Trackman Reports: NOVA Premier


John Nolan
Virginia Scouting Director & Managing Editor


On August 20th NOVA Premier and PBR VA/DC held a Scout Day at Dominion High School in Sterling, VA. There were 25 players in attendance for the event. During the event we compiled swing data and metrics from each player using our Blast Motion sensors. Below are some players who stood out on Trackman.

 

Top Fastball Velocity

 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Tyler Muscar VA Westfield 2021 LHP 86.2 mph
2 Ryan Morrison VA Freedom (South Riding) 2022 LHP 82.3 mph
3 Wesley Clarke VA Marshall 2021 RHP 81.5 mph
4 Joshua Kim VA Freedom (South Riding) 2021 SS 81.0 mph
5 Billy Adkins VA Freedom (South Riding) 2021 SS 80.6 mph
6 Jackson Murphy VA Briar Woods 2021 C 79.0 mph
7 Zachary Beretsky VA Broad Run 2021 RHP 76.9 mph

 

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.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jackson Murphy VA Briar Woods 2021 C 2253 rpm
2 Tyler Muscar VA Westfield 2021 LHP 2242 rpm
3 Billy Adkins VA Freedom (South Riding) 2021 SS 2232 rpm
4 Wesley Clarke VA Marshall 2021 RHP 2153 rpm
5 Ryan Morrison VA Freedom (South Riding) 2022 LHP 2102 rpm
6 Quentin Shin VA Tuscarora 2021 2B 2036 rpm
7 Joshua Kim VA Freedom (South Riding) 2021 SS 2010 rpm

 

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.

Curveball

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Billy Adkins VA Freedom (South Riding) 2021 SS 2561 rpm
2 Connor Kelsey VA Independence 2022 RHP 2162 rpm
3 Zachary Beretsky VA Broad Run 2021 RHP 2084 rpm
4 Ryan Morrison VA Freedom (South Riding) 2022 LHP 2075 rpm
5 Jackson Murphy VA Briar Woods 2021 C 1993 rpm
6 Adam Chow VA Broad Run 2021 OF 1993 rpm
7 Tyler Morley VA Broad Run 2021 1926 rpm

 

 Slider

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Wesley Clarke VA Marshall 2021 RHP 2201 rpm

 

Top Live Exit Velocity

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

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Zach Mazur VA Stone Bridge 2021 SS 96.3 mph
2 Jackson Murphy VA Briar Woods 2021 C 93.2 mph
3 Adam Chow VA Broad Run 2021 OF 93.0 mph
4 Joe Ferguson VA Broad Run 2021 C 92.9 mph
5 John McAleer VA Independence 2021 OF 92.4 mph
6 Wesley Clarke VA Marshall 2021 RHP 92.4 mph
7 Drew Petitt VA Briar Woods 2021 OF 92.3 mph

 

 

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.


Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Zach Mazur VA Stone Bridge 2021 SS 357 ft
2 Joe Ferguson VA Broad Run 2021 C 343 ft
3 Wesley Clarke VA Marshall 2021 RHP 343 ft
4 Jackson Murphy VA Briar Woods 2021 C 336 ft
5 Cole Parvin VA Independence 2021 SS 332 ft
6 Drew Petitt VA Briar Woods 2021 OF 326 ft
7 Jake Trout VA John Champe 2021 OF 321 ft