SoCal ProCase: Blast Motion Leaderboard


PBR California Staff

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIF. - The Third Annual SoCal ProCase took place last weekend at beautiful St. Pierre Field on the campus of JSerra High School. The event annually draws many of the region's top players for an exclusive and intimate event in which they workout and play a scout ball style game where pitchers face five live hitters. This iteration featured players in the class of 2022 

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. Some of the metrics collected include: Bat Speed, On Plane Efficiency, Peak Hand Speed, Power and Rotational Acceleration. Those metrics are published in this piece.

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.

THE DATA

Max 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 | College: 66-75 mph | HS Varsity: 60-70 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Jack Gurevitch CA Notre Dame 2022 1B 80.80 mph
2 Cooper Whitton CA Santa Fe Christian 2022 OF 77.90 mph
3 Mikey Romero CA Orange Lutheran 2022 SS 77.60 mph
4 Toussaint Bythewood CA Harvard-Westlake 2022 OF 77.30 mph
5 Jordan Jaffe CA Calabasas 2022 3B 76.20 mph
6 Christopher Paciolla CA Temecula Valley 2022 SS 75.00 mph
7 Andrew Pyle CA La Mirada 2022 C 74.60 mph
8 Ian Halverson CA Mission Vista 2022 SS 73.30 mph
9 Austin Overn CA Foothill 2022 OF 73.00 mph
10 Jake Adams CA Murrieta Valley 2022 C 67.40 mph
11 Ryan Ward CA Coronado 2022 SS 67.30 mph
12 Max Aude CA Notre Dame 2022 C 63.80 mph
13 Noah Williams CA Redondo Union 2022 OF 61.40 mph

Avg. Bat Speed

MLB Avg: 66-78 mph | College: 66-75 mph | HS Varsity: 60-70 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Jack Gurevitch CA Notre Dame 2022 1B 74.74 mph
2 Toussaint Bythewood CA Harvard-Westlake 2022 OF 73.69 mph
3 Jordan Jaffe CA Calabasas 2022 3B 71.97 mph
4 Andrew Pyle CA La Mirada 2022 C 71.03 mph
5 Christopher Paciolla CA Temecula Valley 2022 SS 69.60 mph
6 Austin Overn CA Foothill 2022 OF 69.55 mph
7 Ian Halverson CA Mission Vista 2022 SS 69.32 mph
8 Cooper Whitton CA Santa Fe Christian 2022 OF 68.64 mph
9 Mikey Romero CA Orange Lutheran 2022 SS 67.68 mph
10 Jake Adams CA Murrieta Valley 2022 C 65.25 mph
11 Ryan Ward CA Coronado 2022 SS 62.63 mph
12 Max Aude CA Notre Dame 2022 C 60.53 mph
13 Noah Williams CA Redondo Union 2022 OF 57.67 mph

Max 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 | College Avg: 21-24 mph | HS Varsity Avg: 19-22 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Jack Gurevitch CA Notre Dame 2022 1B 28.10 mph
2 Christopher Paciolla CA Temecula Valley 2022 SS 25.90 mph
3 Ian Halverson CA Mission Vista 2022 SS 25.00 mph
4 Ryan Ward CA Coronado 2022 SS 24.70 mph
^ Max Aude CA Notre Dame 2022 C 24.70 mph
^ Cooper Whitton CA Santa Fe Christian 2022 OF 24.70 mph
5 Austin Overn CA Foothill 2022 OF 24.50 mph
6 Toussaint Bythewood CA Harvard-Westlake 2022 OF 24.30 mph
7 Mikey Romero CA Orange Lutheran 2022 SS 23.50 mph
8 Andrew Pyle CA La Mirada 2022 C 22.60 mph
9 Jordan Jaffe CA Calabasas 2022 3B 22.40 mph
10 Jake Adams CA Murrieta Valley 2022 C 21.90 mph
11 Noah Williams CA Redondo Union 2022 OF 20.50 mph

Avg. Hand Speed

MLB Avg: 23-29 mph | College Avg: 21-24 mph | HS Varsity Avg: 19-22 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Jack Gurevitch CA Notre Dame 2022 1B 26.86 mph
2 Cooper Whitton CA Santa Fe Christian 2022 OF 23.17 mph
3 Ryan Ward CA Coronado 2022 SS 22.57 mph
4 Toussaint Bythewood CA Harvard-Westlake 2022 OF 22.51 mph
5 Ian Halverson CA Mission Vista 2022 SS 22.38 mph
6 Austin Overn CA Foothill 2022 OF 22.03 mph
7 Max Aude CA Notre Dame 2022 C 21.78 mph
8 Christopher Paciolla CA Temecula Valley 2022 SS 21.24 mph
9 Mikey Romero CA Orange Lutheran 2022 SS 20.96 mph
10 Andrew Pyle CA La Mirada 2022 C 20.94 mph
11 Jordan Jaffe CA Calabasas 2022 3B 20.56 mph
12 Noah Williams CA Redondo Union 2022 OF 19.75 mph
13 Jake Adams CA Murrieta Valley 2022 C 19.51 mph

Average 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 %
1 Jack Gurevitch CA Notre Dame 2022 1B 91 %
2 Jake Adams CA Murrieta Valley 2022 C 77 %
3 Ian Halverson CA Mission Vista 2022 SS 76 %
4 Austin Overn CA Foothill 2022 OF 74 %
5 Andrew Pyle CA La Mirada 2022 C 67 %
6 Cooper Whitton CA Santa Fe Christian 2022 OF 63 %
7 Jordan Jaffe CA Calabasas 2022 3B 63 %
8 Mikey Romero CA Orange Lutheran 2022 SS 62 %
9 Noah Williams CA Redondo Union 2022 OF 61 %
10 Ryan Ward CA Coronado 2022 SS 60 %
11 Max Aude CA Notre Dame 2022 C 60 %
12 Toussaint Bythewood CA Harvard-Westlake 2022 OF 58 %
13 Christopher Paciolla CA Temecula Valley 2022 SS 51 %

Max 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 | College Avg: 12.9 g | HS Varsity Avg: 9.9 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Jack Gurevitch CA Notre Dame 2022 1B 31.10 g
2 Ian Halverson CA Mission Vista 2022 SS 28.30 g
3 Cooper Whitton CA Santa Fe Christian 2022 OF 23.40 g
4 Max Aude CA Notre Dame 2022 C 22.80 g
5 Christopher Paciolla CA Temecula Valley 2022 SS 19.90 g
6 Mikey Romero CA Orange Lutheran 2022 SS 18.50 g
7 Toussaint Bythewood CA Harvard-Westlake 2022 OF 18.40 g
8 Austin Overn CA Foothill 2022 OF 18.30 g
9 Noah Williams CA Redondo Union 2022 OF 17.70 g
10 Jake Adams CA Murrieta Valley 2022 C 17.30 g
11 Andrew Pyle CA La Mirada 2022 C 17.20 g
12 Ryan Ward CA Coronado 2022 SS 14.10 g
13 Jordan Jaffe CA Calabasas 2022 3B 13.20 g

Avg. Rotational Acceleration

MLB Avg: 16.8 g | College Avg: 12.9 g | HS Varsity Avg: 9.9 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Jack Gurevitch CA Notre Dame 2022 1B 21.98 g
2 Ian Halverson CA Mission Vista 2022 SS 18.66 g
3 Max Aude CA Notre Dame 2022 C 16.92 g
4 Cooper Whitton CA Santa Fe Christian 2022 OF 16.91 g
5 Toussaint Bythewood CA Harvard-Westlake 2022 OF 15.16 g
6 Noah Williams CA Redondo Union 2022 OF 13.58 g
7 Mikey Romero CA Orange Lutheran 2022 SS 13.33 g
8 Austin Overn CA Foothill 2022 OF 13.22 g
9 Jake Adams CA Murrieta Valley 2022 C 13.08 g
10 Andrew Pyle CA La Mirada 2022 C 12.66 g
11 Christopher Paciolla CA Temecula Valley 2022 SS 11.68 g
12 Ryan Ward CA Coronado 2022 SS 10.53 g
13 Jordan Jaffe CA Calabasas 2022 3B 9.60 g

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Top Prospects ID CA 07/07 Hart Park
Rising Stars Games ID CA 07/13 Hart Park
Rising Stars Games ID - NorCal CA 07/14 Islanders Field
California State Games (INVITE ONLY) CA 07/16 Islanders Field
2021 PBR Future Games (California Invite) CA 07/28 LakePoint Sports
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/28 LakePoint Sports
PBR West Coast Games (California Invite) CA 08/13 UNLV & College of Southern Nevada
Northern California Academic Games CA 10/09 Islanders Field


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