Prep Baseball Report

San Antonio Preseason ID: Data Dive


PBR Texas Staff

TEXAS - On January 6th, we continued our 2024 Preseason with the San Antonio Preseason ID at Cornerstone Christian HS. 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 Brody Cole TX SALADO H S 2025 SS 6.55 s
2 Amed Rondon TX Vista Ridge 2024 3B 6.98 s
3 Donovan Smith TX Churchill 2024 OF 7.01 s
4 Austin Shreve TX Pieper Ranch 2025 OF 7.02 s
5 Cameron Benson TX Byron P Steele II 2025 OF 7.10 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Brody Cole TX SALADO H S 2025 SS 1.63 s
2 Amed Rondon TX Vista Ridge 2024 3B 1.70 s
^ Austin Shreve TX Pieper Ranch 2025 OF 1.70 s
3 Donovan Smith TX Churchill 2024 OF 1.72 s
4 Reese King TX Midland Christian School 2026 2B 1.75 s
^ Austin Garritano TX Champion Boerne 2026 SS 1.75 s
5 Damien Rivas TX BOERNE - SAMUEL V CHAMPION H S 2027 3B 1.77 s
^ Noah Eckles TX Reagan 2026 OF 1.77 s


TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Grant Kinzel TX LA VERNIA H S 2025 1B 100.0 mph
2 Donovan Smith TX Churchill 2024 OF 92.9 mph
3 Austin Shreve TX Pieper Ranch 2025 OF 92.8 mph
4 Noah Eckles TX Reagan 2026 OF 92.5 mph
5 Aaron Castillo TX Veterans Memorial 2028 C 92.0 mph
6 Samuel Miller TX Boerne Champion 2025 C 91.9 mph
7 Amed Rondon TX Vista Ridge 2024 3B 91.5 mph
8 Brody Cole TX SALADO H S 2025 SS 91.4 mph
9 Jordan Albarado TX Uvalde 2027 C 91.3 mph
10 Cameron Benson TX Byron P Steele II 2025 OF 88.3 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Grant Kinzel TX LA VERNIA H S 2025 1B 90.1 mph
2 Donovan Smith TX Churchill 2024 OF 85.9 mph
3 Amed Rondon TX Vista Ridge 2024 3B 84.4 mph
4 Cameron Benson TX Byron P Steele II 2025 OF 84.3 mph
5 Brody Cole TX SALADO H S 2025 SS 83.8 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 Grant Kinzel TX LA VERNIA H S 2025 1B 370 ft
2 Donovan Smith TX Churchill 2024 OF 351 ft
3 Amed Rondon TX Vista Ridge 2024 3B 350 ft
4 Austin Shreve TX Pieper Ranch 2025 OF 348 ft
5 Aaron Castillo TX Veterans Memorial 2028 C 340 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Ames Alejandro TX AUSTIN 2026 2B 72 %
^ Donovan Smith TX Churchill 2024 OF 72 %
2 Cameron Benson TX Byron P Steele II 2025 OF 70 %
^ Brody Potter TX Brandeis 2026 OF 70 %
3 Brody Cole TX SALADO H S 2025 SS 66 %

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 Cameron Benson TX Byron P Steele II 2025 OF 22.6 mph
2 Grant Kinzel TX LA VERNIA H S 2025 1B 21.5 mph
3 Amed Rondon TX Vista Ridge 2024 3B 21.5 mph
4 Samuel Miller TX Boerne Champion 2025 C 21.1 mph
5 Donovan Smith TX Churchill 2024 OF 20.8 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 Grant Kinzel TX LA VERNIA H S 2025 1B 78.0 mph
2 Donovan Smith TX Churchill 2024 OF 75.2 mph
3 Amed Rondon TX Vista Ridge 2024 3B 72.1 mph
4 Aaron Castillo TX Veterans Memorial 2028 C 69.1 mph
^ Samuel Miller TX Boerne Champion 2025 C 69.1 mph
5 Jordan Albarado TX Uvalde 2027 C 68.5 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 Austin Shreve TX Pieper Ranch 2025 OF 22.6 g
2 Damien Rivas TX BOERNE - SAMUEL V CHAMPION H S 2027 3B 21.6 g
3 Noah Eckles TX Reagan 2026 OF 18.6 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 Ryan Mason TX O'Connor 2025 RHP 88.4 mph
2 Graeson Register TX GREENWOOD H S 2026 RHP 87.4 mph
3 Bode Allan TX San Antonio Christian School 2025 RHP 87.3 mph
4 Aiden Shreve TX Pieper Ranch 2026 RHP 84.4 mph
5 Cole Johnson TX PIEPER 2026 LHP 83.2 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 Noah Eckles TX Reagan 2026 OF 19.6 in
2 Cole Johnson TX PIEPER 2026 LHP 18.5 in
3 Cameron Benson TX Byron P Steele II 2025 OF 18.5 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 Cole Johnson TX PIEPER 2026 LHP -14.5
2 TJ Byrd TX Brandeis 2026 RHP 12.0
3 Bode Allan TX San Antonio Christian School 2025 RHP 10.4

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 Ryan Mason TX O'Connor 2025 RHP 2354 rpm
2 TJ Byrd TX Brandeis 2026 RHP 2250 rpm
3 Graeson Register TX GREENWOOD H S 2026 RHP 2233 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Graeson Register TX GREENWOOD H S 2026 RHP -15.8 in
2 Cameron Benson TX Byron P Steele II 2025 OF 11.8 in
3 TJ Byrd TX Brandeis 2026 RHP -10.7 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 TJ Byrd TX Brandeis 2026 RHP -16.7
2 Graeson Register TX GREENWOOD H S 2026 RHP -10.5
3 Cole Johnson TX PIEPER 2026 LHP 10.5


SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Aaron Castillo TX Veterans Memorial 2028 C 2381
2 Bode Allan TX San Antonio Christian School 2025 RHP 2331
3 Aiden Shreve TX Pieper Ranch 2026 RHP 2092

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Aaron Castillo TX Veterans Memorial 2028 C -10.2 in
2 Bode Allan TX San Antonio Christian School 2025 RHP -5.7 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Bode Allan TX San Antonio Christian School 2025 RHP -17.7
2 Aaron Castillo TX Veterans Memorial 2028 C -17.0
3 Aiden Shreve TX Pieper Ranch 2026 RHP -13.8


CHANGEUP

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Aiden Shreve TX Pieper Ranch 2026 RHP 17.8
2 Cole Johnson TX PIEPER 2026 LHP -15.1
3 Noah Eckles TX Reagan 2026 OF 15.0

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