Kenosha Preseason ID: Pitcher Data Dive


Josh Fields
Wisconsin Staff

On Saturday, Feb. 4th the PBR Wisconsin team hosted our first event of 2023, the Kenosha Preseason ID, at Puma Baseball Academy in Kenosha, Wis. This was an open event for all high school classes (2023-26) and gave our staff an ample look at the area's top players.

If you missed us in Kenosha, check out our showcase page to see when we’re in the neighborhood next.

On Tuesday, we published our biggest takeaways and highlights from Saturday’s showcase within our Quick Hits story. Yesterday, we took a quick look at the prosepcts who put up noteworthy numbers in more traditional statisitcal in the form of our Statistical Analysis. Today, we will dive even deeper into all of the data we collected, starting with this Pitcher Data Dive story.

TRACKMAN

FASTBALL

VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Jack Olson IL Antioch 2024 RHP 90.9 mph
2 Marshall Loch WI Union Grove 2024 RHP 88.2 mph
3 Kaleb Zabielski WI Burlington 2023 RHP 85.7 mph
4 Landon Dessart WI Union Grove 2024 RHP 85.5 mph
5 Foster Stockton IN Culver Academies 2025 C 85.3 mph
6 Aben Beinlich WI Burlington 2024 SS 84.5 mph
7 Dylan Feldkamp IL Antioch 2024 RHP 84.0 mph
8 Brody Schulte WI Westosha Central 2025 RHP 82.9 mph

Max Fastball Velocity: This metric calculates the speed of the pitch as it’s released from the pitcher’s hand.

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jack Olson IL Antioch 2024 RHP 2324 rpm
2 Dylan Feldkamp IL Antioch 2024 RHP 2238 rpm
3 Marshall Loch WI Union Grove 2024 RHP 2217 rpm

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.

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Marshall Loch WI Union Grove 2024 RHP 18.3 in
2 Foster Stockton IN Culver Academies 2025 C 18.1 in
3 Landon Dessart WI Union Grove 2024 RHP 17.6 in
4 Dylan Feldkamp IL Antioch 2024 RHP 16.6 in
5 AJ Neargarder IL Zion Benton 2025 SS 16.5 in
6 Treyton Schumacher WI Culver Academy 2025 OF 16.4 in
7 Kaleb Zabielski WI Burlington 2023 RHP 16.0 in

Induced Vertical Break: Used in short form as "IVB," this metric is most important on fastballs for creating rise and on curveballs for creating depth – it can also have some use when measuring sliders and cutters as well. Sliders tend to be closer to zero inches while cutters are generally between 5 and 15 inches. Usually fastballs and curveballs with large IVB have higher spin efficiencies as well. Sliders generally have very little (closer to zero) IVB and very low spin efficiencies. You could also categorize IVB into spin rate as this is part of the “useful movement” you’re looking for. IVB is also a huge part of vertical approach angle.

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Matthew Pokorny WI Tremper 2025 3B 15.6
2 London Stanley WI Union Grove 2026 SS 15.0
3 Jackson Etzel WI Slinger 2024 LHP -14.6
4 Cody Rakoncay IL Grayslake North 2024 RHP 14.1

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.”

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Marshall Loch WI Union Grove 2024 RHP 85 %
2 Riley Lussmyer IL Badger 2025 3B 66 %
3 Dylan Feldkamp IL Antioch 2024 RHP 62 %
^ AJ Neargarder IL Zion Benton 2025 SS 62 %
^ Landon Dessart WI Union Grove 2024 RHP 62 %
4 London Stanley WI Union Grove 2026 SS 60 %

 

 


 

CURVEBALL

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 AJ Neargarder IL Zion Benton 2025 SS 2271 rpm
2 Jack Olson IL Antioch 2024 RHP 2241 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 AJ Neargarder IL Zion Benton 2025 SS -17.9 in
2 Jack Olson IL Antioch 2024 RHP -17.3 in
3 Aben Beinlich WI Burlington 2024 SS -15.3 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Matthew Pokorny WI Tremper 2025 3B 15.6
2 London Stanley WI Union Grove 2026 SS 15.0
3 Jackson Etzel WI Slinger 2024 LHP -14.6

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Marshall Loch WI Union Grove 2024 RHP 85 %
2 Riley Lussmyer IL Badger 2025 3B 66 %
3 Dylan Feldkamp IL Antioch 2024 RHP 62 %
^ AJ Neargarder IL Zion Benton 2025 SS 62 %
^ Landon Dessart WI Union Grove 2024 RHP 62 %
4 London Stanley WI Union Grove 2026 SS 60 %

 

 


 

SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 AJ Neargarder IL Zion Benton 2025 SS 2352
2 Jack Olson IL Antioch 2024 RHP 2319
3 Jackson Etzel WI Slinger 2024 LHP 2246
4 Brody Schulte WI Westosha Central 2025 RHP 2228

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 AJ Neargarder IL Zion Benton 2025 SS -13.8 in
2 Aben Beinlich WI Burlington 2024 SS -13.7 in
3 Dylan Feldkamp IL Antioch 2024 RHP -10.0 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Dylan Feldkamp IL Antioch 2024 RHP -14.5
2 Brody Schulte WI Westosha Central 2025 RHP -14.1
3 Aben Beinlich WI Burlington 2024 SS -13.3

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Jackson Etzel WI Slinger 2024 LHP 75 %
2 Jack Olson IL Antioch 2024 RHP 50 %
^ Landon Dessart WI Union Grove 2024 RHP 50 %
^ Brody Schulte WI Westosha Central 2025 RHP 50 %
^ AJ Neargarder IL Zion Benton 2025 SS 50 %
^ Kaleb Zabielski WI Burlington 2023 RHP 50 %

 

 


 

CHANGEUP

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 AJ Neargarder IL Zion Benton 2025 SS 17.6
2 Kaleb Zabielski WI Burlington 2023 RHP 16.7
3 Landon Theron IL Warren Township 2024 RHP 16.6
4 Dylan Feldkamp IL Antioch 2024 RHP 15.8
5 Aben Beinlich WI Burlington 2024 SS 15.2

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Riley Lussmyer IL Badger 2025 3B 75 %
^ AJ Neargarder IL Zion Benton 2025 SS 75 %
2 Landon Dessart WI Union Grove 2024 RHP 66 %
3 Conner Foster WI Indian Trail 2024 LHP 60 %
^ Dylan Feldkamp IL Antioch 2024 RHP 60 %

+ CLICK HERE for a look at the complete statistics from the event.

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