Lockport Preseason ID: TrackMan Files


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Feb. 21, the PBR Illinois staff traveled to the Bo Dome in Lockport, Ill., to host the annual Lockport Preseason ID. The event featured nearly 200 players from the surrounding area, and provided our staff with an ample opportunity to check-in on some of the state’s top high school prospects, as well as identify several new names to know as we prepare for the IHSA season ahead – in addition to invite-only events on the PBR Illinois calendar, like Saturday’s Preseason All-State showcases. 

Earlier this week we published Quick Hits highlighting the top prospects of the event by class. We also rolled out a Statistical Analysis pointing out the top recorded stats by category.

Now we'll continue to roll out the data we gathered from this event, starting with the analytics we have at our disposal from our TrackMan units. Below we'll look at which players had noteworthy batted ball and pitch metric data.

MAX FASTBALL & PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Daniel Strohm IL Geneva 2022 LHP 87.0 mph
2 Ryan Mickenbecker IL Plainfield North 2024 RHP 87.0 mph
3 Jake Perrino IL Benet 2023 RHP 86.8 mph
4 Daniel Giusto IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 RHP 86.0 mph
5 Lucas Bormann IL York 2023 RHP 85.6 mph
6 Devan Tupper IL Normal University 2024 OF 85.3 mph
7 Collin Jennings IL Marist 2023 OF 84.7 mph
8 Aiden O'Hara IL Brother Rice 2023 RHP 84.6 mph
9 Nate George IL Minooka 2024 OF 84.6 mph
10 Colton Kachinsky IL Lincoln-Way West 2023 LHP 84.6 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Colton Kachinsky IL Lincoln-Way West 2023 LHP 2396 rpm
2 Matthew Wnukowski IL Tinley Park 2024 LHP 2363 rpm
3 Connor Bird IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 2B 2279 rpm
4 Lucas Bormann IL York 2023 RHP 2262 rpm
5 Joshua Schmidt IL Whitney Young 2023 RHP 2259 rpm
6 Jake Perrino IL Benet 2023 RHP 2228 rpm
7 Gavin Gomez IL Providence Catholic 2023 LHP 2196 rpm
8 Jake Coulson IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 3B 2183 rpm
9 Cristian Ruiz IL Oak Lawn 2023 SS 2181 rpm
10 Mesfin Duwell IL Lyons Township 2024 RHP 2175 rpm

Max Fastball Velocity: This metric calculates the speed of the pitch as it’s released from the pitcher’s hand.

Spin Rate: This metric calculates the rate of spin on the baseball as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, measured in revolutions per minute (rpm). Historical data shows that high-spin fastballs lessen the impact of gravity, allowing for more ‘rise’ (or less fall, in other words) as it carries through the zone. Low-spin fastballs typically indicate the pitch has greater horizontal action, often making it tougher to square up, but generally easier to make contact with, leading to more ground balls, while high-spin fastballs show a correlation with swings and misses.

Average Fastball Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Daniel Strohm IL Geneva 2022 LHP -18.0
2 Finn McCarty IL St Laurence 2025 RHP 17.5
3 Jake Perrino IL Benet 2023 RHP 17.1
4 Brayden Miller IL Lockport 2024 LHP -15.5
5 Matthew Ruttkay IL Glenbrook North 2024 1B 14.9
6 Will Bartels IL Carmel Catholic 2023 OF 14.6
7 Colton Kachinsky IL Lincoln-Way West 2023 LHP -14.0
8 Brett Stevens IL Lincoln-Way East 2024 RHP 13.9
9 Gavin Gomez IL Providence Catholic 2023 LHP -13.6
10 Kaiden Herman IL Grayslake North 2023 LHP -13.5

Horizontal Break: Outlined on TrackMan’s own website: “... horizontal movement is measured in inches between where the pitch actually crosses the front of home plate side-wise, and where it would have crossed home plate side-wise if had it traveled in a perfectly straight line from release. A positive number means the break was to the right from the pitcher’s perspective, while a negative number means the break was to the left from the pitcher’s perspective.”

Average Slider Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Alex Macak IL Sandburg 2025 2B 2500
2 Kash Koslowski IL Plainfield North 2023 LHP 2396
3 Connor Bird IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 2B 2281
4 Chris Iannuzzi IL Stevenson 2023 RHP 2199
5 Matthew Wnukowski IL Tinley Park 2024 LHP 2163
6 Lucas Bormann IL York 2023 RHP 2132
7 Michael Tuman IL Joliet Catholic 2023 RHP 2098
8 Alex Kiefer IL Mount Vernon 2025 RHP 2074
9 Joe Hasse IL Peotone 2025 RHP 2058
10 Jake Perrino IL Benet 2023 RHP 2005

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Joshua Schmidt IL Whitney Young 2023 RHP 2560 rpm
2 Alex Macak IL Sandburg 2025 2B 2523 rpm
3 Brayden McKuras IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2023 SS 2369 rpm
4 Daniel Giusto IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 RHP 2269 rpm
5 Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 2267 rpm
6 Connor Bird IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 2B 2232 rpm
7 Cristian Ruiz IL Oak Lawn 2023 SS 2222 rpm
8 Seth Cavett IL Lockport 2023 RHP 2218 rpm
9 Colton Kachinsky IL Lincoln-Way West 2023 LHP 2183 rpm
10 Gavin Gomez IL Providence Catholic 2023 LHP 2170 rpm

Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jake Perrino IL Benet 2023 RHP 17.7
2 Kash Koslowski IL Plainfield North 2023 LHP -16.8
3 Brett Sriver IL Sandburg 2023 RHP 16.7
4 Brayden Miller IL Lockport 2024 LHP -16.6
5 Connor Cronin IL Lockport 2025 1B 16.5
6 Joshua Schmidt IL Whitney Young 2023 RHP 16.1
7 Kaiden Herman IL Grayslake North 2023 LHP -15.8
8 Collin Jennings IL Marist 2023 OF 15.0
9 Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 14.9
10 Chris Iannuzzi IL Stevenson 2023 RHP 14.5

Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Jake Zitella IL St. Charles East 2023 3B 94.0 mph
2 James Love IL Joliet West 2024 3B 93.5 mph
3 Jackson Stanek IL St. Rita 2024 1B 93.4 mph
4 Matthew Ruttkay IL Glenbrook North 2024 1B 92.8 mph
5 Jack Falls IL Lyons Township 2023 3B 91.8 mph
6 Tommy Atkinson IL St. Rita 2023 OF 91.8 mph
7 Nate George IL Minooka 2024 OF 91.6 mph
8 Zan von Schlegell IL Saint Viator 2023 MIF 90.9 mph
9 John St. Clair IL Plainfield North 2023 SS 90.4 mph
10 Clay Jensen IL St. Charles East 2023 OF 90.3 mph
11 Jack Fagerson IL Plainfield North 2023 1B 89.9 mph
12 Collin Jennings IL Marist 2023 OF 89.7 mph
13 Ryan Kotara IL Lincoln-Way Central 2024 SS 89.6 mph
14 Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 89.4 mph
15 Zach Hesse IL Tinley Park 2023 SS 89.4 mph

Exit Speed: Also according to TrackMan’s own website: “The speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.”

Peak Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Jake Zitella IL St. Charles East 2023 3B 103.9 mph
2 Jackson Stanek IL St. Rita 2024 1B 99.7 mph
3 Michael Oprondek IL Providence Catholic 2022 C 99.0 mph
4 James Love IL Joliet West 2024 3B 98.6 mph
5 Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 98.3 mph
6 Hayden Fellows IL Downers Grove South 2024 C 97.6 mph
7 Zan von Schlegell IL Saint Viator 2023 MIF 96.6 mph
8 Tommy Atkinson IL St. Rita 2023 OF 96.6 mph
9 Matthew Ruttkay IL Glenbrook North 2024 1B 96.4 mph
10 Clay Jensen IL St. Charles East 2023 OF 96.3 mph
11 Collin Jennings IL Marist 2023 OF 95.9 mph
12 Jake Coulson IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 3B 95.9 mph
13 Bennett Loconte IL Plainfield North 2023 3B 95.8 mph
14 Jack Falls IL Lyons Township 2023 3B 95.7 mph
15 Jack Fagerson IL Plainfield North 2023 1B 95.4 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Jackson Stanek IL St. Rita 2024 1B 377 ft
2 Clay Jensen IL St. Charles East 2023 OF 371 ft
3 James Love IL Joliet West 2024 3B 368 ft
4 Ryan Kotara IL Lincoln-Way Central 2024 SS 367 ft
5 Jake Zitella IL St. Charles East 2023 3B 365 ft
6 Nate George IL Minooka 2024 OF 362 ft
7 Zan von Schlegell IL Saint Viator 2023 MIF 362 ft
8 Matthew Ruttkay IL Glenbrook North 2024 1B 355 ft
9 Michael Oprondek IL Providence Catholic 2022 C 355 ft
10 Bennett Loconte IL Plainfield North 2023 3B 347 ft
11 Ryan Kondrad IL Lake Zurich 2024 3B 343 ft
12 Sean Bouck IL Providence Catholic 2024 C 343 ft
13 Collin Jennings IL Marist 2023 OF 343 ft
14 Jack Fagerson IL Plainfield North 2023 1B 340 ft
15 Nate Locker IL Homewood-Flossmoor 2023 C 336 ft

+ For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at this showcase, CLICK HERE.

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