PBR IL - Harper JC Scout Day: Blast Board


By: Diego Solares
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

The PBR Illinois - Harper College Scout Day took place on Wednesday, September 22. The event was held at Harper College in Palatine, IL and each prospect in attendance was able to showcase their talents in front of our scouting staff. 

Our staff rolled out a quick statistical analysis earlier today, highlighting several prospects that led their respective position groups in our traditional categories. We then started a deeper dive into the numbers, looking at the pitch metrics and batted ball data from this event inside our TrackMan Files.

Inside this piece you'll find all the swing metrics collected through our Blast Motion sensors that analyze hand speed, bat speed, and rotational acceleration, amongst other things as well.

Hand Speed (Peak & Average)

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Ryan Martin Mount Mercy University 2019 3B 26.60 mph
2 Derek Elicier Harper JC 2020 OF 25.80 mph
^ Tyler Spiecker Harper JC 2021 SS 25.80 mph
3 George Betevis Harper JC 2021 OF 25.50 mph
4 Hunter Hayden Lafayette 2019 OF 25.40 mph
5 Julio Cajigas Harper JC 2019 OF 25.00 mph
6 Alberto Serna Rolling Meadows 2021 C 24.40 mph
^ John Swiderek Harper JC 2021 3B 24.40 mph
7 Bryce Mandala Harper JC 2019 2B 24.30 mph
8 Aidan Teahan Maine South 2020 1B 24.00 mph

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Ryan Martin Mount Mercy University 2019 3B 25.82 mph
2 Tyler Spiecker Harper JC 2021 SS 24.63 mph
3 Hunter Hayden Lafayette 2019 OF 24.31 mph
4 George Betevis Harper JC 2021 OF 24.29 mph
5 Julio Cajigas Harper JC 2019 OF 24.11 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 School HS Grad Year Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Derek Elicier Harper JC 2020 OF 75.46 mph
2 Christian Green Harper JC 2021 1B 74.73 mph
3 Micah O'Neal Harper JC 2020 OF 73.18 mph
4 Elijah Davila Lakeview 2021 1B 72.21 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 School HS Grad Year Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Derek Elicier Harper JC 2020 OF 33.00 g
2 Tyler Spiecker Harper JC 2021 SS 29.70 g
3 Alberto Serna Rolling Meadows 2021 C 29.30 g
4 Ryan Martin Mount Mercy University 2019 3B 29.10 g

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Derek Elicier Harper JC 2020 OF 26.93 g
2 Alberto Serna Rolling Meadows 2021 C 26.68 g
3 Ryan Martin Mount Mercy University 2019 3B 25.83 g
4 Tyler Spiecker Harper JC 2021 SS 24.09 g
5 John Swiderek Harper JC 2021 3B 22.95 g
6 Hunter Hayden Lafayette 2019 OF 22.46 g
7 Matthew Schalk Fremd 2021 1B 22.07 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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