Norcal Uncommitted Games: Blast Motion Leaderboard


PBR CA Scouting Staff

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ISLANDERS FIELD - LATHROP, CALIF. - A total of 37 position players, all uncommitted, came out for the morning showcase/testing session. The event was all 2022/2023 grads, with a number of ranked players in attendance.

In addition to the traditional showcase (60 yard run, BP round, defensive workouts), the pitchers competed in live game action where their data was gathered, and each position player had four at-bats during the game they played in. Today's post highlights the leaders in four Blast Motion categories.

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 Noah Canter CA Elk Grove 2022 C 86.00 mph
2 Erick Diez CA Vanden 2022 RHP 83.60 mph
3 Matteo Bellisimo CA Tamalpais 2022 1B 80.10 mph
4 Joey Rodriguez CA Sanger 2022 OF 75.90 mph
5 Derek Waldvogel CA Serra 2023 OF 75.40 mph
6 Robert Kinter CA Woodland 2022 OF 73.30 mph
7 Jackson Short CA St. Ignatius College Prep 2023 SS 72.60 mph
8 Aidan Sakai CA Hillsdale 2023 C 72.40 mph
^ Emmet George CA Marin Catholic 2023 3B 72.40 mph
9 Luca Dickinson CA St. Ignatius 2023 3B 72.30 mph
10 Isaiah Landry CA Clayton Valley Charter 2023 OF 71.00 mph
11 Isaiah Herrera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 70.50 mph
12 Ryan Choi CA Capuchino 2022 OF 70.20 mph
13 Caden Sta Maria CA Bellarmine College Prep 2023 1B 69.20 mph
^ Matthew Dicicco CA Bellarmine Prep 2022 OF 69.20 mph
14 Drew Dillehay CA Los Gatos 2023 C 69.00 mph
15 Daniel Lopes CA San Benito 2022 C 68.50 mph
16 Xavier Nelson CA Rancho San Juan 2022 3B 68.40 mph
17 Kai Laxa CA Serra 2023 SS 68.20 mph
18 Michael Baker CA Liberty 2023 SS 67.40 mph
^ Kaiden Dossa CA Tamalpais 2023 3B 67.40 mph
19 Parker Hellekson CA Roseville 2023 OF 67.20 mph
20 Cam Staton CA Placer 2023 LHP 67.10 mph

Average Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Noah Canter CA Elk Grove 2022 C 77.32 mph
2 Matteo Bellisimo CA Tamalpais 2022 1B 76.15 mph
3 Erick Diez CA Vanden 2022 RHP 73.27 mph
4 Joey Rodriguez CA Sanger 2022 OF 70.94 mph
5 Derek Waldvogel CA Serra 2023 OF 70.19 mph
6 Aidan Sakai CA Hillsdale 2023 C 69.32 mph
7 Emmet George CA Marin Catholic 2023 3B 67.79 mph
8 Isaiah Landry CA Clayton Valley Charter 2023 OF 67.63 mph
9 Caden Sta Maria CA Bellarmine College Prep 2023 1B 67.16 mph
10 Ryan Choi CA Capuchino 2022 OF 66.85 mph
11 Robert Kinter CA Woodland 2022 OF 66.48 mph
12 Xavier Nelson CA Rancho San Juan 2022 3B 65.85 mph
13 Matthew Dicicco CA Bellarmine Prep 2022 OF 65.67 mph
14 Daniel Lopes CA San Benito 2022 C 65.57 mph
15 Luca Dickinson CA St. Ignatius 2023 3B 65.48 mph
16 Luke Shane CA Branson 2023 C 65.34 mph
17 Drew Dillehay CA Los Gatos 2023 C 65.31 mph
18 Jackson Short CA St. Ignatius College Prep 2023 SS 65.07 mph
19 Parker Hellekson CA Roseville 2023 OF 65.03 mph
20 Michael Baker CA Liberty 2023 SS 64.41 mph

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 Derek Waldvogel CA Serra 2023 OF 25.80 mph
2 Aidan Sakai CA Hillsdale 2023 C 23.80 mph
^ Joey Rodriguez CA Sanger 2022 OF 23.80 mph
3 Michael Baker CA Liberty 2023 SS 23.10 mph
4 Drew Dillehay CA Los Gatos 2023 C 22.80 mph
5 Noah Canter CA Elk Grove 2022 C 22.70 mph
6 Erick Diez CA Vanden 2022 RHP 22.60 mph
7 Caden Sta Maria CA Bellarmine College Prep 2023 1B 21.90 mph
^ Xavier Nelson CA Rancho San Juan 2022 3B 21.90 mph
8 Isaiah Landry CA Clayton Valley Charter 2023 OF 21.80 mph
9 Micah Billings CA James Logan 2023 1B 21.70 mph
10 Cam Staton CA Placer 2023 LHP 21.60 mph
11 Austin Wang CA The Harker School 2022 OF 21.50 mph
12 Adrian Ruiz CA San Benito 2023 OF 21.40 mph
13 Frankie Castillo CA John F. Kennedy 2023 1B 21.20 mph
^ Jackson Short CA St. Ignatius College Prep 2023 SS 21.20 mph
14 Robert Kinter CA Woodland 2022 OF 20.90 mph
^ Julian Rhodes IV CA Liberty 2022 2B 20.90 mph
15 Isaiah Herrera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 20.80 mph
16 Wyatt Abramson CA Casa Grande 2023 SS 20.70 mph
17 Emmet George CA Marin Catholic 2023 3B 20.60 mph
^ Kaiden Dossa CA Tamalpais 2023 3B 20.60 mph
18 Matteo Bellisimo CA Tamalpais 2022 1B 20.50 mph
^ Rio Alvarez CA St. Ignatius Prep 2023 2B 20.50 mph
19 Parker Hellekson CA Roseville 2023 OF 20.40 mph
^ Daniel Lopes CA San Benito 2022 C 20.40 mph
20 Jack Peterson CA Rocklin 2023 2B 20.30 mph

Average Peak Hand Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Derek Waldvogel CA Serra 2023 OF 23.83 mph
2 Michael Baker CA Liberty 2023 SS 22.09 mph
3 Joey Rodriguez CA Sanger 2022 OF 22.04 mph
4 Erick Diez CA Vanden 2022 RHP 21.38 mph
5 Drew Dillehay CA Los Gatos 2023 C 21.35 mph
6 Noah Canter CA Elk Grove 2022 C 21.29 mph
7 Isaiah Landry CA Clayton Valley Charter 2023 OF 21.27 mph
8 Caden Sta Maria CA Bellarmine College Prep 2023 1B 20.70 mph
9 Jackson Short CA St. Ignatius College Prep 2023 SS 20.40 mph
10 Austin Wang CA The Harker School 2022 OF 20.39 mph
11 Frankie Castillo CA John F. Kennedy 2023 1B 20.36 mph
12 Micah Billings CA James Logan 2023 1B 20.03 mph
13 Xavier Nelson CA Rancho San Juan 2022 3B 20.01 mph
14 Wyatt Abramson CA Casa Grande 2023 SS 19.93 mph
15 Robert Kinter CA Woodland 2022 OF 19.77 mph
16 Aidan Sakai CA Hillsdale 2023 C 19.69 mph
17 Julian Rhodes IV CA Liberty 2022 2B 19.65 mph
18 Cam Staton CA Placer 2023 LHP 19.61 mph
19 Matteo Bellisimo CA Tamalpais 2022 1B 19.61 mph
20 Rio Alvarez CA St. Ignatius Prep 2023 2B 19.55 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 %
1 Robert Kinter CA Woodland 2022 OF 81 %
2 Jackson Short CA St. Ignatius College Prep 2023 SS 79 %
3 Carson Frame CA Tamalpais 2023 OF 78 %
4 Austin Wang CA The Harker School 2022 OF 77 %
5 Luca Dickinson CA St. Ignatius 2023 3B 76 %
6 Jack Peterson CA Rocklin 2023 2B 74 %
7 Frankie Castillo CA John F. Kennedy 2023 1B 74 %
8 Cam Staton CA Placer 2023 LHP 73 %
9 Xavier Nelson CA Rancho San Juan 2022 3B 73 %
10 Luke Shane CA Branson 2023 C 72 %
11 Rio Alvarez CA St. Ignatius Prep 2023 2B 72 %
12 Adrian Ruiz CA San Benito 2023 OF 71 %
13 Jaden Mingus CA San Benito 2023 SS 70 %
14 Joey Rodriguez CA Sanger 2022 OF 69 %
15 Isaiah Herrera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 68 %
16 Erick Diez CA Vanden 2022 RHP 68 %
17 Aidan Sakai CA Hillsdale 2023 C 68 %
18 Caden Sta Maria CA Bellarmine College Prep 2023 1B 67 %
19 Parker Hellekson CA Roseville 2023 OF 65 %
20 Micah Billings CA James Logan 2023 1B 63 %

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 Michael Baker CA Liberty 2023 SS 28.68 g
2 Jackson Short CA St. Ignatius College Prep 2023 SS 21.33 g
3 Derek Waldvogel CA Serra 2023 OF 20.64 g
4 Joey Rodriguez CA Sanger 2022 OF 19.92 g
5 Isaiah Herrera CA Valley Christian 2023 OF 19.33 g
6 Carson Frame CA Tamalpais 2023 OF 18.34 g
7 Isaiah Landry CA Clayton Valley Charter 2023 OF 17.94 g
8 Parker Hellekson CA Roseville 2023 OF 17.76 g
9 Austin Wang CA The Harker School 2022 OF 17.21 g
10 Robert Kinter CA Woodland 2022 OF 17.09 g
11 Caden Sta Maria CA Bellarmine College Prep 2023 1B 17.06 g
12 Cam Staton CA Placer 2023 LHP 16.33 g
13 Erick Diez CA Vanden 2022 RHP 16.02 g
14 Micah Billings CA James Logan 2023 1B 15.82 g
15 Frankie Castillo CA John F. Kennedy 2023 1B 15.61 g
16 Noah Canter CA Elk Grove 2022 C 14.07 g
17 Dylan Lee CA California 2023 3B 14.02 g
18 Matthew Dicicco CA Bellarmine Prep 2022 OF 13.12 g
19 Kaiden Dossa CA Tamalpais 2023 3B 12.91 g
20 Luke Shane CA Branson 2023 C 12.48 g

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
SoCal Underclass Games (Invite Only) CA 09/25 U of San Diego
Northern California Academic Games CA 10/16 Menlo College
Unsigned Senior Games CA 10/17 Hart Park


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