Prep Baseball Report

Pueblo Fall ID: Pitching Data Dive


Cam Black-Araujo
Colorado Operations

On October 29th, the PBR Colorado staff hosted it's first open event of the fall with the Pueblo Fall ID at Colorado State University in Pueblo, Colorado. This event featured 14 prospects from the 2024 - 2027 classes and allowed our staff an opportunity to get an in-depth look at the players in attendance.

Earlier this week, we broke down the top measurable data performers from the event with our Statistical Analysis. 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 Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP 85.3 mph
2 Mason Reilly CO Denver Christian 2025 3B 82.6 mph
3 Scott Thompson CO University 2024 OF 82.1 mph
4 Jack Knapp CO Skyline High School 2025 RHP 80.1 mph
5 Brayden Walters CO Canon City 2024 1B 80.0 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 Scott Thompson CO University 2024 OF 2391 rpm
2 Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP 2205 rpm
3 Jack Knapp CO Skyline High School 2025 RHP 2179 rpm
4 Brayden Walters CO Canon City 2024 1B 2041 rpm
5 Mason Reilly CO Denver Christian 2025 3B 1839 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 Scott Thompson CO University 2024 OF 14.5 in
2 Camron Montoya CO Pueblo South 2026 RHP 13.8 in
3 Mason Reilly CO Denver Christian 2025 3B 11.8 in
4 Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP 10.7 in
5 Jack Knapp CO Skyline High School 2025 RHP 10.6 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 Camron Montoya CO Pueblo South 2026 RHP 8.7
2 Scott Thompson CO University 2024 OF 8.1
3 Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP 7.9
4 Mason Reilly CO Denver Christian 2025 3B 7.3
5 Jack Knapp CO Skyline High School 2025 RHP 4.6

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 Jack Knapp CO Skyline High School 2025 RHP 2539 rpm
2 Brayden Walters CO Canon City 2024 1B 2507 rpm
3 Scott Thompson CO University 2024 OF 2291 rpm
4 Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP 2284 rpm
5 Camron Montoya CO Pueblo South 2026 RHP 1883 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Scott Thompson CO University 2024 OF -7.1 in
2 Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP -3.6 in
3 Camron Montoya CO Pueblo South 2026 RHP 2.7 in
4 Brayden Walters CO Canon City 2024 1B -1.7 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Camron Montoya CO Pueblo South 2026 RHP -9.1
2 Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP -8.3
3 Brayden Walters CO Canon City 2024 1B -5.6
4 Scott Thompson CO University 2024 OF -2.4

STRIKE ZONE %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Mason Reilly CO Denver Christian 2025 3B 100 %
2 Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP 50 %
^ Jack Knapp CO Skyline High School 2025 RHP 50 %

SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jack Knapp CO Skyline High School 2025 RHP 2555
2 Brayden Walters CO Canon City 2024 1B 2539
3 Mason Reilly CO Denver Christian 2025 3B 1781

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Jack Knapp CO Skyline High School 2025 RHP -14.1 in
2 Mason Reilly CO Denver Christian 2025 3B -2.6 in
3 Brayden Walters CO Canon City 2024 1B -1.6 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jack Knapp CO Skyline High School 2025 RHP -15.5
2 Mason Reilly CO Denver Christian 2025 3B -12.7
3 Brayden Walters CO Canon City 2024 1B -7.6

CHANGEUP

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP 10.3
2 Scott Thompson CO University 2024 OF 8.2
3 Camron Montoya CO Pueblo South 2026 RHP 7.2
4 Brayden Walters CO Canon City 2024 1B 4.9
5 Mason Reilly CO Denver Christian 2025 3B -3.9

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Colorado Fall ID CO 11/12 The Farm Sports

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