Prep Baseball Report

2020 Scout Day: Force Ohio - Advanced Hitting/Pitching 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: Force Ohio. 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: Force Ohio - 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
Kasey Kish  C Walsh Jesuit 2022 96.1
Sawyer Solitaria 3B Ignatius 2024 96
Sam Patriarco 3B Solon 2022 92.7
Mark Serdinak 3B Walsh Jesuit 2022 92.5
Devo Britsky 3B Eastlake North 2021 92.3

Max Distance

Name Position School Class Max Distance
Mark Serdinak
 3B Walsh Jesuit 2021 353
Devo Britsky
3B Eastlake North 2021 348
Kasey Kish C Walsh Jesuit 2022 339
Sam Patriarco
3B Solon 2022 322
Daniel Hanson OF Nordonia 2022 320

2020 Scout Day: Force Ohio - 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.

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

Name Position School Class Total Spin
Leo Fornara RHP Chagrin Falls  2022 1890-2180
James Corrigan RHP St. Ignatius 2023 1640-2080
Chris Protos RHP Westlake 2024 19870-2050
Sawyer Solitaria RHP St. Ignatius 2024 1930-2000
Connor Preisel LHP Holy Name 2022 1890-1980

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
Connor Preisel
LHP Holy Name 2022 2320-2340
Leo Fornara
RHP Chagrin Falls
2022 1925-2230
Zachary Whetzel RHP Nordonia 2022 2000-2170
Alex Stoneman RHP Nordonia Hills 2022 1920-2070
Chris Protos
RHP Westlake 2024 1830-2070