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Northwest Suburban Open: Blast Motion Board


Kevin Cronin and Katherine Andolina
PBR Illinois Staff

Earlier this week we published a Statistical Analysis and Takeaways story, highlighting the top prospects of the event by class while also 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 Murphy Diggins WI Burlington 2023 OF 25.4 mph
2 Cole Clawson IL Hinsdale Central 2023 OF 23.5 mph
3 Brett Adams IN Munster 2023 C 23.3 mph
4 Colin Karecki IL Hoffman Estates 2025 C 23.1 mph
^ Yosiah Peters IL Crystal Lake Central 2023 3B 23.1 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Colin Karecki IL Hoffman Estates 2025 C 22.1 mph
2 Brett Adams IN Munster 2023 C 21.9 mph
3 Murphy Diggins WI Burlington 2023 OF 21.7 mph
4 Nathan Hannon IL Palatine 2023 OF 21.7 mph
5 Jonny Carrera IL Bolingbrook 2023 OF 21.2 mph
6 Cole Clawson IL Hinsdale Central 2023 OF 21.1 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 Murphy Diggins WI Burlington 2023 OF 74.3 mph
2 Yosiah Peters IL Crystal Lake Central 2023 3B 69.4 mph
3 Ashton Duvall IL Belvidere North 2023 C 68.4 mph
4 Matteo Nolasco IL Stevenson 2025 C 67.6 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 Brett Adams IN Munster 2023 C 28.8 g
2 Murphy Diggins WI Burlington 2023 OF 24.3 g
3 Joey Frankel IL Stevenson 2023 OF 22.2 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Brett Adams IN Munster 2023 C 25.8 g
2 Murphy Diggins WI Burlington 2023 OF 17.9 g
3 Joey Frankel IL Stevenson 2023 OF 17.1 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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