Western Wisconsin Open: TrackMan Files


Diego Solares
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

On Monday, July 5, the PBR Wisconsin staff made the trip back up to Eau Claire, WI, to host the Western Wisconsin Open at Carson Park, home of the Northwoods League’s Eau Claire Express.

This open event to all high school graduating classes helped our staff identify talent in this specific area of the state for future invite-only events, including the PBR Future Games

We kicked off our post-event coverage by looking at the statistical standouts from the event inside our traditional stat story. Today, with the help of our partners at TrackMan, we'll look at the pitch metrics and batted ball data gathered from the showcase.

MAX FASTBALL & PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Mason Stenberg WI Superior 2022 RHP 86.49 mph
2 Brody Von Berge WI Hudson 2022 RHP 85.76 mph
3 Christian Lindow WI Rice Lake 2022 RHP 85.30 mph
4 Ben Berkhof WI Hudson 2023 LHP 84.84 mph
5 Easton Stone WI Rice Lake 2024 SS 82.85 mph
6 Jalen Pascal WI Eau Claire North 2022 RHP 82.48 mph
7 Kell Piggott WI Superior 2022 RHP 81.91 mph
8 Aiden Rosemeyer WI Thorp 2023 SS 80.04 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Brody Von Berge WI Hudson 2022 RHP 2449 rpm
2 Ben Berkhof WI Hudson 2023 LHP 2391 rpm
3 Christian Lindow WI Rice Lake 2022 RHP 2359 rpm
4 Easton Stone WI Rice Lake 2024 SS 2340 rpm
5 Jalen Pascal WI Eau Claire North 2022 RHP 2300 rpm
6 Aiden Rosemeyer WI Thorp 2023 SS 2286 rpm
7 Kell Piggott WI Superior 2022 RHP 2237 rpm
8 Trevor Bowe WI Chippewa Falls 2022 LHP 2200 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 Owen Weadge WI Hudson 2022 LHP -13.1
2 Ben Berkhof WI Hudson 2023 LHP -11.9
3 Mason Stenberg WI Superior 2022 RHP 11.5
4 Jalen Pascal WI Eau Claire North 2022 RHP 11.2
5 Easton Stone WI Rice Lake 2024 SS 10.3

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 Jalen Pascal WI Eau Claire North 2022 RHP 2493
2 Brody Von Berge WI Hudson 2022 RHP 2263

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jalen Pascal WI Eau Claire North 2022 RHP 2506 rpm
2 Christian Lindow WI Rice Lake 2022 RHP 2301 rpm
3 Easton Stone WI Rice Lake 2024 SS 2167 rpm
4 Trevor Bowe WI Chippewa Falls 2022 LHP 2113 rpm
5 Owen Weadge WI Hudson 2022 LHP 2080 rpm
6 Mason Stenberg WI Superior 2022 RHP 2044 rpm

Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Owen Weadge WI Hudson 2022 LHP -18.3
2 Brody Von Berge WI Hudson 2022 RHP 17.1
3 Ben Berkhof WI Hudson 2023 LHP -16.7
4 Mason Stenberg WI Superior 2022 RHP 13.5

Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (avg)
1 Jake Busson WI Hudson 2023 SS 87.10 mph
2 Mason Stenberg WI Superior 2022 RHP 86.70 mph
3 Gunther Grosenick WI Lake Country Lutheran 2022 OF 84.72 mph
4 Owen Weadge WI Hudson 2022 LHP 84.18 mph
5 Aiden Rosemeyer WI Thorp 2023 SS 83.91 mph
6 Kell Piggott WI Superior 2022 RHP 83.84 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 Kell Piggott WI Superior 2022 RHP 96.34 mph
2 Mason Stenberg WI Superior 2022 RHP 94.61 mph
3 Christian Lindow WI Rice Lake 2022 RHP 94.17 mph
4 Aiden Rosemeyer WI Thorp 2023 SS 92.88 mph
5 Will Michalsky WI Wisconsin Dells 2022 SS 92.60 mph
6 Owen Weadge WI Hudson 2022 LHP 92.14 mph
7 Jake Busson WI Hudson 2023 SS 91.97 mph
8 Gunther Grosenick WI Lake Country Lutheran 2022 OF 91.62 mph
9 Kyler Hove WI Hudson 2022 C 91.33 mph
10 Sawyer Stein WI Eau Claire Memorial 2024 3B 91.24 mph
11 Nicholas Gavrilos WI La Crosse Logan 2022 OF 91.02 mph
12 Ben Land WI Hudson 2022 OF 90.37 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Christian Lindow WI Rice Lake 2022 RHP 366 ft
2 Owen Weadge WI Hudson 2022 LHP 358 ft
3 Jake Busson WI Hudson 2023 SS 357 ft
4 Mason Stenberg WI Superior 2022 RHP 352 ft
5 Kyler Hove WI Hudson 2022 C 340 ft
6 Gunther Grosenick WI Lake Country Lutheran 2022 OF 338 ft
7 Kell Piggott WI Superior 2022 RHP 331 ft
8 Aiden Rosemeyer WI Thorp 2023 SS 329 ft
9 Mayson Tester WI Chippewa Falls 2023 SS 322 ft
10 Jalen Pascal WI Eau Claire North 2022 RHP 320 ft

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

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