TN Senior Games - TrackMan Files


PBR TN Staff

On Saturday, October 23rd, the PBR Tennessee scouting staff hosted the Tennessee Senior Games Friendship Christian in Lebanon, TN. The event featured top uncommitted 2022 prospects from around the state. 

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 Luke Beam TN Westview 2022 RHP 88.5 mph
2 Charlie Davis TN Henry County 2022 SS 85.2 mph
3 Jack Newman TN Briarcrest 2022 LHP 85.1 mph
4 Caden Blackford TN White House 2022 RHP 84.7 mph
5 Grayson King TN Riverdale 2022 RHP 83.9 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Grayson King TN Riverdale 2022 RHP 2315 rpm
2 Caden Blackford TN White House 2022 RHP 2312 rpm
3 Patrick Cantrell TN DeKalb County 2022 LHP 2253 rpm
4 AJ Harris TN Northwest 2022 3B 2249 rpm
5 Perry Griffin TN Boyd Buchanan 2022 RHP 2193 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 Zachary Faerber TN Clarksville 2022 LHP -14.3
2 Luke Beam TN Westview 2022 RHP 13.2
3 Kyler Oathout TN Pope John Paul II 2022 2B 12.5
4 Perry Griffin TN Boyd Buchanan 2022 RHP 11.8
5 Patrick Cantrell TN DeKalb County 2022 LHP -11.6

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 Kyler Oathout TN Pope John Paul II 2022 2B 2797
2 Grayson King TN Riverdale 2022 RHP 2328
3 Jon Payne TN Summit 2022 RHP 2242
4 Kadin Brandon TN Oakland 2022 RHP 2152
5 Dylan James TN Briarcrest Christian 2022 RHP 2139

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Bryce Fuller TN Lebanon 2022 LHP 2348 rpm
2 Jack Newman TN Briarcrest 2022 LHP 2282 rpm
3 Jon Payne TN Summit 2022 RHP 2259 rpm
4 Dylan James TN Briarcrest Christian 2022 RHP 2139 rpm
5 Kadin Brandon TN Oakland 2022 RHP 2135 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Grayson King TN Riverdale 2022 RHP 17.6
2 Kyler Oathout TN Pope John Paul II 2022 2B 16.7
3 Mason Raffauf TN Columbia Academy 2022 LHP -16.5
4 Dylan James TN Briarcrest Christian 2022 RHP 15.3
5 Kaleb Gupton TN Davidson Academy 2022 1B 12.7

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Kaleb Gupton TN Davidson Academy 2022 1B 92.1 mph
2 Grant Morgan TN Independence 2022 C 89.8 mph
3 Jacob Ralston TN Lipscomb Academy 2022 OF 88.5 mph
4 Brody Melton TN Tullahoma 2022 3B 88.0 mph
5 Liam McFarlame TN Summit 2022 C 87.6 mph
6 Robert Matano TN Stewart's Creek 2022 OF 86.9 mph
7 Maxwell McHenry TN Oakland 2022 OF 86.0 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 Kaleb Gupton TN Davidson Academy 2022 1B 98.5 mph
2 Jacob Ralston TN Lipscomb Academy 2022 OF 97.9 mph
3 Brody Melton TN Tullahoma 2022 3B 96.3 mph
4 Grant Morgan TN Independence 2022 C 95.4 mph
5 Robert Matano TN Stewart's Creek 2022 OF 94.9 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Jacob Ralston TN Lipscomb Academy 2022 OF 372 ft
2 Liam McFarlame TN Summit 2022 C 367 ft
3 Grant Morgan TN Independence 2022 C 350 ft
4 Kaleb Gupton TN Davidson Academy 2022 1B 346 ft
5 Robert Matano TN Stewart's Creek 2022 OF 343 ft
6 Brody Melton TN Tullahoma 2022 3B 342 ft
7 Kyler Oathout TN Pope John Paul II 2022 2B 330 ft
8 AJ Harris TN Northwest 2022 3B 328 ft

Find all TrackMan stats from the event HERE

related content