Green Bay Preseason ID: TrackMan Files


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

 On Feb. 27, PBR Wisconsin hosted its first annual Green Bay Preseason ID at the brand new Impact Sports Academy in De Pere, Wis. Nearly 100 players made it out to this event, providing us with updated looks and a new list of prospects to follow in an area of Wisconsin that’s begun to produce more and more next-level talent.

Earlier this week we published Quick Hits highlighting the top prospects of the event by class. We also rolled out a Statistical Analysis pointing out the top recorded stats by category.

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 TJ Hauser WI Appleton East 2023 RHP 89.0 mph
2 Benje Hencke WI West De Pere 2023 3B 87.8 mph
3 Cole Bensen WI Bay Port 2023 RHP 87.0 mph
4 Avery Duncan WI Notre Dame Academy 2024 SS 85.9 mph
5 Austin Grube WI Chilton 2023 SS 84.5 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Keagan Wheeler WI Bay Port 2025 RHP 2337 rpm
2 Easton Arendt WI De Pere 2024 RHP 2277 rpm
3 Bon LaChance MI Escanaba Area 2024 3B 2262 rpm
4 AJ Price WI Neenah 2024 LHP 2220 rpm
5 Brayden Steinbecker WI Manitowoc Lincoln 2025 SS 2173 rpm
6 Avery Duncan WI Notre Dame Academy 2024 SS 2156 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 Isaac Verbruggen WI Neenah 2024 RHP 16.1
2 Cullen Pennings WI DePere 2025 RHP 15.4
3 Jack Adler WI Oconto Falls 2025 RHP 14.5
4 Avery Duncan WI Notre Dame Academy 2024 SS 13.5
5 Keagan Wheeler WI Bay Port 2025 RHP 13.1
6 Ethan Wick WI Appleton North 2024 RHP 13.1
7 TJ Hauser WI Appleton East 2023 RHP 12.5

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 TJ Hauser WI Appleton East 2023 RHP 2464
2 Avery Duncan WI Notre Dame Academy 2024 SS 2096

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 AJ Price WI Neenah 2024 LHP 2418 rpm
2 Lucas Koskey WI De Pere 2025 3B 2361 rpm
3 Keagan Wheeler WI Bay Port 2025 RHP 2356 rpm
4 Cole Bensen WI Bay Port 2023 RHP 2223 rpm
5 Easton Arendt WI De Pere 2024 RHP 2114 rpm

Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 AJ Price WI Neenah 2024 LHP -19.0
2 Jackson Spejcher WI Notre Dame Academy 2023 RHP 16.0
3 Cole Bensen WI Bay Port 2023 RHP 16.0
4 Eli Retzlaff WI Fox Valley Lutheran 2023 LHP -15.0
5 TJ Hauser WI Appleton East 2023 RHP 14.2
6 Cullen Pennings WI DePere 2025 RHP 14.0
7 Austin Grube WI Chilton 2023 SS 13.9

Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Bryson Koehne WI Norte Dame Academy 2024 1B 92.7 mph
2 Alex Hanneman WI Appleton East 2023 OF 89.8 mph
3 Cole Bensen WI Bay Port 2023 RHP 88.5 mph
4 Benje Hencke WI West De Pere 2023 3B 88.5 mph
5 AJ Korth WI Menasha 2023 OF 88.1 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 Bryson Koehne WI Norte Dame Academy 2024 1B 98.8 mph
2 Eli Retzlaff WI Fox Valley Lutheran 2023 LHP 98.4 mph
3 Benje Hencke WI West De Pere 2023 3B 98.3 mph
4 Alex Hanneman WI Appleton East 2023 OF 98.2 mph
5 AJ Korth WI Menasha 2023 OF 97.7 mph
6 Cole Bensen WI Bay Port 2023 RHP 96.2 mph
7 Brady Koester WI Kimberly 2024 LHP 95.3 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Bryson Koehne WI Norte Dame Academy 2024 1B 378 ft
2 Benje Hencke WI West De Pere 2023 3B 352 ft
3 Eli Retzlaff WI Fox Valley Lutheran 2023 LHP 351 ft
4 AJ Korth WI Menasha 2023 OF 350 ft
5 Cole Bensen WI Bay Port 2023 RHP 349 ft

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

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