Lockport Preseason I.D.: Blast Motion Board


By Andy Sroka
Illinois and Wisconsin Assistant Director

On Feb. 15, the PBR Illinois team hosted the Lockport Preseason I.D. The event featured over 160 uncommitted prospects from across Illinois, and a few neighboring states.

If you missed us in Lockport, check out our showcase page to see when we’re in the neighborhood next.

Last week, our staff collaborated to highlight the biggest takeaways and highlights from Monday's showcase, and we published them in our Quick Hits piece. Later on, we published the leaderboards featuring the traditional statistics we measured at Lockport's event, as well as the findings that our TrackMan unit helped identify. Today, we're assessing the Blast Motion data captured by the sensor worn by players during their round of batting practice. Check out the leaderboards below.

HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Jake Schindler IL Lockport 2023 C 27.9 mph
2 Clay Schrader IL Naperville Central 2023 OF 27.8 mph
3 Jake Collins IL Lockport 2022 OF 26.6 mph
4 Peter Messina IL Benet Academy 2022 OF 26.2 mph
5 Cade Duffin IL Oswego 2023 1B 26.0 mph
6 Billy Frantzis IL Glenbard West 2022 1B 25.7 mph
7 Carter Storti IL Lemont 2023 SS 25.5 mph
8 Jake Perrino IL Benet Academy 2023 RHP 25.4 mph
^ Dimitri Spatharakis IL Lemont 2022 OF 25.4 mph
^ Hobbs Dunne IL Joliet Central 2022 SS 25.4 mph
9 Casey Giemzik IL Brother Rice 2024 RHP 25.2 mph
10 Nathan Bajic IL Manteno 2023 C 25.0 mph
11 Colin Barczi IL Naperville Central 2023 C 24.9 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Jake Schindler IL Lockport 2023 C 26.7 mph
2 Clay Schrader IL Naperville Central 2023 OF 25.9 mph
3 Hobbs Dunne IL Joliet Central 2022 SS 25.0 mph
4 Jake Collins IL Lockport 2022 OF 24.8 mph
5 Billy Frantzis IL Glenbard West 2022 1B 24.6 mph
6 Carter Storti IL Lemont 2023 SS 24.5 mph
7 Peter Messina IL Benet Academy 2022 OF 24.4 mph
8 Nathan Bajic IL Manteno 2023 C 24.2 mph
9 Kyle Kevish IL Lockport 2022 OF 24.1 mph
10 Colin Barczi IL Naperville Central 2023 C 23.9 mph
11 Cade Duffin IL Oswego 2023 1B 23.6 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 Colin Barczi IL Naperville Central 2023 C 77.4 mph
2 Cade Duffin IL Oswego 2023 1B 76.4 mph
3 Ryan Drumm WI Edgewood 2023 OF 74.7 mph
4 Jake Collins IL Lockport 2022 OF 74.7 mph
5 Colin Kissane IL Sandburg 2023 OF 73.9 mph
6 Anthony Martinez IL Lockport 2023 RHP 73.6 mph
7 Dylan Evans IL Plainfield North 2022 C 73.5 mph
8 Jake Schindler IL Lockport 2023 C 73.5 mph
9 Sam Ruchala IL Andrew 2022 1B 73.4 mph
^ Josh Wenz IL Neuqua Valley 2023 SS 73.4 mph
10 Collin Amsden IL Marist 2022 1B 73.3 mph
11 Kamrin Cox IL Homewood-Flossmoor 2023 OF 73.2 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 Clay Schrader IL Naperville Central 2023 OF 32.5 g
2 Kyle Kevish IL Lockport 2022 OF 31.3 g
3 Thomas Hartman IL New Trier 2023 C 28.9 g
4 Jake Collins IL Lockport 2022 OF 28.8 g
5 Jake Schindler IL Lockport 2023 C 28.3 g
6 Jack Hoh IL Lincoln Way-East 2022 C 27.5 g
7 Dawson Bochenek IL Lockport 2022 C 27.3 g
8 Max Baer IL Lake Park 2022 SS 27.1 g
9 Kelly Roney IL West Aurora 2022 SS 27.0 g
10 John St. Clair IL Plainfield North 2023 SS 26.3 g
11 Kyle De Kerf IL Victor J Andrew 2023 C 26.1 g
12 Cullen Seville IL Lincoln-Way Central 2023 OF 26.0 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Clay Schrader IL Naperville Central 2023 OF 25.5 g
2 Jake Collins IL Lockport 2022 OF 25.4 g
3 Kyle Kevish IL Lockport 2022 OF 24.9 g
4 Dawson Bochenek IL Lockport 2022 C 23.6 g
5 Sean Ryniec IL Downers Grove North 2023 C 23.5 g
6 Jack Hoh IL Lincoln Way-East 2022 C 23.0 g
7 Jake Schindler IL Lockport 2023 C 23.0 g
8 Peter Messina IL Benet Academy 2022 OF 22.7 g
9 Cullen Seville IL Lincoln-Way Central 2023 OF 22.6 g
10 Thomas Hartman IL New Trier 2023 C 22.3 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.

ON-PLANE EFFICIENCY PERCENTAGE

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Brandon Pritchard IL Lincoln-Way West 2022 SS 92 %
2 Kyle Kevish IL Lockport 2022 OF 92 %
3 Thomas Hartman IL New Trier 2023 C 89 %
4 Nikolas Nudo IL Norte Dame College Prep 2024 OF 89 %
5 Tyler Roney IL Andrew 2023 2B 88 %
6 Richard Robinson III IL Homewood-Flossmoor 2021 RHP 88 %
7 Jake Schindler IL Lockport 2023 C 88 %
8 Brandon Cusack IL Andrew 2023 SS 88 %
9 Kyle De Kerf IL Victor J Andrew 2023 C 88 %
10 Declan Smith IL New Trier 2024 SS 87 %
11 Taylor Eggert IL Lincoln Way Central 2023 SS 87 %

On-Plane Efficiency: This metric measures the percentage of your swing that the sweet spot of the bat is considered to be On Plane. The reference plane is defined at the moment of impact. The percentage of your swing On Plane is determined by the amount of speed generated within that reference plane.

For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at Monday's showcaseCLICK HERE.

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