Northern Idaho Open: Positional Data Dive
September 13, 2023
On Saturday, September 9th, the PBR Idaho staff travelled to Coeur d'Alene to host the Northern Idaho Open at Lake City High School. This event featured 16 prospects from the 2024 - 2027 classes and allowed our staff an opportunity to get an in-depth first look at the talent in Northern Idaho, as well as a pair of prospects from North East Washington.
Earlier this week, we broke down the top measurable data performers from the event with our Statistical Analysis and Pitching Data Dive. Now, we will take a further in-depth look at the top position players and metrics with the help of our tech partnerships, broken down by the categories down below:
SYNCRO ATHLETIC TESTING
PEAK RUNNING SPEED
EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)
EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)
Exit Velocity: This metric measures the speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.
BATTED BALL DISTANCE (MAX)
BATTED BALL DISTANCE (AVG)
SWEET SPOT %
Sweet Spot percentage: This metric is determined by how often the player produces a batted ball during the session with a launch angle between 8 to 32 degrees.
HAND SPEED (AVG.)
Hand Speed: The observed 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.
BAT SPEED (AVG.)
Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat.
ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION (AVG.)
Body Rotation: A swing that has the appropriate relative contributions of body and bat rotations is an efficient and Powerful swing that maintains proper sequencing. An efficient baseball swing is one in which the body creates the initial movements, which is then transferred to the arms and out to the bat, thereby maximizing Bat Speed through this proximal-to-distal kinematic sequencing movement pattern.
|College of Southern Idaho Scout Day||NV||10/06||College of Southern Idaho|
|Southern Idaho Open (2024-2028)||NV||10/07||College of Southern Idaho|