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2020 Scout Day: Triple Crown Royals - 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: Triple Crown Royals. 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: Triple Crown Royals - 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
Brayden White RHP Westerville South
2021 2200-2400
Bryson Bell RHP Newark Catholic
2021 2000-2200
CJ DelGratta RHP Olentangy Berlin HS
2021 2000-2200
Heath Mann RHP Olentangy Orange
2021 2000-2200
Dominic Chiavaroli LHP Upper Arlington
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
Brayden White RHP Westerville South
2021 2300-2500
Heath Mann RHP Olentangy Orange 2021 2300-2500
Mitch Herbst RHP Olentangy Berlin
2021 2200-2400
Michael Beverlin RHP Marysville 2021 2100-2200
Ty Hatfield RHP Fredericktown
2021 2000-2200