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Top Tier NorCal Scout Day 2023: Blast Motion Leaders


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SAN RAMON, CALIF. - Our third ever scout day with Top Tier NorCal took place on Saturday 1/28/23 at Dougherty Valley HS in San Ramon. On a cool morning we saw an enthusiastic group ranging from the 2024-2026 classes, some of whom showed impressive hitting tools despite the cool temps.

Players were put through the traditional showcase workout that included the 60-yard dash (w/10 & 30-yard splits as well), hitting session, defensive session, concluded with pitchers throwing a 15-20 pitch pen session.

The coming days will have posts reflecting more statistical leaders via TrackMan and Swift Technology. Today it's the Blast Motion leaderboards.

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

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

BLAST MOTION LEADERS

PEAK 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 Jason Balmy CA St. Ignatius College Preparatory 2026 1B 79.0 mph
2 Mateo Morales CA St. Mary's College Prep 2024 C 78.5 mph
3 Johnny Edwards CA California 2025 3B 70.3 mph
4 Soren Hummel CA Saint Ignatius College Prep 2025 3B 68.7 mph
5 Andres Romo CA Newark Memorial 2025 1B 67.6 mph
6 Dimitri Williams CA BISHOP O DOWD HIGH SCHOOL 2026 OF 67.3 mph
7 Nolan Jess CA California 2025 C 66.6 mph
8 Evan Tavarez CA Bellarmine College Prep 2025 66.2 mph
9 Brayden Gijbels CA California 2025 RHP 65.2 mph
10 Jake Belloni CA Hillsdale 2025 LHP 63.5 mph

AVERAGE BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Mateo Morales CA St. Mary's College Prep 2024 C 75.7 mph
2 Jason Balmy CA St. Ignatius College Preparatory 2026 1B 70.3 mph
3 Johnny Edwards CA California 2025 3B 65.3 mph
4 Andres Romo CA Newark Memorial 2025 1B 65.2 mph
5 Dimitri Williams CA BISHOP O DOWD HIGH SCHOOL 2026 OF 65.1 mph
6 Soren Hummel CA Saint Ignatius College Prep 2025 3B 64.3 mph
7 Nolan Jess CA California 2025 C 64.0 mph
8 Evan Tavarez CA Bellarmine College Prep 2025 63.8 mph
9 Jake Belloni CA Hillsdale 2025 LHP 61.8 mph
10 Brayden Gijbels CA California 2025 RHP 61.7 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 (max)
1 Mateo Morales CA St. Mary's College Prep 2024 C 22.6 mph
2 Johnny Edwards CA California 2025 3B 22.0 mph
3 Dimitri Williams CA BISHOP O DOWD HIGH SCHOOL 2026 OF 21.7 mph
4 Nolan Jess CA California 2025 C 20.9 mph
^ Jack Porras CA De La Salle 2025 2B 20.9 mph
5 Soren Hummel CA Saint Ignatius College Prep 2025 3B 20.8 mph
6 Diego Prado CA Wilcox 2025 OF 20.4 mph
7 Jason Balmy CA St. Ignatius College Preparatory 2026 1B 20.1 mph
8 Austin Mak CA Archbishop Mitty 2026 2B 20.0 mph
9 Colton Vick CA Freedom 2026 C 19.7 mph
^ Jake Belloni CA Hillsdale 2025 LHP 19.7 mph
^ Brayden Gijbels CA California 2025 RHP 19.7 mph
^ Andres Romo CA Newark Memorial 2025 1B 19.7 mph
10 Evan Tavarez CA Bellarmine College Prep 2025 19.5 mph

AVERAGE HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Mateo Morales CA St. Mary's College Prep 2024 C 21.0 mph
2 Johnny Edwards CA California 2025 3B 20.9 mph
3 Dimitri Williams CA BISHOP O DOWD HIGH SCHOOL 2026 OF 20.4 mph
4 Soren Hummel CA Saint Ignatius College Prep 2025 3B 19.9 mph
5 Jack Porras CA De La Salle 2025 2B 19.8 mph
6 Diego Prado CA Wilcox 2025 OF 19.7 mph
7 Nolan Jess CA California 2025 C 19.5 mph
8 Jake Belloni CA Hillsdale 2025 LHP 19.3 mph
9 Jason Balmy CA St. Ignatius College Preparatory 2026 1B 19.2 mph
10 Austin Mak CA Archbishop Mitty 2026 2B 18.9 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 Soren Hummel CA Saint Ignatius College Prep 2025 3B 79 %
2 Jack Porras CA De La Salle 2025 2B 74 %
3 Brayden Gijbels CA California 2025 RHP 73 %
4 Andres Romo CA Newark Memorial 2025 1B 72 %
5 Gabriel Rubio CA Freedom 2026 3B 68 %
6 Jake Belloni CA Hillsdale 2025 LHP 68 %
7 Dimitri Williams CA BISHOP O DOWD HIGH SCHOOL 2026 OF 67 %
8 Colton Vick CA Freedom 2026 C 67 %
9 Jonathan Abenoja CA Freedom 2026 C 67 %
10 Connor Murphy CA Newark Memorial 2026 RHP 65 %

AVERAGE 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 Evan Tavarez CA Bellarmine College Prep 2025 19.4 g
2 Dimitri Williams CA BISHOP O DOWD HIGH SCHOOL 2026 OF 18.7 g
3 Jason Balmy CA St. Ignatius College Preparatory 2026 1B 18.2 g
4 Jack Porras CA De La Salle 2025 2B 16.6 g
5 Diego Prado CA Wilcox 2025 OF 14.8 g
6 Colton Vick CA Freedom 2026 C 13.9 g
7 Roy Martin CA Lick-Wilmerding 2024 SS 13.3 g
8 Nolan Jess CA California 2025 C 10.9 g
9 Brayden Gijbels CA California 2025 RHP 10.6 g
10 Mateo Morales CA St. Mary's College Prep 2024 C 10.4 g

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
East Bay Preseason ID CA 2/05 Chabot College - Hayward
Rising Stars ID: Sacramento CA 3/12 McBean Stadium - Lincoln
Rising Stars ID: Bay Area CA 4/23 Chabot College - Hayward