Prep Baseball Report

Knoxville Preseason ID: TrackMan Files


Colin Chamblin
Deep South Operations & Area Scout

 

KNOXVILLE, TN - The Knoxville Preseason ID was held on Saturday, February 3rd at BC Athletics in Knoxville, TN. This event was an open event that consisted of players from the 2025-2027 classes from Volunteer state. Players went through an extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman, ran the 30-yard dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to get numbers and metrics on TrackMan. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing at the event.

Continuing our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look at the TrackMan leaderboards from the event.

Click HERE to view all position stats from the event.

 

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY & AVERAGE SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Carson Pack TN Oakland 2025 RHP 88.5 mph
2 Carson Davis TN East Hamilton 2025 RHP 88.4 mph
3 Chase Reinhart IL Normal West 2027 LHP 83.2 mph
4 Braydin Jones TN University School of Jackson 2027 SS 82.2 mph
5 Tyler Bennett TN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF KNOXVILLE 2025 SS 81.8 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Carson Pack TN Oakland 2025 RHP 2174 rpm
2 Cole Wessel TN Knoxville Central 2025 LHP 2054 rpm
3 Carson Davis TN East Hamilton 2025 RHP 2031 rpm
4 Gavin Bergeron TN Bearden High School 2026 SS 1862 rpm
5 Luke Burnett TN Carter 2026 SS 1823 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 Cole Wessel TN Knoxville Central 2025 LHP -13.7
2 Carson Davis TN East Hamilton 2025 RHP 13.3
3 Chase Reinhart IL Normal West 2027 LHP -10.7
4 Brayden Barr TN West Ridge 2025 OF 10.6
5 Gavin Bergeron TN Bearden High School 2026 SS 10.2

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 Tyler Bennett TN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF KNOXVILLE 2025 SS 1901

Spin Rate: The metric calculates how fast the ball is spinning as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, reported in the number of times the pitched ball would spin per minute (“revolutions per minute” or “rpm”).

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Carson Davis TN East Hamilton 2025 RHP 2341 rpm
2 Graham King TN BAYLOR SCHOOL 2026 OF 1996 rpm
3 Carson Pack TN Oakland 2025 RHP 1987 rpm
4 Chase Reinhart IL Normal West 2027 LHP 1965 rpm
5 Luke Burnett TN Carter 2026 SS 1932 rpm

Spin Rate: The metric calculates how fast the ball is spinning as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, reported in the number of times the pitched ball would spin per minute (“revolutions per minute” or “rpm”).

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Carson Davis TN East Hamilton 2025 RHP 13.8
2 Cole Wessel TN Knoxville Central 2025 LHP -12.6
3 Carson Pack TN Oakland 2025 RHP 11.2
4 Alex Page II TN Dyersburg 2026 C 10.8
5 Chase Reinhart IL Normal West 2027 LHP -9.6

Horizontal Break: This metric measures the distance, 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.

PEAK EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Benjamin Stevens TN Daniel Boone 2025 1B 94.2 mph
2 Brayden Barr TN West Ridge 2025 OF 94.1 mph
3 Graham King TN BAYLOR SCHOOL 2026 OF 94.1 mph
4 Tyler Bennett TN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF KNOXVILLE 2025 SS 93.8 mph
5 Jamie Bentley TN Knoxville Catholic 2026 OF 89.5 mph

Exit Velocity: This metric measures the speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Jamie Bentley TN Knoxville Catholic 2026 OF 323 ft
2 Tyler Bennett TN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF KNOXVILLE 2025 SS 312 ft
3 Benjamin Stevens TN Daniel Boone 2025 1B 310 ft
4 Graham King TN BAYLOR SCHOOL 2026 OF 307 ft
5 Brayden Barr TN West Ridge 2025 OF 291 ft

Distance: This metric measures the estimated “carry flat” distance, measured in feet, meaning the distance that the ball travels before it lands, or would have landed if it were not caught or obstructed.

 

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