Preseason 2022: Trackman Pitching Leaderboard (Class of '25)


Joe Walentin
Scouting Director, NY

It was a busy preseason across the keystone state, we’ve crunched all the numbers and have identified the top performances in each statistical category from our events. Included in the final results are players from outside the state borders that have excelled while participating in a PBR Pennsylvania event.

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PEAK FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Drew Kindlon NY Albany Academy 2025 RHP 86.6 mph
2 Ryan Walsh PA Bethel Park 2025 RHP 86.5 mph
3 Christian Lucarelli PA Riverside 2025 RHP 86.4 mph
4 Cory Sheridan DE Salesianum School 2025 RHP 85.5 mph
5 Kaden Hathaway PA Trinity 2025 3B 85.5 mph
6 Brandon Benkovics NC Wayne Country Day School 2025 RHP 84.6 mph
7 Alexandre Nevells NY Niskayuna 2025 OF 84.3 mph
8 Kade Sell PA Bishop Guilfoyle 2025 RHP 83.4 mph
9 Gage Laughner PA Central Mountain 2025 RHP 83.3 mph
10 Jacob Stevens PA Wyoming Valley West 2025 OF 83.0 mph

PEAK FASTBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Aaron Smearman PA Altoona Area 2025 RHP 2641 rpm
2 Kaden Hathaway PA Trinity 2025 3B 2529 rpm
3 Jake Federouch PA Chartiers Valley 2025 SS 2400 rpm
4 Justin Mikovitch PA Northampton 2025 RHP 2375 rpm
5 Christian Lucarelli PA Riverside 2025 RHP 2345 rpm
6 Ryan Walsh PA Bethel Park 2025 RHP 2330 rpm
7 Shea Higgins PA Hazleton Area 2025 1B 2300 rpm
8 Ethan Grim PA Governor Mifflin 2025 3B 2288 rpm
9 Ryan Pettograsso NY Lansing 2025 3B 2283 rpm
10 Alexandre Nevells NY Niskayuna 2025 OF 2270 rpm

PEAK CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 A.J. DiAddezio PA Pope John Paul II 2025 2B 2461 rpm
2 Liam Ahern PA Lancaster Catholic 2025 RHP 2411 rpm
3 Michael Mariano Jr PA Liberty 2025 1B 2360 rpm
4 Harrison McTear PA Malvern Prep 2025 1B 2333 rpm
5 Brody Gebhard PA Hempfield 2025 RHP 2316 rpm
6 Alexandre Nevells NY Niskayuna 2025 OF 2284 rpm
7 Justin Mikovitch PA Northampton 2025 RHP 2282 rpm
8 Elijah Mead PA Pittston Area 2025 OF 2269 rpm
9 Logan Correll PA The Episcopal Academy 2025 LHP 2259 rpm
10 Marc Russo PA West Scranton 2025 OF 2255 rpm

PEAK SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Aaron Smearman PA Altoona Area 2025 RHP 2565 rpm
2 Dante Deleonibus PA Shaler Area 2025 RHP 2487 rpm
3 Kaden Hathaway PA Trinity 2025 3B 2460 rpm
4 Brody Gebhard PA Hempfield 2025 RHP 2348 rpm
5 Aiden Hagner PA Norristown Area 2025 3B 2337 rpm
6 Luke Duckworth PA St. Joseph's Catholic Adademy 2025 RHP 2304 rpm
7 Mason Petridis OH Austintown Fitch 2025 RHP 2287 rpm
8 Liam Solomon CT Bethel 2025 LHP 2198 rpm
9 Quinn Wilkins PA Hempfield Area 2025 3B 2145 rpm
10 Michael Niszczak PA La Salle College HS 2025 LHP 2138 rpm



UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2022 Summer Open: East PA 06/07 Phillies Urban Youth Academy fields
2022 JR PA State Games (SOLD OUT) PA 06/21 Big Show Sports
2022 Pennsylvania Invitational (30 Player Max) PA 06/21 Big Show Sports
2022 Top Prospect Games: East PA 07/13 War Memorial Field
2022 Summer Open: West PA 07/19 Seton Hill University
2022 Top Prospect Games: West PA 07/20 Owen J. Dougherty Field
2022 PA/WV Backyard Brawl (Session 1) PA 07/21 Monongalia County Ballpark
2022 PA/WV Backyard Brawl (Session 2) PA 07/21 Monongalia County Ballpark
2022 PA/WV Backyard Brawl (Session 3) PA 07/21 Monongalia County Ballpark
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/26 LakePoint