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2020 Preseason All-State Upperclass - Blast Metrics


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We would like to thank all who participated in PBR Ohio's 2020 Preseason All-State Upperclass. This was a great opportunity for the class of 2021-2024 prospects to be put on college radars. Many players impressed during their individual workouts at the showcase.

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2020 Preseason All-State Upperclass - Blast Metrics

Prep Baseball Report and Blast Motion, the leader in swing analysis, player development and improvement, announced a partnership last month that makes Blast the Official Swing Analysis Technology of Prep Baseball Report.

WHAT IS BLAST MOTION?

Blast Motion is a bat sensor that is placed on the knob of the bat and analyzes the swing, providing multiple metrics for every swing taken. Blast captures the data by the sensor picking up the vibration of the bat at impact when the hitter makes contact with the baseball. If there's no contact, the sensor won't read the swing.

Bat Speed

Bat Speed – is 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.

Name Bat Speed
AJ Rausch
76.7
Michael McNamara
75.8
Robby Morgan
75.4
Max Caron
74.7
Lane Johnson
71.6

Rotational Acceleration

Rotational Acceleration – Rotational Acceleration measures how quickly your bat accelerates into the swing plane. Rotational Acceleration is a good indicator of how you build bat speed by sequencing properly vs. pulling the bat with your hands. The quicker your rotational acceleration, the more power you will have and the more time you have to make a decision at the plate.

Name Rotational Acceleration
Max Caron
29.8
Cole Zak
27.2
Ryan Miller
23.2
Tyler Pettorini
21.4
Lane Johnson
20.7

On Plane Efficiency

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 of making consistent contact and barreling balls.

Name On Plane Efficiency %
Trey Willis
88
Max Caron
86
Tyler Pettorini
86
Sean Springer
84
Gianni Passarelli
83

Attack Angle

Attack Angle – is the angle of the bat’s path, at impact, relative to horizontal. A positive value indicates swinging up, and a negative value indicates swinging down, where zero is perfectly level.

Name Attack Angle (deg)
Evan Wolf
27
Ryan Miller
19
Nick Compton
18
Lane Johnson
16
Fletcher Holquist
16
Michael McNamara 16
Jake Llaneza 16
Matthew Giberti 16

Early Connection

Early Connection – Early Connection measures the relationship between your body tilt and vertical bat angle at the start of the downswing. Establishing good connection (90 degrees) early in the swing helps you get on plane and increases your ability to adjust to all pitch locations.

Name Early Connection (deg)
Will Carpenter
130
Robby Morgan
130
AJ Rausch
126
Joshua Qualls
120
Josh Laisure
118

Connection At Impact

Connection at Impact – Connection at impact measures the relationship between your body tilt and vertical bat angle at impact. Maintaining good connection (90 degrees) for all pitch locations is an indicator of dynamic adjustability.

Name Connection At Impact (deg)
Joshua Qualls
102
Robby Morgan
101
Josh Laisure
97
Will Carpenter
95
Peter Jelenic
94