Maryland Western Trials: Blast Leaderboard


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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Using sensor technology that fits on the knob of a bat, without impeding the player, Blast Motion collected data to analyze every hitter’s swing at this year's PBR Maryland Western Trials. During batting practice, the Blast Motion sensors measured 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. Below are the top performers in five of the categories measured using the Blast Motion sensors. 

 

BLAST SWING METRICS

 

ON PLANE EFFICIENCY

On plane efficiency measures the percentage of your swing where the bat is on the swing plane. (MLB average is 73%).

1 Matthew Roche 3B/1B Churchill 2022 82%
2 Daniel Burns C/OF Gerstell Academy 2022 79%
3 Jay Parente LHP/OF Thomas Johnson 2022 77%
4 Owen Liberto SS/2B Calvert Hall 2021 76%
5 Nathan Gumagay SS/OF Churchill 2022 74%
6 Dalton Williams OF/RHP Catoctin 2022
74%
7 Robbie Coates OF/RHP McLean (VA) 2022
72%

 

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Rotational acceleration is how quickly your bat accelerates into the swing plane and is measured in G's (g-force). (MLB average is 16.8 G's).

1 Andrew Wolf 2B/SS Northern York (PA) 2022 27.0 g
2 Mike Wineke 1B Calvert Hall 2021 22.2 g
3 Scott Wilson SS/RHP Frederick 2021 19.0 g
4 Dalton Williams OF/RHP Catoctin 2022
16.9 g
5 Sean Wright 3B/C St. Vincent Pallotti 2021 16.6 g
6 Robbie Coates OF/RHP McLean (VA) 2022
16.6 g
7 Nathan Gumagay SS/OF Churchill 2022
14.1 g

 

 

blast IMPACT Metrics

 

BAT SPEED

Bat speed is defined as the total speed of the barrel at impact. (MLB average is 70.3 mph).

1 Mike Wineke 1B Calvert Hall 2021
74.1 mph
2 Sean Wright 3B/C St. Vincent Pallotti 2021
71.1 mph
3 Kai Hardesty RHP/1B Linganore 2021 68.4 mph
4 Dalton Williams OF/RHP Catoctin 2022
68.4 mph
5 Robbie Coates OF/RHP McLean (VA) 2022
68.1 mph
6 Jay Parente LHP/OF Thomas Johnson 2022
68.0 mph
7 Christian Park RHP/SS Cherokee (NJ) 2022 67.6 mph

 

POWER

Power is defined as bat mass (times) average acceleration (times) bat speed at impact and is measured in Watts. (MLB ideal range is 3.65 kw - 5.65 kw).

1 Mike Wineke 1B Calvert Hall 2021
5.18 kW
2 Sean Wright 3B/C St. Vincent Pallotti 2021
4.44 kW
3 Dalton Williams OF/RHP Catoctin 2022 4.30 kW
4 Scott Wilson SS/RHP Frederick 2021
4.10 kW
5 Kai Hardesty RHP/1B Linganore 2021
4.02 kW
6 Andrew Wolf 2B/SS Northern York (PA) 2022
3.89 kW
7 Robbie Coates OF/RHP McLean (VA) 2022 3.88 kW

 

PEAK HAND SPEED

Peak hand speed is the fastest hand speed reached throughout the swing and occurs prior to the moment of impact, very close to the commit time in the swing when the wrists unhinge. (MLB ideal range is 23-29 mph).

1 Dalton Williams OF/RHP Catoctin 2022
23.9 mph
2 Andrew Wolf 2B/SS Northern York (PA) 2022
23.6 mph
3 Sean Wright 3B/C St. Vincent Pallotti 2021
23.3 mph
4 Nick Worch 1B/RHP St. Mary's Ryken 2021 23.1 mph
5 Luke Bookoff C/OF Bullis 2024 23.0 mph
T6 Scott Wilson SS/RHP Frederick 2021
22.2 mph
T6 Nathan Gumagay SS/OF Churchill 2022
22.2 mph
T6 Mike Wineke 1B Calvert Hall 2021
22.2 mph

 

 

MARYLAND WESTERN TRIALS STORIES