Summer Leaderboard: 2023 Trackman Leaders


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The 2022 Summer Circuit is in the books and Fall season is just getting started. At Prep Baseball Report, we offer a wide variety of tech deliverables that help college coaches evaluate players on an analytic level. At each showcase, hitters receive data from Trackman and Blast during their batting practice session. Pitchers receive Trackman data as well as Pro Play AI during their bullpen or live game outing. All position players receive running and jumping data from Swift Performance. Our goal is to give players an ability to stand out other than the average eye test.

With the summer in the past, we will start to look at what players stood out this summer with their analytics. We will break down each grad class with leaders in different Trackman, Blast, and Swift metrics. Today we will break down Trackman leaders from the 2023 class with insights on each category.

MAX FASTBALL & PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Trevor Harrison FL JW Mitchell 2023 RHP 91.4 mph
2 Hunter Baynes FL IMG Academy 2023 RHP 90.3 mph
3 Justin Mayes FL Calvary Christian 2023 LHP 87.8 mph
4 Derek Lopez FL Olympia 2023 C 87.0 mph
5 Dylan Higham FL A3 Academy 2023 RHP 86.7 mph
6 Gavin Florio FL Durant 2023 RHP 86.4 mph
7 Nicolas Gutierrez-Villa FL Archbishop McCarthy 2023 RHP 86.4 mph
8 Peter Liakakos FL Venice 2023 RHP 86.2 mph
9 Edward Paneque FL Sagemont 2023 SS 85.8 mph
10 Brooks Chamberlin FL Jesuit 2023 RHP 85.8 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Hunter Baynes FL IMG Academy 2023 RHP 2504 rpm
2 Trevor Harrison FL JW Mitchell 2023 RHP 2470 rpm
3 Alexander Polanco FL Osceola Fundamental 2023 SS 2411 rpm
4 Edward Paneque FL Sagemont 2023 SS 2403 rpm
5 Kody Alexander TX Wills Point 2023 RHP 2364 rpm
6 Gavin Dicks FL Lake Wales 2023 LHP 2358 rpm
7 Carson Henrikson FL Lake Wales 2023 SS 2352 rpm
8 Derek Lopez FL Olympia 2023 C 2315 rpm
9 Dev Rupani FL Wiregrass Ranch 2023 LHP 2299 rpm
10 Nicolas Gutierrez-Villa FL Archbishop McCarthy 2023 RHP 2273 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 INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Justin Mayes FL Calvary Christian 2023 LHP 20.8 in
2 Brendan McKinney FL Bishop Kenny 2023 OF 20.4 in
3 Carson Henrikson FL Lake Wales 2023 SS 19.9 in
4 Gavin Dicks FL Lake Wales 2023 LHP 19.8 in
5 Matthew Pita FL Western 2023 RHP 19.8 in
6 Jaden Carlson FL Calvary Christian 2023 RHP 19.1 in
7 Jace Raburn FL Strawberry Crest 2023 OF 18.7 in
8 Gavin Florio FL Durant 2023 RHP 18.0 in
9 Derek Lopez FL Olympia 2023 C 17.7 in
10 Charles Williams Jr. FL Steinbrenner 2023 3B 17.7 in

Induced Vertical Break: Outlinged on TrackMan's own website: "Distance between the height at which the ball crosses home plate and the height at which it would have crossed if it travelled in a straight line from release and were affected by gravity, reported in inches or centimeters."


AVERAGE FASTBALL HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jason Braverman FL Western 2023 RHP 22.6
2 Patrick Berens FL Bishop McLaughlin 2023 RHP 20.4
3 James Remsen FL Somerset Canyon 2023 RHP 18.2
4 Kirk Stensrud FL IMG Academy 2023 1B 17.9
5 Jaden Koons FL Jupiter 2023 LHP -16.4
6 Daniel Lazaro FL Tampa Catholic 2023 LHP -16.4
7 Alex Pena FL Western 2023 RHP 15.2
8 Ramses Melo Jr. FL Freedom 2023 3B 15.0
9 Carson Henrikson FL Lake Wales 2023 SS 14.6
10 Zachary Foland FL Tocoi Creek 2023 RHP 14.4

Horizontal BreakOutlined 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 Justin Mayes FL Calvary Christian 2023 LHP 2455
2 Gavin Florio FL Durant 2023 RHP 2361
3 Jaden Carlson FL Calvary Christian 2023 RHP 2338
4 Gavin Dicks FL Lake Wales 2023 LHP 2268
5 Jaden Koons FL Jupiter 2023 LHP 2179
6 Nicolas Gutierrez-Villa FL Archbishop McCarthy 2023 RHP 2177
7 Kirk Stensrud FL IMG Academy 2023 1B 2122
8 Zachary Foland FL Tocoi Creek 2023 RHP 2083
9 Daniel Lazaro FL Tampa Catholic 2023 LHP 2032
10 Peter Liakakos FL Venice 2023 RHP 2021


AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Kristoffer Blanks FL Dwyer 2023 1B 2557 rpm
2 Gavin Florio FL Durant 2023 RHP 2541 rpm
3 Gavin Dicks FL Lake Wales 2023 LHP 2447 rpm
4 Alexander Polanco FL Osceola Fundamental 2023 SS 2397 rpm
5 Justin Mayes FL Calvary Christian 2023 LHP 2361 rpm
6 Hunter Baynes FL IMG Academy 2023 RHP 2298 rpm
7 Trevor Harrison FL JW Mitchell 2023 RHP 2231 rpm
8 Dev Rupani FL Wiregrass Ranch 2023 LHP 2229 rpm
9 Brooks Chamberlin FL Jesuit 2023 RHP 2228 rpm
10 Carson Henrikson FL Lake Wales 2023 SS 2221 rpm


AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Patrick Berens FL Bishop McLaughlin 2023 RHP 21.3
2 Jason Braverman FL Western 2023 RHP 19.7
3 Alex Pena FL Western 2023 RHP 17.6
4 Matthew Pita FL Western 2023 RHP 17.4
5 Kirk Stensrud FL IMG Academy 2023 1B 17.2
6 Gavin Florio FL Durant 2023 RHP 15.8
7 Alexander Perez FL St. Brendan High School 2023 SS 15.5
8 Peter Liakakos FL Venice 2023 RHP 15.2
9 Brendan McKinney FL Bishop Kenny 2023 OF 13.5
10 Jaden Koons FL Jupiter 2023 LHP -12.6


AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Arjun Nimmala FL Strawberry Crest 2023 SS 93.5 mph
2 Charles Williams Jr. FL Steinbrenner 2023 3B 91.7 mph
3 Caleb Clealand FL ESB Academy 2023 SS 89.6 mph
4 Logan Chapman FL Montverde Academy 2023 3B 89.2 mph
5 Justin Mayes FL Calvary Christian 2023 LHP 89.2 mph
6 Chase Gilligan FL Wiregrass Ranch 2023 1B 89.2 mph
7 Clay Thompson FL Jesuit 2023 OF 89.2 mph
8 Kirk Stensrud FL IMG Academy 2023 1B 88.3 mph
9 Lucas Ramos FL Apopka 2023 1B 87.4 mph
10 Gavin Dicks FL Lake Wales 2023 LHP 87.0 mph

Exit Speed: Also according to TrackMan’s own website: “The speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.”


PEAK EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Arjun Nimmala FL Strawberry Crest 2023 SS 103.2 mph
2 Lucas Ramos FL Apopka 2023 1B 100.1 mph
3 Charles Williams Jr. FL Steinbrenner 2023 3B 98.9 mph
4 Justin Mayes FL Calvary Christian 2023 LHP 97.8 mph
5 Kirk Stensrud FL IMG Academy 2023 1B 97.2 mph
6 Nicholas Kemker FL Braden River 2023 C 97.1 mph
7 Diego Hurtado FL Winter Park 2023 C 96.5 mph
8 Bradley Bloxsom FL Land O Lakes 2023 1B 96.3 mph
9 Ty Grover FL Springstead 2023 1B 96.2 mph
10 Tylan Townsend TX Rock Hill 2023 3B 96.2 mph


PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Arjun Nimmala FL Strawberry Crest 2023 SS 381 ft
2 Justin Mayes FL Calvary Christian 2023 LHP 375 ft
3 Kirk Stensrud FL IMG Academy 2023 1B 371 ft
4 Tylan Townsend TX Rock Hill 2023 3B 363 ft
5 Lucas Ramos FL Apopka 2023 1B 360 ft
6 Ty Grover FL Springstead 2023 1B 356 ft
7 Nicholas Kemker FL Braden River 2023 C 356 ft
8 Edward Paneque FL Sagemont 2023 SS 353 ft
9 Bradley Bloxsom FL Land O Lakes 2023 1B 349 ft
10 Simon Scharff FL Lake Wales Senior 2023 C 349 ft

*These leaders are from summer events in Florida only. Future Games, Junior Future Games, and Southeast Senior Games are not included.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2022 Senior State Games (Invite-Only) FL 09/24 Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Gulf Coast Open FL 09/24 MGM Park - Biloxi, MS
2022 Sophomore State Games (Invite-Only) FL 10/08 Jackie Robinson Ballpark
2022 Junior State Games (Invite-Only) FL 10/15 Jackie Robinson Ballpark
2022 Rising Stars State Games (Invite-Only) FL 10/29 Jackie Robinson Ballpark
2022 PBR Florida Holiday Classic FL 12/17 Sanford Memorial Stadium