Northwest Suburban Open: TrackMan Files


Kevin Cronin & Katherine Andolina
PBR Illinois Staff

Earlier this week we published a Statistical Analysis and Takeaways story, highlighting the top prospects of the event by class while also bringing you a quick statistical analysis of those that participated in the event. 

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 Max FB
1 Quinn Drews IL Huntley 2024 C 83 mph
^ Kaleb Zabielski WI Burlington 2023 RHP 83 mph
2 Jack Denk IL Schaumburg 2023 RHP 78 mph
3 Peter Idleman WI University School of Milwaukee 2024 RHP 77 mph
^ Griffin Kelly IL Buffalo Grove 2025 1B 77 mph
4 Cooper Harris IL Stevenson 2025 1B 75 mph
5 Orlando Vazquez IL St Laurence 2026 3B 72 mph
6 Anthony Braoudakis IL Westminster Christian 2025 RHP 69 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jack Denk IL Schaumburg 2023 RHP 2213 rpm
2 Quinn Drews IL Huntley 2024 C 2207 rpm
3 Cooper Harris IL Stevenson 2025 1B 2065 rpm
4 Griffin Kelly IL Buffalo Grove 2025 1B 1979 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 Morgan Beck MA Andover 2025 RHP 16.0
2 Quinn Drews IL Huntley 2024 C 11.9
3 Peter Idleman WI University School of Milwaukee 2024 RHP 11.0
4 Kaleb Zabielski WI Burlington 2023 RHP 10.2

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 Quinn Drews IL Huntley 2024 C 2216
2 Cooper Harris IL Stevenson 2025 1B 2017
3 Kaleb Zabielski WI Burlington 2023 RHP 1976

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jack Denk IL Schaumburg 2023 RHP 2245 rpm
2 Quinn Drews IL Huntley 2024 C 2151 rpm
3 Cooper Harris IL Stevenson 2025 1B 2141 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Quinn Drews IL Huntley 2024 C 15.3
2 Peter Idleman WI University School of Milwaukee 2024 RHP 14.1
3 Orlando Vazquez IL St Laurence 2026 3B 10.5

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Hayden Dieschbourg IL Cary-Grove 2025 C 81.8 mph
2 Matteo Nolasco IL Stevenson 2025 C 81.7 mph
3 Yosiah Peters IL Crystal Lake Central 2023 3B 81.5 mph
4 Dylan Provenzano IL Barrington 2023 1B 81.3 mph
5 Quinn Drews IL Huntley 2024 C 80.9 mph
6 Cole Clawson IL Hinsdale Central 2023 OF 79.7 mph
7 Ethan Knoll WI Waukesha North 2024 C 79.7 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 Murphy Diggins WI Burlington 2023 OF 94.6 mph
2 Matteo Nolasco IL Stevenson 2025 C 90.8 mph
3 Griffin Kelly IL Buffalo Grove 2025 1B 90.2 mph
4 Quinn Drews IL Huntley 2024 C 90.1 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Murphy Diggins WI Burlington 2023 OF 332 ft
2 Vince Winters IL Mount Carmel 2024 OF 324 ft
3 Cole Clawson IL Hinsdale Central 2023 OF 318 ft
4 Joey Frankel IL Stevenson 2023 OF 314 ft
5 Ethan Knoll WI Waukesha North 2024 C 311 ft

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

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