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Unsigned Senior Showcase: Blast Motion Board


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Sunday, October 3, the PBR Illinois staff traveled back to The MAX Sports Complex in McCook, Illinois, to host the annual Unsigned Senior Showcase. This event was open to all uncommitted prospects in the state’s 2022 class that are still looking for a place to call home at the collegiate level.

For a look at the complete roster of players set to make the trip to the MAX this Sunday, click HERE.

Now, at the event’s conclusion, our staff will begin to unravel our thoughts from the day. We started by rolling out a Statistical Analysis earlier today, highlighting which players led our respective statistical categories, such as the 60-yard dash, max throwing velocities, and other such numbers from the event.

We continued to unravel the data captured from the day through the advanced technology we have at our disposal, starting with what we have on hand from our TrackMan Units inside a previous article.

Now, we'll conclude all the statistical coverage from the day by breaking down the swing metrics from each individual player's BP round, thanks to the info gathered through our Blast Motion sensors.

Hand Speed (Peak & Average)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Billy Frantzis IL Glenbard West 2022 1B 27.0 mph
^ Jacob Filip IL Lakes Community 2022 C 27.0 mph
2 Luke Leombruni IL Boylan Catholic 2022 OF 26.0 mph
3 Freddy Rangel IL Lyons Township 2022 OF 25.1 mph
^ Braiden Elliott IL Tri-Valley 2022 OF 25.1 mph
4 Owen Cutinello IL South Elgin 2022 C 24.7 mph
5 Alexander Cortes IL Warren 2022 SS 24.5 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Luke Leombruni IL Boylan Catholic 2022 OF 25.2 mph
2 Billy Frantzis IL Glenbard West 2022 1B 25.0 mph
3 Jacob Filip IL Lakes Community 2022 C 24.9 mph
4 Braiden Elliott IL Tri-Valley 2022 OF 24.1 mph
5 Owen Cutinello IL South Elgin 2022 C 23.5 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 Mason Tokarz-Deram IL Warren Township 2022 OF 77.6 mph
2 Ethan Miller IL Crete Monee 2022 1B 76.9 mph
3 Ryan Phillips IL Schaumburg 2022 1B 76.6 mph
4 Billy Frantzis IL Glenbard West 2022 1B 74.1 mph
5 Luke Leombruni IL Boylan Catholic 2022 OF 73.4 mph
6 Michael Pustelnik IL Andrew 2022 LHP 72.3 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 Luke Read IL Springfield Southeast 2022 OF 27.7 g
^ Jacob Filip IL Lakes Community 2022 C 27.7 g
2 Braiden Elliott IL Tri-Valley 2022 OF 26.6 g
3 Luke Leombruni IL Boylan Catholic 2022 OF 25.6 g
4 Chris Morgan IL DePaul College Prep 2022 OF 23.7 g
5 Joshua Rogde IL Burlington Central 2022 SS 23.3 g
6 Frank Carino IL St Edward Central Catholic 2022 3B 22.8 g
7 Michael Rago IL Fenton 2022 SS 22.3 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Luke Read IL Springfield Southeast 2022 OF 23.1 g
2 Braiden Elliott IL Tri-Valley 2022 OF 22.2 g
3 Jacob Filip IL Lakes Community 2022 C 22.1 g
4 Joshua Rogde IL Burlington Central 2022 SS 21.3 g
5 Chris Morgan IL DePaul College Prep 2022 OF 20.6 g
6 Luke Leombruni IL Boylan Catholic 2022 OF 20.5 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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