Prep Baseball Report

O'Hare Preseason ID: Pitching Data Dive


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Feb. 11th, the Prep Baseball Illinois staff hosted the O'Hare Preseason ID at Bo Jackson's Elite Sports Dome in Bensenville, Ill. 200 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 published our Statistical Analysis, where we broke down the stat leaders from the more traditional categories and our Quick Hits, where we dove into some of the top players from the event. 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 Bennett Levinson IL Lane Tech 2025 RHP 88.4 mph
2 Mac McGarry IL Nazareth Academy 2025 RHP 88.2 mph
3 Joe DuSell IL St. Edward 2025 OF 87.1 mph
4 Will Burke IL Plainfield North 2025 RHP 87.0 mph
5 Matthew Devoy IL Lemont 2025 RHP 86.4 mph
6 Danny Howard IL Saint Ignatius 2026 RHP 86.0 mph
7 Sean McNair IL Deerfield High School 2026 LHP 86.0 mph
8 Jake Marocchi IL Plainfield North 2025 RHP 85.9 mph
9 Jason Gumiela IL St. Patrick 2025 LHP 85.5 mph
10 Owen Rog IL DePaul College Prep 2026 OF 84.9 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 Anthony Filippo IL Benet Academy 2025 RHP 2341 rpm
2 Joe DuSell IL St. Edward 2025 OF 2313 rpm
3 Henry Johnson IL Glenbard West High School 2025 LHP 2279 rpm
4 Jeremy Thompson IL Romeoville High School 2026 RHP 2198 rpm
5 Colin Chung IL Lake Zurich 2026 SS 2193 rpm
6 Mac McGarry IL Nazareth Academy 2025 RHP 2189 rpm
7 Tommy Mitchell IL Loyola Academy 2026 RHP 2177 rpm
8 Maximos Barriball IL Plainfield North High School 2025 LHP 2174 rpm
9 Andrew Papadopoulos IL York 2026 OF 2169 rpm
10 Nathan Moline IL St. Charles East 2026 RHP 2165 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 Logan Nawrocki IL Hampshire 2027 3B 21.1 in
2 Michael Foley IL Prospect 2027 SS 18.4 in
3 Bennett Levinson IL Lane Tech 2025 RHP 18.3 in
4 Ben Hudgins IL Glenbrook South 2025 RHP 17.9 in
5 Anthony Baldassano IL Notre Dame College Prep 2026 OF 17.9 in
6 Cameron McCasey IL Stevenson 2026 OF 17.4 in
7 Tucker Henry IL Oak Park River Forest 2026 RHP 17.1 in
8 Jake Marocchi IL Plainfield North 2025 RHP 16.9 in
9 Jason Gumiela IL St. Patrick 2025 LHP 16.4 in
10 Danny Bremer IL St Charles East 2026 RHP 16.2 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 Johnny Weiss IL Mundelein 2026 RHP 18.3
2 Danny Raible IL York 2026 OF 18.3
3 Ryan Mirante IL South Elgin 2025 1B -17.6
4 Jeremy Thompson IL Romeoville High School 2026 RHP 16.8
5 Maximos Barriball IL Plainfield North High School 2025 LHP -16.5
6 Dylan McCabe IL St. Charles East 2027 1B -16.2
7 Matthew Saliers IL Lane Tech 2027 3B 16.1
8 Henry Johnson IL Glenbard West High School 2025 LHP -16.1
9 Eddie Donnelly IL Nazareth Academy 2027 LHP -15.9
10 Konrad Dudzik IL Maine West 2025 RHP 15.8

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.”

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Lucas Hovinen IL Lake Zurich 2027 SS 85 %
^ Will Graba IL Fremd 2026 RHP 85 %
2 Charlie Gretz IL Libertyville 2025 RHP 83 %
^ Ryan Foley IL Prospect 2025 3B 83 %
3 Hayden Harrington IL Loyola Academy 2026 LHP 71 %
4 Patrick Kennedy IL Champaign Central 2025 RHP 66 %
^ Anthony Baldassano IL Notre Dame College Prep 2026 OF 66 %
^ Ben Hudgins IL Glenbrook South 2025 RHP 66 %
^ Will Tomczak IL Fenwick 2026 RHP 66 %
^ Nathan Moline IL St. Charles East 2026 RHP 66 %
^ Konrad Dudzik IL Maine West 2025 RHP 66 %
5 Owen Walsh IL St Ignatius 2025 RHP 60 %
^ Patrick Pultz IL Saint Ignatius College Prep 2025 RHP 60 %
^ Alex Spung IL Schaumburg 2025 SS 60 %

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 Joe DuSell IL St. Edward 2025 OF 2755 rpm
2 Colin Chung IL Lake Zurich 2026 SS 2551 rpm
3 Colin Dwyer IL Nazareth 2026 RHP 2486 rpm
4 Evan Pohl IL Johnsburg 2025 LHP 2446 rpm
5 Riggins Kohl IL York 2026 OF 2377 rpm
6 Danny Howard IL Saint Ignatius 2026 RHP 2273 rpm
7 Lucas Hovinen IL Lake Zurich 2027 SS 2235 rpm
8 Eddie Donnelly IL Nazareth Academy 2027 LHP 2194 rpm
9 Jacob Conover IL Wheaton Warrenville South 2026 3B 2192 rpm
10 Danny Raible IL York 2026 OF 2167 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Evan Pohl IL Johnsburg 2025 LHP -18.2 in
2 Colin Chung IL Lake Zurich 2026 SS -15.7 in
3 Andrew Papadopoulos IL York 2026 OF -14.5 in
4 Noah Fox IL Highland Park High School 2026 RHP -13.3 in
5 Danny Howard IL Saint Ignatius 2026 RHP -13.0 in
6 Connor Kehoe IL Conant 2025 RHP -12.5 in
7 Tommy Mitchell IL Loyola Academy 2026 RHP -12.2 in
8 Alexander Zielinski IL Wheaton North 2026 C -12.0 in
9 Charlie Gretz IL Libertyville 2025 RHP -11.0 in
10 Quinn Drehkoff IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF -10.7 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Colin Dwyer IL Nazareth 2026 RHP -19.0
2 Logan Komperda IL Proviso Math and Science 2025 RHP -18.4
3 Danny Raible IL York 2026 OF -16.7
4 Ben Jarnecke IL Fenwick 2025 C -16.7
5 Nicholas Audet IL Lake Zurich 2027 RHP -15.5
6 Danny Howard IL Saint Ignatius 2026 RHP -15.1
7 Charlie Gretz IL Libertyville 2025 RHP -15.1
8 Greg Campitelli IL New Trier 2026 RHP -15.1
9 Matthew Saliers IL Lane Tech 2027 3B -14.8
10 Colin Chung IL Lake Zurich 2026 SS -14.8

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Ben Jarnecke IL Fenwick 2025 C 100 %
^ Owen Rog IL DePaul College Prep 2026 OF 100 %
2 Charlie Gretz IL Libertyville 2025 RHP 80 %
^ Greg Campitelli IL New Trier 2026 RHP 80 %
^ Benjamin Barsuk IL Maine South 2025 RHP 80 %
^ Brooks Kooken IL Fenwick 2026 LHP 80 %
3 Nicholas Audet IL Lake Zurich 2027 RHP 75 %
4 Matthew Saliers IL Lane Tech 2027 3B 66 %
5 Alexander Aridas IL Maine South 2027 RHP 60 %
^ Finn Ford IL Carmel Catholic 2025 LHP 60 %
^ Clay Lemmon IL Evanston 2025 3B 60 %


SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Anthony Filippo IL Benet Academy 2025 RHP 2373
2 Jake Marocchi IL Plainfield North 2025 RHP 2358
3 Matthew Devoy IL Lemont 2025 RHP 2333
4 Johnny Weiss IL Mundelein 2026 RHP 2308
5 Nathan Moline IL St. Charles East 2026 RHP 2303
6 Tucker King IL Lyons Township 2025 RHP 2295
7 Bryson Elbrecht IL McHenry 2025 RHP 2263
8 Connor Kehoe IL Conant 2025 RHP 2246
9 Maximos Barriball IL Plainfield North High School 2025 LHP 2233
10 Will Burke IL Plainfield North 2025 RHP 2231

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Michael Foley IL Prospect 2027 SS -10.4 in
2 Spencer Schmalz IL Loyola Academy 2027 RHP 9.5 in
3 Jack Hansmann IL York 2026 2B -9.4 in
4 Quinn Drehkoff IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF -9.0 in
5 Dylan McCabe IL St. Charles East 2027 1B 8.4 in
6 Will Graba IL Fremd 2026 RHP -7.4 in
7 Konrad Dudzik IL Maine West 2025 RHP 7.3 in
8 Cameron McCasey IL Stevenson 2026 OF -6.6 in
9 Bryson Elbrecht IL McHenry 2025 RHP -6.0 in
10 Logan Komperda IL Proviso Math and Science 2025 RHP -5.9 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Bryson Elbrecht IL McHenry 2025 RHP -18.0
2 Johnny Weiss IL Mundelein 2026 RHP -17.2
3 Quinn Drehkoff IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF -15.9
4 Logan Komperda IL Proviso Math and Science 2025 RHP -15.0
5 Nicholas Audet IL Lake Zurich 2027 RHP -14.3
6 Bennett Levinson IL Lane Tech 2025 RHP -13.7
7 Will Burke IL Plainfield North 2025 RHP -13.5
8 Mason Amaro IL DePaul College Prep 2027 1B 13.1
9 Maximos Barriball IL Plainfield North High School 2025 LHP 13.0
10 Anthony Filippo IL Benet Academy 2025 RHP -13.0

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Nicholas Audet IL Lake Zurich 2027 RHP 100 %
^ Michael Foley IL Prospect 2027 SS 100 %
2 Anthony Filippo IL Benet Academy 2025 RHP 80 %
^ Owen Walsh IL St Ignatius 2025 RHP 80 %
^ Konrad Dudzik IL Maine West 2025 RHP 80 %
^ Ryan Mirante IL South Elgin 2025 1B 80 %
^ Ryan Foley IL Prospect 2025 3B 80 %
^ Nathan Moline IL St. Charles East 2026 RHP 80 %
3 Logan Nawrocki IL Hampshire 2027 3B 75 %
4 Johnny Weiss IL Mundelein 2026 RHP 60 %
^ Dominic Maloney IL Loyola Academy 2027 SS 60 %
^ Sean McNair IL Deerfield High School 2026 LHP 60 %
^ Will Burke IL Plainfield North 2025 RHP 60 %
^ Danny Kienzle IL Lyons Township 2025 LHP 60 %
^ Nathan Barnitz IL Schaumburg 2026 OF 60 %
5 Daniel Cutting IL Carmel Catholic 2025 RHP 57 %
6 Joe DuSell IL St. Edward 2025 OF 50 %
^ Matthew Devoy IL Lemont 2025 RHP 50 %
^ Dylan McCabe IL St. Charles East 2027 1B 50 %
^ Will Tomczak IL Fenwick 2026 RHP 50 %
^ Logan Komperda IL Proviso Math and Science 2025 RHP 50 %
7 Jace Garcia IL Huntley 2027 SS 40 %
^ Bennett Levinson IL Lane Tech 2025 RHP 40 %
^ Connor Marino IL St. Laurence 2025 1B 40 %
^ Tucker King IL Lyons Township 2025 RHP 40 %
^ Jimmy Findlay IL Dundee-Crown 2026 OF 40 %
8 Mason Amaro IL DePaul College Prep 2027 1B 33 %
^ Quinn Drehkoff IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 33 %
^ Gavin Klobach IL Hinsdale Central High School 2026 LHP 33 %
9 Jake Marocchi IL Plainfield North 2025 RHP 25 %
^ Alex Spung IL Schaumburg 2025 SS 25 %
^ Cameron McCasey IL Stevenson 2026 OF 25 %
^ Mac McGarry IL Nazareth Academy 2025 RHP 25 %
10 Maximos Barriball IL Plainfield North High School 2025 LHP 20 %
^ Bryson Elbrecht IL McHenry 2025 RHP 20 %
^ Will Graba IL Fremd 2026 RHP 20 %
^ Blake Kopec IL Geneva 2026 3B 20 %


CHANGEUP

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Spencer Schmalz IL Loyola Academy 2027 RHP 1980 rpm
2 Bryson Elbrecht IL McHenry 2025 RHP 1971 rpm
3 Connor Marino IL St. Laurence 2025 1B 1904 rpm
4 Greg Campitelli IL New Trier 2026 RHP 1842 rpm
5 Maximos Barriball IL Plainfield North High School 2025 LHP 1804 rpm
6 Tucker King IL Lyons Township 2025 RHP 1763 rpm
7 Mason Amaro IL DePaul College Prep 2027 1B 1761 rpm
8 Konrad Dudzik IL Maine West 2025 RHP 1733 rpm
9 Danny Howard IL Saint Ignatius 2026 RHP 1720 rpm
10 Hayden Harrington IL Loyola Academy 2026 LHP 1711 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Mason Amaro IL DePaul College Prep 2027 1B 19.7 in
2 Ben Hudgins IL Glenbrook South 2025 RHP 17.5 in
3 Bennett Levinson IL Lane Tech 2025 RHP 17.0 in
4 Connor Marino IL St. Laurence 2025 1B 15.0 in
5 Noah Fox IL Highland Park High School 2026 RHP 14.4 in
6 Alexander Zielinski IL Wheaton North 2026 C 14.3 in
7 Oliver Spencer IL New Trier 2026 OF 14.3 in
8 Eddie Donnelly IL Nazareth Academy 2027 LHP 14.3 in
9 Danny Kienzle IL Lyons Township 2025 LHP 13.6 in
10 Danny Raible IL York 2026 OF 13.1 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Greg Campitelli IL New Trier 2026 RHP 20.5
2 Charlie Gretz IL Libertyville 2025 RHP 20.1
3 Henry Johnson IL Glenbard West High School 2025 LHP -18.1
4 Maximos Barriball IL Plainfield North High School 2025 LHP -18.0
5 Johnny Weiss IL Mundelein 2026 RHP 17.6
6 Grayson Waters IL Oak Park-River Forest 2027 OF -17.4
7 Logan Komperda IL Proviso Math and Science 2025 RHP 16.9
8 Danny Howard IL Saint Ignatius 2026 RHP 16.1
9 Owyn Edwards IL Oak Park-River Forest 2026 RHP 16.0
10 Konrad Dudzik IL Maine West 2025 RHP 15.6

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Cameron McCasey IL Stevenson 2026 OF 75 %
^ Mason Amaro IL DePaul College Prep 2027 1B 75 %
2 Greg Campitelli IL New Trier 2026 RHP 60 %
^ Connor Marino IL St. Laurence 2025 1B 60 %
^ Ben Jarnecke IL Fenwick 2025 C 60 %
3 Benjamin Barsuk IL Maine South 2025 RHP 50 %
^ Spencer Schmalz IL Loyola Academy 2027 RHP 50 %
^ Gavin Klobach IL Hinsdale Central High School 2026 LHP 50 %
^ Patrick Kennedy IL Champaign Central 2025 RHP 50 %
^ Patrick Pultz IL Saint Ignatius College Prep 2025 RHP 50 %

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

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