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Preseason All-State: Blast Motion Data - Underclass


PBR California Staff

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ROSEVILLE, CA. - The Preseason All-State - Underclass had over 80 players take part in the showcase where players were put through a 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.

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

CLICK HERE FOR SORTABLE PLAYER STATISTICS INCLUDING TRACKMAN AND BLAST MOTION DATA

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 Silas Beltran CA Redwood 2023 OF 79.1 mph
2 Nolan Stevens CA Franklin 2023 1B 78.3 mph
3 Jarren Ford CA Will C Wood 2023 1B 76.3 mph
4 Parker Hellekson CA Roseville 2023 OF 75.6 mph
5 Jake Moreau CA Jesuit 2023 C 75.2 mph
6 Jacob Hudson CA Valley Christian 2023 RHP 74.3 mph
7 Casey Borba CA Orange Lutheran 2023 3B 73.6 mph
8 JP Acosta CA Buchanan 2023 SS 72.4 mph
9 Justin Iglesias CA Bishop O'Dowd 2024 1B 72.1 mph
10 Finley Buckner CA Oaks Christian 2023 OF 71.5 mph
11 Zane Denton CA Las Plumas 2023 C 71.4 mph
12 Ryan Limerick CA Notre Dame 2023 OF 70.7 mph
13 William McCoy CA Willows 2024 RHP 70.0 mph
14 Jackson Kemmerer CA Santa Margarita Catholic 2023 OF 69.9 mph
15 Carmelo Rivera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 69.7 mph
^ Jack Surdey CA St. Francis 2023 RHP 69.7 mph
16 Tyler Patrick CA Clovis West 2024 C 69.1 mph
17 Gregory Palamountain CA Campolindo 2023 SS 68.0 mph
18 Alexander Wilson CA Monte Vista 2023 OF 67.7 mph
19 Luke Kalfsbeek CA Colusa 2024 LHP 67.5 mph
20 Joshua Pashby CA St. Ignatius 2023 C 67.2 mph
21 Blake Schaaf CA Head-Royce 2023 SS 67.0 mph
22 Benjamin Reiland CA Orange Lutheran 2024 OF 66.9 mph
23 Camden Rush CA Thomas Downey 2023 SS 66.1 mph
24 Tyler Shulman CA Calabasas 2023 SS 65.8 mph
25 Brock Thompson CA Liberty 2024 SS 64.2 mph
26 Conner Cabauatan CA Heritage 2024 3B 64.1 mph
27 Will Shulman CA Calabasas 2023 OF 63.5 mph
28 Andrew Witt CA Garces Memorial 2024 SS 61.9 mph

Avg. Bat Speed

MLB Avg: 66-78 mph | College: 66-75 mph | HS Varsity: 60-70 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Nolan Stevens CA Franklin 2023 1B 75.0 mph
2 Jarren Ford CA Will C Wood 2023 1B 72.4 mph
3 Jacob Hudson CA Valley Christian 2023 RHP 71.4 mph
4 Jake Moreau CA Jesuit 2023 C 70.7 mph
5 Casey Borba CA Orange Lutheran 2023 3B 69.4 mph
6 Parker Hellekson CA Roseville 2023 OF 68.9 mph
7 Finley Buckner CA Oaks Christian 2023 OF 68.4 mph
8 JP Acosta CA Buchanan 2023 SS 68.3 mph
9 Zane Denton CA Las Plumas 2023 C 67.9 mph
10 Silas Beltran CA Redwood 2023 OF 67.8 mph
11 William McCoy CA Willows 2024 RHP 67.1 mph
12 Jack Surdey CA St. Francis 2023 RHP 66.9 mph
13 Ryan Limerick CA Notre Dame 2023 OF 66.4 mph
14 Carmelo Rivera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 66.2 mph
15 Justin Iglesias CA Bishop O'Dowd 2024 1B 66.0 mph
16 Jackson Kemmerer CA Santa Margarita Catholic 2023 OF 65.4 mph
17 Joshua Pashby CA St. Ignatius 2023 C 65.1 mph
18 Benjamin Reiland CA Orange Lutheran 2024 OF 65.1 mph
19 Tyler Patrick CA Clovis West 2024 C 64.9 mph
20 Gregory Palamountain CA Campolindo 2023 SS 64.8 mph
21 Blake Schaaf CA Head-Royce 2023 SS 63.3 mph
22 Luke Kalfsbeek CA Colusa 2024 LHP 62.9 mph
23 Camden Rush CA Thomas Downey 2023 SS 62.7 mph
24 Brock Thompson CA Liberty 2024 SS 62.7 mph
25 Alexander Wilson CA Monte Vista 2023 OF 62.5 mph
26 Conner Cabauatan CA Heritage 2024 3B 61.6 mph
27 Will Shulman CA Calabasas 2023 OF 60.7 mph
28 Tyler Shulman CA Calabasas 2023 SS 60.4 mph
29 Andrew Witt CA Garces Memorial 2024 SS 59.1 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 Luke Kalfsbeek CA Colusa 2024 LHP 22.9 mph
2 Jacob Hudson CA Valley Christian 2023 RHP 22.8 mph
^ Jackson Kemmerer CA Santa Margarita Catholic 2023 OF 22.8 mph
3 Jarren Ford CA Will C Wood 2023 1B 22.7 mph
4 JP Acosta CA Buchanan 2023 SS 22.6 mph
5 Nolan Stevens CA Franklin 2023 1B 22.5 mph
6 Zane Denton CA Las Plumas 2023 C 22.3 mph
7 Will Shulman CA Calabasas 2023 OF 22.2 mph
8 Alexander Wilson CA Monte Vista 2023 OF 22.1 mph
9 Jake Moreau CA Jesuit 2023 C 22.0 mph
^ Casey Borba CA Orange Lutheran 2023 3B 22.0 mph
10 Tyler Patrick CA Clovis West 2024 C 21.9 mph
11 Brock Thompson CA Liberty 2024 SS 21.7 mph
12 Finley Buckner CA Oaks Christian 2023 OF 21.4 mph
^ Parker Hellekson CA Roseville 2023 OF 21.4 mph
13 Jack Surdey CA St. Francis 2023 RHP 21.3 mph
14 Justin Iglesias CA Bishop O'Dowd 2024 1B 21.1 mph
15 Conner Cabauatan CA Heritage 2024 3B 20.9 mph
^ Ryan Limerick CA Notre Dame 2023 OF 20.9 mph
^ Silas Beltran CA Redwood 2023 OF 20.9 mph
16 Blake Schaaf CA Head-Royce 2023 SS 20.8 mph
^ Carmelo Rivera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 20.8 mph
17 Gregory Palamountain CA Campolindo 2023 SS 20.6 mph
18 William McCoy CA Willows 2024 RHP 20.3 mph
19 Benjamin Reiland CA Orange Lutheran 2024 OF 20.0 mph
20 Camden Rush CA Thomas Downey 2023 SS 19.8 mph
21 Joshua Pashby CA St. Ignatius 2023 C 18.9 mph
22 Andrew Witt CA Garces Memorial 2024 SS 18.5 mph
23 Tyler Shulman CA Calabasas 2023 SS 17.0 mph

Avg. 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 (avg)
1 Luke Kalfsbeek CA Colusa 2024 LHP 21.9 mph
2 Jacob Hudson CA Valley Christian 2023 RHP 21.5 mph
3 Will Shulman CA Calabasas 2023 OF 21.5 mph
4 Alexander Wilson CA Monte Vista 2023 OF 21.4 mph
5 Casey Borba CA Orange Lutheran 2023 3B 21.4 mph
6 Nolan Stevens CA Franklin 2023 1B 21.4 mph
7 Zane Denton CA Las Plumas 2023 C 21.3 mph
8 Tyler Patrick CA Clovis West 2024 C 21.3 mph
9 Brock Thompson CA Liberty 2024 SS 21.2 mph
10 Jackson Kemmerer CA Santa Margarita Catholic 2023 OF 21.0 mph
11 Jake Moreau CA Jesuit 2023 C 21.0 mph
12 JP Acosta CA Buchanan 2023 SS 20.9 mph
13 Jarren Ford CA Will C Wood 2023 1B 20.8 mph
14 Parker Hellekson CA Roseville 2023 OF 20.7 mph
15 Finley Buckner CA Oaks Christian 2023 OF 20.6 mph
16 Ryan Limerick CA Notre Dame 2023 OF 20.4 mph
17 Justin Iglesias CA Bishop O'Dowd 2024 1B 20.4 mph
18 Conner Cabauatan CA Heritage 2024 3B 20.1 mph
19 Carmelo Rivera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 20.0 mph
20 Blake Schaaf CA Head-Royce 2023 SS 19.7 mph
21 Gregory Palamountain CA Campolindo 2023 SS 19.6 mph
22 Jack Surdey CA St. Francis 2023 RHP 19.4 mph
23 Benjamin Reiland CA Orange Lutheran 2024 OF 19.2 mph
24 Silas Beltran CA Redwood 2023 OF 19.2 mph
25 Camden Rush CA Thomas Downey 2023 SS 18.9 mph
26 William McCoy CA Willows 2024 RHP 18.8 mph
27 Andrew Witt CA Garces Memorial 2024 SS 17.9 mph
28 Joshua Pashby CA St. Ignatius 2023 C 17.2 mph
29 Tyler Shulman CA Calabasas 2023 SS 16.5 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 Gregory Palamountain CA Campolindo 2023 SS 81 %
2 Andrew Witt CA Garces Memorial 2024 SS 79 %
3 Jackson Kemmerer CA Santa Margarita Catholic 2023 OF 78 %
4 Silas Beltran CA Redwood 2023 OF 76 %
5 Luke Kalfsbeek CA Colusa 2024 LHP 75 %
6 Will Shulman CA Calabasas 2023 OF 73 %
7 Zane Denton CA Las Plumas 2023 C 71 %
8 Finley Buckner CA Oaks Christian 2023 OF 70 %
9 Alexander Wilson CA Monte Vista 2023 OF 68 %
10 Benjamin Reiland CA Orange Lutheran 2024 OF 67 %
11 Carmelo Rivera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 66 %
12 Blake Schaaf CA Head-Royce 2023 SS 65 %
13 Tyler Shulman CA Calabasas 2023 SS 63 %
14 Casey Borba CA Orange Lutheran 2023 3B 63 %
15 Parker Hellekson CA Roseville 2023 OF 62 %
16 Ryan Limerick CA Notre Dame 2023 OF 59 %
17 Tyler Patrick CA Clovis West 2024 C 57 %
18 Jarren Ford CA Will C Wood 2023 1B 56 %
19 Nolan Stevens CA Franklin 2023 1B 56 %
20 JP Acosta CA Buchanan 2023 SS 55 %
21 Brock Thompson CA Liberty 2024 SS 55 %
22 Jake Moreau CA Jesuit 2023 C 54 %
23 Justin Iglesias CA Bishop O'Dowd 2024 1B 53 %
24 William McCoy CA Willows 2024 RHP 52 %
25 Camden Rush CA Thomas Downey 2023 SS 52 %
26 Jacob Hudson CA Valley Christian 2023 RHP 50 %
27 Joshua Pashby CA St. Ignatius 2023 C 44 %
28 Conner Cabauatan CA Heritage 2024 3B 43 %
29 Jack Surdey CA St. Francis 2023 RHP 40 %

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 Jackson Kemmerer CA Santa Margarita Catholic 2023 OF 23.6 g
2 Silas Beltran CA Redwood 2023 OF 22.8 g
3 Jarren Ford CA Will C Wood 2023 1B 22.3 g
4 Benjamin Reiland CA Orange Lutheran 2024 OF 20.2 g
5 Andrew Witt CA Garces Memorial 2024 SS 19.2 g
6 Casey Borba CA Orange Lutheran 2023 3B 19.0 g
7 Tyler Patrick CA Clovis West 2024 C 18.7 g
8 JP Acosta CA Buchanan 2023 SS 17.8 g
9 Parker Hellekson CA Roseville 2023 OF 17.4 g
10 Zane Denton CA Las Plumas 2023 C 17.1 g
11 Gregory Palamountain CA Campolindo 2023 SS 17.0 g
12 Will Shulman CA Calabasas 2023 OF 16.9 g
13 Carmelo Rivera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 16.6 g
14 Nolan Stevens CA Franklin 2023 1B 16.0 g
15 Jake Moreau CA Jesuit 2023 C 14.4 g
16 Alexander Wilson CA Monte Vista 2023 OF 14.0 g
17 Blake Schaaf CA Head-Royce 2023 SS 13.0 g
18 Luke Kalfsbeek CA Colusa 2024 LHP 12.8 g
19 Joshua Pashby CA St. Ignatius 2023 C 12.7 g
20 Tyler Shulman CA Calabasas 2023 SS 12.5 g
21 Justin Iglesias CA Bishop O'Dowd 2024 1B 11.7 g
22 Ryan Limerick CA Notre Dame 2023 OF 11.3 g
23 William McCoy CA Willows 2024 RHP 10.5 g
24 Jacob Hudson CA Valley Christian 2023 RHP 10.4 g
25 Finley Buckner CA Oaks Christian 2023 OF 8.9 g
26 Conner Cabauatan CA Heritage 2024 3B 8.8 g
27 Camden Rush CA Thomas Downey 2023 SS 8.2 g
28 Jack Surdey CA St. Francis 2023 RHP 6.7 g
29 Brock Thompson CA Liberty 2024 SS 6.1 g

Avg. 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 (avg)
1 Jackson Kemmerer CA Santa Margarita Catholic 2023 OF 20.3 g
2 Benjamin Reiland CA Orange Lutheran 2024 OF 17.8 g
3 Casey Borba CA Orange Lutheran 2023 3B 16.5 g
4 Tyler Patrick CA Clovis West 2024 C 16.0 g
5 Parker Hellekson CA Roseville 2023 OF 15.3 g
6 JP Acosta CA Buchanan 2023 SS 14.4 g
7 Silas Beltran CA Redwood 2023 OF 14.1 g
8 Carmelo Rivera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 14.0 g
9 Will Shulman CA Calabasas 2023 OF 13.9 g
10 Jarren Ford CA Will C Wood 2023 1B 13.8 g
11 Andrew Witt CA Garces Memorial 2024 SS 13.6 g
12 Gregory Palamountain CA Campolindo 2023 SS 13.6 g
13 Zane Denton CA Las Plumas 2023 C 11.8 g
14 Alexander Wilson CA Monte Vista 2023 OF 11.6 g
15 Jake Moreau CA Jesuit 2023 C 11.3 g
16 Luke Kalfsbeek CA Colusa 2024 LHP 11.1 g
17 Blake Schaaf CA Head-Royce 2023 SS 10.6 g
18 Tyler Shulman CA Calabasas 2023 SS 10.5 g
19 Nolan Stevens CA Franklin 2023 1B 9.2 g
20 William McCoy CA Willows 2024 RHP 8.7 g
21 Ryan Limerick CA Notre Dame 2023 OF 8.5 g
22 Jacob Hudson CA Valley Christian 2023 RHP 7.8 g
23 Justin Iglesias CA Bishop O'Dowd 2024 1B 7.5 g
24 Joshua Pashby CA St. Ignatius 2023 C 7.4 g
25 Finley Buckner CA Oaks Christian 2023 OF 6.8 g
26 Conner Cabauatan CA Heritage 2024 3B 6.0 g
27 Camden Rush CA Thomas Downey 2023 SS 5.8 g
28 Brock Thompson CA Liberty 2024 SS 4.6 g
29 Jack Surdey CA St. Francis 2023 RHP 4.3 g

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
NorCal Open Scout Day - Underclass
CA 02/21 Islanders Field
San Diego Open
CA  03/07  Maranatha Christian HS

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