Nolan Buss
Nolan Buss
Nolan Buss

CLASS OF 2024

RHP

Nolan
Buss

Arrowhead (HS) • WI
6-0 • 185LBS • R/R
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Pitching

Fastball

90.8
Velocity (max)
3/06/22
90 - 91
Velo Range
3/06/22
2132
Spin Rate (avg)
3/06/22

Changeup

81.3 - 83.4
Velo Range
3/06/22
1957
Spin Rate (avg)
3/06/22

Curveball

70.2 - 71.1
Velo Range
3/07/21
2244
Spin Rate (avg)
3/07/21

Slider

75.9 - 77.8
Velo Range
3/06/22
1782
Spin Rate (avg)
3/06/22

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Pitching

2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
90.8
Fastball
Velocity Avg
90.3
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2132
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
23.6
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
82.3
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1957
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
76.9
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
1782
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
85.8
Fastball
Velocity Avg
84.8
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2086
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
24.6
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
70.7
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2244
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
78.6
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1404
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
South Milwaukee Preseason ID
Mar 6, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
90.8
Velocity (max)
90.1 - 90.6
Velo Range
89.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,322
Spin Rate (max)
2,132
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
78.1
Velocity (max)
75.9 - 77.8
Velo Range
76.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,939
Spin Rate (max)
1,782
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
84.2
Velocity (max)
81.3 - 83.4
Velo Range
2,046
Spin Rate (max)
1,957
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
South Milwaukee Preseason I.D.
Mar 7, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
85.8
Velocity (max)
83.9 - 85.7
Velo Range
81.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,235
Spin Rate (max)
2,086
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
71.1
Velocity (max)
70.2 - 71.1
Velo Range
69.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,296
Spin Rate (max)
2,244
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
79.8
Velocity (max)
77.5 - 79.6
Velo Range
79.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,478
Spin Rate (max)
1,404
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
91.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
90.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
82.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
77.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
88.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
85.3
Curveball
Velocity Avg
70.5
South Milwaukee Preseason ID
Mar 6, 2022
Pitching
91
Max FB
90 - 91
FB
81 - 83
CH
76 - 78
SL
South Milwaukee Preseason I.D.
Mar 7, 2021
Pitching
86
Max FB
84 - 86
FB
70 - 71
CB

Game Performance

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Pitch Ai

2022
Arm Speed
Arm Slot
Knee Extension Velo
Deception
Hip-Shoulder Separation
2022 PBR Future Games
Jul 27, 2022
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Arm Slot (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)
South Milwaukee Preseason ID
Mar 6, 2022
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Arm Slot (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

Notes

Comments

3/06/22

At 6-foot, 175 pounds, Buss brings the funk from a low release with a long loop, working from an average release height of 4.9 feet and considerable forward extension (6.5 feet). His fastball worked at 90 mph all day with 15 inches of vertical break, 20 inches of horizontal action, spinning at a 2,300 rpm peak, making for a unique profile that should garner plenty of swings and misses on its own. The slider he showed works in the upper-70s with shorter action, and the changeup comes out firm with large horizontal action (20 inches on average). Buss has a full arsenal of large spreads, with laddered velocity separation for timing disruption tactics. His ability to spin may be understated based on his grips and action when observing in close proximity.

3/06/22

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Funky, patient, stays tall, coiling down the mound. Long stride.
Arm Action: RH. Long, funky action with a full loop delivery low release, side arm slot. Loose quality to the arm action.
FB: T90.8, 90.1-90.6 mph. Firm fastball plays at the top of the zone with arm side finish. T2322, 2132 average rpm.
SL: 75.9-77.8 mph. Thrown with arm speed, 10/4 shape. T1939, 1782 average rpm.
CH: 81.3-83.4 mph. Hard sinking action, thrown with side spin, aggressive arm speed. T2045, 1957 average rpm.

9/22/21

Buss has made big strides in syncing up his release point more regularly, which has translated to more strikes this fall, without sacrificing velocity. At the PBR Midwest Fall Championships, Buss sat 84-86 mph and reached back for 87-88 several times early on, on a fastball that really exploded through the strike zone. Facing a quality lineup, Buss earned plenty of ugly swings and misses on the fastball alone. He has long levers attached to a 5-foot-11, 165-pound frame, and Buss is really only just scraping the surface of his massive potential.

3/07/21

Buss has emerged as the top freshman arm we’ve seen along this winter circuit. At 5-foot-11, 165 pounds, Buss has broad shoulders, a high waist, and long levers that indicate prominent projection as he continues to develop and mature. He works a fluid pace with his shoulders level and closed down the mound, and he reaches the mid-80s with minimal effort from a low ¾ slot, reaching an 86 mph high here. His feel to locate his breaking ball is raw, understandably, but the pitch projects well as it spins at an above-average rate (2,244 rpm on average), with large horizontal action and depth.

3/07/21

Positional Profile: RHP A high-octane arm in Wisconsin's 2024 class.
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds.
Delivery: Tilt and topple delivery with upbeat tempo. Delivery adds deception, hiding the baseball well.
Arm Action: RH. Long and loose arm action from a true 3/4 window. Arm works well out front, accerlerating prior to release.
FB: T86, 84-86 mph. Two-seam type, heavy arm-side action with late run. Averaged 17.6 inches of horizontal movement, per TrackMan. Easy velo.  T2234, 2086 average rpm.
CB: 70-71 mph. 11/5 shape. Still fully developing feel to spin.  T2295, 2244 average rpm.
CH: Mimics fastball well when synced up; works from a similar slot with running action.  T1478, 1403 average rpm.

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