Top Prospect Games West: 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 Top Prospect Games West. 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 Christopher Owens Jr. SS Riverdale Baptist 2022 93%
2 Chris Baumann LHP/1B Snow Hill 2021 90%
3 Seth Smart SS Woodbridge (DE) 2022 87%
4 Anthony D'Alfonso C Parkville 2022 87%
5 Jake Garrett LHP/1B Damascus 2022 87%
6 Cam Love LHP/1B Damascus 2022 84%
7 Erik Rindner C Churchill 2022 83%
8 Grant Allen RHP/SS Sussex Tech (DE) 2022 81%
9 Lamon Lyles Jr. SS/OF Eleanor Roosevelt 2022 80%
10 Matthew May C Charles H. Flowers 2022 80%

 

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 Brady Powell SS Patuxent 2022 25.8 g
2 Nick Malone C/RHP South Carroll 2021 25.4 g
3 Chase Miller OF River Hill 2021
24.7 g
4 Michael Atkinson 1B DeMatha 2022
24.2 g
5 Tyler Greene OF Nandua (VA) 2022 22.8 g
6 Evan Truitt RHP/1B Stephen Decatur 2021 22.8 g
7 Branden Brown SS/RHP Atholton 2021 21.6 g
8 Anthony Sarbanes SS Parkside 2021 20.7 g
9 Joshua Galvin SS DeMatha 2023 19.8 g
10 Blake Pesante 2B/RHP St. Mary's Ryken 2022 19.8 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 Jeremiah Jenkins 1B/LHP St. Vincent Pallotti 2021 (Maine) 75.1 mph
2 Travis Leatherwood 1B Mount St. Joseph 2021 72.8 mph
3 Aden Hill SS/OF Chopticon 2022 71.5 mph
4 Andrew Wells 2B Calvert Hall 2021 71.3 mph
5 Branden Brown SS/RHP Atholton 2021 71.3 mph
6 Erik Rindner C Churchill 2022 71.3 mph
7 Carson Brown 1B Easton 2023 70.4 mph
8 Chase Miller OF River Hill 2021 70.1 mph
9 Michael Atkinson 1B DeMatha 2022 70.0 mph
10 Kyle Matheny C Calvert Hall 2021 69.9 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 Jeremiah Jenkins 1B/LHP St. Vincent Pallotti 2021 (Maine)
5.69 kW
2 Chase Miller OF River Hill 2021
4.87 kW
3 Erik Rindner C Churchill 2022
4.73 kW
4 Travis Leatherwood 1B Mount St. Joseph 2021
4.58 kW
5 Michael Atkinson 1B DeMatha 2022
4.52 kW
6 Carson Brown 1B Easton 2023
4.42 kW
7 Kyle Matheny C Calvert Hall 2021 4.41 kW
8 Joshua Galvin SS DeMatha 2023
4.38 kW
9 Nick Malone C/RHP South Carroll 2021
4.31 kW
10 Aden Hill SS/OF Chopticon 2022
4.30 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 Michael Atkinson 1B DeMatha 2022
26.2 mph
2 Noah Barrall 3B/RHP Salisbury Christian (DE) 2021 24.1 mph
3 Travis Leatherwood 1B Mount St. Joseph 2021
23.9 mph
4 Evan Truitt RHP/1B Stephen Decatur 2021
23.5 mph
5 Nick Malone C/RHP South Carroll 2021
23.0 mph
6 Michael Stamatos 1B Towson 2022 22.8 mph
7 Cam Love LHP/1B Damascus 2022
22.5 mph
8 Jonathan Stokley C Sussex Tech (DE) 2022 22.5 mph
9 Colin Athey SS/RHP Queen Anne's 2022 22.3 mph
10 Anthony Sarbanes SS Parkside 2021
22.2 mph

 

 

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