TrackMan Leaders: The Canes Scout Day - Pitchers


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

On Sunday October 30th PBR of North and South Carolina was on hand at Hopewell High in Huntersville, NC for a Scout Day with the Canes Organization. The Scout Day featured players from the 2023-2027 grad classes from both North and South Carolina. 

The day began with catchers going through a defensive evaluation followed by pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting advanced metrics on each pitch. Following the pitchers the position players went through offensive evaluations that included batting practice on the field with Trackman gathering ball flight data and players running a laser timed 10yd, 30yd, and 60 yd sprint. The day concluded with outfielders and infielders going through a defensive evaluation. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance looking at some top performers in select stat categories. Look for more information to follow in the coming days.

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TRACKMAN LEADERS - PITCHERS

 

 

FASTBALL STATS


Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Johnny Ray NC Watauga 2025 OF 84.7 mph
2 Riley Gibson NC First Flight 2025 OF 84.7 mph
3 Preston McGaha SC J.L. Mann 2024 1B 84.0 mph
4 Wesley Shipman SC Landrum 2024 LHP 83.1 mph
5 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 82.7 mph
6 Parker Davis SC Woodmont 2026 OF 81.5 mph
7 William Magee SC Gray Collegiate 2025 RHP 79.7 mph
8 Hudson Riordan SC Legion Collegiate 2027 1B 79.6 mph
9 Jackson Holmes SC Westside 2025 SS 79.6 mph
10 William Meredith SC Emerald 2025 LHP 78.8 mph


Average Effective Velocity

Effective velocity is taking into account the velocity of each pitch, its release distance, the pitches time to the plate / hitting area, and the pitches movement.  With all of this information, Effective Velocity is allowing coaches and scouts to more accurately compare how a pitch is affecting a hitter.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Eff Velocity (avg)
1 Riley Gibson NC First Flight 2025 OF 82.7 mph
2 Hudson Riordan SC Legion Collegiate 2027 1B 80.5 mph
3 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 80.5 mph
4 Johnny Ray NC Watauga 2025 OF 80.5 mph
5 Koen Karsa NC Wake County Home School 2026 RHP 80.4 mph
6 Preston McGaha SC J.L. Mann 2024 1B 80.3 mph
7 Jackson Holmes SC Westside 2025 SS 79.2 mph
8 Parker Davis SC Woodmont 2026 OF 78.7 mph
9 Connor Crenshaw SC Byrnes 2025 SS 78.6 mph
10 Tate Nelson NC New Hanover 2026 SS 78.3 mph


Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Riley Gibson NC First Flight 2025 OF 2471 rpm
2 Davis Rising SC Combine Academy 2023 RHP 2369 rpm
3 Wesley Shipman SC Landrum 2024 LHP 2348 rpm
4 Jason Sproull NC Laney 2026 OF 2319 rpm
5 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 2310 rpm
6 Preston McGaha SC J.L. Mann 2024 1B 2216 rpm
7 Johnny Ray NC Watauga 2025 OF 2152 rpm
8 Koen Karsa NC Wake County Home School 2026 RHP 2148 rpm
9 Hudson Riordan SC Legion Collegiate 2027 1B 2142 rpm
10 Bryson Cothran SC Chapman 2026 3B 2118 rpm


Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Riley Gibson NC First Flight 2025 OF 2345 rpm
2 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 2234 rpm
3 Davis Rising SC Combine Academy 2023 RHP 2225 rpm
4 Jason Sproull NC Laney 2026 OF 2191 rpm
5 Johnny Ray NC Watauga 2025 OF 2090 rpm
6 Koen Karsa NC Wake County Home School 2026 RHP 2079 rpm
7 William Magee SC Gray Collegiate 2025 RHP 2049 rpm
8 Joseph Petry VA Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 2026 OF 2023 rpm
9 Tate Nelson NC New Hanover 2026 SS 1998 rpm
10 Wesley Shipman SC Landrum 2024 LHP 1990 rpm


Average Induced Vertical Movement

Induced vertical movement tracks how the ball rides through the zone, or sinks through the zone.  For the purpose of this board we are tracking which fastballs showed the most ride, typically leading to more swing and miss opportunities

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Jake Moss SC Byrnes 2025 SS 20.1 in
2 Cooper Kullman NC Hopewell High School 2025 2B 20.0 in
3 June Thomas NC The O'Neal School 2025 RHP 19.3 in
4 William Magee SC Gray Collegiate 2025 RHP 19.1 in
5 Noah Hatley NC Concord Academy 2025 OF 19.1 in
6 Finlay Pratt SC First Baptist 2026 C 19.0 in
7 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 18.5 in
8 Easton Keels SC James F. Byrnes 2025 3B 18.5 in
9 Kohen Sutton SC Rock Hill 2026 SS 18.4 in
10 Bryce Cannon NC Apex Friendship 2024 1B 18.4 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Horizontal movement is often referred to as run.  This measurement does not distinguish between early and late movement, just the overall amount the ball tracks to the arm side out of the hand.

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Connor Crenshaw SC Byrnes 2025 SS -17.3
2 Jackson Holmes SC Westside 2025 SS -16.7
3 Easton Keels SC James F. Byrnes 2025 3B -16.0
4 Koen Karsa NC Wake County Home School 2026 RHP -14.9
5 McCoy James NC Cape Hatteras Secondary 2025 SS -14.8
6 Jason Sproull NC Laney 2026 OF -14.0
7 Cooper Kullman NC Hopewell High School 2025 2B -13.4
8 Blake Vestal NC Green Hope 2026 OF -12.9
9 Johnny Ray NC Watauga 2025 OF 12.5
10 Noah Hatley NC Concord Academy 2025 OF 12.5


Peak Spin Score

The Spin Score is a measurement linking velocity and spin.  It is calculated by dividing the spin rate by the velocity of each pitch.  

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Jason Sproull NC Laney 2026 OF 30
2 Davis Rising SC Combine Academy 2023 RHP 30
3 Wesley Shipman SC Landrum 2024 LHP 29
4 Riley Gibson NC First Flight 2025 OF 29
5 Bryson Cothran SC Chapman 2026 3B 29
6 Austin Mantz NC Athens Drive 2026 OF 28
7 Phoenix Herndon SC Westside 2025 OF 28
8 Joseph Petry VA Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 2026 OF 28
9 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 28
10 Kohen Sutton SC Rock Hill 2026 SS 27


CURVEBALL STATS

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Parker Davis SC Woodmont 2026 OF 73.8 mph
2 Wesley Shipman SC Landrum 2024 LHP 72.7 mph
3 Johnny Ray NC Watauga 2025 OF 72.4 mph
4 Connor Crenshaw SC Byrnes 2025 SS 71.1 mph
5 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 70.2 mph
6 Preston McGaha SC J.L. Mann 2024 1B 69.0 mph
7 Joseph Petry VA Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 2026 OF 68.2 mph
8 Jason Sproull NC Laney 2026 OF 67.2 mph
9 William Meredith SC Emerald 2025 LHP 67.2 mph
10 Blake Vestal NC Green Hope 2026 OF 66.7 mph


Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Connor Crenshaw SC Byrnes 2025 SS 2761 rpm
2 Parker Davis SC Woodmont 2026 OF 2633 rpm
3 Wesley Shipman SC Landrum 2024 LHP 2339 rpm
4 McCoy James NC Cape Hatteras Secondary 2025 SS 2218 rpm
5 Jackson Holmes SC Westside 2025 SS 2216 rpm
6 Preston McGaha SC J.L. Mann 2024 1B 2178 rpm
7 Bohdi Robertson NC Pinecrest 2026 LHP 2128 rpm
8 Joseph Petry VA Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 2026 OF 2095 rpm
9 Jason Sproull NC Laney 2026 OF 2093 rpm
10 Koen Karsa NC Wake County Home School 2026 RHP 2076 rpm


Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Connor Crenshaw SC Byrnes 2025 SS 2538 rpm
2 Parker Davis SC Woodmont 2026 OF 2514 rpm
3 Wesley Shipman SC Landrum 2024 LHP 2312 rpm
4 Jackson Holmes SC Westside 2025 SS 2107 rpm
5 McCoy James NC Cape Hatteras Secondary 2025 SS 2103 rpm
6 Preston McGaha SC J.L. Mann 2024 1B 2092 rpm
7 Jason Sproull NC Laney 2026 OF 2058 rpm
8 Joseph Petry VA Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 2026 OF 2053 rpm
9 Bohdi Robertson NC Pinecrest 2026 LHP 2043 rpm
10 Braden Kendall NC East Lincoln 2025 1B 2035 rpm


Average Induced Vertical Movement

This is a measurement of how much the ball drops from its original position and trajectory.  It does not measure how late the movement happens.  This can be referred to as depth on a breaking ball.

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Preston McGaha SC J.L. Mann 2024 1B -12.9 in
2 McCoy James NC Cape Hatteras Secondary 2025 SS -12.5 in
3 Bryce Cannon NC Apex Friendship 2024 1B 12.1 in
4 James Barrow NC Fuquay-Varina 2026 1B 11.6 in
5 Jake Moss SC Byrnes 2025 SS 11.0 in
6 June Thomas NC The O'Neal School 2025 RHP -9.6 in
7 Joseph Petry VA Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 2026 OF 8.1 in
8 Blake Vestal NC Green Hope 2026 OF 7.9 in
9 William Meredith SC Emerald 2025 LHP -7.3 in
10 Koen Karsa NC Wake County Home School 2026 RHP -6.9 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Connor Crenshaw SC Byrnes 2025 SS -17.3
2 Jackson Holmes SC Westside 2025 SS -16.7
3 Easton Keels SC James F. Byrnes 2025 3B -16.0
4 Koen Karsa NC Wake County Home School 2026 RHP -14.9
5 McCoy James NC Cape Hatteras Secondary 2025 SS -14.8
6 Jason Sproull NC Laney 2026 OF -14.0
7 Cooper Kullman NC Hopewell High School 2025 2B -13.4
8 Blake Vestal NC Green Hope 2026 OF -12.9
9 Johnny Ray NC Watauga 2025 OF 12.5
10 Noah Hatley NC Concord Academy 2025 OF 12.5


Peak Spin Score

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Connor Crenshaw SC Byrnes 2025 SS 40
2 Parker Davis SC Woodmont 2026 OF 37
3 McCoy James NC Cape Hatteras Secondary 2025 SS 36
4 Jackson Holmes SC Westside 2025 SS 34
5 June Thomas NC The O'Neal School 2025 RHP 34
6 Jason Sproull NC Laney 2026 OF 33
7 Kohen Sutton SC Rock Hill 2026 SS 33
8 Bohdi Robertson NC Pinecrest 2026 LHP 33
9 Braden Kendall NC East Lincoln 2025 1B 33
10 Austin Mantz NC Athens Drive 2026 OF 32



SLIDER STATS

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Riley Gibson NC First Flight 2025 OF 74.9 mph
2 Koen Karsa NC Wake County Home School 2026 RHP 74.6 mph
3 Wesley Shipman SC Landrum 2024 LHP 74.4 mph
4 Davis Rising SC Combine Academy 2023 RHP 68.2 mph
5 Tate Nelson NC New Hanover 2026 SS 65.1 mph


Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Riley Gibson NC First Flight 2025 OF 2486 rpm
2 Wesley Shipman SC Landrum 2024 LHP 2262 rpm
3 Davis Rising SC Combine Academy 2023 RHP 2236 rpm
4 Tate Nelson NC New Hanover 2026 SS 1965 rpm
5 Koen Karsa NC Wake County Home School 2026 RHP 1965 rpm


Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Riley Gibson NC First Flight 2025 OF 2415
2 Wesley Shipman SC Landrum 2024 LHP 2229
3 Davis Rising SC Combine Academy 2023 RHP 2039
4 Tate Nelson NC New Hanover 2026 SS 1965
5 Braden Kendall NC East Lincoln 2025 1B 1952


Average Induced Vertical Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Braden Kendall NC East Lincoln 2025 1B -6.5 in
2 Blake Vestal NC Green Hope 2026 OF 5.7 in
3 Davis Rising SC Combine Academy 2023 RHP 4.0 in
4 Tate Nelson NC New Hanover 2026 SS -3.0 in
5 Jason Sproull NC Laney 2026 OF -2.1 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Davis Rising SC Combine Academy 2023 RHP -14.6
2 Riley Gibson NC First Flight 2025 OF -12.0
3 Jason Sproull NC Laney 2026 OF -11.2
4 Blake Vestal NC Green Hope 2026 OF -9.2
5 Braden Kendall NC East Lincoln 2025 1B -8.7


Peak Spin Score

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Riley Gibson NC First Flight 2025 OF 33
2 Davis Rising SC Combine Academy 2023 RHP 32
3 Braden Kendall NC East Lincoln 2025 1B 31
4 Wesley Shipman SC Landrum 2024 LHP 30
5 Jason Sproull NC Laney 2026 OF 30



CHANGEUP STATS

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Riley Gibson NC First Flight 2025 OF 79.3 mph
2 Johnny Ray NC Watauga 2025 OF 78.8 mph
3 Preston McGaha SC J.L. Mann 2024 1B 76.7 mph
4 Wesley Shipman SC Landrum 2024 LHP 76.6 mph
5 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 75.0 mph


Average Induced Vertical Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Braden Kendall NC East Lincoln 2025 1B 16.3 in
2 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 15.7 in
3 Bryce Cannon NC Apex Friendship 2024 1B 15.1 in
4 Ryan Schmitz NC Leesville Road 2024 OF 14.8 in
5 Kohen Sutton SC Rock Hill 2026 SS 14.4 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Connor Crenshaw SC Byrnes 2025 SS 20.5
2 June Thomas NC The O'Neal School 2025 RHP 19.8
3 Parker Davis SC Woodmont 2026 OF -17.8
4 Raymond Kastner SC River Bluff 2026 LHP -17.7
5 Koen Karsa NC Wake County Home School 2026 RHP 16.7






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