South Alabama Select: Trackman Files


PBR Alabama Staff

BAY MINETTE, AL - The South Alabama Select was held on Sunday, September 25th at Coastal Alabama CC - South in Bay Minette, AL. This event was an open event that consisted of prospects from the 2023-2026 classes. These players went through extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion, participated in defensive evaluations, ran the 60 yard-dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated outings during gameplay and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing on Sunday.

Continuing off our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look back at some of the leaders from each statistical category recorded on the Trackman B1 unit. Please continue to check back over the next week, as we will release individual scouting reports on each player present at the event. 

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MAX FASTBALL & AVERAGE SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Bryson Goff AL Saraland 2023 LHP 87.0 mph
2 Kadyn Cain AL Theodore 2024 1B 84.3 mph
3 Charlie Jones AL Oneonta 2023 3B 83.3 mph
4 Joseph Stephens AL Gulf Shores 2024 SS 82.9 mph
5 Barrett Harper AL Vestavia Hills 2023 LHP 82.1 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Bryson Goff AL Saraland 2023 LHP 2042 rpm
2 Mason Owens AL Home School 2025 SS 2007 rpm
3 Lee Rodgers AL Next Level Academy 2023 LHP 1984 rpm
4 Barrett Harper AL Vestavia Hills 2023 LHP 1980 rpm
5 Camden West AL Mary G. Montgomery 2024 C 1975 rpm

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

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 Charlie Jones AL Oneonta 2023 3B 12.8
2 Mason Owens AL Home School 2025 SS 10.5
3 Barrett Harper AL Vestavia Hills 2023 LHP -9.5
4 Joseph Stephens AL Gulf Shores 2024 SS 9.0
5 Kadyn Cain AL Theodore 2024 1B 9.0

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.”

AVERAGE SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Camden West AL Mary G. Montgomery 2024 C 2267
2 Lee Rodgers AL Next Level Academy 2023 LHP 2135
3 Bryson Goff AL Saraland 2023 LHP 2132
4 William Evans AL Edgewood Academy 2025 SS 2081
5 Joseph Stephens AL Gulf Shores 2024 SS 2034

Spin Rate: The metric calculates how fast the ball is spinning as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, reported in the number of times the pitched ball would spin per minute (“revolutions per minute” or “rpm”).

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 William Evans AL Edgewood Academy 2025 SS 2229 rpm
2 Bryson Goff AL Saraland 2023 LHP 2130 rpm
3 Barrett Harper AL Vestavia Hills 2023 LHP 1941 rpm
4 Charlie Jones AL Oneonta 2023 3B 1911 rpm
5 Mason Owens AL Home School 2025 SS 1832 rpm

Spin Rate: The metric calculates how fast the ball is spinning as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, reported in the number of times the pitched ball would spin per minute (“revolutions per minute” or “rpm”).

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Charlie Jones AL Oneonta 2023 3B 13.5
2 Joseph Stephens AL Gulf Shores 2024 SS 12.4
3 Kadyn Cain AL Theodore 2024 1B 12.3
4 Mason Owens AL Home School 2025 SS 12.0
5 William Evans AL Edgewood Academy 2025 SS 11.6

Horizontal Break: This metric measures the distance, 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.

PEAK EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Jack Malone AL Bayshore Christian 2025 C 98.4 mph
2 CJ Lowery AL Madison Academy 2023 OF 98.1 mph
3 Edward Mcleod Jr. AL St. Paul's 2025 3B 95.6 mph
4 Trace Barlok AL Hewitt Trussville 2024 C 93.4 mph
5 Mikey Vanderheyden AL Enterprise 2025 C 93.3 mph
6 Gavin Hunter AL Trinity Presbyterian 2025 1B 91.8 mph
7 Jake Riley Stone AL Madison Academy 2023 LHP 91.1 mph
8 Gunner Justice AL Macon East Academy 2024 SS 90.4 mph
9 Charlie Jones AL Oneonta 2023 3B 90.3 mph
10 Kadyn Cain AL Theodore 2024 1B 90.1 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.

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 CJ Lowery AL Madison Academy 2023 OF 365 ft
2 Jack Malone AL Bayshore Christian 2025 C 351 ft
3 Trace Barlok AL Hewitt Trussville 2024 C 342 ft
4 Edward Mcleod Jr. AL St. Paul's 2025 3B 340 ft
5 Kadyn Cain AL Theodore 2024 1B 336 ft
6 Jake Riley Stone AL Madison Academy 2023 LHP 331 ft
7 Mikey Vanderheyden AL Enterprise 2025 C 303 ft
8 Austin Beck AL Greenville 2025 1B 301 ft

Distance: This metric measures the estimated “carry flat” distance, measured in feet, meaning the distance that the ball travels before it lands, or would have landed if it were not caught or obstructed.

 

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