Prep Baseball Report

Team Arizona: Hand Speed

Brett Thorney
State Scouting Director


One of the important tools Prep Baseball Report is starting to implement at its events is the use of Blast Motion sensors. During batting practice, the Blast Motion sensors measure 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.

At the 2020 PBR Future Games, all hitters were hooked up to blast sensors for there on the field BP rounds during their individual showcases workouts. We were able to collect valuable swing & impact metrics on many of the top uncommitted players in the country. We will be able to share this data with coaches & scouts from around the country as well as help players identify areas of development.

Below will you get a look in how #TEAMARIZONA stacked up when measuring hand speed using the Blast Motion sensors:


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

West Coast Workout Average: 22.16mph

Team Arizona Average: 20.85mph

Team Arizona finished with seven players with above average hand speed at the west coast workout. Hand speed is a generally a good predictor of potential Bat Speed. 

MLB Avg: 23-29 mph MiLB Avg: 22-28 mph College Avg: 21-24 mph

Rank Player School GRAD PEAK Hand Speed
1 Sean Farney Millennium 2022 24.8mph
2 Dominic Chacon Horizon 2022 23.9mph
3 Lucas Cardy Canyon Del Oro 2022 23.7mph
4 Marcus Delgado Canyon Del Oro 2022 23.6mph
5 Isaiah Jackson Cienega 2022 23.2mph
6 Mitch Namie Red Mountain 2022 22.9mph
7 Mario Bejarano Tucson 2022 22.7mph
8 Ryan Kucherak Hamilton 2023 22.1mph
9 Henry Chabot Brophy College Prep 2022 21.8mph
10 Joshua Tiedemann Hamilton 2023 21.8mph
11 Connor Mattison Canyon View 2023 21.7mph
12 Alessandro Castro Pusch Ridge 2022 21.4mph
13 Caleb Herd Cienega 2022 21.3mph
14 Ruben Castro Pusch Ridge 2022 21.3mph
15 Nick Arias Tucson 2022 20.2mph
16 Brandon Compton Buckeye 2022 20.1mph
17 Tyler Acton Verrado 2023 20mph
18 Karsen Waslefsky Casteel 2022 18.9mph

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