Prep Baseball Report

Event Rewind: Top NJ Fall Event Fastball Spin Rates

TJ Hunt
Director, PBR New Jersey

With the 2022 event calendar wrapping up, it is time to review some top statistical performers. Over the next several weeks and into the new year, we will review top performers in various statistical categories from all of our 2022 events. To start, we will review the top performers from the fall.

Top Fastball Spin Rates - Fall 2022


Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Andrew Hladik NJ Seton Hall Prep 2024 RHP 2436 rpm
2 Yonadsan Vargas NJ Hudson Catholic 2026 C 2346 rpm
3 Jimmy Gallagher NJ Gloucester Catholic 2026 RHP 2342 rpm
4 Jun-Ha Gelayder NJ Leonia 2025 SS 2341 rpm
5 Brendan Opat NJ Pope John XIII 2025 RHP 2301 rpm
6 Tony Kownacki NJ Northern Burlington 2024 LHP 2268 rpm
7 Kevin Wood NJ Seton Hall Prep 2024 RHP 2256 rpm
8 Shayne Salvesen NJ Old Bridge 2022 RHP 2213 rpm
9 Anthony Letizia NJ Cedar Creek 2024 SS 2207 rpm
10 Joseph Pietrunti NJ Pascack Hills 2025 RHP 2198 rpm



Central New Jersey Preseason ID NJ 02/20 Iron Peak Sports - Hillsborough, NJ
2023 NJ Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only) NJ 03/04 Top Corner Sports - Bridgewater, NJ
2023 NJ Preseason All State: Underclass (Invite-Only) NJ 03/11 Sportika - Manalapan, NJ
Northern New Jersey Preseason ID NJ 03/12 Sports Domain Academy - Clifton, NJ