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Top Prospect Games: Data Dive


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On July 12, the PBR Wisconsin team hosted the Top Prospect Games at The Rock Complex in Franklin, Wis., featuring many of the top uncommitted players in the state’s 2023 and 2024 grad classes. As we begin to dissect the data and our own scouting reports recorded at this event, we’ll begin to publish our findings, including within stories like Quick Hits, featuring some of the most notable takeaways from the showcase.

This event will also help us fill out the remainder of the Team Wisconsin roster that we’ll be taking with us later this month to compete at the PBR Future Games down at Georgia’s LakePoint complex, featuring the top uncommitted players across the entire nation.

TRACKMAN

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 data.

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY & SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Ty Rechner WI Stevens Point 2024 RHP 88.0 mph
2 Edward Eveland WI Lake Mills 2023 RHP 87.8 mph
3 Leo Berger WI Rufus King 2023 RHP 87.4 mph
4 Elijah Niemiec WI St Thomas More 2023 RHP 87.3 mph
5 Wyatt Rushing WI Elkhorn 2024 RHP 86.8 mph
6 Ben Moser WI Sussex Hamilton 2024 RHP 86.7 mph
7 Noah Dreier WI Brookfield Central 2023 SS 86.5 mph
8 Kyle Alivo WI St. Thomas More 2024 RHP 85.7 mph
9 Easton Arendt WI De Pere 2024 RHP 85.6 mph
10 Arik Egerbrecht WI Arrowhead 2023 RHP 85.4 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Noah Dreier WI Brookfield Central 2023 SS 2473 rpm
2 Kyle Alivo WI St. Thomas More 2024 RHP 2441 rpm
3 Edward Eveland WI Lake Mills 2023 RHP 2425 rpm
4 Arik Egerbrecht WI Arrowhead 2023 RHP 2408 rpm
5 Ben Moser WI Sussex Hamilton 2024 RHP 2371 rpm
6 Elijah Niemiec WI St Thomas More 2023 RHP 2355 rpm
7 Tyler Suttner WI Waukesha North 2024 RHP 2351 rpm
8 Leo Berger WI Rufus King 2023 RHP 2340 rpm
9 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 2303 rpm
10 Jake Catalano WI Brookfield East 2023 RHP 2294 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 Tyler Wille WI Kettle Moraine 2024 LHP -20.5
2 Bradyn Bezanson WI Hudson 2024 LHP -18.3
3 EJ Kuster WI Greendale 2023 RHP 16.0
4 Chase Baker WI Mukwonago 2024 LHP -13.8
5 Leo Berger WI Rufus King 2023 RHP 13.7
6 Easton Bobb WI Chippewa Falls 2024 LHP -13.1
7 Ryan Richter WI Waukesha West 2024 RHP 12.3
8 Hayden Christiansen WI Wilmot Union 2023 RHP 11.9

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 CURVEBALL & SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Arik Egerbrecht WI Arrowhead 2023 RHP 2599 rpm
2 Grant Schultz WI Menomonee Falls 2023 RHP 2497 rpm
3 Noah Dreier WI Brookfield Central 2023 SS 2468 rpm
4 Elijah Niemiec WI St Thomas More 2023 RHP 2409 rpm
5 Jake Catalano WI Brookfield East 2023 RHP 2387 rpm
6 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 2370 rpm
7 Edward Eveland WI Lake Mills 2023 RHP 2332 rpm
8 Leo Berger WI Rufus King 2023 RHP 2261 rpm
9 Ben Moser WI Sussex Hamilton 2024 RHP 2215 rpm
10 Tristan Arnold WI Mukwonago 2023 RHP 2192 rpm

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Grant Schultz WI Menomonee Falls 2023 RHP 2601
2 Noah Dreier WI Brookfield Central 2023 SS 2559
3 Kyle Alivo WI St. Thomas More 2024 RHP 2423
4 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 2403
5 Tyler Suttner WI Waukesha North 2024 RHP 2304
6 Bradyn Bezanson WI Hudson 2024 LHP 2202
7 Elijah Niemiec WI St Thomas More 2023 RHP 2079
8 Ryan Sopha WI Pewaukee 2024 RHP 1995
9 Ryan Richter WI Waukesha West 2024 RHP 1989
10 Matthew Schulz WI Westosha Central 2023 RHP 1948

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 EJ Kuster WI Greendale 2023 RHP 19.6
2 Easton Bobb WI Chippewa Falls 2024 LHP -18.1
3 Tyler Wille WI Kettle Moraine 2024 LHP -17.8
4 Elijah Niemiec WI St Thomas More 2023 RHP 16.0
5 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 15.8
6 Jake Catalano WI Brookfield East 2023 RHP 15.3
7 Kyle Alivo WI St. Thomas More 2024 RHP 14.6
8 Henry Bishop WI Edgewood 2024 RHP 13.6
9 Hayden Christiansen WI Wilmot Union 2023 RHP 12.8
10 Bradyn Bezanson WI Hudson 2024 LHP -11.9

MAX EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Ethan Brown WI Waukesha West 2023 3B 102.7 mph
2 Marco Falletti WI Wilmot 2023 SS 100.4 mph
3 Caden Popp WI Appleton North 2023 SS 98.7 mph
4 Simon Conkey WI Madison West 2023 OF 98.4 mph
5 Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 97.5 mph
6 Jackson Hunley WI Sun Prairie 2023 RHP 97.3 mph
7 Jimmy Athans WI IMG Academy 2023 C 96.9 mph
8 Parker Wyatt WI Marquette 2023 OF 96.7 mph
9 Trenton Feucht WI Freedom 2023 C 96.4 mph
10 Crete Slattery WI Lake Geneva Badger 2023 1B 96.2 mph

MAX DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Ethan Brown WI Waukesha West 2023 3B 377 ft
2 Joshua Gilroy WI Arrowhead Union 2024 C 370 ft
3 Noah Latham-Woodruff WI Madison Memorial 2024 OF 365 ft
4 Charlie Jackson WI Waukesha West 2023 OF 363 ft
5 Roman Sienza WI Mukwonago 2024 OF 363 ft
6 Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 361 ft
7 Simon Conkey WI Madison West 2023 OF 360 ft
8 Brock Lulewicz WI Muskego 2024 3B 357 ft
9 Parker Wyatt WI Marquette 2023 OF 357 ft
10 Noah Dreier WI Brookfield Central 2023 SS 356 ft


BLAST MOTION

With the help of our Blast Motion sensors, we're analyzing the swing metrics measured at this open showcase.

HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Griffin Bowers WI Homestead 2024 C 27.7 mph
2 Crete Slattery WI Lake Geneva Badger 2023 1B 27.2 mph
3 Eddie Peters WI La Crosse Aquinas 2024 SS 25.7 mph
4 Aiden Schenk WI Janesville Craig 2023 1B 25.5 mph
5 Graham Kasten WI University School of Milwaukee 2024 1B 25.2 mph
6 Parker Wyatt WI Marquette 2023 OF 24.8 mph
7 Marco Falletti WI Wilmot 2023 SS 24.7 mph
8 Roman Sienza WI Mukwonago 2024 OF 24.2 mph
9 Charlie Jackson WI Waukesha West 2023 OF 24.1 mph
10 Jackson Brewer WI Homestead 2024 1B 24.0 mph
^ Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 24.0 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Griffin Bowers WI Homestead 2024 C 26.5 mph
2 Crete Slattery WI Lake Geneva Badger 2023 1B 26.1 mph
3 Eddie Peters WI La Crosse Aquinas 2024 SS 25.0 mph
4 Graham Kasten WI University School of Milwaukee 2024 1B 23.9 mph
5 Parker Wyatt WI Marquette 2023 OF 23.7 mph
6 Jackson Brewer WI Homestead 2024 1B 23.3 mph
7 Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 23.2 mph
8 Charlie Jackson WI Waukesha West 2023 OF 23.0 mph
9 Joseph Halser V WI Marquette University 2024 OF 23.0 mph
10 Aiden Schenk WI Janesville Craig 2023 1B 22.7 mph

Peak Hand Speed: The observed maximum speed as measured on the handle of the bat (measured six inches from the knob of the bat). Peak Hand Speed will occur prior to the moment of impact, very close to the commit time in the swing when the wrists unhinge.

BAT SPEED (AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Noah Latham-Woodruff WI Madison Memorial 2024 OF 75.9 mph
2 Noah Dreier WI Brookfield Central 2023 SS 74.3 mph
3 Parker Wyatt WI Marquette 2023 OF 73.3 mph
4 Ethan Brown WI Waukesha West 2023 3B 73.2 mph
5 Caden Popp WI Appleton North 2023 SS 73.1 mph
6 Lincoln Ascher WI Kettle Moraine 2024 C 72.5 mph
7 Jimmy Athans WI IMG Academy 2023 C 72.4 mph
8 Henry Bishop WI Edgewood 2024 RHP 72.2 mph
9 Joshua Gilroy WI Arrowhead Union 2024 C 72.2 mph
10 Peyton Ryback WI Nathan Hale 2024 C 72.1 mph

Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat.

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Eddie Peters WI La Crosse Aquinas 2024 SS 29.2 g
2 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 1B 28.4 g
3 Joseph Halser V WI Marquette University 2024 OF 27.3 g
4 Graham Kasten WI University School of Milwaukee 2024 1B 26.2 g
5 Parker Wyatt WI Marquette 2023 OF 24.6 g
6 Lincoln Ascher WI Kettle Moraine 2024 C 23.8 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Eddie Peters WI La Crosse Aquinas 2024 SS 25.4 g
2 Joseph Halser V WI Marquette University 2024 OF 23.4 g
3 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 1B 23.2 g
4 Graham Kasten WI University School of Milwaukee 2024 1B 21.7 g
5 Lincoln Ascher WI Kettle Moraine 2024 C 20.7 g

Body Rotation: A swing that has the appropriate relative contributions of body and bat rotations is an efficient and Powerful swing that maintains proper sequencing. An efficient baseball swing is one in which the body creates the initial movements, which is then transferred to the arms and out to the bat, thereby maximizing Bat Speed through this proximal-to-distal kinematic sequencing movement pattern.

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