Prep Baseball Report

Team Arizona: Plane

Brett Thorney
State Scouting Director


One of the important tools Prep Baseball Report is starting to implement at its events is the use of Blast Motion sensors. During batting practice, the Blast Motion sensors measure Swing and Impact Metrics across several categories. Swing metrics measure pre-impact mechanics centered around plane, connection, and rotation while Impact metrics measure pre-impact performance outcomes based on ball contact.

At the 2020 PBR Future Games, all hitters were hooked up to blast sensors for there on the field BP rounds during their individual showcases workouts. We were able to collect valuable swing & impact metrics on many of the top uncommitted players in the country. We will be able to share this data with coaches & scouts from around the country as well as help players identify areas of development.

Below will you get a look in how #TEAMARIZONA stacked up when measuring On-Plane Efficiency using the Blast Motion sensors:


Measures the percentage of your swing where the bat is on the swing plane. Your vertical bat angle at contact establishes the plane for that swing. Plane is a great indicator for making more consistent contact on the barrel of the bat. For more info: On Plane Efficiency

Team Arizona had seven players with on plane efficiency numbers above the average from the west coast workout. 2023 SS Ryan Kucherak (Hamilton) had the highest on Team Arizona at 77%.

West Coast Workout Average: 64%

Team Arizona Average: 62.3%

Ideal Efficiency %: 70% or Higher    Range: 65%-85%

Rank Player School GRAD On Plane %
1 Ryan Kucherak Hamilton 2023 77%
2 Karsen Waslefsky Casteel 2022 75%
3 Isaiah Jackson Cienega 2022 74%
4 Mario Bejarano Tucson 2022 73%
5 Lucas Cardy Canyon Del Oro 2022 67%
6 Nick Arias Tucson 2022 66%
7 Ruben Castro Tucson 2022 65%
8 Alessandro Castro Pusch Ridge 2022 63%
9 Marcus Delgado Canyon Del Oro 2022 63%
10 Joshua Tiedemann Hamilton 2023 60%
11 Sean Farney Millennium 2022 60%
12 Brandon Compton Buckeye 2022 58%
13 Tyler Acton Verrado 2023 57%
14 Connor Mattison Canyon View 2023 55%
15 Mitch Namie Red Mountain 2022 54%
16 Henry Chabot Brophy College Prep 2022 53%
17 Dominic Chacon Horizon 2022 51%
18 Caleb Herd Cienega 2022 50%

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