Prep Baseball Report

Milwaukee Preseason ID: Pitching Data Dive


Kevin Cronin
Illinois & Wisconsin Data Analyst, Area Scout

On March 16th, PBR Wisconsin hosted the largest event on the state’s showcase calendar: the Milwaukee Preseason ID at MOSH Performance Center in Franklin, WI . Nearly 210 players from across the state met in the Milwaukee area to participate in this event, a Preseason ID that consistently provides our staff with need-to-know names and players to consider for future invite-only events, like the PBR Future Games, among others.

Yesterday, we looked at the top measurable data performers from the event, found in our Statistical Analysis, where we broke down the stat leaders from the more traditional categories. Today, we will take a further in-depth look at the top pitchers with the help of our tech partnerships, broken down by the categories down below:

TRACKMAN

FASTBALL

VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Cameron St. John WI Altoona 2025 RHP 93.9 mph
2 Dean Staudacher WI Muskego 2025 SS 90.1 mph
3 Rocco Conrad WI New Berlin West 2025 RHP 90.0 mph
4 Logan Zaverl WI Germantown 2025 RHP 89.9 mph
5 Ryan Rasmussen WI Cedarburg 2026 RHP 89.6 mph
6 Bryce Loker WI Omro 2026 SS 89.5 mph
7 Elijah Gammage WI New Berlin West 2026 OF 89.2 mph
8 Chance Ruby WI Wilmot 2026 SS 88.5 mph
9 Carter Nicolato WI Muskego 2026 3B 88.0 mph
10 Joey Shaw WI Muskego 2027 LHP 87.8 mph
11 Callen Tomsyck WI Muskego 2026 SS 87.5 mph
12 Abe Herchenbach WI Elkhorn 2025 RHP 87.3 mph
13 Ben Janowski WI Wauwatosa West 2025 RHP 87.2 mph
14 Adam Kudronowicz WI mukwonago 2025 LHP 87.1 mph
15 Henry Klatt WI Green Bay Southwest 2025 RHP 87.0 mph

Max Fastball Velocity: This metric calculates the speed of the pitch as it’s released from the pitcher’s hand.

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Ryan Rasmussen WI Cedarburg 2026 RHP 2410 rpm
2 Cameron St. John WI Altoona 2025 RHP 2313 rpm
3 Adam Kudronowicz WI mukwonago 2025 LHP 2301 rpm
4 Caden Knebel IA Pleasant Valley High School 2025 RHP 2291 rpm
5 Abe Herchenbach WI Elkhorn 2025 RHP 2258 rpm
6 Joey Shaw WI Muskego 2027 LHP 2240 rpm
7 Austin Schooley WI Franklin 2025 RHP 2224 rpm
8 Caden Stoops MI Traverse City West 2025 RHP 2208 rpm
9 Sam Hoeft WI Port Washington 2025 RHP 2203 rpm
10 Dylan Jeske WI Muskego High 2026 RHP 2200 rpm

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.

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Austin Schooley WI Franklin 2025 RHP 21.4 in
2 Connor Blaschko WI Waukesha North 2027 RHP 21.2 in
3 Peyton Lenell WI Brookfield Central 2026 SS 20.0 in
4 Aiden James WI Oak Creek High 2025 RHP 19.4 in
5 Noah Ruleford WI Burlington High 2026 LHP 19.2 in
6 Rocco Conrad WI New Berlin West 2025 RHP 18.9 in
7 Nate Giese WI New Berlin Eisenhower 2026 OF 18.8 in
8 Ayden Lysaght WI Elkhorn Area 2025 LHP 18.5 in
9 Dylan Jeske WI Muskego High 2026 RHP 18.3 in
10 Josh Uebele WI New Berlin West 2025 LHP 18.3 in

Induced Vertical Break: Used in short form as "IVB," this metric is most important on fastballs for creating rise and on curveballs for creating depth – it can also have some use when measuring sliders and cutters as well. Sliders tend to be closer to zero inches while cutters are generally between 5 and 15 inches. Usually fastballs and curveballs with large IVB have higher spin efficiencies as well. Sliders generally have very little (closer to zero) IVB and very low spin efficiency. You could also categorize IVB into spin rate as this is part of the “useful movement” you’re looking for. IVB is also a huge part of the vertical approach angle.

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Sam Hoeft WI Port Washington 2025 RHP 18.6
2 Daniel Kibler WI New Berlin West Middle/High 2025 3B 17.5
3 Ethan Meves WI Union Grove 2025 LHP -16.9
4 Matthew Jensen WI Badger 2027 LHP -16.9
5 Lucas Mork WI Catholic Memorial 2025 RHP 16.8
6 Ethan Paulson WI Cedarburg 2027 1B 16.7
7 Bradley McCarthy WI Badger 2026 SS 16.6
8 Abe Herchenbach WI Elkhorn 2025 RHP 15.9
9 Blake Ulezelski WI Oak Creek 2027 RHP 15.8
10 Jaden Kogutkiewicz WI Muskego 2025 LHP -15.5

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.”

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Matthew Bixler WI Appleton East 2025 LHP 87 %
2 Ethan Rudolph WI St Thomas More 2027 RHP 85 %
3 Austin Schooley WI Franklin 2025 RHP 83 %
^ Lucas Mork WI Catholic Memorial 2025 RHP 83 %
^ Bryce Mischler WI Kimberly 2026 LHP 83 %
4 Jacob Kardelis WI Muskego 2026 RHP 77 %
5 Lucas Frank WI Germantown High 2025 RHP 71 %
^ Jack Tschudy WI Muskego 2026 RHP 71 %
^ Brady York WI Hamilton High 2026 RHP 71 %
^ Ben Groeschl WI Germantown 2025 RHP 71 %
^ Caden Stoops MI Traverse City West 2025 RHP 71 %
^ Parker Lawson WI Bay Port 2026 RHP 71 %

Average MLB pitchers throw 62% strikes, and better pitchers throw strikes 65% of the time, or roughly 2:1 strikes to balls.


CURVEBALL

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 James Wirth WI Nicolet 2025 3B 2626 rpm
2 Carson Lysaght WI Elkhorn Area 2027 RHP 2610 rpm
3 Mason Sturma WI Muskego High 2027 SS 2332 rpm
4 Quinn Boeckman WI Bay Port 2026 RHP 2330 rpm
5 Austin Schooley WI Franklin 2025 RHP 2323 rpm
6 Aiden James WI Oak Creek High 2025 RHP 2290 rpm
7 Lucas Wirth WI Homestead 2025 SS 2280 rpm
8 Austin Knapp WI Cedar Grove-Belgium High 2027 RHP 2252 rpm
9 Evan Lauer WI Germantown 2025 RHP 2251 rpm
10 Ryan Buchta WI Oak Creek 2025 RHP 2171 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Paulson Yesbeck WI Elkhorn 2025 RHP -16.7 in
2 Logan Laufenberg WI Hartford Union 2026 1B -16.2 in
3 Mason Sturma WI Muskego High 2027 SS -14.3 in
4 Carson Lysaght WI Elkhorn Area 2027 RHP -13.2 in
5 Caden Baker WI Mukwonago 2027 RHP -13.0 in
6 Lucas Wirth WI Homestead 2025 SS -12.7 in
7 Dylan Jeske WI Muskego High 2026 RHP -12.0 in
8 Sean Justham WI Wauwatosa West 2025 RHP -12.0 in
9 Ayden Lysaght WI Elkhorn Area 2025 LHP -11.6 in
10 Sam Hoeft WI Port Washington 2025 RHP -11.5 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Aiden Perlberg WI Muskego High 2027 2B -20.5
2 Austin Knapp WI Cedar Grove-Belgium High 2027 RHP -20.0
3 Josh Uebele WI New Berlin West 2025 LHP 19.2
4 Austin Schooley WI Franklin 2025 RHP -17.5
5 Anishka Amarasinghe WI Menomonee Falls High 2027 RHP -17.3
6 Connor Tracy WI Brookfield Academy 2027 2B -16.7
7 Kingston Grisolono WI Kewaskum 2027 OF 16.3
8 Bradley McCarthy WI Badger 2026 SS -15.5
9 Andrew Horwath WI Hartford Union 2027 LHP 15.4
10 Chance Ruby WI Wilmot 2026 SS -14.8

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Jack Person WI Elkhorn Area 2025 1B 80 %
^ Logan Zylka WI New Berlin West Middle/High 2027 3B 80 %
2 Jacob Kardelis WI Muskego 2026 RHP 75 %
^ Ethan Paulson WI Cedarburg 2027 1B 75 %
^ Jeffrey Freund WI Beaver Dam 2025 LHP 75 %
^ Ryan Apel WI Homestead 2025 3B 75 %
^ Matthew Nemec WI Menomonee Falls High 2026 OF 75 %
^ Cooper Sievert WI Wisconsin Lutheran 2027 SS 75 %
3 Cruz Ramirez WI Muskego 2026 SS 66 %
^ Carson Lysaght WI Elkhorn Area 2027 RHP 66 %
^ Nicholas Bongard WI Nicolet 2027 3B 66 %
^ Derrik Beckstrand WI Elkhorn Area 2027 1B 66 %


SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Mason Sturma WI Muskego High 2027 SS 2576
2 Connor Peck WI Indian Trail 2025 RHP 2515
3 Ethan Meves WI Union Grove 2025 LHP 2499
4 Ryan Rasmussen WI Cedarburg 2026 RHP 2440
5 Lucas Wirth WI Homestead 2025 SS 2365
6 Adam Kudronowicz WI mukwonago 2025 LHP 2348
7 Connor Weeks WI Big Foot 2025 OF 2313
8 Evan Lauer WI Germantown 2025 RHP 2221
9 Bradyn Shefka WI Milton 2027 RHP 2207
10 Jack Tschudy WI Muskego 2026 RHP 2206

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Lucas Frank WI Germantown High 2025 RHP 11.8 in
2 Chance Ruby WI Wilmot 2026 SS -11.0 in
3 Ryan Reesman WI Eau Claire Memorial 2028 SS -10.1 in
4 Mason Sturma WI Muskego High 2027 SS -8.4 in
5 Logan Laufenberg WI Hartford Union 2026 1B -8.3 in
6 Mason Lusic WI Waterford Union 2027 SS -8.0 in
7 Jack Tschudy WI Muskego 2026 RHP -7.7 in
8 Connor Weeks WI Big Foot 2025 OF 7.4 in
9 Ryan Rasmussen WI Cedarburg 2026 RHP -7.4 in
10 Connor Peck WI Indian Trail 2025 RHP -7.2 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Ethan Meves WI Union Grove 2025 LHP 19.3
2 Bradyn Shefka WI Milton 2027 RHP -18.9
3 Parker Lawson WI Bay Port 2026 RHP -17.1
4 Dean Staudacher WI Muskego 2025 SS -17.1
5 Logan Laufenberg WI Hartford Union 2026 1B -16.3
6 Austin Knapp WI Cedar Grove-Belgium High 2027 RHP -16.2
7 Aiden Perlberg WI Muskego High 2027 2B -15.6
8 Logan Zaverl WI Germantown 2025 RHP -14.7
9 Nate Giese WI New Berlin Eisenhower 2026 OF -14.5
10 Ryan Rasmussen WI Cedarburg 2026 RHP -14.4

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Jack Tschudy WI Muskego 2026 RHP 100 %
2 Logan Zaverl WI Germantown 2025 RHP 80 %
^ Ben Groeschl WI Germantown 2025 RHP 80 %
^ Ryan Apel WI Homestead 2025 3B 80 %
3 Derrik Beckstrand WI Elkhorn Area 2027 1B 75 %


CHANGEUP

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Caden Stoops MI Traverse City West 2025 RHP 2060 rpm
2 Evan Lauer WI Germantown 2025 RHP 2053 rpm
3 James Wirth WI Nicolet 2025 3B 2007 rpm
4 Nicholas Bongard WI Nicolet 2027 3B 1996 rpm
5 Ayden Andrysczyk WI Mukwonago High 2027 RHP 1931 rpm
6 Quinn Boeckman WI Bay Port 2026 RHP 1918 rpm
7 Brady Schoenfeld WI Indian Trail 2027 SS 1918 rpm
8 Jaden Kogutkiewicz WI Muskego 2025 LHP 1904 rpm
9 Nate Giese WI New Berlin Eisenhower 2026 OF 1897 rpm
10 James Cirincione WI Whitefish Bay 2027 SS 1885 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Ryker Donnermeyer WI Kaukauna 2026 OF 22.9 in
2 Austin Schooley WI Franklin 2025 RHP 21.1 in
3 Connor Blaschko WI Waukesha North 2027 RHP 18.5 in
4 Brady Schoenfeld WI Indian Trail 2027 SS 18.3 in
5 Nicholas Bongard WI Nicolet 2027 3B 18.0 in
6 Jack Person WI Elkhorn Area 2025 1B 17.3 in
7 Bradyn Shefka WI Milton 2027 RHP 16.9 in
8 Elijah Gammage WI New Berlin West 2026 OF 16.7 in
9 Noah Ruleford WI Burlington High 2026 LHP 16.0 in
10 Paulson Yesbeck WI Elkhorn 2025 RHP 16.0 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Evan Lauer WI Germantown 2025 RHP 19.8
2 Owen Jenkins WI Kaukauna 2024 LHP -18.7
3 Kingston Grisolono WI Kewaskum 2027 OF -18.4
4 Adam Kudronowicz WI mukwonago 2025 LHP -18.2
5 Jaden Kogutkiewicz WI Muskego 2025 LHP -17.9
6 Dylan Jeske WI Muskego High 2026 RHP 17.7
7 Logan Wierzba WI West De Pere 2026 LHP -17.3
8 Ryan Rasmussen WI Cedarburg 2026 RHP 17.1
9 Joey Shaw WI Muskego 2027 LHP -17.0
10 Aiden James WI Oak Creek High 2025 RHP 16.6

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Bryce Loker WI Omro 2026 SS 100 %
2 Kingston Grisolono WI Kewaskum 2027 OF 80 %
^ Aiden James WI Oak Creek High 2025 RHP 80 %
^ Ben Groeschl WI Germantown 2025 RHP 80 %
^ Parker Lawson WI Bay Port 2026 RHP 80 %
^ Owen Jenkins WI Kaukauna 2024 LHP 80 %
^ Chance Ruby WI Wilmot 2026 SS 80 %
^ Ben Janowski WI Wauwatosa West 2025 RHP 80 %
3 James Wirth WI Nicolet 2025 3B 66 %
^ Carson Biddick WI Milton 2026 RHP 66 %
^ Matthew Jensen WI Badger 2027 LHP 66 %

+ CLICK HERE for a look at the complete statistics from the event.

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