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Trackman Reports: VA/DC State Games


John Nolan
Virginia Scouting Director & Managing Editor


On Sunday, October 25, over 190 players from all corners of the Commonwealth and DC descended on Lynchburg to take part in our inaugural VA/DC State Games. Games and workouts were held at two sites, City Stadium and Liberty University. During the event we compiled swing and pitching metrics from each player using our Trackman sensors. Below are some players who stood out on Trackman.

 

Top Fastball Velocity

 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Ryan Grzesiak VA John Champe 2022 RHP 89.9 mph
2 Andrew Shaffner VA Grayson County 2022 OF 89.3 mph
3 Brian Curley VA Trinity Episcopal 2022 RHP 89.2 mph
4 Zackary Chadwell VA Hickory 2021 RHP 88.3 mph
5 Anthony Gabello VA Hanover 2022 RHP 88.1 mph
6 Jason Cheifetz VA Westfield 2022 RHP 88.0 mph
7 Sullivan Holmes VA Liberty Christian Academy 2022 RHP 87.8 mph
8 Noah Hertzler VA Broadway 2022 RHP 87.2 mph
9 Kai Leckszas VA Woodrow Wilson 2022 SS 86.9 mph
10 Camden Nuckols VA St. Christopher's 2022 RHP 86.9 mph
11 Clark Driscoll VA Clover Hill 2022 C 86.7 mph
12 Luke Lyman VA Clarke County 2022 RHP 86.6 mph
13 Gavin Gregory VA Nansemond River 2021 RHP 86.3 mph
14 Heath Andrews VA James River (Buchanan) 2023 RHP 86.1 mph
15 Evan Bert VA Harrisonburg 2022 RHP 86.0 mph
16 Luke Calveric VA Mills Godwin 2022 RHP 85.5 mph
17 Declan McCann VA Dominion 2021 RHP 85.3 mph
18 Andrew Jones VA Midlothian 2022 RHP 84.9 mph
19 Kevin Gunn VA Dinwiddie 2021 RHP 84.8 mph
20 Joshua Rivera VA Heritage 2022 RHP 84.6 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 Andrew Shaffner VA Grayson County 2022 OF 2550 rpm
2 Evan Bert VA Harrisonburg 2022 RHP 2488 rpm
3 Gavin Gregory VA Nansemond River 2021 RHP 2476 rpm
4 Joe Gomez VA Fluvanna County 2023 SS 2475 rpm
5 Heath Andrews VA James River (Buchanan) 2023 RHP 2454 rpm
6 Jerrod Jenkins VA Millbrook 2022 RHP 2436 rpm
7 Bradley Gagen VA Independence 2022 LHP 2416 rpm
8 Brian Curley VA Trinity Episcopal 2022 RHP 2393 rpm
9 Trey Ludy VA Cave Spring 2023 SS 2352 rpm
10 Anthony Gabello VA Hanover 2022 RHP 2344 rpm
11 Noah Hertzler VA Broadway 2022 RHP 2343 rpm
12 Jakob Foster VA Patriot 2023 RHP 2341 rpm
13 Andrew Jones VA Midlothian 2022 RHP 2318 rpm
14 Declan McCann VA Dominion 2021 RHP 2311 rpm
15 Camden Nuckols VA St. Christopher's 2022 RHP 2308 rpm
16 Clark Driscoll VA Clover Hill 2022 C 2304 rpm
17 Cole Macomson VA Monacan 2022 RHP 2301 rpm
18 Ryan Grzesiak VA John Champe 2022 RHP 2295 rpm
19 Luke Calveric VA Mills Godwin 2022 RHP 2291 rpm
20 Kevin Gunn VA Dinwiddie 2021 RHP 2287 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 Clark Driscoll VA Clover Hill 2022 C 2633 rpm
2 Wade Haney VA Clover Hill 2023 OF 2572 rpm
3 Skylor Carroll VA Cave Spring 2022 SS 2463 rpm
4 Trey Ludy VA Cave Spring 2023 SS 2462 rpm
5 Joshua Rivera VA Heritage 2022 RHP 2455 rpm
6 Anthony Gabello VA Hanover 2022 RHP 2431 rpm
7 Declan McCann VA Dominion 2021 RHP 2428 rpm
8 Evan Bert VA Harrisonburg 2022 RHP 2409 rpm
9 Caleb Grizzard VA Cosby 2022 LHP 2409 rpm
10 Ryan Grzesiak VA John Champe 2022 RHP 2397 rpm
11 Jerrod Jenkins VA Millbrook 2022 RHP 2371 rpm
12 Andrew Jones VA Midlothian 2022 RHP 2351 rpm
13 Garret Kangas VA Carlisle 2021 RHP 2323 rpm
14 Jakob Foster VA Patriot 2023 RHP 2308 rpm
15 Sullivan Holmes VA Liberty Christian Academy 2022 RHP 2299 rpm

 

 Slider

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Andrew Shaffner VA Grayson County 2022 OF 2602 rpm
2 Andrew Jones VA Midlothian 2022 RHP 2550 rpm
3 Gavin Gregory VA Nansemond River 2021 RHP 2308 rpm
4 Austin Riney VA Manchester 2022 LHP 2137 rpm
5 Jason Cheifetz VA Westfield 2022 RHP 2039 rpm
6 Brian Curley VA Trinity Episcopal 2022 RHP 1608 rpm
7 Reece Hamilton VA James River (Midlothian) 2022 SS 1584 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 Landon Abrahamson VA Miller School 2022 OF 103.4 mph
2 Addison Clark VA Carlisle 2021 OF 103.4 mph
3 Christopher McCullers VA Woodgrove 2023 1B 101.5 mph
4 Andrew Shaffner VA Grayson County 2022 OF 99.1 mph
5 Evan Smith VA Briar Woods 2021 3B 98.4 mph
6 Andrew Burns VA Liberty Christian 2022 3B 98.3 mph
7 Henry Cooke VA Miller School 2022 C 97.2 mph
8 Joey Duffer VA Halifax 2021 C 96.8 mph
9 Owen DeShazo VA Hanover 2022 SS 96.6 mph
10 Jacob Miller Bopp VA Walsingham Academy 2022 SS 96.2 mph
11 Ethan Applegate VA Independence 2022 OF 96.1 mph
12 Michael Dailey VA Prince Edward 2022 OF 95.8 mph
13 Zackary Chadwell VA Hickory 2021 RHP 94.7 mph
14 Jaron Ward VA Dinwiddie 2021 OF 94.6 mph
15 Pearse Riendeau VA Collegiate 2022 LHP 94.1 mph
16 Gavin Brunsman VA Bishop Ireton 2022 3B 94.0 mph
17 Bryce Suters VA Broadway 2021 OF 93.9 mph
18 Jerry Barnes III VA First Colonial 2022 C 93.9 mph
19 Camden Nuckols VA St. Christopher's 2022 RHP 93.2 mph
20 Ayden Evans VA Walsingham 2024 OF 92.9 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 Landon Abrahamson VA Miller School 2022 OF 402 ft
2 Andrew Shaffner VA Grayson County 2022 OF 371 ft
3 Addison Clark VA Carlisle 2021 OF 369 ft
4 Henry Cooke VA Miller School 2022 C 364 ft
5 Christopher McCullers VA Woodgrove 2023 1B 364 ft
6 Owen DeShazo VA Hanover 2022 SS 363 ft
7 Evan Smith VA Briar Woods 2021 3B 362 ft
8 Vincent DiLeonardo VA Fredericksburg Christian 2021 OF 359 ft
9 Bryce Suters VA Broadway 2021 OF 357 ft
10 Ayden Evans VA Walsingham 2024 OF 349 ft
11 Zackary Chadwell VA Hickory 2021 RHP 343 ft
12 Bryce Dolby VA Independence 2022 RHP 340 ft
13 Caleb Grizzard VA Cosby 2022 LHP 339 ft
14 Gavin Brunsman VA Bishop Ireton 2022 3B 339 ft
15 Jaron Ward VA Dinwiddie 2021 OF 338 ft
16 Jacob Miller Bopp VA Walsingham Academy 2022 SS 338 ft
17 Kyle Carpe VA Stone Bridge 2023 C 338 ft
18 Charlie Felmlee VA Virginia Episcopal 2023 C 336 ft
19 Drew Petitt VA Briar Woods 2021 OF 333 ft
20 Collin Hughes VA Cosby 2022 C 332 ft