West Suburban Open: TrackMan Files


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Tuesday, June 28th, the PBR Illinois staff traveled to Lee Pfund Stadium in Wheaton, Illinois, to host the West Suburban Open. This event featured more than 20 prospects from the 2023-to-2026 graduating classes and provided our staff an opportunity to check-in on them as the summer progresses. 

Earlier this week we published Quick Hits highlighting the top prospects of the event by class. We also rolled out a Statistical Analysis pointing out the top recorded stats by category.

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 Tom Ford IL Lisle 2024 RHP 90.8 mph
2 Stevie Hobbs IL Glenbard North 2023 3B 87.9 mph
3 Charlie Hynes IL Saint Ignatius College Prep 2023 LHP 87.2 mph
4 Drew Koenig IL Oak Park-River Forest 2023 RHP 85.6 mph
5 Tommy Van Daff IL York 2023 LHP 83.5 mph
6 Zach Ebert IL Lisle 2023 RHP 80.4 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Drew Koenig IL Oak Park-River Forest 2023 RHP 2306 rpm
2 Tom Ford IL Lisle 2024 RHP 2285 rpm
3 Stevie Hobbs IL Glenbard North 2023 3B 2284 rpm
4 Jack Lawton IL York 2024 3B 2203 rpm
5 Charlie Hynes IL Saint Ignatius College Prep 2023 LHP 2168 rpm
6 Nikolas Nelson IL Dekalb 2025 SS 2154 rpm
7 Tommy Van Daff IL York 2023 LHP 2112 rpm
8 Seth Gilliland IL Waubonsie Valley 2025 LHP 2034 rpm
9 Zach Ebert IL Lisle 2023 RHP 2006 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 Tommy Van Daff IL York 2023 LHP -14.1
2 Drew Koenig IL Oak Park-River Forest 2023 RHP 11.1
3 Stevie Hobbs IL Glenbard North 2023 3B 9.7

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 Charlie Hynes IL Saint Ignatius College Prep 2023 LHP 2183
2 Tom Ford IL Lisle 2024 RHP 2019

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Tom Ford IL Lisle 2024 RHP 2055 rpm
2 Drew Koenig IL Oak Park-River Forest 2023 RHP 1929 rpm

Average Changeup horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Charlie Hynes IL Saint Ignatius College Prep 2023 LHP -15.3
2 Tommy Van Daff IL York 2023 LHP -11.6

Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Brendan Tunink IL Newman Central Catholic 2024 OF 90.2 mph
2 Eric DeCosta IL Wheaton Warrenville South 2024 3B 87.4 mph
3 Mick Graham IL Salisbury CT 2024 OF 87.2 mph
4 Jayden Malone IL Metea Valley High School 2023 OF 87.1 mph
5 Sohrab Rezaei IL University of Chicago Laboratory Schools 2023 SS 86.9 mph
6 Isaac Sobieszczyk IL Willowbrook 2023 3B 85.0 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 Brendan Tunink IL Newman Central Catholic 2024 OF 101.9 mph
2 Mark Golminas IL Metea Valley 2023 OF 99.9 mph
3 Eric DeCosta IL Wheaton Warrenville South 2024 3B 99.8 mph
4 Raymond Sansonetti IL Jones College Prep 2023 SS 98.2 mph
5 Kolin Adams IL Mount Carmel 2025 OF 97.6 mph
6 Mick Graham IL Salisbury CT 2024 OF 97.1 mph
7 Conner Randall IL St Ignatius 2023 OF 95.3 mph
8 Joey Raineri IL Lisle 2023 C 95.0 mph
9 Jayden Malone IL Metea Valley High School 2023 OF 93.8 mph
10 Sohrab Rezaei IL University of Chicago Laboratory Schools 2023 SS 93.6 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Charlie Hynes IL Saint Ignatius College Prep 2023 LHP 2055 rpm
2 Tommy Van Daff IL York 2023 LHP 1683 rpm
3 Jack Lawton IL York 2024 3B 1669 rpm
4 Stevie Hobbs IL Glenbard North 2023 3B 1625 rpm
5 Seth Gilliland IL Waubonsie Valley 2025 LHP 1578 rpm
6 Nikolas Nelson IL Dekalb 2025 SS 1427 rpm
7 Zach Ebert IL Lisle 2023 RHP 1421 rpm

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

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