Prep Baseball Report

North Houston Preseason ID: Data Dive


PBR Texas Staff

TEXAS - On January 7th, we continued our 2024 Preseason with the North Houston Preseason ID at The John Cooper School in the Woodlands. The day started off by the players running a 60, then taking batting practice and throwing from defensive positions. Following defense, Pitchers threw bullpens, where TrackMan data was recorded. Today, we take a closer look at the metrics posted at the North Houston Preseason ID 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 Auston Ware TX Clear Springs 2025 OF 6.89 s
2 Angelo Volante TX Atascocita 2025 OF 7.02 s
3 Chase Bradley TX The Woodlands 2026 C 7.09 s
4 Tanner Drda TX Memorial 2026 OF 7.12 s
5 Grant Winkle TX Legacy Preparatory Christian 2025 LHP 7.20 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Tanner Drda TX Memorial 2026 OF 1.73 s
^ Auston Ware TX Clear Springs 2025 OF 1.73 s
2 Jackson Pullen TX LUMBERTON H S 2025 SS 1.74 s
3 Grant Winkle TX Legacy Preparatory Christian 2025 LHP 1.75 s
^ Brody Fortunato TX Klein Oak 2027 2B 1.75 s
4 Jake Earnest TX Memorial 2026 OF 1.77 s
^ Chase Bradley TX The Woodlands 2026 C 1.77 s
^ Hunter Kocurek TX Northside Falcons - Home School 2025 C 1.77 s
5 Jack Henning TX Houston Christian 2024 SS 1.78 s


TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Jack Henning TX Houston Christian 2024 SS 101.7 mph
2 Tanner Drda TX Memorial 2026 OF 93.0 mph
3 Hunter Kocurek TX Northside Falcons - Home School 2025 C 92.0 mph
4 Payton Ware TX Clear Springs 2027 C 90.4 mph
5 Jake Earnest TX Memorial 2026 OF 89.0 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Jack Henning TX Houston Christian 2024 SS 85.0 mph
2 Brody Fortunato TX Klein Oak 2027 2B 82.9 mph
3 Jake Earnest TX Memorial 2026 OF 82.8 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 Jack Henning TX Houston Christian 2024 SS 375 ft
2 Hunter Kocurek TX Northside Falcons - Home School 2025 C 342 ft
3 Jackson Pullen TX LUMBERTON H S 2025 SS 339 ft
4 Tanner Drda TX Memorial 2026 OF 334 ft
5 Luke Matthews TX Grand Oaks 2025 C 328 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Angelo Volante TX Atascocita 2025 OF 81 %
2 Auston Ware TX Clear Springs 2025 OF 71 %
3 Jake Earnest TX Memorial 2026 OF 69 %

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 Hunter Kocurek TX Northside Falcons - Home School 2025 C 22.4 mph
2 Tanner Drda TX Memorial 2026 OF 22.2 mph
3 Dinshaw Irani TX The Woodlands College Park 2025 SS 21.7 mph
4 Chase Bradley TX The Woodlands 2026 C 21.2 mph
5 Brady Harris TX Lake Creek 2027 SS 21.2 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 Jack Henning TX Houston Christian 2024 SS 76.6 mph
2 Tanner Drda TX Memorial 2026 OF 69.7 mph
3 Auston Ware TX Clear Springs 2025 OF 69.2 mph
4 Payton Ware TX Clear Springs 2027 C 68.3 mph
5 Luke Matthews TX Grand Oaks 2025 C 68.0 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 Hunter Kocurek TX Northside Falcons - Home School 2025 C 27.6 g
2 Luke Matthews TX Grand Oaks 2025 C 25.3 g
3 Grayson Whatley TX Oak Ridge 2025 3B 20.9 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.

VIZUAL EDGE

TOP EDGE SCORES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Jack Henning TX Houston Christian 2024 SS 78.72
2 Dayton Zabodyn TX El Campo 2025 RHP 77.92
3 Dinshaw Irani TX The Woodlands College Park 2025 SS 76.36
4 Luke Matthews TX Grand Oaks 2025 C 75.30
5 Hunter Kocurek TX Northside Falcons - Home School 2025 C 74.25

The Edge Score is a comprehensive score out of 100 that takes the core-six visual skills into account, providing athletes, parents, coaches and scouts with a benchmark number for assessing an athlete’s overall visual ability. In general the higher the Edge Score, the higher chance of athletic success. Think of the Edge Score as the 'Sixth Metric' in the standard Five-Tools that make up a ball player.

The average Edge Score for the 2020 MLB Draft Class was 79.3 (of hitters who completed a Vizual Edge test). MLB players we've worked with typically show stronger scores, with elite hitters scoring consistently above 87.0 on their Edge Score.


Pitchers

FASTBALL

MAX VELOCITY (MPH)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Tanner Drda TX Memorial 2026 OF 87.8 mph
2 Ethan Foster TX Rusk 2026 LHP 82.9 mph
3 Dylan Christie TX Stephen F Austin 2024 RHP 82.0 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 Angelo Volante TX Atascocita 2025 OF 16.1 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 Grant Winkle TX Legacy Preparatory Christian 2025 LHP -18.0
2 Dinshaw Irani TX The Woodlands College Park 2025 SS 14.3
3 Angelo Volante TX Atascocita 2025 OF 8.6

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.”


CURVEBALL

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Ethan Foster TX Rusk 2026 LHP 2271 rpm
2 Angelo Volante TX Atascocita 2025 OF 2225 rpm
3 Dylan Christie TX Stephen F Austin 2024 RHP 2054 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Ethan Foster TX Rusk 2026 LHP -14.4 in
2 Dylan Christie TX Stephen F Austin 2024 RHP -6.5 in
3 Dayton Zabodyn TX El Campo 2025 RHP -5.9 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Ethan Foster TX Rusk 2026 LHP 13.8
2 Dayton Zabodyn TX El Campo 2025 RHP -9.0
3 Dylan Christie TX Stephen F Austin 2024 RHP -7.8


SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Angelo Volante TX Atascocita 2025 OF 2228
2 Tanner Drda TX Memorial 2026 OF 2157
3 Dylan Christie TX Stephen F Austin 2024 RHP 2090

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Angelo Volante TX Atascocita 2025 OF -5.9 in
2 Dylan Christie TX Stephen F Austin 2024 RHP -5.7 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Tanner Drda TX Memorial 2026 OF -14.6
2 Grayson Whatley TX Oak Ridge 2025 3B -9.5
3 Dylan Christie TX Stephen F Austin 2024 RHP -5.0


CHANGEUP

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Grant Winkle TX Legacy Preparatory Christian 2025 LHP -16.4
2 Angelo Volante TX Atascocita 2025 OF 15.1
3 Dayton Zabodyn TX El Campo 2025 RHP 15.0

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