Back

Tucson Preseason ID: Blast Motion Board


Paul Panaccione
Arizona Scouting Director

On Saturday, Jan.8, the Tucson Preseason ID was hosted at Cienega High School. An open event for class of 2022-2025 graduates in the Tucson area. Talents were on display in front of the PBR Arizona staff, while data was being recorded by state-of-the-art technology. 

Today, we take a look at the data recorded for hitters on Blast Motion sensors. Our Blast Analysis contains data such as: hand speed, bat speed, rotational acceleration, and on plane efficiency.

+ CLICK HERE to view full event stats

Hand Speed (Peak & AVG)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Zakye Hawkins NM Las Cruces 2024 SS 26.1 mph
2 Jose Simon-Aguirre AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 25.4 mph
3 Andres Castro AZ Pusch Ridge Christian 2024 RHP 25.1 mph
4 Owen Peffers AZ Cienega 2024 C 24.1 mph
5 Tyler Walker AZ Tanque Verde 2023 OF 23.9 mph
6 Ryan Fulcher AZ Cienega 2024 3B 23.8 mph
7 Jadyn Roberts AZ Pima 2023 2B 23.4 mph
8 Joey Staiger AZ Cienega 2024 OF 23.2 mph
^ Sal Valenzuela AZ Nogales 2024 OF 23.2 mph
9 Aleksander Krupa AZ Cienega 2023 OF 23.0 mph
10 Hudson Harrison NM Centennial 2024 1B 22.9 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Jose Simon-Aguirre AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 24.2 mph
2 Zakye Hawkins NM Las Cruces 2024 SS 24.2 mph
3 Tyler Walker AZ Tanque Verde 2023 OF 22.4 mph
4 Andres Castro AZ Pusch Ridge Christian 2024 RHP 22.3 mph
5 Jadyn Roberts AZ Pima 2023 2B 22.2 mph
6 Owen Peffers AZ Cienega 2024 C 22.2 mph
7 Sal Valenzuela AZ Nogales 2024 OF 21.6 mph
8 Joey Staiger AZ Cienega 2024 OF 21.5 mph
9 Ryan Fulcher AZ Cienega 2024 3B 21.5 mph
10 Aleksander Krupa AZ Cienega 2023 OF 21.4 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 Andres Castro AZ Pusch Ridge Christian 2024 RHP 78.5 mph
2 Jadyn Roberts AZ Pima 2023 2B 77.8 mph
3 Aleksander Krupa AZ Cienega 2023 OF 77.0 mph
4 Jose Simon-Aguirre AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 76.7 mph
5 Matthew Gonzales AZ Gilbert 2024 2B 75.6 mph
6 Zakye Hawkins NM Las Cruces 2024 SS 74.9 mph
7 Isaac Garza NM Canutillo 2024 OF 74.4 mph
8 Owen Peffers AZ Cienega 2024 C 74.3 mph
9 Elliot Johnson AZ Walden Grove 2023 3B 73.8 mph
10 Tyler Walker AZ Tanque Verde 2023 OF 73.7 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Andres Castro AZ Pusch Ridge Christian 2024 RHP 74.8 mph
2 Jose Simon-Aguirre AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 73.4 mph
3 Aleksander Krupa AZ Cienega 2023 OF 73.4 mph
4 Zakye Hawkins NM Las Cruces 2024 SS 71.5 mph
5 Alek Felix AZ Nogales 2024 1B 70.4 mph
6 Jadyn Roberts AZ Pima 2023 2B 70.3 mph
7 Roberto Gallego AZ Nogales 2022 2B 70.2 mph
8 Sal Valenzuela AZ Nogales 2024 OF 69.8 mph
9 Isaac Garza NM Canutillo 2024 OF 69.7 mph
10 Alan Matthew Durazo AZ Nogales 2024 OF 69.4 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 Zakye Hawkins NM Las Cruces 2024 SS 26.2 g
2 Elliot Johnson AZ Walden Grove 2023 3B 22.9 g
3 Nathan Huie AZ Sahuarita 2024 1B 22.7 g
4 Jayden Barlet AZ Mica Mountain 2024 SS 22.5 g
5 Owen Peffers AZ Cienega 2024 C 22.3 g
6 Alan Matthew Durazo AZ Nogales 2024 OF 22.2 g
7 Isaac Garza NM Canutillo 2024 OF 21.6 g
8 Jose Simon-Aguirre AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 18.6 g
9 Alek Felix AZ Nogales 2024 1B 17.5 g
10 Cruz Leyva AZ Cienega 2024 2B 17.4 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Zakye Hawkins NM Las Cruces 2024 SS 22.8 g
2 Nathan Huie AZ Sahuarita 2024 1B 19.2 g
3 Jayden Barlet AZ Mica Mountain 2024 SS 17.3 g
4 Elliot Johnson AZ Walden Grove 2023 3B 17.2 g
5 Isaac Garza NM Canutillo 2024 OF 17.2 g
6 Alan Matthew Durazo AZ Nogales 2024 OF 16.8 g
7 Jose Simon-Aguirre AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 16.1 g
8 Alek Felix AZ Nogales 2024 1B 15.5 g
9 Cruz Leyva AZ Cienega 2024 2B 15.5 g
10 Owen Peffers AZ Cienega 2024 C 13.6 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 Ryan Fulcher AZ Cienega 2024 3B 84 %
2 Jose Simon-Aguirre AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 81 %
3 Joel Esparza AZ Tombstone 2022 C 80 %
4 Tyler Walker AZ Tanque Verde 2023 OF 80 %
5 Owen Peffers AZ Cienega 2024 C 80 %
6 Nate Shoemaker AZ Catalina Foothills 2025 SS 78 %
7 Cruz Leyva AZ Cienega 2024 2B 77 %
8 Joey Staiger AZ Cienega 2024 OF 77 %
9 Aleksander Krupa AZ Cienega 2023 OF 76 %
10 Matthew Gonzales AZ Gilbert 2024 2B 75 %

On-Plane Efficiency: how consistently a player maintains their arm and wrist throughout the swing, or the percentage of the swing where the bat is on-plane.

Related Content

Upcoming Events

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Phoenix Preseason ID AZ 01/23 Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
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.