Prep Baseball Report

Trackman Reports: TPG 3

John Nolan
Virginia Scouting Director & Managing Editor


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On July 21st PBR VA/DC Staff held its Top Prospect Games III event at Bryant & Stratton College, that featured some of the best talent in the area. In this post event analysis we go inside the Trackman data from the on field BP and live outings by pitchers during the event and break down the leaders in some key categories. 

Top Fastball Velocity

Name School Class Top Velocity
Brian Ferreira Huntingtown (MD) 2021  84.78
Traylor DuVal JR Tucker  2021  83.97
Jack Kaczmarek Patrick Henry (Ashland) 2022  83.70
Gavin Brunsman Bishop Ireton 2022 81.55
Aiden Barry Warhill 2021 81.01


Top Fastball Spin Rate

The average spin rate on a Major League fastball is 2250-2350 RPMs. MLB fastballs with high spin tend to be thrown up in the zone because they appear to rise to hitters, causing the hitter to swing under them. Heavy sink fastballs have spin rates below 1800 and are thrown down in the zone to take advantage of that.

Name School Class Top FB Spin Rate
Finn Cousins Gonzaga 2021 2307 
Jack Kaczmarek
Patrick Henry (Ashland) 2022 2269 
Brian Ferreira
 Huntingtown (MD) 2021 2177 
Gregory Joe  Colonial Forge  2021  2136 
Ryan Northup First Colonial  2022  2123 


Top Breaking Ball Spin Rate

The average spin rate on a Major League curveball is 2500-2600 RPMs and a slider is 2400-2500 RPM. Elite MLB breaking balls spin at over 3000 RPMs.

Name School Class Top CB Spin Rate
Finn Cousins
Gonzaga  2021  2154 
Gregory Joe
Colonial Forge  2021  2108 
Garrett Mason  Mills Godwin  2023  2086 
Brian Ferreira
Huntingtown (MD)  2021  2076 
Ryan Northup
First Colonial  2022  2047 


Top Live Exit Velocity

Hitters exit velocities were measured during their BP round, these are the top exit velocities measured off the bat.

Name School Class Position Top Velocity
Joshua Prinzell Tabb 2021  OF  102.28 
Jerry Barnes III First Colonial 2022  C  98.09 
Gavin Brunsman
Bishop Ireton  2022  3B/RHP  96.61 
Bobby Fleming  Langley  2022  OF  96.32 
Josiah Harrison Trinity Episcopal 2022  OF  94.84 
Payton Shipman  Isle of Wight Academy  2023  RHP/SS  93.28 
Drew Proctor  First Colonial  2021  1B  92.96 
Jameson Spence  Nansemond-Suffolk Academy  2022  OF/RHP  92.70 



Farthest Hit Ball

Trackman calculates the estimated distance that a batted ball will travel based on exit velocity and launch angle of each batted ball.

Name School Class Position Farthest Hit Ball (Feet)
Jerry Barnes III
First Colonial 2022  C  364 
Gavin Brunsman
Bishop Ireton  2022  3B/RHP  360 
Bobby Fleming
Langley  2022  OF  360 
Jaylon Robinson  Colonial Forge  2021  OF  358 
Drew Proctor
First Colonial  2021 1B 344
Garrett Mason
Mills Godwin 2023 OF/RHP 341
Jordan Tyler Grassfield 2022 RHP/OF 341
Payton Shipman
Isle of Wight Academy 2023 RHP/SS 336