Prep Baseball Report

Blast Motion Reports: Top Prospect Games III

Jason Burton
Richmond Scouting Coordinator


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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 (mph) 
 Drew Proctor  First Colonial  2021    72.4 mph
 Gavin Brunsman  Bishop Ireton  2022    71.8 mph
 Bobby Fleming  Langley  2022    71.5 mph
 Jordan Tyler  Grassfield  2022    71.0 mph
 Cameron Mazell  Clover Hill  2022    69.5 mph
 Jerry Barnes III  First Colonial  2022     69.3 mph
 Joshua Prinzel  Tabb  2021     69.0 mph
 Preston Robbins  Manchester   2021    68.6 mph
 Payton Shipman  Isle of Wight Academy   2023    67.9 mph
 Garrett Mason  Mills Godwin  2023    67.8 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  C lass  Commitment  Rotational Acceleration (g) 
 Jerry Barnes III  First Colonial  2022    28.2 mph
 Brian Ferreira  Huntingtown (MD)  2021    21.3 mph
 Evan Schick  Lake Braddock  2023    20.5 mph
 Josiah Harrison  Trinity Episcopal  2022    19.7 mph
 Jack Gross  Norfolk Academy  2023    17.8 mph
 Payton Shipman  Isle of Wight Academy  2023    16.9 mph
 Jameson Spence  Nansemond-Suffolk Academy  2022    16.5 mph
 Garrett Mason  Mills Godwin  2023    16.4 mph
 Neo Klemish  Grafton  2022    16.3 mph
 Jordan Tyler  Grassfield   2022    15.9 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%

Name  School   Class  Commitment  On Plane Efficiency % 
 Jaylon Robinson  Colonial Forge  2021    82 %
 Connor Balcom  Patriot  2023    82 %
 Payton Shipman  Isle of Wight Academy  2023    77 %
 James (JD) Robinson  Woodgrove  2021    76 %
 Jack Gross  Norfolk Academy  2023    75 %
 Garrett Mason  Mills Godwin  2023    74 %
 Neo Klemish   Grafton  2022    71 %
 Jack Gagen  Independence   2022    70 %
 Jordan Tyler  Grassfield  2022    70 %
 Brian Ferreira  Huntingtown (MD)  2021    70 %



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) 
 Jerry Barnes III  First Colonial  2022    4.6 kW
 Jordan Tyler  Grassfield  2022    4.29 kW
 Bobby Fleming  Langley  2022    4.21 kW
 Drew Proctor  First Colonial  2021     4.08 kW
 Payton Shipman  Isle of Wight Academy  2023    4.06 kW
 Cameron Mazell  Clover Hill  2022    3.95 kW
 Gavin Brunsman  Bishop Ireton  2022    3.91 kW
 Traylor DuVal  JR Tucker  2021    3.90 kW
 Joshua Prinzel  Tabb  2021    3.89 kW
 Garrett Mason  Mills Godwin  2023    3.84 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 (mph) 
 Garrett Mason  Mills Godwin  2023    25.1 mph
 Josiah Harrison  Trinity Episcopal  2022    23.8 mph
 Jordan Tyler  Grassfield  2022    23.3 mph
 Jameson Spence  Nansemond-Suffolk Academy  2022    22.8 mph
 Jerry Barnes III  First Colonial  2022    22.1 mph
 Evan Schick  Lake Braddock  2023    21.6 mph
 Zachary Horn  Brooke Point  2023    21.6 mph
 Traylor DuVal  JR Tucker  2021    21.3 mph
 Jabril Bullock  Varina  2022    21.2 mph
 Neo Klemish  Grafton  2022    21.2 mph