Prep Baseball Report

Northern Colorado Preseason ID: Pitching Data Dive


Caleb Dameron
PBR Colorado Staff

On Sunday, February 4th, the Prep Baseball Colorado staff hosted it's first preseason ID event of the year with the Northern Colorado Preseason ID at The Sports Stable in Boulder, Colorado. This event featured 41 prospects from the 2024 - 2028 classes and allowed our staff an opportunity to get an in-depth look at the players in attendance.

Today we'll continue our deep dive into the data collected at this event within this Pitching Statistics story. Over the next couple of days we’ll be diving deeper into all of the data we collected rolling out even more coverage from the event.

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 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS 87.2 mph
2 Sam Hoyt WY Laramie 2025 RHP 84.3 mph
3 Hudson Klaas CO Loveland 2024 RHP 82.3 mph
4 Gage Viken CO University 2026 LHP 81.2 mph
5 Teagan Reininger CO Brighton 2028 RHP 80.2 mph
6 Beckett Bacon CO Chaparral 2026 LHP 78.2 mph
7 Joseph Kessel CO Ralston Valley 2025 C 77.8 mph
8 Max Webb CO Monarch 2025 RHP 77.7 mph
9 Nolan Gaccetta CO Silver Creek 2026 RHP 75.9 mph
10 Zander Belland CO Monarch 2025 OF 75.2 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 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS 2318 rpm
2 Sam Hoyt WY Laramie 2025 RHP 2224 rpm
3 Teagan Reininger CO Brighton 2028 RHP 2126 rpm
4 Max Webb CO Monarch 2025 RHP 2030 rpm
5 Beckett Bacon CO Chaparral 2026 LHP 2027 rpm
6 Joseph Kessel CO Ralston Valley 2025 C 1955 rpm
7 Kyvon Ferrin CO Broomfield 2026 1B 1872 rpm
8 Gage Viken CO University 2026 LHP 1864 rpm
9 Nolan Gaccetta CO Silver Creek 2026 RHP 1793 rpm
10 Hudson Klaas CO Loveland 2024 RHP 1774 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 Teagan Reininger CO Brighton 2028 RHP 17.7 in
2 Gage Viken CO University 2026 LHP 16.4 in
3 Kyvon Ferrin CO Broomfield 2026 1B 15.6 in
4 Hudson Klaas CO Loveland 2024 RHP 15.6 in
5 Joseph Kessel CO Ralston Valley 2025 C 14.4 in
6 Joshua Longenecker CO Silver Creek 2024 LHP 14.0 in
7 Marc Garcia CO Standley Lake 2027 2B 13.2 in
8 Max Webb CO Monarch 2025 RHP 13.1 in
9 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS 11.8 in
10 Kingston Hanson CO Green Mountain 2026 LHP 11.8 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 Beckett Bacon CO Chaparral 2026 LHP -13.6
2 Aaron Barnes CO Brighton 2028 3B 13.5
3 Bradley Petrie CO Fossil Ridge 2024 2B 12.4
4 Teagan Reininger CO Brighton 2028 RHP 12.3
5 Marc Garcia CO Standley Lake 2027 2B 11.9
6 Sam Hoyt WY Laramie 2025 RHP 10.2
7 Nolan Gaccetta CO Silver Creek 2026 RHP 9.4
8 Cooper Julien CO Ralston Valley 2027 OF 6.5
9 Joseph Kessel CO Ralston Valley 2025 C 5.3
10 Hudson Klaas CO Loveland 2024 RHP 4.3

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.”

CURVEBALL

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS 2577 rpm
2 Kyvon Ferrin CO Broomfield 2026 1B 2189 rpm
3 Eli Murphy CO Rocky Mountain 2027 SS 1998 rpm
4 Cooper Julien CO Ralston Valley 2027 OF 1950 rpm
5 Gage Viken CO University 2026 LHP 1944 rpm
6 Max Webb CO Monarch 2025 RHP 1865 rpm
7 Cruz Castillo CO Ralston Valley 2027 RHP 1851 rpm
8 Hudson Klaas CO Loveland 2024 RHP 1833 rpm
9 Teagan Reininger CO Brighton 2028 RHP 1805 rpm
10 Joshua Longenecker CO Silver Creek 2024 LHP 1596 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS -12.9 in
2 Zander Belland CO Monarch 2025 OF -7.4 in
3 Max Webb CO Monarch 2025 RHP -6.6 in
4 Aaron Barnes CO Brighton 2028 3B 6.3 in
5 Cooper Julien CO Ralston Valley 2027 OF -4.7 in
6 Kyvon Ferrin CO Broomfield 2026 1B -4.1 in
7 Gage Viken CO University 2026 LHP -3.4 in
8 Hudson Klaas CO Loveland 2024 RHP -1.0 in
9 Kingston Hanson CO Green Mountain 2026 LHP 1.0 in
10 Joshua Longenecker CO Silver Creek 2024 LHP -0.8 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Cruz Castillo CO Ralston Valley 2027 RHP -11.5
2 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS -11.3
3 Gage Viken CO University 2026 LHP 9.2
4 Kyvon Ferrin CO Broomfield 2026 1B -7.8
5 Teagan Reininger CO Brighton 2028 RHP -4.5
6 Cooper Julien CO Ralston Valley 2027 OF -4.0
7 Max Webb CO Monarch 2025 RHP -3.1
8 Aaron Barnes CO Brighton 2028 3B -2.2
9 Zander Belland CO Monarch 2025 OF -1.9
10 Kingston Hanson CO Green Mountain 2026 LHP 1.4

STRIKE ZONE %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Eli Murphy CO Rocky Mountain 2027 SS 100 %
^ Teagan Reininger CO Brighton 2028 RHP 100 %
^ Cruz Castillo CO Ralston Valley 2027 RHP 100 %
2 Cooper Julien CO Ralston Valley 2027 OF 75 %
3 Kingston Hanson CO Green Mountain 2026 LHP 66 %
^ Gage Viken CO University 2026 LHP 66 %
4 Kyvon Ferrin CO Broomfield 2026 1B 50 %
^ Aaron Barnes CO Brighton 2028 3B 50 %
^ Zander Belland CO Monarch 2025 OF 50 %
^ Max Webb CO Monarch 2025 RHP 50 %
5 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS 33 %
^ Joshua Longenecker CO Silver Creek 2024 LHP 33 %

SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS 2587
2 Sam Hoyt WY Laramie 2025 RHP 2447
3 Joseph Kessel CO Ralston Valley 2025 C 2191
4 Kyvon Ferrin CO Broomfield 2026 1B 2042
5 Eli Murphy CO Rocky Mountain 2027 SS 1988
6 Marc Garcia CO Standley Lake 2027 2B 1944
7 Gage Viken CO University 2026 LHP 1915
8 Teagan Reininger CO Brighton 2028 RHP 1889
9 Nolan Gaccetta CO Silver Creek 2026 RHP 1862
10 Bradley Petrie CO Fossil Ridge 2024 2B 1744

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Eli Murphy CO Rocky Mountain 2027 SS 6.6 in
2 Marc Garcia CO Standley Lake 2027 2B 5.9 in
3 Sam Hoyt WY Laramie 2025 RHP -5.0 in
4 Bradley Petrie CO Fossil Ridge 2024 2B 3.8 in
5 Teagan Reininger CO Brighton 2028 RHP -3.2 in
6 Joseph Kessel CO Ralston Valley 2025 C -3.1 in
7 Kyvon Ferrin CO Broomfield 2026 1B 2.3 in
8 Nolan Gaccetta CO Silver Creek 2026 RHP 1.7 in
9 Joshua Longenecker CO Silver Creek 2024 LHP -0.8 in
10 Beckett Bacon CO Chaparral 2026 LHP 0.6 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS -12.7
2 Sam Hoyt WY Laramie 2025 RHP -10.8
3 Gage Viken CO University 2026 LHP 7.9
4 Kyvon Ferrin CO Broomfield 2026 1B -7.5
5 Joseph Kessel CO Ralston Valley 2025 C -7.2
6 Eli Murphy CO Rocky Mountain 2027 SS -7.1
7 Beckett Bacon CO Chaparral 2026 LHP 4.7
8 Teagan Reininger CO Brighton 2028 RHP -4.6
9 Nolan Gaccetta CO Silver Creek 2026 RHP -3.4
10 Marc Garcia CO Standley Lake 2027 2B -0.8

CHANGEUP

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Sam Hoyt WY Laramie 2025 RHP 11.7
2 Teagan Reininger CO Brighton 2028 RHP 8.2
3 Hudson Klaas CO Loveland 2024 RHP 7.0
4 Zander Belland CO Monarch 2025 OF 5.9
5 Bradley Petrie CO Fossil Ridge 2024 2B 5.4
6 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS 4.8
7 Cruz Castillo CO Ralston Valley 2027 RHP 3.9
8 Cooper Julien CO Ralston Valley 2027 OF 2.6
9 Eli Murphy CO Rocky Mountain 2027 SS 2.5
10 Gage Viken CO University 2026 LHP 2.2

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Northern Colorado Preseason ID CO 02/04 The Sports Stable - Boulder, CO
Colorado Springs Preseason ID CO 02/11 The Farm Sports
Denver Preseason ID CO 02/18 Marucci Clubhouse

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