Prep Baseball Report

2023 West Coast Games: Pitching Data Dive


Cam Black-Araujo
Mountain West Operations

The West Coast Games is a one-of-a-kind event featured the best uncommitted Class of 2024 & select 2025 prospects from throughout the West Region that had been identified by each of the state’s scouting directors. This years event featured top prospects from Arizona, Canada, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

A premier event for uncommitted rising upperclassmen on the West Coast, the PBR West Coast Games gave an unparalleled opportunity to each player in attendance by delivering a “one-stop-shop” for college coaches to recruit in the city of Las Vegas. Beyond the on-looking eyes of scouts and coaches, PBR’s unmatched coverage and commitment to elevating players via advanced metrics and technology (Trackman, Blast Motion, Swift Performance and Vizual Edge), along with multiple social media platforms, providing elite exposure for each player in attendance.

Today, we conclude our post-event coverage with the top TrackMan pitching data collected at the event.

Complete event leaderboards available HERE

FASTBALL

MAX VELOCITY (MPH)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Chase Wagner AZ Notre Dame Preparatory 2024 RHP 92.0 mph
2 Cade Shumard AZ Saguaro 2024 LHP 89.9 mph
3 Tate Gargasz CO Palmer Ridge 2024 RHP 89.6 mph
4 Zachary Bender NV Palo Verde 2024 RHP 89.5 mph
5 Justin Schramm OR Wilsonville 2024 RHP 89.5 mph
6 Jacob Wallace QC Chene Bleu Pincourt 2024 RHP 89.4 mph
7 Brody Jacobs AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2024 RHP 89.3 mph
8 Andrew Lombana UT Juan Diego Catholic 2024 LHP 89.2 mph
9 Charles Lavigne QC C�gep Lionel-Groulx 2024 1B 89.1 mph
10 Makaio Swensen UT Snow Canyon 2024 RHP 88.9 mph
11 Jacob Sigouin QC Antoine de st-exupery 2025 RHP 88.6 mph
12 Owen Miller UT Orem 2024 RHP 88.5 mph
13 Miles Chandler WA West Seattle 2024 RHP 88.3 mph
14 Logan Reid CO Cherokee Trail 2024 LHP 88.3 mph
15 Lucas Weaver CO Fruita Monument 2024 RHP 88.3 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 Bryce McKnight NV Foothill 2024 RHP 2638 rpm
2 Isaiah Sadorus CO Falcon 2024 LHP 2414 rpm
3 Carson Lupton ID MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 2407 rpm
4 Chase Wagner AZ Notre Dame Preparatory 2024 RHP 2384 rpm
5 Jackson Gardner ID Sugar Salem 2025 RHP 2346 rpm
6 Charles Lavigne QC C�gep Lionel-Groulx 2024 1B 2318 rpm
7 Ryder Scheibe ID Emmett 2025 RHP 2309 rpm
8 Brayden Schaefer ID NAMPA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 2025 RHP 2286 rpm
9 Brayden Somers NV Shadow Ridge 2024 RHP 2285 rpm
10 Lucas Stone CO Eaton 2024 OF 2276 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 Drake Kajioka NV Bishop Gorman 2024 OF 18.7 in
2 Marcus Downing AZ Pinnacle 2024 RHP 17.3 in
3 LuisPablo Navarro AZ Walden Grove 2024 LHP 16.2 in
4 Carson Lupton ID MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 16.1 in
5 Evan Festa NV Coronado 2024 OF 16.0 in
6 Ryder Scheibe ID Emmett 2025 RHP 15.7 in
7 Joseph Steidel NV Green Valley 2024 LHP 15.6 in
8 Shane Crough CO Fossil Ridge 2024 C 15.6 in
9 Lucas Stone CO Eaton 2024 OF 15.6 in
10 Lincoln Mathis ID Rocky Mountain 2025 LHP 15.4 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 Easton Jones UT Stansbury 2024 RHP 16.8
2 Brayden Schaefer ID NAMPA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 2025 RHP 16.7
3 Cameron Larson CO Cherry Creek 2024 RHP 15.9
4 Will Niles CO Mountain Vista 2024 RHP 15.8
5 Sam Morton CO Regis Jesuit 2024 RHP 13.9
6 Lucas Stone CO Eaton 2024 OF -13.9
7 Elijah Breault OR Century 2024 3B 13.3
8 Owen Miller UT Orem 2024 RHP 12.8
9 Ryan Burbank ID Owyhee 2024 OF -12.4
10 Makaio Swensen UT Snow Canyon 2024 RHP 12.0

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 Makaio Swensen UT Snow Canyon 2024 RHP 76 %
2 LuisPablo Navarro AZ Walden Grove 2024 LHP 75 %
^ Griffen Clapp AZ Northwest Christian 2024 LHP 75 %
3 Xavier-Raphael Brault QC Academie Lafontaire 2025 OF 68 %
4 Lucas Stone CO Eaton 2024 OF 66 %
5 Jordan Touhey AZ Poston Butte 2024 RHP 64 %
6 Parker Tromp WA Sumner 2024 3B 60 %
^ Shane Crough CO Fossil Ridge 2024 C 60 %
7 Carson Lupton ID MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 60 %
8 Bryson Shea ID Eagle 2024 SS 56 %

CURVEBALL

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Bryce McKnight NV Foothill 2024 RHP 2812 rpm
2 Isaiah Sadorus CO Falcon 2024 LHP 2659 rpm
3 Jackson Gardner ID Sugar Salem 2025 RHP 2583 rpm
4 Chase Wagner AZ Notre Dame Preparatory 2024 RHP 2540 rpm
5 Brayden Somers NV Shadow Ridge 2024 RHP 2497 rpm
6 Xavier-Raphael Brault QC Academie Lafontaire 2025 OF 2478 rpm
7 Jacob Wallace QC Chene Bleu Pincourt 2024 RHP 2410 rpm
8 Marcus Downing AZ Pinnacle 2024 RHP 2410 rpm
9 Brayden Schaefer ID NAMPA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 2025 RHP 2387 rpm
10 Nick Walborn ID Timberline 2025 RHP 2360 rpm

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Bryce McKnight NV Foothill 2024 RHP -15.4 in
2 Isaiah Sadorus CO Falcon 2024 LHP -14.9 in
3 Jacob Wallace QC Chene Bleu Pincourt 2024 RHP -14.3 in
4 Ryan Burbank ID Owyhee 2024 OF -13.1 in
5 Jacob Sigouin QC Antoine de st-exupery 2025 RHP -13.1 in
6 Chase Wagner AZ Notre Dame Preparatory 2024 RHP -9.8 in
7 Brayden Somers NV Shadow Ridge 2024 RHP -9.6 in
8 Tate Gargasz CO Palmer Ridge 2024 RHP -9.0 in
9 Charles Lavigne QC C�gep Lionel-Groulx 2024 1B -8.6 in
10 Jackson Fera OR Rex Putnam 2024 1B -8.5 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Ryan Burbank ID Owyhee 2024 OF 19.3
2 Lucas Stone CO Eaton 2024 OF 14.2
3 Jackson Gardner ID Sugar Salem 2025 RHP -13.6
4 Isaiah Sadorus CO Falcon 2024 LHP 13.3
5 Bryce McKnight NV Foothill 2024 RHP -12.8
6 Jacob Sigouin QC Antoine de st-exupery 2025 RHP -12.8
7 Grayden Lucas ID Skyview 2024 LHP 12.6
8 Jacob Wallace QC Chene Bleu Pincourt 2024 RHP -12.6
9 JR Starr OR Hermiston 2024 OF -12.3
10 Caden Burghardt AZ Hamilton 2024 OF -12.2

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Lucas Stone CO Eaton 2024 OF 100 %
^ Nicholas Blakeney NV Liberty 2025 LHP 100 %
2 Jacob Sigouin QC Antoine de st-exupery 2025 RHP 80 %
3 Reid Clague BC Lambrick Park Secondary 2024 LHP 75 %
^ Tate Gargasz CO Palmer Ridge 2024 RHP 75 %
4 Carson Lupton ID MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 66 %
^ Evan Festa NV Coronado 2024 OF 66 %
5 Caden Fenger UT Juan Diego 2024 RHP 60 %
^ Christian Gross NV Faith Lutheran 2024 OF 60 %
6 Logan Reid CO Cherokee Trail 2024 LHP 53 %

SLIDER

SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Bryce McKnight NV Foothill 2024 RHP 2904
2 Jordan Touhey AZ Poston Butte 2024 RHP 2672
3 Takeo Cervantez NV Bishop Manogue 2024 3B 2551
4 Chase Wagner AZ Notre Dame Preparatory 2024 RHP 2529
5 Brayden Somers NV Shadow Ridge 2024 RHP 2452
6 Tate Gargasz CO Palmer Ridge 2024 RHP 2368
7 Gavin Poffenroth WA Skyview 2024 OF 2365
8 Will Niles CO Mountain Vista 2024 RHP 2350
9 Zachary Bender NV Palo Verde 2024 RHP 2318
10 Marcus Downing AZ Pinnacle 2024 RHP 2314

INDUCED VERTICAL BREAK (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Caleb Sherfey WA Tri Cities Prep 2024 RHP -11.4 in
2 Griffen Clapp AZ Northwest Christian 2024 LHP 9.3 in
3 Chase Wagner AZ Notre Dame Preparatory 2024 RHP -9.0 in
4 Jordan Touhey AZ Poston Butte 2024 RHP -7.9 in
5 Elijah Breault OR Century 2024 3B -6.6 in
6 Owen Miller UT Orem 2024 RHP 5.9 in
7 LuisPablo Navarro AZ Walden Grove 2024 LHP 5.1 in
8 Garrett Schmokel OR Lincoln 2024 OF 5.0 in
9 Marcus Downing AZ Pinnacle 2024 RHP 4.6 in
10 Gavin Poffenroth WA Skyview 2024 OF -4.6 in

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Nicholas Blakeney NV Liberty 2025 LHP 17.8
2 Jordan Touhey AZ Poston Butte 2024 RHP -15.9
3 Cade Shumard AZ Saguaro 2024 LHP 15.8
4 Will Niles CO Mountain Vista 2024 RHP -13.0
5 Brayden Schaefer ID NAMPA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 2025 RHP -12.6
6 Gavin Poffenroth WA Skyview 2024 OF -12.1
7 Brayden Somers NV Shadow Ridge 2024 RHP -11.8
8 Tate Gargasz CO Palmer Ridge 2024 RHP -11.3
9 Elijah Breault OR Century 2024 3B -10.7
10 Zachary Bender NV Palo Verde 2024 RHP -10.5

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Brayden Somers NV Shadow Ridge 2024 RHP 100 %
^ LuisPablo Navarro AZ Walden Grove 2024 LHP 100 %
^ Bryce McKnight NV Foothill 2024 RHP 100 %
^ Jett Walker UT American Fork 2024 SS 100 %
2 Marcus Downing AZ Pinnacle 2024 RHP 75 %
^ Logan Reid CO Cherokee Trail 2024 LHP 75 %
3 Caleb Sherfey WA Tri Cities Prep 2024 RHP 70 %
4 Cameron Ames OR Central Catholic 2024 3B 70 %
5 Parker Tromp WA Sumner 2024 3B 66 %
^ Chase Wagner AZ Notre Dame Preparatory 2024 RHP 66 %
^ Elijah Breault OR Century 2024 3B 66 %
^ Brayden Schaefer ID NAMPA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 2025 RHP 66 %

CHANGEUP

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Zachary Bender NV Palo Verde 2024 RHP 16.5
2 Cameron Larson CO Cherry Creek 2024 RHP 14.5
3 Chase Wagner AZ Notre Dame Preparatory 2024 RHP 13.2
4 Dillon Carrell WA Shorecrest 2024 LHP -12.6
5 Quinn Hubbs WA Cheney 2024 LHP -12.5
6 Ryan Burbank ID Owyhee 2024 OF -12.4
7 Logan Reid CO Cherokee Trail 2024 LHP -12.1
8 Drake Kajioka NV Bishop Gorman 2024 OF 11.6
9 Makaio Swensen UT Snow Canyon 2024 RHP 10.6
10 Cade Shumard AZ Saguaro 2024 LHP -10.4

STRIKE ZONE RATE%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Zone %
1 Lucas Plenert OR Mountainside 2024 RHP 100 %
^ Lucas Weaver CO Fruita Monument 2024 RHP 100 %
^ Garrett Schmokel OR Lincoln 2024 OF 100 %
^ Jordan Touhey AZ Poston Butte 2024 RHP 100 %
^ Drake Kajioka NV Bishop Gorman 2024 OF 100 %
^ Bryson Shea ID Eagle 2024 SS 100 %
^ Caden Fenger UT Juan Diego 2024 RHP 100 %
^ Cameron Larson CO Cherry Creek 2024 RHP 100 %
2 Carson Lupton ID MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 80 %
3 Grayden Lucas ID Skyview 2024 LHP 71 %