Milwaukee Preseason ID: TrackMan Files


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On March 19, PBR Wisconsin hosted its largest event on the state’s showcase calendar: the Milwaukee Preseason ID at the MOSH Performance Center in Franklin, Wis. Nearly 200 players from across the state met at the facility just south of Milwaukee to participate in the final Preseason ID event on our winter circuit. This was the second annual Milwaukee ID, and it’s becoming one of the most important events on our winter calendar, too.

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 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 92.1 mph
2 Presley Wachowiak WI Brookfield East 2023 RHP 91.1 mph
3 Wyatt Rushing WI Elkhorn 2024 RHP 89.9 mph
4 Camden Kuhnke WI Hortonville 2023 SS 89.6 mph
5 Luke Agnew WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 89.4 mph
6 Quinn Falish WI De Pere 2023 OF 89.0 mph
7 Noah Musolf WI Franklin 2023 RHP 88.5 mph
8 Michael Merline WI Oak Creek 2023 RHP 88.2 mph
9 Austin Kutz WI Hartford Union 2023 RHP 88.1 mph
10 Ethan Daubner WI Burlington 2023 RHP 87.8 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Austin Kutz WI Hartford Union 2023 RHP 2545 rpm
2 Quinn Falish WI De Pere 2023 OF 2515 rpm
3 Preston Steiner WI Potosi 2023 LHP 2409 rpm
4 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 2391 rpm
5 Michael Merline WI Oak Creek 2023 RHP 2370 rpm
6 Arik Egerbrecht WI Arrowhead 2023 RHP 2365 rpm
7 Elijah Niemiec WI St Thomas More 2023 RHP 2360 rpm
8 Kyle Alivo WI St. Thomas More 2024 MIF 2356 rpm
9 Grant Schultz WI Menomonee Falls 2023 RHP 2347 rpm
10 Noah Musolf WI Franklin 2023 RHP 2336 rpm
11 Luke Agnew WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 2329 rpm
12 Ethan Daubner WI Burlington 2023 RHP 2312 rpm
13 Dylan Campeau WI Greendale 2024 RHP 2303 rpm
14 Joshua Barndt WI Ronald Reagan 2023 RHP 2295 rpm
15 Presley Wachowiak WI Brookfield East 2023 RHP 2279 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 Noah Musolf WI Franklin 2023 RHP 20.1
2 Tyler Wille WI Kettle Moraine 2024 OF -18.2
3 Dylan Campeau WI Greendale 2024 RHP 17.5
4 Ethan Daubner WI Burlington 2023 RHP 17.3
5 Chase Baker WI Mukwonago 2024 LHP -17.0
6 Lincoln Ascher WI Kettle Moraine 2024 C 16.5
^ Maxime Venon WI Arrowhead 2024 RHP 16.5
7 Blake Griesbach WI Neenah 2024 RHP 16.2
8 Gavin Stewart WI Lake Geneva Badger 2025 LHP -16.2
9 Luke Agnew WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 16.0
10 Tyler Conger WI Waukesha South 2024 3B 15.2
11 Charlie Knight WI Oak Creek 2023 3B 15.2
12 Max Johnson WI South Milwaukee 2024 UTILITY 15.2
13 Nick Brauhn WI Hamilton 2025 RHP 15.1
14 Rowan Andreas WI Cedarburg 2023 RHP 14.4
15 Ryan Brennecke WI Oconomowoc 2025 LHP -14.3

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 Elijah Niemiec WI St Thomas More 2023 RHP 2767
2 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 2553
3 Kyle Alivo WI St. Thomas More 2024 MIF 2529
4 Grant Schultz WI Menomonee Falls 2023 RHP 2473
5 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 2390
6 Quinn Falish WI De Pere 2023 OF 2387
7 Nolan Meis WI Lakeside Lutheran 2025 RHP 2356
8 Luke Agnew WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 2225
9 Yamato Takahashi WI Arrowhead 2025 OF 2205
10 Nolan Sandee WI Nicolet 2024 SS 2149

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Elijah Niemiec WI St Thomas More 2023 RHP 2654 rpm
2 Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 2614 rpm
3 Grant Schultz WI Menomonee Falls 2023 RHP 2568 rpm
4 Quinn Falish WI De Pere 2023 OF 2471 rpm
5 Ethan Daubner WI Burlington 2023 RHP 2468 rpm
6 Arik Egerbrecht WI Arrowhead 2023 RHP 2386 rpm
7 Bryce Balistreri WI Pius XI 2024 RHP 2381 rpm
8 Dylan Campeau WI Greendale 2024 RHP 2375 rpm
9 Ryan Buchta WI Oak Creek 2025 RHP 2340 rpm
10 John Rinelli WI Greendale 2022 2B 2309 rpm

Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Luke Agnew WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 19.8
2 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 18.5
3 Tyler Conger WI Waukesha South 2024 3B 18.1
4 Parker Meifert WI Greenfield 2024 RHP 17.2
5 Kolden Hunter WI Hortonville 2023 3B 16.9
6 Charlie Knight WI Oak Creek 2023 3B 16.8
7 Kael Johns WI Catholic Memorial 2024 OF 16.6
8 Payton Kaiser WI New Berlin West 2024 RHP 16.4
9 Nicholas George WI PHEP 2024 3B 15.8
10 Jonah Roloff WI Kettle Moraine 2024 C 15.7

Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Nathan Schopf WI Oak Creek 2025 C 93.6 mph
2 Peter Johnson MN Blake School 2022 C 92.5 mph
3 Leo Berger WI Rufus King 2023 OF 91.7 mph
4 Vidal Colon WI University School of Milwaukee 2023 C 90.4 mph
5 Parker Wyatt WI Marquette 2023 OF 89.7 mph
6 EJ Kuster WI Greendale 2023 RHP 89.6 mph
7 Preston Steiner WI Potosi 2023 LHP 89.3 mph
8 Nathan Vela WI Hortonville 2023 RHP 89.3 mph
9 Cody Pappadakis WI Wilmot Union 2023 C 89.2 mph
10 Maxime Venon WI Arrowhead 2024 RHP 88.0 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 Vidal Colon WI University School of Milwaukee 2023 C 100.8 mph
2 Leo Berger WI Rufus King 2023 OF 99.3 mph
3 Owen Sullivan WI Oak Creek 2023 OF 98.9 mph
4 Nathan Schopf WI Oak Creek 2025 C 98.9 mph
5 Peter Johnson MN Blake School 2022 C 98.5 mph
6 EJ Kuster WI Greendale 2023 RHP 98.0 mph
7 Cody Pappadakis WI Wilmot Union 2023 C 97.6 mph
8 Nathan Vela WI Hortonville 2023 RHP 96.5 mph
9 Michael Comber WI Verona Area 2023 1B 95.9 mph
10 Parker Wyatt WI Marquette 2023 OF 95.8 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Nathan Vela WI Hortonville 2023 RHP 366 ft
2 Parker Wyatt WI Marquette 2023 OF 362 ft
3 Preston Steiner WI Potosi 2023 LHP 362 ft
4 Nathan Schopf WI Oak Creek 2025 C 358 ft
5 Brock Lulewicz WI Muskego 2024 3B 357 ft
6 Cody Pappadakis WI Wilmot Union 2023 C 355 ft
7 Lincoln Ascher WI Kettle Moraine 2024 C 355 ft
8 Camden Kuhnke WI Hortonville 2023 SS 353 ft
9 Anthony Rieck WI Catholic Memorial 2023 1B 352 ft
10 Crete Slattery WI Lake Geneva Badger 2023 3B 352 ft

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

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