West Milwaukee Preseason I.D.: TrackMan Files


By Andy Sroka
Illinois and Wisconsin Assistant Director

On Feb. 21, the PBR Wisconsin team hosted its second event of 2021, the West Milwaukee Preseason I.D., at STiKS Academy in Waukesha, 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.

If you missed us in Waukesha, check out our showcase page to see when we’re in the neighborhood next.

On Monday, we published our biggest takeaways and highlights from Sunday’s showcase within our Quick Hits story. Tuesday, we started to analyze the statistical side of things, and we published the leaderboards from the traditional stats gathered here. 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 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 89.81 mph
2 Thomas Harper WI Wauwatosa East 2022 RHP 89.66 mph
3 Joey Schneider WI West Bend West 2022 RHP 89.65 mph
4 Dylan Questad WI Waterford 2023 RHP 88.86 mph
5 Luke Agnew WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 87.56 mph
6 Gavyn Bowen WI Pewaukee 2023 LHP 86.84 mph
7 Willard Peterson WI Evansville 2022 LHP 86.47 mph
8 Kaiden Forsyth WI Oconomowoc 2022 RHP 85.32 mph
9 Charlie McChesney WI Verona Area 2022 RHP 84.49 mph
10 Noah Hoffman WI Brookfield Central 2022 2B 81.59 mph
11 Alex Amin WI Oconomowoc 2022 RHP 81.16 mph
12 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 80.72 mph
13 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 79.75 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Thomas Harper WI Wauwatosa East 2022 RHP 2455 rpm
2 Willard Peterson WI Evansville 2022 LHP 2446 rpm
3 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 2339 rpm
4 Gavyn Bowen WI Pewaukee 2023 LHP 2327 rpm
5 Luke Agnew WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 2284 rpm
6 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 2215 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 Noah Hoffman WI Brookfield Central 2022 2B 18.0
2 Gavyn Bowen WI Pewaukee 2023 LHP -16.0
3 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 13.8
4 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 RHP 13.7
5 Luke Agnew WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 13.3
6 Thomas Harper WI Wauwatosa East 2022 RHP 12.5
7 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 12.0
8 Joey Schneider WI West Bend West 2022 RHP 11.8
9 Kyle Olson WI Pulaski 2024 2B 11.5
10 Charlie McChesney WI Verona Area 2022 RHP 11.2

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 2470
2 Thomas Harper WI Wauwatosa East 2022 RHP 2300
3 Gavyn Bowen WI Pewaukee 2023 LHP 2128
4 Dylan Questad WI Waterford 2023 RHP 2020

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 2567 rpm
2 Willard Peterson WI Evansville 2022 LHP 2522 rpm
3 Gavyn Bowen WI Pewaukee 2023 LHP 2468 rpm
4 Joey Schneider WI West Bend West 2022 RHP 2191 rpm
5 Evan Rinzel WI Saint Thomas More 2024 RHP 2053 rpm
6 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 2046 rpm
7 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 2005 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 RHP 18.7
2 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 18.3
3 Joey Schneider WI West Bend West 2022 RHP 17.9
4 Gavyn Bowen WI Pewaukee 2023 LHP -17.7
5 Luke Agnew WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 16.2
6 Thomas Harper WI Wauwatosa East 2022 RHP 15.5
7 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 13.2
8 Lucas Lendosky WI Fennimore 2023 LHP -12.5
9 Dylan Questad WI Waterford 2023 RHP 11.1
10 Kaiden Forsyth WI Oconomowoc 2022 RHP 10.4

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (avg)
1 Alec Campbell WI Milton 2022 C 91.11 mph
2 Heath Venne WI Muskego 2022 C 90.68 mph
3 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 RHP 90.50 mph
4 Charlie Jarvis WI Catholic Memorial 2022 C 90.26 mph
5 Landon Behringer WI North Fond du Lac 2022 OF 88.97 mph
6 Kaiden Forsyth WI Oconomowoc 2022 RHP 88.08 mph
7 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 85.96 mph
8 Fred Pierce Jr. WI Brookfield East 2022 3B 85.74 mph
9 Brayden Pleau WI Kimberly 2023 2B 83.98 mph
10 Anthony Chung WI Homestead 2023 SS 82.86 mph
11 Henry Haverty WI Marquette University 2022 1B 82.01 mph
12 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 82.00 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 Kaiden Forsyth WI Oconomowoc 2022 RHP 99.64 mph
2 Charlie Jarvis WI Catholic Memorial 2022 C 98.73 mph
3 Heath Venne WI Muskego 2022 C 98.71 mph
4 Fred Pierce Jr. WI Brookfield East 2022 3B 96.97 mph
5 Henry Haverty WI Marquette University 2022 1B 96.00 mph
6 Landon Behringer WI North Fond du Lac 2022 OF 95.92 mph
7 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 RHP 95.46 mph
8 Alec Campbell WI Milton 2022 C 95.08 mph
9 Dylan Questad WI Waterford 2023 RHP 94.05 mph
10 Andrew Niaves WI Oregon 2022 C 93.22 mph
11 Keegan Norton WI Greendale 2022 1B 93.10 mph

PEAK ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Kaiden Forsyth WI Oconomowoc 2022 RHP 370 ft
2 Henry Haverty WI Marquette University 2022 1B 345 ft
3 Fred Pierce Jr. WI Brookfield East 2022 3B 345 ft
4 Alec Campbell WI Milton 2022 C 342 ft
5 Keegan Norton WI Greendale 2022 1B 336 ft
6 Charlie Jarvis WI Catholic Memorial 2022 C 335 ft
7 Andrew Niaves WI Oregon 2022 C 334 ft
8 Salvatore Zizzo WI Muskego 2022 C 332 ft
9 Landon Behringer WI North Fond du Lac 2022 OF 330 ft
10 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 325 ft
11 Issei Takahashi WI Arrowhead 2024 OF 320 ft

For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at Sunday's showcase, click here.

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