TrackMan Leaderboard: Preseason All-State East Pitchers


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

On Saturday January 29th PBR of North Carolina hosted it’s Preseason All State East event at Diamond Xtreme in Kernersville, NC. The Preseason All State Events are the top winter events in North Carolina. Each year these events feature some of the top talent from each area of the state. Players ranged from the 2022-2026 grad classes. 

Pitchers and catchers were up first. Catchers were able to go through a full defensive workout, throwing through to 2B at the spacious indoor facility.  Pitchers threw controlled bullpens with Trackman collecting ball flight analytics.  Following the pitchers, infielders and outfielders went through a defensive workout, followed by all of the position players taking live BP in the open atmosphere of Diamond Xtreme with Trackman gathering ball flight data. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance with a look at some of the standout pitchers.  Look for more statistics and information to follow in the coming days. 

CLICK HERE for the full roster and stats from the event

 

TrackMan Leaderboard - Pitchers

 

Fastball Stats

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Matthew Driver NC Pro5 Academy 2022 RHP 91.3 mph
2 Will Saxenmeyer NC Pro 5 Baseball Academy 2022 RHP 89.9 mph
3 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 86.9 mph
4 Cohen Harris NC Southeast Guilford 2023 RHP 86.1 mph
5 Seth Tickel NC Rocky Mount Academy 2025 3B 85.8 mph
6 Trey Roberts NC Green Level 2024 RHP 85.8 mph
7 Christopher Gruskin NC PRO5 Academy 2022 RHP 85.4 mph
8 Davis Gore NC Asheboro 2023 3B 84.8 mph
9 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 84.6 mph
10 Landen Baker NC Southern Nash 2023 1B 84.6 mph

 

Average Effective Velocity

Effective velocity is taking into account the velocity of each pitch, its release distance, the pitches time to the plate / hitting area, and the pitches movement.  With all of this information, Effective Velocity is allowing coaches and scouts to more accurately compare how a pitch is affecting a hitter.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Eff Velocity (avg)
1 Matthew Driver NC Pro5 Academy 2022 RHP 91.6 mph
2 Will Saxenmeyer NC Pro 5 Baseball Academy 2022 RHP 87.4 mph
3 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 87.2 mph
4 Christopher Gruskin NC PRO5 Academy 2022 RHP 86.0 mph
5 Carson Crider NC Wake Forest 2026 RHP 84.6 mph
6 Landen Baker NC Southern Nash 2023 1B 84.5 mph
7 Cohen Harris NC Southeast Guilford 2023 RHP 84.5 mph
8 Nate Hollenbeck NC Rolesville 2024 RHP 84.4 mph
9 Trey Roberts NC Green Level 2024 RHP 84.3 mph
10 Travis Rhoads NC Ledford 2023 LHP 84.2 mph

 

Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Trey Roberts NC Green Level 2024 RHP 2404 rpm
2 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 2343 rpm
3 Mason Hughes NC Cape Fear 2024 SS 2329 rpm
4 Ben Tarpey NC Durham Academy 2023 RHP 2271 rpm
5 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 2261 rpm
6 Nate Hollenbeck NC Rolesville 2024 RHP 2259 rpm
7 Tanner Collins NC Eugene Ashley High School 2022 RHP 2227 rpm
8 Bryant Kimbrell NC Scotland 2024 3B 2208 rpm
9 Seth Tickel NC Rocky Mount Academy 2025 3B 2187 rpm
10 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 2145 rpm

 

Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Trey Roberts NC Green Level 2024 RHP 2334 rpm
2 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 2234 rpm
3 Nate Hollenbeck NC Rolesville 2024 RHP 2203 rpm
4 Ben Tarpey NC Durham Academy 2023 RHP 2174 rpm
5 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 2160 rpm
6 Mason Hughes NC Cape Fear 2024 SS 2144 rpm
7 Seth Tickel NC Rocky Mount Academy 2025 3B 2129 rpm
8 Tanner Collins NC Eugene Ashley High School 2022 RHP 2096 rpm
9 Stephen Williams NC Carolina Royals Baseball 2023 OF 2055 rpm
10 Nathan Bunch NC Athens Drive Magnet 2024 1B 2042 rpm

 

Average Induced Vertical Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Cody Hughes NC C.E. Jordan 2024 RHP 20.2 in
2 Nathan Ellison NC Thales Academy 2024 1B 19.0 in
3 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 18.2 in
4 Logan Wise NC South Johnston 2025 RHP 17.5 in
5 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP 17.1 in
6 John Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2025 C 16.8 in
7 Stephen Williams NC Carolina Royals Baseball 2023 OF 16.6 in
8 Landen Baker NC Southern Nash 2023 1B 16.2 in
9 Trey Roberts NC Green Level 2024 RHP 16.1 in
10 Tanner Collins NC Eugene Ashley High School 2022 RHP 15.9 in

 

Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jeffrey Dobson NC Fuquay Varina 2023 3B 15.7
2 Gavin Turner NC Cary 2024 3B 14.5
3 Nicholas Credle NC CE Jordan 2023 1B 13.6
4 Trey Roberts NC Green Level 2024 RHP 13.3
5 Nathan Ellison NC Thales Academy 2024 1B 12.9
6 Christopher Gruskin NC PRO5 Academy 2022 RHP 12.7
7 Davis Gore NC Asheboro 2023 3B 12.3
8 Cameron Kaplinger NC Broughton 2022 2B 11.7
9 Nate Hollenbeck NC Rolesville 2024 RHP 11.7
10 Kyle Davis VA Appomattox County 2024 SS 10.9

 

Peak Spin Score

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Mason Hughes NC Cape Fear 2024 SS 29
2 Trey Roberts NC Green Level 2024 RHP 28
3 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 27
4 Tanner Collins NC Eugene Ashley High School 2022 RHP 27
5 Ben Tarpey NC Durham Academy 2023 RHP 27
6 Nate Hollenbeck NC Rolesville 2024 RHP 27
7 Bryant Kimbrell NC Scotland 2024 3B 26
8 Nathan Bunch NC Athens Drive Magnet 2024 1B 26
9 Logan Wise NC South Johnston 2025 RHP 26
10 Seth Tickel NC Rocky Mount Academy 2025 3B 26




Curveball Stats

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 78.9 mph
2 Cody Hughes NC C.E. Jordan 2024 RHP 77.6 mph
3 Will Saxenmeyer NC Pro 5 Baseball Academy 2022 RHP 75.6 mph
4 Matthew Driver NC Pro5 Academy 2022 RHP 73.7 mph
5 Davis Gore NC Asheboro 2023 3B 73.5 mph
6 Cohen Harris NC Southeast Guilford 2023 RHP 73.4 mph
7 Christopher Gruskin NC PRO5 Academy 2022 RHP 72.2 mph
8 Gavin Turner NC Cary 2024 3B 72.2 mph
9 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 72.1 mph
10 Stephen Williams NC Carolina Royals Baseball 2023 OF 71.9 mph

 

Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 2675 rpm
2 Tanner Collins NC Eugene Ashley High School 2022 RHP 2582 rpm
3 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP 2535 rpm
4 Carson Crider NC Wake Forest 2026 RHP 2411 rpm
5 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 2406 rpm
6 Travis Rhoads NC Ledford 2023 LHP 2380 rpm
7 Gavin Turner NC Cary 2024 3B 2336 rpm
8 Trey Roberts NC Green Level 2024 RHP 2314 rpm
9 Stephen Williams NC Carolina Royals Baseball 2023 OF 2295 rpm
10 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 2284 rpm

 

Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 2523 rpm
2 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP 2453 rpm
3 Tanner Collins NC Eugene Ashley High School 2022 RHP 2452 rpm
4 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 2384 rpm
5 Carson Crider NC Wake Forest 2026 RHP 2352 rpm
6 Travis Rhoads NC Ledford 2023 LHP 2310 rpm
7 Gavin Turner NC Cary 2024 3B 2304 rpm
8 Trey Roberts NC Green Level 2024 RHP 2297 rpm
9 Stephen Williams NC Carolina Royals Baseball 2023 OF 2210 rpm
10 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 2195 rpm

 

Average Induced Vertical Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP -12.9 in
2 Carson Crider NC Wake Forest 2026 RHP -9.3 in
3 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP -8.7 in
4 Christopher Gruskin NC PRO5 Academy 2022 RHP -8.7 in
5 Bryant Kimbrell NC Scotland 2024 3B -8.6 in
6 Stephen Williams NC Carolina Royals Baseball 2023 OF -8.6 in
7 Tanner Collins NC Eugene Ashley High School 2022 RHP -7.9 in
8 Trey Roberts NC Green Level 2024 RHP -7.2 in
9 Nathan Bunch NC Athens Drive Magnet 2024 1B -7.0 in
10 Cody Hughes NC C.E. Jordan 2024 RHP 6.9 in

 

Average Horizontal Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Seth Tickel NC Rocky Mount Academy 2025 3B -20.3
2 Tanner Collins NC Eugene Ashley High School 2022 RHP -15.1
3 Christopher Gruskin NC PRO5 Academy 2022 RHP -13.5
4 Travis Rhoads NC Ledford 2023 LHP 13.1
5 Carson Crider NC Wake Forest 2026 RHP -12.7
6 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP -12.0
7 Stephen Williams NC Carolina Royals Baseball 2023 OF -11.8
8 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP 10.6
9 Gavin Turner NC Cary 2024 3B -10.5
10 Nathan Bunch NC Athens Drive Magnet 2024 1B -9.7

 

Peak Spin Score

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Tanner Collins NC Eugene Ashley High School 2022 RHP 38
2 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 37
3 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP 36
4 Travis Rhoads NC Ledford 2023 LHP 35
5 Carson Crider NC Wake Forest 2026 RHP 34
6 Trey Roberts NC Green Level 2024 RHP 34
7 Mason Hughes NC Cape Fear 2024 SS 32
8 Gavin Turner NC Cary 2024 3B 32
9 Stephen Williams NC Carolina Royals Baseball 2023 OF 32
10 Ben Tarpey NC Durham Academy 2023 RHP 31



Slider Stats

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Cody Hughes NC C.E. Jordan 2024 RHP 77.6 mph
2 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 74.1 mph
3 Bryant Kimbrell NC Scotland 2024 3B 71.9 mph

 

Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 2712 rpm
2 Bryant Kimbrell NC Scotland 2024 3B 2311 rpm
3 Cody Hughes NC C.E. Jordan 2024 RHP 2071 rpm

 

Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 2620
2 Bryant Kimbrell NC Scotland 2024 3B 2201
3 Cody Hughes NC C.E. Jordan 2024 RHP 2035

 

Average Induced Vertical Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Bryant Kimbrell NC Scotland 2024 3B -8.9 in
2 Cody Hughes NC C.E. Jordan 2024 RHP 5.9 in
3 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C -1.0 in

 

Average Horizontal Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Bryant Kimbrell NC Scotland 2024 3B -10.7
2 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C -6.2
3 Cody Hughes NC C.E. Jordan 2024 RHP 0.4

 

Peak Spin Score

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 37
2 Bryant Kimbrell NC Scotland 2024 3B 33
3 Cody Hughes NC C.E. Jordan 2024 RHP 27




Change Up Stats

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Matthew Driver NC Pro5 Academy 2022 RHP 83.0 mph
2 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 79.0 mph
3 Bryant Kimbrell NC Scotland 2024 3B 78.4 mph
4 Stephen Williams NC Carolina Royals Baseball 2023 OF 77.9 mph
5 Cohen Harris NC Southeast Guilford 2023 RHP 77.7 mph
6 Trey Roberts NC Green Level 2024 RHP 77.7 mph
7 Davis Gore NC Asheboro 2023 3B 77.1 mph
8 Nate Hollenbeck NC Rolesville 2024 RHP 76.9 mph
9 Christopher Gruskin NC PRO5 Academy 2022 RHP 76.0 mph
10 Gavin Turner NC Cary 2024 3B 76.0 mph

 

Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Davis Gore NC Asheboro 2023 3B 1961 rpm
2 Matthew Driver NC Pro5 Academy 2022 RHP 1912 rpm
3 Gavin Turner NC Cary 2024 3B 1904 rpm
4 Cameron Kaplinger NC Broughton 2022 2B 1843 rpm
5 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 1836 rpm
6 Bryant Kimbrell NC Scotland 2024 3B 1829 rpm
7 Kyle Davis VA Appomattox County 2024 SS 1804 rpm
8 Logan Wise NC South Johnston 2025 RHP 1793 rpm
9 Cody Hughes NC C.E. Jordan 2024 RHP 1786 rpm
10 Nathan Bunch NC Athens Drive Magnet 2024 1B 1773 rpm

 

Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Matthew Driver NC Pro5 Academy 2022 RHP 1875 rpm
2 Gavin Turner NC Cary 2024 3B 1855 rpm
3 Bryant Kimbrell NC Scotland 2024 3B 1829 rpm
4 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 1785 rpm
5 Cody Hughes NC C.E. Jordan 2024 RHP 1747 rpm
6 Kyle Davis VA Appomattox County 2024 SS 1743 rpm
7 Nathan Bunch NC Athens Drive Magnet 2024 1B 1714 rpm
8 Trey Roberts NC Green Level 2024 RHP 1682 rpm
9 Tanner Collins NC Eugene Ashley High School 2022 RHP 1658 rpm
10 Nicholas Credle NC CE Jordan 2023 1B 1657 rpm

 

Average Induced Vertical Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Cody Hughes NC C.E. Jordan 2024 RHP 17.4 in
2 Ben Tarpey NC Durham Academy 2023 RHP 13.7 in
3 Matthew Driver NC Pro5 Academy 2022 RHP 12.3 in
4 Bryant Kimbrell NC Scotland 2024 3B 12.2 in
5 Stephen Williams NC Carolina Royals Baseball 2023 OF 12.2 in
6 Gavin Turner NC Cary 2024 3B 11.9 in
7 John Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2025 C 11.7 in
8 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP 11.4 in
9 Trey Roberts NC Green Level 2024 RHP 11.3 in
10 Logan Wise NC South Johnston 2025 RHP 10.9 in

 

Average Horizontal Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 16.9
2 Christopher Gruskin NC PRO5 Academy 2022 RHP 15.9
3 Nicholas Credle NC CE Jordan 2023 1B 14.7
4 Seth Tickel NC Rocky Mount Academy 2025 3B 13.8
5 Will Saxenmeyer NC Pro 5 Baseball Academy 2022 RHP 13.7
6 Jeffrey Dobson NC Fuquay Varina 2023 3B 13.4
7 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP -13.4
8 Bryant Kimbrell NC Scotland 2024 3B 12.9
9 Nathan Bunch NC Athens Drive Magnet 2024 1B 10.9
10 Gavin Turner NC Cary 2024 3B 10.5