IL Senior Games: Trackman Files


Kevin Cronin
Area Scout

On Tuesday, August 10th, the PBR Illinois staff hosted the Illinois Senior Games at Triton College in River Grove. The invite-only event featured 70+ uncommitted 2022 prospects from all across the state in Illinois. Players displayed their talents in both a workout setting and added game play. 

Shortly after the event's conclusion our Illinois Scouting Director, Drew Locascio, published a Quick Hits piece, highlighting some of the day's takeaways, which you can find HERE. We also rolled out a quick look at those who topped our statistical leaderboards earlier today, which you can find HERE.

We're now continuing our post-event analysis by examining the data measured by our TrackMan units. The technology is able to capture information that’s difficult to capture by the naked eye, like pitch-by-pitch metrics and batted-ball data. We’ll explain more below:

MAX FASTBALL & PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Tyler Altenbaumer IL Saint Joseph-Ogden 2022 RHP 89.07 mph
2 Mason Weckler IL Belvidere North 2022 RHP 86.61 mph
3 Matthew Cuzco IL St. Ignatius 2022 RHP 86.61 mph
4 Chase Krueger IL Glenbard West 2022 RHP 86.39 mph
5 Gavan Wernsing IL Stewardson Strasburg 2022 LHP 85.66 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Anthony Fowler IL McHenry 2022 LHP 2390 rpm
2 Tyler Altenbaumer IL Saint Joseph-Ogden 2022 RHP 2304 rpm
3 Gavin Micklinghoff IL McHenry 2022 3B 2266 rpm
4 Chase Krueger IL Glenbard West 2022 RHP 2250 rpm
5 Gavan Wernsing IL Stewardson Strasburg 2022 LHP 2223 rpm
6 Matthew Cuzco IL St. Ignatius 2022 RHP 2220 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 Matthew Cuzco IL St. Ignatius 2022 RHP 17.7
2 Matthew Cruise IL Seneca 2022 RHP 16.1
3 Chase Krueger IL Glenbard West 2022 RHP 15.9
4 Hank Greenlee IL Glenbrook South 2022 RHP 14.3
5 Caleb Rhodes IL Conant 2022 1B 13.9
6 Jaren Jackson IL Homewood-Flossmoor 2022 RHP 12.8
7 Jaxson Grubbs IL Maroa-Forsyth 2022 RHP 12.3
8 Jordan Scholl IL Wheaton Warrenville South 2022 RHP 12.0

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 Jaren Jackson IL Homewood-Flossmoor 2022 RHP 2162
2 Gavan Wernsing IL Stewardson Strasburg 2022 LHP 2152
3 Tyler Altenbaumer IL Saint Joseph-Ogden 2022 RHP 2108
4 Matthew Cuzco IL St. Ignatius 2022 RHP 2104

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jaren Jackson IL Homewood-Flossmoor 2022 RHP 2453 rpm
2 Jaxson Grubbs IL Maroa-Forsyth 2022 RHP 2220 rpm
3 Matthew Cruise IL Seneca 2022 RHP 2188 rpm
4 Anthony Fowler IL McHenry 2022 LHP 2173 rpm
5 Jordan Scholl IL Wheaton Warrenville South 2022 RHP 2117 rpm
6 Gavin Micklinghoff IL McHenry 2022 3B 2092 rpm

Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Hank Greenlee IL Glenbrook South 2022 RHP 15.4
2 Hunter Cash IL Paris 2022 LHP -14.3
3 Jack Flagg IL Oak Park-River Forest 2022 RHP 13.6
4 Caleb Rhodes IL Conant 2022 1B 13.5
5 Jordan Scholl IL Wheaton Warrenville South 2022 RHP 12.8
6 Tyler Skrabis IL Carl Sandburg 2022 RHP 12.2
7 Brendan Whalen IL Grayslake Central 2022 RHP 11.5

Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (avg)
1 Ryan Kelly IL Huntley 2022 C 92.70 mph
2 Tyler Pflomm IL Hersey 2022 1B 91.63 mph
3 Javy Garcia IL Harlem 2022 1B 91.47 mph
4 Nolan Czako IL Bishop McNamara 2022 SS 91.05 mph
5 Blake Edmonds IL Hinsdale Central 2022 OF 90.27 mph
6 Jack Flagg IL Oak Park-River Forest 2022 RHP 89.53 mph
7 Angelo Luna IL St. Laurence 2022 OF 89.43 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 Jack Flagg IL Oak Park-River Forest 2022 RHP 98.94 mph
2 Ethan Sosnowski IL East Peoria 2022 C 98.88 mph
3 Javy Garcia IL Harlem 2022 1B 98.13 mph
4 Blake Edmonds IL Hinsdale Central 2022 OF 97.11 mph
5 Aden Aukland IL Plainfield East 2022 OF 96.56 mph
6 Angelo Luna IL St. Laurence 2022 OF 96.39 mph
7 Ryan Kelly IL Huntley 2022 C 96.09 mph
8 Jack Desmond IL Glenbard West 2022 C 96.02 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Ethan Sosnowski IL East Peoria 2022 C 396 ft
2 Jack Flagg IL Oak Park-River Forest 2022 RHP 377 ft
3 Angelo Luna IL St. Laurence 2022 OF 376 ft
4 Tyler Pflomm IL Hersey 2022 1B 374 ft
5 Brian Twomey IL Riverside Brookfield 2022 C 361 ft
6 Ryan Kelly IL Huntley 2022 C 359 ft
7 Mason Weckler IL Belvidere North 2022 RHP 355 ft
8 Brendan Som IL Niles West 2022 2B 353 ft
9 Caleb Rhodes IL Conant 2022 1B 351 ft
10 Ryan Kempf IL Crystal Lake Central 2022 C 350 ft

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

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