Prep Baseball Report

Utah State Games: Pitching Data Dive


Cam Black-Araujo
Utah Operations

On Sunday, October 29th, the PBR Utah staff hosted the Invite-Only 2023 Utah State Games at Snow Canyon High School in St. George, Utah. This event featured roughly 73 of the top prospects in Utah's 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 Jett Walker UT American Fork 2024 SS 88.2 mph
2 Caleb Crutchfield UT Lehi 2024 LHP 88.1 mph
3 Blake Brotherson UT Orem 2025 RHP 86.7 mph
4 Van Haynie UT Pleasant Grove 2025 RHP 86.2 mph
5 Kaleb Weaver UT Davis 2026 3B 84.5 mph
6 Delton Cramer UT Bingham 2025 RHP 84.0 mph
7 Jake Andreas UT Dixie 2025 RHP 83.9 mph
8 Dewy Gibb UT Snow Canyon 2025 1B 82.9 mph
9 Parker Staheli UT Enterprise 2025 SS 82.1 mph
10 Rylin Needham UT Mountain Crest 2025 RHP 81.6 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 Parker Staheli UT Enterprise 2025 SS 2338 rpm
2 Kaleb Weaver UT Davis 2026 3B 2257 rpm
3 Carson "CJ" Anderson UT Pleasant Grove 2025 LHP 2223 rpm
4 Van Haynie UT Pleasant Grove 2025 RHP 2203 rpm
5 Delton Cramer UT Bingham 2025 RHP 2188 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 Parker Staheli UT Enterprise 2025 SS 17.4 in
2 Kaleb Weaver UT Davis 2026 3B 17.4 in
3 Dewy Gibb UT Snow Canyon 2025 1B 16.7 in
4 Delton Cramer UT Bingham 2025 RHP 15.9 in
5 Van Haynie UT Pleasant Grove 2025 RHP 15.3 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 Garrison Garton UT Layton 2024 RHP 15.0
2 Quinn Chesnik UT Desert Hills 2026 RHP 14.9
3 Bryce Mounteer UT Riverton 2026 3B 14.2
4 Dewy Gibb UT Snow Canyon 2025 1B 13.7
5 Brayden Hansen UT Lehi 2026 RHP 13.3

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 Dewy Gibb UT Snow Canyon 2025 1B 71 %
2 Jake Andreas UT Dixie 2025 RHP 66 %
^ Trent Chris UT Snow Canyon 2027 LHP 66 %
3 Jett Walker UT American Fork 2024 SS 54 %
4 Quinn Chesnik UT Desert Hills 2026 RHP 53 %

CURVEBALL

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Beckham Rowley UT Stansbury 2027 LHP 2358 rpm
2 Delton Cramer UT Bingham 2025 RHP 2290 rpm
3 Parker Staheli UT Enterprise 2025 SS 2192 rpm
4 Carson "CJ" Anderson UT Pleasant Grove 2025 LHP 2109 rpm
5 Van Haynie UT Pleasant Grove 2025 RHP 2098 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Trent Chris UT Snow Canyon 2027 LHP -14.5 in
2 Rylin Needham UT Mountain Crest 2025 RHP -9.4 in
3 Carson "CJ" Anderson UT Pleasant Grove 2025 LHP -9.4 in
4 Van Haynie UT Pleasant Grove 2025 RHP -9.0 in
5 Griffen Rogers UT Park City 2024 OF -8.7 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.) 

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Van Haynie UT Pleasant Grove 2025 RHP -18.1
2 Rylin Needham UT Mountain Crest 2025 RHP -14.4
3 Quinn Chesnik UT Desert Hills 2026 RHP -14.0
4 Parker Staheli UT Enterprise 2025 SS -13.2
5 Carson "CJ" Anderson UT Pleasant Grove 2025 LHP 12.9

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Jacob Beesley UT Skyline 2025 RHP 100 %
2 Jake Andreas UT Dixie 2025 RHP 66 %
3 Dewy Gibb UT Snow Canyon 2025 1B 50 %
^ Quinn Chesnik UT Desert Hills 2026 RHP 50 %
^ Brady Anderson UT Canyon View 2025 LHP 50 %

SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Parker Staheli UT Enterprise 2025 SS 2571
2 Caleb Crutchfield UT Lehi 2024 LHP 2196
3 Trey Vaughn UT Snow Canyon 2026 1B 2140
4 Jett Walker UT American Fork 2024 SS 2031

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Parker Staheli UT Enterprise 2025 SS 6.4 in
2 Caleb Crutchfield UT Lehi 2024 LHP 4.3 in
3 Trey Vaughn UT Snow Canyon 2026 1B -4.1 in
4 Jett Walker UT American Fork 2024 SS -3.2 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Parker Staheli UT Enterprise 2025 SS -13.6
2 Trey Vaughn UT Snow Canyon 2026 1B -11.5
3 Jett Walker UT American Fork 2024 SS -10.3
4 Caleb Crutchfield UT Lehi 2024 LHP -0.9

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Parker Staheli UT Enterprise 2025 SS 100 %
2 Jett Walker UT American Fork 2024 SS 66 %

CHANGEUP

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Delton Cramer UT Bingham 2025 RHP 17.5
2 Brayden Hansen UT Lehi 2026 RHP 16.8
3 Kaleb Weaver UT Davis 2026 3B 16.2
4 Jett Walker UT American Fork 2024 SS 15.9
5 Carson "CJ" Anderson UT Pleasant Grove 2025 LHP -9.9

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Jett Walker UT American Fork 2024 SS 100 %
2 Kaleb Weaver UT Davis 2026 3B 66 %
3 Van Haynie UT Pleasant Grove 2025 RHP 50 %

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2023 Utah Winter Update UT 12/02 The Hive - Juab High School Fieldhouse

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