PBR IL - Region IV JUCO Showcase: TrackMan Files


By: Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

The PBR Illinois - Region IV Showcase took place on Sunday, September 26, at Triton JC in Rivers Grove, Illinois. This was the first time that this annual event was run by the PBR Illinois staff and more than 150 prospects attended from various different schools in the region. 

For a complete look at the roster from this event, made up of all uncommitted prospects, click here

We kicked off our post-event coverage of this event by rolling out a Statistical Analysis last week, where our staff took a look at which players put up noteworthy statistical outputs.

Today, with the help of our partners at TrackMan, we take a deeper dive into the data and start to unravel some of the pitch metrics, and batted ball data, from the day's workout.

MAX FASTBALL & PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Velocity (max)
1 Kyle Iwinski Kankakee CC 2019 RHP 94.0 mph
2 Harrison Dubois South Suburban JC 2020 RHP 91.6 mph
3 William Melby Triton JC 2020 RHP 90.7 mph
4 Douglas Loden Joliet JC 2020 RHP 90.1 mph
5 Kale Ven Huizen Black Hawk JC-Moline 2019 RHP 89.9 mph
6 Grant Pytel Wabash Valley JC 2019 RHP 89.8 mph
7 Jorden Rauch Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2019 RHP 89.8 mph
8 Peyton Olejnik Triton JC 2021 RHP 89.7 mph
9 Matt Lelito Kankakee CC 2019 RHP 89.3 mph
10 Brandon Dodson Triton JC 2020 RHP 89.1 mph
11 Brock Begesha Joliet JC 2020 RHP 89.1 mph
12 Carson Roberts College of DuPage 2020 OF 89.0 mph
13 Josiah Zamora Kankakee CC 2019 SS 88.9 mph
14 Ryan Wilwers Rock Valley JC 2019 RHP 88.8 mph
15 Daniel Llanas Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2019 OF 88.6 mph
16 Johnny Pecora Triton JC 2020 OF 88.5 mph
17 Justin Grosse Milwaukee Area Technical JC 2019 RHP 87.9 mph
18 Panagiotis Rokkas Triton JC 2020 RHP 87.8 mph
19 Grady Gorgen McHenry County JC 2020 LHP 87.7 mph
20 Josh Fleming Joliet JC 2019 RHP 87.7 mph
21 Logan Romasanta Morton JC 2019 RHP 87.6 mph
22 Danny Perdzock McHenry County JC 2020 RHP 87.6 mph

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Harrison Dubois South Suburban JC 2020 RHP 2656 rpm
2 Engerlee Brazoban Martinez Olive-Harvey JC 2020 RHP 2620 rpm
3 Peyton Olejnik Triton JC 2021 RHP 2558 rpm
4 Kale Ven Huizen Black Hawk JC-Moline 2019 RHP 2528 rpm
5 Josiah Zamora Kankakee CC 2019 SS 2499 rpm
6 Grady Gorgen McHenry County JC 2020 LHP 2491 rpm
7 Joe DuCharme Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2020 RHP 2447 rpm
8 Douglas Loden Joliet JC 2020 RHP 2434 rpm
9 Logan Durling Joliet JC 2020 RHP 2351 rpm
10 Jesus Ramos Highland CC (IL) 2019 RHP 2338 rpm
11 Jeremiah Cangelosi Triton JC 2019 SS 2337 rpm
12 Justin Zimmerman Elgin CC 2020 LHP 2326 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 School HS Grad Year Pos HM (avg)
1 Silas Israel Carl Sandburg JC 2019 LHP -24.5
2 David Go Milwaukee Area Technical JC 2020 LHP -21.6
3 Wesley Babcock College of Lake County 2020 LHP -19.4
4 Ryan Eiermann Kankakee CC 2017 LHP -19.3
5 Logan Strutz Triton JC 2019 RHP 18.4
6 Max Rundberg III South Suburban JC 2020 LHP -17.8
7 Jacob Paymaster Triton JC 2020 LHP -17.7
8 Grant Pytel Wabash Valley JC 2019 RHP 17.5
9 Paolo Zavala Morton JC 2018 RHP 17.2
10 Grady Gorgen McHenry County JC 2020 LHP -17.1
11 Marcus Seguin Joliet JC 2018 RHP 16.0
12 Justin Supergan Prairie State JC 2019 RHP 15.7
13 Kyle Moore Oakton CC 2020 RHP 15.7
14 Jorden Rauch Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2019 RHP 15.6
15 Danny Perdzock McHenry County JC 2020 RHP 15.4
16 Alex Swack Morton JC 2019 LHP -15.1

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 School HS Grad Year Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Engerlee Brazoban Martinez Olive-Harvey JC 2020 RHP 2775
2 Panagiotis Rokkas Triton JC 2020 RHP 2769
3 Harrison Dubois South Suburban JC 2020 RHP 2554
4 Grant Pytel Wabash Valley JC 2019 RHP 2535
5 Jeremiah Cangelosi Triton JC 2019 SS 2512
6 Justin Zimmerman Elgin CC 2020 LHP 2466
7 Jorden Rauch Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2019 RHP 2421
8 Logan Durling Joliet JC 2020 RHP 2316
9 Kyle Iwinski Kankakee CC 2019 RHP 2301

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jesus Ramos Highland CC (IL) 2019 RHP 2883 rpm
2 Panagiotis Rokkas Triton JC 2020 RHP 2812 rpm
3 Marcus Seguin Joliet JC 2018 RHP 2559 rpm
4 Engerlee Brazoban Martinez Olive-Harvey JC 2020 RHP 2489 rpm
5 Peyton Olejnik Triton JC 2021 RHP 2475 rpm
6 Tyler Kott Morton JC 2019 RHP 2469 rpm
7 Kyle Iwinski Kankakee CC 2019 RHP 2440 rpm
8 Chris Farina College of Lake County 2019 RHP 2405 rpm
9 Joe DuCharme Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2020 RHP 2400 rpm
10 Justin Zimmerman Elgin CC 2020 LHP 2339 rpm
11 Alex Swack Morton JC 2019 LHP 2328 rpm
12 Connor Collins Elgin CC 2020 LHP 2321 rpm

Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos HM (avg)
1 Wesley Babcock College of Lake County 2020 LHP -23.0
2 Kyle Moore Oakton CC 2020 RHP 21.7
3 Jorden Rauch Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2019 RHP 21.5
4 Grady Gorgen McHenry County JC 2020 LHP -20.3
5 Sebastian Bentz Triton JC 2020 LHP -19.8
6 Connor Ayers Carl Sandburg JC 2019 LHP -19.7
7 Logan Strutz Triton JC 2019 RHP 19.4
8 Danny Perdzock McHenry County JC 2020 RHP 18.9
9 Max Rundberg III South Suburban JC 2020 LHP -18.6
10 Grant Pytel Wabash Valley JC 2019 RHP 18.1
11 David Go Milwaukee Area Technical JC 2020 LHP -17.8
12 Marcus Seguin Joliet JC 2018 RHP 17.8
13 Silas Israel Carl Sandburg JC 2019 LHP -17.8
14 Peyton Olejnik Triton JC 2021 RHP 17.1
15 Frankie Klemm College of DuPage 2019 LHP -17.1
16 Jesus Ramos Highland CC (IL) 2019 RHP 16.8
17 Adrian Nery Morton JC 2020 RHP 16.6
18 Jacob Bosse South Suburban JC 2020 LHP -16.5
19 Kody Kleve Rock Valley JC 2020 RHP 15.7
20 Connor Collins Elgin CC 2020 LHP -15.7

Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Ryan Eiermann Kankakee CC 2017 LHP 98.0 mph
2 Joey Humphrey Kankakee CC 2020 OF 94.3 mph
3 Robert Martin Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2020 1B 92.6 mph
4 Owen Jackson Kankakee CC 2020 OF 92.3 mph
5 Ethan Toone Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2019 C 91.9 mph
6 Xavier Schreiber McHenry County JC 2020 OF 91.5 mph
7 Daniel Llanas Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2019 OF 91.4 mph
8 Peter Fusek Milwaukee Area Technical JC 2019 OF 91.3 mph
9 Caileb Johnson Carl Sandburg JC 2019 1B 90.9 mph
10 Piersen Pyan Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2020 OF 90.1 mph
11 Valentin Cerna College of Lake County 2020 2B 90.0 mph
12 Jeremiah Cangelosi Triton JC 2019 SS 89.8 mph
13 Carson Roberts College of DuPage 2020 OF 89.8 mph
14 Cameron Hunter Highland CC (IL) 2019 1B 89.5 mph
15 Camden Bailey College of DuPage 2019 C 89.4 mph
16 Garrett Latoz Kankakee CC 2019 C 89.3 mph
17 Douglas Loden Joliet JC 2020 RHP 89.0 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 School HS Grad Year Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Douglas Loden Joliet JC 2020 RHP 105.9 mph
2 Ethan Toone Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2019 C 105.7 mph
3 Cameron Hunter Highland CC (IL) 2019 1B 102.5 mph
4 Peter Fusek Milwaukee Area Technical JC 2019 OF 102.4 mph
5 Owen Queckboerner Highland CC (IL) 2020 OF 102.2 mph
6 Joshua Mosley Triton JC 2016 C 101.9 mph
7 Joey Humphrey Kankakee CC 2020 OF 101.6 mph
8 Owen Jackson Kankakee CC 2020 OF 100.2 mph
9 Joshua Williams Highland CC (IL) 2019 OF 99.9 mph
10 Noah Schueler Sauk Valley CC 2022 3B 99.5 mph
11 Andrew Smart Oakton CC 2020 OF 99.4 mph
12 Noah Glidden College of Lake County 2019 OF 99.3 mph
13 Daniel Llanas Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2019 OF 99.3 mph
14 Robert Martin Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2020 1B 99.2 mph
15 Xavier Schreiber McHenry County JC 2020 OF 99.1 mph
16 Nick Schumann Elgin CC 2020 OF 99.0 mph
17 Logan Riley Elgin CC 2019 SS 98.6 mph
18 Ryan Eiermann Kankakee CC 2017 LHP 98.0 mph
19 Dymitri Kanellakis McHenry County JC 2020 OF 97.8 mph
20 Keniel Carrion Olive-Harvey JC 2023 SS 97.5 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Distance (max)
1 Owen Jackson Kankakee CC 2020 OF 400 ft
2 Douglas Loden Joliet JC 2020 RHP 398 ft
3 Owen Queckboerner Highland CC (IL) 2020 OF 392 ft
4 Ethan Toone Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2019 C 388 ft
5 Blake Gould Warren Township 2020 3B 385 ft
6 Xavier Schreiber McHenry County JC 2020 OF 385 ft
7 Joshua Williams Highland CC (IL) 2019 OF 377 ft
8 Joey Humphrey Kankakee CC 2020 OF 376 ft
9 Cameron Hunter Highland CC (IL) 2019 1B 376 ft
10 Andrew Smart Oakton CC 2020 OF 375 ft
11 Anthony Stellato Joliet JC 2019 SS 368 ft
12 Robert Martin Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2020 1B 368 ft
13 Matt Makarwich Sauk Valley CC 2019 1B 368 ft
14 Josiah Zamora Kankakee CC 2019 SS 367 ft
15 Jeremiah Cangelosi Triton JC 2019 SS 366 ft
16 Chance Resetich Black Hawk JC-Moline 2019 SS 362 ft
17 Peter Fusek Milwaukee Area Technical JC 2019 OF 361 ft
18 Seth Borden College of DuPage 2019 1B 361 ft
19 Noah Jouras Triton JC 2021 C 359 ft
20 Erick Rodriguez Milwaukee Area Technical JC 2019 1B 356 ft
21 Jacob Mucha South Suburban JC 2020 OF 356 ft
22 Cameron Scott Carl Sandburg JC 2019 3B 355 ft
23 Piersen Pyan Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2020 OF 352 ft
24 Brandon Roth Black Hawk JC-Moline 2019 OF 352 ft
25 Winston Parke Milwaukee Area Technical JC 2020 OF 351 ft

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

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