Peoria Preseason I.D.: TrackMan Files


By Andy Sroka
Illinois and Wisconsin Assistant Director

On Feb. 24, the PBR Illinois team hosted the third-annual Peoria Preseason I.D. at the Louisville Slugger Dome in Peoria, Ill. The event featured over 70 players from high school graduates in classes 2022-25, from across Central Illinois and beyond.

Previously, our staff collaborated to highlight the biggest takeaways and highlights from this showcase, and we published them within our Quick Hits piece. We also shared the event's traditional leaderboards, published inside this Statistical AnalysisToday, with the help of our TrackMan unit, we're diving a little deeper into the data to see what we can find.

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY & PEak SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Jacob Pate IL Beardstown 2022 RHP 87.70 mph
2 Nick Rainey IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 RHP 87.01 mph
3 Davis Hoffstatter IL Moline 2022 RHP 86.71 mph
4 Wes Hunt IL Peoria Christian 2022 RHP 86.50 mph
5 Cole Noreuil IL Delavan 2024 SS 85.14 mph
6 Kellen Hershberger IL Normal Community 2022 RHP 85.13 mph
7 Jacob O'Day IL Normal Community 2023 SS 85.11 mph
8 David Smith IL Tremont 2022 RHP 84.90 mph
9 Adam McGee IL Belleville West 2022 RHP 82.78 mph
10 Cameron Anderson IL Bloomington 2022 SS 82.24 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Cameron Anderson IL Bloomington 2022 SS 2303 rpm
2 David Smith IL Tremont 2022 RHP 2263 rpm
3 Kellen Hershberger IL Normal Community 2022 RHP 2208 rpm
4 Nick Rainey IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 RHP 2208 rpm
5 Noah Biggs IL Effingham 2024 RHP 2181 rpm
6 Logan Justus IL Midwest Central 2023 3B 2173 rpm
7 Jacob O'Day IL Normal Community 2023 SS 2162 rpm
8 Jacob Pate IL Beardstown 2022 RHP 2160 rpm
9 Nolan VanDuzer IL LaSalle-Peru 2024 RHP 2147 rpm
10 Jacob Blunck IL Maroa-Forsyth 2023 OF 2118 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 Noah Biggs IL Effingham 2024 RHP 20.8
2 Devan Tupper IL Normal University 2024 OF 18.2
3 Brandon Roberson IL Normal Community 2022 LHP -17.1
4 Jacob O'Day IL Normal Community 2023 SS 16.1
5 Adam McGee IL Belleville West 2022 RHP 16.0
6 Wes Hunt IL Peoria Christian 2022 RHP 15.4
7 Talan Hull IL Galva 2025 LHP -15.0

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 Corrail Jackson IL Limestone 2023 RHP 2064
2 Brady Booth IL Tremont 2025 RHP 2054
3 Jace Weaver IL Cuba 2024 OF 1974
4 Jack Severino IL Pleasant Plains 2022 3B 1966
5 Nolan VanDuzer IL LaSalle-Peru 2024 RHP 1964

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Cole Kratzberg IL Orion 2023 OF 2535 rpm
2 Kellen Hershberger IL Normal Community 2022 RHP 2380 rpm
3 Logan Justus IL Midwest Central 2023 3B 2188 rpm
4 Cameron Anderson IL Bloomington 2022 SS 2140 rpm
5 Bryce Hires IL Litchfield 2023 RHP 2096 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Wes Hunt IL Peoria Christian 2022 RHP 16.9
2 Kellen Hershberger IL Normal Community 2022 RHP 16.8
3 Cole Noreuil IL Delavan 2024 SS 16.2
4 Noah Biggs IL Effingham 2024 RHP 15.9
5 Jack Severino IL Pleasant Plains 2022 3B 15.0
6 Nick Rainey IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 RHP 14.6
7 Tanner Legner IL Pontiac 2022 SS 14.4
8 Dane Lohman IL Pekin 2022 RHP 14.4
9 Adam McGee IL Belleville West 2022 RHP 14.2
10 Caleb Guthrie IL Belleville East 2023 OF -13.8

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (avg)
1 Ty Fate IL Limestone 2022 1B 87.63 mph
2 Ethan Sosnowski IL East Peoria 2022 C 86.71 mph
3 Sam Rohlfing IL Harvest Christian 2023 SS 84.11 mph
4 Tanner Legner IL Pontiac 2022 SS 83.83 mph
5 Jacob O'Day IL Normal Community 2023 SS 83.54 mph
6 Aidan VanDuzer IL LaSalle Peru 2022 C 82.92 mph
7 Nick Rainey IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 RHP 82.69 mph
8 Noah Chase IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 SS 82.02 mph
9 Cameron Anderson IL Bloomington 2022 SS 82.01 mph
10 Trent Koehler IL Lincoln Community 2022 SS 81.48 mph
11 Jack Severino IL Pleasant Plains 2022 3B 81.35 mph
12 Tyler Sears IL Bloomington Central Catholic 2022 LHP 81.07 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 Ethan Sosnowski IL East Peoria 2022 C 98.46 mph
2 Ty Fate IL Limestone 2022 1B 95.64 mph
3 Noah Chase IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 SS 92.34 mph
4 Nolan VanDuzer IL LaSalle-Peru 2024 RHP 92.28 mph
5 Aidan VanDuzer IL LaSalle Peru 2022 C 92.13 mph
6 Kannon Kleine IL Galesburg 2022 C 91.98 mph
7 Jacob O'Day IL Normal Community 2023 SS 91.90 mph
8 Luke Read IL Springfield Southeast 2022 OF 91.61 mph
9 Trent Koehler IL Lincoln Community 2022 SS 91.56 mph
10 Cameron Anderson IL Bloomington 2022 SS 91.47 mph
11 Sam Rohlfing IL Harvest Christian 2023 SS 91.44 mph
12 Tanner Legner IL Pontiac 2022 SS 91.18 mph
13 Brennon Reed IL Bloomington 2022 OF 91.11 mph
14 Nick Rainey IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 RHP 91.02 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Ethan Sosnowski IL East Peoria 2022 C 373 ft
2 Luke Read IL Springfield Southeast 2022 OF 352 ft
3 Jacob O'Day IL Normal Community 2023 SS 347 ft
4 Sam Rohlfing IL Harvest Christian 2023 SS 344 ft
5 Cameron Anderson IL Bloomington 2022 SS 341 ft
6 Nolan VanDuzer IL LaSalle-Peru 2024 RHP 332 ft
7 Aidan VanDuzer IL LaSalle Peru 2022 C 330 ft
8 Jacob Budd IL Litchfield 2023 SS 328 ft
9 Nathan Cooley IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 C 325 ft
10 Kyle Binder IL Brimfield 2024 C 322 ft
11 Tanner Legner IL Pontiac 2022 SS 321 ft

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

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