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AL/TN Unsigned Senior Showcase: TrackMan Files


PBR Tennessee & Alabama Staff

MADISON, AL - The AL/TN Unsigned Senior Showcase was held on Sunday, November 6th at James Clemens HS in Madison, AL. This event was an open event that consisted of unsigned prospects from the Class of 2023 in Alabama and Tennessee. These players went through extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion, participated in defensive evaluations, ran the 60 yard-dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers threw in bullpens and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing on Sunday.

Continuing off our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look back at some of the leaders from each statistical category recorded on the Trackman B1 unit. Please continue to check back over the next week, as we will release individual scouting reports on each player present at the event. 

View entire event stats HERE

MAX FASTBALL & AVERAGE SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Jase Phillips TN East Hamilton 2023 RHP 87.9 mph
2 Mason Freeman AL Bob Jones 2023 C 84.0 mph
3 Preston Patterson AL Ardmore 2023 RHP 83.0 mph
4 Galen Evans AL Huntsville 2023 3B 82.8 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jase Phillips TN East Hamilton 2023 RHP 2437 rpm
2 Levi Hall AL Hazel Green 2023 C 2283 rpm
3 Dylan Mann TN Lincoln County 2023 RHP 2137 rpm
4 Cayden Smith AL Covenant Christian 2023 RHP 2114 rpm

Max Fastball Velocity: This metric calculates the speed of the pitch as it’s released from the pitcher’s hand.

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.

AVERAGE FASTBALL HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Hayden Poist AL Chelsea 2023 RHP 18.0
2 Jase Phillips TN East Hamilton 2023 RHP 14.4
3 Anthony Lopez TN White House Heritage 2023 OF -14.1
4 Zachary Neill AL Huntsville 2023 LHP -13.3
5 Galen Evans AL Huntsville 2023 3B 13.1
6 Preston Patterson AL Ardmore 2023 RHP 13.0

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.”

AVERAGE SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Hayden Poist AL Chelsea 2023 RHP 2475
2 Jase Phillips TN East Hamilton 2023 RHP 2332
3 Levi Hall AL Hazel Green 2023 C 2202

Spin Rate: The metric calculates how fast the ball is spinning as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, reported in the number of times the pitched ball would spin per minute (“revolutions per minute” or “rpm”).

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Cade Collins AL Sparkman 2023 LHP 2321 rpm
2 Preston Patterson AL Ardmore 2023 RHP 2218 rpm
3 Cayden Smith AL Covenant Christian 2023 RHP 2166 rpm

Spin Rate: The metric calculates how fast the ball is spinning as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, reported in the number of times the pitched ball would spin per minute (“revolutions per minute” or “rpm”).

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Preston Patterson AL Ardmore 2023 RHP 14.5
2 Dylan Mann TN Lincoln County 2023 RHP 13.5
3 Galen Evans AL Huntsville 2023 3B 13.2
4 Anthony Lopez TN White House Heritage 2023 OF -12.8
5 Rayce Craver AL Hazel Green 2023 RHP 11.5
6 Cade Collins AL Sparkman 2023 LHP -11.1

Horizontal Break: This metric measures the distance, 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.

PEAK EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Preston Lewis AL New Hope 2023 1B 100.2 mph
2 Garrett Calhoun AL Handley 2023 3B 99.0 mph
3 Galen Evans AL Huntsville 2023 3B 96.6 mph
4 Mason Freeman AL Bob Jones 2023 C 95.8 mph
5 Aslan Hullett TN Brentwood Academy 2023 C 94.9 mph
6 Jackson Davis AL Wilson 2023 SS 91.5 mph
7 Rayce Craver AL Hazel Green 2023 RHP 90.1 mph

Exit Velocity: This metric measures the speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Preston Lewis AL New Hope 2023 1B 388 ft
2 Aslan Hullett TN Brentwood Academy 2023 C 376 ft
3 Galen Evans AL Huntsville 2023 3B 351 ft
4 Garrett Calhoun AL Handley 2023 3B 341 ft
5 Braylon Cline TN Hendersonville 2023 RHP 336 ft
6 Jackson Davis AL Wilson 2023 SS 329 ft
7 Mason Freeman AL Bob Jones 2023 C 327 ft

Distance: This metric measures the estimated “carry flat” distance, measured in feet, meaning the distance that the ball travels before it lands, or would have landed if it were not caught or obstructed.

 

Upcoming Events

SHOWCASE DATE LOCATION
Mid-South Preseason ID 1/14 University of Memphis Indoor Facility (Memphis, TN)
Nashville Preseason ID 1/22 Showtime Sports Academy (Franklin, TN)
East Tennessee Preseason ID 1/28 BC Athletics Facility (Knoxville, TN)
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only) 2/4 Showtime Sports Academy (Franklin, TN)

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