Prep Baseball Report

PBR Scout Day: Georgia Jackets - Pitching Data Dive


PBR Georgia
Staff

On May 21st, the PBR Georgia staff traveled to American Legion to host a scout day with the Georgia Jackets. Inside today’s Pitching Data dive we will highlight the players with top metrics per Trackman. 

Last week, we broke down the stat leaders from the more traditional categories in our statistical analysis. Today, we will take a further in-depth look at the top pitchers with the help of our tech partnerships, broken down by the categories down below: 

TRACKMAN

FASTBALL 

Velocity (Max)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Ethan Garrett GA Pope 2025 RHP 89.0 mph
2 Ean Marria GA Sequoyah High School 2025 3B 88.5 mph
3 Sam Moore GA North Forsyth 2026 RHP 87.9 mph
4 KJ Hart GA River Ridge 2025 OF 87.7 mph
5 Avery Shiflett GA Cartersville 2025 LHP 86.8 mph
6 AJ Rice GA Pickens 2026 SS 85.6 mph
7 Diego Becerra GA Cambridge 2026 LHP 85.3 mph
8 Jackson Leach GA Milton 2024 LHP 85.3 mph

Spin Rate (Avg.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 KJ Hart GA River Ridge 2025 OF 2314 rpm
2 Avery Shiflett GA Cartersville 2025 LHP 2269 rpm
3 Joshua Stewart GA Cambridge 2024 RHP 2241 rpm
4 Tanner White GA North Hall 2025 LHP 2224 rpm
5 Parker Townes GA Milton 2024 3B 2219 rpm
6 Jackson Leach GA Milton 2024 LHP 2176 rpm
7 Ty Womack GA North Forsyth 2025 1B 2165 rpm
8 Ean Marria GA Sequoyah High School 2025 3B 2125 rpm

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.

Induced Vertical Break (Avg.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Jackson Leach GA Milton 2024 LHP 22.7 in
2 Drew Hardwick GA Cambridge 2026 RHP 21.8 in
3 Mills Lothridge GA North Hall 2025 OF 20.5 in
4 Ethan Mack GA Sequoyah 2024 RHP 20.0 in
5 Ian Austin GA Alpharetta 2025 OF 19.9 in
6 Collin Fields GA Allatoona 2025 RHP 19.7 in
7 Connor Beech GA Roswell 2024 RHP 19.5 in
8 Brice Gillis GA Wesleyan School 2026 1B 19.5 in

Induced Vertical Break: Used in short form as "IVB," this metric is most important on fastballs for creating rise and on curveballs for creating depth – it can also have some use when measuring sliders and cutters as well. Sliders tend to be closer to zero inches while cutters are generally between 5 and 15 inches. Usually fastballs and curveballs with large IVB have higher spin efficiencies as well. Sliders generally have very little (closer to zero) IVB and very low spin efficiency. You could also categorize IVB into spin rate as this is part of the “useful movement” you’re looking for. IVB is also a huge part of the vertical approach angle.

Horizontal Movement (Avg.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jace Weir GA Milton 2024 RHP 17.2
2 Carson Froy GA River Ridge High School 2025 LHP -17.1
3 Ethan Garrett GA Pope 2025 RHP 16.0
4 Owen Olson GA North Springs 2024 SS 15.2
5 Diego Becerra GA Cambridge 2026 LHP -14.6
6 Gavin Wein GA Cambridge 2024 RHP 14.3
7 Seaver Smolin GA West Forsyth 2024 LHP -13.7
8 Memphis Mize GA Milton 2024 RHP 13.2

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.”

Strike Zone Rate %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Ralph McMurry GA Milton 2024 RHP 100 %
^ Christian Starks GA Pickens County High School 2026 2B 100 %
2 Ethan Garrett GA Pope 2025 RHP 83 %
3 Connor Beech GA Roswell 2024 RHP 80 %
4 Mills Lothridge GA North Hall 2025 OF 77 %
5 PJ Fitzpatrick GA Creekview High School 2025 RHP 71 %
^ Carson Froy GA River Ridge High School 2025 LHP 71 %
^ Samford Halcomb GA North Gwinnett 2025 OF 71 %
6 Jacob Howell GA Sequoyah High School 2026 RHP 60 %
^ Seaver Smolin GA West Forsyth 2024 LHP 60 %
^ Peyton Clower GA Alexander 2025 RHP 60 %
7 Ian Austin GA Alpharetta 2025 OF 57 %
^ Sam Moore GA North Forsyth 2026 RHP 57 %
^ Jace Weir GA Milton 2024 RHP 57 %
8 Avery Shiflett GA Cartersville 2025 LHP 55 %

Average MLB pitchers throw 62% strikes, and better pitchers throw strikes 65% of the time, or roughly 2:1 strikes to balls.

CURVEBALL

Spin Rate (Avg.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Avery Shiflett GA Cartersville 2025 LHP 2523 rpm
2 Diego Becerra GA Cambridge 2026 LHP 2501 rpm
3 Joshua Stewart GA Cambridge 2024 RHP 2448 rpm
4 Ean Marria GA Sequoyah High School 2025 3B 2434 rpm
5 Wyatt Heslin GA Roswell 2024 C 2429 rpm
6 KJ Hart GA River Ridge 2025 OF 2351 rpm
7 Drew Harmon GA Sequoyah High School 2026 RHP 2336 rpm
8 Tanner White GA North Hall 2025 LHP 2333 rpm

Induced Vertical Break (Avg.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Ethan Mack GA Sequoyah 2024 RHP -13.5 in
2 Drew Harmon GA Sequoyah High School 2026 RHP -13.2 in
3 Jackson Leach GA Milton 2024 LHP -12.7 in
4 Wyatt Heslin GA Roswell 2024 C -9.8 in
5 Seaver Smolin GA West Forsyth 2024 LHP 9.2 in
6 Avery Shiflett GA Cartersville 2025 LHP -8.5 in
7 Jace Weir GA Milton 2024 RHP -8.2 in
8 Hudson Phillips GA Kings Ridge Christian 2026 3B -8.1 in

Horizontal Movement (Avg.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Ian Austin GA Alpharetta 2025 OF -18.2
2 Wyatt Heslin GA Roswell 2024 C -17.9
3 Gavin Wein GA Cambridge 2024 RHP -16.4
4 Luke Barber GA Sequoyah 2025 RHP -14.9
5 Nicolas Taylor GA Peachtree Ridge High School 2026 OF 14.8
6 Ty Womack GA North Forsyth 2025 1B 14.5
7 KJ Hart GA River Ridge 2025 OF -14.1
8 Joshua Stewart GA Cambridge 2024 RHP -13.0

Strike Zone Rate %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Carson Froy GA River Ridge High School 2025 LHP 100 %
2 Avery Shiflett GA Cartersville 2025 LHP 80 %
3 Peyton Clower GA Alexander 2025 RHP 75 %
^ Joshua Stewart GA Cambridge 2024 RHP 75 %
^ Ean Marria GA Sequoyah High School 2025 3B 75 %
4 Ian Austin GA Alpharetta 2025 OF 66 %
^ Jacob Howell GA Sequoyah High School 2026 RHP 66 %
^ Austin Karwoski GA River Ridge 2026 SS 66 %
^ Seaver Smolin GA West Forsyth 2024 LHP 66 %
^ Ty Womack GA North Forsyth 2025 1B 66 %
5 Carson Rech GA Cambridge 2024 2B 60 %
^ Parker Townes GA Milton 2024 3B 60 %
6 Jake Ramstein GA Blessed Trinity 2026 OF 57 %
7 Connor Beech GA Roswell 2024 RHP 50 %
^ Nicolas Taylor GA Peachtree Ridge High School 2026 OF 50 %
^ Brice Gillis GA Wesleyan School 2026 1B 50 %
^ Austin McMillan GA Johns Creek High School 2025 RHP 50 %
8 Jace Weir GA Milton 2024 RHP 40 %
^ Tyler Sears GA Creekview 2025 RHP 40 %
^ Ryan Vane GA Johns Creek High School 2025 LHP 40 %
^ Gavin Wein GA Cambridge 2024 RHP 40 %

SLIDER

Spin Rate (Avg.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 AJ Rice GA Pickens 2026 SS 2539
2 Avery Shiflett GA Cartersville 2025 LHP 2519
3 Joshua Stewart GA Cambridge 2024 RHP 2437
4 Wyatt Heslin GA Roswell 2024 C 2348
5 Jake Ramstein GA Blessed Trinity 2026 OF 2313
6 Jacob Howell GA Sequoyah High School 2026 RHP 2313
7 Ethan Garrett GA Pope 2025 RHP 2296
8 Sam Moore GA North Forsyth 2026 RHP 2268

Induced Vertical Break (Avg.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Ian Austin GA Alpharetta 2025 OF 10.6 in
2 Ethan Garrett GA Pope 2025 RHP -9.1 in
3 CJ Woolcock GA Parkview 2026 RHP 8.4 in
4 Jake Ramstein GA Blessed Trinity 2026 OF -7.9 in
5 Austin Karwoski GA River Ridge 2026 SS 5.9 in
6 Mitchell Bryce GA Jackson County High School 2025 C 5.7 in
7 Kaleb Sexton GA North Hall 2026 LHP 5.5 in
8 Luke Barber GA Sequoyah 2025 RHP 5.5 in

Horizontal Movement (Avg.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Gavin Wein GA Cambridge 2024 RHP -18.2
2 Drew Harmon GA Sequoyah High School 2026 RHP -18.0
3 Avery Shiflett GA Cartersville 2025 LHP 16.2
4 Jake Ramstein GA Blessed Trinity 2026 OF -15.8
5 Luke Barber GA Sequoyah 2025 RHP -15.7
6 Ethan Garrett GA Pope 2025 RHP -13.5
7 Wyatt Heslin GA Roswell 2024 C -13.0
8 Carson Froy GA River Ridge High School 2025 LHP -12.2

Strike Zone Rate %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Carson Froy GA River Ridge High School 2025 LHP 100 %
^ Austin Karwoski GA River Ridge 2026 SS 100 %
2 Avery Shiflett GA Cartersville 2025 LHP 80 %
3 Joshua Stewart GA Cambridge 2024 RHP 66 %
4 Christian Starks GA Pickens County High School 2026 2B 60 %
5 Drew Harmon GA Sequoyah High School 2026 RHP 50 %
^ Ralph McMurry GA Milton 2024 RHP 50 %
^ CJ Woolcock GA Parkview 2026 RHP 50 %
^ Jake Ramstein GA Blessed Trinity 2026 OF 50 %
6 AJ Rice GA Pickens 2026 SS 40 %
^ Gavin Wein GA Cambridge 2024 RHP 40 %
^ Kaleb Sexton GA North Hall 2026 LHP 40 %
7 Jacob Howell GA Sequoyah High School 2026 RHP 33 %
8 Ethan Garrett GA Pope 2025 RHP 22 %

CHANGEUP

Spin Rate (Avg.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Ralph McMurry GA Milton 2024 RHP 2162 rpm
2 Joshua Stewart GA Cambridge 2024 RHP 2107 rpm
3 Avery Shiflett GA Cartersville 2025 LHP 2058 rpm
4 Jace Weir GA Milton 2024 RHP 2022 rpm
5 Tyler Sears GA Creekview 2025 RHP 1959 rpm
6 Ethan Garrett GA Pope 2025 RHP 1892 rpm
7 Wyatt Heslin GA Roswell 2024 C 1863 rpm
8 Jackson Leach GA Milton 2024 LHP 1841 rpm

Strike Zone Rate %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Ty Womack GA North Forsyth 2025 1B 80 %
2 Tyler Sears GA Creekview 2025 RHP 75 %
^ Owen Olson GA North Springs 2024 SS 75 %
^ Austin McMillan GA Johns Creek High School 2025 RHP 75 %
3 Gavin Wein GA Cambridge 2024 RHP 66 %
^ Ean Marria GA Sequoyah High School 2025 3B 66 %
^ Jacob Howell GA Sequoyah High School 2026 RHP 66 %
^ Ethan Mack GA Sequoyah 2024 RHP 66 %
4 Ryan Vane GA Johns Creek High School 2025 LHP 60 %
^ Brayden Weems GA North Forsyth 2025 LHP 60 %
^ Parker Townes GA Milton 2024 3B 60 %
^ AJ Rice GA Pickens 2026 SS 60 %
5 KJ Hart GA River Ridge 2025 OF 50 %
^ PJ Fitzpatrick GA Creekview High School 2025 RHP 50 %
^ Kaleb Sexton GA North Hall 2026 LHP 50 %
^ Ralph McMurry GA Milton 2024 RHP 50 %
^ Luke Barber GA Sequoyah 2025 RHP 50 %
^ Joshua Stewart GA Cambridge 2024 RHP 50 %
^ Hudson Phillips GA Kings Ridge Christian 2026 3B 50 %
^ Mills Lothridge GA North Hall 2025 OF 50 %
6 CJ Woolcock GA Parkview 2026 RHP 40 %
^ Ethan Garrett GA Pope 2025 RHP 40 %
^ Jace Weir GA Milton 2024 RHP 40 %
^ Carson Froy GA River Ridge High School 2025 LHP 40 %
^ Diego Becerra GA Cambridge 2026 LHP 40 %
7 Nicolas Taylor GA Peachtree Ridge High School 2026 OF 33 %
^ Mitchell Bryce GA Jackson County High School 2025 C 33 %
^ Ian Austin GA Alpharetta 2025 OF 33 %
8 Connor Beech GA Roswell 2024 RHP 25 %
^ Memphis Mize GA Milton 2024 RHP 25 %
^ Collin Fields GA Allatoona 2025 RHP 25 %
^ Sam Moore GA North Forsyth 2026 RHP 25 %
^ Avery Shiflett GA Cartersville 2025 LHP 25 %

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