PBR IL - Lincoln Trail CC Scout Day: Trackman Files


By: Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Wednesday, October 13, the PBR Illinois staff traveled to Robinson, Illinois, to host the Lincoln Trail CC Scout Day. Roughly 35+ prospects, all of which are uncommitted, participated in a pro-style workout in front of our staff.

Earlier today we published a Statistical Analysis, bringing you a quick statistical analysis of those that participated in the event, as well as a quick nugget on which players stood out.

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 units. Below we'll look at which players had noteworthy batted ball and pitch metric data.

MAX FASTBALL & PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Velocity (max)
1 Zachary Nehlsen Lincoln Trail JC 2021 RHP 91.7 mph
2 Cole McMichael Lincoln Trail JC 2021 RHP 91.4 mph
3 Wyatt Geesaman Lincoln Trail JC 2019 RHP 90.0 mph
4 Logan Jones Lincoln Trail JC 2020 RHP 90.0 mph
5 Drew Fieger Lincoln Trail JC 2021 RHP 89.5 mph
6 Luke Shelton Lincoln Trail JC 2021 RHP 89.2 mph
7 Kyle Cortner Lincoln Trail JC 2020 LHP 88.3 mph
8 Jeffrey Bryant Lincoln Trail JC 2019 LHP 87.8 mph

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jeffrey Bryant Lincoln Trail JC 2019 LHP 2654 rpm
2 Cole McMichael Lincoln Trail JC 2021 RHP 2413 rpm
3 Logan Jones Lincoln Trail JC 2020 RHP 2391 rpm
4 Shea Hendrixson Lincoln Trail JC 2019 SS 2292 rpm
5 Adam Hutchinson Lincoln Trail JC 2020 RHP 2257 rpm
6 Drew Fieger Lincoln Trail JC 2021 RHP 2252 rpm
7 Zachary Nehlsen Lincoln Trail JC 2021 RHP 2231 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 Horizontal Movement

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos HM (avg)
1 Cole McMichael Lincoln Trail JC 2021 RHP 13.6
2 Alex Wilzbach Lincoln Trail JC 2020 RHP 12.9
3 Jackson Lorenz Lincoln Trail JC 2021 LHP -12.6

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.”

Average Slider Spin Rate

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jeffrey Bryant Lincoln Trail JC 2019 LHP 2681
2 Logan Jones Lincoln Trail JC 2020 RHP 2577
3 Cole McMichael Lincoln Trail JC 2021 RHP 2522
4 Zachary Nehlsen Lincoln Trail JC 2021 RHP 2289
5 Kyle Cortner Lincoln Trail JC 2020 LHP 2257
6 Alex Wilzbach Lincoln Trail JC 2020 RHP 2206

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jeffrey Bryant Lincoln Trail JC 2019 LHP 2694 rpm
2 Logan Jones Lincoln Trail JC 2020 RHP 2550 rpm
3 Zachary Nehlsen Lincoln Trail JC 2021 RHP 2267 rpm
4 Wyatt Geesaman Lincoln Trail JC 2019 RHP 2265 rpm
5 Shea Hendrixson Lincoln Trail JC 2019 SS 2231 rpm

Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos HM (avg)
1 Cole McMichael Lincoln Trail JC 2021 RHP 16.1
2 Wyatt Geesaman Lincoln Trail JC 2019 RHP 12.4

Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Will Richter Lincoln Trail JC 2018 OF 96.8 mph
2 Adam Hutchinson Lincoln Trail JC 2020 RHP 91.5 mph
3 Sam Seeker Lincoln Trail JC 2019 LHP 90.6 mph
4 Kade Lassen Lincoln Trail JC 2020 2B 90.3 mph
5 Kyle Cortner Lincoln Trail JC 2020 LHP 90.2 mph
6 Jake Hutchins Lincoln Trail JC 2019 OF 89.9 mph
7 Geon Yoon Lincoln Trail JC 2020 C 89.4 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 School HS Grad Year Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Will Richter Lincoln Trail JC 2018 OF 100.1 mph
2 Brady Vaughn Lincoln Trail JC 2021 OF 99.5 mph
3 Sam Seeker Lincoln Trail JC 2019 LHP 98.2 mph
4 Jake Hutchins Lincoln Trail JC 2019 OF 96.3 mph
5 Derrick Dawson Lincoln Trail JC 2020 C 96.0 mph
6 Geon Yoon Lincoln Trail JC 2020 C 95.6 mph
7 Kade Lassen Lincoln Trail JC 2020 2B 95.5 mph
8 Adam Hutchinson Lincoln Trail JC 2020 RHP 95.4 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Distance (max)
1 Jake Hutchins Lincoln Trail JC 2019 OF 378 ft
2 Brady Vaughn Lincoln Trail JC 2021 OF 372 ft
3 Adam Hutchinson Lincoln Trail JC 2020 RHP 366 ft
4 Kyle Cortner Lincoln Trail JC 2020 LHP 365 ft
5 Jack Beverly Lincoln Trail JC 2020 SS 362 ft
6 Will Richter Lincoln Trail JC 2018 OF 361 ft
7 Sam Seeker Lincoln Trail JC 2019 LHP 350 ft
8 Geon Yoon Lincoln Trail JC 2020 C 346 ft
9 Kade Lassen Lincoln Trail JC 2020 2B 336 ft
10 Kaid Muth Lincoln Trail JC 2020 C 330 ft

For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at this showcase, CLICK HERE.

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