Preseason All-State: Blast Motion Board


By Andy Sroka
Illinois and Wisconsin Assistant Director

On March 20, the PBR Illinois team hosted its annual Preseason All-State showcase, bringing together a collection of the state’s best juniors in one place, Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports Dome in Lockport, Ill.

We began our post-event breakdown on Monday, detailing the prospects who exited the event with their prospect arrows pointed way up inside of this Quick Hits post. We highlighted the showcase’s biggest takeaways, focusing on the high-follow uncommitted juniors in the class, accompanied by written analysis and video. On Tuesday, with the help of our TrackMan unit on-site, we published TrackMan Files, and we published the traditional stat leaderboards on Wednesday, with added analysis on more of the event's top performers.

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 Kyle Schupmann WI Luther Prep 2022 SS 28.60 mph
2 Chase Adams IL Normal University 2022 LHP 28.10 mph
3 Matthew Armstrong IL Normal University 2022 SS 27.80 mph
4 Brek Baranoski IL Joliet Catholic 2022 2B 26.60 mph
5 Jacob Filip IL Lakes Community 2022 C 26.50 mph
^ Luke Adams IL Hinsdale Central 2022 3B 26.50 mph
6 Jake Collins IL Lockport 2022 OF 26.30 mph
7 Tristan Kerr IL Lake Forest 2022 C 26.20 mph
^ Matthew Tarr IL West Aurora 2022 C 26.20 mph
8 Nathan Cooley IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 C 26.10 mph
9 Luke Brabham IL Nazareth 2022 SS 25.90 mph
10 Joshua Bell IL Gwendolyn Brooks High School 2022 3B 25.80 mph
11 Kyle Odeshoo IL Prospect 2022 C 25.70 mph
^ Jack Scheri IL LaSalle Peru 2022 SS 25.70 mph
12 Jayden Lobliner IL St. Charles North 2022 C 25.50 mph
^ Owen Murphy IL Riverside-Brookfield 2022 RHP 25.50 mph
13 Mikey Gentile IL St. Laurence 2022 SS 25.40 mph
14 Logan Gregorio IL Waubonsie Valley 2022 C 25.30 mph
^ Estevan Moreno IL Montini Catholic 2022 SS 25.30 mph
15 Will Plattner IL Glenwood 2022 C 25.20 mph
16 Evan Jones IL Normal University 2022 OF 25.10 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Chase Adams IL Normal University 2022 LHP 27.20 mph
2 Matthew Armstrong IL Normal University 2022 SS 26.04 mph
3 Jake Collins IL Lockport 2022 OF 25.45 mph
4 Kyle Schupmann WI Luther Prep 2022 SS 25.37 mph
5 Brek Baranoski IL Joliet Catholic 2022 2B 25.28 mph
6 Luke Adams IL Hinsdale Central 2022 3B 25.15 mph
7 Matthew Tarr IL West Aurora 2022 C 24.97 mph
8 Jacob Filip IL Lakes Community 2022 C 24.82 mph
9 Joshua Bell IL Gwendolyn Brooks High School 2022 3B 24.81 mph
10 Nathan Cooley IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 C 24.69 mph
11 Jayden Lobliner IL St. Charles North 2022 C 24.62 mph
12 Luke Brabham IL Nazareth 2022 SS 24.51 mph
13 Will Plattner IL Glenwood 2022 C 24.48 mph
14 Jack Scheri IL LaSalle Peru 2022 SS 24.46 mph
15 Mikey Gentile IL St. Laurence 2022 SS 24.23 mph
16 Logan Gregorio IL Waubonsie Valley 2022 C 24.08 mph
17 Luka Radicevich IL Joliet Catholic 2022 SS 24.03 mph
18 Owen Murphy IL Riverside-Brookfield 2022 RHP 23.99 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 Nathan Cooley IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 C 78.28 mph
2 Kyle Schupmann WI Luther Prep 2022 SS 77.09 mph
3 Matthew Tarr IL West Aurora 2022 C 76.68 mph
4 Will Plattner IL Glenwood 2022 C 75.35 mph
5 Chase Adams IL Normal University 2022 LHP 75.15 mph
6 Keegan Connors IL Jacobs 2022 C 74.71 mph
7 Estevan Moreno IL Montini Catholic 2022 SS 74.25 mph
8 Evan Jones IL Normal University 2022 OF 73.41 mph
9 Luke Doty IL Metamora 2022 OF 73.25 mph
10 Lucas Pajeau IL Lockport 2022 OF 73.11 mph
11 Eli Hensley IL Normal West 2022 SS 72.97 mph
12 Luke Adams IL Hinsdale Central 2022 3B 72.76 mph
13 Ryan Kelly IL Huntley 2022 C 72.50 mph
14 Rick Powell IL McHenry 2022 OF 72.28 mph
15 Blake Edmonds IL Hinsdale Central 2022 OF 72.22 mph
16 Jack Scheri IL LaSalle Peru 2022 SS 72.02 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 Kyle Schupmann WI Luther Prep 2022 SS 33.10 g
^ Matthew Armstrong IL Normal University 2022 SS 33.10 g
2 Chase Adams IL Normal University 2022 LHP 32.70 g
3 Easton Harris IL Washington Community 2022 SS 32.00 g
4 Jayden Lobliner IL St. Charles North 2022 C 30.70 g
5 Jake Collins IL Lockport 2022 OF 29.60 g
6 Joshua Bell IL Gwendolyn Brooks High School 2022 3B 28.60 g
7 Eli Hensley IL Normal West 2022 SS 28.00 g
8 Ramon Jimerson Jr IL Sacred Heart Griffin 2022 OF 27.80 g
9 Luka Radicevich IL Joliet Catholic 2022 SS 26.50 g
10 Ryan Caccia IL St. Charles North 2022 OF 26.30 g
11 Ivan Dahlberg IL Minooka 2022 C 26.00 g
12 Joe Fiorenza IL Jacobs 2022 OF 25.90 g
13 Lucas Pajeau IL Lockport 2022 OF 25.50 g
^ Estevan Moreno IL Montini Catholic 2022 SS 25.50 g
14 Jacob Filip IL Lakes Community 2022 C 25.20 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Kyle Schupmann WI Luther Prep 2022 SS 29.12 g
2 Jayden Lobliner IL St. Charles North 2022 C 27.89 g
3 Chase Adams IL Normal University 2022 LHP 27.32 g
4 Matthew Armstrong IL Normal University 2022 SS 26.95 g
5 Easton Harris IL Washington Community 2022 SS 25.65 g
6 Joshua Bell IL Gwendolyn Brooks High School 2022 3B 24.88 g
7 Eli Hensley IL Normal West 2022 SS 24.18 g
8 Luka Radicevich IL Joliet Catholic 2022 SS 23.10 g
9 Jake Collins IL Lockport 2022 OF 22.82 g
10 Ivan Dahlberg IL Minooka 2022 C 22.68 g
11 Ramon Jimerson Jr IL Sacred Heart Griffin 2022 OF 22.34 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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