Prep Baseball Report

Abbotsford Preseason ID: Pitching Data Dive


Cam Black-Araujo
Assistant Director, Prep Baseball Canada

On Monday, February 19th the Prep Baseball British Columbia staff hosted it's first showcase of the season with the Abbotsford Preseason ID at Delair Park Indoor Facility in Abbotsford, British Columbia. This event featured over 47 players from the across the province in the 2024 - 2027 classes and allowed our staff an opportunity to get an in-depth look at the players, as well as collect updated metrics via our tech partner TrackMan.

The event also serves as an identifier and qualifier for our Select Series Events such as Future Games (2026), Jr. Future Games (2028/2029), Senior Future Games (2025), West Coast Games (2025/2026) and Best of the West (18U & 15U).

This event featured roughly 40 prospects from the Abbotsford area in the 2024 - 2028 classes and allowed our staff an opportunity to get an in-depth look at the players, as well as collect updated metrics via our tech partners TrackMan and Swift Performance.

Earlier this week we began our post-event coverage within our Statistical Analysis article. Today we'll take a deeper dive into all of the data we collected from the event within this article as we provide leaderboards on each metric collected on TrackMan during bullpens at the event.

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FASTBALL

MAX VELOCITY (MPH)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Everett Bertsch BC Riverside 2025 RHP 85.9 mph
2 Jake Fehr BC Sands 2025 RHP 84.7 mph
3 Bode Lynch BC Thomas Haney Secondary 2027 C 84.0 mph
4 Daniel Dykema BC Argyle Secondary School 2025 RHP 81.8 mph
5 Brady Pickering BC Yale 2026 RHP 81.6 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 Everett Bertsch BC Riverside 2025 RHP 2423 rpm
2 Jake Fehr BC Sands 2025 RHP 2405 rpm
3 Daniel Dykema BC Argyle Secondary School 2025 RHP 2216 rpm
4 Bode Lynch BC Thomas Haney Secondary 2027 C 2095 rpm
5 Brady Pickering BC Yale 2026 RHP 2071 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 Tate Ottahal BC New Westminster Secondary 2025 RHP 20.7 in
2 Jonathan Juan BC Moscrop Secondary 2026 RHP 17.9 in
3 Everett Bertsch BC Riverside 2025 RHP 17.8 in
4 Bode Lynch BC Thomas Haney Secondary 2027 C 17.7 in
5 Luke Murdoch BC new westminster secondary school 2024 2B 16.5 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 Dylan Bird BC Lord Tweedsmuir 2027 SS 15.0
2 Everett Bertsch BC Riverside 2025 RHP 12.8
3 Brady Pickering BC Yale 2026 RHP 12.5
4 Daniel Dykema BC Argyle Secondary School 2025 RHP 12.0
5 Jonathan Juan BC Moscrop Secondary 2026 RHP 10.3

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 Jonathan Juan BC Moscrop Secondary 2026 RHP 83 %
2 Bode Lynch BC Thomas Haney Secondary 2027 C 75 %
3 Tate Ottahal BC New Westminster Secondary 2025 RHP 71 %
4 Daniel Dykema BC Argyle Secondary School 2025 RHP 66 %
5 Aldrich Lin BC McMath 2026 RHP 60 %

CURVEBALL

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Nathan Baerg BC Yale Senior High School 2025 RHP 2284 rpm
2 Bode Lynch BC Thomas Haney Secondary 2027 C 2230 rpm
3 Dylan De Meyer BC Abbotsford Christian 2026 RHP 1746 rpm
4 Dylan Bird BC Lord Tweedsmuir 2027 SS 1744 rpm
5 Jonathan Juan BC Moscrop Secondary 2026 RHP 1454 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Nathan Baerg BC Yale Senior High School 2025 RHP -14.2 in
2 Dylan Bird BC Lord Tweedsmuir 2027 SS -12.2 in
3 Jonathan Juan BC Moscrop Secondary 2026 RHP 6.0 in
4 Bode Lynch BC Thomas Haney Secondary 2027 C -5.1 in
5 Dylan De Meyer BC Abbotsford Christian 2026 RHP -3.2 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Dylan Bird BC Lord Tweedsmuir 2027 SS -17.6
2 Nathan Baerg BC Yale Senior High School 2025 RHP -16.2
3 Aldrich Lin BC McMath 2026 RHP -13.9
4 Dylan De Meyer BC Abbotsford Christian 2026 RHP -12.1
5 Jonathan Juan BC Moscrop Secondary 2026 RHP -11.6

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Jonathan Juan BC Moscrop Secondary 2026 RHP 80 %
2 Bode Lynch BC Thomas Haney Secondary 2027 C 60 %
3 Dylan De Meyer BC Abbotsford Christian 2026 RHP 50 %
^ Aldrich Lin BC McMath 2026 RHP 50 %

SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jake Fehr BC Sands 2025 RHP 2384
2 Everett Bertsch BC Riverside 2025 RHP 2350
3 Daniel Dykema BC Argyle Secondary School 2025 RHP 2316
4 Brady Pickering BC Yale 2026 RHP 1914
5 Aleron Currie BC Windsor Secondary 2025 3B 1909

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Jake Fehr BC Sands 2025 RHP -10.7 in
2 Daniel Dykema BC Argyle Secondary School 2025 RHP -9.9 in
3 Aleron Currie BC Windsor Secondary 2025 3B 8.7 in
4 Everett Bertsch BC Riverside 2025 RHP -5.3 in
5 Brady Pickering BC Yale 2026 RHP -3.2 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jake Fehr BC Sands 2025 RHP -20.7
2 Daniel Dykema BC Argyle Secondary School 2025 RHP -14.7
3 Everett Bertsch BC Riverside 2025 RHP -14.4
4 Aleron Currie BC Windsor Secondary 2025 3B -14.4
5 Aldrich Lin BC McMath 2026 RHP -9.6

STRIKE ZONE %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Aleron Currie BC Windsor Secondary 2025 3B 100 %
2 Jake Fehr BC Sands 2025 RHP 60 %

CHANGEUP

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Dylan Bird BC Lord Tweedsmuir 2027 SS 18.0
2 Jake Fehr BC Sands 2025 RHP 17.6
^ Everett Bertsch BC Riverside 2025 RHP 17.6
3 Brady Pickering BC Yale 2026 RHP 16.4
4 Bode Lynch BC Thomas Haney Secondary 2027 C 14.1
5 Nathan Baerg BC Yale Senior High School 2025 RHP 10.9

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Dylan De Meyer BC Abbotsford Christian 2026 RHP 50 %
^ Bode Lynch BC Thomas Haney Secondary 2027 C 50 %
^ Dylan Bird BC Lord Tweedsmuir 2027 SS 50 %

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2024 Canadian College & University Showcase (British Columbia) BC 03/02 McLeod Athletic Park
2024 18U Best of the West BC 05/01 Norbrock Stadium (Kamloops, BC)
2024 15U Best of the West BC 05/01 Norbrock Stadium (Kamloops, BC)
2024 Island Future Games Trials BC 05/22 Royal Athletic Park
2024 BC Future Games Trials BC 05/23 Delair Park Field
2024 Whalley Summer Open BC 08/17 Whalley Athletic Park

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