IL/WI Underclass Games: Blast Motion Board


Kevin Cronin
Area Scout

On Tuesday, July 20, the PBR Illinois staff hosted the Underclass Games at Triton College in River Grove. The invite-only event featured some of the top players from Illinois and Wisconsin in the Class of 2024.

Shortly after the event's conclusion we published our Quick Hits piece, highlighting a few rapid standouts that stood out either during the workout portion or in game play. Earlier today we looked at a few noteworthy statistical performances inside our traditional stat story and we also highlighted several key metrics inside our TrackMan Files.

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 Eddie Peters WI La Crosse Aquinas 2024 SS 25.50 mph
2 Ryan Dummer WI Burlington 2024 C 24.70 mph
3 Cooper Marrs IL Riverside-Brookfield 2024 RHP 24.00 mph
4 Cash Campbell IL Montini Catholic 2024 3B 23.60 mph
5 Anthony Holloway IL St Patrick 2024 OF 23.50 mph
^ Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 23.50 mph
6 Jackson Brewer WI Homestead 2024 1B 23.40 mph
^ Bennett Summers IL Bloomington Central Catholic 2024 SS 23.40 mph
7 Joshua Gilroy WI Arrowhead Union 2024 C 23.30 mph
8 Keenan Oldani IL South Elgin 2024 3B 23.10 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Eddie Peters WI La Crosse Aquinas 2024 SS 24.89 mph
2 Ryan Dummer WI Burlington 2024 C 23.63 mph
3 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 23.03 mph
4 Cooper Marrs IL Riverside-Brookfield 2024 RHP 22.48 mph
5 Joshua Gilroy WI Arrowhead Union 2024 C 22.47 mph
6 Keenan Oldani IL South Elgin 2024 3B 22.27 mph
7 Bennett Summers IL Bloomington Central Catholic 2024 SS 22.22 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 Keenan Oldani IL South Elgin 2024 3B 79.98 mph
2 Jaden Obaldo IL Crystal Lake Central 2024 2B 73.65 mph
3 Joshua Gilroy WI Arrowhead Union 2024 C 71.65 mph
4 Ryan Dummer WI Burlington 2024 C 71.08 mph
5 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 70.84 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 Eddie Peters WI La Crosse Aquinas 2024 SS 32.10 g
2 Anthony Holloway IL St Patrick 2024 OF 29.10 g
3 Gavin Duran IL Harvest Christian 2024 SS 28.80 g
4 Cal Casper WI Bayport 2024 C 28.10 g
5 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 25.50 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Eddie Peters WI La Crosse Aquinas 2024 SS 27.21 g
2 Gavin Duran IL Harvest Christian 2024 SS 26.72 g
3 Cal Casper WI Bayport 2024 C 25.30 g
4 Anthony Holloway IL St Patrick 2024 OF 23.76 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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