Peninsula/South Bay Preseason ID: Blast Leaderboard


PBR CA Scouting Staff

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REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. - As an open event, this was conducted as a straight traditional showcase, 60 yard run, BP round (with Blast Motion sensors and TrackMan utilized for gathering of various data and metrics), defensive workouts, and pitchers ending the day on the mound throwing 15-20 pitch sessions. 

We will roll out more data from this event in the coming days and weeks. Today, it's the Blast Motion leaderboard.

(Note: All showcase videos have been added to players profiles.)

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 Antonio Carter CA Bishop O'Dowd 2022 OF 79.2 mph
2 Spencer Lanz CA Buhach Colony 2023 RHP 77.8 mph
3 Ben Giovannetti CA Woodside high school 2022 3B 73.9 mph
4 Derek Waldvogel CA Serra 2023 OF 71.3 mph
5 Drew Lavrack CA Dublin 2023 C 71.0 mph
6 Joshua Mirob CA Crystal Springs Upland 2023 OF 70.7 mph
7 Jake Downing CA Serra 2024 SS 70.2 mph
8 Salvatore Meehan CA Palo Alto 2023 OF 70.1 mph
9 Isaiah Figueroa CA Don Lugo 2024 1B 69.7 mph
^ Fernando Oseguera CA Los Altos 2024 C 69.7 mph
10 Jack Lanham CA Sequoia 2023 RHP 69.3 mph
11 Zachary Thom CA Palo Alto 2024 SS 68.4 mph
12 Jim O'Brien CA Serra 2023 1B 68.0 mph
^ Morgan Winfield CA Sequoia 2025 1B 68.0 mph
13 Aaron Harkov CA Serra 2024 OF 67.6 mph
14 Dylan Shu CA Mills 2023 C 66.7 mph
15 Malcom Felix CA St. Ignatius Prep 2024 OF 66.0 mph
16 Brent Valentine CA St. Francis 2024 3B 65.6 mph
17 Jake Sonsini CA Menlo 2024 RHP 65.1 mph
18 Demorie Sherman CA San Leandro 2023 OF 65.0 mph
19 Jasper Wilfrid CA Mountain View 2023 OF 64.0 mph
20 Caleb Cazares CA Clovis North 2023 2B 63.7 mph

Average Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Antonio Carter CA Bishop O'Dowd 2022 OF 74.4 mph
2 Ben Giovannetti CA Woodside high school 2022 3B 71.0 mph
3 Spencer Lanz CA Buhach Colony 2023 RHP 70.5 mph
4 Derek Waldvogel CA Serra 2023 OF 69.1 mph
5 Isaiah Figueroa CA Don Lugo 2024 1B 68.0 mph
6 Jake Downing CA Serra 2024 SS 66.2 mph
7 Zachary Thom CA Palo Alto 2024 SS 66.1 mph
8 Jack Lanham CA Sequoia 2023 RHP 65.7 mph
9 Morgan Winfield CA Sequoia 2025 1B 65.6 mph
10 Jim O'Brien CA Serra 2023 1B 65.3 mph
11 Joshua Mirob CA Crystal Springs Upland 2023 OF 65.1 mph
12 Fernando Oseguera CA Los Altos 2024 C 64.2 mph
13 Aaron Harkov CA Serra 2024 OF 64.1 mph
14 Drew Lavrack CA Dublin 2023 C 64.0 mph
15 Dylan Shu CA Mills 2023 C 63.4 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 Nate Turkington CA Bellarmine Prep 2024 SS 95 %
2 Dylan Shu CA Mills 2023 C 83 %
3 Jasper Wilfrid CA Mountain View 2023 OF 81 %
4 Aaron Harkov CA Serra 2024 OF 81 %
5 Demorie Sherman CA San Leandro 2023 OF 81 %
6 Matthew Wolf CA Menlo-Atherton 2024 SS 77 %
7 Antonio Carter CA Bishop O'Dowd 2022 OF 77 %
8 Jim O'Brien CA Serra 2023 1B 73 %
9 Ben Giovannetti CA Woodside high school 2022 3B 73 %
10 Rowan Sims CA Los Altos 2023 3B 70 %
11 Austin Lachapelle CA San Mateo 2022 LHP 69 %
12 Jordan Maske CA Mills 2023 C 69 %
13 Jake Sonsini CA Menlo 2024 RHP 67 %
14 Liam Barrett CA Mountain View 2024 OF 66 %
15 Tyler Lahl CA Serra 2024 C 63 %

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 Jasper Wilfrid CA Mountain View 2023 OF 23.1 mph
2 Liam Barrett CA Mountain View 2024 OF 22.7 mph
^ Derek Waldvogel CA Serra 2023 OF 22.7 mph
3 Jim O'Brien CA Serra 2023 1B 22.6 mph
4 Tyler Lahl CA Serra 2024 C 22.1 mph
5 Salvatore Meehan CA Palo Alto 2023 OF 21.9 mph
6 Spencer Lanz CA Buhach Colony 2023 RHP 21.6 mph
7 Ben Giovannetti CA Woodside high school 2022 3B 21.4 mph
8 Drew Lavrack CA Dublin 2023 C 21.3 mph
9 Antonio Carter CA Bishop O'Dowd 2022 OF 20.9 mph
^ Isaiah Figueroa CA Don Lugo 2024 1B 20.9 mph
10 Jake Sonsini CA Menlo 2024 RHP 20.7 mph
11 Jake Downing CA Serra 2024 SS 20.6 mph
^ Austin Lachapelle CA San Mateo 2022 LHP 20.6 mph
12 Fernando Oseguera CA Los Altos 2024 C 20.4 mph
13 Morgan Winfield CA Sequoia 2025 1B 20.2 mph
14 Zachary Thom CA Palo Alto 2024 SS 20.0 mph
15 Malcom Felix CA St. Ignatius Prep 2024 OF 19.9 mph

Average Peak Hand Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Jasper Wilfrid CA Mountain View 2023 OF 22.0 mph
2 Liam Barrett CA Mountain View 2024 OF 21.9 mph
3 Jim O'Brien CA Serra 2023 1B 21.9 mph
4 Derek Waldvogel CA Serra 2023 OF 21.6 mph
5 Tyler Lahl CA Serra 2024 C 20.9 mph
6 Antonio Carter CA Bishop O'Dowd 2022 OF 20.5 mph
7 Isaiah Figueroa CA Don Lugo 2024 1B 20.1 mph
8 Jake Sonsini CA Menlo 2024 RHP 19.9 mph
9 Ben Giovannetti CA Woodside high school 2022 3B 19.8 mph
10 Jake Downing CA Serra 2024 SS 19.8 mph

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 Derek Waldvogel CA Serra 2023 OF 19.1 g
2 Salvatore Meehan CA Palo Alto 2023 OF 18.7 g
3 Jasper Wilfrid CA Mountain View 2023 OF 17.4 g
4 Rowan Sims CA Los Altos 2023 3B 17.1 g
5 Antonio Carter CA Bishop O'Dowd 2022 OF 16.4 g
6 Jake Sonsini CA Menlo 2024 RHP 15.7 g
7 Dylan Shu CA Mills 2023 C 15.7 g
8 Aaron Harkov CA Serra 2024 OF 14.7 g
9 Jack Lanham CA Sequoia 2023 RHP 14.5 g
10 Drew Lavrack CA Dublin 2023 C 14.2 g
11 Zachary Thom CA Palo Alto 2024 SS 14.1 g
12 Jake Downing CA Serra 2024 SS 13.9 g
13 Ben Giovannetti CA Woodside high school 2022 3B 12.1 g
14 Jim O'Brien CA Serra 2023 1B 12.1 g
15 Austin Lachapelle CA San Mateo 2022 LHP 12.0 g

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/06 The MAX - McCook, Ill.
SoCal Rising Stars: Los Angeles CA 02/27 O'Malley Field
SoCal Rising Stars: Orange County CA 03/20 JSerra High School
SoCal Rising Stars: Inland Empire CA 04/24 Corona High School
SoCal Rising Stars Games CA 06/04 O'Malley Field

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