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Preseason Uncommitted: Blast Motion Data


PBR California Staff

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STOCKTON, CA. - The Preseason Uncommitted event had over 40 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 Antonio Carter CA Bishop O'Dowd 2022 OF 86.1 mph
2 Zachary McCall CA International 2022 OF 80.7 mph
3 Keone Takahashi CA Northgate 2022 RHP 79.7 mph
4 Zane Bennett CA Casa Grande 2021 3B 79.2 mph
5 Joey Rusca CA Las Lomas 2022 C 77.7 mph
6 Matthew Gonsalves CA Dougherty Valley 2022 C 76.6 mph
7 Connor Pawlowski CA Pioneer 2021 C 76.5 mph
8 Nico Button CA Serra 2021 C 76.1 mph
9 Marcus Rivera CA Moreau Catholic 2022 C 76.0 mph
10 Jordan Bolden CA Clayton Valley Charter 2022 OF 75.9 mph
11 Kai Price CA St. Francis SCP 2022 RHP 75.7 mph
12 James Whitman CA Helix 2022 C 75.4 mph
13 Christian Galvez CA St. Francis 2022 SS 75.1 mph
14 Kyler Bittner CA St. Francis 2022 SS 74.9 mph
15 Lucas Marlowe CA California 2022 C 74.0 mph
16 Donovan Crook CA San Ramon Valley 2022 3B 73.3 mph
17 Xavier Lecours CA Milpitas 2022 SS 72.1 mph
^ Frank Zapata CA Archbishop Riordan 2022 C 72.1 mph
18 Jacob Richardson CA Placer 2021 OF 72.0 mph
19 Dylan Taguiam CA St. John Bosco 2022 C 71.5 mph
20 Preston Fondren CA Granite Bay 2022 C 70.7 mph
21 Bryce Baughman CA Placer 2021 RHP 70.4 mph
22 Drake Smart CA Clear Lake 2022 C 70.2 mph
23 Aidan Taclas CA Sacred Heart Cathedral 2022 OF 69.9 mph
24 Anthony Ricevuto CA Miramonte 2022 C 69.8 mph
25 Nick Parker CA Arcata 2022 SS 69.4 mph
26 Jareth Franco CA Mountain House 2022 3B 69.3 mph
27 William Ashley CA Branson 2023 1B 68.7 mph
^ Adam Stothard CA Los Altos 2022 RHP 68.7 mph
28 AJ Simmons CA Cabrillo 2022 OF 68.6 mph
29 Tyler Davis CA Vista del Lago 2022 SS 67.6 mph
^ Luke Shane CA Branson 2023 C 67.6 mph
30 Tyson Smith CA St. Francis 2022 C 66.8 mph
31 Miles Bergman CA Acalanes 2022 OF 66.7 mph
32 Joel Cervantes CA Scale/Legends Academy 2021 C 66.1 mph
33 Michael Andreae CA Granite Bay 2022 OF 65.1 mph
34 Andy Truong CA Encinal 2022 OF 63.5 mph
35 Liam Conlon CA Coronado 2022 RHP 60.0 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 Antonio Carter CA Bishop O'Dowd 2022 OF 81.2 mph
2 Zane Bennett CA Casa Grande 2021 3B 74.3 mph
3 Connor Pawlowski CA Pioneer 2021 C 74.2 mph
4 Marcus Rivera CA Moreau Catholic 2022 C 73.8 mph
5 Keone Takahashi CA Northgate 2022 RHP 73.5 mph
6 Matthew Gonsalves CA Dougherty Valley 2022 C 73.3 mph
7 Zachary McCall CA International 2022 OF 73.0 mph
8 Joey Rusca CA Las Lomas 2022 C 72.9 mph
9 James Whitman CA Helix 2022 C 72.6 mph
10 Christian Galvez CA St. Francis 2022 SS 71.7 mph
11 Kai Price CA St. Francis SCP 2022 RHP 71.7 mph
12 Jordan Bolden CA Clayton Valley Charter 2022 OF 70.0 mph
13 Jacob Richardson CA Placer 2021 OF 70.0 mph
14 Nico Button CA Serra 2021 C 69.7 mph
15 Lucas Marlowe CA California 2022 C 68.6 mph
16 Donovan Crook CA San Ramon Valley 2022 3B 68.3 mph
17 Xavier Lecours CA Milpitas 2022 SS 68.1 mph
18 Bryce Baughman CA Placer 2021 RHP 68.1 mph
19 Preston Fondren CA Granite Bay 2022 C 67.9 mph
20 Aidan Taclas CA Sacred Heart Cathedral 2022 OF 67.5 mph
21 Drake Smart CA Clear Lake 2022 C 67.3 mph
22 Dylan Taguiam CA St. John Bosco 2022 C 67.2 mph
23 Kyler Bittner CA St. Francis 2022 SS 67.0 mph
24 William Ashley CA Branson 2023 1B 66.6 mph
25 Frank Zapata CA Archbishop Riordan 2022 C 66.5 mph
26 Nick Parker CA Arcata 2022 SS 66.1 mph
27 Adam Stothard CA Los Altos 2022 RHP 65.8 mph
28 AJ Simmons CA Cabrillo 2022 OF 64.6 mph
29 Luke Shane CA Branson 2023 C 64.5 mph
30 Jareth Franco CA Mountain House 2022 3B 64.5 mph
31 Joel Cervantes CA Scale/Legends Academy 2021 C 64.3 mph
32 Miles Bergman CA Acalanes 2022 OF 63.9 mph
33 Anthony Ricevuto CA Miramonte 2022 C 63.4 mph
34 Tyler Davis CA Vista del Lago 2022 SS 63.3 mph
35 Tyson Smith CA St. Francis 2022 C 62.8 mph
36 Michael Andreae CA Granite Bay 2022 OF 61.8 mph
37 Andy Truong CA Encinal 2022 OF 60.3 mph
38 Liam Conlon CA Coronado 2022 RHP 57.1 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 Zane Bennett CA Casa Grande 2021 3B 25.9 mph
2 Connor Pawlowski CA Pioneer 2021 C 25.8 mph
3 Donovan Crook CA San Ramon Valley 2022 3B 24.5 mph
4 Jordan Bolden CA Clayton Valley Charter 2022 OF 24.3 mph
^ Matthew Gonsalves CA Dougherty Valley 2022 C 24.3 mph
5 Keone Takahashi CA Northgate 2022 RHP 23.4 mph
6 Tyler Davis CA Vista del Lago 2022 SS 23.0 mph
^ James Whitman CA Helix 2022 C 23.0 mph
7 Joey Rusca CA Las Lomas 2022 C 22.8 mph
8 Lucas Marlowe CA California 2022 C 22.7 mph
9 Zachary McCall CA International 2022 OF 22.4 mph
^ Christian Galvez CA St. Francis 2022 SS 22.4 mph
10 Aidan Taclas CA Sacred Heart Cathedral 2022 OF 22.2 mph
^ Frank Zapata CA Archbishop Riordan 2022 C 22.2 mph
^ Nico Button CA Serra 2021 C 22.2 mph
11 Kai Price CA St. Francis SCP 2022 RHP 22.1 mph
12 Dylan Taguiam CA St. John Bosco 2022 C 22.0 mph
13 Kyler Bittner CA St. Francis 2022 SS 21.7 mph
^ Marcus Rivera CA Moreau Catholic 2022 C 21.7 mph
^ Adam Stothard CA Los Altos 2022 RHP 21.7 mph
14 Liam Conlon CA Coronado 2022 RHP 21.6 mph
15 Xavier Lecours CA Milpitas 2022 SS 21.5 mph
16 Bryce Baughman CA Placer 2021 RHP 20.9 mph
^ Miles Bergman CA Acalanes 2022 OF 20.9 mph
17 William Ashley CA Branson 2023 1B 20.7 mph
^ Jacob Richardson CA Placer 2021 OF 20.7 mph
18 Michael Andreae CA Granite Bay 2022 OF 20.4 mph
19 Preston Fondren CA Granite Bay 2022 C 20.1 mph
20 Luke Shane CA Branson 2023 C 20.0 mph
^ AJ Simmons CA Cabrillo 2022 OF 20.0 mph
21 Nick Parker CA Arcata 2022 SS 19.9 mph
22 Jareth Franco CA Mountain House 2022 3B 19.7 mph
23 Joel Cervantes CA Scale/Legends Academy 2021 C 19.6 mph
^ Drake Smart CA Clear Lake 2022 C 19.6 mph
24 Antonio Carter CA Bishop O'Dowd 2022 OF 19.3 mph
25 Anthony Ricevuto CA Miramonte 2022 C 19.2 mph
26 Tyson Smith CA St. Francis 2022 C 18.3 mph
27 Andy Truong CA Encinal 2022 OF 17.9 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 Zane Bennett CA Casa Grande 2021 3B 25.0 mph
2 Connor Pawlowski CA Pioneer 2021 C 24.6 mph
3 Keone Takahashi CA Northgate 2022 RHP 23.0 mph
4 Matthew Gonsalves CA Dougherty Valley 2022 C 22.8 mph
5 James Whitman CA Helix 2022 C 22.0 mph
6 Lucas Marlowe CA California 2022 C 22.0 mph
7 Jordan Bolden CA Clayton Valley Charter 2022 OF 21.9 mph
8 Christian Galvez CA St. Francis 2022 SS 21.8 mph
9 Nico Button CA Serra 2021 C 21.2 mph
10 Xavier Lecours CA Milpitas 2022 SS 21.1 mph
11 Frank Zapata CA Archbishop Riordan 2022 C 21.1 mph
12 Zachary McCall CA International 2022 OF 20.9 mph
13 Kai Price CA St. Francis SCP 2022 RHP 20.9 mph
14 Aidan Taclas CA Sacred Heart Cathedral 2022 OF 20.7 mph
15 Donovan Crook CA San Ramon Valley 2022 3B 20.7 mph
16 Marcus Rivera CA Moreau Catholic 2022 C 20.5 mph
17 Joey Rusca CA Las Lomas 2022 C 20.4 mph
18 Liam Conlon CA Coronado 2022 RHP 20.3 mph
19 Kyler Bittner CA St. Francis 2022 SS 20.2 mph
20 Dylan Taguiam CA St. John Bosco 2022 C 20.1 mph
21 Bryce Baughman CA Placer 2021 RHP 20.0 mph
22 Tyler Davis CA Vista del Lago 2022 SS 20.0 mph
23 Adam Stothard CA Los Altos 2022 RHP 19.9 mph
24 Michael Andreae CA Granite Bay 2022 OF 19.9 mph
25 William Ashley CA Branson 2023 1B 19.9 mph
26 Luke Shane CA Branson 2023 C 19.6 mph
27 Jacob Richardson CA Placer 2021 OF 19.5 mph
28 Preston Fondren CA Granite Bay 2022 C 19.5 mph
29 AJ Simmons CA Cabrillo 2022 OF 19.4 mph
30 Miles Bergman CA Acalanes 2022 OF 19.4 mph
31 Nick Parker CA Arcata 2022 SS 18.7 mph
32 Drake Smart CA Clear Lake 2022 C 18.7 mph
33 Jareth Franco CA Mountain House 2022 3B 18.6 mph
34 Joel Cervantes CA Scale/Legends Academy 2021 C 18.3 mph
35 Antonio Carter CA Bishop O'Dowd 2022 OF 18.3 mph
36 Anthony Ricevuto CA Miramonte 2022 C 18.2 mph
37 Tyson Smith CA St. Francis 2022 C 17.4 mph
38 Andy Truong CA Encinal 2022 OF 17.0 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 Liam Conlon CA Coronado 2022 RHP 86 %
^ Anthony Ricevuto CA Miramonte 2022 C 86 %
2 James Whitman CA Helix 2022 C 83 %
3 Bryce Baughman CA Placer 2021 RHP 81 %
4 Luke Shane CA Branson 2023 C 80 %
5 Frank Zapata CA Archbishop Riordan 2022 C 77 %
6 Aidan Taclas CA Sacred Heart Cathedral 2022 OF 76 %
7 Joel Cervantes CA Scale/Legends Academy 2021 C 74 %
^ Preston Fondren CA Granite Bay 2022 C 74 %
8 Keone Takahashi CA Northgate 2022 RHP 73 %
^ Zane Bennett CA Casa Grande 2021 3B 73 %
^ Connor Pawlowski CA Pioneer 2021 C 73 %
^ Nico Button CA Serra 2021 C 73 %
9 Jordan Bolden CA Clayton Valley Charter 2022 OF 72 %
10 Xavier Lecours CA Milpitas 2022 SS 71 %
^ William Ashley CA Branson 2023 1B 71 %
11 Miles Bergman CA Acalanes 2022 OF 70 %
12 Jacob Richardson CA Placer 2021 OF 69 %
13 Dylan Taguiam CA St. John Bosco 2022 C 68 %
^ Zachary McCall CA International 2022 OF 68 %
14 Kai Price CA St. Francis SCP 2022 RHP 67 %
15 Lucas Marlowe CA California 2022 C 66 %
16 Adam Stothard CA Los Altos 2022 RHP 66 %
17 Donovan Crook CA San Ramon Valley 2022 3B 65 %
18 Jareth Franco CA Mountain House 2022 3B 64 %
^ Christian Galvez CA St. Francis 2022 SS 64 %
^ Tyson Smith CA St. Francis 2022 C 64 %
19 Michael Andreae CA Granite Bay 2022 OF 63 %
20 AJ Simmons CA Cabrillo 2022 OF 62 %
21 Matthew Gonsalves CA Dougherty Valley 2022 C 58 %
22 Nick Parker CA Arcata 2022 SS 56 %
23 Kyler Bittner CA St. Francis 2022 SS 55 %
24 Joey Rusca CA Las Lomas 2022 C 52 %
25 Marcus Rivera CA Moreau Catholic 2022 C 47 %
26 Antonio Carter CA Bishop O'Dowd 2022 OF 43 %
27 Drake Smart CA Clear Lake 2022 C 40 %
28 Andy Truong CA Encinal 2022 OF 39 %
29 Tyler Davis CA Vista del Lago 2022 SS 33 %

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 Matthew Gonsalves CA Dougherty Valley 2022 C 30.5 g
2 Connor Pawlowski CA Pioneer 2021 C 28.7 g
3 Zane Bennett CA Casa Grande 2021 3B 28.5 g
4 Frank Zapata CA Archbishop Riordan 2022 C 26.6 g
5 Lucas Marlowe CA California 2022 C 25.7 g
6 James Whitman CA Helix 2022 C 24.4 g
7 Jordan Bolden CA Clayton Valley Charter 2022 OF 23.1 g
8 Nico Button CA Serra 2021 C 20.7 g
^ Marcus Rivera CA Moreau Catholic 2022 C 20.7 g
9 Preston Fondren CA Granite Bay 2022 C 20.6 g
10 Antonio Carter CA Bishop O'Dowd 2022 OF 20.2 g
11 Michael Andreae CA Granite Bay 2022 OF 20.1 g
12 Kai Price CA St. Francis SCP 2022 RHP 19.4 g
13 Bryce Baughman CA Placer 2021 RHP 18.2 g
14 Zachary McCall CA International 2022 OF 17.0 g
15 Donovan Crook CA San Ramon Valley 2022 3B 16.9 g
16 Liam Conlon CA Coronado 2022 RHP 16.0 g
17 Keone Takahashi CA Northgate 2022 RHP 15.7 g
18 Joel Cervantes CA Scale/Legends Academy 2021 C 15.2 g
19 Joey Rusca CA Las Lomas 2022 C 14.9 g
20 Jacob Richardson CA Placer 2021 OF 14.6 g
21 Dylan Taguiam CA St. John Bosco 2022 C 14.5 g
^ Anthony Ricevuto CA Miramonte 2022 C 14.5 g
22 Adam Stothard CA Los Altos 2022 RHP 14.4 g
23 Xavier Lecours CA Milpitas 2022 SS 14.2 g
24 William Ashley CA Branson 2023 1B 13.6 g
25 Luke Shane CA Branson 2023 C 13.2 g
26 Miles Bergman CA Acalanes 2022 OF 10.9 g
^ Jareth Franco CA Mountain House 2022 3B 10.9 g
27 Drake Smart CA Clear Lake 2022 C 10.4 g
28 Kyler Bittner CA St. Francis 2022 SS 10.0 g
29 Tyson Smith CA St. Francis 2022 C 9.9 g
30 Christian Galvez CA St. Francis 2022 SS 8.5 g
31 Nick Parker CA Arcata 2022 SS 8.2 g
32 AJ Simmons CA Cabrillo 2022 OF 8.1 g
33 Andy Truong CA Encinal 2022 OF 7.6 g
34 Aidan Taclas CA Sacred Heart Cathedral 2022 OF 5.8 g
35 Tyler Davis CA Vista del Lago 2022 SS 3.7 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 Matthew Gonsalves CA Dougherty Valley 2022 C 27.5 g
2 Zane Bennett CA Casa Grande 2021 3B 24.2 g
3 Connor Pawlowski CA Pioneer 2021 C 22.1 g
4 James Whitman CA Helix 2022 C 20.6 g
5 Frank Zapata CA Archbishop Riordan 2022 C 19.5 g
6 Lucas Marlowe CA California 2022 C 19.1 g
7 Preston Fondren CA Granite Bay 2022 C 17.6 g
8 Jordan Bolden CA Clayton Valley Charter 2022 OF 16.8 g
9 Nico Button CA Serra 2021 C 16.2 g
10 Marcus Rivera CA Moreau Catholic 2022 C 16.0 g
11 Bryce Baughman CA Placer 2021 RHP 15.3 g
12 Antonio Carter CA Bishop O'Dowd 2022 OF 15.0 g
13 Michael Andreae CA Granite Bay 2022 OF 14.7 g
14 Kai Price CA St. Francis SCP 2022 RHP 14.3 g
15 Keone Takahashi CA Northgate 2022 RHP 12.4 g
16 Donovan Crook CA San Ramon Valley 2022 3B 12.1 g
17 Jacob Richardson CA Placer 2021 OF 11.8 g
18 Anthony Ricevuto CA Miramonte 2022 C 11.7 g
19 Zachary McCall CA International 2022 OF 11.2 g
20 William Ashley CA Branson 2023 1B 10.7 g
21 Adam Stothard CA Los Altos 2022 RHP 10.6 g
22 Dylan Taguiam CA St. John Bosco 2022 C 10.1 g
23 Liam Conlon CA Coronado 2022 RHP 10.0 g
24 Luke Shane CA Branson 2023 C 9.8 g
25 Joel Cervantes CA Scale/Legends Academy 2021 C 9.4 g
26 Xavier Lecours CA Milpitas 2022 SS 9.3 g
27 Tyson Smith CA St. Francis 2022 C 8.4 g
28 Miles Bergman CA Acalanes 2022 OF 8.1 g
29 Jareth Franco CA Mountain House 2022 3B 8.0 g
30 Kyler Bittner CA St. Francis 2022 SS 7.7 g
31 Drake Smart CA Clear Lake 2022 C 7.6 g
32 Joey Rusca CA Las Lomas 2022 C 6.6 g
33 Andy Truong CA Encinal 2022 OF 6.2 g
34 Christian Galvez CA St. Francis 2022 SS 5.8 g
35 AJ Simmons CA Cabrillo 2022 OF 5.4 g
36 Nick Parker CA Arcata 2022 SS 5.3 g
37 Aidan Taclas CA Sacred Heart Cathedral 2022 OF 4.7 g
38 Tyler Davis CA Vista del Lago 2022 SS 2.6 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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