Phoenix Preseason ID: Blast Motion Board


Cam Black-Araujo
PBR Arizona Operations Assistant

On Sunday, Jan. 23rd, the Phoenix Preseason ID was hosted at Grand Canyon's Brazell Field, an open event for 2022-2025 graduates. Talents were on display in front of the PBR Arizona staff, while data was being recorded by state-of-the-art technology. 

Today, our post event coverage continues as we take a look at the best Blast Motion performances from Sunday's Phoenix Preseason ID.

CLICK HERE for full event stats.

 

HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVG)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Jake Romaine AZ Desert Vista 2023 OF 25.5 mph
2 Caden Burghardt AZ Hamilton 2024 OF 25.2 mph
3 Dillon Roberts AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 RHP 25.1 mph
4 Lucas Pierik AZ Horizon 2024 OF 24.7 mph
5 Caden Truman AZ Desert Ridge 2024 SS 24.6 mph
^ Dylan English AZ Deer Valley 2024 C 24.6 mph
^ Jace LeSueur AZ Snowflake 2022 OF 24.6 mph
6 Jacob Mustain AZ Pusch Ridge Christian 2024 SS 24.4 mph
7 Kellen Groesbeck AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 OF 24.3 mph
^ Trevor Myer AZ Greenway 2025 C 24.3 mph
8 Michael McDougall AZ Deer Valley 2024 RHP 24.2 mph
9 Jacob Blickenderfer AZ Casteel 2024 OF 24.1 mph
^ Jared Hunt AZ Mountain Pointe 2025 SS 24.1 mph
10 Steve Solorzano NM Las Cruces 2023 3B 23.9 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Lucas Pierik AZ Horizon 2024 OF 23.9 mph
2 Jace LeSueur AZ Snowflake 2022 OF 23.4 mph
3 Dylan English AZ Deer Valley 2024 C 23.1 mph
^ Jacob Mustain AZ Pusch Ridge Christian 2024 SS 23.1 mph
4 Michael McDougall AZ Deer Valley 2024 RHP 23.1 mph
5 Jacob Blickenderfer AZ Casteel 2024 OF 23.0 mph
6 Dillon Roberts AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 RHP 22.9 mph
7 Caden Burghardt AZ Hamilton 2024 OF 22.9 mph
8 Drew Smith AZ Flagstaff 2025 SS 22.6 mph
9 Steve Solorzano NM Las Cruces 2023 3B 22.6 mph
10 Aaron Jones AZ Desert Vista 2023 1B 22.5 mph

Peak Hand Speed: 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.

BAT SPEED (PEAK & AVG)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Felix Enriquez AZ Salpointe 2023 1B 84.3 mph
2 Trevor Myer AZ Greenway 2025 C 83.8 mph
3 Wylie Waters BC Sentinel Secondary 2022 SS 81.6 mph
4 Cade Shumard AZ Saguaro 2024 LHP 79.9 mph
5 Dillon Roberts AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 RHP 78.2 mph
6 Jace LeSueur AZ Snowflake 2022 OF 76.6 mph
7 Bryson Fay AZ Casteel 2022 C 76.0 mph
8 Jake Warkentien AZ Hamilton 2023 SS 75.0 mph
9 Jacob Blickenderfer AZ Casteel 2024 OF 74.9 mph
10 Jake Romaine AZ Desert Vista 2023 OF 74.5 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Felix Enriquez AZ Salpointe 2023 1B 80.6 mph
2 Trevor Myer AZ Greenway 2025 C 76.1 mph
3 Jace LeSueur AZ Snowflake 2022 OF 74.7 mph
4 Cade Shumard AZ Saguaro 2024 LHP 74.1 mph
5 Dillon Roberts AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 RHP 73.4 mph
6 Jacob Blickenderfer AZ Casteel 2024 OF 72.1 mph
7 Jake Romaine AZ Desert Vista 2023 OF 71.9 mph
8 Jake Warkentien AZ Hamilton 2023 SS 71.1 mph
9 Preston Daniels AZ Sunnyslope 2024 1B 71.1 mph
10 Aaron Jones AZ Desert Vista 2023 1B 70.9 mph

Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat.

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION (PEAK & AVG)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Lucas Pierik AZ Horizon 2024 OF 25.5 g
2 Jake Romaine AZ Desert Vista 2023 OF 25.1 g
3 Jared Hunt AZ Mountain Pointe 2025 SS 23.9 g
4 Jacob Mustain AZ Pusch Ridge Christian 2024 SS 23.8 g
5 Jacob Blickenderfer AZ Casteel 2024 OF 23.7 g
^ Jake Warkentien AZ Hamilton 2023 SS 23.7 g
6 Michael McDougall AZ Deer Valley 2024 RHP 23.6 g
7 Tyler Jensen AZ Williams 2024 C 23.4 g
8 Trevor Myer AZ Greenway 2025 C 22.6 g
9 Nathan Huie AZ Sahuarita 2024 1B 22.5 g
10 Felix Enriquez AZ Salpointe 2023 1B 22.2 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Lucas Pierik AZ Horizon 2024 OF 22.3 g
2 Jacob Blickenderfer AZ Casteel 2024 OF 20.6 g
3 Jared Hunt AZ Mountain Pointe 2025 SS 20.2 g
4 Jake Romaine AZ Desert Vista 2023 OF 19.4 g
5 Tyler Jensen AZ Williams 2024 C 19.0 g
6 Felix Enriquez AZ Salpointe 2023 1B 18.8 g
7 Dhane Meyers AZ Casteel 2024 SS 18.7 g
8 Jake Warkentien AZ Hamilton 2023 SS 18.1 g
9 Trevor Myer AZ Greenway 2025 C 18.0 g
10 Michael McDougall AZ Deer Valley 2024 RHP 17.9 g

Body Rotation: A swing that has the appropriate relative contributions of body and bat rotations is an efficient and Powerful swing that maintains proper sequencing. An efficient baseball swing is one in which the body creates the initial movements, which is then transferred to the arms and out to the bat, thereby maximizing Bat Speed through this proximal-to-distal kinematic sequencing movement pattern.

ON PLANE EFFICIENCY

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Dhane Meyers AZ Casteel 2024 SS 89 %
2 Lucas Pierik AZ Horizon 2024 OF 87 %
3 Jake Warkentien AZ Hamilton 2023 SS 85 %
4 Adem Wagner AZ Horizon 2025 RHP 85 %
5 Chase Benson AZ Thunderbird 2024 OF 84 %
6 Talan Wright AZ Liberty 2024 1B 84 %
7 Joey Hooper AZ Brophy College Prep 2025 OF 83 %
8 Kellen Groesbeck AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 OF 83 %
9 Joshua Miller AZ Prescott 2022 2B 82 %
10 Aciel Guillen AZ Salpointe Catholic 2025 SS 82 %

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Preseason All-State Games: Underclass (Invite-Only) AZ 01/29 Apollo High School - Glendale, AZ
Preseason All-State Games: Upperclass (Invite-Only) AZ 01/30 Apollo High School - Glendale, AZ
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/06 The MAX - McCook, Ill.
Phoenix Rising Stars ID AZ 02/21 Desert Ridge High School - Phoenix, AZ