2021 Summer Showcase Leaders - Blast Motion


Ben Shealey
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PBR Indiana partners with Blast Motion to provide accurate metrics to analyze the swing. The main metrics used include hand speed, bat speed and rotational acceleration. The 2022 class took 31 of the to 60 spots on our Blast Leaderboard with the 2023 class following them with 26. All metrics are collected during each players round of batting practice to create an environment conducive to accurate data. 

Hand Speed

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.

Maximum

Rank Event # Name High School Class POS Hand Speed
1 Top Prospect Games 20 Alexander Wright Cathedral 2022 OF 27.3
T2 Top Prospect Games 3 Trey Dorton Westfield 2022 OF 27.1
T2 Top Prospect Games 73 Cole Ballard Westfield 2023 1B 27.1
T2 Top Prospect Games 81 Noah DeArmitt Franklin 2023 LHP 27.1
5 Top Prospect Games 3 Kaden Hurless Gibson Southern 2022 SS 27
6 2021 PBR Future Games 11 Luke Diekmann Evansville North 2023 OF 26.7
7 Indiana Expos Scout Day 3 Gerry Baltierra Avon 2023 C 26.5
8 Top Prospect Games 83 John Curl Kokomo 2023 1B 26.4
T9 NE Indiana Open 81 Donnie Wiley Dekalb 2023 RHP 26.1
T9 NE Indiana Open 82 Colin Stephens John Glenn 2022 SS 26.1

Average

Rank Event # Name High School Class POS Hand Speed
1 Top Prospect Games 3 Trey Dorton Westfield 2022 OF 26.17
2 Top Prospect Games 20 Alexander Wright Cathedral 2022 OF 26.09
3 Top Prospect Games 81 Noah DeArmitt Franklin 2023 LHP 25.35
4 NE Indiana Open 81 Donnie Wiley Dekalb 2023 RHP 25.25
5 Top Prospect Games 3 Kaden Hurless Gibson Southern 2022 SS 25.16
6 NE Indiana Open 82 Colin Stephens John Glenn 2022 SS 24.97
7 2021 PBR Future Games 11 Luke Diekmann Evansville North 2023 OF 24.88
8 Underclass Games 69 Tyler Fetter Forest Park 2025 SS 24.56
9 Indy Open - Session 1 74 Anthony Supe Roncalli 2022 RHP 24.50
10 2021 PBR Future Games 5 Jayden Ohmer Brebeuf Jesuit 2023 OF 24.44

Bat Speed

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.

Maximum

Rank Event # Name High School Class POS Bat Speed
1 Top Prospect Games 11 Jake Creech Homestead 2022 3B 82.3
2 Indiana Expos Scout Day 3 Gerry Baltierra Avon 2023 C 81.5
3 Top Prospect Games 3 Kaden Hurless Gibson Southern 2022 SS 79.5
4 Indiana Expos Scout Day 14 Michael Fliss North Central 2024 RHP 79.0
5 NE Indiana Open 22 Daniel Kirk Carroll 2023 OF 77.9
6 Top Prospect Games 6 Caden Overbey TBD 2022 C 77.7
7 2021 PBR Future Games 13 Jake Hooker University 2023 SS 77.6
8 NE Indiana Open 16 Will Hoover Central Noble 2022 C 77.5
9 2021 PBR Future Games 18 Garrison Barile Center Grove 2023 OF 77.3
10 2021 PBR Future Games 11 Luke Diekmann Evansville North 2023 OF 77.1

 

Average

Rank Event # Name High School Class POS Bat Speed
1 Top Prospect Games 6 Caden Overbey TBD 2022 C 75.72
2 2021 PBR Future Games 13 Jake Hooker University 2023 SS 74.51
3 2021 PBR Future Games 11 Luke Diekmann Evansville North 2023 OF 74.36
4 Indiana Expos Scout Day 3 Gerry Baltierra Avon 2023 C 74.28
5 Top Prospect Games 83 John Curl Kokomo 2023 1B 74.11
6 NE Indiana Open 16 Will Hoover Central Noble 2022 C 74.10
7 2021 PBR Future Games 5 Jayden Ohmer Brebeuf Jesuit 2023 OF 73.93
8 Top Prospect Games 3 Kaden Hurless Gibson Southern 2022 SS 73.63
9 Underclass Games 29 Will Loftus Brebeuf Jesuit 2024 C 73.61
10 Indiana Nitro Scout Day 30 Oliver Hamilton Gibson Southern 2022 C 73.25

 

Rotational Acceleration

Measures how quickly your bat accelerates into the swing plane. Rotation is a good indicator of how you build bat speed by sequencing properly vs. pulling the bat with your hands. The quicker your rotational acceleration, the more power you will have and the more time you have to make a decision at the plate. 10 players make up to two leader boards, with some reshuffling of the order, showing that a max rotational acceleration score is not just a one-off. 

Maximum

Rank Event # Name High School Class POS Rotational Acceleration 
1 Top Prospect Games 3 Trey Dorton Westfield 2022 OF 39.4
2 Top Prospect Games 11 Jake Creech Homestead 2022 3B 35.1
3 5 Star Great Lakes Scout Day 1 Brett Adams Munster 2023 C 35
4 Top Prospect Games 20 Alexander Wright Cathedral 2022 OF 32.4
5 Indy Open - Session 1 94 Kyle Ezell Andrean 2023 OF 30.5
6 Top Prospect Games 3 Kaden Hurless Gibson Southern 2022 SS 29.4
7 Top Prospect Games 90 Peyton Clerk West Vigo 2022 SS 29.1
T8 2021 PBR Future Games 4 Brett Sherrard Bloomfield 2023 3B 29.0
T8 Top Prospect Games 2 Jax Kalemba Andrean 2022 C 29.0
10 Indiana Nitro Scout Day 10 Holden Brown Mississinewa 2022 2B 27.9

Average

Rank Event # Name High School Class POS Rotational Acceleration 
1 Top Prospect Games 3 Trey Dorton Westfield 2022 OF 36.62
2 Top Prospect Games 11 Jake Creech Homestead 2022 3B 32.00
3 5 Star Great Lakes Scout Day 1 Brett Adams Munster 2023 C 28.36
4 Top Prospect Games 3 Kaden Hurless Gibson Southern 2022 SS 25.55
5 Top Prospect Games 90 Peyton Clerk West Vigo 2022 SS 24.51
6 Indy Open - Session 1 94 Kyle Ezell Andrean 2023 OF 24.31
7 Top Prospect Games 20 Alexander Wright Cathedral 2022 OF 24.21
8 2021 PBR Future Games 4 Brett Sherrard Bloomfield 2023 3B 24.10
9 Top Prospect Games 2 Jax Kalemba Andrean 2022 C 23.96
10 Indiana Nitro Scout Day 10 Holden Brown Mississinewa 2022 2B 23.86