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Top Prospect Games: TrackMan Files


PBR Utah Staff

On July 12th, the PBR Utah staff hosted the Top Prospect Games at Pleasant Grove High School, 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 had noteworthy batted ball and pitch metric data.

MAX FASTBALL

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Brayden Marx UT Pleasant Grove 2023 RHP 93.4 mph
2 Nolan Miller UT Salem Hills 2023 OF 88.1 mph
3 Steele Murdock UT Herriman 2023 RHP 87.5 mph
4 Beau Sampson UT Crimson Cliffs 2023 LHP 87.1 mph
5 Calvin Morrow UT Fremont 2023 OF 86.9 mph
6 Wyatt Falk UT Carbon 2023 RHP 86.1 mph
7 Cayson Bell UT Dixie 2023 RHP 85.8 mph
8 Austin Taylor UT Copper Hills 2023 SS 85.3 mph
9 Tahj Henrie UT Mountain Ridge 2023 RHP 84.7 mph
10 Bridger Slade UT Bingham 2023 LHP 84.3 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 (max)
1 Brayden Marx UT Pleasant Grove 2023 RHP 2506 rpm
2 Tahj Henrie UT Mountain Ridge 2023 RHP 2340 rpm
3 Beau Sampson UT Crimson Cliffs 2023 LHP 2326 rpm
4 Bridger Slade UT Bingham 2023 LHP 2254 rpm
5 Owen Miller UT Orem 2024 RHP 2241 rpm
6 Sage Strayer UT Westlake 2023 OF 2225 rpm
7 Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 1B 2219 rpm
8 Austin Taylor UT Copper Hills 2023 SS 2199 rpm
9 Steele Murdock UT Herriman 2023 RHP 2198 rpm
10 Trey Robinson UT Lone Peak 2024 OF 2193 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 Austin Taylor UT Copper Hills 2023 SS 12.7
2 Owen Miller UT Orem 2024 RHP 11.5
3 Braxton Hermansen UT Herriman 2023 OF 11.5
4 Sage Strayer UT Westlake 2023 OF 10.6
5 Bridger Slade UT Bingham 2023 LHP -10.3
6 Lance Pettit UT Lone Peak 2024 SS 10.1
7 Tahj Henrie UT Mountain Ridge 2023 RHP 9.7
8 Wyatt Falk UT Carbon 2023 RHP 9.3
9 Cayson Bell UT Dixie 2023 RHP 8.8
10 Mason Hartle UT Westlake 2023 RHP 8.6

AVERAGE SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Teigan Scott UT Spanish Fork 2024 SS 2069

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Brayden Marx UT Pleasant Grove 2023 RHP 2856 rpm
2 Lance Pettit UT Lone Peak 2024 SS 2318 rpm
3 Tahj Henrie UT Mountain Ridge 2023 RHP 2244 rpm
4 RJ Wilson UT Pleasant Grove 2025 SS 2242 rpm
5 Bridger Slade UT Bingham 2023 LHP 2213 rpm
6 Josh Heaton UT Lone Peak 2023 LHP 2134 rpm
7 Teigan Scott UT Spanish Fork 2024 SS 2122 rpm
8 Trey Robinson UT Lone Peak 2024 OF 2076 rpm
9 Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 1B 2053 rpm
10 Mason Hartle UT Westlake 2023 RHP 2044 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Austin Taylor UT Copper Hills 2023 SS 7.8
2 Lance Pettit UT Lone Peak 2024 SS -4.0
3 Cayson Bell UT Dixie 2023 RHP 2.4
4 Sage Strayer UT Westlake 2023 OF 1.4
5 Casey Robinson UT Hurricane 2023 3B 0.9
6 Nolan Miller UT Salem Hills 2023 OF -0.2

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Naulivou Lauaki Jr. UT Springville 2024 RHP 94.4 mph
2 Bridger Slade UT Bingham 2023 LHP 93.3 mph
3 Gavin Schoonover UT American Fork 2023 SS 92.5 mph
4 Cade Nalder UT Jordan 2023 C 92.4 mph
5 Riley Brown UT Brighton 2025 3B 91.8 mph
6 Steele Murdock UT Herriman 2023 RHP 91.7 mph
7 Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 91.2 mph
8 Jak Sinclair UT Corner Canyon 2023 OF 90.2 mph
9 Casey Robinson UT Hurricane 2023 3B 89.4 mph
10 Avery Doezie UT Cottonwood 2023 1B 89.2 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 Bridger Slade UT Bingham 2023 LHP 103.3 mph
2 Casey Robinson UT Hurricane 2023 3B 101.4 mph
3 Naulivou Lauaki Jr. UT Springville 2024 RHP 100.3 mph
4 Samuel Johanson UT Hurricane 2023 OF 99.3 mph
5 Steele Murdock UT Herriman 2023 RHP 99.3 mph
6 Cade Nalder UT Jordan 2023 C 98.7 mph
7 Gavin Schoonover UT American Fork 2023 SS 98.4 mph
8 Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 98.3 mph
9 Calvin Morrow UT Fremont 2023 OF 97.6 mph
10 Riley Brown UT Brighton 2025 3B 97.4 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Cade Nalder UT Jordan 2023 C 372 ft
2 Owen Miller UT Orem 2024 RHP 371 ft
3 Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 371 ft
4 Crew McChesney UT Lone Peak 2023 OF 369 ft
5 Naulivou Lauaki Jr. UT Springville 2024 RHP 363 ft
6 Steele Murdock UT Herriman 2023 RHP 357 ft
7 Gavin Schoonover UT American Fork 2023 SS 354 ft
8 Riley Brown UT Brighton 2025 3B 352 ft
9 Brayden Marx UT Pleasant Grove 2023 RHP 351 ft
10 Jak Sinclair UT Corner Canyon 2023 OF 349 ft

 

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