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NorCal ProCase 2020: Blast Leaders


Blaine Clemmens
Northern CA Director of Scouting

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LINCOLN, CALIF. - One of the important tools Prep Baseball Report has implemented in 2020 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.

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.

Many of the players in the event were uncommitted and many put up some impressive numbers, below we list the top players in four categories.

NOTE: Each player had two rounds and upwards of 20 swings recorded.

CATEGORICAL LEADERBOARDS


Average 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

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Dominic Rodriguez CA Turlock 2021 1B 73.8 mph
2 Cameron Butler CA Big Valley Christian 2021 OF 72.3 mph
3 Patrick Keighran CA Serra 2021 3B 72.2 mph
4 Jace Avina NV Spanish Springs 2021 OF 71.3 mph
5 Trevor Haskins CA Valley Christian 2021 SS 70.2 mph
6 Zander Darby CA Palo Alto 2021 SS 69.0 mph
7 Blake Burke CA De La Salle 2021 1B 68.7 mph
8 Tommy Splaine CA Los Gatos 2021 C 68.5 mph
9 Jake Sapien CA Buhach Colony 2021 3B 67.6 mph
10 Ty Uber CA Ponderosa 2021 RHP 67.1 mph
11 Tucker Bougie CA Tamalpais 2021 RHP 66.8 mph
12 Aaron Parker CA Los Altos 2021 C 66.8 mph
13 Gavin Tonkel CA Heritage 2021 OF 66.1 mph
14 Gavin Ochoa CA Casa Grande 2021 RHP 65.9 mph
15 Toran O'Harran CA Rocklin 2022 RHP 65.7 mph
16 John Sheehan CA Cosumnes Oaks 2021 C 65.4 mph
17 Devon Walczykowski CA Jesuit 2021 1B 65.3 mph
18 Colby Lunsford CA Bear River 2021 SS 65.3 mph
19 Ryan Stafford CA Folsom 2021 C 63.9 mph
20 Elvin Delic CA Cosumnes Oaks 2021 SS 63.5 mph

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

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Tommy Splaine CA Los Gatos 2021 C 24.9 mph
^ Devon Walczykowski CA Jesuit 2021 1B 24.9 mph
2 Blake Burke CA De La Salle 2021 1B 24.1 mph
^ Gavin Ochoa CA Casa Grande 2021 RHP 24.1 mph
3 Colby Lunsford CA Bear River 2021 SS 23.8 mph
4 Patrick Keighran CA Serra 2021 3B 23.4 mph
5 Toran O'Harran CA Rocklin 2022 RHP 23.1 mph
6 Trevor Haskins CA Valley Christian 2021 SS 22.9 mph
^ Jace Avina NV Spanish Springs 2021 OF 22.9 mph
7 Ty Uber CA Ponderosa 2021 RHP 22.8 mph
8 Zander Darby CA Palo Alto 2021 SS 22.6 mph
^ Cameron Butler CA Big Valley Christian 2021 OF 22.6 mph
9 Dominic Rodriguez CA Turlock 2021 1B 22.5 mph
10 Elvin Delic CA Cosumnes Oaks 2021 SS 21.9 mph
11 Anson Aroz CA Placer 2021 C 21.8 mph
^ Jake Sapien CA Buhach Colony 2021 3B 21.8 mph
12 John Sheehan CA Cosumnes Oaks 2021 C 21.5 mph
13 Gavin Tonkel CA Heritage 2021 OF 20.7 mph
14 Aaron Parker CA Los Altos 2021 C 20.6 mph
15 Ryan Stafford CA Folsom 2021 C 20.5 mph
16 Tucker Bougie CA Tamalpais 2021 RHP 20.0 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 Zander Darby CA Palo Alto 2021 SS 90 %
2 Tucker Bougie CA Tamalpais 2021 RHP 86 %
3 Gavin Tonkel CA Heritage 2021 OF 81 %
4 Aaron Parker CA Los Altos 2021 C 77 %
5 Trevor Haskins CA Valley Christian 2021 SS 76 %
6 Patrick Keighran CA Serra 2021 3B 74 %
7 Dominic Rodriguez CA Turlock 2021 1B 72 %
8 Ty Uber CA Ponderosa 2021 RHP 71 %
9 Colby Lunsford CA Bear River 2021 SS 71 %
10 Gavin Ochoa CA Casa Grande 2021 RHP 69 %
11 Ryan Stafford CA Folsom 2021 C 65 %
12 Cameron Butler CA Big Valley Christian 2021 OF 65 %
13 Elvin Delic CA Cosumnes Oaks 2021 SS 63 %
14 Toran O'Harran CA Rocklin 2022 RHP 62 %
15 Jake Sapien CA Buhach Colony 2021 3B 58 %

Average 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

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Cameron Butler CA Big Valley Christian 2021 OF 21.2 g
2 Aaron Parker CA Los Altos 2021 C 20.9 g
3 Tommy Splaine CA Los Gatos 2021 C 19.1 g
4 Zander Darby CA Palo Alto 2021 SS 18.0 g
5 Colby Lunsford CA Bear River 2021 SS 17.5 g
6 Trevor Haskins CA Valley Christian 2021 SS 16.3 g
7 Tucker Bougie CA Tamalpais 2021 RHP 15.8 g
8 Ryan Stafford CA Folsom 2021 C 15.7 g
9 Blake Burke CA De La Salle 2021 1B 14.4 g
10 Gavin Ochoa CA Casa Grande 2021 RHP 14.2 g
11 Toran O'Harran CA Rocklin 2022 RHP 12.5 g
12 Gavin Tonkel CA Heritage 2021 OF 12.3 g
13 Anson Aroz CA Placer 2021 C 11.7 g
14 Jake Sapien CA Buhach Colony 2021 3B 11.4 g
15 Elvin Delic CA Cosumnes Oaks 2021 SS 11.4 g
16 Patrick Keighran CA Serra 2021 3B 11.1 g
17 Devon Walczykowski CA Jesuit 2021 1B 10.2 g
18 Dominic Rodriguez CA Turlock 2021 1B 8.8 g
19 John Sheehan CA Cosumnes Oaks 2021 C 8.6 g
20 Ty Uber CA Ponderosa 2021 RHP 8.3 g

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