Fox Cities Preseason I.D.: TrackMan Files


By Diego Solares
Staff Writer

On March 6, the PBR Wisconsin team hosted the annual Fox Cities Preseason I.D., an open event for prospects across the state's 2021-24 prospects, held at the Players Choice of the Fox Cities facility in Appleton, Wis.

Shortly after the event, our staff collaborated to highlight the biggest takeaways and highlights from Sunday’s showcase and published them within our Quick Hits piece. We then analyzed the traditional statistics we measured at that day and published our findings within this Statistical Analysis. Today, with the help of our TrackMan unit, we're diving a little deeper into the data to see what we can find.

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY & PEak SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Theo Zeidler WI Bay Port 2022 RHP 90.61 mph
2 Gradin Taschner WI Neenah 2022 RHP 89.94 mph
3 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 89.75 mph
4 Thomas Burns WI Hortonville 2023 RHP 89.56 mph
5 Benjamin Lee WI Amherst 2022 RHP 87.43 mph
6 Camden Kuhnke WI Hortonville 2023 SS 86.66 mph
7 Deuce Musial II WI Notre Dame Academy 2023 RHP 85.93 mph
8 Grant Meulemans WI Freedom 2022 SS 85.68 mph
9 Eli Zollar WI Ashwaubenon 2023 RHP 85.49 mph
10 Ty Sherman WI Waukesha West 2022 RHP 85.09 mph
11 Nolan Kahle WI Brookfield Academy 2022 RHP 84.66 mph
12 Jaeden Carstens WI Neenah 2022 RHP 84.57 mph
13 Seth Spaeth WI Menasha 2022 SS 84.45 mph
14 Nathan Vela WI Hortonville 2023 RHP 83.88 mph
15 Cole Bensen WI Bay Port 2023 RHP 83.61 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Ryan Williamson WI Oshkosh West 2024 RHP 2698 rpm
2 Bradyn Bezanson WI Hudson 2024 LHP 2437 rpm
3 Thomas Burns WI Hortonville 2023 RHP 2363 rpm
4 Ty Sherman WI Waukesha West 2022 RHP 2343 rpm
5 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 2339 rpm
6 Nolan Kahle WI Brookfield Academy 2022 RHP 2265 rpm
7 Carter Kriewaldt WI Freedom 2023 3B 2256 rpm
8 Jacob Melendrez WI Little Chute 2022 RHP 2255 rpm
9 Deuce Musial II WI Notre Dame Academy 2023 RHP 2251 rpm
10 Jaeden Carstens WI Neenah 2022 RHP 2229 rpm
11 Benjamin Lee WI Amherst 2022 RHP 2207 rpm
12 Owen Deprez WI Luxemburg-Casco 2022 LHP 2206 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 Jimmy Kirkish WI Preble 2021 RHP 17.9
2 Ethan Peters WI Hortonville 2023 RHP 17.6
3 Nick Wagner WI Mishicot 2022 3B 16.0
4 Aidan Colombo WI Bay Port 2023 RHP 15.3
5 Eli Zollar WI Ashwaubenon 2023 RHP 15.3

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 Bradyn Bezanson WI Hudson 2024 LHP 2605
2 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 2535
3 Jacob Melendrez WI Little Chute 2022 RHP 2389
4 Zach Becker WI Hartford Union 2022 3B 2174

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Ryan Williamson WI Oshkosh West 2024 RHP 2906 rpm
2 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 2538 rpm
3 Theo Zeidler WI Bay Port 2022 RHP 2328 rpm
4 TJ Hauser WI Appleton East 2023 SS 2287 rpm
5 Owen Deprez WI Luxemburg-Casco 2022 LHP 2286 rpm
6 Cole Bensen WI Bay Port 2023 RHP 2255 rpm
7 Ethan Wick WI Appleton North 2024 SS 2253 rpm
8 Brayden Deering WI Kimberly 2023 2B 2247 rpm
9 Jaeden Carstens WI Neenah 2022 RHP 2231 rpm
10 Zach Becker WI Hartford Union 2022 3B 2219 rpm
11 Benjamin Lee WI Amherst 2022 RHP 2205 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 18.2
2 Ethan Wick WI Appleton North 2024 SS 17.5
3 Gradin Taschner WI Neenah 2022 RHP 17.4
4 Ryan Csida WI Kimberly 2023 OF 16.4
5 Bradyn Bezanson WI Hudson 2024 LHP -16.0
6 Eli Zollar WI Ashwaubenon 2023 RHP 15.9
7 Ethan Peters WI Hortonville 2023 RHP 15.7
8 Theo Zeidler WI Bay Port 2022 RHP 15.6
9 Wyatt Blaskowski WI Amherst 2023 RHP 15.2
10 Benjamin Lee WI Amherst 2022 RHP 15.1

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (avg)
1 Eli Zollar WI Ashwaubenon 2023 RHP 92.01 mph
2 Gradin Taschner WI Neenah 2022 RHP 90.33 mph
3 Noah Hanson WI McDonell Central 2022 OF 88.06 mph
4 Wendell Waukau Jr. WI Menominee Indian 2022 1B 87.94 mph
5 Jacob Narvaez WI Appleton North 2024 SS 87.40 mph
6 Carson Flugaur WI Franklin 2022 SS 87.11 mph
7 Brandon Black WI Bay Port 2022 1B 86.01 mph
8 Camden Kuhnke WI Hortonville 2023 SS 85.78 mph
9 Hunter Buschke WI Notre Dame Academy 2022 C 85.66 mph
10 Trenton Feucht WI Freedom 2023 C 85.24 mph
11 Cole Bensen WI Bay Port 2023 RHP 85.15 mph
12 Alex Hanneman WI Appleton East 2023 OF 85.14 mph
13 Aiden Haney WI Catholic Memorial 2022 2B 85.07 mph
14 Hayden Timm WI Hortonville 2023 1B 84.72 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 Jacob Narvaez WI Appleton North 2024 SS 99.32 mph
2 Eli Zollar WI Ashwaubenon 2023 RHP 98.00 mph
3 Gradin Taschner WI Neenah 2022 RHP 97.80 mph
4 Wendell Waukau Jr. WI Menominee Indian 2022 1B 97.59 mph
5 Carson Flugaur WI Franklin 2022 SS 96.72 mph
6 Isaiah Malison WI St. Thomas More 2022 RHP 96.25 mph
7 Owen Deprez WI Luxemburg-Casco 2022 LHP 94.19 mph
8 Noah Hanson WI McDonell Central 2022 OF 93.87 mph
9 Abe Coronado WI Kimberly 2024 1B 93.30 mph
10 Deuce Musial II WI Notre Dame Academy 2023 RHP 92.64 mph
11 Chance Jampole WI Cedarburg 2022 3B 92.53 mph
12 Brandon Black WI Bay Port 2022 1B 92.30 mph
13 Ethan Bennett WI Oshkosh North 2022 C 92.17 mph
14 Cole Bensen WI Bay Port 2023 RHP 91.66 mph
15 Alex Hanneman WI Appleton East 2023 OF 91.59 mph
16 Donatello Badalamenti WI Notre Dame Academy 2024 C 91.56 mph
17 Camden Kuhnke WI Hortonville 2023 SS 91.34 mph
18 Trenton Feucht WI Freedom 2023 C 91.22 mph
19 Milo Upton WI Depere 2024 1B 91.19 mph
20 Nathan Vela WI Hortonville 2023 RHP 90.52 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Owen Deprez WI Luxemburg-Casco 2022 LHP 355 ft
2 Jacob Narvaez WI Appleton North 2024 SS 349 ft
3 Carson Flugaur WI Franklin 2022 SS 342 ft
4 Wendell Waukau Jr. WI Menominee Indian 2022 1B 337 ft
5 Trenton Feucht WI Freedom 2023 C 335 ft
6 Bryce Duszak WI Menasha 2024 C 334 ft
7 Alex Hanneman WI Appleton East 2023 OF 333 ft
8 Camden Kuhnke WI Hortonville 2023 SS 333 ft
9 Ethan Hoops WI De Pere 2022 RHP 332 ft
10 Jaeden LeCapitaine WI Freedom 2022 C 330 ft
11 TJ Hauser WI Appleton East 2023 SS 330 ft
12 Cam Kelly MI Gladstone Area 2022 OF 330 ft
13 Brayden Deering WI Kimberly 2023 2B 326 ft
14 Noah Hanson WI McDonell Central 2022 OF 325 ft
15 Alex Breckheimer WI Chilton 2022 RHP 323 ft
16 Javin Gauthier WI De Pere 2024 3B 321 ft
17 Logan Wiese WI Fond du Lac 2022 3B 320 ft

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

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