Northern Nevada Prospect Open: Blast Leaderboard


Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

The Northern Nevada Prospect Open was an opportunity for players from all over Northern Nevada to show off improvements made during the summer and increase their recruiting stock as we head into a crucial Fall season. This event featured a talented crop of players that should continue to generate interest over the next year and was one of the final events before the Fall PBR Player Ranking Updates are announced. 

Players were put through a Pro-Style Workout, which consisted of a Laser Time 60 Yard Dash, a TrackMan and Blast Motion analyzed Batting Practice session, Catcher Evaluations that included Pop Times, Velocity, Receiving and Blocking, Outfield Evaluations and Infield Evaluations. 

Full Northern Nevada Prospect Open Statistical Leaderboard - HERE

Today, we take a look at the Blast Motion Leaderboard that highlights the Top In-Swing Metrics collected from the Northern Nevada Prospect Open.

ABOUT BLAST MOTION:

One of the important tools Prep Baseball Report has implemented at its events is the use of Blast Motion sensors. During batting practice, the Blast Motion sensors measure Swing and Impact Metrics across several categories. Swing metrics measure pre-impact mechanics centered around plane, connection, and rotation while Impact metrics measure pre-impact performance outcomes based on ball contact.

HERE ARE THE TOP METRICS OF THE EVENT:

Top PEAK Bat Speed: 79.00 mph | Sam Kane - Bishop Manogue / 2023 

Top PEAK Hand Speed: 23.50 mph | Xavier Richards - Reno / 2022

On-Plane Efficiency: 90% | Weston Meyer - Damonte Ranch / 2024

Rotational Acceleration: 23.27 g | Sam Kane - Bishop Manogue / 2023

Below will you find the swing & impact metrics from the event in four different categories (Top-15 listed):

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BAT SPEED:

Bat Speed is the observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. For more info: Blast Bat Speed 

MLB Avg: 66-78 mph   MiLB: 63-75 mph   College: 66-75 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Sam Kane NV Bishop Manogue 2023 SS 79.0 mph
2 Justin Robinson NV Damonte Ranch 2023 3B 74.6 mph
3 Charles Gagen NV Sierra Lutheran 2023 3B 71.7 mph
4 Xavier Richards NV Reno 2022 RHP 70.8 mph
5 Holden Rowan NV Bishop Manogue 2024 1B 70.4 mph
6 Grigory McCoy NV Galena 2023 3B 70.2 mph
7 Luke Metzker NV Bishop Manogue 2022 RHP 69.5 mph
8 Mason Daforno NV Reno 2022 RHP 69.3 mph
9 Tanner Hail NV Bishop Manogue 2023 RHP 69.2 mph
10 Thomas Young NV Douglas 2024 OF 68.7 mph

PEAK HAND SPEED: 

Peak Hand Speed is 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. For more info: Peak Hand Speed

MLB Avg: 23-29 mph MiLB Avg: 22-28 mph College Avg: 21-24 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Xavier Richards NV Reno 2022 RHP 23.5 mph
2 Sam Kane NV Bishop Manogue 2023 SS 23.3 mph
3 Luke Metzker NV Bishop Manogue 2022 RHP 23.2 mph
4 Takeo Cervantez NV Bishop Manogue 2024 3B 23.1 mph
5 Holden Rowan NV Bishop Manogue 2024 1B 22.9 mph
6 Tanner Hail NV Bishop Manogue 2023 RHP 22.5 mph
7 Jeremy Grayson NV Galena 2023 1B 22.4 mph
8 Callan Scolari NV Bishop Manogue 2023 RHP 22.0 mph
9 Hagan Carpenter NV Reno 2023 OF 21.7 mph
^ Preston Travers NV Bishop Manogue 2024 SS 21.7 mph
10 Harvey Smerdon NV Reno 2024 SS 21.6 mph

ON PLANE EFFICIENCY: 


Measures the percentage of your swing where the bat is on the swing plane. Your vertical bat angle at contact establishes the plane for that swing. Plane is a great indicator for making more consistent contact on the barrel of the bat. For more info: On Plane Efficiency

Ideal Efficiency %: 70% or Higher    Range: 65%-85%

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Weston Meyer NV Damonte Ranch 2024 C 90 %
2 Preston Travers NV Bishop Manogue 2024 SS 86 %
3 Tai Chang NV Reed 2025 OF 82 %
4 Hagan Carpenter NV Reno 2023 OF 78 %
5 Aidan Long NV Bishop Manogue 2023 2B 78 %
6 Cole Benefiel NV Galena 2024 C 78 %
7 Tony Caramella NV Manogue 2024 2B 77 %
8 Jeremy Grayson NV Galena 2023 1B 77 %
^ Caden Birch NV North Valleys 2025 SS 77 %
9 Holden Rowan NV Bishop Manogue 2024 1B 77 %
10 Aiden Brouhard NV Bishop Manogue 2023 C 73 %

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION:

Measures how quickly your bat accelerates into the swing plane. Rotation is a good indicator of how you build bat speed by sequencing properly. The quicker your rotational acceleration, the more power you will have and the more time you have to adjust to pitch locations. For more info: Rotational Acceleration

MLB Avg: 16.8 g   MiLB Avg: 12.6 g   College Avg: 12.9 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Sam Kane NV Bishop Manogue 2023 SS 23.3 g
2 Holden Rowan NV Bishop Manogue 2024 1B 20.4 g
3 Preston Travers NV Bishop Manogue 2024 SS 19.2 g
4 Tony Caramella NV Manogue 2024 2B 17.7 g
5 Hagan Carpenter NV Reno 2023 OF 16.8 g
6 Takeo Cervantez NV Bishop Manogue 2024 3B 16.4 g
7 Grigory McCoy NV Galena 2023 3B 14.0 g
8 Aidan Long NV Bishop Manogue 2023 2B 13.7 g
9 Mason Daforno NV Reno 2022 RHP 13.4 g
10 Jeremy Grayson NV Galena 2023 1B 13.3 g

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Nevada Fall Underclass Showcase NV 09/26 College of Southern Nevada
PBR Nevada ProCase 2021 NV 10/24 College of Southern Nevada
PBR x CSN Pro Day 2021 NV 10/24 College of Southern Nevada

 

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