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TrackMan from the PG National
Patrick Ebert        
Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014


A special thanks to our partners at TrackMan Baseball for providing the information listed below. TrackMan uses a series of revolutionary technologies to accurately track and record a variety of measurables in an effort to determine if those measurables, or a collection of them, can help discern a higher probability for future success.

The categories as listed below list the top 20 performers from this year's National in five separate categories: Peak fastball velocity, velocity spin rate, breaking ball spin rate, top exit speed (velocity of the ball off of the bat) and the longest hits tracked.


Highest Peak Fastball Velocities

Rk. Player Peak Avg.
1 Nikorak, Mike 95.9 93.9
2 Burrows, Beau 95.9 94.2
3 Russell, Ashe 95.3 93.1
4 DeMers, Joe 94.7 93.5
5 McGarry, Matthew 94.4 91.7
6 Ford, Parker 94.0 90.4
7 Baker, Luken 93.9 89.1
8 Molnar, Kyle 93.8 91.5
9 Fenter, Gray 93.6 92.3
10 McKay, Ryan Cole 93.4 92.5
11 Morris, Cody 93.4 92.1
12 Day, Chandler 93.4 90.8
13 Pesto, Al 93.3 91.1
14 Harris, Hogan 93.2 90.6
15 Smith, Austin 93.2 90.7
16 Andritsos, Christifer 93.1 91.6
17 Molina, Anthony 93.0 91.5
18 Johnson, Ryan 93.0 91.3
19 English, Tristin 92.9 91.2
20 McFadden, Parker 92.9 90.7





Average Fastball Avg. MPH


Top Draft Picks (1-3 Rd.) 91

Elite College Conference 89


Highest Fastball Spin Rate

Rk. Player MPH RPM
1 Szapucki, Thomas 90 2545
2 Morris, Cody 92 2494
3 Parthasarathy, Jackson 86 2475
4 Finley, Drew 89 2472
5 Plaskett, Steven 88 2460
6 Burrows, Beau 94 2451
7 Chalmers, Dakota 89 2448
8 Chentouf, Yasin 89 2444
9 Sands, Cole 90 2437
10 Harris, Hogan 91 2390
11 Evans, DeMarcus 89 2380
12 Noviello, Andrew 89 2380
13 Parsons, Hunter 90 2378
14 McKenzie, Triston 89 2377
15 Neidert, Nick 91 2375
16 Cabezas, Andrew 89 2371
17 Kingham, Nolan 88 2368
18 Ramirez, Ronald 84 2367
19 Ostrowski, Kyle 88 2337
20 Day, Chandler 91 2336





Average Fastball


Top Draft Picks (1-3 Rd.) 91 2200

Elite College Conferences 89 2180


High Spin Fastballs get swinging strikes

2014 D-I Fastballs
Spin Rate (RPM) % Swinging Strike
< 2000 5.0%
2000-2100 5.3%
2100-2200 5.3%
2200-2300 5.7%
2300-2400 6.9%
2500+ 9.1%


Highest Breaking Ball Spin Rate

Rk. Player MPH RPM
1 Szapucki, Thomas 83 2853
2 Harris, Hogan 72 2757
3 Chalmers, Dakota 78 2719
4 Baker, Luken 75 2661
5 Fenter, Gray 82 2648
6 Hayes, Ke'Bryan 75 2641
7 Sandoval, Patrick 80 2630
8 Diaz, Alexis Omar 74 2610
9 Finley, Drew 74 2562
10 Crouse, Logan 80 2561
11 Gubelman, Jordan 74 2537
12 Davilla, Garrett 73 2510
13 Trevillian, Nathan 74 2505
14 Rodriguez, Wesley 75 2496
15 Heinrich, Jason 75 2479
16 Miller, Andrew 77 2477
17 Stevens, Jacob 72 2472
18 Russell, Ashe 81 2470
19 Denkinger, Drew 71 2462
20 Zimmerman, Michael 71 2453





Pitch Type


Curveball Avg. MPH Avg. RPM

Top Draft Picks (1-3 Rd.) 76 2300

Elite College Conference 76 2280

Slider Avg. MPH Avg. RPM

Elite College Conference 80 2230


2014 NCAA D-I Curve Spin (RPM) % Swing Strike AVG SLG
Elite – 2600 + 13% .170 .197
High – 2300-2600 10% .187 .234
Low – < 2300 8% .212 .260


Highest Exit Speed

Rk. Player Exit Speed Play Result
1 Johnson, Ryan 102.6 Out
2 Taylor, Chandler 102.4 Out
3 Davis, Devin 101.8 Double
4 Mountcastle, Ryan 100.9 Single
5 Brown, Kep 100.8 Double
6 Terrell III, James Dawson 100.6 Single
7 Gilliam, Isiah 100.2 Foul
8 Naylor, Josh 100 Triple
9 Neal, Daniel 99.9 Single
10 Potter, Shane 99.8 Single
11 Neal, Daniel 99.7 Foul
12 Kelly, Parker 99.6 Foul
13 Betts, Chris 99.5 Triple
14 Cameron, Dazmon 99.4 Single
15 Clemens, Kody 99.1 Out
16 Pickett, Greg 99.1 Sacrifice
17 Sheckert, F 98.8 Out
18 Brown, Kep 98.4 Double
19 Watson, Von 98.3 Foul
20 Perry, Tyrone 98.3 Out


Longest Hits Tracked

Player Feet MPH Sec. Play Result
Betts, Chris 399 99 4.7 Triple
Naylor, Josh 394 100 5.2 Triple
Brown, Kep 382 101 4.3 Double
Davis, Devin 371 102 4.0 Double
Paulson, Dillon 365 95 5.4 Out
Finnerty, Sam 357 92 4.6 Out
Miller, Jalen 355 93 4.1 Double
Brown, Kep 354 98 3.6 Double
Corso, Jacob 349 94 4.7 Double
Stallings, Brandt 349 98 4.5 Double
Burger, Willie 349 90 4.6 Out
India, Jonathan 348 90 4.3 Out
Blumenfeld, Dalton 348 93 4.6 Double
Sidwell, Kirk 346 92 4.0 Single
Tucker, Kyle 345 93 5.5 Out
Blankenhorn, Travis 344 90 5.0 Out
Scott, Stephen 343 93 3.9 Out
Stallings, Brandt 343 93 4.6 Out
Mountcastle, Ryan 343 94 4.2 Triple
Gilliam, Isiah 342 91 5.1 Out



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