Prep Baseball Report

Upperclass Preseason All-State: Pitching Data Dive


Cam Black-Araujo
Arizona Operations

This past Saturday and Sunday, the Prep Baseball Arizona staff hosted it's marquee event of the preseason with the Upperclass Preseason All-State at Cactus Shadows High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. This event featured roughly 68 prospects from the 2024 and 2025 classes and featured a large crop of Arizona's top uncommitted seniors and juniors, as well as several committed players who impressed.

The event allowed our staff to collect updated data on all athletes, as well as give us an up-close look at the players ahead of the high school season and our updated rankings that will be rolling out.

Earlier this week, we broke down the top measurable data performers from the event with our Statistical Analysis article. Now, 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:

For complete event results, click here.
To view upcoming event schedule, click here.

FASTBALL

MAX VELOCITY (MPH)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Caleb Sweeney AZ Valley Christian 2025 LHP 89.9 mph
2 Adin Oeltjen AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 OF 88.9 mph
3 Michael Orbegozo AZ Campo Verde 2025 RHP 88.7 mph
4 Ian Lemus AZ Empire High School 2024 RHP 88.3 mph
5 Shawn Barros AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 88.1 mph
6 Cody Stoller AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 87.8 mph
7 Landon Hood AZ Canyon View 2025 RHP 87.6 mph
8 Ashton Higgins AZ Notre Dame Prep 2025 RHP 87.5 mph
9 Andres Castro AZ Pusch Ridge Christian 2024 RHP 87.3 mph
10 Luke DeWitt AZ Canyon View 2024 RHP 87.3 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 Michael Orbegozo AZ Campo Verde 2025 RHP 2279 rpm
2 Wyatt Schottel AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 LHP 2271 rpm
3 Luke DeWitt AZ Canyon View 2024 RHP 2253 rpm
4 Ian Lemus AZ Empire High School 2024 RHP 2213 rpm
5 Landon Hood AZ Canyon View 2025 RHP 2196 rpm
6 Adin Oeltjen AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 OF 2166 rpm
7 Andres Castro AZ Pusch Ridge Christian 2024 RHP 2164 rpm
8 David Richter AZ Basha 2025 RHP 2155 rpm
9 Ashton Higgins AZ Notre Dame Prep 2025 RHP 2143 rpm
10 Aiden Woolwine AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 2131 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 Luke DeWitt AZ Canyon View 2024 RHP 19.8 in
2 Shawn Barros AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 18.8 in
3 Landon Hood AZ Canyon View 2025 RHP 18.5 in
4 Adrian Sanderford AZ Prescott 2025 RHP 17.6 in
5 Sullivan Causey AZ Millennium 2025 OF 17.5 in
6 Wyatt Schottel AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 LHP 17.2 in
7 Michael Orbegozo AZ Campo Verde 2025 RHP 16.7 in
8 Ashton Higgins AZ Notre Dame Prep 2025 RHP 16.5 in
9 Dominic Jochumsen AZ Perry 2025 LHP 16.1 in
10 Braxton Bjur AZ Verrado 2025 LHP 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 efficiency. 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 the vertical approach angle.

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Cody Stoller AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 18.3
2 Jeremy Larson AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 RHP 16.4
3 David Richter AZ Basha 2025 RHP 16.0
4 Evan Hanish AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 C 15.2
5 Adrian Sanderford AZ Prescott 2025 RHP 14.8
6 Aiden Woolwine AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 14.5
7 Dominic Ziccarelli AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 SS 14.2
8 Carter Daly AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 13.2
9 Mason Moore AZ Desert Ridge 2025 3B 12.2
10 Shawn Barros AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 11.3

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.”

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 David Richter AZ Basha 2025 RHP 76 %
2 Ashton Higgins AZ Notre Dame Prep 2025 RHP 71 %
3 Dominic Jochumsen AZ Perry 2025 LHP 69 %
4 Adrian Sanderford AZ Prescott 2025 RHP 57 %
^ Wyatt Schottel AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 LHP 57 %
5 Jeremy Larson AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 RHP 56 %
6 Evan Hanish AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 C 54 %
7 Tanner Ford AZ Boulder Creek 2024 RHP 53 %
^ Adin Oeltjen AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 OF 53 %
8 Michael Orbegozo AZ Campo Verde 2025 RHP 52 %

CURVEBALL

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Shawn Barros AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 2574 rpm
2 Luke DeWitt AZ Canyon View 2024 RHP 2146 rpm
3 Ian Lemus AZ Empire High School 2024 RHP 2113 rpm
4 David Richter AZ Basha 2025 RHP 2087 rpm
5 Dominic Jochumsen AZ Perry 2025 LHP 2058 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Luke DeWitt AZ Canyon View 2024 RHP 19.8 in
2 Shawn Barros AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 18.8 in
3 Landon Hood AZ Canyon View 2025 RHP 18.5 in
4 Adrian Sanderford AZ Prescott 2025 RHP 17.6 in
5 Sullivan Causey AZ Millennium 2025 OF 17.5 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Evan Hanish AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 C -19.0
2 Shawn Barros AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C -13.6
3 Ian Lemus AZ Empire High School 2024 RHP -10.9
4 Landon Hood AZ Canyon View 2025 RHP -9.2
5 Luke DeWitt AZ Canyon View 2024 RHP -8.4

STRIKE ZONE %

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Evan Hanish AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 C -19.0
2 Shawn Barros AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C -13.6
3 Ian Lemus AZ Empire High School 2024 RHP -10.9
4 Landon Hood AZ Canyon View 2025 RHP -9.2

SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Shawn Barros AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 2711
2 Carter Daly AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 2382
3 Lucas Shannon AZ Salpointe Catholic 2025 1B 2214
4 Adin Oeltjen AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 OF 2193
5 Brayden Herron AZ Mountain View 2025 RHP 2164

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Evan Hanish AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 C -12.9 in
2 Lucas Shannon AZ Salpointe Catholic 2025 1B 8.3 in
3 David Richter AZ Basha 2025 RHP -8.2 in
4 Shawn Barros AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C -6.1 in
5 Cody Stoller AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 5.8 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Wyatt Schottel AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 LHP 14.6
2 Shawn Barros AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C -13.9
3 Braxton Bjur AZ Verrado 2025 LHP 13.8
4 Dominic Ziccarelli AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 SS -13.1
5 Evan Hanish AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 C -13.0

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Cody Stoller AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 80 %
2 Lucas Shannon AZ Salpointe Catholic 2025 1B 66 %
^ Aiden Woolwine AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 66 %
^ Michael Orbegozo AZ Campo Verde 2025 RHP 66 %
3 Mason Moore AZ Desert Ridge 2025 3B 60 %

CHANGEUP

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Cody Stoller AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 25.5
2 David Richter AZ Basha 2025 RHP 22.9
3 Adrian Sanderford AZ Prescott 2025 RHP 19.9
4 Jeremy Larson AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 RHP 19.0
5 Dominic Ziccarelli AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 SS 19.0

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Mason Moore AZ Desert Ridge 2025 3B 100 %
^ Garon DeSpirito AZ Desert Mountain 2025 LHP 100 %
2 Tanner Ford AZ Boulder Creek 2024 RHP 75 %
3 Carter Daly AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 50 %
^ Ashton Higgins AZ Notre Dame Prep 2025 RHP 50 %
^ Jeremy Larson AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 RHP 50 %
^ Michael Orbegozo AZ Campo Verde 2025 RHP 50 %

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Arizona Rising Stars ID AZ 04/13 Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Rising Stars ID - Session 2 AZ 04/27 Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ

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