Prep Baseball Report

Boise Preseason ID: Pitching Data Dive


Cam Black-Araujo
Idaho Operations

On Sunday, February 11th, the Prep Baseball Idaho staff hosted it's second of two Preseason ID's on the weekend with the Boise Preseason ID hosted at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. This event featured 30+ players from the Boise area in the 2024 - 2028 classes and allowed our staff an opportunity to get an in-depth look and analysis of the players in attendance.

Earlier this week we began our post-event coverage within our Quick Hits and Statistical Analysis articles. 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 Dillon Fine ID Homedale 2024 3B 89.3 mph
2 Ian Lenius ID Middleton 2025 LHP 87.2 mph
3 Cade Burnham ID MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2025 SS 85.6 mph
4 Ryder Scheibe ID Emmett 2025 RHP 83.1 mph
5 David Goicoa ID GRANGEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 2025 C 82.8 mph
6 Sam Lindsley ID Grangeville 2024 RHP 82.7 mph
7 Ozzie Scherer ID Wood River 2025 RHP 82.0 mph
8 Beau Ramsey ID Middleton 2025 RHP 81.8 mph
9 Justin Wunsch ID MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 81.3 mph
10 Payton Fine ID Homedale 2024 RHP 79.2 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 Ryder Scheibe ID Emmett 2025 RHP 2323 rpm
2 Ian Lenius ID Middleton 2025 LHP 2286 rpm
3 Dillon Fine ID Homedale 2024 3B 2222 rpm
4 Cade Burnham ID MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2025 SS 2178 rpm
5 Sam Lindsley ID Grangeville 2024 RHP 2095 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 Ian Lenius ID Middleton 2025 LHP 21.0 in
2 Justin Wunsch ID MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 19.7 in
3 Caiden McPherson ID MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL 2027 3B 18.6 in
4 Christian Waitley ID CANYON RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 2026 SS 18.3 in
5 Ozzie Scherer ID Wood River 2025 RHP 17.4 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 Ian Lenius ID Middleton 2025 LHP -11.7
2 Kennan Huettig ID CANYON RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 11.3
3 David Goicoa ID GRANGEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 2025 C 9.8
4 Ozzie Scherer ID Wood River 2025 RHP 9.2
5 Ryder Scheibe ID Emmett 2025 RHP 7.3

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 Christian Zannitto ID Owyhee 2027 SS 100 %
2 Ian Lenius ID Middleton 2025 LHP 80 %
^ Christian Waitley ID CANYON RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 2026 SS 80 %
3 Sam Lindsley ID Grangeville 2024 RHP 60 %
4 Ryder Scheibe ID Emmett 2025 RHP 57 %

CURVEBALL

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Ozzie Scherer ID Wood River 2025 RHP 2486 rpm
2 Dillon Fine ID Homedale 2024 3B 2055 rpm
3 Caiden McPherson ID MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL 2027 3B 1990 rpm
4 David Goicoa ID GRANGEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 2025 C 1936 rpm
5 Christian Waitley ID CANYON RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 2026 SS 1867 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Caiden McPherson ID MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL 2027 3B -15.4 in
2 David Goicoa ID GRANGEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 2025 C -13.1 in
3 Ozzie Scherer ID Wood River 2025 RHP -12.4 in
4 Christian Zannitto ID Owyhee 2027 SS -12.3 in
5 Dillon Fine ID Homedale 2024 3B -12.1 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Ozzie Scherer ID Wood River 2025 RHP -18.5
2 David Goicoa ID GRANGEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 2025 C -17.8
3 Dillon Fine ID Homedale 2024 3B -16.9
4 TeJay Holstine ID Twin Falls 2024 RHP -14.8
5 Sam Lindsley ID Grangeville 2024 RHP -11.3

STRIKE ZONE %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Christian Zannitto ID Owyhee 2027 SS 100 %
2 Ozzie Scherer ID Wood River 2025 RHP 80 %
3 Dillon Fine ID Homedale 2024 3B 75 %
4 Kennan Huettig ID CANYON RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 66 %
5 Christian Waitley ID CANYON RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 2026 SS 50 %

SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Ian Lenius ID Middleton 2025 LHP 2374
2 David Goicoa ID GRANGEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 2025 C 2288
3 Cade Burnham ID MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2025 SS 2129
4 Dillon Fine ID Homedale 2024 3B 2090
5 Ryder Scheibe ID Emmett 2025 RHP 2067

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 David Goicoa ID GRANGEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 2025 C -12.7 in
2 Ryder Scheibe ID Emmett 2025 RHP -10.0 in
3 Cade Burnham ID MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2025 SS -7.7 in
4 Sam Lindsley ID Grangeville 2024 RHP 7.6 in
5 Christian Zannitto ID Owyhee 2027 SS -6.1 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 David Goicoa ID GRANGEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 2025 C -18.5
2 Dillon Fine ID Homedale 2024 3B -16.7
3 Cade Burnham ID MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2025 SS -10.6
4 Payton Fine ID Homedale 2024 RHP -7.6
5 Ryder Scheibe ID Emmett 2025 RHP -7.5

STRIKE ZONE %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Ian Lenius ID Middleton 2025 LHP 66 %
^ Payton Fine ID Homedale 2024 RHP 66 %
2 Sam Lindsley ID Grangeville 2024 RHP 50 %
^ Dillon Fine ID Homedale 2024 3B 50 %
^ Christian Zannitto ID Owyhee 2027 SS 50 %

CHANGEUP

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Christian Aragon ID Middleton 2025 RHP 16.0
2 Cade Burnham ID MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2025 SS 14.8
3 Beau Ramsey ID Middleton 2025 RHP 13.6
4 Kennan Huettig ID CANYON RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 13.2
5 Ian Lenius ID Middleton 2025 LHP -11.3

STRIKE ZONE %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 TeJay Holstine ID Twin Falls 2024 RHP 80 %
2 Payton Fine ID Homedale 2024 RHP 60 %
3 Ryder Scheibe ID Emmett 2025 RHP 50 %
^ Christian Waitley ID CANYON RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 2026 SS 50 %

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Idaho Rising Stars ID ID 05/05 Middleton High School

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