Top Prospect Games (Underclass): TrackMan Files


PBR Tennessee Staff

On June 21st & 22nd, the PBR Tennessee staff hosted the Top Prospect Games: Underclass event at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, featuring many of the state’s top players inside the 2024-2026 classes. Inside today’s TrackMan Files, we’re highlighting the top performers from this event from the data and metrics from our TrackMan unit.

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.

 

MAX FASTBALL

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Ari Bethea TN Collierville 2025 RHP 86.2 mph
2 Josh Jeffcoat TN Eagleville 2024 RHP 86.0 mph
3 Bleau Kennedy TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2025 OF 85.4 mph
4 Roman Petricca TN Mt. Juliet 2024 LHP 85.4 mph
5 Cade Batchelor TN Maryville 2024 SS 85.1 mph
6 Carter Daniel TN Loretto 2024 RHP 85.1 mph
7 Kole Gray TN Brentwood 2024 RHP 84.8 mph
8 Brycen Mcdonald TN Lewis County 2025 RHP 84.4 mph
9 Chase Clatur TN Nolensville 2024 2B 84.2 mph
10 Jake Merrick TN Farragut 2024 2B 84.0 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 Roman Petricca TN Mt. Juliet 2024 LHP 2394 rpm
2 Tyler Wilson TN Middle Tennessee Christian 2024 C 2329 rpm
3 Ayden Jacobs TN Collierville 2025 OF 2315 rpm
4 Dominic Monaco TN Brentwood Academy 2024 LHP 2280 rpm
5 Jax Sparks TN Hardin Valley 2026 SS 2269 rpm
6 Watson Storey TN Beech 2025 RHP 2254 rpm
7 Ari Bethea TN Collierville 2025 RHP 2227 rpm
8 Hobby Griffin TN Waverly Central 2024 RHP 2226 rpm
9 Eli Dickey TN Christ Presbyterian 2026 3B 2221 rpm
10 Jake Merrick TN Farragut 2024 2B 2199 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 Caden Freeman TN Arlington 2024 OF 15.8
2 Josh Jeffcoat TN Eagleville 2024 RHP 14.4
3 Nathan Eisfelder TN Providence Academy 2025 OF 14.4
4 Carter Kelley TN Giles County 2024 OF -13.2
5 Jake Merrick TN Farragut 2024 2B 12.9
6 Kirk Weatherford TN Clarksville 2025 OF 12.7
7 Tyler Bennett TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2025 SS 12.4
8 Nate Webb TN Pope John Paul II 2025 1B 12.2
9 Chase Clatur TN Nolensville 2024 2B 12.2
10 Watson Storey TN Beech 2025 RHP 11.3

AVERAGE SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Eli Dickey TN Christ Presbyterian 2026 3B 2502
2 Roman Petricca TN Mt. Juliet 2024 LHP 2390
3 Chase Clatur TN Nolensville 2024 2B 2331
4 Kole Gray TN Brentwood 2024 RHP 2164
5 Tyler Bennett TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2025 SS 1920
6 Cade Batchelor TN Maryville 2024 SS 1833
7 Caden Freeman TN Arlington 2024 OF 1760
8 Walker Craig TN Cascade 2024 1B 1620

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Ari Bethea TN Collierville 2025 RHP 2286 rpm
2 Hobby Griffin TN Waverly Central 2024 RHP 2238 rpm
3 Hayden Short TN Collierville 2025 OF 2204 rpm
4 Bleau Kennedy TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2025 OF 2144 rpm
5 Blake Jarrard TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2025 RHP 2099 rpm
6 Kole Gray TN Brentwood 2024 RHP 2097 rpm
7 Josh Jeffcoat TN Eagleville 2024 RHP 2094 rpm
8 Ayden Jacobs TN Collierville 2025 OF 2082 rpm
9 Jax Sparks TN Hardin Valley 2026 SS 2019 rpm
10 Noah Ilias TN Mt Juliet 2024 RHP 2002 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Carter Kelley TN Giles County 2024 OF -16.2
2 Tyler Wilson TN Middle Tennessee Christian 2024 C 14.4
3 Nathan Eisfelder TN Providence Academy 2025 OF 12.1
4 Roman Petricca TN Mt. Juliet 2024 LHP -12.1
5 Brycen Mcdonald TN Lewis County 2025 RHP 11.2
6 Logan Barney TN Green Hill 2025 3B 10.8
7 Hayden Short TN Collierville 2025 OF 10.4
8 Blake Jarrard TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2025 RHP 10.3
9 Kirk Weatherford TN Clarksville 2025 OF 10.2
10 Gunner Skelton TN Columbia Academy 2026 SS 9.8

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Madden Williams TN Lipscomb Academy 2025 3B 92.0 mph
2 Spencer Yu TN Ensworth 2024 2B 91.5 mph
3 Nate Webb TN Pope John Paul II 2025 1B 91.5 mph
4 Konner Bowden TN Columbia Central 2024 OF 91.4 mph
5 Hayden Short TN Collierville 2025 OF 91.4 mph
6 Brennan Mealer TN Forrest 2024 1B 90.2 mph
7 Carter Kelley TN Giles County 2024 OF 90.1 mph
8 Brycen Mcdonald TN Lewis County 2025 RHP 88.9 mph
9 Noah Ilias TN Mt Juliet 2024 RHP 88.2 mph
10 Walker Craig TN Cascade 2024 1B 88.1 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 Konner Bowden TN Columbia Central 2024 OF 98.8 mph
2 Nate Webb TN Pope John Paul II 2025 1B 97.6 mph
3 Walker Craig TN Cascade 2024 1B 97.1 mph
4 Spencer Yu TN Ensworth 2024 2B 96.9 mph
5 Madden Williams TN Lipscomb Academy 2025 3B 96.9 mph
6 Ty Martin TN Smith County 2024 1B 96.8 mph
7 Hayden Short TN Collierville 2025 OF 96.7 mph
8 Carson Hoard TN Franklin 2025 2B 96.6 mph
9 Cole Putnal TN Cherokee 2024 C 96.6 mph
10 Brycen Mcdonald TN Lewis County 2025 RHP 95.8 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Nate Webb TN Pope John Paul II 2025 1B 368 ft
2 Madden Williams TN Lipscomb Academy 2025 3B 354 ft
3 Carter Kelley TN Giles County 2024 OF 350 ft
4 Walker Craig TN Cascade 2024 1B 350 ft
5 Cole Putnal TN Cherokee 2024 C 350 ft
6 Logan Barney TN Green Hill 2025 3B 348 ft
7 Noah Ilias TN Mt Juliet 2024 RHP 348 ft
8 Kole Gray TN Brentwood 2024 RHP 347 ft
9 Hayden Short TN Collierville 2025 OF 347 ft
10 Rinaldo Matti TN Providence Academy 2025 C 346 ft

 

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