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West Milwaukee Preseason ID: Blast Motion Board


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Feb. 19, PBR Wisconsin hosted its latest event along the 2022 winter showcase circuit, the annual West Milwaukee Preseason ID at STiKS Academy in Waukesha, Wis. Nearly 80 players made it out to this event, providing us with updated looks and a new list of prospects to follow in an area of Wisconsin that regularly produces some of the state’s top talent.

Earlier this week we published Quick Hits highlighting the top prospects of the event by class. We also rolled out a Statistical Analysis, bringing you a quick statistical analysis of those that participated in the event. We then dove deep into the data, looking at the pitch metrics and batted ball numbers from this event inside our TrackMan Files piece.

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 Chris Schaefer WI Catholic Memorial 2023 C 26.4 mph
2 Michael Comber WI Verona Area 2023 1B 25.2 mph
^ Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 25.2 mph
3 Hayden Reich WI Sussex Hamilton 2023 1B 24.9 mph
4 Ryan Dummer WI Burlington 2024 C 24.8 mph
^ Talan Meinen WI Muskego 2024 OF 24.8 mph
5 Keith Williams WI Catholic Memorial 2023 3B 24.5 mph
^ Logan Des Lauries WI Oconomowoc 2022 OF 24.5 mph
6 Bradyn Nelson WI Oconomowoc 2024 1B 23.9 mph
7 Connor Harvie WI Waterford Union 2025 C 23.6 mph
^ Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 1B 23.6 mph
8 Garrett Terrell WI Sussex Hamilton 2025 3B 23.5 mph
9 Henry Gill WI Madison Edgewood 2024 RHP 23.4 mph
^ Derek Steinbrenner WI Menomonee Falls 2023 2B 23.4 mph
^ Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 23.4 mph
^ Camden Hoier WI West Bend East 2023 C 23.4 mph
10 Raine Fredericks WI Slinger 2024 2B 23.3 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Michael Comber WI Verona Area 2023 1B 24.3 mph
2 Talan Meinen WI Muskego 2024 OF 24.1 mph
3 Hayden Reich WI Sussex Hamilton 2023 1B 23.9 mph
4 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 23.8 mph
5 Ryan Dummer WI Burlington 2024 C 23.6 mph
6 Logan Des Lauries WI Oconomowoc 2022 OF 23.2 mph
7 Keith Williams WI Catholic Memorial 2023 3B 23.2 mph
8 Connor Harvie WI Waterford Union 2025 C 23.1 mph
9 Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 22.7 mph
10 Henry Gill WI Madison Edgewood 2024 RHP 22.6 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 Dean Buse WI Waterford Union 2023 3B 74.2 mph
2 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 73.8 mph
3 Keith Williams WI Catholic Memorial 2023 3B 73.3 mph
4 Gavin Bucholtz WI Muskego 2023 C 72.0 mph
5 Camden Hoier WI West Bend East 2023 C 71.5 mph
6 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 1B 71.4 mph
7 Ryan Dummer WI Burlington 2024 C 71.3 mph
8 Macay Wagner WI Slinger 2025 3B 70.6 mph
9 Hayden Reich WI Sussex Hamilton 2023 1B 70.5 mph
10 Bradyn Horn WI Muskego 2024 OF 70.5 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 Bradyn Horn WI Muskego 2024 OF 31.2 g
2 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 1B 28.2 g
3 Talan Meinen WI Muskego 2024 OF 28.0 g
4 Raine Fredericks WI Slinger 2024 2B 26.0 g
5 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 25.5 g
6 Ryan Dummer WI Burlington 2024 C 22.6 g
7 Ethan Heintzelman WI Craig 2023 C 22.5 g
8 Bradyn Nelson WI Oconomowoc 2024 1B 21.9 g
9 Gavin Bucholtz WI Muskego 2023 C 20.6 g
^ Maxime Venon WI Arrowhead 2024 RHP 20.6 g
10 Henry Gill WI Madison Edgewood 2024 RHP 20.0 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Bradyn Horn WI Muskego 2024 OF 26.2 g
2 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 1B 23.5 g
3 Talan Meinen WI Muskego 2024 OF 22.3 g
4 Raine Fredericks WI Slinger 2024 2B 21.2 g
5 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 20.6 g
6 Ethan Heintzelman WI Craig 2023 C 19.7 g
7 Bradyn Nelson WI Oconomowoc 2024 1B 18.8 g
8 Gavin Bucholtz WI Muskego 2023 C 16.8 g
9 Connor Harvie WI Waterford Union 2025 C 16.6 g
10 Josh Bunyer WI Pewaukee 2023 2B 16.2 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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