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DFW Open Showcase - TrackMan Files


PBR Texas Staff

On Tuesday, May 31, we hosted the DFW Open Showcase at L.D. Bell High School. The event featured prospects from all high school classes

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 Caden Orr TX Carroll 2023 RHP 92.3 mph
2 Caden Sorrell TX Marcus 2023 OF 87.2 mph
3 Brady Shrum TX Mineola 2023 RHP 86.4 mph
4 Jack Jorgenson TX Reedy 2025 RHP 86.1 mph
5 Andrew Grier TX Northwest 2023 RHP 85.4 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Caden Orr TX Carroll 2023 RHP 2389 rpm
2 Barrett Kasprowicz TX Dallas Jesuit 2025 SS 2242 rpm
3 Jack Jorgenson TX Reedy 2025 RHP 2231 rpm
4 Charlie Schneider TX Highland Park 2024 SS 2182 rpm
5 Austin Bush TX Coram Deo Academy 2023 RHP 2168 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 Caden Sorrell TX Marcus 2023 OF -13.1
2 Brock Golwas TX Marcus 2025 OF 12.5
3 Dane Parlin TX Flower Mound Marcus 2025 3B 10.8
4 Kaden Mitchell TX Sulphur Springs 2025 RHP 9.9
5 Braden Beene TX Coppell 2024 3B 8.2

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 Braden Beene TX Coppell 2024 3B 2377
2 Coen Devillier TX Jacksonville 2024 RHP 2369
3 Caden Sorrell TX Marcus 2023 OF 2161
4 Jack Jorgenson TX Reedy 2025 RHP 2071
5 Andrew Grier TX Northwest 2023 RHP 2048

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Braden Beene TX Coppell 2024 3B 2349 rpm
2 Colt Brown TX La Vernia 2025 C 2174 rpm
3 Jack Jorgenson TX Reedy 2025 RHP 2161 rpm
4 Andrew Grier TX Northwest 2023 RHP 2049 rpm
5 Zachary Pearrow TX Waxahachie 2024 1B 2015 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Coen Devillier TX Jacksonville 2024 RHP 10.9
2 Zachary Pearrow TX Waxahachie 2024 1B -10.2
3 Caden Sorrell TX Marcus 2023 OF -9.9
4 Colt Brown TX La Vernia 2025 C 9.9
5 Noah Jeon TX Coppell 2025 3B 9.6

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Caleb Cowan TX John H Guyer 2023 OF 92.3 mph
2 Brody Mattox TX Prosper 2025 3B 88.9 mph
3 Matt Mitchell TX Sulphur Springs 2023 C 88.7 mph
4 Wyatt Fielding TX Boswell 2023 1B 88.7 mph
5 Caden Sorrell TX Marcus 2023 OF 88.1 mph
6 Sam Coleman TX All Saints Episcopal Fort Worth 2024 C 88.0 mph
7 Taylor Tatum TX Longview 2024 OF 87.6 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 Caleb Cowan TX John H Guyer 2023 OF 98.2 mph
2 Matt Mitchell TX Sulphur Springs 2023 C 97.6 mph
3 Caden Orr TX Carroll 2023 RHP 96.8 mph
4 Taylor Tatum TX Longview 2024 OF 96.7 mph
5 Wyatt Fielding TX Boswell 2023 1B 96.6 mph
6 Caden Sorrell TX Marcus 2023 OF 96.5 mph
7 Braden Beene TX Coppell 2024 3B 95.6 mph
8 Brady Dalton TX Wylie 2024 OF 95.3 mph
9 Brody Mattox TX Prosper 2025 3B 94.4 mph
10 Mason Hamilton TX Birdville 2024 3B 94.3 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Caden Orr TX Carroll 2023 RHP 354 ft
2 Taylor Tatum TX Longview 2024 OF 350 ft
3 Gavin Hickey TX Jesuit Dallas 2024 C 349 ft
4 Caleb Cowan TX John H Guyer 2023 OF 348 ft
5 Matt Mitchell TX Sulphur Springs 2023 C 343 ft
6 Julio (Manny) Gonzalez TX Birdville 2025 3B 337 ft
7 Carter Flashnick TX Highland Park 2024 C 336 ft
8 Mason Hamilton TX Birdville 2024 3B 335 ft

 

For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at this showcase, CLICK HERE.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Houston Open Showcase TX 06/07 University of Houston - Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park
Top Prospect Games: DFW (Invite-Only) TX 06/21 Texas Christian University
Central Texas Open Showcase TX 06/28 St. Edward's University
Top Prospect Showcase: Houston (Invite-Only) TX 07/12 University of Houston


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