PBR IL - John A. Logan Scout Day: TrackMan Files


By: Diego Solares
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

On Thursday, October 7th, the PBR Illinois scouting staff held the John A. Logan JC Scout Day at Rent One Park in Marion, Illinois. All the prospects in attendance showcased their talents in front of our staff, including a handful of other scouts that attended.

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 Terry Busse John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 94.8 mph
2 Benny Thompson Anderson University (IN) 2021 RHP 93.7 mph
3 Ben Thompson John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 93.7 mph
4 Josh Dima John A. Logan JC 2020 LHP 93.3 mph
5 Ryan Tressler John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 91.2 mph
6 Jackson Lee John A. Logan JC 2021 RHP 91.0 mph
7 Mitchel Hemmen John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 90.7 mph
8 Kristian Asbury John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 90.4 mph

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Brandon Keyster John A. Logan JC 2020 LHP 2593 rpm
2 Ben Thompson John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 2412 rpm
3 Benny Thompson Anderson University (IN) 2021 RHP 2412 rpm
4 Kristian Asbury John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 2245 rpm
5 Brayson Shew John A. Logan JC 2021 RHP 2207 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 Brandon Keyster John A. Logan JC 2020 LHP -14.3
2 Terry Busse John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 12.7
3 Nate Thomas John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 11.7
4 Brayson Shew John A. Logan JC 2021 RHP 11.3

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 Terry Busse John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 2456
2 Brandon Keyster John A. Logan JC 2020 LHP 2215
3 Jackson Lee John A. Logan JC 2021 RHP 2203

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Ben Thompson John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 2513 rpm
2 Benny Thompson Anderson University (IN) 2021 RHP 2513 rpm
3 Mitchel Hemmen John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 2300 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos HM (avg)
1 Brandon Keyster John A. Logan JC 2020 LHP -14.1
2 Mitchel Hemmen John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 14.1
3 Brayson Shew John A. Logan JC 2021 RHP 13.0

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Jacob Schroeder John A. Logan JC 2019 C 93.9 mph
2 Jason Hodges John A. Logan JC 2019 OF 93.9 mph
3 Cole Christman John A. Logan JC 2019 C 92.7 mph
4 Ben Thompson John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 92.7 mph
^ Benny Thompson Anderson University (IN) 2021 RHP 92.7 mph
5 Joseph Schmidt John A. Logan JC 2019 C 91.5 mph
6 Grant Trinkle John A. Logan JC 2020 OF 90.7 mph
7 Tyler Heckert John A. Logan JC 2020 SS 90.3 mph
8 Tre Hondras John A. Logan JC 2020 OF 89.8 mph
9 Gavin Baldwin John A. Logan JC 2021 OF 89.6 mph
10 Bryson Arnette John A. Logan JC 2020 3B 88.9 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 Ben Thompson John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 102.5 mph
^ Benny Thompson Anderson University (IN) 2021 RHP 102.5 mph
2 Cole Christman John A. Logan JC 2019 C 101.7 mph
3 Jason Hodges John A. Logan JC 2019 OF 99.5 mph
4 Jacob Schroeder John A. Logan JC 2019 C 99.0 mph
5 Samuel Mickels John A. Logan JC 2019 3B 97.9 mph
6 Gavin Baldwin John A. Logan JC 2021 OF 97.6 mph
7 Joseph Schmidt John A. Logan JC 2019 C 97.4 mph
8 Grant Trinkle John A. Logan JC 2020 OF 96.8 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Distance (max)
1 Cole Christman John A. Logan JC 2019 C 404 ft
2 Samuel Mickels John A. Logan JC 2019 3B 394 ft
3 Jacob Schroeder John A. Logan JC 2019 C 383 ft
4 Ben Thompson John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 380 ft
^ Benny Thompson Anderson University (IN) 2021 RHP 380 ft
5 Grant Trinkle John A. Logan JC 2020 OF 375 ft
6 Jason Hodges John A. Logan JC 2019 OF 374 ft
7 Gavin Baldwin John A. Logan JC 2021 OF 371 ft
8 Khyle Radcliffe John A. Logan JC 2019 OF 369 ft
9 Austin Jerger John A. Logan JC 2021 1B 359 ft
10 Peyton Henry John A. Logan JC 2020 OF 356 ft
11 Tre Hondras John A. Logan JC 2020 OF 353 ft
12 Brian Winters John A. Logan JC 2021 OF 350 ft
13 Joseph Schmidt John A. Logan JC 2019 C 347 ft

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

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