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Nashville Preseason ID - TrackMan Files


PBR TN Staff

On Sunday, January 2nd, The PBR Tennessee Staff kicked off 2022 by hosting the Nashville Preseason ID at Showtime Sports Academy. The event featured a group of talented 2022-2025 prospects. 

Today, we’re continuing our post-event analysis by examining the data measured by our TrackMan units. The technology is able to capture information that’s difficult to capture by the naked eye, like pitch-by-pitch metrics and batted-ball data. We’ll explain more below:

MAX FASTBALL & PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Mason Raffauf TN Columbia Academy 2022 LHP 82.5 mph
2 Ryan Stein TN Nolensville 2025 OF 81.7 mph
3 Easton Barnett TN Stewarts Creek 2024 RHP 80.4 mph
4 Carter Milligan TN Milan 2023 3B 80.3 mph
5 William Mccoy TN Brentwood Academy 2023 RHP 79.8 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Tyler Wilson TN Middle Tennessee Christian 2024 RHP 2360 rpm
2 Carter Milligan TN Milan 2023 3B 2308 rpm
3 Ben Kauffman TN Cannon County 2025 1B 2146 rpm
4 Mason Raffauf TN Columbia Academy 2022 LHP 2070 rpm
5 Easton Barnett TN Stewarts Creek 2024 RHP 2014 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 William Mccoy TN Brentwood Academy 2023 RHP 13.1
2 Gavin True TN East Robertson 2025 2B 13.1
3 Ben Kauffman TN Cannon County 2025 1B 12.9
4 Thatcher Green TN Nashville Christian 2022 CF 12.1
5 Carson Pack TN Oakland 2025 MIF 10.9

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 Mason Raffauf TN Columbia Academy 2022 LHP 2031

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Carter Milligan TN Milan 2023 3B 2118 rpm
2 Mason Raffauf TN Columbia Academy 2022 LHP 2051 rpm
3 Tyler Wilson TN Middle Tennessee Christian 2024 RHP 1884 rpm
4 Ryan Stein TN Nolensville 2025 OF 1810 rpm
5 William Mccoy TN Brentwood Academy 2023 RHP 1787 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Ryan Stein TN Nolensville 2025 OF -14.0
2 Carson Pack TN Oakland 2025 MIF 12.4
3 Ben Kauffman TN Cannon County 2025 1B 11.8
4 Carter Milligan TN Milan 2023 3B 11.6
5 Mason Raffauf TN Columbia Academy 2022 LHP -11.3

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Reece Killion TN Henry County 2022 C 91.0 mph
2 Scotty Dean TN Rossview 2023 C 88.9 mph
3 Ryan Stein TN Nolensville 2025 OF 88.2 mph
4 Carter Milligan TN Milan 2023 3B 88.2 mph
5 Thatcher Green TN Nashville Christian 2022 CF 87.3 mph
6 Ty Martin TN Smith County 2024 1B 86.5 mph
7 John Morgan Thomas TN Marshall County 2023 1B 85.0 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 Reece Killion TN Henry County 2022 C 99.5 mph
2 Ty Martin TN Smith County 2024 1B 97.4 mph
3 Scotty Dean TN Rossview 2023 C 95.4 mph
4 Ryan Stein TN Nolensville 2025 OF 93.9 mph
5 Carter Milligan TN Milan 2023 3B 93.8 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Reece Killion TN Henry County 2022 C 372 ft
2 Scotty Dean TN Rossview 2023 C 357 ft
3 Thatcher Green TN Nashville Christian 2022 CF 351 ft
4 Ty Martin TN Smith County 2024 1B 341 ft
5 Thor Williams TN Anderson County 2022 OF 330 ft
6 John Morgan Thomas TN Marshall County 2023 1B 327 ft
7 Ryan Stein TN Nolensville 2025 OF 325 ft
8 Gunnar Waldrop TN Riverdale 2025 C 321 ft

Find all TrackMan stats from the event HERE

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