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Peoria Preseason ID: TrackMan Files


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Wednesday, February 23rd, the PBR Illinois staff traveled to the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria, IL., to host the fifth annual Peoria Preseason ID. This open event provided our staff an opportunity for an up-to-date look on players from the Central Illinois area prior to the start of the high school season. 

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 Logan Justus IL Midwest Central 2023 RHP 84.3 mph
2 Garrett Guenther IL Grayslake Central 2023 UTILITY 83.9 mph
3 Landen Patton IL Sangamon Valley 2024 LHP 83.4 mph
4 Lane Lorton IL Glenwood 2023 RHP 82.7 mph
5 Cole Burton IL Washington 2024 3B 82.6 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Cole Burton IL Washington 2024 3B 2279 rpm
2 Coy Dettmer IL United Township 2023 LHP 2241 rpm
3 Jake Schisler IL Quincy Notre Dame 2023 OF 2217 rpm
4 Landen Patton IL Sangamon Valley 2024 LHP 2212 rpm
5 Will Leman IL Morton 2023 RHP 2208 rpm
6 Nolan VanDuzer IL LaSalle-Peru 2024 RHP 2144 rpm
7 Jack Wisdom IL Bloomington Central Catholic 2024 RHP 2137 rpm
8 Logan Justus IL Midwest Central 2023 RHP 2124 rpm
9 Garrett Guenther IL Grayslake Central 2023 UTILITY 2118 rpm
10 Trey Carter IL Williamsville 2023 C 2097 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 Alek Terlecki IL Glenwood 2025 OF -21.8
2 Ethan Murphy IL Springfield Southeast 2025 RHP 17.1
3 Kyle Fitting IL Althoff Catholic 2023 OF 15.6
4 Cameron Ahart IL Peoria Heights 2025 RHP 15.6
5 Carter Murphy IL Springfield Southeast 2025 RHP 14.8
6 Ethan Zaayenga IL Tremont 2023 RHP 14.7
7 Ben Frericks IL Illinois Valley Central 2023 OF -14.4
8 Luke Simpson IL Tri-Valley 2023 OF 14.1
9 Ryan Bettis IL Porta 2023 2B 13.0
10 Zechariah Landstrom IL Pontiac 2024 RHP 12.8

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 Ethan Murphy IL Springfield Southeast 2025 RHP 2094
2 Trey Carter IL Williamsville 2023 C 2091
3 Nolan VanDuzer IL LaSalle-Peru 2024 RHP 2025
4 Ethan Zaayenga IL Tremont 2023 RHP 2024

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jack Wisdom IL Bloomington Central Catholic 2024 RHP 2632 rpm
2 Jake Schisler IL Quincy Notre Dame 2023 OF 2314 rpm
3 Landen Patton IL Sangamon Valley 2024 LHP 2296 rpm
4 Coy Dettmer IL United Township 2023 LHP 2255 rpm
5 Trey Carter IL Williamsville 2023 C 2227 rpm
6 Alec Bergman IL Mahomet Seymour 2024 RHP 2177 rpm

Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Ethan Murphy IL Springfield Southeast 2025 RHP 18.4
2 Alek Terlecki IL Glenwood 2025 OF -17.9
3 Caleb Lott IL Richwoods 2023 SS 16.9
4 Jake Branch IL Normal Community 2024 OF 16.1
5 Carter Murphy IL Springfield Southeast 2025 RHP 15.6
6 Lane Lorton IL Glenwood 2023 RHP 15.3
7 Kyle Fitting IL Althoff Catholic 2023 OF 14.6
8 Brecken Thomas IL Williamsville 2024 2B 14.1
9 Trey Carter IL Williamsville 2023 C 14.0
10 Ryan Schaffnit IL Morton 2025 RHP 13.7

Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Nolan VanDuzer IL LaSalle-Peru 2024 RHP 89.0 mph
2 Reed Drabant IL Columbia 2023 OF 86.8 mph
3 Kyle Binder IL Brimfield 2024 C 84.6 mph
4 Cole Burton IL Washington 2024 3B 84.5 mph
5 Malakai Correa IL Canton 2023 1B 84.2 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 Nolan VanDuzer IL LaSalle-Peru 2024 RHP 96.5 mph
2 Michael Stupavsky IL Quincy Notre Dame 2023 C 94.3 mph
3 Cole Burton IL Washington 2024 3B 93.4 mph
4 Reed Drabant IL Columbia 2023 OF 93.2 mph
5 Jake Schisler IL Quincy Notre Dame 2023 OF 93.0 mph
6 Kyle Binder IL Brimfield 2024 C 92.5 mph
7 Isaac Elliott IL Glenwood 2023 RHP 92.2 mph
8 Malakai Correa IL Canton 2023 1B 92.1 mph
9 Jack Linenfelser IL Quincy Notre Dame 2023 SS 91.4 mph
10 Zechariah Landstrom IL Pontiac 2024 RHP 91.1 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Michael Stupavsky IL Quincy Notre Dame 2023 C 355 ft
2 Nolan VanDuzer IL LaSalle-Peru 2024 RHP 348 ft
3 Cayden Hart IL Lakes Community 2023 2B 338 ft
4 Kyle Carter IL Williamsville 2024 OF 337 ft
5 Jake Schisler IL Quincy Notre Dame 2023 OF 337 ft

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

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