Northern Utah Open: Upperclass TrackMan Files


PBR Utah Staff

On September 17th the PBR Utah staff hosted the Northern Utah Open at Ridgeline High School in Millville, UT, featuring many of the state’s top players inside the 2023-2026 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 in the 2023 & 2024 classes had noteworthy batted ball and pitch metric data.

View all stats from the event HERE.

View event roster HERE.

 

MAX FASTBALL

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Degan Rigby UT Bear River 2024 RHP 87.1 mph
2 Andrew Nielsen UT Mountain Crest 2023 RHP 84.9 mph
3 Gage Clark UT Weber 2024 RHP 83.1 mph
4 Aiden Scheetz UT Orem 2023 SS 83.0 mph
5 Brayden Olson UT West Jordan 2023 OF 82.3 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 Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 LHP 2286 rpm
2 Colton Bailey UT Copper Hills 2024 OF 2271 rpm
3 Gage Clark UT Weber 2024 RHP 2263 rpm
4 Degan Rigby UT Bear River 2024 RHP 2249 rpm
5 Aiden Scheetz UT Orem 2023 SS 2196 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 Colton Bailey UT Copper Hills 2024 OF 10.6
2 Andrew Nielsen UT Mountain Crest 2023 RHP 10.2
3 Degan Rigby UT Bear River 2024 RHP 9.8
4 Treyson Purser UT Ridgeline 2024 3B 8.0
5 Aiden Scheetz UT Orem 2023 SS 8.0

AVERAGE SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Andrew Nielsen UT Mountain Crest 2023 RHP 2251
2 Colton Bailey UT Copper Hills 2024 OF 2139
3 Aiden Scheetz UT Orem 2023 SS 2064

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Colton Bailey UT Copper Hills 2024 OF 2198 rpm
2 Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 LHP 2197 rpm
3 Gage Clark UT Weber 2024 RHP 2194 rpm
4 Easton Goodliffe UT Bear River 2024 3B 2150 rpm
5 Aiden Scheetz UT Orem 2023 SS 2074 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Cole Ehat UT American Fork 2024 OF 12.8
2 Aiden Scheetz UT Orem 2023 SS 8.3
3 Gage Clark UT Weber 2024 RHP -8.0
4 Treyson Purser UT Ridgeline 2024 3B 7.5
5 Gehrig Marble UT Bear River 2024 1B -7.2

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Andrew Nielsen UT Mountain Crest 2023 RHP 93.0 mph
2 Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 LHP 91.4 mph
3 Treyson Purser UT Ridgeline 2024 3B 90.2 mph
4 Colton Bailey UT Copper Hills 2024 OF 88.7 mph
5 Gunnar Wolfe UT Layton 2023 3B 88.6 mph
6 Jordan Jones UT Mountain Crest 2024 1B 87.7 mph
7 Trenton Ash UT Springville 2023 SS 85.8 mph
8 Dylan Vea UT Copper Hills 2024 OF 84.1 mph
9 Degan Rigby UT Bear River 2024 RHP 83.2 mph
10 Brayden Olson UT West Jordan 2023 OF 83.0 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 Gunnar Wolfe UT Layton 2023 3B 100.2 mph
2 Jordan Jones UT Mountain Crest 2024 1B 99.0 mph
3 Dylan Vea UT Copper Hills 2024 OF 97.7 mph
4 Brayden Olson UT West Jordan 2023 OF 97.5 mph
5 Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 LHP 97.3 mph
6 Colton Bailey UT Copper Hills 2024 OF 96.8 mph
7 Andrew Nielsen UT Mountain Crest 2023 RHP 96.4 mph
8 Treyson Purser UT Ridgeline 2024 3B 95.9 mph
9 Degan Rigby UT Bear River 2024 RHP 95.1 mph
10 Brooks Bell UT Mountain Crest 2024 OF 94.6 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 LHP 375 ft
2 Gunnar Wolfe UT Layton 2023 3B 364 ft
3 Colton Bailey UT Copper Hills 2024 OF 363 ft
4 Dylan Vea UT Copper Hills 2024 OF 354 ft
5 Aiden Scheetz UT Orem 2023 SS 352 ft
6 Jordan Jones UT Mountain Crest 2024 1B 346 ft
7 Treyson Purser UT Ridgeline 2024 3B 343 ft
8 Andrew Nielsen UT Mountain Crest 2023 RHP 336 ft
9 Jordan Norwood UT Herriman 2024 1B 331 ft
10 Gehrig Marble UT Bear River 2024 1B 331 ft

 

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