Chicagoland Open: Trackman Files


Kevin Cronin
Associate Scout

On Sunday, August 22, the PBR Illinois scouting staff hosted the ninth annual Chicagoland Open at Triton College in River Grove, IL. Roughly 80+ prospects attended and provided our staff with an up-to-date look at their particular skill-sets or, for some, a first glance at the talents they bring to the baseball field.

Yesterday our scouting staff collaborated to provide you with our Quick Hits piece, highlighting several standout performances of the day. Earlier today, we started our dive into the data side of things by looking at those who topped our traditional leaderboards from Sunday's showcases, which you can find by clicking HERE.

Today, we’re continuing our post-event analysis by examining the data measured by our TrackMan units. The technology is able to capture information that’s difficult to capture by the naked eye, like pitch-by-pitch metrics and batted-ball data. We’ll explain more below:

MAX FASTBALL & PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Tyler Haines IL Burlington Central 2022 RHP 90.51 mph
2 Teddy Andrews IL Hinsdale Central 2022 LHP 87.46 mph
3 Drew Koenen IL Maine South 2023 RHP 86.72 mph
4 Ryan Deist IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 RHP 86.09 mph
5 Brady Marques IL Maine South 2023 OF 84.27 mph
6 Josh Copher IL Oak Forest 2022 RHP 84.19 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Ryan Deist IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 RHP 2564 rpm
2 Teddy Andrews IL Hinsdale Central 2022 LHP 2401 rpm
3 Beckett Davidson WI Neenah 2023 RHP 2282 rpm
4 Brady Marques IL Maine South 2023 OF 2264 rpm
5 Lucio Mockler IL Fenwick 2022 RHP 2233 rpm
6 Josh Copher IL Oak Forest 2022 RHP 2177 rpm
7 Tanner Spangler IL Morton 2024 RHP 2175 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 Will Moonan IL St. Rita 2022 RHP 16.9
2 Andrew Sloan IL Huntley 2022 RHP 16.2
3 Brendan Fleming IL York 2023 RHP 15.7
4 Nathan Anderson IL Lyons Township 2024 LHP -14.0
5 Teddy Andrews IL Hinsdale Central 2022 LHP -13.3
6 Ayden Lasson IL Joliet West 2023 2B 13.2
7 Josh Copher IL Oak Forest 2022 RHP 12.6

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 Ryan Deist IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 RHP 2569
2 Drew Koenen IL Maine South 2023 RHP 2259
3 Joshua Notini IL Prospect 2022 RHP 2181
4 Lucio Mockler IL Fenwick 2022 RHP 2145
5 Malik Pedraza-Palominos IL Jones College Prep 2022 LHP 2087

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Ryan Deist IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 RHP 2503 rpm
2 Teddy Andrews IL Hinsdale Central 2022 LHP 2408 rpm
3 Tyler Haines IL Burlington Central 2022 RHP 2283 rpm
4 Brennan Johnson IL Morris 2022 3B 2272 rpm
5 Josh Copher IL Oak Forest 2022 RHP 2262 rpm
6 Brady Marques IL Maine South 2023 OF 2260 rpm

Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Brendan Fleming IL York 2023 RHP 16.6
2 Owen Drummond IL Jacobs 2022 SS 15.9
3 Tyler Haines IL Burlington Central 2022 RHP 14.3
4 Cooper Jolin WI Middleton 2023 RHP 14.0
5 Josh Copher IL Oak Forest 2022 RHP 13.8
6 William Glenn IL Barrington 2023 RHP 13.6

Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (avg)
1 Parker Bozzi IL Hinsdale South 2022 1B 91.85 mph
2 Morgan Wachler IL Palatine 2024 OF 89.51 mph
3 Cole Freeman IL Christopher 2022 OF 89.23 mph
4 Brady Marques IL Maine South 2023 OF 87.84 mph
5 JP Sporleder VA Woodberry Forest 2023 1B 87.42 mph
6 Matthew Goldasich IL Sacred-Heart Griffin 2023 C 86.29 mph
7 Nathan Anderson IL Lyons Township 2024 LHP 85.84 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 Parker Bozzi IL Hinsdale South 2022 1B 96.44 mph
2 Cole Freeman IL Christopher 2022 OF 95.96 mph
3 Scott Newman IL Glenbrook South 2022 OF 95.65 mph
4 Charlie Jury IL West Chicago 2022 OF 95.54 mph
5 Morgan Wachler IL Palatine 2024 OF 95.26 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Parker Bozzi IL Hinsdale South 2022 1B 367 ft
2 JP Sporleder VA Woodberry Forest 2023 1B 347 ft
3 Charlie Jury IL West Chicago 2022 OF 343 ft
4 Brady Marques IL Maine South 2023 OF 343 ft
5 Beckett Davidson WI Neenah 2023 RHP 341 ft
6 Luke Leombruni IL Boylan Catholic 2022 OF 340 ft
7 Cole Freeman IL Christopher 2022 OF 340 ft
8 Malik Pedraza-Palominos IL Jones College Prep 2022 LHP 338 ft

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

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