Ontario New Year Open: TrackMan Files (Hitting)


Cam Black-Araujo
Lead Scout, PBR Canada

We would like to thank all who participated in PBR Ontario's 2022 New Year Open. This was a great opportunity for 2022-2025 prospects to be identified before season, create and update their profiles, as well see where they stack up with their peers.

Many players impressed during their individual workouts at the showcase and below we take a look at some of the top hitting metrics and data from TrackMan.

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PEAK & AVG EXIT VELO

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Jesse Dale ON Forest Hill Collegiate Institute 2024 3B 101.4 mph
2 Gianluca Montanaro ON St. Maximilian Kolbe 2024 C 98.1 mph
3 Jericho Morris-Johns ON Bill Crothers Secondary School 2024 1B 96.8 mph
4 Parker McLean ON Bill Crothers 2023 2B 93.7 mph
5 Preston Barr ON University Liggett 2024 RHP 93.3 mph
6 Matthew Marsh ON Adam Scott 2023 LHP 93.3 mph
7 Vince Persaud ON Pickering High School 2024 OF 92.7 mph
8 Owen Hill ON St James Catholic 2023 OF 92.5 mph
9 Jack Barry ON Uxbridge Secondary School 2024 3B 92.3 mph
10 Ryan Castellarin ON Saint Thomas Aquinas 2024 C 91.9 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Gianluca Montanaro ON St. Maximilian Kolbe 2024 C 93.6 mph
2 Jesse Dale ON Forest Hill Collegiate Institute 2024 3B 90.9 mph
3 Parker McLean ON Bill Crothers 2023 2B 89.5 mph
4 James Kerr ON Great Lakes Canadians 2023 OF 87.8 mph
5 Scott Rienguette ON St charles college 2022 SS 87.5 mph
6 Ryan Castellarin ON Saint Thomas Aquinas 2024 C 86.4 mph
7 Owen Slater ON Brooklin 2024 RHP 86.4 mph
8 Jacob Tissplat ON Westmount C.I 2023 MIF 86.2 mph
9 Jericho Morris-Johns ON Bill Crothers Secondary School 2024 1B 86.1 mph
10 Brendan Lawson ON Lawrence Park 2024 SS 86.1 mph

Exit velocity measures the speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.

PEAK & AVG DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Jesse Dale ON Forest Hill Collegiate Institute 2024 3B 368 ft
2 Gianluca Montanaro ON St. Maximilian Kolbe 2024 C 351 ft
3 Scott Rienguette ON St charles college 2022 SS 342 ft
4 Owen Hill ON St James Catholic 2023 OF 336 ft
5 Jericho Morris-Johns ON Bill Crothers Secondary School 2024 1B 334 ft
6 Parker McLean ON Bill Crothers 2023 2B 327 ft
7 Preston Barr ON University Liggett 2024 RHP 327 ft
8 Rocky Johnson ON St Michael's College School 2024 OF 326 ft
9 Philip Cheong ON Bill Crothers 2025 SS 325 ft

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Scott Rienguette ON St charles college 2022 SS 298 ft
2 Parker McLean ON Bill Crothers 2023 2B 291 ft
3 Brendan Lawson ON Lawrence Park 2024 SS 275 ft
4 Gianluca Montanaro ON St. Maximilian Kolbe 2024 C 267 ft
5 Jericho Morris-Johns ON Bill Crothers Secondary School 2024 1B 263 ft
6 Thomas Hanger ON Humberside Collegiate 2024 SS 259 ft
7 James Kerr ON Great Lakes Canadians 2023 OF 257 ft
8 William Russell ON Ancaster 2024 OF 254 ft
9 Samuel Di Natale ON Neil McNeil 2023 RHP 254 ft
10 Ryan Castellarin ON Saint Thomas Aquinas 2024 C 248 ft

HARD HIT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hard Hit %
1 Gianluca Montanaro ON St. Maximilian Kolbe 2024 C 100 %
2 Jesse Dale ON Forest Hill Collegiate Institute 2024 3B 55 %
3 Jack Barry ON Uxbridge Secondary School 2024 3B 50 %
4 James Kerr ON Great Lakes Canadians 2023 OF 40 %
^ Jericho Morris-Johns ON Bill Crothers Secondary School 2024 1B 40 %
^ Scott Rienguette ON St charles college 2022 SS 40 %
5 Parker McLean ON Bill Crothers 2023 2B 33 %
^ Andrew Harris ON Waterdown 2023 OF 33 %

LINE DRIVE %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Line Drive %
1 Parker McLean ON Bill Crothers 2023 2B 83 %
2 Scott Rienguette ON St charles college 2022 SS 80 %
^ James Kerr ON Great Lakes Canadians 2023 OF 80 %
3 Aiden de Leon ON St. Francis Xavier 2026 SS 77 %
4 Hayden Opyc ON Grand River 2022 OF 75 %
^ Ricardo Rodriguez ON Abbey Park High School 2024 C 75 %
5 Jaden Cohen ON North Toronto Collegiate Institute 2022 3B 71 %

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