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Tucson Summer Review: Blast Motion Board


Paul Panaccione
Arizona State Director

On Sunday, Aug. 29, the annual Tucson Summer Review was hosted at Kino Sports Complex. An open event rounding out the summer in the Tucson for 2022-2025 graduates. Talents were on display in front of the PBR Arizona staff, while data was being recorded by state-of-the-art technology. 

Today, we take a look at the data recorded for hitters on Blast Motion sensors. Our Blast Analysis contains data such as: hand speed, bat speed, rotational acceleration, and on plane efficiency.

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Hand Speed (Peak & Average)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Milo Rushford AZ Walden Grove 2022 OF 24.8 mph
2 Jordan Allison AZ Buena 2023 OF 24.0 mph
3 Sal Valenzuela AZ Nogales 2024 OF 23.4 mph
4 Blake Lehmbeck AZ Canyon Del Oro 2022 3B 23.0 mph
5 Cougar Cooke AZ Show Low 2022 SS 22.7 mph
^ Christopher Humphreys AZ Canyon del Oro 2024 SS 22.7 mph
6 Mason Ulm AZ Gilbert 2023 3B 22.6 mph
^ Guillermo Metzler AZ Walden Grove 2023 SS 22.6 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Jordan Allison AZ Buena 2023 OF 22.5 mph
2 Milo Rushford AZ Walden Grove 2022 OF 21.5 mph
3 Blake Lehmbeck AZ Canyon Del Oro 2022 3B 21.3 mph
4 Christopher Humphreys AZ Canyon del Oro 2024 SS 21.1 mph
5 Mason Ulm AZ Gilbert 2023 3B 21.1 mph
6 Guillermo Metzler AZ Walden Grove 2023 SS 20.8 mph

Peak Hand Speed: The observed maximum speed as measured on the handle of the bat (measured six inches from the knob of the bat). Peak Hand Speed will occur prior to the moment of impact, very close to the commit time in the swing when the wrists unhinge.

Bat Speed (Peak & Average)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Mason Ulm AZ Gilbert 2023 3B 75.2 mph
2 Cougar Cooke AZ Show Low 2022 SS 74.0 mph
3 Milo Rushford AZ Walden Grove 2022 OF 73.7 mph
4 Michael Brody Jones AZ Canyon Del Oro 2024 2B 72.2 mph
^ Derek Montijo AZ Nogales 2023 SS 72.2 mph
5 Aleksander Krupa AZ Cienega 2023 3B 71.1 mph
6 Blake Lehmbeck AZ Canyon Del Oro 2022 3B 70.9 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Mason Ulm AZ Gilbert 2023 3B 68.6 mph
2 Aleksander Krupa AZ Cienega 2023 3B 68.4 mph
3 Milo Rushford AZ Walden Grove 2022 OF 67.9 mph
4 Blake Lehmbeck AZ Canyon Del Oro 2022 3B 66.9 mph
5 Derek Montijo AZ Nogales 2023 SS 66.4 mph
6 Michael Brody Jones AZ Canyon Del Oro 2024 2B 66.4 mph

Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat.

Rotational Acceleration (Peak & Average)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Guillermo Metzler AZ Walden Grove 2023 SS 30.8 g
2 Jordan Allison AZ Buena 2023 OF 25.5 g
^ Milo Rushford AZ Walden Grove 2022 OF 25.5 g
3 Alan Matthew Durazo AZ Nogales 2024 OF 22.7 g
4 Cougar Cooke AZ Show Low 2022 SS 18.6 g
5 Fletcher Edwards AZ Walden Grove 2023 C 18.5 g
6 Sal Valenzuela AZ Nogales 2024 OF 18.2 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Guillermo Metzler AZ Walden Grove 2023 SS 21.2 g
2 Jordan Allison AZ Buena 2023 OF 20.4 g
3 Alan Matthew Durazo AZ Nogales 2024 OF 16.8 g
4 Milo Rushford AZ Walden Grove 2022 OF 16.2 g
5 Aleksander Krupa AZ Cienega 2023 3B 13.1 g
6 Fletcher Edwards AZ Walden Grove 2023 C 12.8 g

Body Rotation: A swing that has the appropriate relative contributions of body and bat rotations is an efficient and Powerful swing that maintains proper sequencing. An efficient baseball swing is one in which the body creates the initial movements, which is then transferred to the arms and out to the bat, thereby maximizing Bat Speed through this proximal-to-distal kinematic sequencing movement pattern.

On Plane Efficiency

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Andrew Gutierrez CA Hesperia 2024 1B 85 %
2 Jordan Allison AZ Buena 2023 OF 85 %
3 Fletcher Edwards AZ Walden Grove 2023 C 80 %
4 Christopher Humphreys AZ Canyon del Oro 2024 SS 80 %
5 Aleksander Krupa AZ Cienega 2023 3B 79 %
6 Derek Montijo AZ Nogales 2023 SS 76 %

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