Sherwood Fall Open: Blast Motion Board


PBR Oregon Staff

The Sherwood Fall Open was held on September 17th at Sherwood High School. This event was an open event that consisted of prospects from the 2023-2026 classes. These players went through extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion, participated in defensive evaluations, ran the 60 yard-dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing on Sunday.

Continuing off our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look back at some of the leaders from Blast Motion recorded from the showcase. Please continue to check back over the next week, as we will release individual scouting reports on each player present at the event. 

View all event stats HERE

View event roster HERE.

 

HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Teige Halligan WA O'Dea 2023 OF 27.6 mph
2 Henry Pearson OR Sunset 2026 1B 24.3 mph
3 Nate Nowak OR St. Helens 2024 RHP 24.1 mph
4 Taylor Brenneman OR Sprague 2023 OF 23.2 mph
5 Sam Trojan OR Lake Oswego 2024 C 22.8 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Nate Nowak OR St. Helens 2024 RHP 22.8 mph
2 Henry Pearson OR Sunset 2026 1B 22.6 mph
3 Taylor Brenneman OR Sprague 2023 OF 22.3 mph
4 Sam Trojan OR Lake Oswego 2024 C 22.2 mph
5 Teige Halligan WA O'Dea 2023 OF 21.0 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 Sam Trojan OR Lake Oswego 2024 C 72.7 mph
2 Colby Turco OR Wilsonville 2024 LHP 70.8 mph
3 Drew Hall OR Wilsonville 2025 OF 68.4 mph
4 Nate Nowak OR St. Helens 2024 RHP 68.4 mph
5 Luke Kovac OR Sandy 2024 3B 68.2 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 Tyler Knox WA Mount Rainier 2026 2B 25.2 g
2 Sam Trojan OR Lake Oswego 2024 C 24.5 g
3 Henry Pearson OR Sunset 2026 1B 24.0 g
4 Kyle Schmidt OR Mountainside 2025 SS 23.0 g
5 Ezra Vice OR Westview 2024 OF 22.5 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Tyler Knox WA Mount Rainier 2026 2B 20.0 g
2 Kyle Schmidt OR Mountainside 2025 SS 19.8 g
3 Sam Trojan OR Lake Oswego 2024 C 19.7 g
4 Ezra Vice OR Westview 2024 OF 19.1 g
5 Henry Pearson OR Sunset 2026 1B 18.8 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.

 

Follow on Twitter: @PBR_Oregon
Follow on Instagram: @PBR_Oregon

+ Click HERE to create a free profile.

+ Click HERE to purchase a subscription which gives you access to additional information on the site.