Milwaukee Preseason I.D.: TrackMan Files


By Diego Solares
Staff Writer

On March 21, the PBR Wisconsin team hosted our first ever Milwaukee Preseason I.D., an open event for prospects across the state's 2021-24 prospects, held at the brand new MOSH Performance Center in Franklin, 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 our traditional 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 Nate Snead WI South Milwaukee 2022 RHP 92.84 mph
2 Brayden Marks WI Elkhorn Area 2022 RHP 89.68 mph
3 Taylor Kilps WI Whitnall 2022 LHP 89.58 mph
4 Ryan Roehl WI West Bend West 2022 RHP 88.78 mph
5 Braydon Cooper WI Catholic Memorial 2022 RHP 88.51 mph
6 Jared Hanson MI Escanaba 2022 RHP 88.30 mph
7 Evan Iwinski WI Franklin 2022 SS 87.67 mph
8 Willard Peterson WI Evansville 2022 LHP 87.50 mph
9 Benjamin Kasten WI Whitnall 2022 RHP 87.40 mph
10 Adam Balcerak WI Muskego 2022 OF 87.15 mph
11 Carson Flugaur WI Franklin 2022 SS 86.43 mph
12 Joe Jarecki WI Marquette University 2021 RHP 85.67 mph
13 Jaxson Easterlin WI Franklin 2022 RHP 85.33 mph
14 Cristiano Ramirez WI Muskego 2022 RHP 85.31 mph
15 Dominic Reisner WI Saint John's Northwestern Military Academy 2022 RHP 85.17 mph
16 Quinn Falish WI De Pere 2023 3B 85.11 mph
17 Eli Michaelis WI Wauwatosa East 2022 OF 84.24 mph
18 Noah Musolf WI Franklin 2023 RHP 84.03 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Willard Peterson WI Evansville 2022 LHP 2529 rpm
2 Quinn Falish WI De Pere 2023 3B 2512 rpm
3 Brayden Marks WI Elkhorn Area 2022 RHP 2492 rpm
4 Arik Egerbrecht WI Arrowhead 2023 RHP 2463 rpm
5 Dominic Reisner WI Saint John's Northwestern Military Academy 2022 RHP 2420 rpm
6 Anthony Fowler IL McHenry 2022 LHP 2381 rpm
7 Tyrus Swift WI West Allis Central 2024 OF 2288 rpm
8 Benjamin Kasten WI Whitnall 2022 RHP 2278 rpm
9 Carson Faust WI Grafton 2023 3B 2276 rpm
10 Michael Zidanic WI Marquette 2022 RHP 2272 rpm
11 Jared Hanson MI Escanaba 2022 RHP 2269 rpm
12 Sawyer Ewert WI Germantown 2023 OF 2257 rpm
13 Taylor Kilps WI Whitnall 2022 LHP 2254 rpm
14 Sean Severson WI Kaukauna 2023 RHP 2251 rpm
15 Ryan Roehl WI West Bend West 2022 RHP 2233 rpm
16 Cristiano Ramirez WI Muskego 2022 RHP 2229 rpm
17 Bryce Ehr WI Stevens Point Area 2022 1B 2227 rpm
18 Eli Michaelis WI Wauwatosa East 2022 OF 2226 rpm
19 Joseph Halser WI Marquette University 2024 OF 2222 rpm
20 Jacob Lueptow WI Elkhorn 2024 RHP 2222 rpm
21 Nate Snead WI South Milwaukee 2022 RHP 2221 rpm
22 Joe Jarecki WI Marquette University 2021 RHP 2219 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 William Smith WI Milton 2022 LHP -22.9
2 Noah Musolf WI Franklin 2023 RHP 18.7
3 Rowan Andreas WI Cedarburg 2023 RHP 17.6
4 Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 16.5
5 Conner Robertson WI Dominican 2022 RHP 16.5
6 Andrew Fassbender WI Whitefish Bay 2022 RHP 16.3
7 Tyler Conger WI Waukesha South 2024 RHP 15.7
8 Joe Jarecki WI Marquette University 2021 RHP 15.4

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 Brayden Marks WI Elkhorn Area 2022 RHP 2441
2 Kyle Alivo WI St. Thomas More 2024 SS 2356
3 Anthony Fowler IL McHenry 2022 LHP 2278
4 Donatello Badalamenti WI Notre Dame Academy 2024 C 2250
5 Michael Comber WI Verona Area 2023 1B 2118
6 Adam Balcerak WI Muskego 2022 OF 2104
7 Ethan Engelbrecht WI Oak Creek 2024 RHP 2103

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Willard Peterson WI Evansville 2022 LHP 2650 rpm
2 Arik Egerbrecht WI Arrowhead 2023 RHP 2474 rpm
3 Owen Sullivan WI Oak Creek 2023 OF 2385 rpm
4 Dominic Reisner WI Saint John's Northwestern Military Academy 2022 RHP 2383 rpm
5 Fletcher Filla WI Germantown 2024 RHP 2381 rpm
6 Carson Faust WI Grafton 2023 3B 2348 rpm
7 Brayden Marks WI Elkhorn Area 2022 RHP 2305 rpm
8 Jared Hanson MI Escanaba 2022 RHP 2293 rpm
9 Anthony Fowler IL McHenry 2022 LHP 2240 rpm
10 Devin Gudenschwager WI Janesville Craig 2023 OF 2212 rpm
11 Jacob Lueptow WI Elkhorn 2024 RHP 2207 rpm
12 Colton Angell WI Oshkosh North 2024 3B 2183 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Rowan Andreas WI Cedarburg 2023 RHP 19.7
2 Conner Robertson WI Dominican 2022 RHP 17.5
3 Ian Plaster WI Fox Valley Lutheran 2023 2B 17.3
4 Brady Coleman WI Dominican 2022 RHP 16.8
5 Adam Balcerak WI Muskego 2022 OF 16.3
6 Kyle Alivo WI St. Thomas More 2024 SS 16.3
7 Cristiano Ramirez WI Muskego 2022 RHP 16.1
8 Tyler Conger WI Waukesha South 2024 RHP 16.1
9 Nate Snead WI South Milwaukee 2022 RHP 15.8
10 Arik Egerbrecht WI Arrowhead 2023 RHP 15.5

PEAK EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (max)
1 Will Johannes WI Mukwonago 2022 C 99.53 mph
2 Michael Lippe WI Whitefish Bay 2022 OF 99.11 mph
3 Joel Kraus WI Muskego 2022 OF 98.60 mph
4 Keith Williams WI Catholic Memorial 2023 SS 98.26 mph
5 Adam Balcerak WI Muskego 2022 OF 98.06 mph
6 Jack Baretz WI Franklin 2022 1B 97.57 mph
7 Jalen Gellings WI Campbellsport 2022 SS 97.21 mph
8 Will Hotchkiss WI Wisconsin Lutheran 2023 C 97.12 mph
9 Cade Honkamp WI Brookfield East 2022 3B 96.24 mph
10 Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 95.80 mph
11 Cameron Jackson WI Ashwaubenon 2022 OF 95.63 mph
12 Jason Adix WI University School of Milwaukee 2023 1B 95.59 mph
13 Brayden Marks WI Elkhorn Area 2022 RHP 95.32 mph
14 Keaton Arendt WI Franklin 2022 3B 95.31 mph
15 Alec Campbell WI Milton 2022 C 95.22 mph
16 Parker Wyatt WI Marquette 2023 3B 95.19 mph
17 Anthony Rieck WI Catholic Memorial 2023 1B 95.04 mph
18 Nate Snead WI South Milwaukee 2022 RHP 94.98 mph
19 Tyler Clark WI West Allis Hale 2022 3B 94.93 mph
20 Michael Comber WI Verona Area 2023 1B 94.87 mph
21 Carson Flugaur WI Franklin 2022 SS 94.24 mph
22 Mitch Broadhead WI Fort Atkinson 2023 RHP 93.92 mph
23 Bryce Ehr WI Stevens Point Area 2022 1B 93.66 mph
24 Mason Hendrickson WI Plymouth 2022 3B 93.38 mph
25 Tyler Miller WI Homestead 2022 OF 93.37 mph
26 Jordan Pope WI Brookfield East 2022 LHP 93.29 mph
27 Lucas Oswald WI Wisconsin Lutheran 2022 3B 93.18 mph
28 Vidal Colon WI University School of Milwaukee 2023 SS 92.93 mph
29 Crete Slattery WI Lake Geneva Badger 2023 1B 92.84 mph
30 Anthony Lausten WI Hartford 2022 SS 92.71 mph
31 Cole Baier WI Germantown 2023 3B 92.49 mph
32 Colton Angell WI Oshkosh North 2024 3B 92.03 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 ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Will Johannes WI Mukwonago 2022 C 385 ft
2 Adam Balcerak WI Muskego 2022 OF 382 ft
3 Brayden Marks WI Elkhorn Area 2022 RHP 373 ft
4 Anthony Rieck WI Catholic Memorial 2023 1B 370 ft
5 Cade Honkamp WI Brookfield East 2022 3B 368 ft
6 Keith Williams WI Catholic Memorial 2023 SS 368 ft
7 Joel Kraus WI Muskego 2022 OF 365 ft
8 Bryce Ehr WI Stevens Point Area 2022 1B 361 ft
9 Vidal Colon WI University School of Milwaukee 2023 SS 355 ft
10 Michael Lippe WI Whitefish Bay 2022 OF 353 ft
11 Noah Musolf WI Franklin 2023 RHP 348 ft
12 Ryan Santi WI Oak Creek 2022 C 346 ft
13 Will Hotchkiss WI Wisconsin Lutheran 2023 C 343 ft
14 Jason Adix WI University School of Milwaukee 2023 1B 340 ft
15 Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 339 ft
16 Cameron Jackson WI Ashwaubenon 2022 OF 337 ft
17 Carson Hansen WI Pewaukee 2022 OF 337 ft
18 Michael Comber WI Verona Area 2023 1B 336 ft
19 Evan Iwinski WI Franklin 2022 SS 336 ft
20 Carson Flugaur WI Franklin 2022 SS 335 ft
21 Matthew Nash WI Wauwatosa West 2022 OF 334 ft
22 Keaton Arendt WI Franklin 2022 3B 334 ft
23 Jace Laatsch WI Oconomowoc 2022 2B 333 ft
24 Parker Wyatt WI Marquette 2023 3B 333 ft
25 Dylan Patzfahl WI Greendale 2024 C 333 ft
26 Sawyer Ewert WI Germantown 2023 OF 332 ft
27 Crete Slattery WI Lake Geneva Badger 2023 1B 332 ft
28 Jack Nielsen WI Nathan Hale 2023 3B 331 ft
29 Jalen Gellings WI Campbellsport 2022 SS 330 ft
30 Mason Hendrickson WI Plymouth 2022 3B 329 ft

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

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