OC Top Prospects ID: Blast Leaderboard


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Orange County, CALIF. - We will roll out more data from our Orange County Top Prospects ID in the coming days but today it's the Blast Motion leaderboard, showing off the top swing metric leaders from a group of talented players. 

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.

BLAST 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 Gabe Fraser CA Huntington Beach 2024 SS 80.4 mph
2 Kaden Willerford CA Aquinas San Bernardino 2023 OF 80.2 mph
3 Nate Kugler CA Notre Dame 2024 3B 77.5 mph
4 Nathan Durant CA Arlington 2023 OF 77.1 mph
5 Wyatt Tucker CA Del Oro 2023 1B 76.6 mph
6 Ethin Bingaman CA Arrowhead Christian 2025 2B 74.5 mph
7 Diesel Toth CA Arrowhead Christian 2025 SS 73.4 mph
8 Anthony Andrews CA Los Gatos 2024 C 71.3 mph
9 CJ (Christian) Alinas CA Diamond Bar 2023 C 71.2 mph
10 Nathan D'Acquisto CA Poway 2025 C 70.4 mph

Average Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Kaden Willerford CA Aquinas San Bernardino 2023 OF 73.6 mph
2 Nathan Durant CA Arlington 2023 OF 72.5 mph
3 Gabe Fraser CA Huntington Beach 2024 SS 72.3 mph
4 Wyatt Tucker CA Del Oro 2023 1B 71.4 mph
5 Nate Kugler CA Notre Dame 2024 3B 71.1 mph
6 Kyle Ohara CA San Marcos 2023 OF 68.9 mph
7 Ethin Bingaman CA Arrowhead Christian 2025 2B 68.9 mph
8 CJ (Christian) Alinas CA Diamond Bar 2023 C 68.4 mph
9 Anthony Andrews CA Los Gatos 2024 C 68.3 mph
10 Diesel Toth CA Arrowhead Christian 2025 SS 68.1 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 Kaden Willerford CA Aquinas San Bernardino 2023 OF 80 %
2 Nathan Durant CA Arlington 2023 OF 79 %
3 Isaac Salazar CA Mater Dei 2023 C 79 %
4 Kyle Ohara CA San Marcos 2023 OF 75 %
5 CJ (Christian) Alinas CA Diamond Bar 2023 C 74 %
6 Nolan Stottlemyer CA Woodbridge 2025 SS 74 %
7 Andre Saldivar Jr CA Bishop Amat 2024 SS 73 %
8 Liam O'Day CA Del Norte 2025 SS 72 %
9 Wyatt Tucker CA Del Oro 2023 1B 70 %
10 Noah Meza CA JSerra 2025 OF 70 %

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 Kaden Willerford CA Aquinas San Bernardino 2023 OF 26.0 mph
2 CJ (Christian) Alinas CA Diamond Bar 2023 C 25.6 mph
^ Nathan Durant CA Arlington 2023 OF 25.6 mph
3 Ryan Silver CA Chaminade 2024 OF 24.0 mph
4 Adam Arther CA Polytechnic 2023 LHP 23.6 mph
5 Nate Kugler CA Notre Dame 2024 3B 23.3 mph
6 Dominic Laureano CA Rancho Bernardo 2025 3B 23.0 mph
7 Nolan Stottlemyer CA Woodbridge 2025 SS 22.4 mph
^ Anthony Andrews CA Los Gatos 2024 C 22.4 mph
8 Kyle Ohara CA San Marcos 2023 OF 22.1 mph
^ Carter Johnstone CA Los Gatos 2024 SS 22.1 mph
9 Wyatt Tucker CA Del Oro 2023 1B 21.8 mph
^ Gabe Fraser CA Huntington Beach 2024 SS 21.8 mph
10 Nathan D'Acquisto CA Poway 2025 C 21.7 mph

Average Peak Hand Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Kaden Willerford CA Aquinas San Bernardino 2023 OF 24.7 mph
2 CJ (Christian) Alinas CA Diamond Bar 2023 C 23.6 mph
3 Nathan Durant CA Arlington 2023 OF 23.1 mph
4 Ryan Silver CA Chaminade 2024 OF 22.6 mph
5 Adam Arther CA Polytechnic 2023 LHP 22.3 mph
6 Nate Kugler CA Notre Dame 2024 3B 22.1 mph
7 Carter Johnstone CA Los Gatos 2024 SS 21.2 mph
8 Nolan Stottlemyer CA Woodbridge 2025 SS 21.1 mph
9 Anthony Andrews CA Los Gatos 2024 C 20.9 mph
10 Kyle Ohara CA San Marcos 2023 OF 20.8 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 Ryan Silver CA Chaminade 2024 OF 27.3 g
2 Kyle Ohara CA San Marcos 2023 OF 24.6 g
3 Kaden Willerford CA Aquinas San Bernardino 2023 OF 21.0 g
4 CJ (Christian) Alinas CA Diamond Bar 2023 C 20.2 g
5 Dominic Laureano CA Rancho Bernardo 2025 3B 18.2 g
6 Anthony Andrews CA Los Gatos 2024 C 14.4 g
7 Gabe Fraser CA Huntington Beach 2024 SS 13.9 g
8 Isaac Salazar CA Mater Dei 2023 C 13.6 g
9 Adam Arther CA Polytechnic 2023 LHP 13.2 g
10 Nolan Stottlemyer CA Woodbridge 2025 SS 12.6 g

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Inland Empire Top Prospects ID CA 07/06 Corona High School
Rising Stars Game (Invite Only) CA 07/12 Islanders Field - Lathrop
LA Top Prospects ID CA 07/12 O'Malley Field
California State Games CA 07/30 Hart Park


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