Prep Baseball Report

2023 Junior State Games: Data Dive, Pitchers


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The 2023 Junior State Games took place October 14-15 at Holman Stadium in Vero Beach, FL. The event featured players from the 2025 class participating in a pro-style workout and three games over the two day span in front of the PBR Florida Scouting Staff.

Inside today’s Pitching Data Dive we will highlight the players with top metrics per Trackman. 

Monday, we broke down the stat leaders from the more traditional categories in our Statistical Analysis. Today, we will take an even closer look at the pitchers in attendance with the help of our tech partners, broken down by the categories and leaderboards below.

FASTBALL

MAX VELOCITY (MPH)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Emmanuel Lantigua FL St. John Paul II 2025 SS 92.7 mph
2 Jeremiah Stewart FL TNXL Academy 2025 RHP 89.7 mph
3 Lucas Cinnante FL Tampa Catholic 2025 RHP 89.4 mph
4 Mason Hudson FL Academy at the Lakes 2025 RHP 87.9 mph
5 Joey Duprey FL Rockledge 2025 RHP 87.7 mph

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Emmanuel Lantigua FL St. John Paul II 2025 SS 2469 rpm
2 Mason Hudson FL Academy at the Lakes 2025 RHP 2383 rpm
3 Joey Duprey FL Rockledge 2025 RHP 2298 rpm
4 Jake Owen FL Tampa Catholic 2025 OF 2297 rpm
5 Matthew Porta FL Carrollwood Day School 2025 RHP 2231 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.

SPIN EFFICIENCY% (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Efficiency % (avg)
1 Dominick Patruno FL Englewood 2025 RHP 94 %
2 Joey Duprey FL Rockledge 2025 RHP 93 %
3 Lucas Cinnante FL Tampa Catholic 2025 RHP 93 %
4 Darian Collins FL Calvary Christian 2025 SS 93 %
5 Brennan Confreda FL Viera 2025 LHP 93 %

Spin Efficiency: This metric is the percentage of the raw spin rate that directly impacts pitch movement; so while raw spin is measured by revolutions per minute (rpm), spin efficiency is the ratio of true spin divided by raw spin. It’s important to understand that more is not always better when it comes to spin efficiency. The optimal spin efficiency on a pitch depends on the pitch type and should be understood in the context of a pitcher’s entire arsenal. Regarding the true four-seam fastball, a spin efficiency close to 100 percent is preferable, indicating that nearly all the backspin generated on the ball as it leaves the pitcher’s hand is contributing to the “riding” action the pitch has as it enters and exits the strike zone, making it especially effective in the upper third of the strike zone.

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Brennan Confreda FL Viera 2025 LHP 19.2 in
2 Drew Dunlop FL Tampa Catholic 2025 LHP 18.9 in
3 Devin Grider FL Leto 2025 C 18.8 in
4 Rhys Klein FL Braden River 2025 LHP 18.6 in
5 Joey Duprey FL Rockledge 2025 RHP 18.6 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 Wyatt Dion FL Sunlake 2025 LHP -18.1
2 Nicholas Curbelo FL Braden River 2025 OF 15.0
3 Brennan Confreda FL Viera 2025 LHP -14.1
4 Rhys Klein FL Braden River 2025 LHP -13.0
5 Drew Dunlop FL Tampa Catholic 2025 LHP -12.5

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 Joey Duprey FL Rockledge 2025 RHP 2720 rpm
2 Rhys Klein FL Braden River 2025 LHP 2276 rpm
3 Caden Jensen FL Viera 2025 RHP 2255 rpm
4 Xavier Domenech FL Archbishop McCarthy 2025 LHP 2145 rpm
5 Nicholas Riedel FL Carrollwood Day 2025 RHP 2092 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Joey Duprey FL Rockledge 2025 RHP -10.8 in
2 Taggert Cameron FL John Carroll Catholic 2025 SS -9.9 in
3 Darian Collins FL Calvary Christian 2025 SS -8.9 in
4 Nicholas Riedel FL Carrollwood Day 2025 RHP -7.6 in
5 Angelito Ruguian FL Coral Springs 2025 RHP -5.9 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Caden Jensen FL Viera 2025 RHP -15.5
2 Christian Zediker FL Mosley 2025 RHP -13.1
3 Darian Collins FL Calvary Christian 2025 SS -13.1

 
SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Joey Duprey FL Rockledge 2025 RHP 2698
2 Emmanuel Lantigua FL St. John Paul II 2025 SS 2512
3 Andrew Farriss FL Cypress Creek 2025 SS 2471
4 Jake Owen FL Tampa Catholic 2025 OF 2396
5 Drew Williams FL Creekside 2025 RHP 2357

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Jeremiah Stewart FL TNXL Academy 2025 RHP -8.7 in
2 Wyatt West FL Dunnellon 2025 SS 6.6 in
3 Nicholas Oliveira FL Fletcher 2025 RHP -6.3 in
4 Landen Boever FL Steinbrenner 2025 3B -6.2 in
5 Lucas Cinnante FL Tampa Catholic 2025 RHP 4.5 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Cam Medina FL A3 Academy 2025 SS -17.7
2 Lucas Cinnante FL Tampa Catholic 2025 RHP -15.3
3 Jeremiah Stewart FL TNXL Academy 2025 RHP -15.2
4 Brayden Temperton FL Northside Christian 2025 1B -13.5
5 Andrew Farriss FL Cypress Creek 2025 SS -12.4

 
CHANGEUP

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jake Owen FL Tampa Catholic 2025 OF 2188 rpm
2 Joey Duprey FL Rockledge 2025 RHP 2137 rpm
3 Wyatt Dion FL Sunlake 2025 LHP 2065 rpm
4 Drew Williams FL Creekside 2025 RHP 2057 rpm
5 Matthew Porta FL Carrollwood Day School 2025 RHP 1953 rpm

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jake Owen FL Tampa Catholic 2025 OF 17.4
2 Wyatt Dion FL Sunlake 2025 LHP -16.9
3 Jeremiah Stewart FL TNXL Academy 2025 RHP 13.7
4 Lucas Cinnante FL Tampa Catholic 2025 RHP 13.3
5 Nicholas Oliveira FL Fletcher 2025 RHP 13.0

+ CLICK HERE for a look at the complete statistics from the event.

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