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Waco Preseason ID: Data Dive


PBR Texas Staff

TEXAS - On January 13th, we continued our 2024 Preseason with the Waco Preseason ID at McLennan CC. 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 recorded 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-yard
1 Patrick Ellison Jr TX Mansfield Lake Ridge 2026 OF 6.65
2 Ryan Steele TX VICTORIA EAST H S 2026 OF 6.71
3 Ethan Minjarez TX Pflugerville 2025 OF 6.85
4 Jackson Ritz TX CLIFTON H S 2027 SS 6.86
5 Jaeden Wilson TX Allen 2026 OF 6.89

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Patrick Ellison Jr TX Mansfield Lake Ridge 2026 OF 1.61 s
2 Ryan Steele TX VICTORIA EAST H S 2026 OF 1.64 s
3 Hayden O TX Frisco Centennial 2026 RHP 1.69 s
^ Jackson Ritz TX CLIFTON H S 2027 SS 1.69 s
4 Robert Hernandez TX Cedar Ridge 2024 2B 1.70 s
5 Grayson Chancellor TX Saginaw 2025 LHP 1.74 s
^ Aiden Felker TX Cedar Ridge 2025 OF 1.74 s
^ Jaeden Wilson TX Allen 2026 OF 1.74 s


TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Tanner Carson TX Southlake Carroll 2025 3B 106.1 mph
2 Patrick Ellison Jr TX Mansfield Lake Ridge 2026 OF 101.6 mph
3 Drew Wells TX Vista Ridge 2027 1B 95.2 mph
4 Ethan Minjarez TX Pflugerville 2025 OF 95.0 mph
5 Rylan Alaniz TX Trinity 2026 SS 94.9 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Tanner Carson TX Southlake Carroll 2025 3B 97.7 mph
2 Patrick Ellison Jr TX Mansfield Lake Ridge 2026 OF 91.0 mph
3 Grayson Chancellor TX Saginaw 2025 LHP 88.5 mph
4 Rylan Alaniz TX Trinity 2026 SS 87.4 mph
5 Maximus Broderick TX James Bowie 2025 OF 86.1 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 Patrick Ellison Jr TX Mansfield Lake Ridge 2026 OF 399 ft
2 Tanner Carson TX Southlake Carroll 2025 3B 397 ft
3 Grayson Chancellor TX Saginaw 2025 LHP 355 ft
4 Hayden O TX Frisco Centennial 2026 RHP 339 ft
5 Rylan Alaniz TX Trinity 2026 SS 338 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Grayson Chancellor TX Saginaw 2025 LHP 75 %
2 Brandon Klanika TX Axtell 2025 3B 66 %
^ Luke Sandefur TX Aledo 2026 3B 66 %
^ Jaeden Wilson TX Allen 2026 OF 66 %
3 Tanner Carson TX Southlake Carroll 2025 3B 64 %

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 Brandon Klanika TX Axtell 2025 3B 23.4 mph
2 Robert Hernandez TX Cedar Ridge 2024 2B 23.1 mph
3 Patrick Ellison Jr TX Mansfield Lake Ridge 2026 OF 23.0 mph
4 Drew Wells TX Vista Ridge 2027 1B 22.8 mph
5 Tanner Carson TX Southlake Carroll 2025 3B 22.8 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 Tanner Carson TX Southlake Carroll 2025 3B 80.8 mph
2 Patrick Ellison Jr TX Mansfield Lake Ridge 2026 OF 79.0 mph
3 Drew Wells TX Vista Ridge 2027 1B 75.1 mph
4 Brandon Klanika TX Axtell 2025 3B 73.7 mph
5 Donovan Arroyo TX Jersey Village 2025 SS 72.2 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 Jaeden Wilson TX Allen 2026 OF 21.3 g
2 Carson Pruett TX Leander Rouse 2025 C 20.5 g
3 Rylan Alaniz TX Trinity 2026 SS 19.6 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.

VIZUAL EDGE

TOP EDGE SCORES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Brant Usherwood NM Artesia 2026 C 80.50
2 Luke Sandefur TX Aledo 2026 3B 79.73
3 Aiden Felker TX Cedar Ridge 2025 OF 79.16
4 Ethan Minjarez TX Pflugerville 2025 OF 78.37
5 Ryan Steele TX VICTORIA EAST H S 2026 OF 78.22
6 Jackson Ritz TX CLIFTON H S 2027 SS 77.75
7 Rylan Alaniz TX Trinity 2026 SS 77.09
8 Grayson Chancellor TX Saginaw 2025 LHP 76.11
9 Robert Hernandez TX Cedar Ridge 2024 2B 75.65
10 Jaeden Wilson TX Allen 2026 OF 73.72

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 Cade Julius TX Mansfield 2025 RHP 89.8 mph
2 Hayden O TX Frisco Centennial 2026 RHP 87.5 mph
3 Caden Stambolis TX TAYLOR H S 2026 RHP 86.7 mph
4 Luke Sandefur TX Aledo 2026 3B 85.9 mph
5 Grayson Chancellor TX Saginaw 2025 LHP 82.4 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 Rylan Alaniz TX Trinity 2026 SS 17.3 in
2 Cade Julius TX Mansfield 2025 RHP 16.5 in
3 Caden Stambolis TX TAYLOR H S 2026 RHP 16.0 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 Luke Sandefur TX Aledo 2026 3B 14.4
2 Cade Julius TX Mansfield 2025 RHP 13.6
3 Grayson Chancellor TX Saginaw 2025 LHP -13.3

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 Luke Sandefur TX Aledo 2026 3B 2652 rpm
2 Caden Stambolis TX TAYLOR H S 2026 RHP 2263 rpm
3 Hayden O TX Frisco Centennial 2026 RHP 2177 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Luke Sandefur TX Aledo 2026 3B -17.5 in
2 Cameron Parsons TX Crawford 2027 RHP -7.9 in
3 Caden Stambolis TX TAYLOR H S 2026 RHP -6.0 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Luke Sandefur TX Aledo 2026 3B -16.3
2 Cameron Parsons TX Crawford 2027 RHP -12.5
3 Hunter Fryman TX TROY H S 2027 C -11.5


SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Hunter Fryman TX TROY H S 2027 C 2057
2 Cade Julius TX Mansfield 2025 RHP 2010
3 Rylan Alaniz TX Trinity 2026 SS 1961

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Drew Wells TX Vista Ridge 2027 1B 5.2 in
2 Hunter Fryman TX TROY H S 2027 C 3.3 in
3 Cade Julius TX Mansfield 2025 RHP 3.2 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Cade Julius TX Mansfield 2025 RHP -17.8
2 Hunter Fryman TX TROY H S 2027 C -13.1
3 Rylan Alaniz TX Trinity 2026 SS -5.2


CHANGEUP

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Cade Julius TX Mansfield 2025 RHP 20.3
2 Luke Sandefur TX Aledo 2026 3B 19.3
3 Rylan Alaniz TX Trinity 2026 SS 17.4

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