Houston Open Showcase - TrackMan Files


PBR Texas Staff

On Tuesday, June 7, we hosted the Houston Open Showcase at the university of Houston. The event featured prospects from all high school classes

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 Ian Carlson TX Kingwood 2023 2B 86.2 mph
2 Kade Johnson TX Lake Creek 2025 RHP 85.4 mph
3 Dalton Cordray TX A&M Consolidated 2024 OF 85.3 mph
4 Jase Chambers TX Barbers Hill 2023 RHP 84.3 mph
5 Joseph Perillo TX Concordia Lutheran 2025 LHP 83.5 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Ian Carlson TX Kingwood 2023 2B 2292 rpm
2 Jase Chambers TX Barbers Hill 2023 RHP 2259 rpm
3 Cody Palacios TX Magnolia West 2025 OF 2208 rpm
4 Kade Johnson TX Lake Creek 2025 RHP 2134 rpm
5 Devin Cummings TX Travis 2024 RHP 2127 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 Cody Palacios TX Magnolia West 2025 OF 16.5
2 Jase Chambers TX Barbers Hill 2023 RHP 14.2
3 Joseph Perillo TX Concordia Lutheran 2025 LHP -12.9
4 Grant Colson TX The Woodlands College Park 2023 RHP 12.7
5 Andrew Suarez TX Klein Collins 2023 OF 9.6

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 Jase Chambers TX Barbers Hill 2023 RHP 2147
2 Ian Carlson TX Kingwood 2023 2B 2083
3 Kade Johnson TX Lake Creek 2025 RHP 2020
4 Joseph Haynes TX Angleton 2024 RHP 1740

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 John Dolan TX Hargrave Huffman 2026 C 2336 rpm
2 Devin Cummings TX Travis 2024 RHP 2103 rpm
3 Joseph Perillo TX Concordia Lutheran 2025 LHP 2092 rpm
4 Ian Carlson TX Kingwood 2023 2B 2089 rpm
5 Jase Chambers TX Barbers Hill 2023 RHP 2027 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Cody Palacios TX Magnolia West 2025 OF 16.2
2 Andrew Turnbow TX Stephen F Austin 2024 OF -15.1
3 Andrew Suarez TX Klein Collins 2023 OF 13.9
4 Grant Colson TX The Woodlands College Park 2023 RHP 8.8
5 John Dolan TX Hargrave Huffman 2026 C 8.6

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Josh Arquette TX Kingwood 2024 3B 91.5 mph
2 Matthew Tellez TX Lake Ridge 2024 SS 91.1 mph
3 Gian Fernandez TX The Woodlands 2025 C 88.5 mph
4 Leo Zeng TX Kinkaid 2023 OF 87.6 mph
5 Andrew Turnbow TX Stephen F Austin 2024 OF 87.6 mph
6 Brett Smajstrla TX Pearland 2023 OF 87.4 mph
7 Ian Carlson TX Kingwood 2023 2B 86.3 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 Jackson Priesmeyer TX Strake Jesuit 2024 C 103.5 mph
2 Matthew Tellez TX Lake Ridge 2024 SS 98.8 mph
3 Leo Zeng TX Kinkaid 2023 OF 98.0 mph
4 Josh Arquette TX Kingwood 2024 3B 97.7 mph
5 Dalton Cordray TX A&M Consolidated 2024 OF 96.7 mph
6 Luke Sullo TX Strake Jesuit College Prep 2023 OF 95.7 mph
7 Andrew Turnbow TX Stephen F Austin 2024 OF 94.5 mph
8 Coleman Biggs TX Foster 2023 OF 93.7 mph
9 Brett Smajstrla TX Pearland 2023 OF 93.6 mph
10 Gian Fernandez TX The Woodlands 2025 C 93.1 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Jackson Priesmeyer TX Strake Jesuit 2024 C 371 ft
2 Josh Arquette TX Kingwood 2024 3B 367 ft
3 Matthew Tellez TX Lake Ridge 2024 SS 354 ft
4 William Hill TX Summer Creek 2025 OF 351 ft
5 John Dolan TX Hargrave Huffman 2026 C 349 ft
6 Leo Zeng TX Kinkaid 2023 OF 346 ft
7 Coleman Biggs TX Foster 2023 OF 344 ft
8 Andrew Turnbow TX Stephen F Austin 2024 OF 344 ft

 

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Top Prospect Games: DFW (Invite-Only) TX 06/21 Texas Christian University
Central Texas Open Showcase TX 06/28 St. Edward's University
Top Prospect Showcase: Houston (Invite-Only) TX 07/12 University of Houston


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