Preseason All-State: Blast Motion Leaderboard


Cam Black-Araujo
PBR Utah Operations

On Saturday, March 4th the PBR Utah staff hosted our final high school event of the winter with the Utah Preseason All-State at Hurricane High School in Hurricane, Utah. The event was loaded from top-to-bottom with some of Utah's top prospects in four different classes highlighted by a bunch of former Future Gamers and nine Division I commitments with 21 total commits at the event.

We had prospects from the 2023 - 2026 classes in attendance which gave our staff a look at 110 players with a boat load of uncommitted talent, several of whom have a chance to join Team Utah at this summer's Future Games or West Coast Games. Over the next week our staff will begin to break down everything from the event with leaderboards from four sets of leaderboards from our tech partners, as well as Quick Hits with scouting notes on some standouts.

At this event, we retrieved a significant amount of data on each player including: 60 Times and splits measured by Swift Performance, Batting Practice measured by TrackMan and Blast Motion, visual testing measured by Vizual Edge, Catch Pop Time and Velocity, Outfield Evaluation and Velocity, Infield Evaluation and Velocity, Pitcher Bullpens analyzed and assessed by TrackMan. We pride ourselves on utilizing the latest technology in the game to provide the most accurate data for both the player and those recruiting/evaluating the player.

Below, we continue to break down all the data from the event with a look at the top Blast Motion metrics and data from the event.

For complete event results and stats, click here.
To view upcoming events, click here.

UTAH PRESEASON ALL-STATE | BLAST MOTION BOARD

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Top Blast Motion Performers in each swing category

Max Bat Speed - 89.9MPH | LHP/1B Noah Simon - 2023, Corner Canyon | Cuesta College
Avg. Bat Speed - 83.0MPH | 3B/OF Drake Piersall - 2024, Riverton | Uncommitted
Max Hand Speed - 28.1MPH | 1B/3B Cole Kershaw - 2023, Jordan | Utah
Avg. Hand Speed - 25.2MPH | OF/3B Mason Salazar - 2023, Lehi | Paradise Valley CC
Max On-Plane Efficiency - 94 % | 1B/OF Dax Watts - 2024, American Fork | Uncommitted
Avg. On-Plane Efficiency - 89 % | 1B/OF Dax Watts - 2024, American Fork | Uncommitted
Max Rotational Accel. - 27.8 G | 1B/3B Cole Kershaw - 2023, Jordan | Utah
Avg. Rotational Accel. - 23.0 G | 1B/3B Cole Kershaw - 2023, Jordan | Utah

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MAX BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Noah Simon UT Corner Canyon 2023 LHP 89.9 mph
2 Ashton Gurney UT Wasatch 2024 C 88.7 mph
3 Cole Kershaw UT Jordan 2023 1B 86.4 mph
4 Drake Piersall UT Riverton 2024 3B 85.0 mph
5 Keaton Stinson UT Cottonwood 2024 OF 84.1 mph
6 Casey Robinson UT Hurricane 2023 3B 84.0 mph
7 Alex Vernon UT Riverton 2024 1B 81.8 mph
8 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 OF 80.8 mph
9 Owen Miller UT Orem 2024 RHP 80.7 mph
10 Degan Rigby UT Bear River 2024 RHP 80.6 mph

AVG BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Drake Piersall UT Riverton 2024 3B 83.0 mph
2 Cole Kershaw UT Jordan 2023 1B 82.7 mph
3 Casey Robinson UT Hurricane 2023 3B 81.1 mph
4 Keaton Stinson UT Cottonwood 2024 OF 79.8 mph
5 Owen Miller UT Orem 2024 RHP 78.7 mph
6 Noah Simon UT Corner Canyon 2023 LHP 78.5 mph
7 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 OF 78.0 mph
8 Malik Harris UT Juan Diego Catholic 2023 RHP 76.7 mph
9 Noah Gatti UT Jordan 2025 3B 76.6 mph
10 Alex Vernon UT Riverton 2024 1B 76.3 mph

MAX HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Cole Kershaw UT Jordan 2023 1B 28.1 mph
2 Jordan Jones UT Mountain Crest 2024 1B 26.7 mph
3 Cache Poulson UT American Fork 2026 C 26.4 mph
^ Owen Miller UT Orem 2024 RHP 26.4 mph
4 Keaton Stinson UT Cottonwood 2024 OF 26.3 mph
5 Mason Salazar UT Mountain View 2023 OF 26.1 mph
6 Drake Piersall UT Riverton 2024 3B 26.0 mph
7 Noah Simon UT Corner Canyon 2023 LHP 25.8 mph
8 Cooper Ford UT Juab 2023 3B 25.6 mph
9 Brayden Olson UT West Jordan 2023 OF 25.5 mph

AVG. HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Mason Salazar UT Mountain View 2023 OF 25.2 mph
2 Owen Miller UT Orem 2024 RHP 24.9 mph
3 Trey Vaughn UT Snow Canyon 2026 1B 24.7 mph
4 Cache Poulson UT American Fork 2026 C 24.6 mph
5 Cole Kershaw UT Jordan 2023 1B 24.6 mph
6 Drake Piersall UT Riverton 2024 3B 24.0 mph
7 Jordan Jones UT Mountain Crest 2024 1B 24.0 mph
8 Cooper Ford UT Juab 2023 3B 24.0 mph
9 Brayden Olson UT West Jordan 2023 OF 23.9 mph
10 Maxwell Lee UT Viewmont 2023 C 23.9 mph

MAX ON-PLANE EFFICIENCY

Rank Name State School Class Pos MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
1 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 OF 94
2 Petey Soto Jr. UT Crimson Cliffs 2023 SS 93
3 Dallas Yardley UT Beaver 2023 RHP 92
4 Easton Petitta UT Cottonwood 2025 3B 87
5 Grant Scholzen UT Hurricane 2023 SS 86
6 Max Pollard UT Corner Canyon 2023 C 85
^ Zach Engemann UT Orem 2025 SS 85
7 Blake Carter UT Maple Mountain 2024 RHP 84
8 Chase Johnston UT Maple Mountain 2025 LHP 83
^ Owen Miller UT Orem 2024 RHP 83
^ Caden Fenger UT Juan Diego 2024 RHP 83
^ Brayden Olson UT West Jordan 2023 OF 83

AVG. ON-PLANE EFFICIENCY

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 OF 89 %
2 Petey Soto Jr. UT Crimson Cliffs 2023 SS 89 %
3 Dallas Yardley UT Beaver 2023 RHP 84 %
4 Easton Petitta UT Cottonwood 2025 3B 80 %
5 Max Pollard UT Corner Canyon 2023 C 79 %
6 Chase Johnston UT Maple Mountain 2025 LHP 78 %
7 Owen Miller UT Orem 2024 RHP 78 %
8 Grant Scholzen UT Hurricane 2023 SS 78 %
9 Austin Park UT Juab 2025 SS 77 %
10 Mason Henry UT Pleasant Grove 2026 RHP 77 %

MAX ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Cole Kershaw UT Jordan 2023 1B 27.8 g
2 Carlos Calata UT Juan Diego 2023 SS 27.0 g
3 Alex Vernon UT Riverton 2024 1B 24.9 g
4 Grant Scholzen UT Hurricane 2023 SS 24.4 g
5 Drake Piersall UT Riverton 2024 3B 24.2 g
6 Mason Salazar UT Mountain View 2023 OF 22.9 g
7 Maxwell Lee UT Viewmont 2023 C 22.1 g
^ Casey Robinson UT Hurricane 2023 3B 22.1 g
8 Cayman Sanchez UT Olympus 2026 SS 21.0 g
9 Easton Petitta UT Cottonwood 2025 3B 20.5 g
^ Degan Rigby UT Bear River 2024 RHP 20.5 g

AVG. ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Cole Kershaw UT Jordan 2023 1B 23.0 g
2 Drake Piersall UT Riverton 2024 3B 20.7 g
3 Grant Scholzen UT Hurricane 2023 SS 20.1 g
4 Maxwell Lee UT Viewmont 2023 C 19.3 g
5 Mason Salazar UT Mountain View 2023 OF 18.3 g
6 Carlos Calata UT Juan Diego 2023 SS 17.7 g
7 Chase Johnston UT Maple Mountain 2025 LHP 17.6 g
8 Riley Brown UT Brighton 2025 3B 17.3 g
9 Max Pollard UT Corner Canyon 2023 C 17.3 g
10 Cooper Ford UT Juab 2023 3B 17.2 g

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Northern Utah Rising Stars ID UT 04/22 American Fork High School - American Fork, UT
Southern Utah Rising Stars ID UT 05/06 Hurricane High School


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