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CCB Scout Day: Blast Motion Leaders


PBR CA Scouting Staff

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RIPON, CALIF. - The CCB (Cal Club Baseball) Scout Day brought nearly 40 players (30 position players) out to take part in the showcase where players were put through a standard showcase workout that included the 60-yard sprint, round of batting practice, defensive workouts at respective positions, and concluded with bullpen sessions where the pitchers' stats were compiled. 

One of the important tools Prep Baseball Report has implemented at its events is the use of Blast Motion sensors. During batting practice, the Blast Motion sensors measure 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.

With the Blast Motion sensor, we were able to collect data from each swing taken by each prospect at the event. Some of the metrics collected include: Bat Speed, On Plane Efficiency, Peak Hand Speed, Power and Rotational Acceleration. Those metrics are published in this piece.

Each player has their Blast Motion metrics uploaded into their profiles following the completion of the event providing insight into areas that could be improved upon as well as helping paint a clear picture of the player to the college and professional scouts doing their research on prospects they may be interested in. The full list of metrics recorded are; on plane efficiency, rotational acceleration, early connection, connection at impact, bat speed, attack angle, vertical bat angle, time to contact, peak hand speed, and power kW. Each of those data points live in the players' profiles.

NOTE: Each player had one round of BP and upwards of 10 swings.

CATEGORICAL LEADERBOARDS


Max 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 | College: 66-75 mph | HS Varsity: 60-70 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Ian Avalos CA Vintage 2021 1B 80.9 mph
2 Antonio Carter CA Bishop O'Dowd 2022 OF 75.7 mph
3 Evan Schieber CA Crystal Springs Uplands 2021 C 73.8 mph
4 Fred Ramos CA Arroyo 2021 SS 72.8 mph
5 Ryan Maguire CA Branham 2022 3B 69.8 mph
6 Cooper Lee CA St Ignatius 2021 C 69.7 mph
7 Matteo Blandino CA Archbishop Mitty 2023 3B 69.6 mph
8 James Craig CA Aptos 2023 2B 69.3 mph
9 Derek Gile CA St. Francis 2023 OF 69.1 mph
10 Enoch Mun CA Serra 2022 OF 68.0 mph
11 Justin Tapia CA Sacred Heart Cathedral 2022 OF 67.3 mph
^ Kaito Haake CA Los Gatos 2022 3B 67.3 mph
12 Noel Ramos CA Archbishop Mitty 2023 SS 66.4 mph
13 Connor Prahm CA St. Francis 2023 OF 66.1 mph
^ Charlie Bates CA Palo Alto 2024 SS 66.1 mph
14 Mario Ricci CA Archbishop Mitty 2021 SS 66.0 mph
15 Paul Wheeler CA Bellarmine Prep 2024 LHP 65.4 mph

Max 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 | College Avg: 21-24 mph | HS Varsity Avg: 19-22 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Ian Avalos CA Vintage 2021 1B 23.5 mph
2 Evan Schieber CA Crystal Springs Uplands 2021 C 23.1 mph
3 James Craig CA Aptos 2023 2B 22.8 mph
4 Kenneth Pan CA Mountain View 2021 SS 22.5 mph
5 Drew Dillehay CA Los Gatos 2023 C 22.0 mph
6 Ryan Maguire CA Branham 2022 3B 21.9 mph
^ Connor Prahm CA St. Francis 2023 OF 21.9 mph
7 Justin Tapia CA Sacred Heart Cathedral 2022 OF 21.7 mph
8 Derek Gile CA St. Francis 2023 OF 21.4 mph
^ Matteo Blandino CA Archbishop Mitty 2023 3B 21.4 mph
9 Paul Wheeler CA Bellarmine Prep 2024 LHP 21.3 mph
10 Charlie Bates CA Palo Alto 2024 SS 21.2 mph
11 Antonio Carter CA Bishop O'Dowd 2022 OF 21.1 mph
12 Brady Wetzel CA California 2022 2B 21.0 mph
13 Cooper Lee CA St Ignatius 2021 C 20.9 mph
14 Henry White CA Serra 2022 OF 20.7 mph
15 Enoch Mun CA Serra 2022 OF 20.5 mph

Average 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%

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Charlie Bates CA Palo Alto 2024 SS 85 %
2 Wade Marquez CA Bellarmine College Preparatory 2024 3B 82 %
3 Noel Ramos CA Archbishop Mitty 2023 SS 81 %
4 Matteo Blandino CA Archbishop Mitty 2023 3B 79 %
5 Justin Tapia CA Sacred Heart Cathedral 2022 OF 77 %
6 Brady Wetzel CA California 2022 2B 71 %
7 Connor Prahm CA St. Francis 2023 OF 68 %
8 Cooper Lee CA St Ignatius 2021 C 68 %
9 Henry White CA Serra 2022 OF 68 %
10 Zachary Okino CA Mission San Jose 2023 RHP 64 %

Max 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 | College Avg: 12.9 g | HS Varsity Avg: 9.9 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Enoch Mun CA Serra 2022 OF 23.0 g
2 Kenneth Pan CA Mountain View 2021 SS 21.7 g
3 Justin Tapia CA Sacred Heart Cathedral 2022 OF 21.4 g
^ Evan Schieber CA Crystal Springs Uplands 2021 C 21.4 g
4 James Craig CA Aptos 2023 2B 20.7 g
5 Matteo Blandino CA Archbishop Mitty 2023 3B 17.0 g
6 Brady Wetzel CA California 2022 2B 16.2 g
7 Connor Prahm CA St. Francis 2023 OF 16.1 g
8 Noel Ramos CA Archbishop Mitty 2023 SS 15.8 g
9 William Ashley CA Branson 2023 1B 14.8 g
10 Matthew Merino CA St. Francis 2022 2B 14.7 g
11 Antonio Carter CA Bishop O'Dowd 2022 OF 13.8 g
12 Ryan Maguire CA Branham 2022 3B 13.4 g
13 Wade Marquez CA Bellarmine College Preparatory 2024 3B 12.3 g
14 Drew Dillehay CA Los Gatos 2023 C 11.0 g
^ Antonio Nanez CA Los Gatos 2021 SS 11.0 g
^ Ian Avalos CA Vintage 2021 1B 11.0 g
^ Fred Ramos CA Arroyo 2021 SS 11.0 g
15 Joshua Pashby CA St. Ignatius 2023 C 10.4 g

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