Summer Leaderboard: 2024 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 2024 class with insights on each category.

MAX FASTBALL & PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Kaiden Lopez FL Oviedo 2024 OF 90.5 mph
2 Mekai Griffin FL Trinity Catholic 2024 RHP 89.4 mph
3 Andreas Alvarez FL Northside Christian 2024 RHP 89.1 mph
4 Robert Mitchell FL Oviedo 2024 RHP 88.2 mph
5 Cayden Hessemyer FL Steinbrenner 2024 SS 88.1 mph
6 David Martin FL Bolles 2024 RHP 88.0 mph
7 Chase Nystrom FL JW Mitchell 2024 RHP 87.9 mph
8 Aidan King FL Bishop Snyder 2024 RHP 87.3 mph
9 Seth Patterson FL Lakeland Senior 2024 RHP 87.0 mph
10 Dillon Smalley FL Winter Park 2024 RHP 85.4 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jackson Leggett-Walford FL Palm Harbor University 2024 LHP 2484 rpm
2 David Martin FL Bolles 2024 RHP 2437 rpm
3 Chase Nystrom FL JW Mitchell 2024 RHP 2430 rpm
4 Cayden Hessemyer FL Steinbrenner 2024 SS 2410 rpm
5 Kendall Hoffman FL Seminole 2024 3B 2387 rpm
6 Aaron Vetter FL Calvary Christian Academy 2024 SS 2344 rpm
7 Robert Mitchell FL Oviedo 2024 RHP 2321 rpm
8 Andreas Alvarez FL Northside Christian 2024 RHP 2310 rpm
9 Seth Patterson FL Lakeland Senior 2024 RHP 2280 rpm
10 Kaden Foran FL Calvary Christian 2024 RHP 2268 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 Ethan Koller FL Mount Dora Christian Academy 2024 2B 22.1 in
2 Austin Middleton FL Buchholz 2024 OF 21.2 in
3 Jackson Leggett-Walford FL Palm Harbor University 2024 LHP 20.8 in
4 Carson VanSweden FL Northside Christan 2024 LHP 20.4 in
5 Chase Nystrom FL JW Mitchell 2024 RHP 20.1 in
6 Alex Rodriguez FL Stoneman Douglas 2024 OF 19.6 in
7 Tommy Brice FL Bolles 2024 SS 19.4 in
8 Anthony Arroyo FL Wharton 2024 OF 19.4 in
9 Christian Esposito FL Western 2024 RHP 19.3 in
10 Devan Heimbach FL University highschool 2024 RHP 19.1 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 Liam Furey FL Olympia 2024 RHP 16.5
2 Matthew Nguyen FL Calvary Christian 2024 1B -16.2
3 Seth Patterson FL Lakeland Senior 2024 RHP 16.1
4 Carlos Mendez FL Pembroke Pines Charter 2024 1B 14.6
5 Aaron Vetter FL Calvary Christian Academy 2024 SS 14.3
6 Dane Rossi FL American Heritage Delray 2024 LHP -14.1
7 Jackson Leggett-Walford FL Palm Harbor University 2024 LHP -14.0
8 Atticus Huffstutler FL Lakewood 2024 C 13.3
9 Isaac Padilla FL Lake Brantley 2024 3B 13.0
10 Cameron Guise FL Sickles 2024 2B 12.4

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 Robert Mitchell FL Oviedo 2024 RHP 2620
2 Aidan King FL Bishop Snyder 2024 RHP 2451
3 Dillon Smalley FL Winter Park 2024 RHP 2190
4 Alan Lamazares FL Monsignor Pace 2024 RHP 2115
5 Seth Patterson FL Lakeland Senior 2024 RHP 2089
6 Cayden Hessemyer FL Steinbrenner 2024 SS 2045
7 Carlos Mendez FL Pembroke Pines Charter 2024 1B 1945
8 Austin Middleton FL Buchholz 2024 OF 1902
9 Isaac Padilla FL Lake Brantley 2024 3B 1880


AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Robert Mitchell FL Oviedo 2024 RHP 2605 rpm
2 Kaden Foran FL Calvary Christian 2024 RHP 2595 rpm
3 Dane Rossi FL American Heritage Delray 2024 LHP 2498 rpm
4 Andreas Alvarez FL Northside Christian 2024 RHP 2479 rpm
5 Kendall Hoffman FL Seminole 2024 3B 2420 rpm
6 Mekai Griffin FL Trinity Catholic 2024 RHP 2290 rpm
7 Chase Nystrom FL JW Mitchell 2024 RHP 2276 rpm
8 Beny Bikar Jr. FL Sebring 2024 SS 2189 rpm
9 Kaiden Lopez FL Oviedo 2024 OF 2180 rpm
10 Carson VanSweden FL Northside Christan 2024 LHP 2152 rpm


AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Dane Rossi FL American Heritage Delray 2024 LHP -18.7
2 Liam Furey FL Olympia 2024 RHP 17.6
3 Carlos Mendez FL Pembroke Pines Charter 2024 1B 16.7
4 Will McDonald FL Lawton Chiles 2024 OF -15.5
5 Kaiden Lopez FL Oviedo 2024 OF 14.4
6 Aidan King FL Bishop Snyder 2024 RHP 13.7
7 Robert Mitchell FL Oviedo 2024 RHP 13.5
8 Andreas Alvarez FL Northside Christian 2024 RHP 13.4
9 Alan Lamazares FL Monsignor Pace 2024 RHP 13.0
10 Colin Cartagena FL Westminster Academy 2024 RHP 12.0


AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Andre Modugno FL IMG Academy 2024 3B 94.0 mph
2 Rocco DeMarinis FL Plant 2024 1B 92.1 mph
3 Jackson LaLima FL IMG Academy 2024 SS 90.9 mph
4 Anthony Serra FL FLVS 2024 OF 88.8 mph
5 David Ruesca FL ESB Academy 2024 1B 87.8 mph
6 Joshua Hanson FL IMG Academy 2024 OF 86.8 mph
7 Kaiden Lopez FL Oviedo 2024 OF 86.8 mph
8 Jon Embury FL Venice 2024 C 86.6 mph
9 Nick Rubino FL Choate Rosemary Hall 2024 SS 86.5 mph
10 Will McDonald FL Lawton Chiles 2024 OF 86.5 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 Andre Modugno FL IMG Academy 2024 3B 103.9 mph
2 Jackson LaLima FL IMG Academy 2024 SS 99.2 mph
3 Rocco DeMarinis FL Plant 2024 1B 98.5 mph
4 Zane Pestalozzi FL Jesuit 2024 OF 97.5 mph
5 Kaiden Lopez FL Oviedo 2024 OF 96.6 mph
6 Anthony Serra FL FLVS 2024 OF 96.4 mph
7 Marc Hersh FL A3 Academy 2024 C 95.7 mph
8 David Ruesca FL ESB Academy 2024 1B 95.7 mph
9 Nick Rubino FL Choate Rosemary Hall 2024 SS 95.3 mph
10 Zachary Lester FL Lakeland Christian 2024 OF 95.0 mph


PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Andre Modugno FL IMG Academy 2024 3B 387 ft
2 Jackson LaLima FL IMG Academy 2024 SS 380 ft
3 Nick Rubino FL Choate Rosemary Hall 2024 SS 374 ft
4 Marc Hersh FL A3 Academy 2024 C 369 ft
5 Rocco DeMarinis FL Plant 2024 1B 368 ft
6 Andreas Alvarez FL Northside Christian 2024 RHP 367 ft
7 Kaiden Lopez FL Oviedo 2024 OF 364 ft
8 Anthony Serra FL FLVS 2024 OF 362 ft
9 David Ruesca FL ESB Academy 2024 1B 357 ft
10 Hudson Mandel FL South Walton 2024 1B 351 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