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Fox Cities Preseason ID: All Pitcher Analysis


By Wisconsin Staff

On Feb. 12, PBR Wisconsin hosted its latest event along the 2022 winter showcase circuit, the annual Fox Cities Preseason ID at Players Choice of the Fox Cities in Appleton, Wis. Nearly 50 players made it out to this event, providing us with updated looks and a new list of players to follow in Wisconsin in an area that continues to help us add myriad new names to follow this spring and summer.

Last week we published Quick Hits highlighting the top prospects of the event by class. We also rolled out a Statistical Analysis, bringing you a quick statistical breakdown of the traditional stats recorded at the showcase. We then dove deeper into the data, looking at the pitch metrics and batted-ball recordings from this event inside our TrackMan Files piece. With the help of our Blast Motion sensors, we analyzed the swing metrics in our Blast Motion Board. Lastly, we shared the Edge Score leaderboard provided to us by partners Vizual Edge.

We’re winding down on our post-event analysis from Appleton this week, as we publish scouting reports on each of the players who attended this event, beginning with all of the position players. On Wednesday, we published all of our reports on the position players in attendance. Today, we’re publishing scouting reports on the day’s pitchers. We’ll conclude the coverage of this event on Friday by ranking the best in show from Appleton. Until then, here’s our analysis on the day’s arms.

ALL PITCHERS (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

Joe Bieganski, Hartford Union (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 160-pounds. High waisted, lanky, loose mover.
Delivery: Aggressive stride out of a deep drop and drive.
Arm Action: LH. Long loop from hand break, tight-high slot into release.
FB: T74.8, 72.3-74.8 mph.  T1889, 1855 average rpm.
CB: 58.1-59.0 mph.  T1731, 1704 average rpm.
SL: 58.8-60.5 mph.  T1714, 1683 average rpm.
CH: 64.4-66.3 mph.  T1616, 1502 average rpm.

Drew Bruckner, Bay Port (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds. Lean, strong throughout.
Delivery: Slow delivery, coil and go.
Arm Action: RH. Short 3/4 action.
FB: T79, 77.4-79.0 mph.  T1618, 1493 average rpm.
CB: 61.2-62.9 mph.  T1882, 1805 average rpm.
CH: 67.4-69.5 mph.  T1145, 1094 average rpm. 

Evan Cichanofsky, Bay Port (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-6, 138-pounds. Lean, athletic movements.
Delivery: Deep hinge, drop and drive.
Arm Action: LH. Short action, high pocket, with arm strength for size.
FB: T75.4, 73.4-75.0 mph.  T1872, 1753 average rpm.
CB: 57.9-61.2 mph.  T1581, 1486 average rpm.
CH: 66.3-67.9 mph.  T1691, 1561 average rpm. 

Jordan Clementi, Kettle Moraine Lutheran (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-1, 155-pounds. Lean, lanky, thin torso, broad shoulders.
Delivery: Drop and drive, rotational delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Deep pocket, stiffer action.
FB: T78, 76.4-77.8 mph.  T1849, 1670 average rpm.
CB: 62.7-66.1 mph.  T928, 900 average rpm.
CH: 68.8-69.4 mph.  T1112, 1049 average rpm. 

Ryan Csida, Kimberly (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-2, 175-pounds. High waisted, lean, thin frame with above average power output.
Delivery: Hangs back, emphasis on loading into a drop. In-line burst through plant.
Arm Action: RH. Deep pocket with a pause in the loop. Late rise.
FB: T80.5, 79.5-80.3 mph.  T2067, 1921 average rpm.
CB: 67.5-69.3 mph.  T2073, 2028 average rpm.
CH: 74.2-76.2 mph.  T1738, 1568 average rpm. 

Ian Dohms, Menasha (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 210-pounds. Very thick, very strong.
Delivery: Drop and drive with clean direction.
Arm Action: RH. Low pocket, 3/4 slot, shorter arm action.
FB: T82.6, 79.4-82.1 mph.  T2010, 1908 average rpm.
SL: 71.9-74.7 mph.  T2121, 2049 average rpm.
CH: 68.8-71.3 mph.  T1523, 1457 average rpm. 

Taiven Gass, Hortonville (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 5-8, 170-pounds. Strong proportions, thick base.
Delivery: Drop and drive in line.
Arm Action: RH. Deep pocket, late rise, quick action from a higher break.
FB: T79.3, 76.5-78.6 mph.  T2069, 1991 average rpm.
CB: 64.0-65.4 mph.  T1576, 1527 average rpm.
CH: 64.9-67.8 mph.  T1840, 1786 average rpm. 

Jobe Griesbach, Fox Valley Lutheran (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-2, 167-pounds. Lean and lanky proportions.
Delivery: Slow tempo, up-down delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Long loop with a pause in the hand action. Stiff arm action.
FB: T68.7, 65.6-68.0 mph.  T1761, 1682 average rpm.
CB: 49.2-51.5 mph.  T1357, 1297 average rpm.
CH: 55.1-60.7 mph.  T1424, 1366 average rpm. 

Michael Gwiazdon, Appleton West (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-0, 235-pounds. Large frame, thick figure.
Delivery: Methodical delivery, slow temp, coil and hangs back.
Arm Action: RH. 3/4 slot with arm side run. Hand up at plant.
FB: T75.6, 72.5-75.6 mph.  T1909, 1851 average rpm.
SL: 62.5-64.4 mph.  T2232, 2158 average rpm.
CH: 66.1-69.0 mph.  T1665, 1600 average rpm. 

TJ Hauser, Appleton East (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Lean, high waist, thin torso, twitchy.
Delivery: Up-tempo moves with athleticism. Quality drive leg action. Moves well down the mound
Arm Action: RH. Long loop with active hands throughout. Arm speed with some upside out of 3/4 slot.
FB: T88.9, 87.5-88.8 mph.  T2012, 1954 average rpm.
SL: 70.1-71.5 mph.  T2588, 2516 average rpm.
CH: 78.3-79.8 mph.  T2221, 2190 average rpm. 

Carter Kriewaldt, Freedom (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. V taper, thin torso, lean strength. High waist.
Delivery: Athletic drop and drive with twitch.
Arm Action: RH. Short action with some arm speed. Higher slot.
FB: T82.5, 80.7-82.0 mph.  T2154, 2048 average rpm.
CB: 72.5-73.4 mph.  T1806, 1784 average rpm.
CH: 71.4-75.0 mph.  T1548, 1506 average rpm. 

Will Luebke, Hortonville (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-2, 205-pounds. Strong lower, lanky upper.
Delivery: Slow tempo, high hand break. Short stride.
Arm Action: RH. Deep pocket with a pause. Rigid arm action.
FB: T75.9, 74.6-75.8 mph.  T1954, 1916 average rpm.
CB: 60.7-62.8 mph.  T1404, 1355 average rpm.
CH: 64.6-67.2 mph.  T1475, 1328 average rpm.

Gavin Markert, Winneconne (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-11, 156-pounds. Average build.
Delivery: Slow tempo, low leg lift. Striding open.
Arm Action: RH. Long action from a 3/4 slot. 
FB: T82.4, 80.5-82.4 mph.  T2137, 1997 average rpm.
SL: 75.1-77.3 mph.  T1665, 1579 average rpm.
CH: 68.5-70.1 mph.  T1830, 1554 average rpm.

Mitchel Meinke, Westfield Area (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-2, 180-pounds. Lean, thin torso, some twitch.
Delivery: Slow tempo, hangs back. Rotational to delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Long action with slow swing, high effort into release. 3/4 wide slot with upside.
FB: T80.8, 79.0-80.7 mph.  T2232, 2173 average rpm.
SL: 71.1-72.5 mph.  T2267, 2239 average rpm.
CH: 68.5-70.8 mph.  T2325, 2201 average rpm. 

Lucas Miller, Denmark (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/2B
Body: 6-0, 155-pounds. Long, lean, lots of movement range.
Delivery: Easy tempo, active hands throughout. Drop and drive in-line through the plate.
Arm Action: RH. Long loop, easy action late in the sequence. Low 3/4 release with ease.
FB: T80.7, 76.0-79.5 mph.  T2340, 2252 average rpm.
CB: 59.8-62.9 mph.  T2072, 2023 average rpm.
CH: 67.7-70.7 mph.  T1552, 1487 average rpm.  

Michael Molthen, Pulaski (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-7, 145-pounds. High waist, long legs, thin torso.
Delivery: Drop and drive, deeper hinge. Strong drive leg action.
Arm Action: LH. Stiffer, shorter action from a rotational delivery.
FB: T74.9, 72.1-74.4 mph.  T1697, 1625 average rpm.
CB: 61.6-63.2 mph.  T1497, 1453 average rpm.
CH: 68.2-70.3 mph.  T1418, 1259 average rpm. 

Brayden Olson, Saint Croix Falls (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds. Long levers, strong throughout. Long legs. Mobility throughout. Room to grow.
Delivery: Relaxed, athletic mover with lots of leverage through the delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Lower slot, long loop momentum capture. Arm speed with power.
FB: T90.5, 89.5-90.4 mph.  T2008, 1952 average rpm.
CB: 68.6-71.6 mph.  T2396, 2325 average rpm.
SL: 76.4-77.5 mph.  T2233, 2081 average rpm.
CH: 77.2-79.2 mph.  T1763, 1706 average rpm. 

Ethan Peters, Hortonville (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-11, 145-pounds. Lanky, lean. High waist.
Delivery: Methodical delivery, in-line sequencing. Funneling through the target well.
Arm Action: RH. Deep pocket, hides the ball well. Loose quality with accuracy.
FB: T81.8, 79.2-81.5 mph.  T2115, 2058 average rpm.
CB: 64.4-64.9 mph.  T2204, 2123 average rpm.
CH: 70.1-71.8 mph.  T1375, 1354 average rpm. 

Caden Popp, Appleton North (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds. Athletic frame, explosive moves, strong throughout.
Delivery: Simple, short stride action with explosiveness.
Arm Action: RH. Rigid action with a higher pocket to flip up. Somewhat of a stab to the outfield. Much more in the tank.
FB: T82.1, 79.4-81.4 mph.  T1693, 1606 average rpm.
CB: 69.0-70.2 mph.  T2352, 2191 average rpm. 

Spencer Strebe, Little Wolf (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 6-0, 140-pounds. Lean, athletic frame. Thin torso.
Delivery: Drop and drive action.
Arm Action: RH. High slot, high pocket, shorter action.
FB: T75.2, 72.8-74.7 mph.  T1783, 1682 average rpm.
CB: 64.9-66.2 mph.  T1719, 1649 average rpm. 

Jaden Stuhr, Marion (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Long, lean strength. Accessible frame.
Delivery: Rides the slope well with a methodical move. Quality drive leg action.
Arm Action: LH. 3/4 slot with easy action.
FB: T79.1, 75.7-79.1 mph.  T2119, 1927 average rpm.
CB: 62.2-63.3 mph.  T2067, 1979 average rpm.
CH: 65.1-66.2 mph.  T1434, 1294 average rpm. 

Alex Vander Loop, Kimberly (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Strong, thick throughout. Above-average power mover.
Delivery: Simple drop and drive. Hinge and spin with violence.
Arm Action: RH. Long loop, early torso, and some arm strength from a low slot.
FB: T85, 82.1-84.6 mph.  T2091, 1993 average rpm.
CB: 62.4-64.9 mph.  T2048, 1920 average rpm.
CH: 68.7-69.8 mph.  T1253, 1215 average rpm. 

Zakary Vanlerberghe, Neenah (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-7, 176-pounds. Thick, strong.
Delivery: High lift and high hand raise. Coil in the hip while staying tall.
Arm Action: RH. Long action, deep pocket. Low release.
FB: T76.3, 72.8-76.0 mph.  T2188, 2157 average rpm.
SL: 66.0-67.5 mph.  T1935, 1649 average rpm.
CH: 69.9-71.0 mph.  T1545, 1482 average rpm. 

Greyson Wenger, Fond du Lac (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 162-pounds. Lean, lanky.
Delivery: Drop and drive. Deep hinge.
Arm Action: LH. Deep pocket, low release. Late arm action.
FB: T77.1, 72.5-76.0 mph.  T2201, 2039 average rpm.
CB: 59.9-66.3 mph.  T1880, 1760 average rpm.
SL: 63.4-65.1 mph.  T1826, 1799 average rpm. 

Henry Williams, Waupaca (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 215-pounds. Strong throughout. Thick torso, broad shoulders.
Delivery: Slow tempo, hangs back.
Arm Action: LH. Long loop with palm up rise. Early flip up.
FB: T74.8, 72.9-74.3 mph.  T1817, 1745 average rpm.
SL: 65.7-66.7 mph.  T1519, 1441 average rpm.
CH: 66.9-69.6 mph.  T1525, 1477 average rpm.

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