Team Arizona: Power


Brett Thorney
State Scouting Director

ABOUT BLAST MOTION:

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 Power using the Blast Motion sensors:

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

2022 1B Mitch Namie (Red Mountain) had the highest power numbers from the west coast workout at 5.63kW. 2020 1B Mario Bejarano (Tucson) came in 2nd overall at 5.32kW. 2022 C Henry Chabot (Brophy) was 4th overall at 5.12kW.

West Coast Workout Average: 4.13kW

Team Arizona Average: 4.33kW

Rank Player School GRAD Power (kW)
1 Mitch Namie Red Mountain 2022 5.63kW
2 Mario Bejarano Tucson 2022 5.32kW
3 Henry Chabot Brophy College Prep 2022 5.12kW
4 Caleb Herd Cienega 2022 4.90kW
5 Alessandro Castro Pusch Ridge 2022 4.78kW
6 Marcus Delgado Canyon Del Oro 2022 4.73kW
7 Joshua Tiedemann Hamilton 2023 4.71kW
8 Nick Arias Tucson 2022 4.66kW
9 Isaiah Jackson Cienega 2022 4.35kW
10 Lucas Cardy Canyon Del Oro 2022 4.28kW
11 Sean Farney Millennium 2022 4.22kW
12 Ryan Kucherak Hamilton 2023 4.03kW
13 Dominic Chacon Horizon 2022 3.93kW
14 Ruben Castro Tucson 2022 3.73kW
15 Connor Mattison Canyon View 2023 3.55kW
16 Brandon Compton Buckeye 2022 3.43kW
17 Tyler Acton Verrado 2023 3.42kW
18 Karsen Waslefsky Casteel 2022 3.20kW

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