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Jackson Open & Rising Stars ID: TrackMan Files


PBR Tennessee Staff

On June 15th, the PBR Tennessee staff hosted the Jackson Open & Rising Stars ID showcases at Freed Hardeman University in Henderson, TN, featuring many of the state’s top players inside both the 2023-2027 classes. Inside today’s TrackMan Files, we’re highlighting the players who topped our leaderboards. Earlier this week we published Quick Hits highlighting the top prospects of the event. We also rolled out a Statistical Leaderboard pointing out the top recorded stats by category.

Now we'll continue to roll out the data we gathered from this event, starting with the analytics we have at our disposal from our TrackMan unit. Below we'll look at which players had noteworthy batted ball and pitch metric data.

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MAX FASTBALL

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Harrison Cowdrey TN Independence 2023 RHP 83.7 mph
2 Ben Daniel TN Ensworth 2023 OF 82.6 mph
3 Chase Gardner TN University School of Jackson 2023 RHP 81.0 mph
4 Koen Fagan TN Spring Hill 2024 RHP 79.1 mph
5 Ean Stanley TN Hardin County 2025 C 76.1 mph

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

PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Chase Gardner TN University School of Jackson 2023 RHP 2199 rpm
2 Koen Fagan TN Spring Hill 2024 RHP 2178 rpm
3 Harrison Cowdrey TN Independence 2023 RHP 2142 rpm
4 Ean Stanley TN Hardin County 2025 C 2094 rpm
5 Ben Daniel TN Ensworth 2023 OF 1970 rpm

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 Chase Gardner TN University School of Jackson 2023 RHP 18.2
2 Cade Freeman TN Crockett County 2025 OF 12.5
3 Koen Fagan TN Spring Hill 2024 RHP 9.8
4 Harrison Cowdrey TN Independence 2023 RHP 8.8
5 Ben Daniel TN Ensworth 2023 OF 8.8

AVERAGE SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Ean Stanley TN Hardin County 2025 C 1977
2 Chase Gardner TN University School of Jackson 2023 RHP 1887

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Harrison Cowdrey TN Independence 2023 RHP 2122 rpm
2 Koen Fagan TN Spring Hill 2024 RHP 1996 rpm
3 Carter Hedges TN Henry County 2024 OF 1953 rpm
4 Ben Daniel TN Ensworth 2023 OF 1930 rpm
5 Cade Freeman TN Crockett County 2025 OF 1776 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Ben Daniel TN Ensworth 2023 OF 14.3
2 Harrison Cowdrey TN Independence 2023 RHP 13.5
3 Chase Gardner TN University School of Jackson 2023 RHP 8.4
4 Koen Fagan TN Spring Hill 2024 RHP 7.1
5 Cade Freeman TN Crockett County 2025 OF 6.7

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Michael Ray TN Memphis University 2025 1B 88.9 mph
2 Andrew Gaughan TN Father Ryan 2023 OF 86.5 mph
3 Ben Daniel TN Ensworth 2023 OF 82.4 mph
4 Nolan Kothe TN Briarcrest 2023 CF 81.9 mph
5 Tucker Bearden TN Arlington 2025 C 81.5 mph

Exit Speed: Also according to TrackMan’s own website: “The speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.”

PEAK EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Michael Ray TN Memphis University 2025 1B 100.2 mph
2 Andrew Gaughan TN Father Ryan 2023 OF 94.0 mph
3 Ben Daniel TN Ensworth 2023 OF 91.3 mph
4 Tucker Bearden TN Arlington 2025 C 89.2 mph
5 Nolan Kothe TN Briarcrest 2023 CF 88.9 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Michael Ray TN Memphis University 2025 1B 349 ft
2 Andrew Gaughan TN Father Ryan 2023 OF 340 ft
3 Carter Hedges TN Henry County 2024 OF 328 ft
4 Tucker Bearden TN Arlington 2025 C 326 ft
5 Nolan Kothe TN Briarcrest 2023 CF 321 ft

 

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