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SoCal Upperclass ID: Blast Motion Analysis


PBR California Staff

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IRVINE, CALIF. - 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.

At the recent SoCal Upperclass ID Camp players were set up with a Blast Motion sensor before each round of batting practice. With the Blast Motion sensor, we were able to collect data from each swing taken by each prospect at the event. 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.

Many of the players in the upperclass event were uncommitted and many of them put up some very good numbers, below we illustrate the top 25 players in each category.

Category Leaders

Max Bat Speed: Julian Eskridge (Arcadia HS) - 82 mph

Peak Hand Speed: Sam Purgason (Truckee HS) - 26.09 mph

On-Plane Efficiency: Kaleb Duran (Summit HS), Joey Fonseca (El Diamante HS) - 87%

Avg. Rotational Acceleration: Anthony Beau Manuel (Gahr HS) - 37.6 g

Power: Bryce Gamble (El Dorado HS) - 5.24 kW

CATEGORICAL LEADERBOARDS

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 (max)
1 Julian Eskridge CA Arcadia 2021 OF 82.0 mph
2 Bryce Gamble CA El Dorado 2021 C 80.1 mph
3 Corbin Ybarra CA Buchanan 2022 OF 79.6 mph
4 Cameron Shimokawa CA Diamond Ranch 2021 C 79.3 mph
5 Morgan Strong CA Ramona 2022 C 78.1 mph
6 Austin Overn CA Foothill 2022 OF 77.9 mph
7 Noah Sharar CA Sage Creek 2022 C 77.0 mph
8 Steve Arteaga CA Vista Murrieta 2022 C 76.4 mph
9 Tyler Norgaard CA San Juan Hills 2021 2B 76.2 mph
^ Keone Takahashi CA Northgate 2022 RHP 76.2 mph
10 Nico Brown CA Edison 2022 SS 76.1 mph
11 Harrison Altschul CA Harvard Westlake 2022 OF 76.0 mph
12 Paul Murrow CA Beckman 2021 OF 75.7 mph
13 Jacob Mitchell CA Martin Luther King 2022 SS 75.6 mph
14 Damien Delgadillo CA Ayala 2021 SS 75.2 mph
^ Joaquin Sandoval CA San Marcos 2022 C 75.2 mph
15 Ryan Chavez CA Yorba Linda 2021 2B 74.9 mph
16 Barron Zamora CA Grossmont 2022 OF 74.4 mph
17 Christopher Landaas CA San Juan Hills 2021 1B 74.1 mph
18 Sam Purgason CA Truckee 2022 3B 73.7 mph
19 Jordan Sheridan CA Bonita 2021 1B 73.2 mph
20 Kenneth Wang CA Claremont 2022 C 72.9 mph
^ Samuel DeCarlo CA Millikan 2022 2B 72.9 mph
^ Colby Kiesling CA Sage Creek 2022 OF 72.9 mph
21 Jeremy Giesegh CA Upland 2022 OF 72.8 mph
22 Connor Pawlowski CA Pioneer 2021 C 72.7 mph
^ Doug Pyle CA La Salle College Prep 2022 OF 72.7 mph
23 Jake Ellison CA St. John Bosco 2022 OF 72.4 mph
^ Sebastian Ancheta CA La Mirada 2023 OF 72.4 mph
24 Andrew Campbell CA Woodcrest Christian 2022 OF 72.3 mph
25 Eddie Mgdesyan CA Sierra Canyon 2022 3B 72.1 mph
^ Nathan Estrada CA Yorba Linda 2022 2B 72.1 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 (avg)
1 Sam Purgason CA Truckee 2022 3B 26.1 mph
2 Connor Pawlowski CA Pioneer 2021 C 24.8 mph
3 Nathan Estrada CA Yorba Linda 2022 2B 24.5 mph
4 Anthony Beau Manuel CA Gahr High 2021 2B 24.0 mph
5 Kade Johnstone CA Vista Murrieta 2021 LHP 24.0 mph
6 George Cordero CA Redlands East Valley 2022 RHP 24.0 mph
7 Isaiah Alvarado CA William S. Hart 2022 OF 23.9 mph
8 Cooper Whitton CA Santa Fe Christian 2022 OF 23.7 mph
9 Darian Choi CA Sunny Hills 2022 SS 23.7 mph
10 Eddie Mgdesyan CA Sierra Canyon 2022 3B 23.4 mph
11 Tripp Garrish CA Carlmont 2022 OF 23.4 mph
12 Demarae Woods CA Helix Charter 2022 OF 23.3 mph
13 Cain Lusic CA San Pedro 2021 SS 23.3 mph
14 Harrison Altschul CA Harvard Westlake 2022 OF 23.3 mph
15 Doug Pyle CA La Salle College Prep 2022 OF 23.1 mph
16 Joaquin Sandoval CA San Marcos 2022 C 23.1 mph
17 Corbin Ybarra CA Buchanan 2022 OF 22.9 mph
18 Steve Arteaga CA Vista Murrieta 2022 C 22.9 mph
19 Ivan Niebla CA Citrus 2022 RHP 22.9 mph
20 Tyler Norgaard CA San Juan Hills 2021 2B 22.8 mph
21 Samuel DeCarlo CA Millikan 2022 2B 22.7 mph
22 Austin Overn CA Foothill 2022 OF 22.7 mph
23 Cameron Shimokawa CA Diamond Ranch 2021 C 22.7 mph
24 Bryce Gamble CA El Dorado 2021 C 22.5 mph
25 Keone Takahashi CA Northgate 2022 RHP 22.3 mph

Avg. 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 Kaleb Duran CA Summit 2021 2B 87 %
2 Joey Fonseca CA El Diamante 2021 3B 87 %
3 Nathan Estrada CA Yorba Linda 2022 2B 86 %
4 Jeremy Giesegh CA Upland 2022 OF 85 %
5 Sawyer Spivey CA Irvine 2022 RHP 84 %
6 Harrison Altschul CA Harvard Westlake 2022 OF 83 %
7 Owen Fuller CA JSerra 2022 2B 82 %
8 Mathew Fonseca CA Bishop Amat 2022 3B 81 %
9 Aaron Clark CA El Dorado 2021 2B 81 %
10 Casey Best CA Saugus 2022 OF 80 %
11 Tripp Garrish CA Carlmont 2022 OF 79 %
12 Doug Pyle CA La Salle College Prep 2022 OF 79 %
13 Keone Takahashi CA Northgate 2022 RHP 78 %
14 Ryan Moreno CA Ayala 2021 OF 78 %
15 Andrew Campbell CA Woodcrest Christian 2022 OF 77 %
16 Ryder Edwards CA Paraclete 2022 RHP 77 %
17 George Cordero CA Redlands East Valley 2022 RHP 76 %
18 Connor Pawlowski CA Pioneer 2021 C 75 %
19 Isaac Sandoval CA Foothill 2022 SS 74 %
20 Darian Choi CA Sunny Hills 2022 SS 74 %
21 Isaiah Alvarado CA William S. Hart 2022 OF 74 %
22 Justin Cabada CA Brea Olinda 2022 OF 73 %
23 Lucas Marlowe CA California 2022 C 72 %
24 Tyler Norgaard CA San Juan Hills 2021 2B 71 %
25 Scotty Pieper CA Valencia 2022 OF 71 %

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 | MiLB Avg: 12.6 g | College Avg: 12.9 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Anthony Beau Manuel CA Gahr High 2021 2B 37.6 g
2 Christopher Landaas CA San Juan Hills 2021 1B 33.8 g
3 Connor Pawlowski CA Pioneer 2021 C 33.1 g
4 George Cordero CA Redlands East Valley 2022 RHP 30.9 g
5 Nathan Estrada CA Yorba Linda 2022 2B 28.5 g
6 Johnathan Shell CA Summit 2021 OF 28.2 g
7 Darian Choi CA Sunny Hills 2022 SS 27.9 g
8 Steve Arteaga CA Vista Murrieta 2022 C 26.3 g
9 Michael McQueen CA Cajon 2022 OF 26.2 g
10 Sawyer Spivey CA Irvine 2022 RHP 25.2 g
11 Jeremy Giesegh CA Upland 2022 OF 24.9 g
12 Jeremy Camarena CA St. Joseph 2022 SS 24.3 g
13 Eddie Mgdesyan CA Sierra Canyon 2022 3B 22.1 g
14 Isaiah Alvarado CA William S. Hart 2022 OF 21.9 g
15 Kaleb Duran CA Summit 2021 2B 21.7 g
16 Ryan Moreno CA Ayala 2021 OF 20.9 g
17 Jordan Sheridan CA Bonita 2021 1B 20.6 g
18 Kenneth Wang CA Claremont 2022 C 20.4 g
19 Kade Johnstone CA Vista Murrieta 2021 LHP 19.9 g
20 Doug Pyle CA La Salle College Prep 2022 OF 19.7 g
21 Lucas Marlowe CA California 2022 C 19.5 g
^ Ryan Chavez CA Yorba Linda 2021 2B 19.5 g
22 Andrew Campbell CA Woodcrest Christian 2022 OF 19.0 g
23 Paul Murrow CA Beckman 2021 OF 18.9 g
24 Bryce Gamble CA El Dorado 2021 C 18.6 g
^ Ryan Matsukawa CA Mira Costa 2022 2B 18.6 g
25 Tyler Norgaard CA San Juan Hills 2021 2B 18.4 g

Power

The average Power generated during the swing is found from the effective mass of the bat, the Bat Speed at impact, and the average acceleration during the downswing. Power is measured in Watts. Higher Power is achieved when a hitter is able to swing a heavier bat and accelerate it to higher speeds. For more info: Power

MLB Avg: 3.65-5.65 kW | MiLB Avg: 3.20-5.20 kW | College Avg: 3.83-5.08 kW

RANK NAME STATE SCHOOL GRAD Power (kW’s)
1 Bryce Gamble CA El Dorado 2021 5.24 kW
2 Steve Arteag CA Vista Murrieta 2021 5.15 kW
3 Crobin Ybarra CA Buchanan 2022 5.06 kW
4 Anthony Beau Manuel CA Gahr 2021 4.94 kW
^ Keone Takahashi CA Northgate 2022 4.94 kW
5 Austin Overn CA Foothill HS 2022 4.90 kW
6 Connor Pawlowski CA Pioneer 2021 4.86 kW
7 Jordan Sheridan CA Bonita 2021 4.80 kW
8 George Cordero CA Redlands East Valley 2022 4.74 kW
9 Harrison Altschul CA Harvard Westlake 2022 4.72 kW
10 Damien Delgadillo CA Ayala 2021 4.70 kW
11 Nathan Estrada CA Yorba Linda 2022 4.65 kW
12 Noah Sharar CA Sage Creek 2022 4.50 kW
13 Ryan Chavez CA Yorba Linda 2021 4.49 kW
14 Tyler Norgaard CA San Juan Hills 2021 4.48 kW
15 Michale McQueen CA Cajon 2022 4.44 kW
16 Eddie Mgdesyan CA Sierra Canyon 2022 4.32 kW
17 Darian Choi CA Sunny Hills 2021 4.27 kW
^ Julian Eskridge CA Arcadia 2021 4.27 kW
18 Isaiah Alvarado CA Hart 2022 4.19 kW
^ Paul Murrow CA Beckman 2021 4.19 kW
^ Kenneth Wang CA Claremont 2021 4.19 kW
19 Sam DeCarlo CA Millikan 2022 4.15 kW
20 Jeremy Giesegh CA Upland 2021 4.14 kW

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