Prep Baseball Report

Lockport Preseason ID: Pitching Data Dive


Kevin Cronin
Illinois & Wisconsin Data Analyst, Area Scout

On Feb. 19th, the Prep Baseball Illinois staff hosted the Lockport Preseason ID at Bo Jackson's Elite Sports Dome in Lockport, Ill. Over 150 players participated in a pro-style workout, gathering unrivaled access to data through our state-of-the-art tech partners, as well as in-depth scouting analysis from our Prep Baseball Illinois staff.

Yesterday, we looked at the top measurable data performers from the event, found in our Statistical Analysis, where we broke down the stat leaders from the more traditional categories. Today, we will take a further in-depth look at the top pitchers with the help of our tech partnerships, broken down by the categories down below:

TRACKMAN

FASTBALL

VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Elliott Alicea IL Burlington Central 2024 OF 90.2 mph
2 Brady Backes IL Lasalle-Peru 2025 RHP 88.2 mph
3 Owen Roberts IL Waubonsie Valley 2025 SS 88.1 mph
4 Kasten Goebbert IL Providence Catholic 2025 RHP 87.6 mph
5 Cale Zoeller IL Wheaton North 2025 RHP 86.9 mph
6 Peter Jurcenko IL Sandburg 2026 RHP 86.3 mph
7 Bryce Legel IL Wheaton Academy 2025 RHP 85.9 mph
8 Jack Schiek IL Lockport Township 2026 RHP 85.3 mph
9 William Houston IL Stagg 2026 OF 85.0 mph
10 Henry Humes IL Homewood Flossmoor 2026 RHP 85.0 mph

Max Fastball Velocity: This metric calculates the speed of the pitch as it’s released from the pitcher’s hand.

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Kiet Truong IL Neuqua Valley 2025 SS 2398 rpm
2 Kasten Goebbert IL Providence Catholic 2025 RHP 2354 rpm
3 Jack Schiek IL Lockport Township 2026 RHP 2280 rpm
4 Jackson Clark IL Hinsdale Central 2025 RHP 2270 rpm
5 Mason Jurewicz IL New Trier 2025 RHP 2215 rpm
6 Owen Roberts IL Waubonsie Valley 2025 SS 2196 rpm
7 Conor Powers IL Minooka 2027 RHP 2191 rpm
8 Nolan Canfield IL Manteno 2025 RHP 2181 rpm
9 Jack Gordon IL Andrew 2026 RHP 2129 rpm
10 Jason Duy IL Minooka 2026 SS 2115 rpm

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.

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Jack Nicoll IL Bartlett 2026 RHP 19.7 in
2 Aj Donelson IL Parkview Christian Academy 2025 SS 19.6 in
3 Brendan Carlson IL Providence Catholic 2027 RHP 18.7 in
4 Jason Duy IL Minooka 2026 SS 18.7 in
5 Jack Gordon IL Andrew 2026 RHP 18.5 in
6 Jacob Habel IL Lincoln-Way East 2026 RHP 18.3 in
7 Lucas Rink IL Wilmington 2025 3B 18.3 in
8 Bryce Legel IL Wheaton Academy 2025 RHP 18.2 in
9 Ethan Rogers IL Lincoln-Way Central High School 2025 1B 17.3 in
10 Jack Schiek IL Lockport Township 2026 RHP 17.3 in

Induced Vertical Break: Used in short form as "IVB," this metric is most important on fastballs for creating rise and on curveballs for creating depth – it can also have some use when measuring sliders and cutters as well. Sliders tend to be closer to zero inches while cutters are generally between 5 and 15 inches. Usually fastballs and curveballs with large IVB have higher spin efficiencies as well. Sliders generally have very little (closer to zero) IVB and very low spin efficiency. You could also categorize IVB into spin rate as this is part of the “useful movement” you’re looking for. IVB is also a huge part of the vertical approach angle.

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Henry Humes IL Homewood Flossmoor 2026 RHP 17.5
2 Bryson Das IL Lincoln-Way East 2026 LHP -17.3
3 Nolan Torgerson IL Carl Sandburg High School 2027 OF 16.6
4 Aaron Katz IL Hinsdale Central 2026 RHP 14.8
5 Evan Voss IL Downers Grove South 2026 LHP -14.6
6 Jack Gordon IL Andrew 2026 RHP 14.1
7 Nicholas Whitford IL Romeoville 2025 OF 14.1
8 Jackson Clark IL Hinsdale Central 2025 RHP 13.9
9 Casey Mikrut IL Lincoln-Way East 2027 SS 13.9
10 Grady Flannigan IL Lincoln-Way Central 2026 RHP 13.4

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.”

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Danny Smith IL Plainfield North 2026 RHP 83 %
^ Braylan McCarthy IL Warren Township 2026 RHP 83 %
2 Lucas Rink IL Wilmington 2025 3B 75 %
3 Bryce Lee IL Morris Community High School 2026 3B 66 %
^ Joseph(JP) Gainer IL Marist 2026 RHP 66 %
^ Peter Jurcenko IL Sandburg 2026 RHP 66 %
4 Cormac Saunders IL Homewood-Flossmoor High School 2026 RHP 60 %
5 William Houston IL Stagg 2026 OF 57 %
^ Jackson Clark IL Hinsdale Central 2025 RHP 57 %
^ Pharrell Weekley IL Bolingbrook 2026 SS 57 %
^ Henry Humes IL Homewood Flossmoor 2026 RHP 57 %
^ Kasten Goebbert IL Providence Catholic 2025 RHP 57 %

Average MLB pitchers throw 62% strikes, and better pitchers throw strikes 65% of the time, or roughly 2:1 strikes to balls.


CURVEBALL

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Kiet Truong IL Neuqua Valley 2025 SS 2465 rpm
2 Thomas Sosinski IL Mount Carmel 2026 RHP 2406 rpm
3 Brady Backes IL Lasalle-Peru 2025 RHP 2335 rpm
4 Nicholas Whitford IL Romeoville 2025 OF 2316 rpm
5 Braylan McCarthy IL Warren Township 2026 RHP 2247 rpm
6 Mason Jurewicz IL New Trier 2025 RHP 2243 rpm
7 Kasten Goebbert IL Providence Catholic 2025 RHP 2226 rpm
8 Bralen Mitcham IL Lincoln-Way East High School 2025 RHP 2214 rpm
9 Trace Schaaf IL Lockport 2026 LHP 2210 rpm
10 Casey Mikrut IL Lincoln-Way East 2027 SS 2198 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Thomas Sosinski IL Mount Carmel 2026 RHP -18.0 in
2 Jacob Sever IL Lincoln-Way Central 2025 1B -14.7 in
3 Mason Jurewicz IL New Trier 2025 RHP -14.3 in
4 Carson Miller IL Wheaton Academy 2025 1B -12.6 in
5 Kasten Goebbert IL Providence Catholic 2025 RHP -12.5 in
6 Joshua Barta IL Peotone 2025 LHP -12.2 in
7 Arjun Patel IL J B Conant High School 2026 LHP -11.2 in
8 Ryan Turton IL Lincoln-Way West 2026 SS -10.3 in
9 Owen Lense IL Lincoln-Way East 2026 RHP -10.3 in
10 Nicholas Whitford IL Romeoville 2025 OF -8.7 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Ethan Rogers IL Lincoln-Way Central High School 2025 1B -22.3
2 Jude Chapel IL Lincoln-Way West 2026 OF -17.3
3 Carson Miller IL Wheaton Academy 2025 1B 16.1
4 Kiet Truong IL Neuqua Valley 2025 SS -15.5
5 Nicholas Whitford IL Romeoville 2025 OF -15.2
6 Aaron Katz IL Hinsdale Central 2026 RHP -15.1
7 Jack Skorpinski IL Lincoln-Way Central High School 2026 2B -14.9
8 Mason Jurewicz IL New Trier 2025 RHP -14.6
9 Bralen Mitcham IL Lincoln-Way East High School 2025 RHP -14.1
10 Bryce Legel IL Wheaton Academy 2025 RHP -13.3

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Conor Powers IL Minooka 2027 RHP 100 %
2 Owen Lense IL Lincoln-Way East 2026 RHP 75 %
^ Carson Miller IL Wheaton Academy 2025 1B 75 %
^ Aaron Katz IL Hinsdale Central 2026 RHP 75 %
3 Brayden Niemeyer IL Lincoln-Way West 2027 RHP 66 %
^ Brady Backes IL Lasalle-Peru 2025 RHP 66 %
4 Evan Voss IL Downers Grove South 2026 LHP 60 %
^ Aj Donelson IL Parkview Christian Academy 2025 SS 60 %
^ Maxwell Burke IL Wheaton North High School 2025 1B 60 %
^ Aidan Barrera IL Sandburg 2026 LHP 60 %
^ Ryan Turton IL Lincoln-Way West 2026 SS 60 %
^ Bryce Legel IL Wheaton Academy 2025 RHP 60 %
^ Peter Jurcenko IL Sandburg 2026 RHP 60 %
5 Jack Gordon IL Andrew 2026 RHP 50 %
^ Jack Schiek IL Lockport Township 2026 RHP 50 %
^ Ethan Rogers IL Lincoln-Way Central High School 2025 1B 50 %
^ Thomas Sosinski IL Mount Carmel 2026 RHP 50 %


SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Cale Zoeller IL Wheaton North 2025 RHP 2761
2 Thomas Sosinski IL Mount Carmel 2026 RHP 2334
3 Nicholas Whitford IL Romeoville 2025 OF 2274
4 Owen Roberts IL Waubonsie Valley 2025 SS 2247
5 William Houston IL Stagg 2026 OF 2244
6 Brady Backes IL Lasalle-Peru 2025 RHP 2228
7 Mason Jurewicz IL New Trier 2025 RHP 2206
8 Conor Powers IL Minooka 2027 RHP 2179
9 Cormac Saunders IL Homewood-Flossmoor High School 2026 RHP 2175
10 Nolan Canfield IL Manteno 2025 RHP 2155

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Thomas Sosinski IL Mount Carmel 2026 RHP -9.7 in
2 Jack Nicoll IL Bartlett 2026 RHP 7.6 in
3 Tommy Burke IL Glenbard South 2025 LHP -7.0 in
4 Conor Powers IL Minooka 2027 RHP -5.2 in
5 Jack Schiek IL Lockport Township 2026 RHP 5.2 in
6 William Houston IL Stagg 2026 OF -5.2 in
7 Pharrell Weekley IL Bolingbrook 2026 SS -4.9 in
8 Lucas Rink IL Wilmington 2025 3B 4.8 in
9 Nolan Canfield IL Manteno 2025 RHP -4.7 in
10 Bryson Das IL Lincoln-Way East 2026 LHP -4.6 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jack Nicoll IL Bartlett 2026 RHP -17.3
2 William Houston IL Stagg 2026 OF -16.9
3 Lucas Rink IL Wilmington 2025 3B -16.7
4 Cale Zoeller IL Wheaton North 2025 RHP -16.3
5 Carson Miller IL Wheaton Academy 2025 1B 13.9
6 Aaron Katz IL Hinsdale Central 2026 RHP -13.1
7 Mason Jurewicz IL New Trier 2025 RHP -12.8
8 Thomas Sosinski IL Mount Carmel 2026 RHP -12.6
9 Pharrell Weekley IL Bolingbrook 2026 SS -12.2
10 Joshua Barta IL Peotone 2025 LHP 12.1

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Cormac Saunders IL Homewood-Flossmoor High School 2026 RHP 100 %
^ Conor Powers IL Minooka 2027 RHP 100 %
2 Cale Zoeller IL Wheaton North 2025 RHP 80 %
^ Owen Roberts IL Waubonsie Valley 2025 SS 80 %
3 Lucas Rink IL Wilmington 2025 3B 75 %
4 Joshua Barta IL Peotone 2025 LHP 60 %
^ Jack Nicoll IL Bartlett 2026 RHP 60 %
5 Aaron Katz IL Hinsdale Central 2026 RHP 50 %
^ Jack Schiek IL Lockport Township 2026 RHP 50 %
^ Mason Jurewicz IL New Trier 2025 RHP 50 %
^ Jeffrey Bruining IL Lockport 2025 LHP 50 %


CHANGEUP

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Kiet Truong IL Neuqua Valley 2025 SS 2044 rpm
2 Trace Schaaf IL Lockport 2026 LHP 1980 rpm
3 Jack Gordon IL Andrew 2026 RHP 1874 rpm
4 Aj Donelson IL Parkview Christian Academy 2025 SS 1855 rpm
5 Nolan Canfield IL Manteno 2025 RHP 1835 rpm
6 Bryce Legel IL Wheaton Academy 2025 RHP 1805 rpm
7 Braylan McCarthy IL Warren Township 2026 RHP 1762 rpm
8 Brady Backes IL Lasalle-Peru 2025 RHP 1740 rpm
9 Peter Jurcenko IL Sandburg 2026 RHP 1724 rpm
10 Kasten Goebbert IL Providence Catholic 2025 RHP 1710 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Jack Nicoll IL Bartlett 2026 RHP 21.3 in
2 Matthew Rick IL Lincoln Way West 2026 RHP 17.5 in
3 Jacob Mucha IL Lincoln-Way Central 2027 RHP 16.4 in
4 Jack Schiek IL Lockport Township 2026 RHP 15.7 in
5 Ben Westin IL Andrew 2026 OF 15.6 in
6 Xander Metke IL Brother Rice 2025 1B 15.4 in
7 Jeffrey Bruining IL Lockport 2025 LHP 14.3 in
8 Bryce Legel IL Wheaton Academy 2025 RHP 14.1 in
9 Evan Voss IL Downers Grove South 2026 LHP 13.9 in
10 Brady Backes IL Lasalle-Peru 2025 RHP 13.6 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Bryson Das IL Lincoln-Way East 2026 LHP -19.8
2 Aj Donelson IL Parkview Christian Academy 2025 SS 18.3
3 Jack Gordon IL Andrew 2026 RHP 18.2
4 Braylan McCarthy IL Warren Township 2026 RHP 17.7
5 Carson Miller IL Wheaton Academy 2025 1B -16.4
6 Kiet Truong IL Neuqua Valley 2025 SS 15.6
7 Joseph(JP) Gainer IL Marist 2026 RHP 15.3
8 Grady Flannigan IL Lincoln-Way Central 2026 RHP 15.2
9 Maxwell Burke IL Wheaton North High School 2025 1B -15.2
10 Bryce Lee IL Morris Community High School 2026 3B 15.0

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Nicholas Whitford IL Romeoville 2025 OF 100 %
2 Ethan Rogers IL Lincoln-Way Central High School 2025 1B 80 %
3 Bryce Lee IL Morris Community High School 2026 3B 66 %
^ Jeffrey Bruining IL Lockport 2025 LHP 66 %
4 Jacob Sever IL Lincoln-Way Central 2025 1B 60 %
^ Jack Gordon IL Andrew 2026 RHP 60 %
^ Gavin Ace IL Geneva 2025 OF 60 %
5 Brady Backes IL Lasalle-Peru 2025 RHP 50 %
^ Carson Miller IL Wheaton Academy 2025 1B 50 %
^ Brady Galmines IL Lincoln-Way Central 2026 RHP 50 %
^ Lucas Rink IL Wilmington 2025 3B 50 %
^ Bralen Mitcham IL Lincoln-Way East High School 2025 RHP 50 %
^ Henry Humes IL Homewood Flossmoor 2026 RHP 50 %
^ Aaron Katz IL Hinsdale Central 2026 RHP 50 %

+ CLICK HERE for a look at the complete statistics from the event.

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