Prep Baseball Report

Dallas Preseason ID: Data Dive


PBR Texas Staff

TEXAS - On January 3rd, we kicked off the 2024 Preseason with the Dallas Preseason ID at East Field College. The day started off by the players running a 60, then throwing from their defensive positions, followed by each player a round of batting practice. Following BP, Pitchers threw bullpens, where TrackMan data was recorded. Today, we take a closer look at the metrics posted with the help of our tech partners

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Position Players

SYNCRO ATHLETIC TESTING

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Damian Montanez TX Shoemaker 2025 OF 6.84 s
2 Zachary Evans TX SACHSE H S 2025 1B 6.93 s
3 Bronco Helmuth TX Fort Worth Christian 2024 C 7.00 s
4 Reese Ogden TX LOVEJOY H S 2025 C 7.10 s
5 Colby Fowler TX LAGO VISTA H S 2025 OF 7.29 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Zachary Evans TX SACHSE H S 2025 1B 1.65 s
2 Reese Ogden TX LOVEJOY H S 2025 C 1.69 s
3 James-Tucker Posten TX Lampasas 2025 RHP 1.71 s
4 Kayden Mansell TX MANSFIELD LAKE RIDGE H S 2026 RHP 1.73 s
5 Damian Montanez TX Shoemaker 2025 OF 1.75 s
^ Bronco Helmuth TX Fort Worth Christian 2024 C 1.75 s


TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Bronco Helmuth TX Fort Worth Christian 2024 C 98.8 mph
2 Damian Montanez TX Shoemaker 2025 OF 95.5 mph
3 Zachary Evans TX SACHSE H S 2025 1B 95.2 mph
4 Colby Fowler TX LAGO VISTA H S 2025 OF 95.2 mph
5 Kayden Mansell TX MANSFIELD LAKE RIDGE H S 2026 RHP 95.1 mph
6 Nicholas Smith TX MANSFIELD TIMBERVIEW H S 2026 SS 94.8 mph
7 Carson Allen TX Canyon 2026 SS 94.5 mph
8 Reese Ogden TX LOVEJOY H S 2025 C 92.1 mph
9 Gramm Davis TX WAXAHACHIE H S 2027 C 91.7 mph
10 Josh Villa TX Lone Star 2025 C 90.9 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Nicholas Smith TX MANSFIELD TIMBERVIEW H S 2026 SS 89.3 mph
2 Damian Montanez TX Shoemaker 2025 OF 88.4 mph
3 Colby Fowler TX LAGO VISTA H S 2025 OF 87.7 mph
4 Bronco Helmuth TX Fort Worth Christian 2024 C 86.7 mph
5 Taylor Haddock TX Jesuit College Prep 2026 SS 85.7 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.

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Bronco Helmuth TX Fort Worth Christian 2024 C 349 ft
2 Kayden Mansell TX MANSFIELD LAKE RIDGE H S 2026 RHP 347 ft
3 Nicholas Smith TX MANSFIELD TIMBERVIEW H S 2026 SS 342 ft
4 James-Tucker Posten TX Lampasas 2025 RHP 338 ft
5 Josh Villa TX Lone Star 2025 C 331 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 James-Tucker Posten TX Lampasas 2025 RHP 90 %
2 Calum Jones TX Mansfield LakeRidge 2026 OF 88 %
3 Taylor Haddock TX Jesuit College Prep 2026 SS 85 %

Sweet Spot percentage: This metric is determined by how often the player produces a batted ball during the session with a launch angle between 8 to 32 degrees.


BLAST MOTION

HAND SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Damian Montanez TX Shoemaker 2025 OF 22.5 mph
2 Zachary Evans TX SACHSE H S 2025 1B 22.0 mph
3 Kayden Mansell TX MANSFIELD LAKE RIDGE H S 2026 RHP 21.9 mph
4 Reese Ogden TX LOVEJOY H S 2025 C 21.8 mph
5 Carson Allen TX Canyon 2026 SS 21.7 mph

Hand Speed: The observed speed as measured on the handle of the bat (measured six inches from the knob of the bat). Peak Hand Speed will occur prior to the moment of impact, very close to the commit time in the swing when the wrists unhinge.

BAT SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Carson Allen TX Canyon 2026 SS 75.9 mph
2 Kayden Mansell TX MANSFIELD LAKE RIDGE H S 2026 RHP 74.2 mph
3 Damian Montanez TX Shoemaker 2025 OF 73.4 mph
4 Bronco Helmuth TX Fort Worth Christian 2024 C 72.7 mph
5 Nicholas Smith TX MANSFIELD TIMBERVIEW H S 2026 SS 72.4 mph

Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat.

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Bronco Helmuth TX Fort Worth Christian 2024 C 21.3 g
2 Colby Fowler TX LAGO VISTA H S 2025 OF 20.9 g
3 Zachary Evans TX SACHSE H S 2025 1B 18.3 g

Body Rotation: A swing that has the appropriate relative contributions of body and bat rotations is an efficient and Powerful swing that maintains proper sequencing. An efficient baseball swing is one in which the body creates the initial movements, which is then transferred to the arms and out to the bat, thereby maximizing Bat Speed through this proximal-to-distal kinematic sequencing movement pattern.

Pitchers

FASTBALL

MAX VELOCITY (MPH)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Kayden Mansell TX MANSFIELD LAKE RIDGE H S 2026 RHP 85.7 mph
2 Carson Allen TX Canyon 2026 SS 84.5 mph
3 James-Tucker Posten TX Lampasas 2025 RHP 83.9 mph

Max Fastball Velocity: This metric calculates the speed of the pitch as it’s released from the pitcher’s hand.

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Colby Fowler TX LAGO VISTA H S 2025 OF 18.3 in
2 James-Tucker Posten TX Lampasas 2025 RHP 17.2 in

Induced Vertical Break: Used in short form as "IVB," this metric is most important on fastballs for creating rise and on curveballs for creating depth – it can also have some use when measuring sliders and cutters as well. Sliders tend to be closer to zero inches while cutters are generally between 5 and 15 inches. Usually fastballs and curveballs with large IVB have higher spin efficiencies as well. Sliders generally have very little (closer to zero) IVB and very low spin efficiency. You could also categorize IVB into spin rate as this is part of the “useful movement” you’re looking for. IVB is also a huge part of the vertical approach angle.

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 James-Tucker Posten TX Lampasas 2025 RHP 10.1
2 Colby Fowler TX LAGO VISTA H S 2025 OF -7.0
3 Carson Allen TX Canyon 2026 SS 6.3

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.”


CURVEBALL

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Colby Fowler TX LAGO VISTA H S 2025 OF 2498 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Colby Fowler TX LAGO VISTA H S 2025 OF -15.4 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Colby Fowler TX LAGO VISTA H S 2025 OF 12.8


CHANGEUP

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 James-Tucker Posten TX Lampasas 2025 RHP 12.8
2 Carson Allen TX Canyon 2026 SS 11.9

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