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IL/WI Preseason ProCase: Blast Motion Board


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Saturday, Jan. 29, the PBR Illinois and PBR Wisconsin staffs met in Chicago to host the inaugural Preseason ProCase at the Pullman Community Center, featuring 15 of the area’s top seniors, representing both states. Today, we’ll be publishing our instant analysis from the event with scouting reports on each of the event’s attendees.

Earlier this week we published Quick Hits highlighting the top prospects of the event by class. We also rolled out a Statistical Analysis, bringing you a quick statistical analysis of those that participated in the event. We then dove deep into the data, looking at the pitch metrics and batted ball numbers from this event inside our TrackMan Files piece.

Today, with the help of our Blast Motion sensors, we're analyzing the swing metrics measured on Saturday at this high-caliber showcase.

Hand Speed (Peak & Average)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Brandon Rogers IL Mount Carmel 2022 OF 27.9 mph
2 Victor Izquierdo IL Lockport 2022 1B 24.8 mph
3 Will Plattner IL Glenwood 2022 C 24.4 mph
^ Jack Scheri IL LaSalle Peru 2022 SS 24.4 mph
4 Brady Small IL Lemont 2022 OF 23.5 mph
5 Bryce Nevils IL Brother Rice 2023 C 23.4 mph
6 Christian Holmes IL Brother Rice 2022 SS 22.7 mph
7 Jackson Bessette IL South Elgin 2022 C 22.1 mph
8 Ben Karpowicz IL South Elgin 2022 OF 21.9 mph
9 Shai Robinson IL Homewood-Flossmoor 2022 SS 20.6 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Brandon Rogers IL Mount Carmel 2022 OF 25.3 mph
2 Jack Scheri IL LaSalle Peru 2022 SS 23.3 mph
3 Victor Izquierdo IL Lockport 2022 1B 23.1 mph
4 Will Plattner IL Glenwood 2022 C 21.9 mph
5 Brady Small IL Lemont 2022 OF 21.6 mph
6 Bryce Nevils IL Brother Rice 2023 C 21.2 mph
7 Christian Holmes IL Brother Rice 2022 SS 21.2 mph
8 Jackson Bessette IL South Elgin 2022 C 21.1 mph
9 Ben Karpowicz IL South Elgin 2022 OF 20.7 mph

Peak Hand Speed: 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.

Bat Speed (Average)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Brady Small IL Lemont 2022 OF 78.4 mph
2 Will Plattner IL Glenwood 2022 C 74.3 mph
3 Victor Izquierdo IL Lockport 2022 1B 74.1 mph
4 Christian Holmes IL Brother Rice 2022 SS 69.8 mph
5 Jackson Bessette IL South Elgin 2022 C 69.6 mph
6 Bryce Nevils IL Brother Rice 2023 C 69.4 mph
7 Jack Scheri IL LaSalle Peru 2022 SS 68.8 mph
8 Brandon Rogers IL Mount Carmel 2022 OF 68.3 mph
9 Shai Robinson IL Homewood-Flossmoor 2022 SS 65.8 mph

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 (Peak & Average)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Brandon Rogers IL Mount Carmel 2022 OF 40.2 g
2 Jack Scheri IL LaSalle Peru 2022 SS 24.1 g
3 Bryce Nevils IL Brother Rice 2023 C 21.4 g
4 Brady Small IL Lemont 2022 OF 20.7 g
5 Ben Karpowicz IL South Elgin 2022 OF 18.4 g
6 Victor Izquierdo IL Lockport 2022 1B 18.2 g
7 Will Plattner IL Glenwood 2022 C 16.6 g
8 Christian Holmes IL Brother Rice 2022 SS 15.8 g
9 Jackson Bessette IL South Elgin 2022 C 12.0 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Brandon Rogers IL Mount Carmel 2022 OF 30.9 g
2 Jack Scheri IL LaSalle Peru 2022 SS 19.2 g
3 Ben Karpowicz IL South Elgin 2022 OF 14.9 g
4 Brady Small IL Lemont 2022 OF 13.7 g
5 Will Plattner IL Glenwood 2022 C 12.9 g
6 Bryce Nevils IL Brother Rice 2023 C 12.6 g
7 Victor Izquierdo IL Lockport 2022 1B 12.4 g
8 Christian Holmes IL Brother Rice 2022 SS 11.6 g
9 Jackson Bessette IL South Elgin 2022 C 6.8 g

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.

For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at this showcase, CLICK HERE.

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