PBR IL - Harper JC Scout Day: TrackMan Files


By: Diego Solares
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

The PBR Illinois - Harper College Scout Day took place on Wednesday, September 22. The event was held at Harper College in Palatine, IL and each prospect in attendance was able to showcase their talents in front of our scouting staff. 

Our staff rolled out a quick statistical analysis earlier today, highlighting several prospects that led their respective position groups in our traditional categories. Now, we'll dive deeper into the advanced data collected from the event, starting with the number we collected from our partners at TrackMan, inside these "TrackMan Files". 

PITCHING

MAX FASTBALL & PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Velocity (max)
1 Justin Rohde Rock Valley JC 2020 SS 86.64 mph
2 Aidan Teahan Maine South 2020 1B 82.64 mph
3 Jermaine Salcedo Rolling Meadows 2020 RHP 81.18 mph
4 Shawn Lacy Centennial 2021 OF 81.00 mph

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jermaine Salcedo Rolling Meadows 2020 RHP 2379 rpm
2 Justin Rohde Rock Valley JC 2020 SS 2225 rpm
3 Jason Gutkowski Lake Park 2021 RHP 2196 rpm
4 Shawn Lacy Centennial 2021 OF 2134 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 JT Adams Harper JC 2021 RHP 13.1

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 Jermaine Salcedo Rolling Meadows 2020 RHP 2470
2 Justin Rohde Rock Valley JC 2020 SS 2429
3 Jason Gutkowski Lake Park 2021 RHP 2334

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jermaine Salcedo Rolling Meadows 2020 RHP 2422 rpm
2 Jason Gutkowski Lake Park 2021 RHP 2341 rpm
3 Shawn Lacy Centennial 2021 OF 2263 rpm

Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos HM (avg)
1 Jason Gutkowski Lake Park 2021 RHP 14.8

HITTING

Average Exit Velocity

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Exit Speed (avg)
1 Julio Cajigas Harper JC 2019 OF 93.15 mph
2 Aidan Teahan Maine South 2020 1B 91.60 mph
3 Brad Kubitz Prospect 2020 1B 89.88 mph
4 Micah O'Neal Harper JC 2020 OF 88.28 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

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Exit Speed (max)
1 Julio Cajigas Harper JC 2019 OF 98.56 mph
2 Aidan Teahan Maine South 2020 1B 97.98 mph
3 Joey Fitzgerald Jr Harper JC 2019 3B 96.46 mph
4 Brad Kubitz Prospect 2020 1B 94.76 mph
5 Matthew Schalk Fremd 2021 1B 94.34 mph
6 Derek Elicier Harper JC 2020 OF 93.65 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Distance (max)
1 Julio Cajigas Harper JC 2019 OF 366 ft
2 Micah O'Neal Harper JC 2020 OF 351 ft
3 Aidan Teahan Maine South 2020 1B 337 ft
4 Ehinger Adrianza Felix Varela Senior 2021 SS 330 ft
5 Brandon West Harper JC 2020 OF 327 ft
6 Joey Fitzgerald Jr Harper JC 2019 3B 318 ft
7 John Swiderek Harper JC 2021 3B 316 ft

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

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