Bootheel Preseason ID: Pitching Leaderboards


By: Diego Solares
Area Scout, Illinois & Missouri

On Saturday, January 28th, the PBR Missouri staff traveled to Kennett, MO, to host the annual Bootheel Preseason ID. A staple on our showcase calendar, a handful of players from the surrounding areas performed in a pro-style workout in front of our staff, capturing unrivaled measurables in the process with the help of our tech partners.

To see a full list of the players that attended Saturday's event, click HERE.

Shortly after the event our staff published our 'Quick Hits' and 'Stat Story' from the day, touching on a few players that stood out as well as shining light on the day's stat leaders. You can find that story by clicking HERE.

We then spotlighted a few players that stood out from a batted ball standpoint within our 'Hitting Leaderboards', which you can find HERE.

Today we'll turn our attention to the mound, utilizing our TrackMan units to collect data unseen to the naked eye, such as spin rates, horizontal movement, and more. You'll find the day's pitch metric leaders below.

PEAK FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Jathan Spain MO Cape Central 2026 RHP 87.8 mph
2 Ashton Williams MO Kennett 2024 RHP 86.6 mph
3 Trey Gardner MO Kennett 2023 OF 83.6 mph
4 Wyatt Friley MO Greenville 2024 C 81.7 mph
5 Nolan Alford MO Dexter R-XI 2025 OF 81.0 mph

PEAK FASTBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Trey Gardner MO Kennett 2023 OF 2321 rpm
2 Jathan Spain MO Cape Central 2026 RHP 2295 rpm

AVERAGE FASTBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Trey Gardner MO Kennett 2023 OF 2285 rpm
2 Jathan Spain MO Cape Central 2026 RHP 2145 rpm

PEAK SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jathan Spain MO Cape Central 2026 RHP 2608 rpm
2 Trey Gardner MO Kennett 2023 OF 2542 rpm
3 Ashton Williams MO Kennett 2024 RHP 2201 rpm

AVERAGE SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Trey Gardner MO Kennett 2023 OF 2506
2 Jathan Spain MO Cape Central 2026 RHP 2486
3 Ashton Williams MO Kennett 2024 RHP 2152

PEAK CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jathan Spain MO Cape Central 2026 RHP 2628 rpm
2 Nolan Alford MO Dexter R-XI 2025 OF 2339 rpm
3 Kade Huffman MO Poplar Bluff 2026 RHP 2117 rpm

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jathan Spain MO Cape Central 2026 RHP 2582 rpm
2 Nolan Alford MO Dexter R-XI 2025 OF 2141 rpm
3 Kade Huffman MO Poplar Bluff 2026 RHP 2047 rpm

PEAK CHANGEUP MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (max)
1 Trey Gardner MO Kennett 2023 OF 19.1 in
2 Ashton Williams MO Kennett 2024 RHP 15.1 in
3 Jathan Spain MO Cape Central 2026 RHP 14.2 in

AVERAGE CHANGEUP MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Trey Gardner MO Kennett 2023 OF 17.3
2 Ashton Williams MO Kennett 2024 RHP 14.8
3 Jathan Spain MO Cape Central 2026 RHP 13.8

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