Central Coast Preseason ID: Blast Motion Leaderboard


PBR CA Scouting Staff

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SALINAS, CALIF. - As an open event, this was conducted as a straight traditional showcase, 60 yard run, BP round (with Blast Motion sensors and TrackMan utilized for gathering of various data and metrics), defensive workouts, and pitchers ending the day on the mound throwing 15-20 pitch sessions. 

We will roll out more data from this event in the coming days and weeks. Today, it's the Blast Motion leaderboard.

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

One of the important tools Prep Baseball Report has implemented 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.

With the Blast Motion sensor, we were able to collect data from each swing taken by each prospect at the event. 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.

(Note: All showcase videos have been edited and added to the players' profiles)

CLICK HERE FOR SORTABLE PLAYER STATISTICS INCLUDING TRACKMAN AND BLAST MOTION DATA

BLAST LEADERS

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 Gavin Ducker CA Palma 2022 C 88.2 mph
2 Joseph Barros CA Palma 2023 OF 76.8 mph
3 Cameron Leaney CA Redlands East Valley 2023 OF 72.9 mph
4 Adrian Ruiz CA San Benito 2023 OF 69.5 mph
5 Nathan Sternberg CA Serra 2023 1B 66.7 mph
6 Alec Ortiz CA Salinas 2023 2B 66.5 mph
7 Sebastian Juarez-Lopez CA Rancho San Juan 2023 2B 66.4 mph
8 Giovani Ramirez CA Salinas 2023 OF 65.7 mph
9 Ayden Ramirez CA Everett Alverez 2024 OF 65.5 mph
10 Alexander Glasscock CA Stevenson 2023 SS 65.3 mph
11 Daniel Lopes CA San Benito 2022 C 64.9 mph
12 Ben Scattini CA Palma 2023 3B 64.8 mph
^ Chris Martinez CA Palma 2024 OF 64.8 mph
13 James Conners CA Palma 2023 2B 64.7 mph
14 Zachary Armenta CA Rancho San Juan 2023 1B 64.6 mph
15 Johnny Carnazzo CA Palma 2025 SS 63.8 mph

Average Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Gavin Ducker CA Palma 2022 C 80.0 mph
2 Joseph Barros CA Palma 2023 OF 71.8 mph
3 Cameron Leaney CA Redlands East Valley 2023 OF 71.5 mph
4 Adrian Ruiz CA San Benito 2023 OF 67.8 mph
5 Giovani Ramirez CA Salinas 2023 OF 64.1 mph
6 Alec Ortiz CA Salinas 2023 2B 63.8 mph
7 Nathan Sternberg CA Serra 2023 1B 63.6 mph
8 Ben Scattini CA Palma 2023 3B 63.0 mph
9 Zachary Armenta CA Rancho San Juan 2023 1B 62.9 mph
10 Daniel Lopes CA San Benito 2022 C 62.9 mph
11 Sebastian Juarez-Lopez CA Rancho San Juan 2023 2B 62.6 mph
12 Ayden Ramirez CA Everett Alverez 2024 OF 62.3 mph
13 James Conners CA Palma 2023 2B 61.6 mph
14 Alexander Glasscock CA Stevenson 2023 SS 60.9 mph
15 Chris Martinez CA Palma 2024 OF 60.1 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 Ben Scattini CA Palma 2023 3B 84 %
2 James Conners CA Palma 2023 2B 78 %
3 Chris Martinez CA Palma 2024 OF 76 %
4 Alec Ortiz CA Salinas 2023 2B 74 %
5 Cameron Leaney CA Redlands East Valley 2023 OF 73 %
6 Julian Lopez CA Salinas 2025 2B 73 %
7 Johnny Carnazzo CA Palma 2025 SS 72 %
8 Sebastian Juarez-Lopez CA Rancho San Juan 2023 2B 71 %
9 Ayden Ramirez CA Everett Alverez 2024 OF 69 %
10 Nicolas Eckhaus CA Salinas 2023 RHP 67 %

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 Gavin Ducker CA Palma 2022 C 25.9 mph
2 Joseph Barros CA Palma 2023 OF 24.0 mph
3 Cameron Leaney CA Redlands East Valley 2023 OF 22.2 mph
4 Zachary Armenta CA Rancho San Juan 2023 1B 21.4 mph
5 Adrian Ruiz CA San Benito 2023 OF 21.3 mph
6 Alec Ortiz CA Salinas 2023 2B 20.4 mph
7 Ben Scattini CA Palma 2023 3B 19.9 mph
8 Ayden Ramirez CA Everett Alverez 2024 OF 19.8 mph
9 Nicolas Eckhaus CA Salinas 2023 RHP 19.7 mph
10 Giovani Ramirez CA Salinas 2023 OF 19.6 mph
^ James Conners CA Palma 2023 2B 19.6 mph
^ Chris Martinez CA Palma 2024 OF 19.6 mph

Average Peak Hand Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Gavin Ducker CA Palma 2022 C 23.6 mph
2 Joseph Barros CA Palma 2023 OF 22.5 mph
3 Cameron Leaney CA Redlands East Valley 2023 OF 21.1 mph
4 Adrian Ruiz CA San Benito 2023 OF 20.6 mph
5 Zachary Armenta CA Rancho San Juan 2023 1B 20.1 mph

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 Gavin Ducker CA Palma 2022 C 30.2 g
2 Chris Martinez CA Palma 2024 OF 18.1 g
3 Cameron Leaney CA Redlands East Valley 2023 OF 16.5 g
4 Joseph Barros CA Palma 2023 OF 15.6 g
5 Zachary Armenta CA Rancho San Juan 2023 1B 15.5 g
6 Ben Scattini CA Palma 2023 3B 14.9 g
7 Alec Ortiz CA Salinas 2023 2B 14.7 g
8 James Conners CA Palma 2023 2B 13.9 g
9 Johnny Carnazzo CA Palma 2025 SS 13.3 g
10 Ayden Ramirez CA Everett Alverez 2024 OF 12.7 g

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Peninsula/South Bay Preseason ID CA 01/30 Canada College
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/06 The MAX - McCook, Ill.

LINK TO ALL SHOWCASE LISTINGS IN CALIFORNIA

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