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Blast Motion Reports: Top Prospect Games East

Jason Burton
Richmond Scouting Coordinator

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On June 22nd PBR VA/DC Staff held a Top Prospect Games East event at War Memorial Stadium that featured some of the best talent in the area. In this post event analysis we are taking a look at some of the Blast Motion data from the on field BP that day. 

About Blast Motion:

During batting practice, the Blast Motion sensors measured 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. Below are the top performers in five of the categories measured using the Blast Motion sensors.

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

Name School Class Commitment Peak Bat Speed
 Lincoln Lubsen Walsingham Academy   2021    76.7 mph
 Moses Brown V  Menchville  2021    74.6 mph
 Xavier Martin  Tabb  2022    73.0 mph
 Camrin Sturgeon  Kecoughtan  2021    71.0 mph
 Ryan Peterson  First Colonial  2021    70.5 mph


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

Name School Class Commitment Rotational Acceleration
 Jordan Crosland Nansemond-Suffolk  2023     27.7 g
 Malcolm Perry Nansemond River 2021    25.3 g
 Moses Brown V Menchville 2021    25.3 g
 Mickey Haynes Brentsville District 2021    22.9 g
 Xavier Martin Tabb 2022    22.9 g


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%

Name School Class Commitment On Plane Efficiency %
 Loch Taylor  Grafton  2023    92%
 Thomas Chandler  Henrico  2021    86%
 Daniel Padilla  Kempsville  2020    78%
 Trey Christman  Walsingham Academy  2023    78%
 Moses Brown V  Menchville  2021    78%



The average Power generated during the swing is found from the effective mass of the bat, the Bat Speed at impact, and the average acceleration during the downswing. Power is measured in Watts. Higher Power is achieved when a hitter is able to swing a heavier bat and accelerate it to higher speeds. For more info: Power

MLB Avg: 3.65-5.65 kW  MiLB Avg: 3.20-5.20 College Avg: 3.83-5.08

Name School Class Commitment Power (kW)
 Moses Brown V  Menchville  2021    5.15 kW
 Xavier Martin  Tabb  2022    4.81 kW
 Jacob Genzler  First Colonial  2022    4.73 kW
 Lincoln Lubsen  Walsingham Academy  2021    4.72 kW
 Daniel Padilla  Kempsville  2020    4.32 kW


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

Name School Class Commitment Peak Hand Speed
 Jacob Genzler  First Colonial  2022    23.8 mph
 Mickey Haynes  Brentsville District  2021    23.8 mph
 Daniel Padilla  Kempsville  2020    23.6 mph
 Moses Brown V  Menchville  2021    23.6 mph
 Sean Aronson  Floyd E Kellam  2022    23.5 mph