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CLASS OF 2023

RHP

Dennis
Helwig Jr

Notre Dame
St. Laurence (HS) • IL
6' 6" • 175LBS
R/R • 19yr 5mo
Travel Team: Chicago Elite

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Pitching

Fastball

93
Velocity (max)
3/13/23
89 - 91
Velo Range
3/13/23
2127
Spin Rate (avg)
3/27/21

Changeup

82 - 84
Velo Range
3/13/23
1802
Spin Rate (avg)
3/27/21

Curveball

74 - 76
Velo Range
7/21/20
1911
Spin Rate (avg)
8/02/20
Hitting
25
Hand Speed (max)
3/27/21
71.2
Bat Speed (max)
3/27/21
28.3
Rot. Acc (max)
3/27/21
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Hard Hit %

Positional Tools

Hitting

Hitting

2021
Hand Speed Max
25.0
Hand Speed Avg
24.1
Bat Speed Max
71.2
Bat Speed Avg
69.5
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Blast - Hitting
25.0
Hand Speed (max)
24.1
Hand Speed (avg)
71.2
Bat Speed (max)
69.5
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
86.5
Fastball
Velocity Avg
85.5
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2127
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
24.9
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
73.0
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1908
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.6
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1802
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
83.4
Fastball
Velocity Avg
81.9
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1949
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
23.8
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
72.6
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1863
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
74.6
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1652
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
86.5
Velocity (max)
84.9 - 86.1
Velo Range
83.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,141
Spin Rate (max)
2,127
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
74.2
Velocity (max)
72.6 - 73.7
Velo Range
71.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,961
Spin Rate (max)
1,908
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
77.6
Velocity (max)
75.9 - 77.4
Velo Range
75.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,955
Spin Rate (max)
1,802
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
2020 PBR Future Games- Midwest Pod
Aug 2, 2020
Trackman - Fastball
81.8
Velocity (max)
80.5 - 81.6
Velo Range
80.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,093
Spin Rate (max)
2,018
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
72.4
Velocity (max)
69.6 - 72.1
Velo Range
70.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,947
Spin Rate (max)
1,911
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
74.8
Velocity (max)
73.5 - 74.5
Velo Range
74.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,836
Spin Rate (max)
1,664
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 21, 2020
Trackman - Fastball
83.4
Velocity (max)
81.5 - 82.9
Velo Range
80.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,992
Spin Rate (max)
1,924
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
75.8
Velocity (max)
73.1 - 75.8
Velo Range
73.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,881
Spin Rate (max)
1,815
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.8
Velocity (max)
75.1 - 76.8
Velo Range
75.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,649
Spin Rate (max)
1,621
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2021
2020
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 21, 2020
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2023
2022
2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
93.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
90.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
83.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
89.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
87.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
72.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
87.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
85.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
73.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
85.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
83.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
75.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.0
2023 IHSA Season
Mar 13, 2023
Pitching
93
Max FB
89 - 91
FB
82 - 84
CH
2022 IHSA Season
Mar 14, 2022
Pitching
89
Max FB
86 - 89
FB
72 - 73
CB
75 - 78
CH
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Pitching
87
Max FB
85 - 86
FB
73 - 74
CB
76 - 77
CH
2020 Future Games
Aug 1, 2020
Pitching
85
Max FB
82 - 84
FB
75 - 77
CH
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 21, 2020
Pitching
83
Max FB
82 - 83
FB
74 - 76
CB
75 - 77
CH

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4/25/23

Notre Dame commit. Currently ranked No. 31 in Illinois’ class of 2023. Wiry, long-limbed, 6-foot-6, 175-pounds. Toed the rubber for the Vikings in a conference and Do It Stevie’s Way second round matchup against Providence Catholic. Stays in rhythm with an uptempo delivery, repeatable actions and is composed on the mound. Pitches come from a long, loose action and from a high 3/4 slot. Working mainly with a fastball, changeup combination throughout the game. The fastball plays downhill with easy life, sitting 89-91 mph and topped at 93 mph during the first inning. Working off the fastball was the changeup with slight arm-side action, sat 82-84 mph. 

5/25/22

Verbally committed to Notre Dame.

5/09/22

Notre Dame commit. Currently ranked No. 43 in the Illinois 2023 class. Ultra long-limbed, 6-foot-6, 175-pound frame, lanky with room for added strength. Long/loose arm that plays from a high ¾ slot. Tall/fall style delivery down the mound, remains in-line to the plate and repeats well for size. Helwig’s fastball worked mostly 87-89 mph, topping out at 90 mph a couple times with some downhill action. His changeup looked to be his best secondary offering this day, playing with heavy fade to the arm-side and feel for strikes, 78-82 mph. His final offering was a breaking ball that played off a 10/4 plane, 73-78 mph.

4/25/22

Uncommitted and a 2020 Future Games participant. Currently ranked No. 43 overall and No. 17 as a right-handed pitcher in the state of Illinois. 6-foot-4, 165-pound, long-limbed, loose-bodied frame. Helwig started on the mound for St. Laurence and went 6.2 innings, allowing one run on six hits and struck out seven. Up-tempo tilt and topple delivery with effort, quick balance point, shoulders close off to home, long stride, lands squared to home, falls off to first. Creates a tough deception with a long, clean arm action from a 3/4 slot. Helwig showed a three-pitch mix throughout. Four seam fastball, above-average spin, creates rise and hop through the zone at 86-89 mph. Straight changeup with similar arm speed as the fastball, ability to locate away from the hitter, held at 75-78 mph. Curveball worked 11/5 with sharp, tight spin at times, 72-73 mph.

3/27/21

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-4, 165-pounds. Long frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, repeatable, quick tempo, shoulders work uphill, lands square, works in line with target, balanced finish on strong front side.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T87, 85-86 mph. Plays downhill, arm side run, flashes heaviness. T2140, 2127 average rpm.
CB: 73-74 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action. T1961, 1908 average rpm.
CH: 76-77 mph. Straight change, some downward action, arm speed similar to fastball. T1955, 1802 average rpm.

10/03/20

6-foot-4, 165-pound, long-levered, loose-bodied, right-handed pitcher. One of the few 2023s to be selected for Team Midwest Select at this summer’s Future Games. Directional delivery, present front side, long arm action, some reach out of the glove, works quick and loose out front, high ¾ slot. Attacked primarily with his fastball in the outing and did not give up a hit. Fastball finished through the zone, downhill tilt at times, sat 83-84 mph, touched 85. One of the stronger arms and higher ceilings in the 2023 class. 
Final Line: 3 IP, 0 H, 3 K, 3 BB.

10/03/20

Chicago Elite produced one of the more noteworthy headlines when three of their 2023 right-handed arms; Matt Sauser (Normal University), DJ Helwig (St. Laurence) and Pambo Nicoloudes (Naperville Central), combined to throw a no-hitter in their only game on Saturday. 

7/21/20

Positional Profile: RHP
 Body: 6-4, 165-pounds. Premium projection in lanky, high-waisted frame.
 Delivery: Upright start from the left of the rubber; side steps to high knee and hip turn at an athletic balance point. Deep draw at separation as shoulders go uphill and closed, high front side. Leg swings to on-target landing with toe slightly open, athletic finish. Flexible torso, stable lower half with a naturally long stride.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose, fast arm action to a high 3/4 release.
FB: T83, 82-83 mph. Low-spin type with some carry through the zone; natural arm-side action.
CB: 74-76 mph. Raw feel for spin at present; thrown aggressively.
CH: 75-77 mph. Projects as an out-pitch; closely matching his typical arm slot and speed. Flashes late fade action.

6/18/20

Helwig has a 6-foot-4, 165-pound, high-waisted, high-ceiling arm that looks to be just scratching the surface of his potential. The arm works long, clean and quick out front, showcasing the ability to pitch to the glove-side with his fastball early in the outing. Control became more scattered as the outing went on but his fastball sat anywhere 82-84 mph throughout, touching 85 and gets late arm-side-run and sink at times. Would be really interesting to see Helwigs’ perceived velocity numbers on the TrackMan B1 unit, given how far he gets down the mound at foot strike; as well as his high front side adding deception. When he was at his best he was out front, finishing his offerings and the fastball seemed to play up from the already impressive velocity. Helwig has a chance to be a power arm in Illinois down the road. 

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