Rhino Scout Day: Blast Motion Board


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Saturday, September 30, the PBR Illinois staff held the first ever Rhino Scout Day event at the Rhino Sports Academy in Shorewood, Illinois. Roughly 40+ prospects from the Rhino Baseball program were in attendance. 

Now, at the event’s conclusion, we’ll start to roll out several different content-related pieces from the day, starting with this statistical analysis. Earlier today our staff rolled out a Statistical Analysis, highlighting which players led each respective category from the day and we then took a deeper dive into more data with our TrackMan Files piece.

We'll wrap up our tech coverage today by looking at all the swing metrics collected from the day, thanks to our Blast Motion sensors.

Hand Speed (Peak & Average)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Matthew Zeman IL Montini Catholic 2024 OF 25.8 mph
2 Carter Storti IL Lemont 2023 SS 25.3 mph
3 Will Pavlick IL Oswego 2023 SS 24.7 mph
4 Cade Duffin IL Oswego 2023 1B 23.9 mph
5 Blake Binkowski IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 1B 23.8 mph
6 Parker Engel IL Marian Catholic 2023 2B 23.5 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Carter Storti IL Lemont 2023 SS 24.3 mph
2 Matthew Zeman IL Montini Catholic 2024 OF 24.2 mph
3 Will Pavlick IL Oswego 2023 SS 23.3 mph
4 Cade Duffin IL Oswego 2023 1B 22.2 mph
5 Andrew Mack IL Minooka 2023 C 22.2 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 Matthew Zeman IL Montini Catholic 2024 OF 73.1 mph
2 Cade Duffin IL Oswego 2023 1B 72.5 mph
3 Blake Binkowski IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 1B 70.0 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 Dylan Nagle IL Lockport 2024 3B 29.5 g
2 Parker Engel IL Marian Catholic 2023 2B 25.3 g
3 Jack Greaney IL Lockport 2024 C 25.0 g
4 Carter Storti IL Lemont 2023 SS 23.8 g
5 Wade Welke IL Lockport 2024 OF 23.1 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Parker Engel IL Marian Catholic 2023 2B 21.8 g
2 Jack Greaney IL Lockport 2024 C 20.7 g
3 Carter Storti IL Lemont 2023 SS 20.5 g
4 Blake Binkowski IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 1B 20.0 g
5 Wade Welke IL Lockport 2024 OF 19.2 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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