Top Prospect Showcase: Houston - TrackMan Files


PBR Texas Staff

On Tuesday, July 12, we hosted the Top Prospect Showcase: Houston at the University of Houston The event featured over 100 prospects from the organization.

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 Andrew Hilton TX Katy 2023 RHP 88.3 mph
2 Rowdy Miller TX Boerne Champion 2023 RHP 88.2 mph
3 Lance Gorman TX Brandeis 2024 RHP 86.3 mph
4 Kaden McCoy TX Atascocita 2024 SS 85.8 mph
5 Lane Sparks TX Brenham 2023 OF 85.6 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Lance Gorman TX Brandeis 2024 RHP 2461 rpm
2 Rylan Wooten TX Brenham 2023 SS 2348 rpm
3 Bryce Dwyer TX Grand Oaks 2023 C 2243 rpm
4 Lane Sparks TX Brenham 2023 OF 2235 rpm
5 Kaden McCoy TX Atascocita 2024 SS 2179 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 Kaden McCoy TX Atascocita 2024 SS 14.4
2 Andrew Hilton TX Katy 2023 RHP 14.1
3 Jackson Melanson TX Boerne Champion 2025 RHP 14.0
4 Elliott Foreman TX New Diana 2023 RHP 13.9
5 Lane Sparks TX Brenham 2023 OF -12.3

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 Lane Sparks TX Brenham 2023 OF 2362
2 Rylan Wooten TX Brenham 2023 SS 2252
3 Aidan Moody TX Sinton 2024 3B 2186
4 Jackson Melanson TX Boerne Champion 2025 RHP 2176
5 Kaden McCoy TX Atascocita 2024 SS 1955

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Lance Gorman TX Brandeis 2024 RHP 2562 rpm
2 Kaden McCoy TX Atascocita 2024 SS 2424 rpm
3 Jackson Melanson TX Boerne Champion 2025 RHP 2347 rpm
4 Lane Sparks TX Brenham 2023 OF 2327 rpm
5 Garrett Marshall TX Lake Creek 2024 RHP 2151 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Rylan Wooten TX Brenham 2023 SS 14.7
2 Mason Palmer TX Clear Lake 2025 RHP 13.8
3 Garrett Marshall TX Lake Creek 2024 RHP 13.6
4 Lane Sparks TX Brenham 2023 OF -11.8
5 Jackson Melanson TX Boerne Champion 2025 RHP 11.4

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Mason Ashlock TX Dripping Springs 2023 1B 93.5 mph
2 Rylan Wooten TX Brenham 2023 SS 90.1 mph
3 Lane Sparks TX Brenham 2023 OF 88.3 mph
4 Bryce Dwyer TX Grand Oaks 2023 C 88.3 mph
5 Cooper Scott TX Lake Travis 2023 OF 88.0 mph
6 Luke Sullo TX Strake Jesuit College Prep 2023 OF 87.9 mph
7 Jacob Tanguma TX North Shore 2023 SS 87.5 mph
8 Aidan Moody TX Sinton 2024 3B 86.0 mph
9 Carson Luna TX St. Johns 2024 SS 85.7 mph
10 Easton Dean TX Coldspring Oakhurst 2024 C 85.5 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 Cooper Scott TX Lake Travis 2023 OF 103.5 mph
2 Mason Ashlock TX Dripping Springs 2023 1B 100.1 mph
3 Rylan Wooten TX Brenham 2023 SS 95.9 mph
4 Easton Dean TX Coldspring Oakhurst 2024 C 95.4 mph
5 Exavier Mendez TX North Shore 2023 OF 94.5 mph
6 Bryce Dwyer TX Grand Oaks 2023 C 94.5 mph
7 Evan Androvett TX Bishop Lynch 2024 2B 94.3 mph
8 Carson Luna TX St. Johns 2024 SS 94.2 mph
9 Krue Lowe TX Wakeland 2024 1B 94.1 mph
10 Luke Sullo TX Strake Jesuit College Prep 2023 OF 93.6 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Exavier Mendez TX North Shore 2023 OF 364 ft
2 Elliott Foreman TX New Diana 2023 RHP 351 ft
3 Carson Luna TX St. Johns 2024 SS 349 ft
4 Bryce Dwyer TX Grand Oaks 2023 C 347 ft
5 Luke Sullo TX Strake Jesuit College Prep 2023 OF 341 ft
6 Brady Englett TX Katy 2023 C 340 ft
7 Aidan Moody TX Sinton 2024 3B 337 ft
8 Cooper Scott TX Lake Travis 2023 OF 334 ft
9 Connor Brady TX Nacogdoches 2025 3B 332 ft
10 Jacob Tanguma TX North Shore 2023 SS 332 ft

 

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2022 Senior Games (Invite-Only) TX 08/03 Weatherford College - Roger Williams Ballpark
Central Texas Open TX 08/27 St. Edward's University - Austin, TX
Texas State Games (Invite-Only) TX 09/23 Weatherford College - Roger Williams Ballpark


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