Underclass Open: Blast Motion Board


By: Isaiah Glidden
Area Scout, Staff Writer

Today, with the help of our Blast Motion sensors, we're analyzing the swing metrics measured on Saturday at this high-caliber showcase.

HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Graham Kasten WI University School of Milwaukee 2024 1B 25.2 mph
2 Zach Denneau WI Pius XI 2024 OF 24.8 mph
3 Brody Nolan WI Campbellsport 2025 C 24.0 mph
4 Jackson Neilitz WI Plymouth 2025 OF 23.8 mph
5 Greyson Zach WI Pewaukee 2025 SS 23.4 mph
6 Logan Laine WI South Milwaukee 2025 1B 22.9 mph
7 Luke Krull WI Xavier 2024 OF 22.8 mph
^ Evan Sommer WI Case 2025 1B 22.8 mph
8 Reece Doyle WI Oak Creek 2024 1B 22.6 mph
9 Ryan McCarthy WI Badger 2025 SS 22.5 mph
10 Cameron Miller WI Madison East 2024 C 22.4 mph
^ Nick Kleczkowski WI Muskego 2025 C 22.4 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Graham Kasten WI University School of Milwaukee 2024 1B 23.5 mph
2 Zach Denneau WI Pius XI 2024 OF 23.3 mph
3 Greyson Zach WI Pewaukee 2025 SS 22.2 mph
4 Luke Krull WI Xavier 2024 OF 21.9 mph
5 Evan Sommer WI Case 2025 1B 21.7 mph
6 Jackson Neilitz WI Plymouth 2025 OF 21.3 mph
7 Ryan McCarthy WI Badger 2025 SS 21.2 mph
8 Max Johnson WI South Milwaukee 2024 UTILITY 21.1 mph
9 Nick Kleczkowski WI Muskego 2025 C 21.0 mph
10 Brody Nolan WI Campbellsport 2025 C 20.9 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 Tyler Sioco WI Indian Trail 2025 3B 70.9 mph
2 Kody Hage WI Union Grove 2025 3B 68.8 mph
3 Luke Krull WI Xavier 2024 OF 68.4 mph
4 Brody Nolan WI Campbellsport 2025 C 68.3 mph
5 Treyton Schumacher WI Culver Academy 2025 OF 68.2 mph
6 Graham Kasten WI University School of Milwaukee 2024 1B 68.1 mph
7 Greyson Zach WI Pewaukee 2025 SS 67.5 mph
8 Jackson Neilitz WI Plymouth 2025 OF 66.8 mph
9 Benjamin Wellentin WI Arrowhead 2025 RHP 66.4 mph
10 Max Johnson WI South Milwaukee 2024 UTILITY 66.4 mph

Bat SpeedThe 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 Graham Kasten WI University School of Milwaukee 2024 1B 28.9 g
2 Jackson Neilitz WI Plymouth 2025 OF 24.8 g
3 Greyson Zach WI Pewaukee 2025 SS 20.4 g
4 Brody Nolan WI Campbellsport 2025 C 20.3 g
5 Ryan McCarthy WI Badger 2025 SS 20.2 g
6 Chase Maika WI Kenosha Tremper 2025 OF 19.9 g
7 Jackson Reno WI Oconomowoc 2025 OF 19.8 g
8 Peter Idleman WI University School of Milwaukee 2024 RHP 19.6 g
9 Evan Sommer WI Case 2025 1B 19.2 g
10 Nick Kleczkowski WI Muskego 2025 C 18.0 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Graham Kasten WI University School of Milwaukee 2024 1B 23.0 g
2 Jackson Neilitz WI Plymouth 2025 OF 20.7 g
3 Chase Maika WI Kenosha Tremper 2025 OF 16.8 g
4 Greyson Zach WI Pewaukee 2025 SS 16.6 g
5 Ryan McCarthy WI Badger 2025 SS 16.5 g
6 Jackson Reno WI Oconomowoc 2025 OF 15.8 g
7 Peter Idleman WI University School of Milwaukee 2024 RHP 15.5 g
8 Evan Sommer WI Case 2025 1B 15.3 g
9 Max Johnson WI South Milwaukee 2024 UTILITY 15.1 g
10 Nick Kleczkowski WI Muskego 2025 C 13.4 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.

For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at this showcase, CLICK HERE.

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