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Underclass Games: TrackMan Files


Colin Chamblin
Manager, Deep South Operations

On June 7th, the PBR Georgia staff hosted the Underclass Games showcase at the LakePoint Sports Complex, featuring many of the state’s top players inside the 2024-2026 classes. Inside today’s TrackMan Files, we’re highlighting the best of the best – the talent that exited the event with arrows pointed way up headed into the summer.

Earlier this week we published Quick Hits highlighting the top prospects of the event. We also rolled out a Statistical Leaderboard pointing out the top recorded stats by category.

Now we'll continue to roll out the data we gathered from this event, starting with the analytics we have at our disposal from our TrackMan unit. Below we'll look at which players had noteworthy batted ball and pitch metric data.

 

MAX FASTBALL

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 DeShawn Morgan GA North Paulding 2024 RHP 90.8 mph
2 Jackson Blakely GA Upson Lee 2024 RHP 89.5 mph
3 Clinton Harris GA Brookwood 2024 RHP 89.4 mph
4 Wesley Silas GA GSIC 2025 RHP 88.9 mph
5 Knox Sheppard GA Evans 2024 RHP 88.0 mph
6 Gabe Tatum GA Winder Barrow 2024 RHP 87.8 mph
7 Brooks Willis GA Houston County 2024 RHP 87.5 mph
8 Caleb Hughes GA Etowah 2024 1B 86.6 mph
9 Daniel Sams GA Lovett 2024 RHP 86.5 mph
10 Noah Thigpen GA Lowndes 2024 RHP 85.8 mph

Max Fastball Velocity: This metric calculates the speed of the pitch as it’s released from the pitcher’s hand.

PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Michael Fredette GA Mount Paran Christian School 2025 RHP 2400 rpm
2 DeShawn Morgan GA North Paulding 2024 RHP 2337 rpm
3 Clinton Harris GA Brookwood 2024 RHP 2322 rpm
4 Jacob Vokal GA Cherokee Bluff 2024 SS 2319 rpm
5 Carson Small GA Houston County 2024 LHP 2293 rpm
6 Xavier Hill GA Harrison 2025 OF 2289 rpm
7 Knox Sheppard GA Evans 2024 RHP 2266 rpm
8 PAYTON Bryant GA Coffee 2024 C 2254 rpm
9 Jackson Blakely GA Upson Lee 2024 RHP 2245 rpm
10 Gabe Tatum GA Winder Barrow 2024 RHP 2241 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.

AVERAGE FASTBALL HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Troy McPherson GA Rabun Gap Nacoochee 2024 RHP 15.6
2 Jackson Peavy GA Peach County 2025 LHP -15.6
3 Ryan Johnson GA Cartersville 2024 RHP 14.2
4 Cooper Johnson GA Mountain View 2024 1B -13.3
5 Grant Hodges GA Blessed Trinity Catholic 2024 SS 12.0
6 Jackson Blakely GA Upson Lee 2024 RHP 11.5
7 DeShawn Morgan GA North Paulding 2024 RHP 11.3
8 Kole Hammond GA Pike County 2024 1B 10.6
9 Daniel Sams GA Lovett 2024 RHP 10.3
10 Noah Thigpen GA Lowndes 2024 RHP 10.2

AVERAGE SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Michael Fredette GA Mount Paran Christian School 2025 RHP 2422
2 Knox Sheppard GA Evans 2024 RHP 2300
3 DeShawn Morgan GA North Paulding 2024 RHP 2281
4 Brock Parker GA North Cobb Christian 2024 OF 2264
5 Clinton Harris GA Brookwood 2024 RHP 2221
6 Jackson Blakely GA Upson Lee 2024 RHP 2219
7 Hyland Brown GA Walton 2025 RHP 2060
8 Brooks Willis GA Houston County 2024 RHP 1964
9 Troy McPherson GA Rabun Gap Nacoochee 2024 RHP 1863

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jackson Blakely GA Upson Lee 2024 RHP 2473 rpm
2 Wesley Silas GA GSIC 2025 RHP 2394 rpm
3 Jacob Vokal GA Cherokee Bluff 2024 SS 2349 rpm
4 Caleb Hughes GA Etowah 2024 1B 2240 rpm
5 Cooper Johnson GA Mountain View 2024 1B 2222 rpm
6 Troy McPherson GA Rabun Gap Nacoochee 2024 RHP 2199 rpm
7 Grant Hodges GA Blessed Trinity Catholic 2024 SS 2194 rpm
8 Wes Taylor GA Calhoun 2025 RHP 2177 rpm
9 PAYTON Bryant GA Coffee 2024 C 2155 rpm
10 Jackson Peavy GA Peach County 2025 LHP 2079 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jackson Peavy GA Peach County 2025 LHP -20.8
2 Ryan Johnson GA Cartersville 2024 RHP 15.9
3 Cooper Johnson GA Mountain View 2024 1B -15.2
4 Will Truitt GA Northside 2024 3B 15.1
5 Clinton Harris GA Brookwood 2024 RHP 14.9
6 Noah Thigpen GA Lowndes 2024 RHP 14.9
7 Wesley Silas GA GSIC 2025 RHP 12.0
8 Caden Kessler GA Effingham County 2024 OF 11.9
9 Wes Taylor GA Calhoun 2025 RHP 11.9
10 Daniel Sams GA Lovett 2024 RHP 11.8

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Cade Brown GA Parkview 2024 3B 94.5 mph
2 Preston Bonn GA Brookwood 2024 C 90.0 mph
3 Ethan Finch GA Parkview 2024 C 89.7 mph
4 Aidan Larkin GA Cartersville 2024 SS 88.8 mph
5 Carter Mowery GA Harrison 2024 OF 88.6 mph
6 Argenis Lopez Valentin GA Rabun Gap 2024 1B 88.3 mph
7 Marquis Mitchell GA Georgia Premier Acedemy 2024 OF 87.6 mph
8 Clinton Harris GA Brookwood 2024 RHP 87.4 mph
9 Foster Currie GA Sprayberry 2024 OF 87.2 mph
10 Henry Akopov GA Mt. Paran Christian 2025 CF 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 Cade Brown GA Parkview 2024 3B 100.3 mph
2 Preston Bonn GA Brookwood 2024 C 100.0 mph
3 Owen Anchors GA Dunwoody 2024 OF 99.2 mph
4 Ean Marria GA Sequoyah 2025 3B 97.8 mph
5 Clinton Harris GA Brookwood 2024 RHP 97.6 mph
6 Korey Fortson GA Westover 2024 OF 97.4 mph
7 Henry Akopov GA Mt. Paran Christian 2025 CF 95.5 mph
8 William Maginnis GA Newnan 2024 3B 95.0 mph
9 Aiden Zagryn GA Blessed Trinity 2025 3B 94.6 mph
10 Carter Mowery GA Harrison 2024 OF 94.4 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Foster Currie GA Sprayberry 2024 OF 360 ft
2 Ethan Finch GA Parkview 2024 C 360 ft
3 Argenis Lopez Valentin GA Rabun Gap 2024 1B 357 ft
4 Khaleel Pratt GA Augusta Christian 2024 OF 356 ft
5 Aiden Zagryn GA Blessed Trinity 2025 3B 354 ft
6 Owen Anchors GA Dunwoody 2024 OF 353 ft
7 Daniel Pierce GA Mill Creek 2025 SS 352 ft
8 Korey Fortson GA Westover 2024 OF 347 ft
9 Keilin Sanders GA Rabun Gap Nacoochee 2024 2B 347 ft
10 Carter Mowery GA Harrison 2024 OF 345 ft

 

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