Sacramento/Delta Preseason ID: Blast Motion Leaderboard


PBR CA Scouting Staff

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LINCOLN, 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 Kellen Martinez CA Christian Brothers 2023 C 76.3 mph
2 Ian Guanzon CA Pleasant Valley 2022 3B 75.0 mph
3 John Handy CA Placer 2024 C 73.5 mph
4 Michael Ryan CA Gridley 2023 OF 73.2 mph
5 Jack Rose CA Franklin 2023 C 67.9 mph
6 Tyler Hendrix CA Seton 2022 C 67.7 mph
7 Thomas Keegan CA Vista Del Lago 2023 OF 67.2 mph

Average Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Ian Guanzon CA Pleasant Valley 2022 3B 70.6 mph
2 John Handy CA Placer 2024 C 70.2 mph
3 Kellen Martinez CA Christian Brothers 2023 C 68.9 mph
4 Michael Ryan CA Gridley 2023 OF 67.7 mph
5 Tyler Hendrix CA Seton 2022 C 65.8 mph
6 Thomas Keegan CA Vista Del Lago 2023 OF 64.7 mph
7 Jack Rose CA Franklin 2023 C 63.9 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 Ian Guanzon CA Pleasant Valley 2022 3B 70 %
2 Michael Ryan CA Gridley 2023 OF 69 %
3 Kellen Martinez CA Christian Brothers 2023 C 68 %
4 Jake Dahl CA Pleasant Valley 2024 OF 67 %
5 Jack Rose CA Franklin 2023 C 66 %
6 Tyler Hendrix CA Seton 2022 C 66 %

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 Michael Ryan CA Gridley 2023 OF 23.5 mph
2 Ian Guanzon CA Pleasant Valley 2022 3B 22.2 mph
3 John Handy CA Placer 2024 C 21.3 mph
4 Jack Rose CA Franklin 2023 C 20.9 mph
5 Kellen Martinez CA Christian Brothers 2023 C 20.7 mph

Average Peak Hand Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Michael Ryan CA Gridley 2023 OF 20.4 mph
2 Ian Guanzon CA Pleasant Valley 2022 3B 20.4 mph
3 John Handy CA Placer 2024 C 19.8 mph
4 Jack Rose CA Franklin 2023 C 18.9 mph
5 Vicente Crowl CA Franklin 2024 OF 18.7 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 Vicente Crowl CA Franklin 2024 OF 17.9 g
2 Tyler Hendrix CA Seton 2022 C 14.3 g
3 John Handy CA Placer 2024 C 13.3 g
4 Thomas Keegan CA Vista Del Lago 2023 OF 13.2 g
5 Kade Spomer CA Lincoln 2024 2B 9.7 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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