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2020 Scout Day: Ohio Elite (Central) - Advanced 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: Ohio Elite (Central). 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.

Interested in attending a PBR Ohio event? Check out our schedule by clicking here.

Complete Statistics

To view the Positional Stats, Click Here.
To view the Pitching Stats, Click Here.


2020 Scout Day: Ohio Elite (Central) - Advanced Pitching Metrics With PitchLogic

Notes:

  • 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.

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

Name Position School Class Total Spin
Brandon Kim
RHP Westerville South
2021 2000-2200
Sammy Stoner RHP Dublin Jerome 2021 1900-2100
Carter Rees RHP Benjamin Logan 2021 1900-2100
Conner Peer RHP Dublin Scioto 2023 1900-2100
Andrew Edrington RHP Princeton
2023 1800-2050

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
Brandon Kim RHP Westerville South 2021 2200-2500
Sammy Stoner RHP Dublin Jerome
2021 2100-2300
Carter Rees RHP Benjamin Logan
2021 2000-2200
Adrian Mangine RHP Granville
2022 2000-2200
Noah English RHP Perrysburg 2021 1900-2150