Austin Preseason ID - TrackMan Files


PBR Texas Staff

On Saturday, January 8th, the PBR Texas scouting staff hosted the Austin Preseason ID at St. Edward's University

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 Cooper Rummel TX Dripping Springs 2025 RHP 87.5 mph
2 Noah Kendrick TX Nederland 2023 3B 85.8 mph
3 Jeremiah Arnett TX Waco Midway 2023 RHP 84.9 mph
4 Jaden Bahl TX Hendrickson 2023 OF 84.7 mph
5 Carter Rutenbar TX Midlothian Heritage 2025 C 83.9 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jaden Bahl TX Hendrickson 2023 OF 2458 rpm
2 Jeremiah Arnett TX Waco Midway 2023 RHP 2335 rpm
3 Carter Rutenbar TX Midlothian Heritage 2025 C 2278 rpm
4 Quint Mullen TX Cedar Park 2023 SS 2241 rpm
5 Cooper Rummel TX Dripping Springs 2025 RHP 2178 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 Kaedin Bankhead TX Weiss 2023 RHP 13.4
2 Jeremiah Arnett TX Waco Midway 2023 RHP 12.5
3 Jared Burdette TX Foster 2024 RHP 12.4
4 Brody Davis TX Vista Ridge 2024 LHP -10.0
5 Noah Kendrick TX Nederland 2023 3B 8.9

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 Kaedin Bankhead TX Weiss 2023 RHP 2030
2 Noah Kendrick TX Nederland 2023 3B 1874

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Quint Mullen TX Cedar Park 2023 SS 2311 rpm
2 Jaden Bahl TX Hendrickson 2023 OF 2273 rpm
3 Cooper Rummel TX Dripping Springs 2025 RHP 2186 rpm
4 Carter Rutenbar TX Midlothian Heritage 2025 C 2081 rpm
5 Noah Kendrick TX Nederland 2023 3B 2002 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jeremiah Arnett TX Waco Midway 2023 RHP 11.1
2 Noah Kendrick TX Nederland 2023 3B 10.7
3 Brody Davis TX Vista Ridge 2024 LHP -8.5
4 Jared Burdette TX Foster 2024 RHP 7.2
5 Carter Rutenbar TX Midlothian Heritage 2025 C 6.8

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Jake Duer TX Marcus 2022 OF 96.3 mph
2 Benjamin Merriman TX James Bowie 2023 OF 91.3 mph
3 Cole May TX Westlake 2022 OF 90.6 mph
4 Will Broderick TX Alamo Heights 2024 C 87.9 mph
5 Trevor Sebek TX Cy Fair 2022 3B 86.9 mph
6 Liam Richards TX Lake Travis 2023 OF 85.6 mph
7 Carter Rutenbar TX Midlothian Heritage 2025 C 83.3 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 Cole May TX Westlake 2022 OF 100.3 mph
2 Jake Duer TX Marcus 2022 OF 99.8 mph
3 Kaedin Bankhead TX Weiss 2023 RHP 95.9 mph
4 Benjamin Merriman TX James Bowie 2023 OF 95.8 mph
5 Ace Reese TX Canton 2023 SS 95.1 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Jake Duer TX Marcus 2022 OF 386 ft
2 Ace Reese TX Canton 2023 SS 374 ft
3 Kaedin Bankhead TX Weiss 2023 RHP 362 ft
4 Benjamin Merriman TX James Bowie 2023 OF 356 ft
5 Trevor Sebek TX Cy Fair 2022 3B 349 ft
6 Will Broderick TX Alamo Heights 2024 C 347 ft
7 Cole May TX Westlake 2022 OF 340 ft
8 Robby Lopez TX Canyon 2022 C 325 ft

For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at this showcase, CLICK HERE.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
San Antonio Preseason ID TX 01/16 Cornerstone Christian - San Antonio
Fort Worth Preseason ID TX 01/17 Weatherford College - Weatherford
Houston Preseason ID TX 01/22 Houston Baptist University - Husky Field
Dallas Preseason ID TX 01/23 John Paul II - Plano


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