West Milwaukee Preseason ID: TrackMan Files


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Feb. 19, PBR Wisconsin hosted its latest event along the 2022 winter showcase circuit, the annual West Milwaukee Preseason ID at STiKS Academy in Waukesha, Wis. Nearly 80 players made it out to this event, providing us with updated looks and a new list of prospects to follow in an area of Wisconsin that regularly produces some of the state’s top talent.

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 Camden Broske WI West Bend West 2023 RHP 87.3 mph
2 Ben Moser WI Sussex Hamilton 2024 RHP 86.8 mph
3 EJ Kuster WI Greendale 2023 RHP 86.0 mph
4 Ryan Richter WI Waukesha West 2024 RHP 85.3 mph
5 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 84.6 mph
6 Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 84.5 mph
7 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 84.3 mph
8 Vince Cameranesi WI Grafton 2023 C 83.9 mph
9 Zachary Rechner WI Catholic Memorial 2023 RHP 82.5 mph
10 Bradyn Horn WI Muskego 2024 OF 82.4 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Ben Moser WI Sussex Hamilton 2024 RHP 2315 rpm
2 Devan Gentry-Komasa WI West Bend East 2024 RHP 2301 rpm
3 EJ Kuster WI Greendale 2023 RHP 2281 rpm
4 Jack Brenton WI Westosha Central 2024 RHP 2222 rpm
5 Bradyn Nelson WI Oconomowoc 2024 1B 2219 rpm
6 Bradyn Horn WI Muskego 2024 OF 2217 rpm
7 Owen Ustruck WI Hale 2023 SS 2146 rpm
8 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 2140 rpm
9 Camden Broske WI West Bend West 2023 RHP 2118 rpm
10 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 2116 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 EJ Kuster WI Greendale 2023 RHP 20.2
2 Nate Vaughan WI Sussex Hamilton 2024 3B 18.1
3 Maxime Venon WI Arrowhead 2024 RHP 17.5
4 Conner Des Lauries WI Oconomowoc 2024 OF 16.7
5 Brandt Bashynski WI Muskego 2024 RHP 14.6

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 Owen Dobberstein WI Pewaukee 2025 RHP 1996
2 Vince Cameranesi WI Grafton 2023 C 1924
3 Conner Des Lauries WI Oconomowoc 2024 OF 1862

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 2169 rpm
2 Drew Dobberstein WI Pewaukee 2025 RHP 2148 rpm
3 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 2139 rpm
4 Devan Gentry-Komasa WI West Bend East 2024 RHP 2106 rpm
5 EJ Kuster WI Greendale 2023 RHP 2052 rpm

Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 19.4
2 Evan Lauer WI Germantown 2025 RHP 18.8
3 Jack Brenton WI Westosha Central 2024 RHP 18.7
4 Maxime Venon WI Arrowhead 2024 RHP 17.4
5 Devan Gentry-Komasa WI West Bend East 2024 RHP 17.4
6 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 1B 17.2
7 Nate Vaughan WI Sussex Hamilton 2024 3B 15.7

Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Keith Williams WI Catholic Memorial 2023 3B 97.4 mph
2 Dominic Kibler WI New Berlin West 2023 C 92.0 mph
3 Bradyn Horn WI Muskego 2024 OF 91.8 mph
4 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 1B 91.5 mph
5 Logan Des Lauries WI Oconomowoc 2022 OF 88.8 mph
6 Adam Switalski WI Westosha Central 2023 RHP 87.6 mph
7 Jack Bauer WI Greendale 2024 SS 87.5 mph
8 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 87.5 mph
9 Hayden Reich WI Sussex Hamilton 2023 1B 87.1 mph
10 Maxime Venon WI Arrowhead 2024 RHP 86.8 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 Keith Williams WI Catholic Memorial 2023 3B 102.4 mph
2 Hayden Reich WI Sussex Hamilton 2023 1B 99.9 mph
3 Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 98.2 mph
4 Dominic Kibler WI New Berlin West 2023 C 98.1 mph
5 Logan Des Lauries WI Oconomowoc 2022 OF 98.1 mph
6 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 1B 97.7 mph
7 Dean Buse WI Waterford Union 2023 3B 95.3 mph
8 Gavin Bucholtz WI Muskego 2023 C 95.2 mph
9 Adam Switalski WI Westosha Central 2023 RHP 94.6 mph
10 Bradyn Horn WI Muskego 2024 OF 94.4 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 1B 385 ft
2 Dominic Kibler WI New Berlin West 2023 C 360 ft
3 Keith Williams WI Catholic Memorial 2023 3B 358 ft
4 Logan Des Lauries WI Oconomowoc 2022 OF 352 ft
5 Ryan Dummer WI Burlington 2024 C 352 ft
6 Bradyn Horn WI Muskego 2024 OF 341 ft
7 Derek Steinbrenner WI Menomonee Falls 2023 2B 337 ft
8 Brady Johnson WI St. Thomas More 2024 C 330 ft
9 Maxime Venon WI Arrowhead 2024 RHP 329 ft
10 Dean Buse WI Waterford Union 2023 3B 327 ft

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

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