Prep Baseball Report

Madison Preseason ID: Pitcher Data Dive


Josh Fields
Wisconsin Staff

On Mar. 12, the PBR Wisconsin staff hosted the Madison Preseason ID at GRB Academy in Windsor, WI. This event featured around 150, most of whom are Wisconsin natives, and allowed our staff an opportunity to get an in-depth look at the players in attendance.

Wednesday, we published our Quick Hits from the event. Thursday, we broke down the top measurable data performers from the event with our Statistical Analysis. Today, we will take a further in-depth look at the top pitchers with the help of our tech partnerships, broken down by the categories down below:


TRACKMAN

FASTBALL

VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Nate Langbehn WI DC Everest 2024 RHP 91.7 mph
2 Jack DeTienne WI Verona Area 2024 RHP 91.3 mph
3 Craig Kabat WI Bay Port 2024 RHP 90.4 mph
4 Wyatt Rushing WI Elkhorn 2024 RHP 89.7 mph
5 Noah Latham-Woodruff WI Madison Memorial 2024 OF 89.3 mph
6 Carter Kutz WI Hartford Union 2025 3B 88.8 mph
7 Sawyer Deering WI Kimberly 2025 RHP 88.1 mph
8 Alex Vander Loop WI Kimberly 2024 RHP 87.4 mph
9 Alex Kronfeld WI Holmen 2024 RHP 87.3 mph
10 Dominic Malich TN White House Heritage 2025 RHP 86.1 mph
11 Jaxon Clayton WI Brookfield Central 2025 SS 86.0 mph
12 Garrett Shupe WI Mosinee 2024 RHP 85.6 mph
13 Ryan Sopha WI Pewaukee 2024 RHP 85.3 mph
14 Calvin Moreau WI Monona Grove 2026 SS 84.6 mph
15 Ethan Stengel WI Edgerton 2024 OF 84.6 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 Anderson Hayes WI Oconomowoc 2024 RHP 2534 rpm
2 Dominic Malich TN White House Heritage 2025 RHP 2391 rpm
3 Tate Robillard WI Kettle Moraine High 2025 OF 2279 rpm
4 Noah Latham-Woodruff WI Madison Memorial 2024 OF 2253 rpm
5 Brolan Frost WI Elkhorn Area 2025 LHP 2244 rpm
6 Luke Baginski WI West Salem 2025 C 2234 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 Noah Grosspietsch WI Madison Memorial 2024 1B 20.8 in
2 Dominic Malich TN White House Heritage 2025 RHP 20.7 in
3 Austin Anderson WI Deerfield 2024 1B 20.4 in
4 Clayton Kroschel WI Wayland Academy 2026 OF 20.0 in
5 Jackson Heidemann IL Harlem 2026 RHP 19.4 in
6 Bryce Loker WI Omro 2026 SS 18.8 in
7 Carter Kutz WI Hartford Union 2025 3B 18.4 in
8 Auden Jatczak WI Monona Grove 2024 RHP 18.2 in
9 Alexander Karnes WI Evansville 2024 RHP 18.0 in
10 Evan Lauer WI Germantown 2025 RHP 17.7 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 Noah Long WI Pewaukee 2024 RHP 18.1
2 Kody Hage WI Union Grove High 2025 3B 15.6
3 Brody DuQuaine WI West De Pere High 2025 OF -15.4
4 Alex Kronfeld WI Holmen 2024 RHP 15.3
5 Devin Schuchart WI Cambridge 2024 RHP 14.4
6 Nolan Witkowski WI Verona Area High 2025 RHP 14.3
7 Jack DeTienne WI Verona Area 2024 RHP 14.1
8 Jay Turnbull IL ST IGNATIUS COLLEGE PREP 2026 RHP 14.1
9 Colton Flucas WI Sussex Hamilton 2026 OF 14.0
10 Craig Kabat WI Bay Port 2024 RHP 13.8

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 Nolan Witkowski WI Verona Area High 2025 RHP 85 %
2 Austin Anderson WI Deerfield 2024 1B 83 %
^ Logan Young WI Pardeeville High 2025 RHP 83 %
3 Joel Robertson WI Arrowhead High 2025 3B 80 %
^ Tate Robillard WI Kettle Moraine High 2025 OF 80 %
4 Evan Brown WI West High 2025 RHP 75 %
5 Lucas Koskey WI De Pere 2025 3B 71 %
^ Mason Sequin WI De Pere High 2025 OF 71 %

 


 

CURVEBALL

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Sawyer Deering WI Kimberly 2025 RHP 2815 rpm
2 Nolan Witkowski WI Verona Area High 2025 RHP 2725 rpm
3 Easton Harris WI Middleton High School, WI 2025 LHP 2618 rpm
4 Jack DeTienne WI Verona Area 2024 RHP 2573 rpm
5 Anderson Hayes WI Oconomowoc 2024 RHP 2556 rpm
6 Joel Robertson WI Arrowhead High 2025 3B 2463 rpm
7 Ethan Stengel WI Edgerton 2024 OF 2433 rpm
8 Luke Baginski WI West Salem 2025 C 2367 rpm
9 Calvin Moreau WI Monona Grove 2026 SS 2332 rpm
10 Brady Stelzer WI Sun Prairie East 2026 RHP 2320 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Jack DeTienne WI Verona Area 2024 RHP -15.6 in
2 Samuel Mommer WI St. Thomas More 2024 C -14.9 in
3 Joel Robertson WI Arrowhead High 2025 3B -12.1 in
4 Sawyer Deering WI Kimberly 2025 RHP -11.6 in
5 Craig Kabat WI Bay Port 2024 RHP -11.5 in
6 Adam Suess WI Deerfield 2024 SS -10.3 in
7 Carson Steinbeck WI Oshkosh North 2024 RHP -10.3 in
8 Easton Harris WI Middleton High School, WI 2025 LHP -10.2 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Easton Harris WI Middleton High School, WI 2025 LHP 20.2
2 Hayden Christman WI Oconomowoc 2024 RHP -16.4
3 Luke Baginski WI West Salem 2025 C -16.1
4 Lucas Koskey WI De Pere 2025 3B -15.5
5 Alex Kronfeld WI Holmen 2024 RHP -14.9
6 Adam Suess WI Deerfield 2024 SS -14.5
7 Noah Latham-Woodruff WI Madison Memorial 2024 OF -14.4
8 Sawyer Deering WI Kimberly 2025 RHP -14.3
9 Owen Klosinski IL Lakes Community High School 2025 LHP 14.2
10 Steffen Mello WI Edgewood 2024 RHP -14.2

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Michael Molthen WI Pulaski 2025 LHP 100 %
2 Alex Armiger WI Arrowhead 2026 RHP 80 %
^ Jack DeTienne WI Verona Area 2024 RHP 80 %
^ Brolan Frost WI Elkhorn Area 2025 LHP 80 %
3 Evan Lauer WI Germantown 2025 RHP 75 %
^ Owen Klosinski IL Lakes Community High School 2025 LHP 75 %
^ Nick Thums WI Madison West 2024 RHP 75 %
4 Jay Turnbull IL ST IGNATIUS COLLEGE PREP 2026 RHP 66 %
5 Nate Langbehn WI DC Everest 2024 RHP 60 %
^ Lucas Koskey WI De Pere 2025 3B 60 %
^ Blake Kayzar WI Brookfield Central 2025 RHP 60 %
^ Thomas Keszo WI Shawano 2024 3B 60 %
^ Preston Yaucher WI EDGEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL OF THE SACRED HEART 2025 SS 60 %
^ Brady Stelzer WI Sun Prairie East 2026 RHP 60 %


 

SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Nolan Witkowski WI Verona Area High 2025 RHP 2658
2 Noah Latham-Woodruff WI Madison Memorial 2024 OF 2423
3 Alex Vander Loop WI Kimberly 2024 RHP 2330
4 Blake Kayzar WI Brookfield Central 2025 RHP 2324
5 Nick Thums WI Madison West 2024 RHP 2323

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Alex Kronfeld WI Holmen 2024 RHP -7.5 in
2 Noah Long WI Pewaukee 2024 RHP -6.8 in
3 Max Godfrey WI Argyle 2024 OF 6.5 in
4 Nolan Witkowski WI Verona Area High 2025 RHP -6.3 in
5 Sam Abrahamson WI Hudson 2026 3B -5.5 in
6 Wyatt Rushing WI Elkhorn 2024 RHP -5.0 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Ryan Sopha WI Pewaukee 2024 RHP -17.7
2 Jackson Brewer WI Homestead 2024 OF 15.9
3 Logan Lenz WI Vel Phillips Memorial 2025 LHP 15.5
4 Noah Long WI Pewaukee 2024 RHP -15.5
5 Noah Latham-Woodruff WI Madison Memorial 2024 OF -14.6
6 Alex Vander Loop WI Kimberly 2024 RHP -14.2
7 Alex Kronfeld WI Holmen 2024 RHP -14.2
8 Wyatt Rushing WI Elkhorn 2024 RHP -13.5
9 Nick Thums WI Madison West 2024 RHP -13.2
10 Blake Kayzar WI Brookfield Central 2025 RHP -12.6
11 Gavin Kanters WI Fort Atkinson 2025 OF -11.7

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Noah Latham-Woodruff WI Madison Memorial 2024 OF 100 %
2 Carson Steinbeck WI Oshkosh North 2024 RHP 80 %
3 Nolan Witkowski WI Verona Area High 2025 RHP 75 %
^ Luke Verch WI Reedsburg 2026 RHP 75 %
^ Hayden Christman WI Oconomowoc 2024 RHP 75 %
4 Nick Thums WI Madison West 2024 RHP 66 %
5 Wyatt Rushing WI Elkhorn 2024 RHP 60 %


 

CHANGEUP

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Garrett Shupe WI Mosinee 2024 RHP 18.2
2 Henry Klatt WI Southwest High 2025 RHP 18.1
3 Kody Hage WI Union Grove High 2025 3B 17.8
4 Lucas Koskey WI De Pere 2025 3B 17.6
5 Evan Lauer WI Germantown 2025 RHP 16.9
6 Jay Turnbull IL ST IGNATIUS COLLEGE PREP 2026 RHP 16.9
7 Nate Langbehn WI DC Everest 2024 RHP 16.7
8 Alex Vander Loop WI Kimberly 2024 RHP 16.1
9 Noah Long WI Pewaukee 2024 RHP 15.8
10 Adam Suess WI Deerfield 2024 SS 15.7
11 Brody DuQuaine WI West De Pere High 2025 OF -15.5
12 Ahren Dawson WI Madison West 2026 1B 15.4
13 Alex Kronfeld WI Holmen 2024 RHP 15.1

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Noah Grosspietsch WI Madison Memorial 2024 1B 100 %
2 Alexander Karnes WI Evansville 2024 RHP 80 %
^ Steffen Mello WI Edgewood 2024 RHP 80 %
^ Jackson Brewer WI Homestead 2024 OF 80 %
3 Brady Stelzer WI Sun Prairie East 2026 RHP 75 %
4 Brody DuQuaine WI West De Pere High 2025 OF 66 %
5 Brendan Foley WI Arrowhead 2026 UTILITY 60 %
^ Jackson Heidemann IL Harlem 2026 RHP 60 %
^ Alex Vander Loop WI Kimberly 2024 RHP 60 %
^ Casey Wambach WI Sun Prairie West 2025 SS 60 %
^ Wyatt Rushing WI Elkhorn 2024 RHP 60 %
^ Blake Kayzar WI Brookfield Central 2025 RHP 60 %


 

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