Underclass Showcase: Trackman Files


By: Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Sunday, Oct. 17, the PBR Illinois staff returned to The MAX Sports Complex to host the fall’s Underclass Showcase. This annual event serves as an opportunity for prospects in the state’s 2024-25 classes to display their talents in front of our scouting staff prior to the start of the off-season. There were nearly 60 prospects who made the trip to The MAX on Sunday to participate in a pro-style workout in front of our evaluators.

Earlier today we published a Statistical Analysis, bringing you a quick statistical analysis of those that participated in the event, as well as a quick nugget on which players stood out.

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 Keegan Waters IL Morris 2024 RHP 82.3 mph
2 Joey Olson IL St. Laurence 2025 LHP 81.5 mph
3 Elijah Skidmore IL Harlem 2024 3B 79.9 mph
4 Aden McManaway IL Altamont 2024 LHP 79.8 mph
5 Matthew Wnukowski IL Tinley Park 2024 LHP 79.6 mph
6 Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 79.2 mph
7 Jimmy Anderson IL Joliet West 2024 SS 79.1 mph
8 Ben Toft IL New Trier 2025 OF 78.2 mph
9 Joe Cicero IL Lake Park 2024 RHP 78.1 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Xander Metke IL Nazareth Academy 2025 RHP 2162 rpm
2 Jimmy Anderson IL Joliet West 2024 SS 2160 rpm
3 Matthew Wnukowski IL Tinley Park 2024 LHP 2158 rpm
4 Elijah Skidmore IL Harlem 2024 3B 2143 rpm
5 Joey Olson IL St. Laurence 2025 LHP 2128 rpm
6 Keegan Waters IL Morris 2024 RHP 2075 rpm
7 Keegan Luxem IL Hersey 2025 RHP 2054 rpm
8 Ben Toft IL New Trier 2025 OF 2007 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 Aden McManaway IL Altamont 2024 LHP -15.1
2 Alek Terlecki IL Glenwood 2025 1B -14.6
3 Michael Mango IL Lyons Township 2024 SS 12.6
4 Xander Metke IL Nazareth Academy 2025 RHP 10.6
5 Riley Lam IL Grayslake North 2024 RHP 10.1

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 Justin Bradley IL De La Salle 2024 SS 2227
2 Michael Mango IL Lyons Township 2024 SS 1962
3 Matthew Wnukowski IL Tinley Park 2024 LHP 1944

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Keegan Luxem IL Hersey 2025 RHP 2155 rpm
2 Justin Bradley IL De La Salle 2024 SS 2104 rpm
3 Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 2082 rpm
4 Christian Guzman IL Niles West 2025 SS 2061 rpm

Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 18.7
2 Joe Cicero IL Lake Park 2024 RHP 11.9
3 Keegan Waters IL Morris 2024 RHP 11.6
4 Riley Lam IL Grayslake North 2024 RHP 10.8
5 Elijah Skidmore IL Harlem 2024 3B 10.1
6 Justin Bradley IL De La Salle 2024 SS 9.9

Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 88.4 mph
2 Riley Lam IL Grayslake North 2024 RHP 85.1 mph
3 Chris Daugherty IL Brother Rice 2024 OF 85.1 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 Luca Royer IL Lake Forest 2024 OF 93.3 mph
2 David Cox IL Nazareth 2024 SS 91.9 mph
3 Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 90.9 mph
4 Riley Lam IL Grayslake North 2024 RHP 89.9 mph
5 Chris Daugherty IL Brother Rice 2024 OF 89.8 mph
6 Keegan Luxem IL Hersey 2025 RHP 89.7 mph
7 Gage Martin IL Jacobs 2024 SS 89.2 mph
8 Owen Young IL Joliet West 2024 C 89.0 mph
9 Xander Metke IL Nazareth Academy 2025 RHP 88.9 mph
10 Trey Schilling IL Lincoln Community 2024 SS 88.8 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 341 ft
2 Colin Adams IL Schaumburg 2024 C 321 ft
3 David Cox IL Nazareth 2024 SS 320 ft
4 Xander Metke IL Nazareth Academy 2025 RHP 315 ft
5 Chris Daugherty IL Brother Rice 2024 OF 315 ft

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

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