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NorCal ProCase 2020: Trackman Pitching Analysis


Blaine Clemmens
Northern CA Director of Scouting

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LINCOLN, CALIF. - In 2020, Prep Baseball Report events across the country have been powered by TrackMan’s industry-leading portable system to capture pinpoint accurate, actionable data from player performances. Prep Baseball Report and TrackMan are dedicated to recognizing talent and unleashing their potential.

At the ProCase Preview, all pitchers had a chance to throw live while being monitored through our portable Trackman B1 unit. Each player threw their complete arsenal of pitches allowing us to collect metrics such as release velocity, spin rate, vertical & horizontal movement and much more.

This data goes directly into the player profiles allowing the PBR Staff, college coaches and professional scouts alike to evaluate and compare prospects on a national scale.

The event featured 2021 prospects, with the TrackMan system recording each pitch thrown during their bullpen session and now, we dive into the advanced metrics gathered at the event.

Spin Rate is defined as how fast the ball is spinning as it leaves the pitcher's hand, measured in "Revolutions per Minute or RPM"

Bauer Units = Spin Rate (RPM) / Velocity (MPH)

Driveline Baseball on Bauer Units: Bauer Units are intended to control for velocity when looking at spin rate. The equation was intended to be simple enough for coaches and players to use quickly in practice to compare pitchers to MLB average.

FASTBALL VELOCITY (peak release speed)

NCAA Averages: Top 10% - 92.5 mph, Top 25% - 90.8 mph, Avg. 50% - 88.9 mph
MLB Averages: Top 10% - 96.6 mph, Top 25% - 95 mph, Avg. 50% - 93.3 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Jake Sapien CA Buhach Colony 2021 3B 92.9 mph
2 Thatcher Hurd CA Mira Costa 2021 RHP 92.5 mph
3 Sky Jones CA Alpha Charter 2021 RHP 91.0 mph
4 Gavin Ochoa CA Casa Grande 2021 RHP 91.0 mph
5 Kyle Bender CA Vacaville 2021 RHP 90.8 mph
6 Ty Uber CA Ponderosa 2021 RHP 90.4 mph
7 Jack Nilsson CA Lincoln 2021 LHP 90.1 mph
8 Tucker Bougie CA Tamalpais 2021 RHP 89.6 mph
9 Lex Dillon CA Whitney 2021 RHP 88.8 mph
10 Mason Oakley CA Clayton Valley Charter 2021 LHP 88.4 mph

FASTBALL SPIN (avg)

NCAA Averages (RPM): Top 10% - 2372, Top 25% - 2266, Avg. 50% - 2148
MLB Averages (RPM): Top 10% - 2488, Top 25% - 2379, Avg. 50% - 2256

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Kyle Bender CA Vacaville 2021 RHP 2465 rpm
2 Ty Uber CA Ponderosa 2021 RHP 2398 rpm
3 Thatcher Hurd CA Mira Costa 2021 RHP 2311 rpm
4 Gavin Ochoa CA Casa Grande 2021 RHP 2220 rpm
5 Tucker Bougie CA Tamalpais 2021 RHP 2183 rpm
6 Jake Sapien CA Buhach Colony 2021 3B 2180 rpm
7 Sky Jones CA Alpha Charter 2021 RHP 2161 rpm
8 Jack Nilsson CA Lincoln 2021 LHP 2138 rpm
9 Devon Walczykowski CA Jesuit 2021 1B 2071 rpm
10 Lex Dillon CA Whitney 2021 RHP 1893 rpm

SLIDER SPIN (avg)

NCAA Averages (RPM): Top 10% - 2973, Top 25% - 2490, Avg. 50% - 2304
MLB Averages (RPM): Top 10% - 2935, Top 25% - 2610, Avg. 50% - 2417

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Thatcher Hurd CA Mira Costa 2021 RHP 2801
2 Tucker Bougie CA Tamalpais 2021 RHP 2397
3 Ty Uber CA Ponderosa 2021 RHP 2306
4 Jack Nilsson CA Lincoln 2021 LHP 2249
5 Sky Jones CA Alpha Charter 2021 RHP 2199
6 Devon Walczykowski CA Jesuit 2021 1B 2141
7 Jake Sapien CA Buhach Colony 2021 3B 2042
8 Tommy Splaine CA Los Gatos 2021 C 1801

CURVEBALL SPIN (avg)

NCAA Averages (RPM): Top 10% - 2730, Top 25% - 2539, Avg. 50% - 2339
MLB Averages (RPM): Top 10% - 2967, Top 25% - 2786, Avg. 50% - 2583

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Thatcher Hurd CA Mira Costa 2021 RHP 2796 rpm
2 Kyle Bender CA Vacaville 2021 RHP 2253 rpm
3 Devon Walczykowski CA Jesuit 2021 1B 2223 rpm
4 Gavin Ochoa CA Casa Grande 2021 RHP 1908 rpm
5 Lex Dillon CA Whitney 2021 RHP 1805 rpm
6 Mason Oakley CA Clayton Valley Charter 2021 LHP 1655 rpm

CHANGEUP SPIN (avg)

NCAA Averages (RPM): Top 10% - 2024, Top 25% - 1867, Avg. 50% - 1688
MLB Averages (RPM): Top 10% - 2176, Top 25% - 1974, Avg. 50% - 1755

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jake Sapien CA Buhach Colony 2021 3B 2085 rpm
2 Ty Uber CA Ponderosa 2021 RHP 2066 rpm
3 Kyle Bender CA Vacaville 2021 RHP 2061 rpm
4 Mason Oakley CA Clayton Valley Charter 2021 LHP 1924 rpm
5 Lex Dillon CA Whitney 2021 RHP 1735 rpm
6 Thatcher Hurd CA Mira Costa 2021 RHP 1672 rpm
7 Gavin Ochoa CA Casa Grande 2021 RHP 1552 rpm
8 Tommy Splaine CA Los Gatos 2021 C 1432 rpm
9 Tucker Bougie CA Tamalpais 2021 RHP 1378 rpm

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