TN Fall Underclass Trials - TrackMan Files


PBR TN Staff

On Sunday, October 24th, the PBR Tennessee scouting staff hosted the Fall Underclass Trials at Friendship Christian in Lebanon, TN. The event featured prospects from all high school classes from around the state. 

Today, we’re continuing our post-event analysis by examining the data measured by our TrackMan units. The technology is able to capture information that’s difficult to capture by the naked eye, like pitch-by-pitch metrics and batted-ball data. We’ll explain more below:

MAX FASTBALL & PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Kole Gray TN Brentwood 2024 RHP 86.2 mph
2 Quin Long TN Friendship Christian 2024 RHP 85.1 mph
3 Collin Rittenberry TN Clarksville Academy 2023 RHP 84.9 mph
4 Matt Dill TN The Baylor School 2025 SS 82.2 mph
5 Carter Casabella TN Station Camp 2024 SS 80.5 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Quin Long TN Friendship Christian 2024 RHP 2498 rpm
2 Kole Gray TN Brentwood 2024 RHP 2392 rpm
3 Collin Rittenberry TN Clarksville Academy 2023 RHP 2214 rpm
4 Brady Hendrix TN Summit 2023 3B 2186 rpm
5 Matt Dill TN The Baylor School 2025 SS 2133 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 HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Brady Hendrix TN Summit 2023 3B 17.0
2 Matt Dill TN The Baylor School 2025 SS 15.5
3 Kirk Weatherford TN Clarksville 2025 OF 14.4
4 Braden Woods TN Franklin 2023 RHP 14.4
5 Ethan Innis TN Cookeville 2023 3B 13.0

Horizontal Break: Outlined 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 Collin Rittenberry TN Clarksville Academy 2023 RHP 2093

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Quin Long TN Friendship Christian 2024 RHP 2562 rpm
2 Kole Gray TN Brentwood 2024 RHP 2452 rpm
3 Dylan Woodard TN Goodpasture 2024 RHP 2203 rpm
4 Kirk Weatherford TN Clarksville 2025 OF 2179 rpm
5 Collin Rittenberry TN Clarksville Academy 2023 RHP 2098 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Matt Dill TN The Baylor School 2025 SS 20.5
2 Brady Hendrix TN Summit 2023 3B 17.1
3 Carter Casabella TN Station Camp 2024 SS 16.1
4 Kirk Weatherford TN Clarksville 2025 OF 14.3
5 Jackson Moss TN Goodpasture 2023 OF 13.3

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Caleb Moran TN Coffee County Central 2023 1B 94.8 mph
2 Jack Murray TN Sycamore 2023 C 93.5 mph
3 Cullen Box TN Portland 2023 C 88.2 mph
4 Mack Whitcomb TN Baylor 2023 C 87.9 mph
5 Houston Clark TN Beech 2023 C 85.6 mph
6 Aidan Conley TN Montgomery Bell Academy 2023 SS 84.6 mph
7 Kole Gray TN Brentwood 2024 RHP 84.1 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 Caleb Moran TN Coffee County Central 2023 1B 102.0 mph
2 Jack Murray TN Sycamore 2023 C 99.0 mph
3 Cullen Box TN Portland 2023 C 97.0 mph
4 Mack Whitcomb TN Baylor 2023 C 97.0 mph
5 Houston Clark TN Beech 2023 C 95.7 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Caleb Moran TN Coffee County Central 2023 1B 399 ft
2 Jack Murray TN Sycamore 2023 C 385 ft
3 Houston Clark TN Beech 2023 C 354 ft
4 Mack Whitcomb TN Baylor 2023 C 345 ft
5 Cullen Box TN Portland 2023 C 340 ft
6 Waylon Jackson TN Knights Baseball Academy 2024 OF 327 ft
7 Aidan Conley TN Montgomery Bell Academy 2023 SS 324 ft
8 Grant Snider TN Fred J Page 2023 SS 320 ft

Find all TrackMan stats from the event HERE

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