CO Preseason All-State: TrackMan Files (Pitching)


Cam Black-Araujo
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On Sunday, Feb. 27th, Colorado's Preseason All-State Showcase was hosted by Marucci Clubhouse in Castle Rock, Colorado with the top some of the top uncommitted talent across the State in attendance. Talents were on display in front of the PBR Colorado Scouting Staff, while data was being recorded by Prep Baseball's state-of-the-art technology. 

Today, our post event coverage begins as we analyze the pitching 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.

Below is the top performers in several different pitching categories from this weekend's Preseason All-State Showcase:

MAX FASTBALL & AVG FASTBALL

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Nolan Phillips CO Palmer Ridge 2023 RHP 91.5 mph
2 Elijah Morgan CO Lutheran 2024 RHP 88.3 mph
3 Trevor Landen CO Heritage 2023 RHP 88.2 mph
4 Easton Miller CO Fossil Ridge 2024 RHP 87.9 mph
5 Carson Sherrill CO Chatfield 2023 RHP 87.9 mph
6 Gabriel Jacobs CO Ponderosa 2023 RHP 87.5 mph
7 Nicholas Lay CO Horizon 2023 LHP 86.7 mph
8 Anton Keith CO Fairview 2024 RHP 86.6 mph
9 Sean Barta CO Rock Canyon 2023 RHP 86.5 mph
10 Hunter Allen CO Rock Canyon 2024 C 86.4 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velo Range
1 Nolan Phillips CO Palmer Ridge 2023 RHP 90.4-91.2 mph
2 Elijah Morgan CO Lutheran 2024 RHP 85.7-88.3 mph
3 Trevor Landen CO Heritage 2023 RHP 86.0-88.2 mph
4 Carson Sherrill CO Chatfield 2023 RHP 86.3-87.9 mph
5 Gabriel Jacobs CO Ponderosa 2023 RHP 86.4-87.5 mph
6 Easton Miller CO Fossil Ridge 2024 RHP 84.1-87.3 mph
7 Anton Keith CO Fairview 2024 RHP 81.4-86.6 mph
8 Nicholas Lay CO Horizon 2023 LHP 84.0-86.4 mph
9 Hunter Allen CO Rock Canyon 2024 C 83.7-86.4 mph
10 Reid Johansen CO Cherry Creek 2023 RHP 80.8-86.2 mph

AVG FB SPIN RATE & HORIZONTAL BREAK

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Nolan Phillips CO Palmer Ridge 2023 RHP 2370 rpm
2 Anthony Treto CO Brighton 2023 RHP 2349 rpm
3 Nick Trussler CO Cherry Creek 2023 2B 2303 rpm
4 Nicholas Lay CO Horizon 2023 LHP 2267 rpm
5 Asher Clark CO Lutheran 2024 RHP 2227 rpm
6 Elijah Morgan CO Lutheran 2024 RHP 2214 rpm
7 Trevor Landen CO Heritage 2023 RHP 2208 rpm
8 Gabriel Jacobs CO Ponderosa 2023 RHP 2204 rpm
9 Ty Thompson CO Riverdale Ridge 2023 1B 2199 rpm
10 Ian Rasmussen CO Standley Lake 2023 RHP 2187 rpm

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 George Walker CO Mullen 2024 SS 13.6
2 Jack Carey CO Regis Jesuit 2023 LHP -12.4
3 Asher Clark CO Lutheran 2024 RHP 12.1
4 Senan Heys CO Legacy 2023 RHP 11.1
5 Caden Williamson CO Broomfield 2025 SS 10.7
6 Colin Mackenzie CO Mullen 2023 OF 10.5
7 Dillon Volz CO Chaparral 2023 3B 9.9
8 Blake Young CO D'Evelyn 2025 OF 9.9
9 Wyatt Morwood CO Ralston Valley 2024 RHP 9.6
10 Tyler Naha CO Denver East 2024 OF 9.2

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.

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 (avg)
1 Nolan Phillips CO Palmer Ridge 2023 RHP 2869 rpm
2 Nicholas Lay CO Horizon 2023 LHP 2658 rpm
3 Gabriel Jacobs CO Ponderosa 2023 RHP 2551 rpm
4 Trevor Landen CO Heritage 2023 RHP 2513 rpm
5 Nick Trussler CO Cherry Creek 2023 2B 2510 rpm
6 Grant Nipper WY Kelly Walsh 2023 SS 2463 rpm
7 Mason Scott CO Cherry Creek 2025 3B 2437 rpm
8 Thomas Stewart CO J.K. Mullen 2025 RHP 2400 rpm
9 Landon Davidson CO Pine Creek 2023 OF 2324 rpm

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Nolan Phillips CO Palmer Ridge 2023 RHP 2714
2 Nick Trussler CO Cherry Creek 2023 2B 2409
3 Tate Gargasz CO Palmer Ridge 2024 RHP 2403
4 Anthony Treto CO Brighton 2023 RHP 2345
5 Reid Johansen CO Cherry Creek 2023 RHP 2275

AVG CH HORIZONTAL BREAK

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jack Carey CO Regis Jesuit 2023 LHP -17.3
2 Thomas Stewart CO J.K. Mullen 2025 RHP 11.7
3 Nicholas Lay CO Horizon 2023 LHP -11.5
4 Dominic Rice CO Air Academy 2023 OF -11.5
5 Tyler Naha CO Denver East 2024 OF 11.4
6 George Walker CO Mullen 2024 SS 11.1
7 Senan Heys CO Legacy 2023 RHP 10.9
8 Colin Mackenzie CO Mullen 2023 OF 10.2
9 Dillon Volz CO Chaparral 2023 3B 9.7
10 Caden Williamson CO Broomfield 2025 SS 9.4

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Northern Colorado Rising Stars ID CO 03/13 DBAT Norco - Windsor, CO
Denver Rising Stars ID CO 04/18 Slammers Facility - Englewood, CO


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