LA Top Prospect Games - TrackMan Files


Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

On Wednesday, June 15, we hosted the LA Top Prospect Games at the University of Louisiana - Lafayette. The event featured prospects from all high school classes

Today, we’re continuing our post-event analysis by examining the data measured by our TrackMan units. The technology is able to capture information that’s difficult to capture by the naked eye, like pitch-by-pitch metrics and batted-ball data. We’ll explain more below:

MAX FASTBALL & PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Ethan Judice LA Hanson Memorial 2024 SS 89.2 mph
2 Jackson Hawsey LA Ovey Comeaux 2023 RHP 88.8 mph
3 Grant Trahan LA Barbe 2023 OF 88.0 mph
4 Landon Graves LA Ouachita Christian 2023 OF 87.6 mph
5 Samuel Marsh LA Neville 2023 RHP 87.6 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Ethan Judice LA Hanson Memorial 2024 SS 2536 rpm
2 Bryson Pierce LA Benton 2024 LHP 2448 rpm
3 Stan Wiltz LA Brother Martin 2025 2B 2390 rpm
4 Andrew Clapinski LA Catholic (BR) 2025 C 2386 rpm
5 Jackson Hawsey LA Ovey Comeaux 2023 RHP 2343 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 State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jackson Legg LA Calvary Baptist 2023 LHP -15.2
2 Aidan Grab LA Mandeville 2024 RHP 14.8
3 Jace Duhon LA South Beauregard 2024 RHP 13.7
4 Ross Lindsey LA Natchitoches Central 2025 LHP -10.5
5 Bryson Pierce LA Benton 2024 LHP -10.0

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 State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Ethan Judice LA Hanson Memorial 2024 SS 2423
2 Andrew Clapinski LA Catholic (BR) 2025 C 2391
3 Grant Trahan LA Barbe 2023 OF 2357
4 Coleman Capaci LA Archbishop Rummel 2024 RHP 2229
5 Giancarlo Arencibia LA Archbishop Rummel 2024 SS 2220

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Bryson Pierce LA Benton 2024 LHP 2442 rpm
2 Giancarlo Arencibia LA Archbishop Rummel 2024 SS 2392 rpm
3 Dee Morgan LA Tallulah Academy 2023 RHP 2320 rpm
4 Aidan Grab LA Mandeville 2024 RHP 2219 rpm
5 Lawson Bourgeois LA St. Amant 2024 3B 2205 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Ethan Judice LA Hanson Memorial 2024 SS 15.5
2 Brant Melancon LA Parkview Baptist 2024 OF -13.8
3 Jackson Legg LA Calvary Baptist 2023 LHP -13.4
4 Kanyon Griffin LA Acadiana 2025 3B 13.3
5 Jackson Hawsey LA Ovey Comeaux 2023 RHP 13.2

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Cayden Arnold LA St. Paul's 2024 1B 95.7 mph
2 Grant Trahan LA Barbe 2023 OF 92.8 mph
3 Marshall Louque LA Lutcher 2025 SS 91.8 mph
4 Jackson Landry LA Ascension Catholic 2024 1B 90.3 mph
5 Drew Jarrell LA Neville 2023 C 90.1 mph
6 Andrew Hodges LA Catholic (BR) 2024 1B 88.7 mph
7 Cade Wilkerson LA St. Thomas More 2025 SS 88.7 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 Cayden Arnold LA St. Paul's 2024 1B 99.5 mph
2 Evan Wright LA Fontainebleau 2024 C 98.9 mph
3 Kanyon Griffin LA Acadiana 2025 3B 97.9 mph
4 Jakobe Jackson LA Minden 2024 OF 97.1 mph
5 Andrew Hodges LA Catholic (BR) 2024 1B 96.8 mph
6 Jacob Froehlich LA St. Thomas More 2025 3B 95.9 mph
7 Ethan Judice LA Hanson Memorial 2024 SS 95.5 mph
8 Grant Trahan LA Barbe 2023 OF 95.4 mph
9 Jackson Landry LA Ascension Catholic 2024 1B 95.3 mph
10 Drew Jarrell LA Neville 2023 C 95.1 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Jakobe Jackson LA Minden 2024 OF 369 ft
2 Grant Trahan LA Barbe 2023 OF 368 ft
3 Jackson Landry LA Ascension Catholic 2024 1B 362 ft
4 Gabe Guidry LA Barbe 2024 1B 357 ft
5 Kennedy Leggett LA St Louis Catholic 2024 1B 356 ft
6 Drew Jarrell LA Neville 2023 C 352 ft
7 Evan Wright LA Fontainebleau 2024 C 350 ft
8 Bryson Pierce LA Benton 2024 LHP 348 ft

 

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Northern Louisiana Open LA 06/22 University of Louisiana - Monroe (Warhawk Field)
Northern Louisiana Rising Stars ID LA 06/22 University of Louisiana-Monroe
New Orleans Open LA 06/29 University of New Orleans
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/26 LakePoint
2022 PBR Future Games (Louisiana Invite) LA 07/27 LakePoint Sports Complex - Emerson, GA

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