackMan unit. Below we'll look at which players had noteworthy batted ball and pitch metric data.

 

MAX FASTBALL

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Levi Gingerich NC Green Level 2023 RHP 87.7 mph
2 Brayden Hendrickson TN Unicoi County 2023 SS 83.6 mph
3 Gavin Crum KY Johnson Central 2023 RHP 83.1 mph
4 Corbin Crosby TN Lipscomb Academy 2025 LHP 81.2 mph
5 Jackson Steele TN Carter 2023 OF 77.9 mph

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

PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Levi Gingerich NC Green Level 2023 RHP 2267 rpm
2 Gavin Crum KY Johnson Central 2023 RHP 2264 rpm
3 Brayden Hendrickson TN Unicoi County 2023 SS 2184 rpm
4 Corbin Crosby TN Lipscomb Academy 2025 LHP 2109 rpm
5 Landan Wells TN Powell 2025 2B 2033 rpm

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 HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Corbin Crosby TN Lipscomb Academy 2025 LHP -13.8
2 Levi Gingerich NC Green Level 2023 RHP 13.6
3 Landan Wells TN Powell 2025 2B 10.1
4 Jackson Steele TN Carter 2023 OF 8.8
5 Brayden Hendrickson TN Unicoi County 2023 SS 7.7

AVERAGE SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Gavin Crum KY Johnson Central 2023 RHP 2233
2 Levi Gingerich NC Green Level 2023 RHP 1966
3 Cooper Henry TN Walker Valley 2025 LHP 1701

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Landan Wells TN Powell 2025 2B 2312 rpm
2 Brayden Hendrickson TN Unicoi County 2023 SS 1997 rpm
3 Gavin Crum KY Johnson Central 2023 RHP 1989 rpm
4 Jackson Steele TN Carter 2023 OF 1970 rpm
5 Corbin Crosby TN Lipscomb Academy 2025 LHP 1858 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Levi Gingerich NC Green Level 2023 RHP 16.1
2 Jackson Steele TN Carter 2023 OF 11.7
3 Brayden Hendrickson TN Unicoi County 2023 SS 10.5
4 Cooper Henry TN Walker Valley 2025 LHP -5.8
5 Landan Wells TN Powell 2025 2B 5.1

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Ian Lindsay SC P27 Academy 2023 OF 90.8 mph
2 Bladin Malone KY Eminence Independent 2023 SS 86.3 mph
3 Jackson Steele TN Carter 2023 OF 86.1 mph
4 Nicholas Schultz NC Clyde A Erwin 2024 C 83.4 mph
5 Jake Harris TN Farragut 2026 C 82.1 mph
6 Jack Hamilton TN The Kings Academy 2026 C 81.7 mph
7 Ian Setzer TN Union County 2023 SS 81.3 mph
8 Grayson Wright TN Bearden 2026 SS 80.6 mph
9 William Cade Cocke TN Clarksville Academy 2024 C 79.9 mph
10 Landan Wells TN Powell 2025 2B 78.5 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 Ian Lindsay SC P27 Academy 2023 OF 96.7 mph
2 Jackson Steele TN Carter 2023 OF 94.3 mph
3 Nicholas Schultz NC Clyde A Erwin 2024 C 92.4 mph
4 Bladin Malone KY Eminence Independent 2023 SS 90.9 mph
5 Jake Harris TN Farragut 2026 C 89.1 mph
6 William Cade Cocke TN Clarksville Academy 2024 C 88.2 mph
7 Brayden Hendrickson TN Unicoi County 2023 SS 88.2 mph
8 Owen Porter TN Central 2026 1B 87.8 mph
9 Jack Hamilton TN The Kings Academy 2026 C 86.5 mph
10 Ian Setzer TN Union County 2023 SS 86.2 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Jackson Steele TN Carter 2023 OF 360 ft
2 Ian Lindsay SC P27 Academy 2023 OF 346 ft
3 Ian Setzer TN Union County 2023 SS 324 ft
4 Jake Harris TN Farragut 2026 C 310 ft
5 Landan Wells TN Powell 2025 2B 303 ft
6 Nicholas Schultz NC Clyde A Erwin 2024 C 302 ft
7 William Cade Cocke TN Clarksville Academy 2024 C 299 ft
8 Grayson Wright TN Bearden 2026 SS 297 ft
9 Bladin Malone KY Eminence Independent 2023 SS 291 ft
10 Kyler Worsham TN Lakeway Christian 2027 SS 291 ft

 

Click HERE to purchase a subscription which gives you access to additional information on the site, including 10,000+ Player Prospect Videos, State and National Rankings, Advanced Data Metrics and much more.

Click HERE to create a free profile.

 

More Content