PBR IL - SWIC/Kaskaskia JC Scout Day: Trackman Files


By: Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Wednesday October 6th, the PBR Illinois staff traveled to Belleville, Illinois, to host both the Southwestern Illinois College and Kaskaskia JC Scout Days at Southwestern Illinois College. 

This joint scout day featured 55+ uncommitted prospects from both teams, giving these players unrivaled access to plenty of data and the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of our staff. 

Earlier today 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 School HS Grad Year Pos Velocity (max)
1 Alex Buchanan Southwestern Illinois JC 2019 RHP 92.1 mph
2 Tresdon Rybarczyk Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 RHP 90.0 mph
3 Dustin Crawford Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 RHP 89.9 mph
4 Reed Braundmeier Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 RHP 89.7 mph
5 Donnie Canchela Kaskaskia JC 2021 RHP 89.6 mph
6 Tyler Raudszus Southwestern Illinois JC 2020 RHP 89.2 mph
7 Alex Elsing Kaskaskia JC 2020 RHP 88.4 mph
8 Joseph Kossina Southwestern Illinois JC 2020 LHP 88.3 mph
9 Kevin Carvalho Southwestern Illinois JC 2018 RHP 88.2 mph
10 Marc Black Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 RHP 88.1 mph
11 James Denten Kaskaskia JC 2019 3B 88.1 mph

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Donnie Canchela Kaskaskia JC 2021 RHP 2697 rpm
2 Marc Black Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 RHP 2578 rpm
3 Stephen Moraski Kaskaskia JC 2021 RHP 2408 rpm
4 Bret Baldus Kaskaskia JC 2021 RHP 2376 rpm
5 Reed Braundmeier Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 RHP 2367 rpm
6 Alex Buchanan Southwestern Illinois JC 2019 RHP 2361 rpm
7 Griffin Frahm Kaskaskia JC 2019 RHP 2306 rpm
8 Daniel Ramos Kaskaskia JC 2020 1B 2281 rpm
9 Tresdon Rybarczyk Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 RHP 2244 rpm
10 Cole Bartling Southwestern Illinois JC 2020 RHP 2210 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 School HS Grad Year Pos HM (avg)
1 Dustin Crawford Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 RHP 15.4
2 Jonathan Barnes Kaskaskia JC 2020 RHP 14.4
3 Alex Buchanan Southwestern Illinois JC 2019 RHP 14.2
4 Marc Black Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 RHP 13.3
5 Mitchell Hardiek Kaskaskia JC 2020 LHP -13.3
6 Logan Warren Southwestern Illinois JC 2020 LHP -13.3
7 Tresdon Rybarczyk Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 RHP 13.2
8 Nathan Hokanson Southwestern Illinois JC 2020 RHP 13.0

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 School HS Grad Year Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Alex Elsing Kaskaskia JC 2020 RHP 2402
2 Donnie Canchela Kaskaskia JC 2021 RHP 2397
3 Griffin Frahm Kaskaskia JC 2019 RHP 2385
4 Stephen Moraski Kaskaskia JC 2021 RHP 2337
5 Lane Funneman Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 LHP 2313

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Griffin Frahm Kaskaskia JC 2019 RHP 2495 rpm
2 Donnie Canchela Kaskaskia JC 2021 RHP 2360 rpm
3 Tresdon Rybarczyk Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 RHP 2359 rpm
4 Stephen Moraski Kaskaskia JC 2021 RHP 2325 rpm
5 Tyler Raudszus Southwestern Illinois JC 2020 RHP 2259 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos HM (avg)
1 Alex Buchanan Southwestern Illinois JC 2019 RHP 20.7
2 Alex Elsing Kaskaskia JC 2020 RHP 16.2
3 Tresdon Rybarczyk Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 RHP 16.1
4 Reed Braundmeier Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 RHP 16.0
5 Mitchell Hardiek Kaskaskia JC 2020 LHP -15.6
6 Tyler Raudszus Southwestern Illinois JC 2020 RHP 15.6
7 Trenton Schwerdt Kaskaskia JC 2020 RHP 15.4

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Mason Byrns Kaskaskia JC 2021 1B 97.3 mph
2 James Denten Kaskaskia JC 2019 3B 97.3 mph
3 Garrett Esposito Kaskaskia JC 2021 OF 96.9 mph
4 Tyson Mickie Southwestern Illinois JC 2020 OF 95.4 mph
5 Matthew Campina Kaskaskia JC 2020 C 94.4 mph
6 Stephen Moraski Kaskaskia JC 2021 RHP 94.0 mph
7 Bronx Lewis Kaskaskia JC 2021 OF 94.0 mph
8 Hunter Bilek Kaskaskia JC 2020 OF 92.8 mph
9 Cam Collier Southwestern Illinois JC 2020 OF 92.6 mph
10 Dylan Perry Kaskaskia JC 2021 SS 92.4 mph
11 Brandon Valdez Kaskaskia JC 2019 3B 92.4 mph
12 Tyler McClure Kaskaskia JC 2021 OF 92.2 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 School HS Grad Year Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 James Denten Kaskaskia JC 2019 3B 105.2 mph
2 Mason Byrns Kaskaskia JC 2021 1B 103.8 mph
3 Tyson Mickie Southwestern Illinois JC 2020 OF 103.2 mph
4 Garrett Esposito Kaskaskia JC 2021 OF 101.3 mph
5 Bronx Lewis Kaskaskia JC 2021 OF 101.1 mph
6 Stephen Moraski Kaskaskia JC 2021 RHP 100.8 mph
7 Brandon Valdez Kaskaskia JC 2019 3B 100.1 mph
8 Dylan Perry Kaskaskia JC 2021 SS 98.9 mph
9 Matthew Hunzinger Kaskaskia JC 2021 2B 98.5 mph
10 Cam Collier Southwestern Illinois JC 2020 OF 97.6 mph
11 Tyler McClure Kaskaskia JC 2021 OF 97.5 mph
12 Daniel Ramos Kaskaskia JC 2020 1B 97.0 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Distance (max)
1 Bronx Lewis Kaskaskia JC 2021 OF 376 ft
2 Cam Collier Southwestern Illinois JC 2020 OF 368 ft
3 Stephen Moraski Kaskaskia JC 2021 RHP 366 ft
4 Mason Byrns Kaskaskia JC 2021 1B 356 ft
5 Dylan Perry Kaskaskia JC 2021 SS 354 ft
6 Tyler Tobey Kaskaskia JC 2021 3B 352 ft
7 Ryan Birr Kaskaskia JC 2021 3B 349 ft
8 Logan Doll Kaskaskia JC 2020 1B 346 ft
9 Harmon Clifton Kaskaskia JC 2020 C 345 ft
10 Matthew Hunzinger Kaskaskia JC 2021 2B 342 ft

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

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