Blast Motion Reports: Limited Series Lynchburg


Jason Burton
Richmond Scouting Coordinator

On July 16-19, 2020 PBR VA/DC hosted 12 teams from the Mid-Atlantic region. Throughout the course of the tournament we held batting practice where we videotaped hitters and used our Blast Motion sensors to collect data from players' swings. Here are a few categories of data that we collected. Take a look and see which players stood out. 

About Blast Motion:

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.

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

Name Class Team School Commitment Peak Bat Speed (mph)
 Christopher Johnson  2023  Seminoles 15U   Glen Allen    73.1 mph
 Jett Slepak  2022  US Elite 2022   Highlands (PA)    73.1 mph
 Jack Harris  2021  US Elite 2021  Lafayette (KY)    72.9 mph
 Riley Motley  2021  Seminoles 17U  Christchurch    72.7 mph
 Xander Meckley  2021  US Elite 2021  Gettysburg Area (PA)    72.4 mph
 Timothy Quinn McCoy  2021  US Elite 2021  Steubenville Big Red (OH)    72.3 mph
 Antonio Ignacio  2021  Primetime Aces  TC Williams    72.1 mph
 Alex McCoy  2020  Team XP  Mt. Carmel (MD)  Maryland-Eastern Shore  71.6 mph
 Cooper Newell  2022  Va Breeze 2022 Elite  Hickory    71.1 mph 
 Hunter Miller  2021  Seminoles 17U  Turner Ashby    70.8 mph

 

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

Name Class Team School Commitment Rotational Acceleration (g)
 Andy Francis  2023  Diamond Skills 15U  St. John's    23.5 g
 Kyle Reviello  2022  Va Breeze 2022 Elite  King George    23.3 g
 Cam Herron  2021  Seminoles 17U  Fort Defiance    22.6 g
 James Gladden  2022  US Elite 2022  Archbishop Curley (MD)    22.6 g
 Trevor Beale  2021  Rage Baseball  Caroline    21.1 g
 AJ Martin  2022  Diamond Skills 16U  St. John's    20.7 g
 Trent Williams  2020  Team XP  Archbishop Curley (MD)  Caldwell College  20.4 g
 Kyle Matheny  2021  Team XP  Calvert Hall (MD)    20.3 g
 Anthony Guerrera  2021  Primetime Aces   Yorktown    19.9 g
 Adam Astacio  2022  Diamond Skills 16U  St. John's    19.5 g

 

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%

Name Class Team School Commitment On Plane Efficiency %
 Ty Debish  2022  Rage Baseball  Mountain View    92 %
 Bo Conrad  2022  US Elite 2022  Bethel Park (PA)    87 %
 Isaac Sumpter  2022  Va Breeze 2022 Elite   Western Albemarle    86 %
 Jack Schulz  2021  Primetime Aces  Bishop Ireton    86 %
 Michael Shamus  2023  Seminoles 17U  Steward    85 %
 Mitchell Smallwood  2023  Diamond Skills 2023   St. John's    85 %
 Ryan Upton  2021  Primetime Aces  Yorktown    85 %
 Hunter Johnson  2022  Braves Platinum 15U  Western Branch    84 %
 Brendan Yagesh  2022  Diamond Skills 16U  Urbanna (MD)    84 %
 AJ Haines  2021  Primetime Aces  Bishop O'Connell    84 %
 Cameron Patt  2022  US Elite 2022  Quince Orchard (MD)    84 %

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 College Avg: 3.83-5.08

Name Class Team School Commitment Power (kW)
 Jack Harris  2021  US Elite 2021  Lafayette (KY)    5.04 kW
 Alex McCoy  2020  Team XP  Mt. Carmel (MD)  Maryland-Eastern Shore  4.97 kW
 Camden Nuckols  2022  Va Breeze 2022 Elite  St. Christopher's  VCU  4.84 kW
 Christopher Johnson  2023  Seminoles 15U  Glen Allen    4.75 kW
 Hunter Miller  2021  Seminoles 17U  Turner Ashby    4.64 kW
 Antonio Ignacio  2021  Primetime Aces  TC Williams    4.59 kW
 James Gladden  2022  US Elite 2022   Archbishop Curley    4.57 kW
 Timothy Quinn McCoy  2021  US Elite 2021  Steubenville Big Red (OH)    4.42 kW
 Kyle Reviello  2022  Va Breeze 2022 Elite  King George    4.37 kW
 AJ Martin  2022   Diamond Skills 2022  St. John's    4.35 kW

 

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

Name Class Team School Commitment Peak Hand Speed (mph)
 Timothy Quinn McCoy  2021  US Elite 2021  Steubenville Big Red (OH)    23.1 mph
 Garrett Mason  2023 Seminoles 15U   Mills Godwin    23.0 mph
 Trent Williams  2020  Team XP  Archbishop Curley (MD)  Caldwell College  23.0 mph
 Antonio Ignacio  2021 Primetime Aces   TC Williams    22.8 mph
 Brayden Martin  2023  Diamond Skills 2023  St. John's     22.8 mph
 Sean Harmon  2023  Diamond Skills 2023  St. John's    22.5 mph
 Alex McCoy   2020  Team XP  Mt. Carmel  Maryland-Eastern Shore  22.5 mph
 Bryce Curry  2022  US Elite 2022  Damascus    22.4 mph
 Cooper Newell   2022  Va Breeze 2022 Elite  Hickory    22.4 mph
 Gavin Flanley  2021  US Elite 2021  Wyoming Seminary Prep (PA)    22.4 mph