BAWS Uncommitted: Blast Leaderboard


Blaine Clemmens
Northern California Director

LATHROP, CALIF. - Bay Area World Series Uncommitted, officially scouted by PBR Northern California, was held last Saturday (9/17/22) at Islanders Field and the event had some highly talented 2023 players still looking for a home. Today is the piece highlighting Blast Motion metrics/data. Be on the lookout for the Quick Hits piece which will highlight some of the top performers at the event.

BAWS Uncommitted Full Stats, Blast Motion, & TrackMan Data

One of the important tools Prep Baseball Report has implemented at its events and officially scouted 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.

With the Blast Motion sensor, we are able to collect data from each swing taken by the players. The metrics collected include: Bat Speed, On Plane Efficiency, Peak Hand Speed, and Rotational Acceleration. 

Each player has their Blast Motion metrics uploaded into their profiles following the completion of the event providing insight into areas that could be improved upon as well as helping paint a clear picture of the player to the college and professional scouts doing their research on prospects they may be interested in.

BLAST MOTION LEADERS

MAX BAT SPEED

Bat Speed is the observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. For more info: Blast Bat Speed 

MLB Avg: 66-78 mph | MiLB: 63-75 mph | College: 66-75 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Nathan Miller CA Leigh 2023 3B 78.1 mph
2 Dominic Giusti CA Franklin 2023 OF 77.4 mph
3 Connor Harrison CA De La Salle 2023 C 77.1 mph
4 Zachary Gardner CA Castro Valley 2023 3B 77.0 mph
5 Noah Morton CA Washington 2023 1B 75.7 mph
6 Isaiah Herrera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 74.4 mph
7 Atticus Gonzalez CA St. Joseph Notre Dame 2023 C 74.2 mph
8 Bryse Bentley CA Granite Bay 2023 SS 73.6 mph
9 Michael Ryan CA Gridley 2023 OF 73.2 mph
10 Jayden Salgado CA James Logan 2023 OF 72.2 mph
11 Ben Johnston CA Granada 2023 C 70.9 mph
12 Noah Pang CA Archbishop Mitty 2023 2B 70.7 mph
13 Zane Denton CA Las Plumas 2023 C 70.5 mph
14 Myles Walton CA Clayton Valley Charter 2023 OF 69.7 mph
15 Treico Holland CA El Cerrito 2023 2B 69.1 mph
16 Derek Pham CA Franklin 2023 SS 68.2 mph
17 Francisco Aguayo CA Clayton Valley Charter 2023 2B 68.0 mph
18 Carston Pearson CA Dublin 2023 OF 67.6 mph
19 Noah Meaux CA Franklin 2023 OF 67.5 mph
20 Alejandro Almaguer CA James Logan 2023 SS 67.1 mph

AVERAGE BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Connor Harrison CA De La Salle 2023 C 74.8 mph
2 Nathan Miller CA Leigh 2023 3B 74.7 mph
3 Dominic Giusti CA Franklin 2023 OF 72.7 mph
4 Noah Morton CA Washington 2023 1B 71.2 mph
5 Zachary Gardner CA Castro Valley 2023 3B 70.4 mph
6 Atticus Gonzalez CA St. Joseph Notre Dame 2023 C 69.8 mph
7 Jayden Salgado CA James Logan 2023 OF 69.4 mph
8 Bryse Bentley CA Granite Bay 2023 SS 69.1 mph
9 Michael Ryan CA Gridley 2023 OF 68.9 mph
10 Myles Walton CA Clayton Valley Charter 2023 OF 68.3 mph
11 Ben Johnston CA Granada 2023 C 67.9 mph
12 Francisco Aguayo CA Clayton Valley Charter 2023 2B 67.1 mph
13 Noah Pang CA Archbishop Mitty 2023 2B 66.9 mph
14 Isaiah Herrera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 66.9 mph
15 Zane Denton CA Las Plumas 2023 C 66.4 mph
16 Carston Pearson CA Dublin 2023 OF 65.7 mph
17 Derek Pham CA Franklin 2023 SS 65.6 mph
18 Noah Meaux CA Franklin 2023 OF 65.3 mph
19 Treico Holland CA El Cerrito 2023 2B 64.6 mph
20 Jerry Coakley CA Clayton Valley Charter 2024 1B 64.3 mph

ON-PLANE EFFICIENCY

Measures the percentage of your swing where the bat is on the swing plane. Your vertical bat angle at contact establishes the plane for that swing. Plane is a great indicator for making more consistent contact on the barrel of the bat. For more info: On Plane Efficiency

Ideal Efficiency %: 70% or Higher | Range: 65%-85%

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Carston Pearson CA Dublin 2023 OF 84 %
2 Noah Morton CA Washington 2023 1B 82 %
3 Zane Denton CA Las Plumas 2023 C 77 %
4 Connor Harrison CA De La Salle 2023 C 75 %
5 Ross Kobayashi CA Amador Valley 2023 SS 74 %
6 Francisco Aguayo CA Clayton Valley Charter 2023 2B 73 %
7 Brayden Braga CA Dougherty Valley 2023 1B 72 %
8 Nick Shaffer CA Placer 2023 C 70 %
9 Miles Roque CA Dougherty Valley 2023 3B 70 %
10 Noah Meaux CA Franklin 2023 OF 68 %
11 Paul Contreras CA Gregori 2023 OF 67 %
12 Alejandro Almaguer CA James Logan 2023 SS 66 %
13 Landon Vetter CA Oak Ridge 2024 OF 66 %
14 Isaiah Herrera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 65 %
15 Jerry Coakley CA Clayton Valley Charter 2024 1B 64 %

PEAK HAND SPEED

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

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

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Jayden Salgado CA James Logan 2023 OF 25.3 mph
2 Nathan Miller CA Leigh 2023 3B 24.7 mph
3 Connor Harrison CA De La Salle 2023 C 24.4 mph
4 Noah Morton CA Washington 2023 1B 23.3 mph
5 Carston Pearson CA Dublin 2023 OF 23.2 mph
6 Myles Walton CA Clayton Valley Charter 2023 OF 23.1 mph
7 Derek Pham CA Franklin 2023 SS 22.6 mph
^ Paul Contreras CA Gregori 2023 OF 22.6 mph
8 Jerry Coakley CA Clayton Valley Charter 2024 1B 21.8 mph
^ Zachary Gardner CA Castro Valley 2023 3B 21.8 mph
9 Dominic Giusti CA Franklin 2023 OF 21.2 mph
10 Isaiah Herrera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 21.0 mph

AVERAGE HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Jayden Salgado CA James Logan 2023 OF 24.0 mph
2 Nathan Miller CA Leigh 2023 3B 23.9 mph
3 Connor Harrison CA De La Salle 2023 C 23.1 mph
4 Myles Walton CA Clayton Valley Charter 2023 OF 22.1 mph
5 Carston Pearson CA Dublin 2023 OF 21.6 mph
6 Noah Morton CA Washington 2023 1B 21.4 mph
7 Paul Contreras CA Gregori 2023 OF 21.1 mph
8 Jerry Coakley CA Clayton Valley Charter 2024 1B 20.9 mph
9 Derek Pham CA Franklin 2023 SS 20.2 mph
10 Ben Johnston CA Granada 2023 C 20.2 mph

AVERAGE 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

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

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Jayden Salgado CA James Logan 2023 OF 21.2 g
2 Jerry Coakley CA Clayton Valley Charter 2024 1B 18.6 g
3 Noah Morton CA Washington 2023 1B 18.4 g
4 Noah Meaux CA Franklin 2023 OF 17.7 g
5 Derek Pham CA Franklin 2023 SS 17.5 g
6 Atticus Gonzalez CA St. Joseph Notre Dame 2023 C 17.2 g
7 Isaiah Herrera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 17.2 g
8 Nathan Miller CA Leigh 2023 3B 16.6 g
9 Myles Walton CA Clayton Valley Charter 2023 OF 16.4 g
10 Miles Roque CA Dougherty Valley 2023 3B 14.3 g
11 Brayden Braga CA Dougherty Valley 2023 1B 14.2 g
12 Ross Kobayashi CA Amador Valley 2023 SS 13.4 g
13 Landon Vetter CA Oak Ridge 2024 OF 13.0 g
14 Bryse Bentley CA Granite Bay 2023 SS 12.6 g
15 Noah Pang CA Archbishop Mitty 2023 2B 12.6 g

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
SoCal Underclass Game (Invite-Only) CA 09/24 University of San Diego
SoCal ProCase (Invite-Only) CA 09/25 JSerra High School
NorCal Underclass Game CA 10/01 Islanders Field
NorCal Uncommitted Games CA 10/09 McBean Stadium
SoCal Top Prospects Games (Invite-Only) CA 10/09 Great Park Stadium


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