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2020 Miami Valley Preseason Preview - Advanced Hitting/Pitching Metrics

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We would like to thank all who participated in PBR Ohio's 2020 Miami Valley Preseason Preview. This was a great opportunity for the class of 2021-2024 prospects to be put on college radars. Many players impressed during their individual workouts at the showcase. Below we have the complete statistical results from the event as well as the top performers across various different categories.

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Complete Statistics

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2020 Miami Valley Preseason Preview - Advanced Hitting Metrics With Rapsodo


  • Recorded metrics are based off of Rapsodo 2.0 technology.
  • Exit Velocity:  Exit Velo is the speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat after contact.

To see a breakdown of the Rapsodo 2.0 metrics and the hitting analysis tools, visit

Rapsodo Hitting Metrics

CLICK HERE to see the list of hitters, and a link to their PBR Profiles.

Exit Velo

Name Position School Class Exit Velo
Kolton Dunn INF Perrysburg 2021 94.6
Sam Patriarco 3B Solon 2022 93.5
Max Stewart 3B Batavia 2022 92.3
Julian Stiner 3B Wayne 2021 91.5
Dalton Hodge 3B Tecumseh 2021 91.5

Max Distance

Name Position High School Class Max Distance
Ryan  Uhlenhake INF St. Henry 2021 327
Sam Patriarco
3B Solon 2022 319
John Calhoun Jr.  OF Middletown 2022 318
Lance Palmer INF Bowling Green 2021 312
Ashton Bour C Hopewell Loudon 2022 312

2020 Miami Valley Preseason Preview - Advanced Pitching Metrics With PitchLogic


  • Recorded velocities listed are from the game play session, taken off of a stalker radar gun.
  • Total Spin (rpm): The total amount of rotations per minute put on the baseball out of the hand.
  • Spin Efficiency: Ratio of transverse to total spin... simple meaning is a higher efficiency yields more movement.

To see a breakdown of the PitchLogic metrics and the pitching analysis tools, visit

Fastball Spin Rates

The average fastball spin rate at the MLB level can range from 2050 - 2250 rpm.  The average at the high school level will be lower, but can be hard to track as most pitchers that are getting spin rate readings, are typically more advanced.  When looking at fastball spin rates, coaches and scouts are looking for pitchers that are outside the norm.  High spin rate fastball, typically, tend to ride on hitter, creating swing and miss, and playing at the top of the strike zone.  Low spin rate guys, typically, are creating some sink on their fastball, or the appearance that the fastball is diving.

The pure spin rate does not tell the whole story on any one pitch.  Coaches and scouts are also evaluating spin efficiency and spin direction.  They also want to see some consistency, pitch-to-pitch, on the release point.

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Name Position School Class Total Spin
Cameron Darrington RHP  Perrysburg 2021  2200-2400 
Ethan Heist RHP Sycamore 2021 1900-2100
Aidan Solis RHP Xenia 2024 1900-2100
Kaleb Anderson RHP Beavercreek 2021 1900-2100
Zachary Stevens RHP Wayne 2021 1900-2100
Austin Bahmer RHP River View 2021 1900-2100

Breaking Ball Spin Rates

Typically bigger spin can mean bigger break, but again on the breaking ball the spin efficiency can play a part.  There are also studies that show the speed of the pitch can affect if the spin rate has a chance to take hold and create the break a pitcher is looking for.  Below is a look at each pitcher that threw his breaking ball and what the analytics of each pitch looked like with the PitchLogic baseball.

Name Position School Class Total Spin
Zachary Stevens RHP Wayne 2021 2600-2700
Kaleb Anderson  RHP Beavercreek 2021 2200-2400
Anthony Neesen RHP Northmont 2021 1900-2100
Ryan Uhlenhake RHP St. Henry 2021 1800-2000
Ethan Heist RHP Sycamore 2021 1700-1900
Austin Bahmer RHP River View 2021 1700-1900