2020 Scout Day: Cincinnati Riverbats - Advanced Metrics

Jordan Chiero and PBR Ohio Staff
PBR Ohio Director of Scouting

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We would like to thank all who participated in PBR Ohio's 2020 Scout Day: Cincinnati Riverbats. 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 Scout Day: Cincinnati Riverbats - Advanced Hitting Metrics


  • 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 www.Rapsodo.com

Rapsodo Hitting Metrics


Exit Velo

Name Position School Class Exit Velo
Jacob Fabry 2B Badin 
2023 94
Justin Bailes 3B St. Xavier
2021 90
Jacob Napier 1B Campbell County
2022 90
Jack Sell 1B Campbell County
2021 90
Ryan Bovard 3B East Central
2022 87

Max Distance

Name Position School Class Max Distance
Justin Bailes C St. Xavier
2021 311
Tyler Hewlett C Milford Exempted Village Schools
2021 305
Nick Owens 3B Talawanda High School
2024 303
Damian Tillie 1B Princeton
2021 300
Jack Sell 1B Campbell County
2021 290

2020 Scout Day: Cincinnati Riverbats - Advanced Pitching Metrics


  • 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 www.PitchLogic.com

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.


Name Position School Class Total Spin
Joshua Napier
Campbell County
2021 2100-2300
Jacob Jacob RHP
Campbell County
2022 2000-2200
Zachary Bebout RHP
2021 1900-2100
Jack Feth RHP
2021 1900-2100
Damian Tillie RHP
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
Cody Watkins LHP Lakota East 
2021 2100-2300
Jack Sell RHP Campbell County 
2022 2000-2200
Jacob Dameron RHP Middletown
2021 2000-2200
Jacob Napier RHP Campbell County
2022 1700-1900
Nick Owens RHP Talawanda 
2024 1700-1900