Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All-State: Pitching Data Dive (Upperclass)


Cam Black-Araujo
Utah Operations

On Saturday, February 24th, the Prep Baseball Utah staff hosted the annual Invite-Only Utah Preseason All-State at Pine View High School in St. George, Utah. This event featured over 100 prospects from the 2024 - 2028 classes and allowed our staff an opportunity to get an in-depth look at the players in attendance ahead of the high school season, as well as collect updated metrics and data on each player utilizing our series of tech partners.

This event has become a staple in Prep Baseball Utah's calendar and continues to feature some of the top upperclass prospects, both committed and uncommitted, as well as a large crop of high-end underclassmen who will be on the scene for years to come. The Utah Preseason All-State allows our staff to identify players early on in the year who deserve invites to some of our National/Regional Events such as the Future Games, Senior Future Games, Junior Future Games, West Coast ProCase and West Coast Games.

Earlier this week, we broke down the top measurable data performers from the event with our Upperclass Statistical Analysis. Now, we will take a further in-depth look at the upperclassmen with the top pitchers, along 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 Dylan Singleton UT Mountain Ridge High 2025 LHP 90.9 mph
2 Ethan Iacono UT Mountain Ridge High 2025 RHP 90.5 mph
3 Jaxson Reiser UT Mountain Ridge 2024 RHP 90.2 mph
4 Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP 90.0 mph
5 Blake Sweat UT Wasatch 2025 RHP 86.8 mph
6 Delton Cramer UT Bingham 2025 RHP 86.8 mph
7 Luke Christensen UT Lone Peak 2025 OF 86.7 mph
8 Justin Michaelis UT Park City 2025 1B 86.2 mph
9 Van Haynie UT Pleasant Grove 2025 RHP 85.2 mph
10 Jakob DeVries UT Park City 2025 C 85.0 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 Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP 2384 rpm
2 Blake Sweat UT Wasatch 2025 RHP 2361 rpm
3 Dylan Singleton UT Mountain Ridge High 2025 LHP 2358 rpm
4 Crew Christensen UT Desert Hills 2025 RHP 2333 rpm
5 Delton Cramer UT Bingham 2025 RHP 2325 rpm
6 Luke Christensen UT Lone Peak 2025 OF 2323 rpm
7 Ethan Iacono UT Mountain Ridge High 2025 RHP 2279 rpm
8 Van Haynie UT Pleasant Grove 2025 RHP 2212 rpm
9 Kayson Bailey UT Manti 2024 LHP 2188 rpm
10 Ashtyn Tate UT Springville High 2024 LHP 2103 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 Blake Sweat UT Wasatch 2025 RHP 19.4 in
2 Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP 18.2 in
3 Luke Christensen UT Lone Peak 2025 OF 17.2 in
4 Kayson Bailey UT Manti 2024 LHP 15.8 in
5 Ethan Iacono UT Mountain Ridge High 2025 RHP 15.8 in
6 Justin Michaelis UT Park City 2025 1B 15.6 in
7 Dewy Gibb UT Snow Canyon 2025 1B 14.8 in
8 Talon Cloward UT Salem Hills 2025 SS 13.9 in
9 Delton Cramer UT Bingham 2025 RHP 13.7 in
10 Grayson Riding UT Mountain Ridge 2025 RHP 12.8 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 Jaxson Reiser UT Mountain Ridge 2024 RHP 18.5
2 Van Haynie UT Pleasant Grove 2025 RHP 17.2
3 Jakob DeVries UT Park City 2025 C 16.3
4 Dylan Singleton UT Mountain Ridge High 2025 LHP -14.5
5 Talon Cloward UT Salem Hills 2025 SS 14.4
6 Dewy Gibb UT Snow Canyon 2025 1B 13.9
7 Delton Cramer UT Bingham 2025 RHP 13.3
8 Blake Sweat UT Wasatch 2025 RHP 13.1
9 Kayson Bailey UT Manti 2024 LHP -12.8
10 Grayson Riding UT Mountain Ridge 2025 RHP 12.1

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 Dylan Singleton UT Mountain Ridge High 2025 LHP 71 %
2 Ashtyn Tate UT Springville High 2024 LHP 57 %
^ Jakob DeVries UT Park City 2025 C 57 %
^ Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP 57 %
3 Delton Cramer UT Bingham 2025 RHP 50 %
^ Van Haynie UT Pleasant Grove 2025 RHP 50 %
4 Dewy Gibb UT Snow Canyon 2025 1B 42 %
^ Kayson Bailey UT Manti 2024 LHP 42 %
^ Crew Christensen UT Desert Hills 2025 RHP 42 %
^ Talon Cloward UT Salem Hills 2025 SS 42 %

CURVEBALL

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Delton Cramer UT Bingham 2025 RHP 2704 rpm
2 Ethan Iacono UT Mountain Ridge High 2025 RHP 2482 rpm
3 Jaxson Reiser UT Mountain Ridge 2024 RHP 2320 rpm
4 Crew Christensen UT Desert Hills 2025 RHP 2285 rpm
5 Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP 2260 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Blake Sweat UT Wasatch 2025 RHP -18.4 in
2 Jakob DeVries UT Park City 2025 C -9.7 in
3 Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP -9.1 in
4 Van Haynie UT Pleasant Grove 2025 RHP -8.9 in
5 Luke Christensen UT Lone Peak 2025 OF -8.0 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP 20.0
2 Jaxson Reiser UT Mountain Ridge 2024 RHP -19.7
3 Van Haynie UT Pleasant Grove 2025 RHP -18.9
4 Ethan Iacono UT Mountain Ridge High 2025 RHP -15.8
5 Delton Cramer UT Bingham 2025 RHP -9.8

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Dylan Singleton UT Mountain Ridge High 2025 LHP 71 %
2 Ashtyn Tate UT Springville High 2024 LHP 57 %
^ Jakob DeVries UT Park City 2025 C 57 %
^ Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP 57 %
3 Delton Cramer UT Bingham 2025 RHP 50 %
^ Van Haynie UT Pleasant Grove 2025 RHP 50 %
4 Dewy Gibb UT Snow Canyon 2025 1B 42 %
^ Kayson Bailey UT Manti 2024 LHP 42 %
^ Crew Christensen UT Desert Hills 2025 RHP 42 %
^ Talon Cloward UT Salem Hills 2025 SS 42 %

CHANGEUP

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Van Haynie UT Pleasant Grove 2025 RHP 20.1
2 Crew Christensen UT Desert Hills 2025 RHP 17.5
3 Ethan Iacono UT Mountain Ridge High 2025 RHP 16.4
4 Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP -16.4
5 Jaxson Reiser UT Mountain Ridge 2024 RHP 16.2
6 Delton Cramer UT Bingham 2025 RHP 15.4
7 Grayson Riding UT Mountain Ridge 2025 RHP 14.8
8 Dylan Singleton UT Mountain Ridge High 2025 LHP -14.2

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Ashtyn Tate UT Springville High 2024 LHP 100 %
2 Talon Cloward UT Salem Hills 2025 SS 66 %
3 Luke Christensen UT Lone Peak 2025 OF 50 %
^ Dewy Gibb UT Snow Canyon 2025 1B 50 %
^ Jakob DeVries UT Park City 2025 C 50 %
^ Delton Cramer UT Bingham 2025 RHP 50 %

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2024 PBR Scout Day: Canes West Utah UT 06/08 St. George, Utah (Location TBD)

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