Joliet Preseason I.D.: Blast Motion Board


Diego Solares
Staff Writer

On March 28, the PBR Illinois team hosted this first-ever Joliet Preseason I.D. at the new Rhino Baseball Academy in Shorewood, Ill. The event marked the end of our high school winter showcase circuit, and around 120 players from the area participated.

Shortly after the event's conclusion we published a Quick Hits piece highlighting the top performances from the day and followed that up by taking a look at things from a numbers perspective within our Statistical Analysis.

We previously published our TrackMan Files, looking at the pitch metrics and batted ball data from the event, and today, with the help of our Blast Motion sensors, we're analyzing the swing metrics measured on Saturday at this high-caliber showcase.

HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Carter Storti IL Lemont 2023 SS 27.70 mph
2 Blake Binkowski IL Lincoln Way East 2023 1B 26.40 mph
3 Bryce Atkin IL Plainfield East 2022 1B 26.20 mph
4 Matthew Ruttkay IL Glenbrook North 2024 1B 25.90 mph
5 Kerim Orucevic IL Maine South 2023 SS 25.60 mph
6 Nathan Edders IL Oswego East 2022 3B 25.20 mph
7 Carter Selk IL Mahomet Seymour 2023 OF 25.00 mph
^ Oliver Barkal IL New Trier 2022 RHP 25.00 mph
8 Kade Schneider IL Barrington 2023 OF 24.90 mph
^ Luke Newhall IL Walter Payton College Prep 2024 RHP 24.90 mph
9 Sam Gossard IL New Trier 2022 OF 24.80 mph
^ Lukas Cheris IL New Trier 2022 C 24.80 mph
^ Andrew Bollman IL Lincoln Way East 2022 3B 24.80 mph
10 Jacob Garcia IL Providence Catholic 2023 OF 24.50 mph
11 Zachary Wisniewski IL Lincoln Way West 2022 OF 24.40 mph
^ Haden Kriston IL Loyola Academy 2022 1B 24.40 mph
12 Michael Addari IL Libertyville 2022 RHP 24.30 mph
13 Thomas Fitzgerald IL Plainfield North 2022 RHP 24.20 mph
14 Andrew Mack IL Minooka 2023 C 24.10 mph
15 Mitchel Stanton IL Marian Catholic 2024 3B 24.00 mph
^ Will Pavlick IL Oswego 2023 SS 24.00 mph
^ Dylan Sayles IL Hononegah 2022 C 24.00 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Carter Storti IL Lemont 2023 SS 25.75 mph
2 Blake Binkowski IL Lincoln Way East 2023 1B 24.66 mph
3 Bryce Atkin IL Plainfield East 2022 1B 24.61 mph
4 Kerim Orucevic IL Maine South 2023 SS 24.43 mph
5 Matthew Ruttkay IL Glenbrook North 2024 1B 23.85 mph
6 Sam Gossard IL New Trier 2022 OF 23.77 mph
7 Lukas Cheris IL New Trier 2022 C 23.75 mph
8 Andrew Bollman IL Lincoln Way East 2022 3B 23.73 mph
9 Zachary Wisniewski IL Lincoln Way West 2022 OF 23.38 mph
10 Andrew Mack IL Minooka 2023 C 23.15 mph
11 Jacob Garcia IL Providence Catholic 2023 OF 23.11 mph

Peak Hand Speed: 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.

BAT SPEED (AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Blake Binkowski IL Lincoln Way East 2023 1B 77.01 mph
2 Oliver Barkal IL New Trier 2022 RHP 76.12 mph
3 Michael Addari IL Libertyville 2022 RHP 75.20 mph
4 Rafael Garza MI Mattawan 2023 2B 74.05 mph
5 John Serritella IL Providence Catholic 2022 C 73.79 mph
6 Carter Selk IL Mahomet Seymour 2023 OF 72.88 mph
7 Gavin Dobbels IL Yorkville 2022 2B 72.34 mph
8 Haden Kriston IL Loyola Academy 2022 1B 72.28 mph

Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat.

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Thomas Fitzgerald IL Plainfield North 2022 RHP 31.10 g
2 Andrew Bollman IL Lincoln Way East 2022 3B 30.70 g
3 Oliver Barkal IL New Trier 2022 RHP 28.20 g
4 Rafael Garza MI Mattawan 2023 2B 27.30 g
5 John Wubben IL Galena 2023 C 26.50 g
6 Anthony Francone IL Lockport 2023 OF 26.30 g
7 Bryce Atkin IL Plainfield East 2022 1B 25.60 g
8 Peyton Burgh IL Prospect 2022 3B 25.20 g
9 Jacob Garcia IL Providence Catholic 2023 OF 24.90 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Andrew Bollman IL Lincoln Way East 2022 3B 26.18 g
2 Thomas Fitzgerald IL Plainfield North 2022 RHP 25.46 g
3 Oliver Barkal IL New Trier 2022 RHP 23.98 g
4 Anthony Francone IL Lockport 2023 OF 23.22 g
5 Bryce Atkin IL Plainfield East 2022 1B 22.17 g

Body Rotation: A swing that has the appropriate relative contributions of body and bat rotations is an efficient and Powerful swing that maintains proper sequencing. An efficient baseball swing is one in which the body creates the initial movements, which is then transferred to the arms and out to the bat, thereby maximizing Bat Speed through this proximal-to-distal kinematic sequencing movement pattern.

For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at this showcase, CLICK HERE.

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