Future Games Trials - TrackMan Files (Pitching)


Cam Black-Araujo
Lead Scout, PBR Canada

On Friday, April 15, our PBR Ontario staff hosted our first Future Games Trials of the year at the Athlete Matrix in Mississauga, home of the Ontario Blue Jays. This was our first major event of the year tailored towards selecting our 2022 Canadian Future Games team. 

Our scouting staff got a look at over 80 Future Game eligible players and they didn't disappoint. There were plenty of bats from the 2024 and 2025 classes, while we had a dozen arms at 84+ mph.

Our post-event coverage continues below as we break down the top pitching performances from Friday, thanks our TrackMan unit which was on-site.

MAX & AVG FASTBALL VELO

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Carson Tehan ON Sandwich Secondary School 2024 RHP 88.3 mph
2 Alex Uher ON Henry Street High School 2024 RHP 87.5 mph
3 Makaio Cisneros ON All Saints Catholic secondary school 2024 RHP 87.5 mph
4 Will Hancock ON Oakville Trafalgar 2024 RHP 87.4 mph
5 Zev Salsberg ON TanenbaumCHAT 2024 RHP 86.7 mph
6 Ethan LaPointe ON Holy Names 2024 LHP 86.7 mph
7 Christopher Melvin ON Elmira District Secondary School 2024 RHP 85.4 mph
8 Marko Lashkiv ON Richview collegiate Institute 2024 SS 85.1 mph
9 Julian Robertson ON GW Williams SS 2024 RHP 85.0 mph
10 Ben Schultz ON Henry Street 2024 RHP 84.6 mph
11 Owen Slater ON Brooklin 2024 RHP 84.6 mph
12 Ryan Mcdonagh ON Milton District High School 2024 3B 84.3 mph
13 Luca Alagheband ON Crescent 2024 LHP 83.7 mph
14 Trevor Mulder ON Villanova 2024 RHP 82.7 mph
15 Luke Glenn WI King Heights Academy 2024 RHP 82.7 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Eff Velocity (avg)
1 Will Hancock ON Oakville Trafalgar 2024 RHP 88.0 mph
2 Carson Tehan ON Sandwich Secondary School 2024 RHP 87.3 mph
3 Ethan LaPointe ON Holy Names 2024 LHP 86.9 mph
4 Makaio Cisneros ON All Saints Catholic secondary school 2024 RHP 85.8 mph
5 Alex Uher ON Henry Street High School 2024 RHP 85.7 mph
6 Zev Salsberg ON TanenbaumCHAT 2024 RHP 85.3 mph
7 Julian Robertson ON GW Williams SS 2024 RHP 84.8 mph
8 Owen Slater ON Brooklin 2024 RHP 84.7 mph
9 Marko Lashkiv ON Richview collegiate Institute 2024 SS 83.8 mph
10 Christopher Melvin ON Elmira District Secondary School 2024 RHP 83.7 mph
11 Ryan Mcdonagh ON Milton District High School 2024 3B 83.7 mph
12 Luca Alagheband ON Crescent 2024 LHP 83.6 mph
13 Ben Schultz ON Henry Street 2024 RHP 83.1 mph
14 Luke Glenn WI King Heights Academy 2024 RHP 82.4 mph
15 Trevor Mulder ON Villanova 2024 RHP 82.2 mph

PEAK FB SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Luca Alagheband ON Crescent 2024 LHP 2574 rpm
2 Alex Uher ON Henry Street High School 2024 RHP 2537 rpm
3 Ethan Swaby ON Monarch Park 2024 3B 2517 rpm
4 Ryan Mcdonagh ON Milton District High School 2024 3B 2406 rpm
5 Carson Tehan ON Sandwich Secondary School 2024 RHP 2369 rpm
6 Sarvesh Dhanasekar ON [email protected] W.A. Porter 2024 RHP 2366 rpm
7 Kairon Hernandez ON Sacred Heart 2024 LHP 2334 rpm
8 Christopher Melvin ON Elmira District Secondary School 2024 RHP 2300 rpm
9 Ben Schultz ON Henry Street 2024 RHP 2264 rpm
10 Makaio Cisneros ON All Saints Catholic secondary school 2024 RHP 2214 rpm

Spin Rate: This metric calculates the rate of spin on the baseball as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, measured in revolutions per minute (rpm). Historical data shows that high-spin fastballs lessen the impact of gravity, allowing for more ‘rise’ (or less fall, in other words) as it carries through the zone. Low-spin fastballs typically indicate the pitch has greater horizontal action, often making it tougher to square up, but generally easier to make contact with, leading to more ground balls, while high-spin fastballs show a correlation with swings and misses.

FB HORIZONTAL BREAK

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (max)
1 Christopher Melvin ON Elmira District Secondary School 2024 RHP 21.3 in
2 Ryan Mcdonagh ON Milton District High School 2024 3B 18.9 in
3 Gabriel Larocque ON St. Charles College 2026 C 18.8 in
4 Max Arnold ON LoEllen Secondary 2025 SS 18.7 in
5 Tyson Groves ON Innisdale Secondary School 2025 C 18.5 in
6 Jackson Feggi ON Eastview Secondary School 2025 RHP 16.7 in
7 Wesley Knott ON Eastview Secondary School 2024 SS 16.7 in
8 Marko Lashkiv ON Richview collegiate Institute 2024 SS 16.4 in
9 Kairon Hernandez ON Sacred Heart 2024 LHP -15.2 in
10 Ben Schultz ON Henry Street 2024 RHP 14.9 in

Horizontal Break: Outlined on TrackMan’s own website: “... horizontal movement is measured in inches between where the pitch actually crosses the front of home plate side-wise, and where it would have crossed home plate side-wise if had it traveled in a perfectly straight line from release. A positive number means the break was to the right from the pitcher’s perspective, while a negative number means the break was to the left from the pitcher’s perspective.”

AVG CB SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Carson Tehan ON Sandwich Secondary School 2024 RHP 2635 rpm
2 Ethan Swaby ON Monarch Park 2024 3B 2509 rpm
3 Gabriel Larocque ON St. Charles College 2026 C 2317 rpm
4 Sarvesh Dhanasekar ON [email protected] W.A. Porter 2024 RHP 2241 rpm
5 Tyler Parent ON Newmarket High School 2024 RHP 2155 rpm
6 Ben Goodacre ON Ancaster High School 2024 RHP 2068 rpm
7 Julian Robertson ON GW Williams SS 2024 RHP 1989 rpm
8 Owen Ralph ON Riverdale 2024 SS 1982 rpm
9 Makaio Cisneros ON All Saints Catholic secondary school 2024 RHP 1968 rpm
10 Kairon Hernandez ON Sacred Heart 2024 LHP 1890 rpm

AVG SL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Luca Alagheband ON Crescent 2024 LHP 2607
2 Ben Schultz ON Henry Street 2024 RHP 2379
3 Marko Lashkiv ON Richview collegiate Institute 2024 SS 2330
4 Zev Salsberg ON TanenbaumCHAT 2024 RHP 2131
5 Owen Slater ON Brooklin 2024 RHP 2090

AVG CH HORIZONTAL BREAK

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Tyson Groves ON Innisdale Secondary School 2025 C 19.0
2 Owen Slater ON Brooklin 2024 RHP 18.7
3 Luca Alagheband ON Crescent 2024 LHP -17.9
4 Wesley Knott ON Eastview Secondary School 2024 SS 17.5
5 Will Hancock ON Oakville Trafalgar 2024 RHP 16.9

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2022 Newfoundland Trials ON 06/09 Premier Sports Academy
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/26 LakePoint
2022 West Coast Games (Team PBR Canada Selects) ON 08/12 UNLV
Improve My Profile with Game Video (Ontario) ON 08/29 Ontario