Top Prospect Showcase: TrackMan Files


PBR Texas Staff

On Tuesday, June 22nd, the PBR Texas staff hosted the Top Prospect Showcase at Sam Houston State University. This showcase was filled with quality players from all classes. We brought multiple players from the day to the 2021 Future Games & Junior Future Games.

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 Jacob Rogers TX Friendswood 2022 RHP 91.8 mph
2 Aidan Coleman TX Reagan 2023 RHP 90.2 mph
3 Tate Evans TX Marcus 2022 RHP 88.2 mph
4 Jack Jouett TX Clark 2022 RHP 87.9 mph
5 Reagan Hallmark TX Vidor 2022 RHP 87.1 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jack Jouett TX Clark 2022 RHP 2644 rpm
2 Reagan Hallmark TX Vidor 2022 RHP 2339 rpm
3 Jacob Rogers TX Friendswood 2022 RHP 2296 rpm
4 Cody Edwards TX Clark 2022 RHP 2265 rpm
5 Bryce Farlander TX Plano West 2022 SS 2262 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 Hudson Gardner TX Lake Travis 2023 LHP -17.3
2 Juan Diego Amescua TX Central Catholic 2025 SS 13.9
3 Dakota McCaskill TX Tyler Legacy 2022 RHP 12.8
4 Lawson Peel TX Frenship 2022 C 12.0
5 Zackary Nichols TX Ridge Point 2022 RHP 10.8

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 Colton Cross TX Arp 2023 RHP 2450
2 Cason Davenport TX Lake Country Christian 2023 SS 2234
3 Zackary Nichols TX Ridge Point 2022 RHP 2165
4 Cole Murphy TX George Ranch 2022 SS 2160
5 Brenden Vasquez TX John Paul II 2022 RHP 2110

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Lance Gorman TX Brandeis 2024 RHP 2377 rpm
2 Colton Cross TX Arp 2023 RHP 2365 rpm
3 Jacob Rogers TX Friendswood 2022 RHP 2319 rpm
4 Brady Cunningham TX Celina 2022 RHP 2311 rpm
5 Cason Davenport TX Lake Country Christian 2023 SS 2301 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Hudson Gardner TX Lake Travis 2023 LHP -15.9
2 Tate Evans TX Marcus 2022 RHP 15.1
3 Mason Kinchen TX Grand Oaks 2025 LHP -13.6
4 Andrew Berg TX Conroe 2022 RHP 13.1
5 Bryce Farlander TX Plano West 2022 SS 12.3

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Matthew Houston TX Hallsville 2022 C 94.9 mph
2 Xander McAfee TX Southwest Christian School 2022 OF 91.6 mph
3 Ethan Bourg TX Magnolia West 2022 SS 91.4 mph
4 Brody Miller TX James Bowie 2022 OF 91.0 mph
5 Brady Cunningham TX Celina 2022 RHP 90.6 mph
6 Dylan Brown TX Prestonwood Christian 2022 3B 90.3 mph
7 Aidan Coleman TX Reagan 2023 RHP 90.1 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 Nolan Williams TX Salado 2022 OF 102.1 mph
2 Jake Duer TX Marcus 2022 OF 100.1 mph
3 Xander McAfee TX Southwest Christian School 2022 OF 99.8 mph
4 Dylan Brown TX Prestonwood Christian 2022 3B 98.5 mph
5 Ethan Bourg TX Magnolia West 2022 SS 97.3 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Xander McAfee TX Southwest Christian School 2022 OF 393 ft
2 Dylan Brown TX Prestonwood Christian 2022 3B 373 ft
3 Brady Cunningham TX Celina 2022 RHP 371 ft
4 Kyle Lewis TX Lubbock-Cooper 2022 OF 369 ft
5 Brody Miller TX James Bowie 2022 OF 353 ft
6 Matthew Houston TX Hallsville 2022 C 346 ft
7 Ethan Bourg TX Magnolia West 2022 SS 343 ft
8 Nolan Williams TX Salado 2022 OF 343 ft

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

 

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