Underclass Trials - North: Blast Motion Board


Diego Solares
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

On June 8, the PBR Illinois team hosted players ranging from the classes of 2023 through 2025 at The MAX facility in McCook for its Underclass Trials - North showcase.

As the Illinois scout team began to break down a lot of the talent being seen for the first time, there were a lot of takeaways. This event previewed what the northern part of the state has to look forward to in years to come.

We published our Quick Hits from the event shortly after, providing a few highlight performances that stood out on Wednesday. Earlier today we published our TrackMan findings, and we published the traditional stat leaderboards last week 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 at this open event.

HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Cameron Marson IL Grayslake Central 2023 C 26.90 mph
2 Carter Storti IL Lemont 2023 SS 26.20 mph
3 Danny Kilmer IL IMG Academy 2023 C 24.40 mph
4 Vincent Ippolito IL Willowbrook 2025 C 24.00 mph
5 Caleb McBurnie IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2024 C 23.60 mph
6 Colin Geier IL Hinsdale Central 2024 OF 23.50 mph
7 Braden Otahal IL Grant 2024 OF 23.20 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Carter Storti IL Lemont 2023 SS 24.84 mph
2 Danny Kilmer IL IMG Academy 2023 C 23.41 mph
3 Vincent Ippolito IL Willowbrook 2025 C 23.06 mph
4 Colin Geier IL Hinsdale Central 2024 OF 22.39 mph
5 Quinn Schambow IL Libertyville 2025 C 22.19 mph
6 Caleb McBurnie IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2024 C 21.91 mph
7 Cole Kardatzke IL Downers Grove South 2023 OF 21.70 mph
8 Braden Otahal IL Grant 2024 OF 21.54 mph
9 Ryan Dabe IL Huntley 2025 SS 21.08 mph
10 Thomas Offill IL Bradley Bourbonnais 2024 2B 20.93 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 Vincent Ippolito IL Willowbrook 2025 C 69.22 mph
2 Jack Rocen IL Cary Grove 2024 RHP 68.86 mph
3 Connor Anderson IL Cary-Grove 2024 OF 68.30 mph
4 Carter Storti IL Lemont 2023 SS 67.50 mph
5 Caleb McBurnie IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2024 C 67.44 mph
6 Cal Darling IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2024 OF 67.33 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 Danny Kilmer IL IMG Academy 2023 C 28.70 g
2 Carter Storti IL Lemont 2023 SS 26.60 g
3 Caleb McBurnie IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2024 C 23.60 g
4 Terrell Carpenter IL Thornwood 2024 OF 23.20 g
5 Colin Geier IL Hinsdale Central 2024 OF 23.00 g
6 Aiden Bernau IL South Elgin 2025 SS 22.30 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Danny Kilmer IL IMG Academy 2023 C 23.31 g
2 Carter Storti IL Lemont 2023 SS 21.57 g
3 Colin Geier IL Hinsdale Central 2024 OF 19.55 g
4 Caleb McBurnie IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2024 C 19.45 g
5 Terrell Carpenter IL Thornwood 2024 OF 19.10 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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