Rawlings Prospects Scout Day: TrackMan Pitching Leaders


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

PBR was on hand with the Rawlings Prospects for an organization scout day on Thursday August 5th, 2021. The scout day took place at Jim Perry Stadium on the campus of Campbell University. 

The day started with catchers going through their defensive evaluation making throws to second base with cameras, stop watches, and radar guns collecting numbers. Pitchers followed by throwing a controlled bullpen of 15-20 pitches with Trackman gathering ball flight analytics. Position players then ran a laser timed 60 and took live batting practice on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data. Then day concluded with outfielders and infielders going through a defensive evaluation. 

Below we take a look at some of the statistical leaders during the scout day. 


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By the Numbers

  • 18 total players
  •  2 players ran a sub-7 60 on the lasers
  • 4 players ran a 7.13 or better 60-time on the lasers
  • 3 infield arms reached 80 mph or higher
  • 2 outfield arms topped at 82 mph or higher
  • 77 mph was the top catcher arm velocity
  • 2.03 was the best pop time recorded
  • 4 hitters had an exit velocity of 90 mph or better
  • 374 ft was the longest ball hit
  • 86.33 mph was the top fastball
  • 2324 rpm was the top fastball spin
  • 2229 rpm was the top curveball spin

 

TrackMan Pitching Leaders

 

TRACKMAN LEADERS

 

Fastball Stats

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Wesley Driscoll NC Wakefield 2023 RHP 86.3 mph
2 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 84.8 mph
3 Adam Smith NC Leesville Road 2023 SS 82.1 mph
4 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP 80.5 mph
5 Brendan Chamberlain NC Granville Central 2024 RHP 80.0 mph

Average Effective Velocity

Effective velocity is taking into account the velocity of each pitch, it release distance, the pitches time to the plate / hitting area, and the pitches movement.  With all of this information, Effective Velocity is allowing coaches and scouts to more accurately compare how a pitch is affecting a hitter.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Eff Velocity (avg)
1 Wesley Driscoll NC Wakefield 2023 RHP 82.2 mph
2 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 81.9 mph
3 Adam Smith NC Leesville Road 2023 SS 78.5 mph
4 Brendan Chamberlain NC Granville Central 2024 RHP 76.3 mph
5 Brooks Booth NC Leesville Road 2023 LHP 76.3 mph

Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Wesley Driscoll NC Wakefield 2023 RHP 2324 rpm
2 Braden Matala NC Wake Forest 2024 C 2148 rpm
3 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 2097 rpm
4 Adam Smith NC Leesville Road 2023 SS 2052 rpm
5 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 2011 rpm

Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Wesley Driscoll NC Wakefield 2023 RHP 2214 rpm
2 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 2034 rpm
3 Adam Smith NC Leesville Road 2023 SS 2009 rpm
4 Braden Matala NC Wake Forest 2024 C 2003 rpm
5 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 1935 rpm

Average Induced Vertical Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 20.9 in
2 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 17.7 in
3 Braden Matala NC Wake Forest 2024 C 17.1 in
4 Brooks Booth NC Leesville Road 2023 LHP 16.7 in
5 Adam Smith NC Leesville Road 2023 SS 16.4 in

Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Wesley Driscoll NC Wakefield 2023 RHP 17.1
2 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP -16.2
3 Brendan Chamberlain NC Granville Central 2024 RHP 10.1
4 Adam Smith NC Leesville Road 2023 SS 8.1
5 Brooks Booth NC Leesville Road 2023 LHP -6.4

 

Curveball Stats

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Wesley Driscoll NC Wakefield 2023 RHP 78.5 mph
2 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 74.1 mph
3 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP 73.6 mph
4 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 69.6 mph
5 Adam Smith NC Leesville Road 2023 SS 68.1 mph

Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Wesley Driscoll NC Wakefield 2023 RHP 2229 rpm
2 Adam Smith NC Leesville Road 2023 SS 2179 rpm
3 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 2147 rpm
4 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 2018 rpm
5 Braden Matala NC Wake Forest 2024 C 2001 rpm

Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Wesley Driscoll NC Wakefield 2023 RHP 2173 rpm
2 Adam Smith NC Leesville Road 2023 SS 2105 rpm
3 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 2016 rpm
4 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 1931 rpm
5 Braden Matala NC Wake Forest 2024 C 1893 rpm

Average Induced Vertical Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 20.9 in
2 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 17.7 in
3 Braden Matala NC Wake Forest 2024 C 17.1 in
4 Brooks Booth NC Leesville Road 2023 LHP 16.7 in
5 Adam Smith NC Leesville Road 2023 SS 16.4 in

Average Horizontal Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Brendan Chamberlain NC Granville Central 2024 RHP -14.0
2 Brooks Booth NC Leesville Road 2023 LHP 10.4
3 Samuel Bretherick NC Wakefield 2024 RHP -8.7
4 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP -6.7
5 Wesley Driscoll NC Wakefield 2023 RHP 5.1