Team Arizona: Rotational Acceleration


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 Rotational Accleration using the Blast Motion sensors:

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

2022 Lucas Cardy (Canyon Del Oro) finished the West Coast workout with the 2nd highest Rotational Acceleration score of 23.4g. 

West Coast Average: 13.28g.

Team Arizona Average: 13.43g.

MLB Avg: 16.8 g   MiLB Avg: 12.6 g   College Avg: 12.9 g

Rank Player School GRAD RA (g)
1 Lucas Cardy Canyon Del Oro 2022 23.4g
2 Nick Arias Tucson 2022 17.6g
3 Caleb Herd Cienega 2022 16.4g
4 Marcus Delgado Canyon Del Oro 2022 15.8g
5 Alessandro Castro Pusch Ridge 2022 15.7g
6 Dominic Chacon Horizon 2022 15.5g
7 Henry Chabot Brophy College Prep 2023 15.4g
8 Mario Bejarano Tucson 2022 15.2g
9 Sean Farney Millennium 2022 14.8g
10 Joshua Tiedemann Hamilton 2023 14.2g
11 Mitch Namie Red Mountain 2022 11.4g
12 Brandon Compton Buckeye 2022 11.2g
13 Isaiah Jackson Cienega 2022 11.1g
14 Ryan Kucherak Hamilton 2023 10.9g
15 Tyler Acton Verrado 2023 10.2g
16 Connor Mattison Canyon View 2023 9.5g
17 Ruben Castro Tucson 2022 7.7g
18 Karsen Waslefsky Casteel 2022 5.8g

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