Northern CA Open Scout Day: TrackMan Pitching Data - '24/'25 grads


PBR California Staff

At The Yard Podcast

LATHROP, CA. - Prep Baseball Report California events across the country have been powered by TrackMan’s industry-leading portable system to capture pinpoint accurate, actionable data from player performances. Prep Baseball Report and TrackMan are dedicated to recognizing talent and unleashing their potential.

At the event all pitchers had a chance to throw live while being monitored through the portable Trackman B1 unit. Each player threw their complete arsenal of pitches allowing us to collect metrics such as release velocity, spin rate, vertical & horizontal movement and much more.

This data goes directly into the player profiles allowing the PBR Staff, college coaches and professional scouts alike to evaluate and compare prospects on a national scale.

The event was the Northern CA Open Scout Day, with the TrackMan B1 unit recording each pitch thrown during their bullpen session and now, we dive into the advanced metrics gathered.

Spin Rate is defined as how fast the ball is spinning as it leaves the pitcher's hand, measured in "Revolutions per Minute or RPM"

Bauer Units = Spin Rate (RPM) / Velocity (MPH)

Driveline Baseball on Bauer Units: Bauer Units are intended to control for velocity when looking at spin rate. The equation was intended to be simple enough for coaches and players to use quickly in practice to compare pitchers to MLB average.

CLICK HERE FOR SORTABLE PLAYER STATISTICS INCLUDING TRACKMAN AND BLAST MOTION DATA

FASTBALL VELOCITY

NCAA Averages: Top 10% - 92.5 mph, Top 25% - 90.8 mph, Avg. 50% - 88.9 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Matt Hood CA Aptos 2024 OF 80.6 mph
2 Bryce Berry CA Granada 2024 RHP 78.3 mph
3 Caleb Franks CA Riverside Poly 2025 RHP 76.6 mph
4 KC Karbowski CA Heritage 2024 1B 73.9 mph
5 Justin Sechler CA Serra 2024 3B 72.1 mph
6 Harry Pelzman CA Junipero Serra 2024 LHP 69.4 mph
7 Nick Chow CA St. Francis 2025 RHP 68.6 mph
8 Aaron Harkov CA Serra 2024 OF 67.1 mph

PEAK FASTBALL SPIN

NCAA Averages (RPM): Top 10% - 2372, Top 25% - 2266, Avg. 50% - 2148

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Bryce Berry CA Granada 2024 RHP 2002 rpm
2 Matt Hood CA Aptos 2024 OF 1926 rpm
3 Justin Sechler CA Serra 2024 3B 1922 rpm
4 KC Karbowski CA Heritage 2024 1B 1885 rpm
5 Aaron Harkov CA Serra 2024 OF 1832 rpm
6 Caleb Franks CA Riverside Poly 2025 RHP 1771 rpm
7 Nick Chow CA St. Francis 2025 RHP 1713 rpm
8 Harry Pelzman CA Junipero Serra 2024 LHP 1660 rpm

PEAK SLIDER SPIN

NCAA Averages (RPM): Top 10% - 2973, Top 25% - 2490, Avg. 50% - 2304

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Caleb Franks CA Riverside Poly 2025 RHP 1413 rpm

PEAK CURVEBALL SPIN

NCAA Averages (RPM): Top 10% - 2730, Top 25% - 2539, Avg. 50% - 2339

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Bryce Berry CA Granada 2024 RHP 2125 rpm
2 KC Karbowski CA Heritage 2024 1B 1903 rpm
3 Matt Hood CA Aptos 2024 OF 1881 rpm
4 Aaron Harkov CA Serra 2024 OF 1863 rpm
5 Harry Pelzman CA Junipero Serra 2024 LHP 1736 rpm
6 Justin Sechler CA Serra 2024 3B 1682 rpm
7 Nick Chow CA St. Francis 2025 RHP 1674 rpm

PEAK CHANGEUP SPIN

NCAA Averages (RPM): Top 10% - 2024, Top 25% - 1867, Avg. 50% - 1688

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Matt Hood CA Aptos 2024 OF 1463 rpm
2 Caleb Franks CA Riverside Poly 2025 RHP 1429 rpm
3 Justin Sechler CA Serra 2024 3B 1373 rpm
4 Aaron Harkov CA Serra 2024 OF 1303 rpm
5 Nick Chow CA St. Francis 2025 RHP 1280 rpm
6 KC Karbowski CA Heritage 2024 1B 1044 rpm

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
San Diego Open
CA 03/07 Maranatha Christian HS
Rising Stars Showcase - NorCal  CA 06/08 Islanders Field
State Games ID - NorCal  CA 06/15 Islanders Field
Rising Stars Showcase  CA 06/22 Hart Park
Northern California ProCase  CA 07/06 McBean Stadium - Lincoln, CA
SoCal ProCase  CA 07/07 Hart Park
SoCal Academic Games  CA 07/13 Hart Park
California State Games  CA 07/16-07/18 Islanders Field


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