West TN Preseason ID: Trackman Files


Colton Provey
Tennessee Scouting Director

On Sunday, January 23rd, The PBR Tennessee Staff hosted the 2022 West TN Preseason ID at the University of Memphis. The event featured a group of talented 2022-2025 prospects. 

Following up the Stat Story and the Quick Hits, 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 David Hamilton TN Grace Christian 2023 OF 86.0 mph
2 Carter McKay TN Arlington 2024 1B 83.7 mph
3 Ayden Jacobs TN Collierville 2025 OF 82.1 mph
4 Hudson Cepparulo TN Henry County 2023 1B 81.0 mph
5 Logan Davidson TN Henry County 2025 3B 77.4 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Carter McKay TN Arlington 2024 1B 2398 rpm
2 David Hamilton TN Grace Christian 2023 OF 2110 rpm
3 Logan Davidson TN Henry County 2025 3B 2108 rpm
4 Ayden Jacobs TN Collierville 2025 OF 2073 rpm
5 Hudson Cepparulo TN Henry County 2023 1B 1863 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 Caden Freeman TN Arlington 2024 OF 13.4
2 Hudson Cepparulo TN Henry County 2023 1B 11.6
3 Logan Davidson TN Henry County 2025 3B 10.4
4 Carter McKay TN Arlington 2024 1B 7.8
5 Marcus Hudson TN Southwind 2023 RHP 6.7

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 Ayden Jacobs TN Collierville 2025 OF 2060
2 David Hamilton TN Grace Christian 2023 OF 1869

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Logan Davidson TN Henry County 2025 3B 2303 rpm
2 Caden Freeman TN Arlington 2024 OF 2054 rpm
3 Carter McKay TN Arlington 2024 1B 1935 rpm
4 Hudson Cepparulo TN Henry County 2023 1B 1859 rpm
5 Ayden Jacobs TN Collierville 2025 OF 1818 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Hudson Cepparulo TN Henry County 2023 1B 12.9
2 Caden Freeman TN Arlington 2024 OF 10.1
3 David Hamilton TN Grace Christian 2023 OF 5.3
4 Logan Davidson TN Henry County 2025 3B 4.0

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Carter McKay TN Arlington 2024 1B 93.6 mph
2 Hudson Cepparulo TN Henry County 2023 1B 85.8 mph
3 Jack Pitts TN Arlington 2024 C 85.7 mph
4 David Hamilton TN Grace Christian 2023 OF 84.3 mph
5 Matthew Autry TN Collierville 2023 OF 82.8 mph
6 Logan Davidson TN Henry County 2025 3B 81.8 mph
7 Caden Freeman TN Arlington 2024 OF 81.4 mph
8 Carson Finch TN Christian Brothers 2025 OF 79.2 mph
9 Foster Pittman TN Collierville 2025 RF 78.7 mph
10 Adam Gordon TN Friendship Christian 2024 OF 78.2 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 Carter McKay TN Arlington 2024 1B 99.8 mph
2 David Hamilton TN Grace Christian 2023 OF 95.7 mph
3 Matthew Autry TN Collierville 2023 OF 92.2 mph
4 Hudson Cepparulo TN Henry County 2023 1B 91.1 mph
5 Jack Pitts TN Arlington 2024 C 90.0 mph
6 Foster Pittman TN Collierville 2025 RF 89.2 mph
7 Adam Gordon TN Friendship Christian 2024 OF 88.8 mph
8 Caden Freeman TN Arlington 2024 OF 87.3 mph
9 Ayden Jacobs TN Collierville 2025 OF 86.9 mph
10 Logan Davidson TN Henry County 2025 3B 86.8 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Carter McKay TN Arlington 2024 1B 363 ft
2 Jack Pitts TN Arlington 2024 C 305 ft
3 Caden Freeman TN Arlington 2024 OF 273 ft
4 Hudson Cepparulo TN Henry County 2023 1B 272 ft
5 Matthew Autry TN Collierville 2023 OF 270 ft
6 Adam Gordon TN Friendship Christian 2024 OF 263 ft
7 Ayden Jacobs TN Collierville 2025 OF 259 ft
8 Foster Pittman TN Collierville 2025 RF 259 ft
9 Ethan Finch TN Christian Brothers 2023 2B 257 ft
10 Logan Davidson TN Henry County 2025 3B 253 ft

Find all TrackMan stats from the event HERE

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