Phoenix Rising Stars ID: TrackMan Files (Pitching)


Cam Black-Araujo
PBR Arizona Operations Assistant

On Monday, Feb. 21st, the Phoenix Rising Stars ID was hosted at Desert Ridge High School players from the 2026 and 2027 classes. Talents were on display in front of the PBR Arizona staff, while data was being recorded by state-of-the-art technology.

The Phoenix Rising Stars ID was the first stop on this year's Road to Atlanta for the PBR Jr. Future Games. 

Today, our post event coverage begins as we take a look at the top statistical performers from Monday's event.

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MAX FB AND PEAK FB SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Benjamin Ball AZ Hamilton 2026 OF 81.4 mph
2 Jacques Berube AZ Basha 2026 RHP 78.5 mph
3 Brock MacDonald AZ Desert Vista 2026 RHP 78.4 mph
4 Zander Bratspis AZ Saguaro 2026 SS 75.5 mph
5 Ryan Bresaw AZ Basha 2026 3B 72.2 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Benjamin Ball AZ Hamilton 2026 OF 2143 rpm
2 Brock MacDonald AZ Desert Vista 2026 RHP 2127 rpm
3 Zander Bratspis AZ Saguaro 2026 SS 1878 rpm
4 Jacques Berube AZ Basha 2026 RHP 1848 rpm
5 John Sullivan AZ Casteel 2027 RHP 1748 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.

AVG FB & HORIZONTAL BREAK

Rank Name State School Class Pos Eff Velocity (avg)
1 Benjamin Ball AZ Hamilton 2026 OF 78.3 mph
2 Jacques Berube AZ Basha 2026 RHP 75.4 mph
3 Brock MacDonald AZ Desert Vista 2026 RHP 74.7 mph
4 Zander Bratspis AZ Saguaro 2026 SS 72.1 mph
5 Ryan Bresaw AZ Basha 2026 3B 67.5 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (max)
1 Angel Esparza AZ Canyon View 2026 OF 24.2 in
2 Brock MacDonald AZ Desert Vista 2026 RHP 19.1 in
3 Luke Miller AZ Desert Ridge 2027 RHP 19.0 in
4 Benjamin Ball AZ Hamilton 2026 OF 18.9 in
5 Jacques Berube AZ Basha 2026 RHP 17.5 in

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.”

AVG CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Brock MacDonald AZ Desert Vista 2026 RHP 2397 rpm
2 Benjamin Ball AZ Hamilton 2026 OF 2017 rpm
3 John Sullivan AZ Casteel 2027 RHP 1748 rpm
4 Ryan Bresaw AZ Basha 2026 3B 1591 rpm

AVG CH HORIZONTAL BREAK

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Benjamin Ball AZ Hamilton 2026 OF 15.3
2 Jacques Berube AZ Basha 2026 RHP 15.0
3 Ryan Bresaw AZ Basha 2026 3B 14.3

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