BAWS Underclass 2021 - Blast Motion Leaderboard


PBR California Staff

ISLANDERS FIELD, LATHROP, CA. - Players were put through a traditional showcase workout that included the 60-yard sprint, a round of batting practice, defensive workouts at respective positions (two for some players), and included three showcase/scout ball style games for each of the four teams. Pitchers faced 3-4 live batters each inning in each of their outings.

One of the important tools Prep Baseball Report has implemented at its events and PBR 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 were able to collect data from each swing taken by each prospect at the event. Some of the metrics collected include: Bat Speed, On Plane Efficiency, Peak Hand Speed, Power and Rotational Acceleration. Those metrics are published in this piece.

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.

We will roll out more data and content from this PBR scouted event in the coming days and weeks.

(Note: All showcase videos have been added to players profiles.)

BLAST MOTION LEADERBOARD

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 | College: 66-75 mph | HS Varsity: 60-70 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Manuel Dorantes CA Salinas 2025 C 76.00 mph
2 Kenji Tello CA Clayton Valley Charter 2024 C 73.90 mph
3 Ethan Tague CA Bear River 2024 RHP 72.90 mph
4 William McCoy CA Willows 2024 RHP 71.70 mph
5 Jamie Mullin CA De La Salle 2024 3B 71.40 mph
6 Tyler Ferrari CA Foothill 2024 OF 70.80 mph
7 Charlie Bates CA Palo Alto 2024 SS 70.70 mph
8 Justin Iglesias CA Bishop O'Dowd 2024 1B 70.50 mph
9 Lawrence Ingram IV CA Aptos 2024 OF 70.40 mph
10 Sutter Moss CA Lassen 2024 SS 70.10 mph
11 Tommy Ducker CA Palma 2024 C 70.00 mph
12 Luke Baker CA San Ramon Valley 2024 SS 69.80 mph
13 Carter Johnstone CA Los Gatos 2024 SS 69.50 mph
14 Brandon Kleyman CA TBD 2026 RHP 69.20 mph
15 Kalen Clemmens CA Casa Grande 2024 C 68.60 mph
16 Matt Hood CA Aptos 2024 OF 68.40 mph
17 Kayden Shaw CA Kennedy (Fremont) 2024 SS 68.30 mph
18 Markos Lagios CA Piedmont 2025 C 66.80 mph
^ Ricky Maya CA Christian Brothers 2024 C 66.80 mph
19 Justin Sechler CA Serra 2024 3B 66.30 mph
^ Elliott Webb CA Clayton Valley Charter 2025 3B 66.30 mph
20 Varad Patwa CA Washington 2024 3B 65.90 mph

Avg. Bat Speed

MLB Avg: 66-78 mph | College: 66-75 mph | HS Varsity: 60-70 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Manuel Dorantes CA Salinas 2025 C 70.47 mph
2 Kenji Tello CA Clayton Valley Charter 2024 C 69.61 mph
3 Ethan Tague CA Bear River 2024 RHP 68.31 mph
4 William McCoy CA Willows 2024 RHP 68.05 mph
5 Tyler Ferrari CA Foothill 2024 OF 67.50 mph
6 Lawrence Ingram IV CA Aptos 2024 OF 67.33 mph
7 Luke Baker CA San Ramon Valley 2024 SS 66.96 mph
8 Charlie Bates CA Palo Alto 2024 SS 66.92 mph
9 Matt Hood CA Aptos 2024 OF 66.65 mph
10 Jamie Mullin CA De La Salle 2024 3B 66.57 mph
11 Brandon Kleyman CA TBD 2026 RHP 65.93 mph
12 Tommy Ducker CA Palma 2024 C 65.38 mph
13 Kalen Clemmens CA Casa Grande 2024 C 64.51 mph
14 Justin Iglesias CA Bishop O'Dowd 2024 1B 64.27 mph
15 Will Marenghi CA Santa Fe Christian 2024 SS 64.06 mph
16 Boston Costley CA Inderkum 2025 OF 63.83 mph
17 Matthew Baur CA De La Salle 2024 OF 63.60 mph
18 Sutter Moss CA Lassen 2024 SS 63.31 mph
19 Markos Lagios CA Piedmont 2025 C 62.87 mph
20 Kayden Shaw CA Kennedy (Fremont) 2024 SS 62.78 mph

Max 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 | College Avg: 21-24 mph | HS Varsity Avg: 19-22 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Sutter Moss CA Lassen 2024 SS 25.10 mph
2 Kayden Shaw CA Kennedy (Fremont) 2024 SS 23.40 mph
3 Tyler Ferrari CA Foothill 2024 OF 23.00 mph
4 Varad Patwa CA Washington 2024 3B 22.60 mph
5 Bryce Berry CA Granada 2024 RHP 22.40 mph
6 Jamie Mullin CA De La Salle 2024 3B 22.30 mph
^ Andrew Sauceda CA Archbishop Mitty 2024 C 22.30 mph
7 Carter Johnstone CA Los Gatos 2024 SS 22.00 mph
8 Hank Tripaldi CA De La Salle 2024 SS 21.80 mph
9 Charlie Bates CA Palo Alto 2024 SS 21.60 mph
10 Justin Iglesias CA Bishop O'Dowd 2024 1B 21.40 mph
^ Diego Murrieta CA Jesuit 2024 OF 21.40 mph
^ Lawrence Ingram IV CA Aptos 2024 OF 21.40 mph
11 Brandon Kleyman CA TBD 2026 RHP 21.20 mph
12 Rex Edwards CA Chico 2025 RHP 21.10 mph
^ Luke Kalfsbeek CA Colusa 2024 LHP 21.10 mph
13 Kenji Tello CA Clayton Valley Charter 2024 C 20.90 mph
14 Justin Sechler CA Serra 2024 3B 20.80 mph
^ Ryan Williams CA Heritage 2024 RHP 20.80 mph
15 Matthew Baur CA De La Salle 2024 OF 20.60 mph
16 Brendan Moddelmog CA Dublin 2025 SS 20.30 mph
^ Cal Elvis CA Vacaville 2024 C 20.30 mph
17 Manuel Dorantes CA Salinas 2025 C 20.20 mph
18 Matt Hood CA Aptos 2024 OF 20.10 mph
^ Trent Cacciola CA De La Salle 2024 1B 20.10 mph
19 Julian Sanchez CA Carmel 2024 LHP 20.00 mph
^ Rohan Kasanagottu CA Valley Christian 2025 OF 20.00 mph
^ Kalen Clemmens CA Casa Grande 2024 C 20.00 mph
20 Ivver Vertulfo CA Berean Christian 2024 3B 19.90 mph

Avg. Hand Speed

MLB Avg: 23-29 mph | College Avg: 21-24 mph | HS Varsity Avg: 19-22 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Sutter Moss CA Lassen 2024 SS 22.74 mph
2 Varad Patwa CA Washington 2024 3B 21.71 mph
3 Tyler Ferrari CA Foothill 2024 OF 21.64 mph
4 Bryce Berry CA Granada 2024 RHP 21.61 mph
5 Kayden Shaw CA Kennedy (Fremont) 2024 SS 21.46 mph
6 Andrew Sauceda CA Archbishop Mitty 2024 C 21.21 mph
7 Carter Johnstone CA Los Gatos 2024 SS 21.00 mph
8 Diego Murrieta CA Jesuit 2024 OF 20.46 mph
9 Rex Edwards CA Chico 2025 RHP 20.43 mph
10 Jamie Mullin CA De La Salle 2024 3B 20.43 mph
11 Kenji Tello CA Clayton Valley Charter 2024 C 20.28 mph
12 Brandon Kleyman CA TBD 2026 RHP 20.28 mph
13 Justin Sechler CA Serra 2024 3B 20.15 mph
14 Charlie Bates CA Palo Alto 2024 SS 20.11 mph
15 Ryan Williams CA Heritage 2024 RHP 19.80 mph
16 Lawrence Ingram IV CA Aptos 2024 OF 19.79 mph
17 Justin Iglesias CA Bishop O'Dowd 2024 1B 19.73 mph
18 Manuel Dorantes CA Salinas 2025 C 19.71 mph
19 Matthew Baur CA De La Salle 2024 OF 19.53 mph
20 Rohan Kasanagottu CA Valley Christian 2025 OF 19.52 mph
^ Ivver Vertulfo CA Berean Christian 2024 3B 19.52 mph

Average 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 %
1 Trey Silva CA St. Francis SCP 2024 RHP 87 %
2 Charlie Bates CA Palo Alto 2024 SS 84 %
3 Aaron Harkov CA Serra 2024 OF 80 %
4 Julian Lopez CA Salinas 2025 2B 80 %
5 Matt Hood CA Aptos 2024 OF 79 %
6 Luke Kalfsbeek CA Colusa 2024 LHP 77 %
7 Julian Sanchez CA Carmel 2024 LHP 77 %
8 Jack Burcell CA Los Altos 2024 C 76 %
9 Luke Baker CA San Ramon Valley 2024 SS 75 %
10 Lawrence Ingram IV CA Aptos 2024 OF 75 %
11 Matthew Baur CA De La Salle 2024 OF 75 %
12 Gavin Zikria CA De La Salle 2024 OF 74 %
13 Maxwell Johnson CA San Ramon Valley 2024 RHP 74 %
14 Jack Harper CA De La Salle 2024 SS 74 %
15 Brendan Moddelmog CA Dublin 2025 SS 73 %
16 Ivver Vertulfo CA Berean Christian 2024 3B 73 %
17 Tyler Ferrari CA Foothill 2024 OF 73 %
18 Ricky Maya CA Christian Brothers 2024 C 72 %
19 Rohan Kasanagottu CA Valley Christian 2025 OF 71 %
20 Peter Krumins CA Piedmont 2024 SS 68 %

Max 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 | College Avg: 12.9 g | HS Varsity Avg: 9.9 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Varad Patwa CA Washington 2024 3B 27.50 g
2 Lawrence Ingram IV CA Aptos 2024 OF 27.20 g
3 Matthew Baur CA De La Salle 2024 OF 27.10 g
4 Tyler Ferrari CA Foothill 2024 OF 23.00 g
5 Kayden Shaw CA Kennedy (Fremont) 2024 SS 22.80 g
6 Andrew Sauceda CA Archbishop Mitty 2024 C 21.50 g
7 Ivver Vertulfo CA Berean Christian 2024 3B 21.20 g
8 Diego Murrieta CA Jesuit 2024 OF 20.80 g
9 Bo Iandoli CA Carmel 2024 OF 19.70 g
10 Brendan Moddelmog CA Dublin 2025 SS 19.40 g
11 Sutter Moss CA Lassen 2024 SS 19.00 g
12 Maximus Montilla CA Inderkum 2025 C 18.70 g
13 Elliott Webb CA Clayton Valley Charter 2025 3B 17.60 g
14 Julian Sanchez CA Carmel 2024 LHP 16.90 g
^ Jack Burcell CA Los Altos 2024 C 16.90 g
15 Edward Peters CA Aptos 2024 SS 16.70 g
16 Ricky Maya CA Christian Brothers 2024 C 16.10 g
^ Luke Henderson CA Chico 2025 1B 16.10 g
17 Jack Harper CA De La Salle 2024 SS 15.40 g
18 Cal Elvis CA Vacaville 2024 C 15.10 g
19 Jack Karst CA De La Salle 2024 RHP 14.60 g
^ Bryce Sabatke CA River City 2024 SS 14.60 g
20 Tommy Ducker CA Palma 2024 C 14.50 g

Avg. Rotational Acceleration

MLB Avg: 16.8 g | College Avg: 12.9 g | HS Varsity Avg: 9.9 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Matthew Baur CA De La Salle 2024 OF 23.86 g
2 Lawrence Ingram IV CA Aptos 2024 OF 23.31 g
3 Varad Patwa CA Washington 2024 3B 22.34 g
4 Tyler Ferrari CA Foothill 2024 OF 17.78 g
5 Bo Iandoli CA Carmel 2024 OF 17.44 g
6 Kayden Shaw CA Kennedy (Fremont) 2024 SS 16.78 g
7 Maximus Montilla CA Inderkum 2025 C 16.73 g
8 Brendan Moddelmog CA Dublin 2025 SS 16.47 g
9 Ivver Vertulfo CA Berean Christian 2024 3B 15.44 g
10 Andrew Sauceda CA Archbishop Mitty 2024 C 14.80 g
11 Luke Henderson CA Chico 2025 1B 14.50 g
12 Julian Sanchez CA Carmel 2024 LHP 14.48 g
13 Diego Murrieta CA Jesuit 2024 OF 14.36 g
14 Elliott Webb CA Clayton Valley Charter 2025 3B 14.33 g
15 Sutter Moss CA Lassen 2024 SS 14.04 g
16 Jack Burcell CA Los Altos 2024 C 13.51 g
17 Ricky Maya CA Christian Brothers 2024 C 13.12 g
18 Jack Karst CA De La Salle 2024 RHP 12.89 g
19 Jack Harper CA De La Salle 2024 SS 12.80 g
20 Tommy Ducker CA Palma 2024 C 12.63 g

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Top Prospects ID CA 07/07 Hart Park
Rising Stars Games ID CA 07/13 Hart Park
Rising Stars Games ID - NorCal CA 07/14 Islanders Field
California State Games (INVITE ONLY) CA 07/16 Islanders Field
2021 PBR Future Games (California Invite) CA 07/28 LakePoint Sports
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/28 LakePoint Sports
PBR West Coast Games (California Invite) CA 08/13 UNLV & College of Southern Nevada
Northern California Academic Games CA 10/09 Islanders Field


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