McHenry Preseason I.D.: TrackMan Files


By Andy Sroka
Illinois and Wisconsin Assistant Director

On Jan. 31, the PBR Illinois team hosted its first showcase of the new year: the McHenry Preseason I.D. For the past five years, this event has provided our staff with an opportunity to evaluate high school-aged prospects from Northern Illinois, primarily. The McHenry event has historically revealed to us some of the area’s top talent, and this year was no different.

If you missed us in McHenry, check out our showcase page to see when we’re in the neighborhood next.

On Monday, our staff collaborated to highlight the biggest takeaways from Sunday’s showcase, and we published them within this Quick Hits piece. We published our traditional statistics measured on Tuesday, inside of our Statistical Analysis post.

Today, our TrackMan unit is helping us take a magnifying glass to the day's most noteworthy performances, from both the mound and the batter's box. Keep an eye out tomorrow, too, when we assess Blast Motion's findings from Sunday.

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY & PEak SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Tyler Deleskiewicz WI Badger 2022 RHP 90.31 mph
2 Jameson Sheehan IL Cary Grove 2022 RHP 90.20 mph
3 Jacob Filip IL Lakes Community 2022 C 89.35 mph
4 Adam Guazzo IL Huntley 2022 RHP 88.64 mph
5 Kyle Kaempf IL McHenry 2022 RHP 88.57 mph
6 Andrew Ressler IL Huntley 2023 RHP 88.46 mph
7 Sam Pritchard IL Grayslake North 2022 RHP 87.08 mph
8 Ryan Kelly IL Huntley 2022 C 87.04 mph
9 Nathan Chapman IL Jacobs 2022 RHP 85.96 mph
10 Brandon Schultz IL Stevenson 2024 LHP 85.77 mph
11 Lleyton Grubich IL McHenry 2023 LHP 85.17 mph
12 Rick Powell IL McHenry 2022 OF 84.66 mph
13 Chris Rogers IL Grayslake Central 2023 LHP 84.20 mph
14 Ian Boal IL Johnsburg 2023 LHP 84.00 mph
15 Jake Swanson IL Grant 2023 LHP 83.95 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jameson Sheehan IL Cary Grove 2022 RHP 2590 rpm
2 Jacob Filip IL Lakes Community 2022 C 2588 rpm
3 Tyler Deleskiewicz WI Badger 2022 RHP 2559 rpm
4 Josh Good IL Huntley 2022 2B 2428 rpm
5 Hunter Parkman IL Grant 2021 RHP 2394 rpm
6 Andrew Ressler IL Huntley 2023 RHP 2362 rpm
7 Sam Pritchard IL Grayslake North 2022 RHP 2350 rpm
8 Chandler Alderman IL North Boone 2023 LHP 2345 rpm
9 Kyle Kaempf IL McHenry 2022 RHP 2331 rpm
10 Rick Powell IL McHenry 2022 OF 2320 rpm
11 Joshua Ortiz IN Portage 2022 RHP 2318 rpm
12 Adam Guazzo IL Huntley 2022 RHP 2305 rpm
13 Ian Boal IL Johnsburg 2023 LHP 2299 rpm
14 Liam Arnold IL Palatine 2024 RHP 2286 rpm
15 Parker Schuring IL Huntley 2023 RHP 2276 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 Ryan Polly IL Sycamore 2023 RHP 18.8
2 Brandon Schultz IL Stevenson 2024 LHP -15.7
3 Lleyton Grubich IL McHenry 2023 LHP -15.7
4 Ethan Eberle IL Normal Community 2024 LHP -15.6
5 Michael Vitellaro IL Huntley 2022 OF -15.5
6 Michael Dabe IL Huntley 2023 3B 15.4
7 Parker Schuring IL Huntley 2023 RHP 15.4
8 Brendan Whalen IL Grayslake Central 2022 RHP 14.6
9 Tyler Potter IL McHenry 2021 RHP 14.6
10 Tyler DeFranco IL Libertyville 2023 3B 14.3
11 Storm Duncan IL Richmond-Burton 2023 RHP 14.1
12 Peyton Barr IL Huntley 2022 LHP -13.8

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 Adam Guazzo IL Huntley 2022 RHP 2479
2 Chandler Alderman IL North Boone 2023 LHP 2341
3 Jacob Filip IL Lakes Community 2022 C 2213
4 Michael Vitellaro IL Huntley 2022 OF 2154
5 Peyton Barr IL Huntley 2022 LHP 2038

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Andrew Ressler IL Huntley 2023 RHP 2428 rpm
2 Ian Boal IL Johnsburg 2023 LHP 2395 rpm
3 Liam Arnold IL Palatine 2024 RHP 2386 rpm
4 Adam Guazzo IL Huntley 2022 RHP 2380 rpm
5 Chandler Alderman IL North Boone 2023 LHP 2340 rpm
6 Brandon Schultz IL Stevenson 2024 LHP 2316 rpm
7 Ethan Glosny IL Cary Grove 2022 RHP 2312 rpm
8 Alex Kennamann IL Lakes Community 2022 LHP 2259 rpm
9 Hunter Parkman IL Grant 2021 RHP 2254 rpm
10 Nathan Chapman IL Jacobs 2022 RHP 2226 rpm
11 Kiefer Tarnoki IL Sycamore 2023 LHP 2206 rpm
12 Chris Rogers IL Grayslake Central 2023 LHP 2203 rpm
13 Tyler Deleskiewicz WI Badger 2022 RHP 2196 rpm
14 Parker Schuring IL Huntley 2023 RHP 2177 rpm
15 Ryan Kelly IL Huntley 2022 C 2171 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Lucas Foley IL Lake Zurich 2023 LHP -18.6
2 Ryan Polly IL Sycamore 2023 RHP 17.0
3 Parker Schuring IL Huntley 2023 RHP 16.7
4 Brendan Whalen IL Grayslake Central 2022 RHP 16.4
5 Ethan Eberle IL Normal Community 2024 LHP -15.1
6 Jameson Sheehan IL Cary Grove 2022 RHP 15.1
7 Kyle Kaempf IL McHenry 2022 RHP 15.1
8 Michael Dabe IL Huntley 2023 3B 14.6
9 Tyler Deleskiewicz WI Badger 2022 RHP 14.5
10 Trace Vrbancic IL Prairie Ridge 2023 3B 14.3

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (avg)
1 Ryan Kelly IL Huntley 2022 C 91.16 mph
2 Jacob Filip IL Lakes Community 2022 C 91.15 mph
3 Brayden Bakes IL Huntley 2023 OF 90.50 mph
4 Jacob Buysse IL Mundelein 2022 1B 90.28 mph
5 Michael Vitellaro IL Huntley 2022 OF 89.88 mph
6 Ryan Bakes IL Huntley 2023 C 88.83 mph
7 Connor Rodgers IL McHenry 2022 C 87.23 mph
8 Sheppard Graf IL Lake Forest 2023 3B 87.16 mph
9 Beau McBride IL New Trier 2024 OF 86.58 mph
10 Rick Powell IL McHenry 2022 OF 86.55 mph
11 Chandler Alderman IL North Boone 2023 LHP 86.43 mph
12 Ryan Kempf IL Crystal Lake Central 2022 C 86.12 mph
13 Jake Zitella IL St. Charles East 2023 3B 85.96 mph
14 Chris Danko IL York 2024 OF 85.95 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 Speed (max)
1 Ryan Bakes IL Huntley 2023 C 97.73 mph
2 Brayden Bakes IL Huntley 2023 OF 97.08 mph
3 Caleb Royer IL Grant 2022 1B 97.03 mph
4 Jacob Buysse IL Mundelein 2022 1B 96.51 mph
5 Michael Vitellaro IL Huntley 2022 OF 96.17 mph
6 Jacob Filip IL Lakes Community 2022 C 96.15 mph
7 Sheppard Graf IL Lake Forest 2023 3B 96.14 mph
8 Jake Zitella IL St. Charles East 2023 3B 95.77 mph
9 Rick Powell IL McHenry 2022 OF 95.62 mph
10 Ryan Kelly IL Huntley 2022 C 95.53 mph
11 Joey Scaravalle IL Crystal Lake Central 2022 OF 95.35 mph
12 Tyler Deleskiewicz WI Badger 2022 RHP 95.31 mph
13 Dylan Bass IL Glenbrook North 2022 OF 95.05 mph
14 Jeremy Walton IL Warren 2022 OF 94.87 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Jacob Buysse IL Mundelein 2022 1B 356 ft
2 Ryan Bakes IL Huntley 2023 C 356 ft
3 Zachary Pyles IL Warren 2024 C 351 ft
4 Tyler Deleskiewicz WI Badger 2022 RHP 347 ft
5 Jeremy Walton IL Warren 2022 OF 337 ft
6 Rick Powell IL McHenry 2022 OF 335 ft
7 Jake Zitella IL St. Charles East 2023 3B 333 ft
8 Ryan Kelly IL Huntley 2022 C 328 ft
9 Michael Vitellaro IL Huntley 2022 OF 327 ft
10 Logan Voelz IL Antioch 2024 3B 320 ft

For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at Sunday's showcaseCLICK HERE.

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