TrackMan Pitcher of the Week: Carson Tehan


Brady Turner
Data and Analytics, PBR Canada

 

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trackman pitcher of the week: 2023 rhp carson tehan

 

Carson Tehan

Class of 2024 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Sandwich Secondary School
    State: ON
  • Summer Team: Windsor Selects
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 173lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(04/15/22)
86 - 87
FB
(04/15/22)
74 - 75
CB
(04/15/22)
78 - 79
CH
(04/15/22)
77 - 78
SL
(04/15/22)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 87
CB
74 - 75
CH
78 - 79
SL
77 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
80 - 83
CH
74 - 75
SL
68 - 71
Position
7.30
60-yard
(08/18/21)
73
OF Velo
(08/18/21)
Trackman - Fastball
88.3
Velocity (max)
(04/15/22)
87.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(04/15/22)
2412
Spin Rate (max)
(08/18/21)
2318
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/18/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.3
Velo Range
86.9 - 88.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
87.3
Spin Rate (max)
2369
Spin Rate (avg)
2285
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.1
Velo Range
81.5 - 83.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.8
Spin Rate (max)
2412
Spin Rate (avg)
2318
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
74.9
Velocity (max)
(04/15/22)
74.8 - 74.9
Velo Range
(04/15/22)
73.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(04/15/22)
2664
Spin Rate (max)
(04/15/22)
2635
Spin Rate (avg)
(04/15/22)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
74.9
Velo Range
74.8 - 74.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.3
Spin Rate (max)
2664
Spin Rate (avg)
2635
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
71.9
Velocity (max)
(08/18/21)
68.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/18/21)
2854
Spin Rate (max)
(08/18/21)
2740
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/18/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
71.9
Velo Range
69.2 - 71.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.6
Spin Rate (max)
2854
Spin Rate (avg)
2740
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
79.3
Velocity (max)
(04/15/22)
75.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/18/21)
1766
Spin Rate (max)
(04/15/22)
1766
Spin Rate (avg)
(04/15/22)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
79.3
Spin Rate (max)
1766
Spin Rate (avg)
1766
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
75.6
Velo Range
75.6 - 75.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.4
Spin Rate (max)
1745
Spin Rate (avg)
1742
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
84.8
Exit Velocity (max)
(08/18/21)
75.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
(08/18/21)
165
Distance (avg)
(08/18/21)
279
Distance (max)
(08/18/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
84.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
75.1
Distance (avg)
165
Distance (max)
279
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

trackman pitcher of the week: 2023 rhp carson tehan

When a pitcher can spin the baseball, it gives them many options when it comes to their repertoire. Carson Tehan out of the Windsor Selects program is able to spin the baseball like no one else in his class. He has an average fastball spin rate of 2318 which is the best in the country for 2023s. It generates a 19.2 IVB and 5.3 HB. Now, although his fastball doesn’t have a lot of arm-side run to it, the substantial IVB sets up his breaking ball very well.

Just like his fastball, Tehan can spin his slider at an elite level. It has an average spin rate of 2740 which is tops in his class by a wide margin. The next best spin rate on a slider in the class of 2023 is 2374. What we like about his slider is that it has both depth and horizontal break. Its IVB is -9.3 and its HB is -15.9. This allows it to drastically differ in movement from his fastball as seen on the graph below (fastball – black, slider – blue):

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What he also possesses is a 39 spin score on that slider. For context, an average spin score on a breaking ball is generally around 30. What spin score essentially tells us is how good a pitcher is at spinning a baseball (spin score = spin rate/velocity). This is an important metric because as a pitcher’s velocity increases, so does their spin rate. Spin score is a good way to predict a player’s ability to spin the baseball as he matures and adds velocity.

Finally, his changeup. It’s tough to get a full picture of his changeup because of the small sample size, he only threw two of them in his bullpen. It has a comparable IVB to his fastball (17.7), as seen on the graph above, but does have a significant difference in HB, 13.7 versus 5.3 for his fastball caused by the difference in tilt. The velocity and spin rate difference from his fastball is decent, but this is where he can make adjustments that will have a positive impact on his changeup.

For Tehan going forward a minor adjustment to his release point and on his changeup is what he should be looking at. For his release point, consistency will allow him to locate his pitches better as well as making it tougher for those better hitters to pick up on what he is throwing:

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His sliders will all differ in movement which makes it tougher to locate when they all come out of the hand at different spots. That also goes for any pitch. As for his changeup, a modification to his velocity and spin rate will drop his IVB and make it a very tough pitch for hitters to pick up on. Playing around with different grips will make this possible.

His slider is and will continue to be his calling card. Adding an elite secondary offering will make him that much tougher to face in the coming years.




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