YOUR HOME FOR SHOWCASE SPORTS, COLLEGE RECRUITING AND GREAT VALUE IN TRAVEL DESTINATION

FirecrackerSports
Search
Close this search box.

Players Metric Handout

What data do we collect and why?

  • 30/60 Yard Dash
    • Many scouts do not like the dash because it is unrealistic to run in a straight line on a baseball field. However, it is just a test of pure speed over a long distance

 

  • 5-10-5 Shuttle
    • A short distance agility test where the runner has to change directions. More realistic for baseball players than the dash as players are always moving in short bursts of energy to field, throw, and hit the ball.

 

  • Pop/Exchange Times
    • Mainly used for catchers throwing down to second base. Pop times measure how fast catchers can get the ball down to second base after catching it. IT is measured from the ‘pop’ of the catcher’s mitt, to the ‘pop’ of the middle infielder’s glove at second base. For infielders it is the time from when they field the ball to when the first baseman catches it.

 

  • Throwing Velocity
    • How hard a player throws the ball. Useful for all positions and is measured the same.

 

  • Exit Velocity
    • How hard a player hits the ball. How fast the ball comes off the bat. The average and top exit velocity is measured for each player.

 

  • Launch Angle
    • The angle at which the ball leaves the bat. A 0 degree launch angle means the ball was hit straight, 90 degrees is straight up, and -90 degrees is straight down. TrackMan classifies anything with less than 10 degrees launch angle as a ground ball, 10-25 as a line drive, 25-50 as a flyball, and anything greater than 50 is a popup.

 

  • Distance
    • How far the ball was hit. The average distance is measured.

 

  • Pitching Velocity
    • How hard a pitcher throws his pitches. The average velocity for each type of pitch thrown is recorded, as well as the max velocity for fastballs.

 

  • Spin Rate
    • How much spin a pitcher puts on the ball. More spin creates more carry and the illusion that the ball is rising. Breaking balls tend to have more spin than fastballs, and offspeed pitches such as changeups have less. The average and maximum spin rates are recorded for fastballs.

Difference In Hitters Between Age Groups

Level 60 Yard Dash 5-10-5 Pop Time(c) Exchange Time(IF) Throwing Velo EV Distance
DI

DII

DIII

JUCO

High School

Youth
6.9

7.1

7.3

7.5

7.7

9.8

4.4

4.6

4.8

4.9

5

5.4

1.9

2

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.8
2

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.9

85

80

77

75

72

55

88

85

82

80

77

65

225

215

210

200

200

185

Differences In Pitchers Between Age Groups

Level FB Velo Avg Fb Velo Max Spin Rate Avg Spin Rate Max Offspeed Breaking Ball
DI

DII

DIII

JUCO

High School

Youth
88

85

83

80

75

65
91

90

88

85

80

70
2300

2200

2100

2000

1900

1400

2500

2350

2250

2100

2000

1700
78

75

73

70

66

55
80

77

75

72

69

60

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.