Madison Preseason ID: TrackMan Files


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On March 13, PBR Wisconsin hosted its largest event on the state’s showcase calendar: the Madison Preseason ID at GRB Academy in Windsor, Wis. Over 200 players from across the state met in the Madison area to participate in this event, a Preseason ID that consistently provides our staff with need-to-know names and players to consider for future invite-only events, like the PBR Future Games, among others.

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 Cole Selvig WI Regis 2023 RHP 91.9 mph
2 Noah Wech WI Manitowoc Lincoln 2024 SS 90.4 mph
3 Noah Dreier WI Brookfield Central 2023 SS 88.7 mph
4 Nate Langbehn WI DC Everest 2024 RHP 88.6 mph
5 Roman Trapani WI Eau Claire Memorial 2023 RHP 87.0 mph
6 Riley Peterson WI Verona Area 2023 LHP 87.0 mph
7 Jack DeTienne WI Verona Area 2024 RHP 86.9 mph
8 Logan Dunn WI Wautoma 2024 OF 86.9 mph
9 Braden Smith IL Byron 2023 RHP 86.8 mph
10 Ryan Sopha WI Pewaukee 2024 RHP 86.0 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Braden Smith IL Byron 2023 RHP 2493 rpm
2 Noah Dreier WI Brookfield Central 2023 SS 2463 rpm
3 Ashton Kampa WI Muskego 2023 1B 2449 rpm
4 Keegan Fleischman WI Lodi 2023 SS 2442 rpm
5 Noah Wech WI Manitowoc Lincoln 2024 SS 2435 rpm
6 Logan Abramowski WI Wisconsin Lutheran 2023 OF 2409 rpm
7 Blake Kayzar WI Brookfield Central 2025 RHP 2405 rpm
8 Anderson Hayes WI Oconomowoc 2024 RHP 2314 rpm
9 Jack Welak WI Catholic Memorial 2025 RHP 2271 rpm
10 Miles Nelson WI Monona Grove 2023 RHP 2262 rpm
11 Derek Steinbrenner WI Menomonee Falls 2023 2B 2248 rpm
12 Dominic Malich WI Waunakee 2025 RHP 2233 rpm
13 Nolan Witkowski WI Verona Area 2025 RHP 2230 rpm
14 Max Jones WI Verona Area 2024 OF 2230 rpm
15 Kaden Russo WI Elk Mound 2024 RHP 2230 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 Patrick Alt WI New Glarus 2025 RHP 18.4
2 Jackson Hewitt WI Monona Grove 2023 RHP 18.0
3 Dylan Snyder WI Janesville Craig 2023 MIF 17.5
4 Will Kotovic WI Arrowhead 2023 LHP -16.6
5 Edward Schmidt WI Kettle Moraine 2022 RHP 16.5
6 Daelen Johnson WI Beaver Dam 2023 RHP 16.2
7 Alex Rech WI Verona 2024 LHP -15.9
8 Carson Consigny WI Arrowhead 2025 1B 15.8
9 Derek Steinbrenner WI Menomonee Falls 2023 2B 15.1
10 Nolan Witkowski WI Verona Area 2025 RHP 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 Noah Dreier WI Brookfield Central 2023 SS 2588
2 Blake Kayzar WI Brookfield Central 2025 RHP 2412
3 Braden Smith IL Byron 2023 RHP 2382
4 Cole Selvig WI Regis 2023 RHP 2332
5 Noah Wech WI Manitowoc Lincoln 2024 SS 2298
6 Easton Harris WI Middleton 2025 LHP 2285
7 Elijah Rathke WI Eau Claire North 2023 3B 2231
8 Miles Nelson WI Monona Grove 2023 RHP 2210
9 Noah Latham-Woodruff WI Madison Memorial 2024 OF 2202
10 Alex Ignacio WI Brookfield Central 2025 OF 2171

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Nolan Witkowski WI Verona Area 2025 RHP 2902 rpm
2 Noah Dreier WI Brookfield Central 2023 SS 2542 rpm
3 Logan Dunn WI Wautoma 2024 OF 2404 rpm
4 Peter Kussow WI Arrowhead 2025 3B 2365 rpm
5 Braden Smith IL Byron 2023 RHP 2345 rpm
6 Logan Abramowski WI Wisconsin Lutheran 2023 OF 2322 rpm
7 Keegan Fleischman WI Lodi 2023 SS 2310 rpm
8 Dominic Malich WI Waunakee 2025 RHP 2298 rpm
9 Ethan Tranel WI Mount Horeb 2023 RHP 2287 rpm
10 Jackson Hunley WI Sun Prairie 2023 RHP 2264 rpm

Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Patrick Alt WI New Glarus 2025 RHP 18.7
2 Caden Popp WI Appleton North 2023 SS 17.6
3 Daelen Johnson WI Beaver Dam 2023 RHP 17.6
4 Nolan Witkowski WI Verona Area 2025 RHP 17.2
5 Kyle Pielsnik WI Oak Creek 2023 LF 17.1
6 Dylan Snyder WI Janesville Craig 2023 MIF 17.1
7 Will Kotovic WI Arrowhead 2023 LHP -17.0
8 Craig Kabat WI Bay Port 2024 RHP 16.6
9 Mason Gapinski WI Waterford 2025 RHP 16.6
10 Parker Holmes WI Deforest 2023 SS 16.6

Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Tyler White WI Cedarburg 2023 C 95.1 mph
2 Ryan Drumm WI Edgewood 2023 OF 94.6 mph
3 Joshua Gilroy WI Arrowhead Union 2024 C 93.7 mph
4 Joe Fischer WI Hortonville 2023 1B 91.5 mph
5 Hudson Turner WI Baraboo 2023 CF 91.4 mph
6 Logan Dunn WI Wautoma 2024 OF 91.1 mph
7 Jake Busson WI Hudson 2023 SS 90.3 mph
8 Brady LaViolette WI Notre Dame Academy 2024 C 90.2 mph
9 Owen Bond WI Kettle Moraine 2023 OF 90.1 mph
10 Caden Popp WI Appleton North 2023 SS 90.1 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 Joshua Gilroy WI Arrowhead Union 2024 C 102.7 mph
2 Luke Heinkel WI Brookfield East 2023 1B 100.9 mph
3 Leo Lauscher WI Eau Claire Memorial 2024 3B 100.5 mph
4 Ryan Drumm WI Edgewood 2023 OF 99.3 mph
5 Tyler White WI Cedarburg 2023 C 98.0 mph
6 Owen Bond WI Kettle Moraine 2023 OF 97.6 mph
7 Quinn Falish WI De Pere 2023 OF 97.5 mph
8 Joe Fischer WI Hortonville 2023 1B 97.5 mph
9 Connor Hughes WI Beloit Turner 2023 OF 97.3 mph
10 Logan Kraus WI Fond du Lac 2023 OF 97.0 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Leo Lauscher WI Eau Claire Memorial 2024 3B 386 ft
2 Tyler White WI Cedarburg 2023 C 379 ft
3 Joshua Gilroy WI Arrowhead Union 2024 C 374 ft
4 Luke Heinkel WI Brookfield East 2023 1B 370 ft
5 Logan Dunn WI Wautoma 2024 OF 357 ft
6 Noah Wech WI Manitowoc Lincoln 2024 SS 355 ft
7 Caden Popp WI Appleton North 2023 SS 355 ft
8 Connor Hughes WI Beloit Turner 2023 OF 354 ft
9 Owen Bond WI Kettle Moraine 2023 OF 349 ft
10 Sawyer Stein WI Eau Claire Memorial 2024 3B 347 ft

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

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