Madison Preseason I.D.: TrackMan Files


By Andy Sroka
Illinois and Wisconsin Assistant Director

On March 14, the PBR Wisconsin team hosted the Madison Preseason I.D., at GRB Academy in Windsor, Wis. This was an open event for all high school classes (2021-24), and gave our staff an ample look at the area's top players as, perennially, the largest event on our winter circuit with over 170 players in attendance.

Last week, in our first post-event piece from this event, we published our biggest takeaways and highlights from Sunday’s showcase within our Quick Hits story, and highlighted more top performances in the Statistical Analysis. We're diving deeper into the data today with pitch and batted-ball metrics provided by TrackMan, and 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 Christian Oppor WI Columbus 2022 LHP 92.30 mph
2 Caden Capomaccio WI Notre Dame Academy 2022 RHP 90.98 mph
3 Cole Selvig WI Regis 2023 RHP 90.91 mph
4 Dylan Questad WI Waterford 2023 RHP 90.85 mph
5 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 90.39 mph
6 Nolan Klug WI Menomonee Falls 2022 RHP 90.00 mph
7 Matthew Mueller WI Brookfield Central 2022 LHP 88.36 mph
8 Carson Klaus WI Adams Friendship 2022 RHP 88.28 mph
9 Nick West WI Verona Area 2022 3B 86.77 mph
10 Troy Knutson WI Holmen 2022 RHP 86.51 mph
11 Tyler Schmitt WI Madison Memorial 2022 RHP 86.36 mph
12 Noah Dreier WI Brookfield Central 2023 SS 86.04 mph
13 James Vargas WI Arrowhead 2022 SS 85.80 mph
14 Nathan Melnikoff WI Mukwonago 2022 RHP 85.75 mph
15 Gavin Gawronski WI Marquette University 2022 RHP 85.43 mph
16 Trevor Stevens WI Waunakee 2022 RHP 85.27 mph
17 Noah Wech WI Manitowoc Lincoln 2024 SS 85.26 mph
18 Easton Zempel WI Middleton 2022 RHP 85.04 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 2465 rpm
2 Noah Dreier WI Brookfield Central 2023 SS 2385 rpm
3 Nolan Klug WI Menomonee Falls 2022 RHP 2326 rpm
4 Caden Capomaccio WI Notre Dame Academy 2022 RHP 2292 rpm
5 Christian Oppor WI Columbus 2022 LHP 2280 rpm
6 Cole Barton WI Westfield 2022 RHP 2275 rpm
7 Miles Nelson WI Monona Grove 2023 1B 2275 rpm
8 Craig Kabat WI Bay Port 2024 RHP 2260 rpm
9 Matthew Mueller WI Brookfield Central 2022 LHP 2248 rpm
10 William Hess WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 2241 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 Dylan Snyder WI Janesville Craig 2023 2B 18.7
2 Dylan Dombrowicki WI Brookfield East 2023 LHP -17.9
3 Daelen Johnson WI Beaver Dam 2023 RHP 17.5
4 Sam Vargas WI Arrowhead 2024 SS 17.2
5 Jedd Czysz WI New Berlin West 2023 OF 16.7
6 Carson Klaus WI Adams Friendship 2022 RHP 16.5
7 Jackson Hewitt WI Monona Grove 2023 RHP 16.0
8 Kaden Kowalewsky WI La Follette 2023 RHP 15.3
9 Peyton Platter WI Eau Claire Memorial 2022 2B 15.0
10 Dylan O'Connell WI Eau Claire Memorial 2022 SS 15.0

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 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 2484
2 Noah Dreier WI Brookfield Central 2023 SS 2449
3 Trevor Stevens WI Waunakee 2022 RHP 2410
4 Caden Capomaccio WI Notre Dame Academy 2022 RHP 2395
5 William Hess WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 2380

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Carson Klaus WI Adams Friendship 2022 RHP 2720 rpm
2 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 2540 rpm
3 Noah Dreier WI Brookfield Central 2023 SS 2535 rpm
4 Michael Carpenter WI Arrowhead 2023 LHP 2500 rpm
5 Cole Selvig WI Regis 2023 RHP 2491 rpm
6 Trevor Stevens WI Waunakee 2022 RHP 2391 rpm
7 Jackson Hunley WI Sun Prairie 2023 RHP 2317 rpm
8 Dominik McVay WI Mineral Point 2022 OF 2287 rpm
9 Patrick Schork WI Janesville Craig 2022 OF 2255 rpm
10 Eddie Rynders WI Wisconsin Lutheran 2024 SS 2250 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Dominik McVay WI Mineral Point 2022 OF 17.9
2 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 17.7
3 Carson Klaus WI Adams Friendship 2022 RHP 17.4
4 Dakota Veium WI Westosha Central 2022 RHP 17.0
5 Garrett Jones WI Verona Area 2022 RHP 16.8
6 Easton Zempel WI Middleton 2022 RHP 16.6
7 Caden Capomaccio WI Notre Dame Academy 2022 RHP 16.6
8 Broden Jackson WI Milton 2024 OF 16.6
9 Robert ("Tré") Grignon WI Verona Area 2024 3B 16.3
10 Dylan Snyder WI Janesville Craig 2023 2B 16.1

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (avg)
1 Thomas Curry WI Arrowhead 2023 C 93.34 mph
2 N.J. Elias WI Verona Area 2022 OF 92.65 mph
3 Davis Hamilton WI Sun Prairie 2022 SS 90.71 mph
4 Dominic Kibler WI New Berlin West 2023 C 90.09 mph
5 EJ Kuster WI Greendale 2023 1B 88.15 mph
6 Miles Nelson WI Monona Grove 2023 1B 87.77 mph
7 Aaron Jungers WI Madison Memorial 2022 LHP 87.62 mph
8 Theo Zeidler WI Bay Port 2022 RHP 87.19 mph
9 Hunter Abitz WI Kettle Moraine Lutheran 2023 C 87.17 mph
10 Nick West WI Verona Area 2022 3B 87.08 mph
11 Aidan Ripp WI Sun Prairie 2022 C 86.95 mph
12 Mason Armstrong WI Verona Area 2023 C 86.63 mph
13 Payton Frehner WI Waukesha North 2022 SS 86.22 mph
14 Noah Hanson WI McDonell Central 2022 OF 86.12 mph
15 Jackson Hunley WI Sun Prairie 2023 RHP 86.11 mph
16 Kolton Schaller WI Mount Horeb 2022 2B 86.06 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 Thomas Curry WI Arrowhead 2023 C 99.75 mph
2 N.J. Elias WI Verona Area 2022 OF 97.60 mph
3 Quinn Falish WI De Pere 2023 3B 96.56 mph
4 Davis Hamilton WI Sun Prairie 2022 SS 96.41 mph
5 Cuyler Zukowski WI Madison LaFollette 2022 OF 96.27 mph
6 Christian Oppor WI Columbus 2022 LHP 95.37 mph
7 Noah Hanson WI McDonell Central 2022 OF 95.23 mph
8 Evan Johnson WI Kimberly 2022 RHP 94.77 mph
9 Ethan Hindle WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 94.63 mph
10 Matthew Mueller WI Brookfield Central 2022 LHP 94.26 mph
11 Nick West WI Verona Area 2022 3B 93.87 mph
12 James Vargas WI Arrowhead 2022 SS 93.47 mph
13 Landon Behringer WI North Fond du Lac 2022 OF 93.19 mph
14 Tyler Butina WI Jefferson 2023 1B 93.11 mph
15 Miles Nelson WI Monona Grove 2023 1B 93.03 mph
16 Dominic Kibler WI New Berlin West 2023 C 92.94 mph
17 Caleb Karll WI Madison West 2023 OF 92.74 mph
18 Dylan O'Connell WI Eau Claire Memorial 2022 SS 92.70 mph
19 Theo Zeidler WI Bay Port 2022 RHP 92.44 mph
20 Aaron Jungers WI Madison Memorial 2022 LHP 92.39 mph
21 Drew Brookman WI Tomah 2023 RHP 92.20 mph
22 Carter Borcherding WI Madison LaFollette 2022 OF 91.97 mph
23 Jayce Weber WI Arrowhead 2022 OF 91.88 mph
24 Dominik McVay WI Mineral Point 2022 OF 91.86 mph
25 Kolton Schaller WI Mount Horeb 2022 2B 91.86 mph
26 Tyler Marty WI Lakeside Lutheran 2022 OF 91.78 mph
27 Caleb Guden WI Medford 2022 SS 91.56 mph
28 Hunter Abitz WI Kettle Moraine Lutheran 2023 C 91.27 mph
29 EJ Kuster WI Greendale 2023 1B 91.18 mph
30 Colin Obermann WI Kimberly 2022 SS 91.07 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Thomas Curry WI Arrowhead 2023 C 344 ft
2 Noah Hanson WI McDonell Central 2022 OF 339 ft
3 Cuyler Zukowski WI Madison LaFollette 2022 OF 335 ft
4 Matthew Mueller WI Brookfield Central 2022 LHP 335 ft
5 Caleb Karll WI Madison West 2023 OF 331 ft
6 Drew Gernert WI Homestead 2023 1B 330 ft
7 Tyler Butina WI Jefferson 2023 1B 329 ft
8 Kolton Schaller WI Mount Horeb 2022 2B 329 ft
9 Carson Dupuis WI Edgerton 2023 LHP 329 ft
10 Dillon Rosado WI Brookfield Academy 2022 OF 325 ft
11 Easton Zempel WI Middleton 2022 RHP 324 ft
12 Caleb Guden WI Medford 2022 SS 323 ft
13 Payton Frehner WI Waukesha North 2022 SS 323 ft
14 Quinn Falish WI De Pere 2023 3B 323 ft
15 Jayce Weber WI Arrowhead 2022 OF 322 ft
16 EJ Kuster WI Greendale 2023 1B 321 ft
17 Brady LaViolette WI Notre Dame Academy 2024 C 321 ft
18 Brady Davidson WI St Joseph Catholic 2023 3B 321 ft
19 N.J. Elias WI Verona Area 2022 OF 320 ft
20 Keli Grennier WI Menomonee Falls 2023 2B 320 ft

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

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