United Baseball Club Scout Day - TrackMan Files


PBR Texas Staff

On Sunday, October 17th, the PBR Texas scouting staff hosted the United Baseball Club Scout Day at Dallas Jesuit High School. 

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 Sam Gerth TX Coram Deo Academy 2023 RHP 87.2 mph
2 Evan Harbach TX Argyle 2023 RHP 86.5 mph
3 Zachary Frye TX Timber Creek 2023 RHP 86.3 mph
4 Anthony France TX McKinney North 2022 RHP 85.1 mph
5 Anthony Brumley TX Aubrey 2024 RHP 84.9 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Anthony Brumley TX Aubrey 2024 RHP 2557 rpm
2 Grant Origer TX Plano East 2024 RHP 2492 rpm
3 Grant Harlan TX Lovejoy 2024 2B 2399 rpm
4 Abe Woods TX Trinity Christian Academy 2023 SS 2351 rpm
5 Hunter Smith TX McKinney Boyd 2022 OF 2323 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 Hank Harper TX McKinney Boyd 2023 1B 18.4
2 Connor Cassano TX Wakeland 2022 OF 17.7
3 Rudy Martinez TX Denton Ryan 2025 1B -17.6
4 Jack Jacobson TX Plano West 2024 RHP 17.3
5 Anthony France TX McKinney North 2022 RHP 16.4

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 Grant Origer TX Plano East 2024 RHP 2416
2 William Johnson TX Reedy 2023 LHP 2224
3 Austin Shipley TX Dallas Christian 2022 LHP 2142
4 Anthony Brumley TX Aubrey 2024 RHP 2058
5 Connor Cassano TX Wakeland 2022 OF 2050

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Walker Blue TX Legacy Christian 2023 OF 2487 rpm
2 Grant Harlan TX Lovejoy 2024 2B 2453 rpm
3 Ian O'Brien TX Prince of Peace Christian 2023 2B 2388 rpm
4 Sam Gerth TX Coram Deo Academy 2023 RHP 2358 rpm
5 Brandon Huff TX Frisco Reedy 2023 SS 2335 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Rudy Martinez TX Denton Ryan 2025 1B -19.0
2 Abe Woods TX Trinity Christian Academy 2023 SS 18.2
3 Aidan Hoang TX Wakeland 2024 OF -17.3
4 Zachary Frye TX Timber Creek 2023 RHP 16.7
5 Anthony France TX McKinney North 2022 RHP 16.4

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Karsen Luther TX Conroe 2023 3B 92.0 mph
2 Logan Myers TX Arlington Martin 2023 SS 88.9 mph
3 Caden Sorrell TX Marcus 2023 OF 88.8 mph
4 Oran Abel TX Melissa 2024 RHP 86.3 mph
5 Sam Gerth TX Coram Deo Academy 2023 RHP 85.4 mph
6 Hunter Smith TX McKinney Boyd 2022 OF 85.4 mph
7 Nate Arterburn TX Southlake Carroll 2023 SS 85.1 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 Karsen Luther TX Conroe 2023 3B 96.9 mph
2 Garrett Martin TX Grapevine 2022 C 95.7 mph
3 Caden Sorrell TX Marcus 2023 OF 95.6 mph
4 Logan Myers TX Arlington Martin 2023 SS 94.7 mph
5 Anthony France TX McKinney North 2022 RHP 93.4 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Karsen Luther TX Conroe 2023 3B 349 ft
2 Addison Brown TX Wakeland 2023 OF 334 ft
3 Grant Origer TX Plano East 2024 RHP 326 ft
4 Kaiden York TX Legacy Christian 2023 1B 325 ft
5 Carl Lind CO Legend 2022 3B 311 ft
6 Hunter Smith TX McKinney Boyd 2022 OF 308 ft
7 Caden Sorrell TX Marcus 2023 OF 305 ft
8 Major Spence TX Marcus 2024 LHP 303 ft

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