South Milwaukee Preseason I.D.: TrackMan Files


By Diego Solares
Staff Writer

On March 7, the PBR Wisconsin team hosted the annual South Milwaukee Preseason I.D., an open event for prospects across the state's 2021-24 prospects, held at Hitters Academy in Caledonia, 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 Mitchell Voit WI Whitefish Bay 2022 3B 91.77 mph
2 Kendall Lyons IL Warren Township 2022 RHP 90.10 mph
3 Luke Klekamp WI Oak Creek 2022 RHP 90.06 mph
4 Hunter Schmitt WI Grafton 2022 RHP 89.04 mph
5 Adam Switalski WI Westosha Central 2023 RHP 88.97 mph
6 Michael Mulhollon WI Westosha Central 2022 LHP 88.72 mph
7 Brady Banker IL Carmel Catholic 2022 LHP 88.01 mph
8 Adison Tevz WI New Berlin Eisenhower 2023 RHP 87.14 mph
9 TJ Schuyler IL Antioch 2023 C 86.76 mph
10 Adam Behrens IL Warren Township 2023 RHP 86.46 mph
11 Nolan Buss WI Arrowhead 2024 RHP 85.81 mph
12 Austin Kutz WI Hartford Union 2023 RHP 85.49 mph
13 Jaxson Easterlin WI Franklin 2022 RHP 84.74 mph
14 Robert Roguszka WI Greenfield 2022 RHP 84.43 mph
15 Max Martin WI Franklin 2022 RHP 84.34 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Ethan Engelfried WI Muskego 2022 RHP 2451 rpm
2 Austin Kutz WI Hartford Union 2023 RHP 2402 rpm
3 Hunter Schmitt WI Grafton 2022 RHP 2374 rpm
4 Sawyer Kowalkowski WI Ozaukee 2024 RHP 2315 rpm
5 Mitchell Voit WI Whitefish Bay 2022 3B 2293 rpm
6 Luke Klekamp WI Oak Creek 2022 RHP 2279 rpm
7 TJ Schuyler IL Antioch 2023 C 2270 rpm
8 Ethan Brown WI Waukesha West 2023 3B 2242 rpm
9 Nolan Buss WI Arrowhead 2024 RHP 2234 rpm
10 Kendall Lyons IL Warren Township 2022 RHP 2230 rpm
11 Cade Palkowski WI Oak Creek 2024 OF 2208 rpm
12 Adam Switalski WI Westosha Central 2023 RHP 2175 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 Brady Banker IL Carmel Catholic 2022 LHP -20.9
2 Nolan Buss WI Arrowhead 2024 RHP 17.6
3 Steven Wintheiser WI Muskego 2023 OF -17.1
4 Kendall Lyons IL Warren Township 2022 RHP 16.5
5 TJ Schuyler IL Antioch 2023 C 15.8
6 Quinn Conyers WI Westosha Central 2024 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 TJ Schuyler IL Antioch 2023 C 2301
2 Ethan Brown WI Waukesha West 2023 3B 2200
3 Nick Doubek WI Pewaukee 2022 OF 1965

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Sawyer Kowalkowski WI Ozaukee 2024 RHP 2454 rpm
2 Adison Tevz WI New Berlin Eisenhower 2023 RHP 2391 rpm
3 Grayson Flugaur WI Franklin 2024 RHP 2359 rpm
4 Adam Switalski WI Westosha Central 2023 RHP 2333 rpm
5 Jack Olson IL Antioch Community 2024 RHP 2293 rpm
6 Quinn Conyers WI Westosha Central 2024 RHP 2254 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Brady Banker IL Carmel Catholic 2022 LHP -20.1
2 Mike Schoon WI University School of Milwaukee 2024 RHP 19.9
3 Tannis Lange WI Waukesha South 2024 LHP -19.0
4 TJ Schuyler IL Antioch 2023 C 18.1
5 Austin Kutz WI Hartford Union 2023 RHP 17.9
6 Jack Olson IL Antioch Community 2024 RHP 16.6
7 Nick Doubek WI Pewaukee 2022 OF -16.5
8 Kendall Lyons IL Warren Township 2022 RHP 15.9
9 Ethan Brown WI Waukesha West 2023 3B 15.0
10 Nolan Buss WI Arrowhead 2024 RHP 14.8

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (avg)
1 Jonathan Kim WI Brookfield Academy 2022 OF 93.19 mph
2 Jack Anderson WI Oconomowoc 2022 OF 91.84 mph
3 Gavin Kilen WI Milton 2022 SS 91.59 mph
4 Owen Bond WI Kettle Moraine 2023 OF 90.92 mph
5 Jake Petasek WI Green Bay Preble 2022 SS 89.50 mph
6 Dylan Mass WI Franklin 2022 OF 88.77 mph
7 Will Vierling WI Homestead 2022 C 88.19 mph
8 Brandon Burge WI Mukwonago 2023 RHP 87.40 mph
9 TJ Schuyler IL Antioch 2023 C 87.21 mph
10 Gianni Royer IL Lake Forest 2023 OF 87.14 mph
11 James Duncan WI Arrowhead 2022 OF 87.05 mph
12 Austin Kutz WI Hartford Union 2023 RHP 87.02 mph
13 Charlie Marion WI Franklin 2022 OF 86.70 mph
14 Ian Choi WI Indian Trail 2022 SS 86.59 mph
15 Heath Venne WI Muskego 2022 C 86.47 mph
16 Adam Switalski WI Westosha Central 2023 RHP 85.53 mph
17 Matthew Miller WI Ozaukee 2022 3B 85.51 mph
18 Cade Palkowski WI Oak Creek 2024 OF 85.29 mph
19 JT Kelenic WI Catholic Memorial 2023 OF 85.28 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 Hayden Christiansen IL Richmond-Burton 2022 C 101.78 mph
2 Jonathan Kim WI Brookfield Academy 2022 OF 99.77 mph
3 Heath Venne WI Muskego 2022 C 98.55 mph
4 Mitchell Voit WI Whitefish Bay 2022 3B 98.47 mph
5 Ethan Brown WI Waukesha West 2023 3B 97.00 mph
6 Will Vierling WI Homestead 2022 C 96.93 mph
7 Jack Anderson WI Oconomowoc 2022 OF 96.72 mph
8 Owen Bond WI Kettle Moraine 2023 OF 96.50 mph
9 Gavin Kilen WI Milton 2022 SS 96.36 mph
10 Ian Choi WI Indian Trail 2022 SS 95.74 mph
11 Camdin Jansen WI Racine Lutheran 2022 SS 94.87 mph
12 Austin Kutz WI Hartford Union 2023 RHP 94.73 mph
13 Kyle Smith IL Warren 2022 C 94.66 mph
14 DJ Kojis WI Whitefish Bay 2022 OF 94.65 mph
15 Jake Petasek WI Green Bay Preble 2022 SS 94.42 mph
16 Sam Meidenbauer WI Waukesha West 2022 1B 94.03 mph
17 TJ Schuyler IL Antioch 2023 C 93.91 mph
18 James Duncan WI Arrowhead 2022 OF 93.88 mph
19 Michael Rueth WI Wauwatosa West 2022 OF 93.62 mph
20 Josh DeGroot WI Union Grove 2022 SS 93.35 mph
21 JT Kelenic WI Catholic Memorial 2023 OF 93.19 mph
22 Dylan Mass WI Franklin 2022 OF 92.81 mph
23 RJ Thomae WI Hartford Union 2024 OF 92.61 mph
24 Brandon Burge WI Mukwonago 2023 RHP 92.40 mph
25 Luke Schuler WI St. Joseph Catholic Academy 2023 OF 92.03 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Hayden Christiansen IL Richmond-Burton 2022 C 363 ft
2 Gavin Kilen WI Milton 2022 SS 360 ft
3 Jonathan Kim WI Brookfield Academy 2022 OF 358 ft
4 Jack Anderson WI Oconomowoc 2022 OF 354 ft
5 Ian Choi WI Indian Trail 2022 SS 353 ft
6 Dylan Mass WI Franklin 2022 OF 348 ft
7 Brandon Burge WI Mukwonago 2023 RHP 332 ft
8 RJ Thomae WI Hartford Union 2024 OF 327 ft
9 Kyle Smith IL Warren 2022 C 326 ft
10 Nick Doubek WI Pewaukee 2022 OF 326 ft
11 Heath Venne WI Muskego 2022 C 325 ft
12 Camdin Jansen WI Racine Lutheran 2022 SS 324 ft

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

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