SoCal Upperclass Games: Blast Motion Leaderboard


PBR California Staff

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LA MIRADA, CALIF. 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.

At the recent Top Prospects ID showcase players were set up with a Blast Motion sensor before each round of batting practice. 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, Power 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.

While there were two days of the events, we’ve combined the statistics to give a better representation of the group as a whole. Most players in the event were uncommitted and many of them put up some very good numbers, below we illustrate the top players in each category.

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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 James Whitman CA Helix 2022 1B 81.7 mph
2 Ben Lee CA St. Monica Catholic 2022 C 80.3 mph
3 Ben Lyons CA Rancho Bernardo 2023 OF 79.3 mph
4 Ryan Skjonsby CA Long Beach Poly 2022 3B 79.0 mph
5 Weston Clark CA Steele Canyon 2022 OF 77.0 mph
6 Jordan Cole CA Orange Lutheran 2023 RHP 76.2 mph
7 Connor Harrison CA De La Salle 2023 C 76.1 mph
8 Collin Taylor CA Birmingham 2022 3B 75.7 mph
9 Samuel DeCarlo CA Millikan 2022 SS 75.5 mph
10 Andrew Violet CA Fullerton 2022 C 74.9 mph
11 Nate Snakenborg CA San Marcos 2023 C 73.7 mph
12 Jarrett Segura CA Bishop Alemany 2023 1B 73.3 mph
13 Noah Williams CA Redondo Union 2022 OF 72.5 mph
14 Dominic Smaldino CA JSerra 2023 1B 71.2 mph
15 Dennis Fitzpatrick CA Corona del Mar 2023 SS 70.7 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 (avg)
1 Samuel DeCarlo CA Millikan 2022 SS 23.7 mph
2 James Whitman CA Helix 2022 1B 23.6 mph
3 Noah Williams CA Redondo Union 2022 OF 23.2 mph
4 Weston Clark CA Steele Canyon 2022 OF 22.7 mph
5 Jordan Cole CA Orange Lutheran 2023 RHP 22.7 mph
6 Ben Lee CA St. Monica Catholic 2022 C 22.4 mph
7 Stefano Gonzales CA Mater Dei 2023 RHP 22.2 mph
8 Ryan Skjonsby CA Long Beach Poly 2022 3B 22.0 mph
9 Jarrett Segura CA Bishop Alemany 2023 1B 22.0 mph
10 Amari Yolas CA DNA Academy 2023 OF 21.3 mph
11 Cooper Allen CA San Juan Hills 2022 1B 21.2 mph
12 Dennis Fitzpatrick CA Corona del Mar 2023 SS 21.0 mph
13 Connor Harrison CA De La Salle 2023 C 20.8 mph
14 Nate Snakenborg CA San Marcos 2023 C 20.7 mph
15 Dominic Smaldino CA JSerra 2023 1B 20.7 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 Connor Harrison CA De La Salle 2023 C 82 %
2 Weston Clark CA Steele Canyon 2022 OF 74 %
3 Cooper Allen CA San Juan Hills 2022 1B 72 %
4 Cesar Chavez CA Walnut 2022 SS 71 %
5 Nate Snakenborg CA San Marcos 2023 C 71 %
6 Ben Lee CA St. Monica Catholic 2022 C 71 %
7 Jake Fuentes CA Orange Lutheran 2023 3B 70 %
8 Dennis Fitzpatrick CA Corona del Mar 2023 SS 69 %
9 Jordan Cole CA Orange Lutheran 2023 RHP 67 %
10 James Whitman CA Helix 2022 1B 66 %
11 Jake Bourne CA JSerra 2023 OF 65 %
12 Amari Yolas CA DNA Academy 2023 OF 64 %
13 Stefano Gonzales CA Mater Dei 2023 RHP 63 %
14 Andrew Violet CA Fullerton 2022 C 62 %
15 Jarrett Segura CA Bishop Alemany 2023 1B 58 %

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 (max)
1 Ben Lee CA St. Monica Catholic 2022 C 25.9 g
2 James Whitman CA Helix 2022 1B 24.7 g
3 Amari Yolas CA DNA Academy 2023 OF 24.6 g
4 Stefano Gonzales CA Mater Dei 2023 RHP 23.8 g
5 Cooper Allen CA San Juan Hills 2022 1B 21.6 g
6 Weston Clark CA Steele Canyon 2022 OF 21.5 g
7 Jarrett Segura CA Bishop Alemany 2023 1B 21.2 g
8 Ryan Skjonsby CA Long Beach Poly 2022 3B 17.6 g
9 Jordan Cole CA Orange Lutheran 2023 RHP 17.1 g
10 Connor Harrison CA De La Salle 2023 C 16.5 g
^ Nate Snakenborg CA San Marcos 2023 C 16.5 g
11 Jake Fuentes CA Orange Lutheran 2023 3B 16.4 g
12 Jake Bourne CA JSerra 2023 OF 15.3 g
13 Dennis Fitzpatrick CA Corona del Mar 2023 SS 14.5 g
14 Cesar Chavez CA Walnut 2022 SS 13.6 g
15 Dominic Smaldino CA JSerra 2023 1B 11.4 g

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
SoCal Underclass Games (Invite-Only) CA 09/25 University of San Diego
Northern California Academic Games CA 10/16 Menlo College
Unsigned Senior Games CA 10/17 Hart Park

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