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Mississippi Open: TrackMan Files


Colin Chamblin
Manager, Deep South Operations

On June 8th, the PBR Mississippi staff hosted the Mississippi Open showcase at The University of Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, MS at Pete Taylor Park, featuring many of the state’s top players inside the 2023-2027 classes. Inside today’s TrackMan Files, we’re highlighting the best of the best – the talent that exited the event with arrows pointed way up headed into the summer.

Earlier this week we published Quick Hits highlighting the top prospects of the event. We also rolled out a Statistical Leaderboard pointing out the top recorded stats by category.

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 unit. Below we'll look at which players had noteworthy batted ball and pitch metric data.

MAX FASTBALL

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Thomas Mitchell MS Hernando 2024 RHP 88.3 mph
2 Jayden Adcox MS Forest 2023 C 85.0 mph
3 Brock Cantrell MS Ocean Springs 2023 RHP 83.8 mph
4 Cooper Rayburn MS Germantown 2025 RHP 83.5 mph
5 Davin Lowery MS Wayne Academy 2024 OF 82.4 mph
6 Matthew Birdsong MS Madison Central 2023 RHP 82.1 mph
7 Coby Gollott MS St. Martin 2022 OF 81.6 mph
8 Hayden Amis MS Newton County 2026 C 81.5 mph
9 Currie Jones MS Northwest Rankin 2023 LHP 81.5 mph
10 Jon Grey Morrisson MS West Union Attendance Center 2026 SS 81.4 mph

Max Fastball Velocity: This metric calculates the speed of the pitch as it’s released from the pitcher’s hand.

PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Cooper Rayburn MS Germantown 2025 RHP 2358 rpm
2 Coby Gollott MS St. Martin 2022 OF 2240 rpm
3 Currie Jones MS Northwest Rankin 2023 LHP 2224 rpm
4 Gavin Parrow MS Madison Central 2025 SS 2152 rpm
5 Brooks Wallis MS Northwest Rankin 2025 3B 2142 rpm
6 Hayden Amis MS Newton County 2026 C 2139 rpm
7 Austin Lee MS St. Patrick Catholic 2023 RHP 2127 rpm
8 Davin Lowery MS Wayne Academy 2024 OF 2105 rpm
9 Jaxson Moore MS Harrison Central 2025 1B 2092 rpm
10 Jayden Adcox MS Forest 2023 C 2059 rpm

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 Austin Lee MS St. Patrick Catholic 2023 RHP 20.6
2 Coby Gollott MS St. Martin 2022 OF 16.8
3 Colton Greene MS Wayne County 2023 C 15.8
4 Cooper Rayburn MS Germantown 2025 RHP 15.7
5 Tre Adcox MS Forest 2027 RHP 14.8
6 Brock Cantrell MS Ocean Springs 2023 RHP 13.2
7 Tyner Flynt MS Presbyterian Christian 2026 OF -13.1
8 Nelson Whit Davis MS N/AS 2027 LHP 13.0
9 Brooks Wallis MS Northwest Rankin 2025 3B 12.0
10 Davin Lowery MS Wayne Academy 2024 OF 12.0

AVERAGE SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Davin Lowery MS Wayne Academy 2024 OF 2283
2 Preston Anderson MS Forrest County 2025 OF 2146
3 Brooks Wallis MS Northwest Rankin 2025 3B 2101
4 Tristen Junkert MS St Martin 2023 OF 2063
5 Austin Lee MS St. Patrick Catholic 2023 RHP 2062
6 Cooper Rayburn MS Germantown 2025 RHP 2042
7 Jayden Adcox MS Forest 2023 C 2040
8 Brock Cantrell MS Ocean Springs 2023 RHP 2020
9 Jaxson Moore MS Harrison Central 2025 1B 2007
10 Max Garrett MS Hancock 2023 RHP 1877

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Brody Roberts MS Manchester Academy 2025 RHP 2419 rpm
2 Hayden Amis MS Newton County 2026 C 2247 rpm
3 Coby Gollott MS St. Martin 2022 OF 2205 rpm
4 Currie Jones MS Northwest Rankin 2023 LHP 2161 rpm
5 Cohen Weinhofer MS St. Patrick 2024 RHP 2140 rpm
6 Gavin Parrow MS Madison Central 2025 SS 2030 rpm
7 Walker Craft MS Hernando 2023 OF 1819 rpm
8 Thomas Mitchell MS Hernando 2024 RHP 1758 rpm
9 Jon Parker Dees MS Manchester Academy 2025 SS 1747 rpm
10 Fletcher Cox MS MRA 2026 OF 1745 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Austin Lee MS St. Patrick Catholic 2023 RHP 22.3
2 Hayden Amis MS Newton County 2026 C 21.4
3 Colton Greene MS Wayne County 2023 C 18.8
4 Brock Cantrell MS Ocean Springs 2023 RHP 18.7
5 Tre Adcox MS Forest 2027 RHP 16.8
6 Gavin Parrow MS Madison Central 2025 SS 16.7
7 Matthew Birdsong MS Madison Central 2023 RHP 16.2
8 Coby Gollott MS St. Martin 2022 OF 15.5
9 Thomas Mitchell MS Hernando 2024 RHP 15.1
10 Samuel Steelman MS Central Hinds 2026 1B 14.9

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Jackson White MS Wayne Academy 2024 OF 90.2 mph
2 Chase Brown MS Northwest Rankin 2023 C 89.7 mph
3 Chesley Rhodes MS St Stanislaus 2024 OF 89.0 mph
4 DMarion Terrell MS Meridian 2024 OF 87.4 mph
5 Davin Lowery MS Wayne Academy 2024 OF 87.1 mph
6 Corey Watkins MS Madison-Ridgeland Academy 2024 1B 87.1 mph
7 Colton Greene MS Wayne County 2023 C 86.8 mph
8 Max Garrett MS Hancock 2023 RHP 85.4 mph
9 Carson Schmelzer MS Oxford 2024 1B 84.9 mph
10 Phillip Herring MS Greene County 2023 1B 84.9 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 State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Chesley Rhodes MS St Stanislaus 2024 OF 99.3 mph
2 Phillip Herring MS Greene County 2023 1B 96.1 mph
3 Jackson White MS Wayne Academy 2024 OF 95.3 mph
4 Jayden Adcox MS Forest 2023 C 94.4 mph
5 Colton Greene MS Wayne County 2023 C 94.1 mph
6 Carson Schmelzer MS Oxford 2024 1B 93.3 mph
7 Davin Lowery MS Wayne Academy 2024 OF 93.1 mph
8 Corey Watkins MS Madison-Ridgeland Academy 2024 1B 93.0 mph
9 Chase Brown MS Northwest Rankin 2023 C 92.7 mph
10 Cody Presley MS Germantown 2023 3B 92.2 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Phillip Herring MS Greene County 2023 1B 369 ft
2 Jayden Adcox MS Forest 2023 C 363 ft
3 Chase Brown MS Northwest Rankin 2023 C 361 ft
4 Jackson White MS Wayne Academy 2024 OF 358 ft
5 Cohen Weinhofer MS St. Patrick 2024 RHP 353 ft
6 DMarion Terrell MS Meridian 2024 OF 349 ft
7 Cody Presley MS Germantown 2023 3B 348 ft
8 Gavin Parrow MS Madison Central 2025 SS 339 ft
9 Carson Schmelzer MS Oxford 2024 1B 338 ft
10 Max Garrett MS Hancock 2023 RHP 334 ft

 

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