2022 Rewind: Top Average Fastball Spin Rates


Colin Chamblin
Manager, Deep South Operations

As we are beginning to wrap up 2022 and gear up for the 2023 Preseason, our PBR Mississippi Staff has decided to gather all the numbers and data from our successful event schedule in 2022. With this being our first leaderboard from the year, we will break all of our numbers down and have leaderboards for all statistical categories.

All of the data for the following top average fastball spin rates leaderboard comes from our TrackMan unit and is based on the information gathered from PBR Mississippi events such as, Preseason ID's, Preseason All-State, Rising Stars, summer open events, Invite-Only events and our Scout Days.

Continuing our rewind of our 2022 leaderboards, we are taking a look at the top fastball spin rates from 2022.

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what is spin rate?

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.

TOP average FASTBALL Spin rates

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jack Ketchum MS Heritage Academy 2024 RHP 2404 rpm
2 Benjamin Reed MS Colleyville Heritage 2026 OF 2329 rpm
3 Ayden Wilbanks MS Kossuth 2026 SS 2305 rpm
4 Turner Koltnow TN Saint Benedict at Auburndale 2024 RHP 2298 rpm
5 Landon Waters MS Grenada 2022 SS 2249 rpm
6 Luke Sides MS DeSoto Central 2023 1B 2246 rpm
7 John Austin Wood MS Itawamba Agricultural 2025 C 2238 rpm
8 Cooper Rayburn MS Germantown 2025 RHP 2236 rpm
9 Drew Lambert MS Madison-Ridgeland Academy 2024 RHP 2232 rpm
10 Jake Shelby MS Enterprise 2023 RHP 2225 rpm
11 Coby Gollott MS St. Martin 2022 OF 2225 rpm
12 Anthony Scarpino TN Christian Brothers 2023 RHP 2224 rpm
13 Landon Harmon MS East Union Attendance Center 2025 RHP 2220 rpm
14 Currie Jones MS Northwest Rankin 2023 LHP 2219 rpm
15 Ty Long MS Ripley 2024 SS 2215 rpm
16 Topher Jones MS Hernando 2024 3B 2212 rpm
17 Jon Paul Robertson MS Germantown 2023 OF 2212 rpm
18 Logan Fontenelle MS Biloxi High School 2024 SS 2211 rpm
19 Kylan Landers MS Warren Central 2023 SS 2188 rpm
20 Cooper Thompson TN Briarcrest 2023 3B 2187 rpm
21 Gardner Young MS Jackson Prep 2025 LHP 2176 rpm
22 Cooper Waddle MS Itawamba 2025 LHP 2168 rpm
23 Will Howell MS Magnolia Heights 2024 OF 2167 rpm
24 Hank Stalnaker TN Christian Brothers 2024 OF 2165 rpm
25 Cole Richardson MS South Jones 2024 RHP 2161 rpm

 

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