Top Prospects ID: Blast Motion Leaders


PBR California Staff

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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.

At the recent Top Prospects ID showcase players were set up with a Blast Motion sensor before each round of batting practice. 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, Power 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.

While there were two days of the events, we’ve combined the statistics to give a better representation of the group as a whole. Most players in the event were uncommitted and many of them put up some very good numbers, below we illustrate the top 25 players in each category.

Here are Categorical leaders in each category with the full lists below:

Max Bat Speed: ‘23 OF Braden Wilson - West Hills HS (85.2 MPH)

Peak Hand Speed: ‘22 3B/RHP Sean Olvera Harle (24.8 MPH)

On-Plane Efficiency: ‘23 OF AJ Ledesma (83%)

Avg. Rotational Acceleration: ‘22 INF Christian Mosqueda (22.57 g)

CATEGORIAL LEADERBOARDS

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 Braden Wilson CA West Hills 2023 LHP 85.20 mph
2 Hunter Backstrom CA Junipero Serra 2023 OF 82.20 mph
3 Steven Kirtides CA Temecula Valley 2022 1B 81.80 mph
4 Andrew Campbell CA Woodcrest Christian 2022 OF 81.00 mph
5 Cameron Kim CA Norco 2023 SS 76.80 mph
6 Shane Olvera Harle CA St Margarets Episcopal 2022 LHP 76.60 mph
7 Austin Moon CA Don Antonio Lugo 2022 OF 76.40 mph
8 Eric Jeon CA La Mirada 2023 3B 76.20 mph
9 Noah Williams CA Redondo Union 2022 OF 75.70 mph
10 Marcus Rivera CA Moreau Catholic 2022 C 75.60 mph
11 Brodie Purcell CA Jserra 2023 RHP 74.60 mph
12 Devon Eskridge CA Arcadia 2023 OF 74.00 mph
13 Jarrett Segura CA Bishop Alemany 2023 1B 73.90 mph
14 Gage Gonzales CA Temescal Canyon 2022 SS 73.80 mph
15 Mikiah Negrete CA Servite 2022 LHP 73.60 mph
16 Wes Hickey CA Yucaipa 2024 SS 72.90 mph
17 Quinn Haggarty CA Newbury Park 2022 2B 72.80 mph
^ Matthew Leyva CA Walnut 2022 C 72.80 mph
18 Sawyer Voortman CA Orange Lutheran 2022 RHP 72.60 mph
19 Grant Wayne CA Vista Murrieta 2023 OF 72.30 mph
20 Hunter Smith CA St. Margaret's Episcopal 2022 SS 72.00 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 Eric Jeon CA La Mirada 2023 3B 25.30 mph
2 Sean Olvera Harle CA St Margarets Episcopal 2022 RHP 24.80 mph
3 Jarrett Segura CA Bishop Alemany 2023 1B 24.60 mph
4 Steven Kirtides CA Temecula Valley 2022 1B 24.50 mph
5 Matthew Leyva CA Walnut 2022 C 24.10 mph
6 Tyler Stull CA Chino Hills 2023 SS 24.00 mph
7 Blake Wilson CA Santa Margarita 2023 SS 23.70 mph
^ Braden Wilson CA West Hills 2023 LHP 23.70 mph
^ Aiden Avichouser CA Servite 2022 C 23.70 mph
^ Hunter Backstrom CA Junipero Serra 2023 OF 23.70 mph
8 Hunter Smith CA St. Margaret's Episcopal 2022 SS 23.60 mph
9 Sawyer Voortman CA Orange Lutheran 2022 RHP 23.40 mph
^ Andrew Campbell CA Woodcrest Christian 2022 OF 23.40 mph
10 Mikiah Negrete CA Servite 2022 LHP 23.30 mph
11 Shea Blanchard CA Laguna Beach 2023 RHP 23.10 mph
^ Quinn Haggarty CA Newbury Park 2022 2B 23.10 mph
12 Cameron Kim CA Norco 2023 SS 23.00 mph
13 Adam Magpoc CA Loyola 2023 SS 22.90 mph
14 Gage Gonzales CA Temescal Canyon 2022 SS 22.80 mph
15 Brodie Purcell CA Jserra 2023 RHP 22.60 mph
^ Noah Williams CA Redondo Union 2022 OF 22.60 mph
16 Christian Mosqueda CA Etiwanda 2022 SS 22.50 mph
^ Wes Hickey CA Yucaipa 2024 SS 22.50 mph
^ Parker Ellis CA Rancho Bernardo 2022 OF 22.50 mph
17 Shane Olvera Harle CA St Margarets Episcopal 2022 LHP 22.30 mph
18 Benjamin Vargas CA Canyon 2023 SS 22.10 mph
^ Jackson Kemmerer CA Santa Margarita Catholic 2023 OF 22.10 mph
19 Owen Eisen CA Ocean View 2023 RHP 21.90 mph
^ Austin Moon CA Don Antonio Lugo 2022 OF 21.90 mph
^ Tyler Brazil CA Cathedral Catholic 2024 C 21.90 mph
20 Grant Wayne CA Vista Murrieta 2023 OF 21.40 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 AJ Ledesma CA San Jacinto 2023 OF 83 %
2 Blake Wilson CA Santa Margarita 2023 SS 81 %
3 Kekoa Van Scoyoc CA Palos Verdes 2023 3B 81 %
4 Austin Rabago CA Servite 2022 3B 77 %
5 Jackson Kemmerer CA Santa Margarita Catholic 2023 OF 75 %
6 Darren Atkinson CA Adelanto 2022 1B 73 %
7 Julian Rosario CA Bishop Amat 2024 3B 73 %
8 Mikiah Negrete CA Servite 2022 LHP 72 %
9 Nicholas Lopez CA Mater Dei 2024 C 72 %
10 Sawyer Voortman CA Orange Lutheran 2022 RHP 72 %
11 Parker Ellis CA Rancho Bernardo 2022 OF 71 %
12 Quinn Haggarty CA Newbury Park 2022 2B 71 %
13 Kai Nagashima CA Peninsula 2025 SS 71 %
14 Adam Magpoc CA Loyola 2023 SS 71 %
15 Andrew Campbell CA Woodcrest Christian 2022 OF 71 %
16 Shane Olvera Harle CA St Margarets Episcopal 2022 LHP 70 %
17 Gage Gonzales CA Temescal Canyon 2022 SS 70 %
18 Alex Sadowsky CA Camarillo 2022 OF 69 %
19 Benjamin Vargas CA Canyon 2023 SS 69 %
20 Mason Seay CA El Toro 2023 RHP 69 %

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 Christian Mosqueda CA Etiwanda 2022 SS 22.57 g
2 Aiden Avichouser CA Servite 2022 C 20.73 g
3 Sean Olvera Harle CA St Margarets Episcopal 2022 RHP 20.60 g
4 Adam Magpoc CA Loyola 2023 SS 20.16 g
5 Mikiah Negrete CA Servite 2022 LHP 20.01 g
6 Hunter Backstrom CA Junipero Serra 2023 OF 19.61 g
7 Jackson Kemmerer CA Santa Margarita Catholic 2023 OF 19.01 g
8 Jarrett Segura CA Bishop Alemany 2023 1B 18.66 g
9 Benjamin Vargas CA Canyon 2023 SS 18.27 g
10 Sawyer Voortman CA Orange Lutheran 2022 RHP 17.91 g
11 Blake Wilson CA Santa Margarita 2023 SS 17.79 g
12 Quinn Haggarty CA Newbury Park 2022 2B 17.62 g
13 Parker Ellis CA Rancho Bernardo 2022 OF 17.35 g
14 Tyler Stull CA Chino Hills 2023 SS 16.66 g
15 Marcus Rivera CA Moreau Catholic 2022 C 15.19 g
16 Braden Wilson CA West Hills 2023 LHP 14.76 g
17 Gaelan Mendoza CA Oaks Christian 2023 LHP 14.08 g
18 Steven Kirtides CA Temecula Valley 2022 1B 14.07 g
19 Andrew Campbell CA Woodcrest Christian 2022 OF 14.05 g
20 Mason Seay CA El Toro 2023 RHP 12.90 g

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Rising Stars Games ID CA 07/13 Hart Park
Rising Stars 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 10/16 Menlo College


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