Ontario New Year Open: TrackMan Files (Pitching)


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 pitching metrics and data from TrackMan.

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MAX FASTBALL VELO

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Matthew Marsh ON Adam Scott 2023 LHP 89.5 mph
2 Preston Barr ON University Liggett 2024 RHP 89.0 mph
3 Scott Rienguette ON St charles college 2022 SS 87.8 mph
4 Alex Uher ON Henry Street High School 2025 RHP 85.6 mph
5 Jack Ferguson ON Thomas A Stewart Secondary 2023 RHP 85.0 mph
6 Luke Glenn ON Sir William Mulock 2024 RHP 85.0 mph
7 Owen Slater ON Brooklin 2024 RHP 84.4 mph
8 Ben Schultz ON Henry Street 2024 RHP 84.0 mph
9 Darren Lowe-Gaillard ON Silverthorn Collegiate Institute 2023 RHP 81.7 mph
10 Tyson Moran ON F.E. Madill 2025 SS 81.5 mph

AVG FASTBALL VELO

Rank Name State School Class Pos Eff Velocity (avg)
1 Matthew Marsh ON Adam Scott 2023 LHP 85.5 mph
2 Preston Barr ON University Liggett 2024 RHP 85.0 mph
3 Scott Rienguette ON St charles college 2022 SS 84.3 mph
4 Luke Glenn ON Sir William Mulock 2024 RHP 84.0 mph
5 Jack Ferguson ON Thomas A Stewart Secondary 2023 RHP 83.6 mph
6 Owen Slater ON Brooklin 2024 RHP 83.0 mph
7 Alex Uher ON Henry Street High School 2025 RHP 82.4 mph
8 Ben Schultz ON Henry Street 2024 RHP 81.5 mph
9 Matthew Gaspar ON Sinclair secondary school 2024 RHP 80.1 mph
10 Darren Lowe-Gaillard ON Silverthorn Collegiate Institute 2023 RHP 79.8 mph

PEAK FB SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Scott Rienguette ON St charles college 2022 SS 2360 rpm
2 Alex Uher ON Henry Street High School 2025 RHP 2261 rpm
3 Jack Ferguson ON Thomas A Stewart Secondary 2023 RHP 2243 rpm
4 Thomas Hanger ON Humberside Collegiate 2024 SS 2188 rpm
5 Matthew Marsh ON Adam Scott 2023 LHP 2187 rpm
6 Tristan Pappas ON St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS 2024 LHP 2155 rpm
7 Ben Schultz ON Henry Street 2024 RHP 2145 rpm
8 Charlie Hughes ON Bradford District High School 2023 RHP 2108 rpm
9 Darren Lowe-Gaillard ON Silverthorn Collegiate Institute 2023 RHP 2094 rpm
10 Tyson Moran ON F.E. Madill 2025 SS 2093 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 (avg)
1 Ryan McGivney ON Sinclair 2024 C 17.2
2 Owen Slater ON Brooklin 2024 RHP 14.9
3 Thomas Anthony ON Humberside CI 2024 RHP 14.5
4 Hunter Ballantyne ON North Park Collegiate and Vocational School 2023 RHP 14.2
5 Scott Rienguette ON St charles college 2022 SS 13.7
6 Griffin Adams ON Upper Canada College 2024 SS 12.9
7 Liam Rhind ON Ajax 2022 SS 12.6
8 Darren Lowe-Gaillard ON Silverthorn Collegiate Institute 2023 RHP 12.5
9 Liam Norman ON ESC Algonquin 2024 RHP 12.2
10 Hamish MacLeod ON Adam Scott 2023 RHP 11.3

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 CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Scott Rienguette ON St charles college 2022 SS 2810 rpm
2 Tyson Moran ON F.E. Madill 2025 SS 2075 rpm
3 Preston Barr ON University Liggett 2024 RHP 2054 rpm
4 Tristan Pappas ON St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS 2024 LHP 2023 rpm
5 Gareth Mann ON Ajax High School 2023 LHP 1995 rpm

AVG SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Matthew Marsh ON Adam Scott 2023 LHP 2295
2 Caleb Wurzer ON Pine Ridge 2023 LHP 2129
3 Ben Schultz ON Henry Street 2024 RHP 2062
4 Thomas Hanger ON Humberside Collegiate 2024 SS 2038
5 Thomas Anthony ON Humberside CI 2024 RHP 2014

AVG CH HORIZONTAL BREAK

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Scott Rienguette ON St charles college 2022 SS 17.0
2 Griffin Adams ON Upper Canada College 2024 SS 16.9
3 Thomas Hanger ON Humberside Collegiate 2024 SS 16.0
4 Tyson Moran ON F.E. Madill 2025 SS 15.7
5 Owen Slater ON Brooklin 2024 RHP 15.1

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