Northern Utah Open: Underclass TrackMan Files


PBR Utah Staff

On September 17th the PBR Utah staff hosted the Northern Utah Open at Ridgeline High School in Millville, UT, featuring many of the state’s top players inside the 2023-2026 classes. Inside today’s TrackMan Files, we’re highlighting the top performers from this event from the data and metrics from our TrackMan unit.

Earlier this week we published Quick Hits highlighting the top prospects of the event. We also rolled out a Statistical Leaderboard pointing out the top recorded stats by category.

Now we'll continue to roll out the data we gathered from this event, starting with the analytics we have at our disposal from our TrackMan unit. Below we'll look at which players in the 2025 & 2026 classes had noteworthy batted ball and pitch metric data.

View all stats from the event HERE.

View event roster HERE.

 

MAX FASTBALL

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Blake Brotherson UT Orem 2025 RHP 83.6 mph
2 Holden Potter UT Bear River 2025 SS 83.0 mph
3 Rylin Needham UT Mountain Crest 2025 RHP 82.1 mph
4 Josh Mawhinney UT Brighton 2025 RHP 82.0 mph
5 Easton Hammond UT Ridgeline 2026 LHP 79.9 mph

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

PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Rylin Needham UT Mountain Crest 2025 RHP 2217 rpm
2 Blake Brotherson UT Orem 2025 RHP 2200 rpm
3 Cael Kidman UT Ridgeline 2025 RHP 2127 rpm
4 Holden Potter UT Bear River 2025 SS 2124 rpm
5 Josh Mawhinney UT Brighton 2025 RHP 2078 rpm

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 Carson "CJ" Anderson UT Pleasant Grove 2025 LHP -14.3
2 Easton Hammond UT Ridgeline 2026 LHP -13.5
3 Krew Nelson UT Bountiful 2025 1B 10.0
4 Josh Mawhinney UT Brighton 2025 RHP 9.6
5 Bosten Steacie UT Box Elder 2026 RHP 9.6

AVERAGE SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Bauer Jacobs UT Bingham 2026 RHP 2228
2 Kasen Torres UT Provo 2026 3B 2053
3 Easton Hammond UT Ridgeline 2026 LHP 1997

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Carson "CJ" Anderson UT Pleasant Grove 2025 LHP 2295 rpm
2 Rylin Needham UT Mountain Crest 2025 RHP 2289 rpm
3 Joey Heuser UT Olympus 2026 RHP 2208 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Mason Ward UT Salem Hills 2025 SS 12.9
2 Cole Ehat UT American Fork 2024 OF 12.8
3 Beckham Lindsey UT Bingham 2026 RHP 10.7

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Cooper Clark UT Ridgeline 2026 OF 89.6 mph
2 Tazj Hill UT Manti 2025 SS 87.8 mph
3 Merrick Bostock UT Orem 2025 3B 84.2 mph
4 Krew Nelson UT Bountiful 2025 1B 84.2 mph
5 Drew Smith UT Westlake 2025 SS 83.0 mph
6 Collin Morgan UT Timpanogos 2025 2B 82.9 mph
7 Gavin Jacks UT Davis 2025 C 82.0 mph
8 Angel Rios UT Uintah 2025 SS 81.9 mph
9 Cayman Sanchez UT Olympus 2026 SS 81.4 mph
10 Grady Symonds UT Tooele 2025 SS 81.3 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 Gavin Jacks UT Davis 2025 C 96.7 mph
2 Merrick Bostock UT Orem 2025 3B 95.4 mph
3 Cooper Clark UT Ridgeline 2026 OF 93.0 mph
4 Dylan Treend UT East 2025 1B 92.5 mph
5 Krew Nelson UT Bountiful 2025 1B 92.0 mph
6 Tazj Hill UT Manti 2025 SS 91.5 mph
7 Josh Mawhinney UT Brighton 2025 RHP 91.4 mph
8 Cayman Sanchez UT Olympus 2026 SS 90.2 mph
9 Drew Smith UT Westlake 2025 SS 89.9 mph
10 Collin Morgan UT Timpanogos 2025 2B 89.6 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Merrick Bostock UT Orem 2025 3B 360 ft
2 Tazj Hill UT Manti 2025 SS 355 ft
3 Josh Mawhinney UT Brighton 2025 RHP 351 ft
4 Cooper Clark UT Ridgeline 2026 OF 343 ft
5 Cayman Sanchez UT Olympus 2026 SS 337 ft
6 Connor Cowan UT Juab 2025 LHP 335 ft
7 Grady Symonds UT Tooele 2025 SS 327 ft
8 Mason Ward UT Salem Hills 2025 SS 326 ft
9 Collin Morgan UT Timpanogos 2025 2B 326 ft
10 Boston Drakulich UT Westlake 2025 OF 324 ft

 

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