NorCal Academic Game: Blast Motion Leaderboard


PBR CA Scouting Staff

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MENLO COLLEGE (ATHERTON, CALIF.) - A total of 23 position players, all uncommitted, came out for the morning showcase/testing session. The event was all 2022-2024 grads and the collective GPAs of this group were outstanding.

In addition to the traditional showcase (60 yard run, BP round, defensive workouts), the pitchers competed in live game action where their data was gathered, and each position player had three at-bats during the game. The pitchers' data will be reflected in subsequent posts, including the raw velocities and also deeper metrics/data gathered via the TrackMan B1 unit.

One of the important tools Prep Baseball Report has implemented 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.

With the Blast Motion sensor, we were able to collect data from each swing taken by each prospect at the event. The metrics collected include: Bat Speed, On Plane Efficiency, Peak Hand Speed, and Rotational Acceleration. 

Each player has their Blast Motion metrics uploaded into their profiles following the completion of the event providing insight into areas that could be improved upon as well as helping paint a clear picture of the player to the college and professional scouts doing their research on prospects they may be interested in.

(Note: All showcase videos have been edited and added to the players' profiles)

CLICK HERE FOR SORTABLE PLAYER STATISTICS INCLUDING TRACKMAN AND BLAST MOTION DATA

BLAST LEADERS

Bat Speed

Bat Speed is the observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. For more info: Blast Bat Speed 

MLB Avg: 66-78 mph | MiLB: 63-75 mph | College: 66-75 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Mark-Anthony Valente CA Escalon 2022 1B 79.9 mph
2 Isaiah Herrera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 77.8 mph
3 Liam Barrett CA Mountain View 2024 OF 74.1 mph
4 Matthew Gobel CA Lodi 2023 RHP 72.5 mph
5 Lucas Marlowe CA California 2022 C 72.0 mph
6 Shane Callison CA Ann Sobrato 2022 2B 69.9 mph
7 Zachary Armenta CA Rancho San Juan 2023 1B 69.3 mph
8 Matthew Dicicco CA Bellarmine Prep 2022 OF 69.0 mph
9 Nick Shaffer CA Del Oro 2023 C 68.5 mph
10 Patrick-Luke Bartido CA Fremont 2023 1B 67.6 mph
11 Zachary Romero CA St. Francis 2023 2B 67.3 mph
^ Dylan Murphy CA Cathedral Catholic 2022 RHP 67.3 mph
12 Ben Soiland CA Rancho Cotate 2023 LHP 65.6 mph
13 Charlie Happ CA Burlingame 2023 C 65.4 mph
14 Gabriel Schmitt CA Galileo 2022 RHP 64.6 mph
15 Christian Hernandez CA Sonoma Valley 2022 2B 64.4 mph
^ Ryan Silver CA Chaminade 2024 OF 64.4 mph

Average Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Mark-Anthony Valente CA Escalon 2022 1B 75.6 mph
2 Isaiah Herrera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 72.5 mph
3 Matthew Gobel CA Lodi 2023 RHP 70.9 mph
4 Liam Barrett CA Mountain View 2024 OF 69.8 mph
5 Lucas Marlowe CA California 2022 C 67.7 mph
6 Shane Callison CA Ann Sobrato 2022 2B 66.5 mph
7 Patrick-Luke Bartido CA Fremont 2023 1B 66.3 mph
8 Dylan Murphy CA Cathedral Catholic 2022 RHP 65.7 mph
9 Nick Shaffer CA Del Oro 2023 C 65.7 mph
10 Zachary Armenta CA Rancho San Juan 2023 1B 65.1 mph
11 Matthew Dicicco CA Bellarmine Prep 2022 OF 64.9 mph
12 Charlie Happ CA Burlingame 2023 C 63.6 mph
13 Ryan Silver CA Chaminade 2024 OF 63.4 mph

Peak Hand Speed

Peak Hand Speed is 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. For more info: Peak Hand Speed

MLB Avg: 23-29 mph | MiLB Avg: 22-28 mph | College Avg: 21-24 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Mark-Anthony Valente CA Escalon 2022 1B 23.0 mph
^ Isaiah Herrera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 23.0 mph
2 Zachary Armenta CA Rancho San Juan 2023 1B 22.9 mph
^ Liam Barrett CA Mountain View 2024 OF 22.9 mph
3 Gabriel Schmitt CA Galileo 2022 RHP 22.8 mph
4 Lucas Marlowe CA California 2022 C 22.7 mph
5 Dylan Murphy CA Cathedral Catholic 2022 RHP 22.6 mph
6 Matthew Gobel CA Lodi 2023 RHP 22.2 mph
7 Ryan Silver CA Chaminade 2024 OF 22.1 mph
8 Austin Wang CA The Harker School 2022 OF 21.8 mph
^ Shane Callison CA Ann Sobrato 2022 2B 21.8 mph
9 Matthew Dicicco CA Bellarmine Prep 2022 OF 21.7 mph
10 Christian Hernandez CA Sonoma Valley 2022 2B 21.3 mph
^ Ryan McCabe CA Granite Bay 2023 C 21.3 mph
11 AJ Orozco CA Livingston 2022 3B 21.0 mph
12 Patrick-Luke Bartido CA Fremont 2023 1B 20.7 mph

Average Peak Hand Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Mark-Anthony Valente CA Escalon 2022 1B 22.0 mph
2 Liam Barrett CA Mountain View 2024 OF 21.9 mph
3 Isaiah Herrera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 21.8 mph
4 Zachary Armenta CA Rancho San Juan 2023 1B 21.8 mph
5 Matthew Gobel CA Lodi 2023 RHP 21.6 mph
6 Lucas Marlowe CA California 2022 C 21.6 mph
7 Ryan Silver CA Chaminade 2024 OF 21.3 mph
8 Dylan Murphy CA Cathedral Catholic 2022 RHP 21.0 mph
9 Gabriel Schmitt CA Galileo 2022 RHP 20.9 mph
10 Shane Callison CA Ann Sobrato 2022 2B 20.6 mph
11 Ryan McCabe CA Granite Bay 2023 C 20.6 mph
12 Austin Wang CA The Harker School 2022 OF 20.5 mph
13 AJ Orozco CA Livingston 2022 3B 20.5 mph

On Plane Efficiency

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

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

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Lucca Sanguinetti CA Archbishop Mitty 2024 3B 90 %
2 Austin Wang CA The Harker School 2022 OF 80 %
3 Ryan McCabe CA Granite Bay 2023 C 74 %
4 Mark-Anthony Valente CA Escalon 2022 1B 74 %
5 Zach Hayward CA Palo Alto 2022 OF 73 %
6 Ryan Silver CA Chaminade 2024 OF 73 %
7 Matthew Gobel CA Lodi 2023 RHP 72 %
8 Gabriel Schmitt CA Galileo 2022 RHP 71 %
9 Zachary Armenta CA Rancho San Juan 2023 1B 70 %
10 Isaiah Herrera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 70 %
11 Patrick-Luke Bartido CA Fremont 2023 1B 66 %
12 Ben Soiland CA Rancho Cotate 2023 LHP 66 %
^ Nick Shaffer CA Del Oro 2023 C 66 %

Rotational Acceleration

Measures how quickly your bat accelerates into the swing plane. Rotation is a good indicator of how you build bat speed by sequencing properly. The quicker your rotational acceleration, the more power you will have and the more time you have to adjust to pitch locations. For more info: Rotational Acceleration

MLB Avg: 16.8 g | MiLB Avg: 12.6 g | College Avg: 12.9 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Isaiah Herrera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 22.5 g
2 Matthew Gobel CA Lodi 2023 RHP 19.7 g
3 Austin Wang CA The Harker School 2022 OF 19.6 g
4 Ryan Silver CA Chaminade 2024 OF 18.7 g
5 Mark-Anthony Valente CA Escalon 2022 1B 17.9 g
6 Dylan Murphy CA Cathedral Catholic 2022 RHP 16.8 g
7 Lucas Marlowe CA California 2022 C 16.1 g
8 Zachary Armenta CA Rancho San Juan 2023 1B 16.0 g
9 Gabriel Schmitt CA Galileo 2022 RHP 14.2 g
10 Liam Barrett CA Mountain View 2024 OF 13.8 g
11 Ben Soiland CA Rancho Cotate 2023 LHP 13.7 g
12 Matthew Dicicco CA Bellarmine Prep 2022 OF 12.1 g
13 Patrick-Luke Bartido CA Fremont 2023 1B 11.8 g
14 Ryan McCabe CA Granite Bay 2023 C 11.6 g
15 Shane Callison CA Ann Sobrato 2022 2B 11.5 g

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
San Diego Fall Games CA 11/07 Torrey Pines HS


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