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Summer Superlatives: Blast Leaderboards


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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We wrap up our look back at the top statistical performances from this summer's PBR Maryland events with a look at the data collected from Blast. 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 four major PBR Maryland summer events. 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%).

Rank Name State School Class Pos Event %
1 Christopher Owens Jr.  MD Riverdale Baptist  2022 SS MD Summer Trials  93%
2 Chris Baumann MD Snow Hill 2021 1B Top Prospect Games West  90%
T3 Anthony D'Alfonso MD Parkville 2022 C Top Prospect Games West 87%
T3 Jake Garrett MD Damascus 2022 1B Top Prospect Games West 87%
T3 Seth Smart DE Woodbridge 2022 SS Top Prospect Games West 87%
6 Carter Costango MD Western STES 2022 OF MD Summer Trials 86%
T7 Kameron Becker MD Winters Mill 2023 SS MD Summer Trials 85%
T7 Ryan Boice MD Towson 2022 SS Top Prospect Games II 85%
T7 Will Carr DC Gonzaga 2021 OF MD Summer Trials 85%
T7 Teddy Fisher MD Bethesda-CC 2022 OF MD Summer Trials 85%

 

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).

Rank  Name  State  School  Class  Pos  Event  G's
1 Andrew Wolf  PA Northern York  2022 SS MD Western Trials  27.0 g
2 Chase Miller  MD  River Hill  2021  OF  Top Prospect Games II  26.5 g 
Nick Malone  MD  South Carroll  2021  Top Prospect Games West  25.4 g 
Dalton Reinhart  PA  Cedar Crest  2021  OF  MD Summer Trials  24.5 g 
T5  Michael Atkinson  MD  DeMatha Catholic  2022  1B  Top Prospect Games West  24.2 g 
T5  Carter Costango  MD  Western STES  2022  OF  MD Summer Trials  24.2 g 
T7  Tyler Greene   VA  Nandua  2022  OF  Top Prospect Games West  22.8 g 
T7  Evan Truitt  MD  Stephen Decatur  2021  1B  Top Prospect Games West  22.8 g 
Mike Wineke  MD   Calvert Hall  2021  1B  MD Western Trials  22.2 g 
T10  Cody Rinehart  MD  Boonsboro  2022  SS  Top Prospect Games II  22.1 g 
T10 Robbie Shelton MD Riverdale Baptist 2023 3B Top Prospect Games II 22.1 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).

Rank Name State School Class Pos Event MPH
1 Jeremiah Jenkins  MD St. Vincent Pallotti  2021 1B Top Prospect Games West  75.1 mph
2 Mike Wineke
MD Calvert Hall 2021 1B MD Western Trials 74.1 mph
3 Travis Leatherwood  MD Mount St. Joseph 2021 1B Top Prospect Games West 72.8 mph
4 Aden Hill MD Chopticon 2022 OF Top Prospect Games West 71.5 mph
T5 Branden Brown MD Atholton 2021 SS Top Prospect Games West 71.3 mph
T5 Erik Rindner MD Churchill 2022 C Top Prospect Games West 71.3 mph
T5 Andrew Wells MD Calvert Hall  2021 2B Top Prospect Games West 71.3 mph
8 Cody Rinehart
MD Boonsboro 2022 SS Top Prospect Games II 71.2 mph
9 Sean Wright MD St. Vincent Pallotti 2021 3B MD Western Trials 71.1 mph
10 Carson Brown MD Easton 2023 1B Top Prospect Games West 70.4 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).

Rank Name State School Class Pos Event kW
1 Jeremiah Jenkins  MD St. Vincent Pallotti  2021 1B Top Prospect Games West  5.69 kW
2 Mike Wineke
MD Calvert Hall 2021 1B MD Western Trials 5.18 kW
3 Chase Miller
MD River Hill 2021 OF Top Prospect Games West 4.87 kW
4 Cody Rinehart
MD Boonsboro 2022 SS Top Prospect Games II 4.77 kW
5 Erik Rindner
MD Churchill 2022 C Top Prospect Games West 4.73 kW
6 Travis Leatherwood  MD Mount St. Joseph 2021 1B Top Prospect Games West 4.58 kW
7 Michael Atkinson MD DeMatha Catholic 2022 1B Top Prospect Games West 4.52 kW
8 Dalton Reinhart
PA Cedar Crest 2021 OF MD Summer Trials 4.45 kW
9 Sean Wright  MD St. Vincent Pallotti 2021 3B MD Western Trials 4.44 kW
10 Carson Brown MD Easton 2023 1B Top Prospect Games West 4.42 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).

Rank Name State School Class Pos Event MPH
1 Michael Atkinson  MD DeMatha Catholic  2022 1B Top Prospect Games West  26.2 mph
2 Noah Barrall MD Salisbury Christian  2021 3B Top Prospect Games West 24.1 mph
3 Travis Leatherwood  MD Mount St. Joseph 2021 1B Top Prospect Games West 23.9 mph
4 Dalton Williams MD Catoctin 2022 OF MD Western Trials 23.9 mph
5 Dalton Reinhart
PA Cedar Crest 2021 OF MD Summer Trials 23.8 mph
6 Andrew Wolf
PA Northern York 2022 SS MD Western Trials 23.6 mph
7 Evan Truitt
MD Stephen Decatur 2021 1B Top Prospect Games West 23.5 mph
T8 Charley Magoulick MD DeMatha Catholic 2024 1B MD Summer Trials 23.3 mph
T8 Sean Wright  MD St. Vincent Pallotti 2021 3B MD Western Trials 23.3 mph
10 Nick Worch MD St. Mary's Ryken 2021 1B MD Western Trials 23.1 mph

 

 

SUMMER SUPERLATIVES SERIES