Kenosha Preseason I.D.: Statistical Analysis


By Andy Sroka
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

PBR Wisconsin’s first event of 2019 was held over the weekend on Jan. 25 at Fielder’s Choice Training Academy, the Kenosha Preseason I.D., from Kenosha, Wis. Around 50 prospects made it to the showcase, from both Illinois and Wisconsin, and we’ll continue our event coverage today by sharing some statistical analysis from all of the measured data taken on Saturday.

In case you missed it, we published our rapid thoughts and analysis coming out of showcase on Saturday in our Quick Hits post. Click the hyperlink for more details.

Keep a look out in the next couple weeks when we’ll publish reports on each of the prospects who made it out to Kenosha. For now, here’s a look at a sortable board of all the event's recorded statistics: CLICK HERE.

TOP HOME-TO-FIRST

Tied atop this leaderboard is Wilmot junior Leo Falletti and Union Grove sophomore Remmi Sweet. Speed and athleticism are both stapled to their profiles, so it’s no surprise to see the two leading the way in this category. From Illinois, lanky sophomore Ethan Clark (Lakes Community) has some serious athleticism to be able to motor his long levers down the line at a 4.24 mark.

Rank Name State School Class Pos H-1st
1 Leo Falletti WI Wilmot 2021 OF 4.19
^ Remmi Sweet WI Union Grove 2022 OF 4.19
2 Ethan Clark IL Lakes Community 2022 OF 4.24
3 TJ Williams WI Racine Horlick 2022 SS 4.25
^ Austin LaBreche WI Tremper 2021 2B 4.25
^ Johnathon Brau WI Burlington 2021 OF 4.25
4 Nicklas Williams WI Union Grove 2021 SS 4.26
5 Nate Freeze IL Crystal Lake South 2021 OF 4.27
^ Konnor Hill WI Shoreland Lutheran 2021 C 4.27
^ Seth Brankey WI Westosha Central 2023 OF 4.27

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Clark appears again here where he’s developing a real reputation on the mound. Again, those long levers get downhill fast to help produce a fastball that topped out at an event-high 84 mph. Broad-shouldered lefty from La Crosse Central, Dylan Lapic, is already one of the big winners in the state coming out of the offseason and sat in the low-80s on Saturday, touching 83 mph. Westosha Central’s Kyle Mitchell (2021) is another uncommitted junior who has some sneaky athleticism attached to his game – and he touched 83 mph on the mound. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound junior from New Richmond, James Schutte, has some real arm strength and a feel for offspeed. He sat 81-83 mph in Kenosha over the weekend.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Ethan Clark IL Lakes Community 2022 OF 84 mph
2 James Schutte WI New Richmond 2021 RHP 83 mph
^ Dylan Lapic WI La Crosse Central 2021 LHP 83 mph
^ Kyle Mitchell WI Westosha Central 2021 OF 83 mph
3 Sawyer Smith WI Shoreland Lutheran 2021 SS 82 mph
^ Cristiano Ramirez WI Muskego 2022 RHP 82 mph

TOP EXIT VELOCITY

There was a three-way tie atop the exit velocity charts: Nate Freeze (Crystal Lake South, IL, 2021), Sam Ott (Oconomowoc, 2021), and Sweet. Freeze averaged the highest exit velocity off the tee, recording multiple 93 mph readings. Ott swings a physical left-handed bat with thump, and he has the exit velo numbers to back it up. And it wasn’t a surprise to see the live-bodied sophomore Sweet record a 93 mph high, either.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Sam Ott WI Oconomowoc 2021 1B 93
^ Tristan Ott WI Oconomowoc 2022 OF 93
^ Nate Freeze IL Crystal Lake South 2021 OF 93
^ Remmi Sweet WI Union Grove 2022 OF 93
2 Anthony Vivian WI Dodgeville 2021 C 92
^ Tim Nelson WI Racine Lutheran 2021 3B 92
3 AJ Finco FL Canterbury 2023 C 91
4 Johnathon Brau WI Burlington 2021 OF 90
5 Jack Vozel WI Wilmot Union 2021 OF 89
^ Brock Malecki WI Waterford Union 2022 3B 89
^ Nicklas Williams WI Union Grove 2021 SS 89

TOP INFIELD VELOCITY

Sawyer Smith (Shoreland Lutheran, 2021) was among the day’s best performers overall and his big, loose arm showed itself during infield reps where he topped at 86 mph across the infield, the highest velocity of the day. The sophomore Clark, naturally, was just a tick behind. Freshman Marco Falletti (Wilmot) was also among the top performers at the event, especially for a member of the 2023 class, and his advanced strength showed itself in a multitude of ways, including the infield, where he topped 85 mph, matching another strong, physical athlete, junior Nicklas Williams (Union Grove). Franklin freshman Noah Musolf has a whippy arm worth watching, and he touched 84 mph during infield defense evaluations.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Sawyer Smith WI Shoreland Lutheran 2021 SS 86
2 Nicklas Williams WI Union Grove 2021 SS 85
^ Ethan Clark IL Lakes Community 2022 OF 85
^ Marco Falletti WI Wilmot 2023 SS 85
3 Noah Musolf WI Franklin 2023 RHP 84
4 Nate Freeze IL Crystal Lake South 2021 OF 83
5 Max Tindall WI Indian Trail 2021 SS 82

TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Catholic Memorial’s Anthony Gross (2021) came into the event as one of the day’s highest-rated prospects and he reasserted his physicality on Saturday. His 89 mph high from the outfield topped this leaderboard. Here’s another area where Mitchell’s arm strength showed itself, too, touching 88 mph on his throws home. Wilmot junior Jack Vozel was near the top of most of the categories he participated in, including this one, and the same can be said about Freeze from Illinois.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Anthony Gross WI Catholic Memorial 2021 OF 89
2 Kyle Mitchell WI Westosha Central 2021 OF 88
3 Jack Vozel WI Wilmot Union 2021 OF 86
4 Tristan Ott WI Oconomowoc 2022 OF 85
^ Nate Freeze IL Crystal Lake South 2021 OF 85

TOP CATCHER VELOCITY

Anthony Vivian (Dodgeville, 2021) is a really strong, physical junior and his 75 mph high from out of the chute paced this group of backstops. Pulaski junior Michael Maloney was just a tick away from Vivian, too.

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Anthony Vivian WI Dodgeville 2021 C 75
2 Michael Maloney WI Pulaski 2021 C 74
3 Brady Davidson WI St Joseph 2023 3B 71
^ Grant Garrett IL Grayslake North 2022 C 71
^ Ethan Goll WI Marquette University 2022 C 71
^ Konnor Hill WI Shoreland Lutheran 2021 C 71
4 AJ Finco FL Canterbury 2023 C 69
^ Riken Frost WI Omro 2021 C 69
^ Tanner White WI Tremper 2023 RHP 69

TOP POP TIMES

Sophomore A.J. Finco (Home School) better known for his physical bat, but he also averaged the lowest pop times at the event on Saturday. Vivian marginally trailed, as did Maloney. From Marquette University, sophomore Ethan Goll did well to put himself up near the top of this leaderboard as well.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 AJ Finco FL Canterbury 2023 C 2.10-2.21
2 Anthony Vivian WI Dodgeville 2021 C 2.13-2.25
3 Ethan Goll WI Marquette University 2022 C 2.13-2.27
4 Michael Maloney WI Pulaski 2021 C 2.16-2.34
5 Konnor Hill WI Shoreland Lutheran 2021 C 2.22-2.40
6 Riken Frost WI Omro 2021 C 2.26-2.41
7 Grant Garrett IL Grayslake North 2022 C 2.27-2.34
8 Tanner White WI Tremper 2023 RHP 2.32-2.45
9 Brady Davidson WI St Joseph 2023 3B 2.33-2.44

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