TrackMan Pitching Analytics: Carolina Rockies Scout Day


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

On Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 PBR of North Carolina was on hand at High Point Christian for a scout day with the Carolina Rockies. 48 total players participated with grad years ranging from the 2022-2025 classes. 

After the players stretched, catchers started the day going through their defensive evaluation making throws to second base with coaches recording pop times and coaches grading accuracy and carry with their velocities being recorded by the Stalker Radar Gun. Pitchers then threw a controlled bullpen of 15-20 pitches showcasing their arsenal of pitches and Trackman gathering Ball Flight data. After the pitchers, position players began their workout by running a laser timed 60, followed by batting practice on the field and Trackman collecting ball flight analytics. The day finished with infielders and outfielders going through a defensive evaluation. 

Below we take our first look at some of the numbers collected throughout the event. 

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By the Numbers

 

  • 48 total players
  • 8 players ran a 7.20 or better 60 on the lasers
  • 3 infield arms topped at 80 mph or higher
  • 6 outfield arms reached 81 mph or higher
  • 3 catcher arm velocities were recorded at 74 mph or better
  • 4 catchers had pop times of 2.10 or lower
  • 13 hitters had an exit velocity of 90 mph or higher
  • 5 fastballs topped at 86 mph or higher
  • 2 pitchers had fastballs reach 89 mph
  • 2476 rpm was the top fastball spin
  • 2866 rpm was the top curveball spin

 

TrackMan Analytics: Pitching

 

TRACKMAN LEADERS

 

Fastball Stats

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Trace Aufderhar NC High Point Christian 2023 RHP 88.8 mph
2 RYLAN VENABLE NC Mount Airy 2024 RHP 88.6 mph
3 Davin Whitaker NC Davie County 2023 3B 86.6 mph
4 Jarred Lindholm NC Oak Grove 2023 RHP 86.6 mph
5 Dylan Story NC High Point Christian 2023 RHP 85.8 mph
6 Tyshorn Phillip NC Mount Tabor 2022 OF 83.8 mph
7 Trevor Hilburn NC Union Pines 2022 OF 82.7 mph
8 Tony Lopez NC High Point Christian 2024 RHP 82.1 mph
9 Jack Brodeur NC CE Jordan 2025 RHP 82.1 mph
10 Marshall Buchanan TN West Ridge 2022 RHP 81.5 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 Trace Aufderhar NC High Point Christian 2023 RHP 86.9 mph
2 RYLAN VENABLE NC Mount Airy 2024 RHP 86.7 mph
3 Jarred Lindholm NC Oak Grove 2023 RHP 86.3 mph
4 Davin Whitaker NC Davie County 2023 3B 85.9 mph
5 Dylan Story NC High Point Christian 2023 RHP 85.8 mph

Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Davin Whitaker NC Davie County 2023 3B 2476 rpm
2 Dylan Story NC High Point Christian 2023 RHP 2467 rpm
3 Trace Aufderhar NC High Point Christian 2023 RHP 2439 rpm
4 Jarred Lindholm NC Oak Grove 2023 RHP 2379 rpm
5 Trevor Hilburn NC Union Pines 2022 OF 2365 rpm

Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Davin Whitaker NC Davie County 2023 3B 2414 rpm
2 Trace Aufderhar NC High Point Christian 2023 RHP 2337 rpm
3 Dylan Story NC High Point Christian 2023 RHP 2322 rpm
4 Jarred Lindholm NC Oak Grove 2023 RHP 2269 rpm
5 Daniel Savage NC Carson 2023 SS 2267 rpm

Average Induced Vertical Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Daniel Savage NC Carson 2023 SS 18.0 in
2 Davin Whitaker NC Davie County 2023 3B 16.9 in
3 Van Dixon NC Ronald Regan 2025 2B 16.6 in
4 Ethan Yarbrough NC Oak Grove 2023 LHP 16.4 in
5 Hayden Jenkins NC Ashe County 2024 LHP 16.4 in

Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Braxton Cain NC Southern Alamance 2024 RHP 15.5
2 Carson Daniel NC Westchester Country Day 2023 2B 14.1
3 Hayden Jenkins NC Ashe County 2024 LHP -12.7
4 RYLAN VENABLE NC Mount Airy 2024 RHP 12.6
5 Ben Cornwell NC Ashe County 2025 RHP 11.9

 

Curveball Stats

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 RYLAN VENABLE NC Mount Airy 2024 RHP 76.9 mph
2 Jarred Lindholm NC Oak Grove 2023 RHP 76.6 mph
3 Trace Aufderhar NC High Point Christian 2023 RHP 75.7 mph
4 Tony Lopez NC High Point Christian 2024 RHP 74.5 mph
5 Davin Whitaker NC Davie County 2023 3B 73.9 mph

Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Davin Whitaker NC Davie County 2023 3B 2866 rpm
2 Dylan Story NC High Point Christian 2023 RHP 2304 rpm
3 Trace Aufderhar NC High Point Christian 2023 RHP 2289 rpm
4 Tony Lopez NC High Point Christian 2024 RHP 2278 rpm
5 RYLAN VENABLE NC Mount Airy 2024 RHP 2277 rpm

Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Davin Whitaker NC Davie County 2023 3B 2776 rpm
2 Dylan Story NC High Point Christian 2023 RHP 2272 rpm
3 Tony Lopez NC High Point Christian 2024 RHP 2219 rpm
4 RYLAN VENABLE NC Mount Airy 2024 RHP 2188 rpm
5 Tyshorn Phillip NC Mount Tabor 2022 OF 2143 rpm

Average Induced Vertical Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Daniel Savage NC Carson 2023 SS 18.0 in
2 Davin Whitaker NC Davie County 2023 3B 16.9 in
3 Van Dixon NC Ronald Regan 2025 2B 16.6 in
4 Ethan Yarbrough NC Oak Grove 2023 LHP 16.4 in
5 Hayden Jenkins NC Ashe County 2024 LHP 16.4 in

Average Horizontal Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Corbin Cave NC North Davidson 2024 1B -15.8
2 Jack Brodeur NC CE Jordan 2025 RHP -15.7
3 Trevor Hilburn NC Union Pines 2022 OF -14.6
4 Braxton Cain NC Southern Alamance 2024 RHP -14.5
5 Ryan LaBaugh NC East Forsyth 2023 RHP -13.6