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O'Hare Preseason ID: TrackMan Files


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Sunday, Feb. 13, the PBR Illinois staff traveled to the Bo Jackson Elite Sports Dome in Bensenville, Ill., to host the O'Hare Preseason ID - one of the largest showcases on our winter calendar. This event provided us an ample opportunity to check-in on some of the area’s high school prospects and identify several names as we prepare for the IHSA season, as well as future invite-only events on the PBR Illinois calendar. 

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 Anthony Solis IL Waukegan 2023 RHP 89.5 mph
2 Drew Koenen IL Maine South 2023 RHP 89.4 mph
3 Sam Larson IL Lake Forest 2023 RHP 86.2 mph
4 Jared Lortie IL Evanston 2023 RHP 85.5 mph
5 Joey Pagni IL York 2023 RHP 85.2 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jared Lortie IL Evanston 2023 RHP 2302 rpm
2 Aris Kosiek IL Montini Catholic 2023 RHP 2297 rpm
3 Elias Alvarado IL Saint Patrick 2025 RHP 2287 rpm
4 Anthony Karbowski IL Hampshire 2025 1B 2282 rpm
5 Lincoln Causero IL Hersey 2025 RHP 2266 rpm
6 Anthony Sexton IL Lincoln-Way East 2024 RHP 2260 rpm
7 Dylan Kaminski IL DePaul Prep 2023 RHP 2259 rpm
8 Sam Larson IL Lake Forest 2023 RHP 2246 rpm
9 Dylan Conklin IL Kaneland 2022 SS 2228 rpm
10 Jake Junia IL Mundelein 2025 CF 2226 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 Rider Lewis IL Loyola Academy 2023 RHP 18.3
2 Jake Shumaker IL Lyons Township 2024 3B 15.6
3 Anthony Solis IL Waukegan 2023 RHP 15.0
4 Francis Heinzmann IL Oak Park-River Forest 2023 RHP 14.8
5 Michael Mango IL Lyons Township 2024 MIF 14.7

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 Anthony Solis IL Waukegan 2023 RHP 2555
2 Charlie Hahn IL New Trier 2023 RHP 2372
3 Jared Lortie IL Evanston 2023 RHP 2335
4 Francis Heinzmann IL Oak Park-River Forest 2023 RHP 2307
5 Jake Junia IL Mundelein 2025 CF 2251

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Drew Koenen IL Maine South 2023 RHP 2463 rpm
2 Charlie Hahn IL New Trier 2023 RHP 2430 rpm
3 Luke Richker IL New Trier 2023 RHP 2387 rpm
4 Patrick Heneghan IL New Trier 2025 SS 2360 rpm
5 NJ Gott IL Glenbrook North 2023 3B 2322 rpm
6 Jared Lortie IL Evanston 2023 RHP 2296 rpm
7 Justin Butcher IL Taft 2024 3B 2233 rpm
8 Anthony Sexton IL Lincoln-Way East 2024 RHP 2200 rpm
9 Brady Chambers IL Lyons Township 2024 RHP 2192 rpm
10 Luke Allegretti IL Lyons Township 2023 UTILITY 2182 rpm

Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Luke Richker IL New Trier 2023 RHP 17.2
2 Kenny Nanos IL Mundelein 2024 RHP 17.2
3 Luke Allegretti IL Lyons Township 2023 UTILITY 16.8
4 Max Kaplan IL New Trier 2024 LHP -16.7
5 Colin McCormick IL New Trier 2023 2B 16.2
6 Jared Lortie IL Evanston 2023 RHP 15.5
7 Brendan Fleming IL York 2023 RHP 15.3
8 Brayden Mobley IL Fremd 2023 3B 15.0
9 Hank Babwin IL Oak Park-River Forest 2023 RHP 14.8
10 Rider Lewis IL Loyola Academy 2023 RHP 14.7

Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Troy Stukenberg IL Lyons Township 2023 SS 94.2 mph
2 Patrick Carmody IL Oak Park-River Forest 2023 3B 90.8 mph
3 Christopher Boykin IL Simeon 2024 1B 88.3 mph
4 NJ Gott IL Glenbrook North 2023 3B 87.7 mph
5 Vinnie Marvucic IL Niles North 2023 OF 87.5 mph
6 Jake Swanson IL Grant 2023 LHP 86.9 mph
7 Cash Campbell IL Montini Catholic 2024 3B 86.5 mph
8 Sam Schmitt IL Warren 2023 OF 86.3 mph
9 Sam Viniard IL Lyons Township 2023 1B 85.9 mph
10 Jason Valdez IL Glenbard West 2023 SS 85.4 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 Troy Stukenberg IL Lyons Township 2023 SS 98.5 mph
2 Cash Campbell IL Montini Catholic 2024 3B 97.3 mph
3 Dylan Kaminski IL DePaul Prep 2023 RHP 96.4 mph
4 Ricky Collazo IL IC Catholic Prep 2023 C 96.3 mph
5 Patrick Carmody IL Oak Park-River Forest 2023 3B 96.1 mph
6 Sam Viniard IL Lyons Township 2023 1B 95.7 mph
7 Charlie Dumo IL Deerfield 2023 OF 95.0 mph
8 Dominic Catalano IL Montini Catholic 2024 OF 95.0 mph
9 Jared Lortie IL Evanston 2023 RHP 94.6 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Sam Larson IL Lake Forest 2023 RHP 2040 rpm
2 David Leung IL Hinsdale Central 2025 LHP 2027 rpm
3 Francis Heinzmann IL Oak Park-River Forest 2023 RHP 2010 rpm
4 Anthony Solis IL Waukegan 2023 RHP 1987 rpm
5 Jared Lortie IL Evanston 2023 RHP 1914 rpm
6 Luke Allegretti IL Lyons Township 2023 UTILITY 1881 rpm

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

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