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Tennessee Preseason All-State: TrackMan Files, 2027 Class


Colin Chamblin
Deep South Operations & Area Scout

 

GALLATIN, TN - The Tennessee Preseason All-State was held on Saturday, February 10th at Liberty Creek HS in Gallatin, TN. This event was an invite-only event that consisted of players from the 2024-2027 classes from Volunteer state. Players went through an extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman, ran the 60-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 some of the standouts and top performers 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 Liam Dougherty TN Liberty Creek 2027 RHP 90.7 mph
2 Riley Martin TN Smith County 2027 RHP 88.7 mph
3 Stephen Bobo TN Shelbyville Central 2027 OF 87.4 mph
4 Jacob Martin TN University School of Jackson 2027 RHP 85.4 mph
5 Caleb Carpenter TN Independence 2027 OF 85.3 mph
6 Braydin Jones TN University School of Jackson 2027 SS 85.3 mph
7 Gaven French TN Heritage 2027 SS 85.0 mph
8 Jay Insani TN Rockvale 2027 C 84.8 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Liam Dougherty TN Liberty Creek 2027 RHP 2413 rpm
2 Jacob Martin TN University School of Jackson 2027 RHP 2260 rpm
3 Jaxzen Scheidt TN Munford 2027 SS 2177 rpm
4 Hayden Redd TN St. George's Independent 2027 C 2126 rpm
5 Stephen Bobo TN Shelbyville Central 2027 OF 2083 rpm
6 Gaven French TN Heritage 2027 SS 2081 rpm
7 Riley Martin TN Smith County 2027 RHP 2077 rpm
8 Lane Estes TN Chester County High School 2027 RHP 2062 rpm
9 Seth Hooks TN Knights Academy 2027 OF 2062 rpm
10 Jack Lauer TN Ravenwood 2027 OF 2056 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 Liam Dougherty TN Liberty Creek 2027 RHP 14.3
2 Seth Hooks TN Knights Academy 2027 OF -13.0
3 Jaxzen Scheidt TN Munford 2027 SS 12.8
4 Treyson Derry TN Grace Christian Academy 2027 1B -10.9
5 Chase Angell TN Goodpasture Christian 2027 SS 10.5

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 Liam Dougherty TN Liberty Creek 2027 RHP 2899
2 Jacob Martin TN University School of Jackson 2027 RHP 2508
3 Hayden Redd TN St. George's Independent 2027 C 2323
4 Gaven French TN Heritage 2027 SS 2296
5 Cooper Daniel TN CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN ACADEMY 2027 SS 2269

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 Jack Lauer TN Ravenwood 2027 OF 2532 rpm
2 Jacob Martin TN University School of Jackson 2027 RHP 2450 rpm
3 Hayden Redd TN St. George's Independent 2027 C 2349 rpm
4 Riley Martin TN Smith County 2027 RHP 2315 rpm
5 Caleb Carpenter TN Independence 2027 OF 2236 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 Braydin Jones TN University School of Jackson 2027 SS 16.8
2 Chase Angell TN Goodpasture Christian 2027 SS 16.8
3 Aiden Britton TN Summit High School 2027 SS 16.3
4 Gaven French TN Heritage 2027 SS 14.7
5 Hayden Redd TN St. George's Independent 2027 C 14.6

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 KJ Anderson TN Cookeville 2027 C 101.4 mph
2 Rylan Jessee TN Baylor 2027 OF 95.6 mph
3 Carter Hullett TN Ensworth 2027 C 92.5 mph
4 Preston Sumner TN Collierville 2027 SS 92.2 mph
5 Caleb Carpenter TN Independence 2027 OF 91.9 mph
6 Nate Starks TN Goodpasture Christian 2027 OF 91.9 mph
7 Ryan Newell TN Nolensville High School 2027 OF 91.8 mph
8 Parker Free TN Oak Ridge 2027 C 91.6 mph
9 Stephen Bobo TN Shelbyville Central 2027 OF 91.5 mph
10 Seth Hooks TN Knights Academy 2027 OF 91.2 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 Rylan Jessee TN Baylor 2027 OF 345 ft
2 Parker Free TN Oak Ridge 2027 C 333 ft
3 Garrett Stephens TN Collierville 2027 OF 327 ft
4 KJ Anderson TN Cookeville 2027 C 326 ft
5 Treyson Derry TN Grace Christian Academy 2027 1B 319 ft
6 Seth Hooks TN Knights Academy 2027 OF 317 ft
7 Preston Sumner TN Collierville 2027 SS 310 ft
8 Carter Hullett TN Ensworth 2027 C 308 ft
9 Gaven French TN Heritage 2027 SS 304 ft
10 Gunner Warren TN East Robertson High School 2027 SS 304 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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