Wisconsin Unsigned Senior Showcase: TrackMan Files


By: Diego Solares
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

On Oct. 23, the PBR Wisconsin staff hosted its final showcase of 2021: the Unsigned Senior Showcase. This showcase provided our staff with the opportunity to see a collection of the area’s under-the-radar, uncommitted players, many of whom made their PBR event debuts at this showcase.

Yesterday we published a Statistical Analysis, bringing you a quick statistical analysis of those that participated in the event, as well as a quick nugget on which players stood out.

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 Hunter Buschke WI Notre Dame Academy 2022 C 81.6 mph
2 Hunter Enloe WI Pecatonica 2022 LHP 81.0 mph
3 Jordan Tibbetts WI Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln 2022 RHP 80.8 mph
4 Caden Weidner IL McHenry 2022 OF 79.9 mph
5 Tanner Johnson WI Indian Trail 2022 RHP 79.7 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Caden Weidner IL McHenry 2022 OF 2253 rpm
2 Tanner Johnson WI Indian Trail 2022 RHP 2249 rpm
3 Michael Zordani WI Arrowhead 2022 RHP 2231 rpm
4 Aiden Thomas WI Germantown 2022 RHP 2162 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 Nolan Feasel WI Waunakee 2022 LHP -16.9
2 Hunter Buschke WI Notre Dame Academy 2022 C 11.2
3 Tanner Johnson WI Indian Trail 2022 RHP 10.7

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 Tanner Johnson WI Indian Trail 2022 RHP 2227

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Caden Weidner IL McHenry 2022 OF 2260 rpm
2 Michael Zordani WI Arrowhead 2022 RHP 2106 rpm
3 Aiden Thomas WI Germantown 2022 RHP 2100 rpm

Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Hunter Buschke WI Notre Dame Academy 2022 C 13.0
2 Nolan Feasel WI Waunakee 2022 LHP -12.8

Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Calvin Keesler WI Xavier 2022 OF 87.2 mph
2 Ryder Derouin WI Wisconsin Lutheran 2022 C 86.5 mph
3 Michael Zordani WI Arrowhead 2022 RHP 86.3 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 Michael Zordani WI Arrowhead 2022 RHP 95.4 mph
2 Calvin Keesler WI Xavier 2022 OF 94.4 mph
3 Ryder Derouin WI Wisconsin Lutheran 2022 C 93.6 mph
4 Tanner Johnson WI Indian Trail 2022 RHP 92.8 mph
5 Keegan Norton WI Greendale 2022 1B 90.3 mph
6 Logan Des Lauries WI Oconomowoc 2022 OF 90.2 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Tanner Johnson WI Indian Trail 2022 RHP 329 ft
2 Keegan Norton WI Greendale 2022 1B 324 ft
3 Noah Hoffman WI Brookfield Central 2022 2B 315 ft
4 Michael Zordani WI Arrowhead 2022 RHP 314 ft
5 Foster Milanowski WI River Valley 2022 SS 312 ft

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

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