Scout Day Season: Top Fastball


Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

The Scout Days Season Top Performers continues with the Top Fastball Velocities with five of the top ten fastballs coming out of Basic Academy highlighted by two-way, UNLV commit, Hunter Katschke’s Scout Day Season best 91 mph. Not only did we solidify the numbers of the top arms in town, a handful of Under the Radar prospects put their names on the map at their respective Scout Day with Rancho’s 2021 RHP Jairo Verdugo sitting 88-89 mph throughout this bullpen, Basic Academy’s 2021 RHP Jesus Gonzalez topping out at 87 mph and Spanish Springs Jaden Trueblood earning the Top Fastball Velocity at the Northern Nevada Scout Day at 86 mph. The lone freshman in the Top Fastball Velocities, Basic Academy’s Cooper Sheff, set the standard for the 2023 Class with his 86 mph fastball that drew National attention of the Prep Baseball Report Crosscheckers. The high quality of arms throughout the state will produce some must see head to head match ups this Springs and PBR Nevada will be there to cover it.

1. Hunter Katschke - 91 mph

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Basic Academy
    State: NV
  • Summer Team: SN Tribe
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
(01/15/20)
86 - 91
FB
(01/15/20)
70 - 76
CB
(01/15/20)
77 - 80
CH
(10/25/20)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 86
CB
73 - 75
CH
77 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
86 - 91
CB
70 - 76
CH
72 - 78
Position
7.15
60-yard
(01/15/20)
86
OF Velo
(01/15/20)
102
Exit Velo
(10/25/20)
Position
60-yard
7.28
OF Velo
86
Exit Velo
102
Position
60-yard
7.15
OF Velo
86
Exit Velo
95
Trackman - Fastball
86.26
Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
84.61
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
2027
Spin Rate (max)
(10/25/20)
1945
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.26
Velo Range
84.77 - 86.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.61
Spin Rate (max)
2027
Spin Rate (avg)
1945
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
74.48
Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
72.03
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
2074
Spin Rate (max)
(10/25/20)
2013
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
74.48
Velo Range
73.2 - 74.48
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.03
Spin Rate (max)
2074
Spin Rate (avg)
2013
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
80.27
Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
77.62
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
2148
Spin Rate (max)
(10/25/20)
2056
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
80.27
Velo Range
77.33 - 80.27
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.62
Spin Rate (max)
2148
Spin Rate (avg)
2056
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
101.97
Exit Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
93.35
Exit Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
242
Distance (avg)
(10/25/20)
387
Distance (max)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
101.97
Exit Speed (avg)
93.35
Distance (avg)
242
Distance (max)
387
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Barrel %
Blast - Hitting
23.20
Hand Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
20.26
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
73.60
Bat Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
70.19
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.2
Hand Speed (avg)
20.26
Bat Speed (max)
73.6
Bat Speed (avg)
70.19
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

2. Michael Rice - 90 mph

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Faith Lutheran
    State: NV
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 182lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
(01/09/20)
88 - 90
FB
(01/09/20)
73 - 75
CB
(01/09/20)
76 - 77
CH
(01/09/20)
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
88 - 90
CB
73 - 75
CH
76 - 77
Position
7.21
60-yard
(01/09/20)
93
INF Velo
(01/09/20)
93
OF Velo
(01/09/20)
90
Exit Velo
(01/09/20)
Position
60-yard
7.21
INF Velo
93
OF Velo
93
Exit Velo
90

3. Andrew Baughn - 89 mph

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Rancho
    State: NV
  • Summer Team: GBG Vegas
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(02/14/20)
85 - 89
FB
(02/14/20)
72 - 75
CB
(11/10/19)
78 - 80
CH
(11/10/19)
77 - 78
SL
(11/10/19)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
85 - 89
CB
68 - 69
CH
75 - 76
SL
75 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
84 - 88
CB
72 - 75
CH
78 - 80
SL
77 - 78
Position
7.58
60-yard
(02/14/20)
88
INF Velo
(02/14/20)
86
Exit Velo
(02/14/20)
Position
60-yard
7.58
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
86
Trackman - Fastball
89.79
Velocity (max)
(10/06/21)
88.01
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/06/21)
2362
Spin Rate (max)
(10/06/21)
2311
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/06/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
89.79
Velo Range
87.6 - 89.18
Eff Velocity (avg)
88.01
Spin Rate (max)
2362
Spin Rate (avg)
2311
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
80.77
Velocity (max)
(10/06/21)
78.05
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/06/21)
2669
Spin Rate (max)
(10/06/21)
2636
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/06/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
80.77
Velo Range
77.76 - 80.77
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.05
Spin Rate (max)
2669
Spin Rate (avg)
2636
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Sinker
15
PeakHorizontalBreak
(10/06/21)
4
PeakInducedVerticalBreak
(10/06/21)
83.70
Velocity (max)
(10/06/21)
83.13
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/06/21)
1906
Spin Rate (max)
(10/06/21)
1906
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/06/21)
Trackman - Sinker
PeakInducedVerticalBreak
4
PeakHorizontalBreak
15
Velocity (max)
83.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.13
Spin Rate (max)
1906
Spin Rate (avg)
1906
IVB (avg)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

3. Jairo Verdugo - 89 mph

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Rancho
    State: NV
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 220lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(02/14/20)
88 - 89
FB
(02/14/20)
65 - 67
CB
(02/16/21)
70 - 72
CH
(02/14/20)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 88
CB
65 - 67
CH
69 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
88 - 89
CB
61 - 65
CH
70 - 72
Position
7.16
60-yard
(02/16/21)
82
INF Velo
(02/16/21)
73
OF Velo
(02/14/20)
90
Exit Velo
(02/16/21)

5. Demitri Diamant - 88 mph

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Bishop Gorman
    State: NV
  • Summer Team: 3D Gold/Dodgers Elite Scout Team
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
(03/25/21)
87 - 90
FB
(10/25/20)
72 - 77
CB
(02/08/20)
82 - 84
CH
(10/25/20)
74 - 77
SL
(10/25/20)
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
88 - 89
CB
71 - 72
CH
79 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
87 - 90
CH
82 - 84
SL
74 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
87 - 88
CB
72 - 77
CH
80 - 82
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
81 - 84
CB
70 - 70
CH
76 - 76
Position
6.64
60-yard
(02/08/20)
88
INF Velo
(02/08/20)
96
Exit Velo
(10/25/20)
Position
60-yard
6.78
INF Velo
86
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7
INF Velo
86
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
6.64
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
88
Position
60-yard
6.93
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
86
Trackman - Fastball
89.67
Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
87.18
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
2317
Spin Rate (max)
(10/25/20)
2159
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
89.67
Velo Range
87.52 - 89.33
Eff Velocity (avg)
87.18
Spin Rate (max)
2317
Spin Rate (avg)
2159
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
88.81
Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
75.42
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
2572
Spin Rate (max)
(10/25/20)
2470
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
88.81
Velo Range
74.35 - 83.14
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.42
Spin Rate (max)
2572
Spin Rate (avg)
2470
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
83.94
Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
82.63
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
2082
Spin Rate (max)
(10/25/20)
2010
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
83.94
Velo Range
82.58 - 83.94
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.63
Spin Rate (max)
2082
Spin Rate (avg)
2010
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
96.23
Exit Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
87.08
Exit Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
231
Distance (avg)
(10/25/20)
342
Distance (max)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
96.23
Exit Speed (avg)
87.08
Distance (avg)
231
Distance (max)
342
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
22.10
Hand Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
20.96
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
72.20
Bat Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
68.83
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.1
Hand Speed (avg)
20.96
Bat Speed (max)
72.2
Bat Speed (avg)
68.83
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

6. Jesus Gonzalez - 87 mph

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Basic Academy
    State: NV
  • Summer Team: SN Tribe
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
(08/29/20)
88 - 90
FB
(08/29/20)
68 - 73
CB
(01/15/20)
75 - 77
CH
(01/15/20)
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
88 - 90
CB
70 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
82 - 87
CB
68 - 73
CH
75 - 77
Position
7.45
60-yard
(01/15/20)
1.96 - 2.13
Pop Time
(01/15/20)
73
C Velo
(01/15/20)
87
Exit Velo
(01/15/20)
Position
60-yard
7.45
Pop Time
1.96 - 2.13
C Velo
73
Exit Velo
87
Trackman - Fastball
90.37
Velocity (max)
(08/29/20)
88.40
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/29/20)
2253
Spin Rate (max)
(08/29/20)
2122
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/29/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
90.37
Velo Range
88.14 - 89.72
Eff Velocity (avg)
88.4
Spin Rate (max)
2253
Spin Rate (avg)
2122
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
72.81
Velocity (max)
(08/29/20)
69.62
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/29/20)
2211
Spin Rate (max)
(08/29/20)
1918
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/29/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.81
Velo Range
70.4 - 72.16
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.62
Spin Rate (max)
2211
Spin Rate (avg)
1918
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

6. Mason Neville - 87 mph

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Basic
    State: NV
  • Summer Team: FTB Giants Scout Team
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(06/07/20)
86 - 88
FB
(06/07/20)
67 - 69
CB
(02/09/20)
74 - 78
CH
(02/09/20)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 88
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
86 - 87
CB
67 - 69
CH
74 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
83 - 84
CB
65 - 66
CH
73 - 74
Position
6.58
60-yard
(10/25/20)
88
INF Velo
(10/25/20)
91
OF Velo
(10/25/20)
104
Exit Velo
(10/25/20)
Position
60-yard
6.58
INF Velo
88
OF Velo
91
Exit Velo
104
Position
60-yard
6.65
INF Velo
80
OF Velo
90
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
6.83
INF Velo
86
OF Velo
81
Exit Velo
94
Trackman - Hitting
104.01
Exit Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
92.22
Exit Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
318
Distance (avg)
(10/25/20)
388
Distance (max)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
104.01
Exit Speed (avg)
92.22
Distance (avg)
318
Distance (max)
388
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Barrel %
Blast - Hitting
23.90
Hand Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
22.77
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
80.80
Bat Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
74.54
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.9
Hand Speed (avg)
22.77
Bat Speed (max)
80.8
Bat Speed (avg)
74.54
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

8. Chase Ditmar - 86 mph

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Basic Academy
    State: NV
  • Summer Team: Southern Nevada
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(01/15/20)
84 - 86
FB
(01/15/20)
77 - 79
CB
(08/01/20)
68 - 75
CH
(01/15/20)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
85 - 86
CB
77 - 79
CH
70 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 86
CB
64 - 66
CH
68 - 75
Position
7.22
60-yard
(01/15/20)
82
INF Velo
(01/15/20)
82
OF Velo
(01/15/20)
90
Exit Velo
(01/15/20)
Position
60-yard
7.48
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.48
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.22
INF Velo
82
OF Velo
82
Exit Velo
90
Trackman - Hitting
94.36
Exit Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
88.47
Exit Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
271
Distance (avg)
(08/01/20)
364
Distance (max)
(08/01/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
94.36
Exit Speed (avg)
88.47
Distance (avg)
271
Distance (max)
364
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
26.70
Hand Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
23.33
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
77.60
Bat Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
73.33
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
26.7
Hand Speed (avg)
23.33
Bat Speed (max)
77.6
Bat Speed (avg)
73.33
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

8. Cooper Sheff - 86 mph

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Basic Academy
    State: NV
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw:

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(01/15/20)
82 - 86
FB
(01/15/20)
62 - 72
CB
(01/15/20)
72 - 74
CH
(08/01/20)
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
80 - 84
CB
68 - 72
CH
72 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
82 - 86
CB
62 - 72
CH
68 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
76 - 79
CB
66 - 69
CH
65 - 67
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
75 - 77
CB
63 - 64
CH
65 - 69
Position
7.27
60-yard
(01/15/20)
77
INF Velo
(08/01/20)
82
OF Velo
(08/17/19)
86
Exit Velo
(08/01/20)
Position
60-yard
7.44
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
7.44
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
7.27
INF Velo
76
Exit Velo
79
Position
60-yard
7.58
INF Velo
72
OF Velo
82
Exit Velo
82
Position
60-yard
7.75
INF Velo
71
OF Velo
78
Exit Velo
75
Trackman - Hitting
90.53
Exit Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
79.99
Exit Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
229
Distance (avg)
(08/01/20)
332
Distance (max)
(08/01/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
90.53
Exit Speed (avg)
79.99
Distance (avg)
229
Distance (max)
332
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
24.60
Hand Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
22.70
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
74.50
Bat Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
70.47
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.6
Hand Speed (avg)
22.7
Bat Speed (max)
74.5
Bat Speed (avg)
70.47
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

8. Jaden Trueblood - 86 mph

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Spanish Springs
    State: NV
  • Height: 5-6
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(02/16/20)
84 - 86
FB
(02/16/20)
72 - 74
CB
(02/16/20)
76 - 77
CH
(02/16/20)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 86
CB
72 - 74
CH
76 - 77
Position
7.28
60-yard
(02/16/20)
78
INF Velo
(02/16/20)
89
Exit Velo
(02/16/20)
Position
60-yard
7.28
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
89

8. Demitrius Vigil - 86 mph

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Basic Academy
    State: NV
  • Summer Team: SN Tribe
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(01/15/20)
83 - 86
FB
(01/15/20)
68 - 70
CB
(01/15/20)
78 - 79
CH
(01/15/20)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 86
CB
68 - 70
CH
78 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
77 - 78
CB
62 - 63
CH
67 - 68
Position
6.88
60-yard
(01/15/20)
85
OF Velo
(01/15/20)
85
Exit Velo
(01/15/20)
Position
60-yard
6.88
OF Velo
85
Exit Velo
85
Position
60-yard
6.9
OF Velo
78
Exit Velo
81

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