Kenosha Preseason ID: TrackMan Files


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Sunday, Jan. 30, the PBR Wisconsin team kicked off the 2022 winter showcase circuit with the annual Kenosha Preseason ID showcase at Fielder’s Choice Training Facility in Kenosha, Wis. Nearly 40 players made it out to this event, providing us with updated looks and a new list of players to follow in Wisconsin, as well as a handful of players from just over the Illinois border.

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 Jack Olson IL Antioch 2024 RHP 84.2 mph
2 Matthew Schulz WI Westosha Central 2023 RHP 84.1 mph
3 Christian Schaller WI Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran 2022 RHP 83.3 mph
4 Sam Polyock WI Badger 2024 RHP 82.3 mph
5 Hayden Christiansen WI Wilmot Union 2023 RHP 81.8 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jack Olson IL Antioch 2024 RHP 2364 rpm
2 Matthew Schulz WI Westosha Central 2023 RHP 2257 rpm
3 Dylan Feldkamp IL Antioch 2024 RHP 2146 rpm
4 Nolan Brozyna WI Madison West 2023 SS 2129 rpm
5 Daniel Kleutsch WI Bradford 2024 SS 2065 rpm
6 Bryan Mitchell WI Random Lake 2023 RHP 2064 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 Dylan Feldkamp IL Antioch 2024 RHP 13.2
2 Bryan Mitchell WI Random Lake 2023 RHP 11.4
3 Jason Schmierer WI Racine Lutheran 2023 LHP -11.3
4 Matthew Pokorny WI Tremper 2025 3B 11.0
5 Christian Schaller WI Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran 2022 RHP 10.6

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 Brody Schulte WI Westosha Central 2025 RHP 2156
2 Nolan Brozyna WI Madison West 2023 SS 2028
3 Matthew Schulz WI Westosha Central 2023 RHP 2015

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jack Olson IL Antioch 2024 RHP 2343 rpm
2 Matthew Schulz WI Westosha Central 2023 RHP 2036 rpm
3 Nolan Brozyna WI Madison West 2023 SS 2034 rpm
4 Sam Polyock WI Badger 2024 RHP 2025 rpm

Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jason Schmierer WI Racine Lutheran 2023 LHP -16.3
2 Jack Olson IL Antioch 2024 RHP 15.2
3 Christian Schaller WI Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran 2022 RHP 14.0
4 Hayden Christiansen WI Wilmot Union 2023 RHP 11.9
5 AJ Hansche WI Union Grove 2022 RHP 10.8
6 Bryan Mitchell WI Random Lake 2023 RHP 10.6

Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Zachary Pyles IL Warren 2024 1B 91.7 mph
2 Jack Olson IL Antioch 2024 RHP 88.3 mph
3 John Perugini WI St. Catherine's 2023 OF 85.4 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 Zachary Pyles IL Warren 2024 1B 99.4 mph
2 Jack Olson IL Antioch 2024 RHP 96.2 mph
3 John Perugini WI St. Catherine's 2023 OF 94.3 mph
4 Joseph Bline WI J.I. Case 2024 3B 92.3 mph
5 David Kleier WI Wauwatosa West 2023 C 90.0 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Zachary Pyles IL Warren 2024 1B 379 ft
2 John Perugini WI St. Catherine's 2023 OF 346 ft
3 Dylan Feldkamp IL Antioch 2024 RHP 337 ft

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

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