Upperclass All-State Games: TrackMan Files (Pitching)


Cam Black-Araujo
PBR Arizona Operations Assistant

On Sunday, Jan. 30th, the Arizona Underclass Preseason All-State Games was hosted at Apollo High School with the top upperclass players across the State in attendance. Talents were on display in front of the PBR Arizona staff, while data was being recorded by state-of-the-art technology. 

Today, our post event coverage begins as we analyze hitting data collected from our TrackMan unit on site. TrackMan Portable combines the best of video and radar technology to output the most accurate data in every environment.

MAX FB AND PEAK FB SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Connor Mattison AZ Canyon View 2023 RHP 90.9 mph
2 Dillon Orr AZ Shadow Ridge 2022 RHP 89.6 mph
3 Deegan Cordova AZ Lake Havasu 2023 RHP 89.2 mph
4 Owen Kramkowski AZ Walden Grove 2023 RHP 89.0 mph
5 Bradyn Barnes AZ Basha 2023 LHP 88.5 mph
6 Jonah Hergert AZ Shadow Ridge 2022 RHP 88.2 mph
7 Milo Rushford AZ Walden Grove 2022 OF 87.4 mph
8 Michael Caruso AZ Desert Vista 2023 RHP 87.2 mph
9 Dillon Roberts AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 RHP 86.9 mph
10 David Galindo AZ Saint Mary's 2023 RHP 86.1 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Owen Kramkowski AZ Walden Grove 2023 RHP 2467 rpm
2 Alex Urias-Calvillo AZ Walden Grove 2022 RHP 2454 rpm
3 Dillon Orr AZ Shadow Ridge 2022 RHP 2418 rpm
4 Ty Thurman AZ Liberty 2022 1B 2391 rpm
5 Jonah Hergert AZ Shadow Ridge 2022 RHP 2368 rpm
6 Jaden Keenan AZ Catalina Foothills 2023 LHP 2364 rpm
7 Michael Caruso AZ Desert Vista 2023 RHP 2332 rpm
8 Connor Mattison AZ Canyon View 2023 RHP 2299 rpm
9 Bradyn Barnes AZ Basha 2023 LHP 2287 rpm
10 Kyle Justice AZ Horizon 2022 RHP 2285 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 Owen Kramkowski AZ Walden Grove 2023 RHP 87.4 mph
2 Connor Mattison AZ Canyon View 2023 RHP 87.2 mph
3 Dillon Orr AZ Shadow Ridge 2022 RHP 87.0 mph
4 Deegan Cordova AZ Lake Havasu 2023 RHP 85.9 mph
5 Dillon Roberts AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 RHP 85.6 mph
6 Jonah Hergert AZ Shadow Ridge 2022 RHP 85.5 mph
7 Bradyn Barnes AZ Basha 2023 LHP 85.5 mph
8 Michael Caruso AZ Desert Vista 2023 RHP 84.5 mph
9 Collin Riff AZ Saguaro 2022 RHP 84.3 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Trevor Collins AZ Sunnyslope 2023 RHP 17.4
2 Matthew Hart AZ Canyon View 2023 OF 16.9
3 Alex Urias-Calvillo AZ Walden Grove 2022 RHP 16.9
4 Austin Graffius AZ Casa Grande Union 2023 RHP 16.1
5 Kincaid Bergthold AZ Catalina Foothills 2023 3B 15.9
6 Carson Stoller AZ Sandra Day OConnor 2023 LHP -15.8
7 Bronson Sluiter AZ Higley 2023 RHP 15.4
8 Michael Caruso AZ Desert Vista 2023 RHP 15.2
9 Austin Balmes AZ Corona Del Sol 2022 RHP 14.5

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 CB/SL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Michael Caruso AZ Desert Vista 2023 RHP 2544 rpm
2 Eathen Rush AZ Arizona College Prep 2023 OF 2526 rpm
3 Connor Mattison AZ Canyon View 2023 RHP 2476 rpm
4 Jaden Keenan AZ Catalina Foothills 2023 LHP 2365 rpm
5 Austin Mittelstedt AZ Horizon 2023 RHP 2314 rpm

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Alex Urias-Calvillo AZ Walden Grove 2022 RHP 2648 rpm
2 Dillon Orr AZ Shadow Ridge 2022 RHP 2641 rpm
3 Owen Kramkowski AZ Walden Grove 2023 RHP 2578 rpm
4 Ryan Weller AZ Horizon 2023 OF 2564 rpm
5 Daniel Osborn AZ Liberty 2022 3B 2371 rpm

AVG CH HORIZONTAL BREAK

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Michael Caruso AZ Desert Vista 2023 RHP 20.0
2 Trevor Collins AZ Sunnyslope 2023 RHP 18.7
3 Connor Mattison AZ Canyon View 2023 RHP 18.2
4 Dillon Orr AZ Shadow Ridge 2022 RHP 17.6
5 Carson Stoller AZ Sandra Day OConnor 2023 LHP -17.3

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/06 The MAX - McCook, Ill.
Phoenix Rising Stars ID AZ 02/21 Desert Ridge High School - Phoenix, AZ


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