Prep Baseball Report

Reno Top Prospect Games: Pitching Data Dive


Cam Black-Araujo
Nevada Operations

On Wednesday, June 12th, the Prep Baseball Nevada staff hosted it's second of two annual Top Prospect Games with the Reno Top Prospect Games hosted at Bishop Manogue High School in Reno, Nevada. This event was an Invite-Only event that featured some of the top 2025 - 2028 prospects in Northern Nevada for a pro-style workout, as well as gameplay. We had roughly 35 players on-hand and the workout + game action allowed our staff an opportunity to get an in-depth look and analysis of the players in attendance.

Yesterday we began our post-event coverage within our Statistical Analysis article. 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 Troy Riley NV Reno High School 2027 RHP 90.2 mph
2 James Kelsey NV Churchill County High School 2025 LHP 87.1 mph
3 Wade Huntsman NV BISHOP MANOGUE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2026 RHP 85.9 mph
4 Duncan DeLange NV Douglas High School 2025 RHP 85.5 mph
5 Jaxen McAdara NV ROBERT MCQUEEN HIGH SCHOOL 2025 LHP 84.7 mph
6 Brooks Porter NV Robert McQueen 2026 OF 83.8 mph
7 Darel Dalen NV Reno 2025 LHP 83.1 mph
8 Braden Jones NV Reno 2027 SS 82.9 mph
9 Traeyus Choi NV BISHOP MANOGUE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2025 3B 82.7 mph
10 Kellen McCaffrey NV Spanish Springs High School 2025 RHP 81.8 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 James Kelsey NV Churchill County High School 2025 LHP 2228 rpm
2 Jaxen McAdara NV ROBERT MCQUEEN HIGH SCHOOL 2025 LHP 2216 rpm
3 Braden Jones NV Reno 2027 SS 2210 rpm
4 Kellen McCaffrey NV Spanish Springs High School 2025 RHP 2172 rpm
5 Traeyus Choi NV BISHOP MANOGUE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2025 3B 2143 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 Caden Birch NV North Valleys HS 2025 SS 15.9 in
2 Cole Schaffer NV Spanish Springs High School 2026 SS 14.7 in
3 Memphis Venis NV Galena 2026 RHP 14.0 in
4 Brooks Porter NV Robert McQueen 2026 OF 14.0 in
5 Troy Riley NV Reno High School 2027 RHP 13.3 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 James Kelsey NV Churchill County High School 2025 LHP -14.1
2 Shiloh Wilson NV Galena High School 2025 OF -12.4
3 Darel Dalen NV Reno 2025 LHP -10.5
4 Wade Huntsman NV BISHOP MANOGUE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2026 RHP 9.4
5 Traeyus Choi NV BISHOP MANOGUE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2025 3B 9.0

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 Memphis Venis NV Galena 2026 RHP 75 %
2 James Kelsey NV Churchill County High School 2025 LHP 73 %
3 Nathan Cordell NV Galena High School 2027 3B 64 %
4 Wade Huntsman NV BISHOP MANOGUE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2026 RHP 58 %
5 Darel Dalen NV Reno 2025 LHP 57 %

CURVEBALL

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Kellen McCaffrey NV Spanish Springs High School 2025 RHP 2340 rpm
2 Braden Jones NV Reno 2027 SS 2188 rpm
3 Duncan DeLange NV Douglas High School 2025 RHP 2135 rpm
4 James Kelsey NV Churchill County High School 2025 LHP 2012 rpm
5 Jaxen McAdara NV ROBERT MCQUEEN HIGH SCHOOL 2025 LHP 1930 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Troy Riley NV Reno High School 2027 RHP 8.3 in
2 Duncan DeLange NV Douglas High School 2025 RHP -7.9 in
3 Kellen McCaffrey NV Spanish Springs High School 2025 RHP -7.3 in
4 Caden Birch NV North Valleys HS 2025 SS -7.2 in
5 Wade Huntsman NV BISHOP MANOGUE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2026 RHP -6.6 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 James Kelsey NV Churchill County High School 2025 LHP 12.7
2 Jaxen McAdara NV ROBERT MCQUEEN HIGH SCHOOL 2025 LHP 9.7
3 Duncan DeLange NV Douglas High School 2025 RHP -7.9
4 Kellen McCaffrey NV Spanish Springs High School 2025 RHP -7.8
5 Caden Birch NV North Valleys HS 2025 SS -6.1

STRIKE ZONE %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Cole Schaffer NV Spanish Springs High School 2026 SS 100 %
2 Wade Huntsman NV BISHOP MANOGUE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2026 RHP 87 %
3 Duncan DeLange NV Douglas High School 2025 RHP 55 %

SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Kellen McCaffrey NV Spanish Springs High School 2025 RHP 2260
2 Shiloh Wilson NV Galena High School 2025 OF 2155
3 Nathan Cordell NV Galena High School 2027 3B 1889
4 Traeyus Choi NV BISHOP MANOGUE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2025 3B 1834
5 Wade Huntsman NV BISHOP MANOGUE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2026 RHP 1674

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Memphis Venis NV Galena 2026 RHP 4.5 in
2 Kellen McCaffrey NV Spanish Springs High School 2025 RHP -4.0 in
3 Nathan Cordell NV Galena High School 2027 3B 3.8 in
4 Wade Huntsman NV BISHOP MANOGUE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2026 RHP -3.1 in
5 Jaxen McAdara NV ROBERT MCQUEEN HIGH SCHOOL 2025 LHP 1.4 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Nathan Cordell NV Galena High School 2027 3B -9.1
2 Traeyus Choi NV BISHOP MANOGUE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2025 3B -9.0
3 Jaxen McAdara NV ROBERT MCQUEEN HIGH SCHOOL 2025 LHP 6.4
4 Kellen McCaffrey NV Spanish Springs High School 2025 RHP -5.9
5 Wade Huntsman NV BISHOP MANOGUE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2026 RHP -4.1

STRIKE ZONE %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Wade Huntsman NV BISHOP MANOGUE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2026 RHP 100 %
2 Memphis Venis NV Galena 2026 RHP 50 %

CHANGEUP

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Cole Schaffer NV Spanish Springs High School 2026 SS 13.1
2 Braden Jones NV Reno 2027 SS 11.2
3 Darel Dalen NV Reno 2025 LHP -6.4
4 Caden Birch NV North Valleys HS 2025 SS 5.4
5 Brooks Porter NV Robert McQueen 2026 OF -4.4

STRIKE ZONE %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Cole Schaffer NV Spanish Springs High School 2026 SS 100 %
^ Braden Jones NV Reno 2027 SS 100 %
^ Brooks Porter NV Robert McQueen 2026 OF 100 %

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Future Games (Class of 2026/27) NATIONAL 07/24 LakePoint Sports
Junior Future Games (Class of 2028/29) NATIONAL 07/24 LakePoint Sports
Senior Future Games (Class of 2025) NATIONAL 07/24 LakePoint Sports

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