Ottawa Fall Open ID: TrackMan Files (Hitting)


Cam Black-Araujo
Lead Scout, PBR Canada

On Friday, November 25th, PBR Ontario hosted its final full showcase of the year in the Nation's Capital for the Ottawa Fall Open ID. The event included over 25+ players with the majority of them being on the positional side.

Players ran through a pro-style workout that included batting practice, positional drills and the 60-yard dash. We had players from the 2023-2025 classes and one 2026 with some strong showings across the board on the infield and at the dish.

We continue to break it all down below with a look at the top TrackMan hitting metrics from batting practice.

For full event stats, click here.
To view upcoming event schedule, click here.

MAX/AVG EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Jude Russell ON Carelton Place 2025 SS 92.0 mph
2 Cole Smart ON Laurel Heights 2023 C 89.9 mph
3 Lukas Artichuk ON St-Joseph Catholic 2024 C 88.6 mph
4 Charles Bernatchez QC Seminaire Saint-Francois 2025 OF 88.4 mph
5 Drew McEvoy ON Ridgemont 2023 OF 88.2 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Jude Russell ON Carelton Place 2025 SS 87.8 mph
2 Cole Smart ON Laurel Heights 2023 C 82.1 mph
3 Marc-Alexandre Guerin QC Polyvalente arvida 2023 2B 81.4 mph
4 Jamie Mercer ON Holy trinity catholic secondary school 2025 SS 80.9 mph
5 Adrian Yamazaki ON Holy Trinity Catholic High School 2023 OF 80.4 mph

MAX/AVG DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Jacob Doy-Yat QC Darcy McGee High school 2023 SS 326 ft
2 Marc-Alexandre Guerin QC Polyvalente arvida 2023 2B 319 ft
3 Jude Russell ON Carelton Place 2025 SS 307 ft
4 Cole Smart ON Laurel Heights 2023 C 305 ft
5 Jamie Mercer ON Holy trinity catholic secondary school 2025 SS 284 ft

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Ben Charbonneau ON St. Peter Catholic 2023 C 231 ft
2 Jude Russell ON Carelton Place 2025 SS 228 ft
3 Jamie Mercer ON Holy trinity catholic secondary school 2025 SS 226 ft
4 Drew McEvoy ON Ridgemont 2023 OF 168 ft
5 Mathis Roberge QC Cardinal Roy de Quebec 2025 OF 166 ft

SWEET SPOT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Jude Russell ON Carelton Place 2025 SS 100 %
2 Cole Smart ON Laurel Heights 2023 C 60 %
^ Jamie Mercer ON Holy trinity catholic secondary school 2025 SS 60 %
3 Evan Primeau ON St. Francis Xavier High School 2023 OF 58 %
4 Mathis Roberge QC Cardinal Roy de Quebec 2025 OF 50 %
^ Gavin Sutherland QC Philemon Wright High School 2024 3B 50 %
^ Javert McGregor ON St Micheal's College School 2023 SS 50 %
^ Jake Ferris ON St. Paul HS 2025 2B 50 %

LINE DRIVE %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Line Drive %
1 Jude Russell ON Carelton Place 2025 SS 85 %
2 Jamie Mercer ON Holy trinity catholic secondary school 2025 SS 60 %
3 Cole Smart ON Laurel Heights 2023 C 50 %
^ Javert McGregor ON St Micheal's College School 2023 SS 50 %
4 Zach Tam ON St. Peter 2025 RHP 40 %

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2023 Holiday Hitter Series - London ON 12/27 The Batter's Box
2023 Holiday Hitter Series - Kitchener ON 12/28 Blue Chip Sports
2023 Holiday Hitter Series - Toronto ON 12/29 NRS Institute
2023 Holiday Hitter Series - Montreal ON 12/30 Ministry of Cricket
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/05 The MAX - McCook, IL
2023 PBR Canada Spring Training Showcase ON 03/11 Launchpad Sports Complex
Improve My Profile with Game Video (Ontario) ON 08/29 Ontario


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