Top Prospect Games II: Blast Motion Data


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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30 players from across the Old Line State, DC, and Delaware participated Wednesday in this year's Top Prospect Games II at The United States Naval Academy. Players were put through a pro-style workout and played a game in front of our PBR Maryland staff with Blast and TrackMan on hand to capture and record data. 

One of the important tools Prep Baseball Report has implemented at its events is the use of Blast Motion sensors. During batting practice, the Blast Motion sensors measure Swing and Impact Metrics across several categories. Swing metrics measure pre-impact mechanics centered around plane, connection, and rotation while impact metrics measure pre-impact performance outcomes based on ball contact.

With the Blast Motion sensor, we were able to collect data from every swing taken by each prospect registered to receive data as part of their package at the event. Below is the full release of the Blast Motion metrics collected including: Bat Speed, On Plane Efficiency, Peak Hand Speed, and Rotational Acceleration. 

The Blast Motion metrics are also uploaded into their profiles following the completion of the event providing insight into areas that could be improved upon as well as helping paint a clear picture of the player to the college and professional scouts doing their research on prospects they may be interested in.

 

CLICK HERE FOR SORTABLE PLAYER BLAST MOTION DATA

 

BLAST MOTION DATA

 

MAX BAT SPEED

Bat Speed is the observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. For more info: Blast Bat Speed

MLB Avg: 66-78 mph | College: 66-75 mph | HS Varsity: 60-70 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Ryan Niedzialkowski MD CM Wright 2023 3B 81.9 mph
2 Michael Martin MD Southern-AA 2022 OF 74.7 mph
3 Liam Houghton MD Good Counsel 2022 1B 74.5 mph
4 Adrian A Gonzalez MD Chesapeake-AA 2023 1B 73.8 mph
5 Adam Gott MD Calvert 2022 RHP 73.7 mph
6 Alex Craig MD Crofton 2023 OF 73.4 mph
7 Matthew Gostomski MD St. Michaels 2022 C 71.0 mph
^ Cam Love MD Damascus 2022 LHP 71.0 mph
^ Massimo Liuzzo MD Walt Whitman 2023 OF 71.0 mph
8 Tyler Holton MD DeMatha Catholic 2024 3B 70.6 mph
9 Jaxson Wood MD Georgetown Prep 2024 1B 70.4 mph
10 Austin Keefer MD North East 2022 1B 69.9 mph
11 Harry Middlebrooks MD Archbishop Curley 2023 RHP 68.0 mph
12 Ty Jacoby MD Old Mill 2023 LHP 67.9 mph
^ Hunter Chambers MD Dover (DE) 2024 RHP 67.9 mph
13 Trenton Player MD Annapolis 2023 OF 67.2 mph
14 Teegan Murphy MD St. Michaels 2022 1B 66.9 mph
15 Cooper Welch MD Archbishop Spalding 2025 RHP 66.0 mph
16 Caeden Schulte MD Kent Island 2023 C 65.8 mph
17 Nate Matkins MD Chesapeake-AA 2023 2B 63.7 mph
18 Jackson OBrien MD Severna Park 2024 OF 63.1 mph
19 Luke Weichel MD Sherwood 2023 C 62.8 mph
20 Logan Hastings MD Huntingtown 2024 SS 61.9 mph
21 Noah Forman MD Broadneck 2025 C 59.9 mph
22 Sam Morrison MD Loyola-Blakefield 2024 SS 54.8 mph

 

AVERAGE BAT SPEED

MLB Avg: 66-78 mph | College: 66-75 mph | HS Varsity: 60-70 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Ryan Niedzialkowski MD CM Wright 2023 3B 75.7 mph
2 Liam Houghton MD Good Counsel 2022 1B 73.3 mph
3 Michael Martin MD Southern-AA 2022 OF 73.2 mph
4 Alex Craig MD Crofton 2023 OF 71.5 mph
5 Adam Gott MD Calvert 2022 RHP 71.4 mph
6 Adrian A Gonzalez MD Chesapeake-AA 2023 1B 70.6 mph
7 Massimo Liuzzo MD Walt Whitman 2023 OF 69.3 mph
8 Jaxson Wood MD Georgetown Prep 2024 1B 68.8 mph
9 Tyler Holton MD DeMatha Catholic 2024 3B 68.6 mph
10 Cam Love MD Damascus 2022 LHP 68.5 mph
11 Matthew Gostomski MD St. Michaels 2022 C 68.4 mph
12 Austin Keefer MD North East 2022 1B 68.1 mph
13 Ty Jacoby MD Old Mill 2023 LHP 66.9 mph
14 Trenton Player MD Annapolis 2023 OF 65.7 mph
15 Harry Middlebrooks MD Archbishop Curley 2023 RHP 65.7 mph
16 Teegan Murphy MD St. Michaels 2022 1B 65.7 mph
17 Hunter Chambers MD Dover (DE) 2024 RHP 64.4 mph
18 Caeden Schulte MD Kent Island 2023 C 64.3 mph
19 Nate Matkins MD Chesapeake-AA 2023 2B 61.9 mph
20 Logan Hastings MD Huntingtown 2024 SS 61.0 mph
21 Jackson OBrien MD Severna Park 2024 OF 60.8 mph
22 Luke Weichel MD Sherwood 2023 C 60.7 mph
23 Cooper Welch MD Archbishop Spalding 2025 RHP 60.1 mph
24 Noah Forman MD Broadneck 2025 C 57.4 mph
25 Sam Morrison MD Loyola-Blakefield 2024 SS 53.5 mph

 

MAX HAND SPEED

Peak Hand Speed is 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. For more info: Peak Hand Speed

MLB Avg: 23-29 mph | College Avg: 21-24 mph | HS Varsity Avg: 19-22 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Adrian A Gonzalez MD Chesapeake-AA 2023 1B 23.9 mph
2 Adam Gott MD Calvert 2022 RHP 23.8 mph
3 Matthew Gostomski MD St. Michaels 2022 C 23.5 mph
4 Michael Martin MD Southern-AA 2022 OF 23.4 mph
5 Massimo Liuzzo MD Walt Whitman 2023 OF 23.0 mph
6 Ryan Niedzialkowski MD CM Wright 2023 3B 22.9 mph
7 Cam Love MD Damascus 2022 LHP 22.7 mph
8 Liam Houghton MD Good Counsel 2022 1B 22.0 mph
^ Trenton Player MD Annapolis 2023 OF 22.0 mph
9 Tyler Holton MD DeMatha Catholic 2024 3B 21.9 mph
10 Alex Craig MD Crofton 2023 OF 21.8 mph
11 Hunter Chambers MD Dover (DE) 2024 RHP 21.6 mph
12 Austin Keefer MD North East 2022 1B 20.9 mph
13 Noah Forman MD Broadneck 2025 C 20.7 mph
^ Harry Middlebrooks MD Archbishop Curley 2023 RHP 20.7 mph
14 Jackson OBrien MD Severna Park 2024 OF 20.5 mph
15 Teegan Murphy MD St. Michaels 2022 1B 20.4 mph
16 Nate Matkins MD Chesapeake-AA 2023 2B 20.1 mph
17 Ty Jacoby MD Old Mill 2023 LHP 19.8 mph
18 Luke Weichel MD Sherwood 2023 C 19.7 mph
19 Logan Hastings MD Huntingtown 2024 SS 18.3 mph
^ Jaxson Wood MD Georgetown Prep 2024 1B 18.3 mph
20 Caeden Schulte MD Kent Island 2023 C 18.2 mph
21 Sam Morrison MD Loyola-Blakefield 2024 SS 17.4 mph
22 Cooper Welch MD Archbishop Spalding 2025 RHP 17.0 mph

 

AVERAGE HAND SPEED

MLB Avg: 23-29 mph | College Avg: 21-24 mph | HS Varsity Avg: 19-22 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Matthew Gostomski MD St. Michaels 2022 C 22.9 mph
2 Adrian A Gonzalez MD Chesapeake-AA 2023 1B 22.9 mph
3 Adam Gott MD Calvert 2022 RHP 22.2 mph
4 Cam Love MD Damascus 2022 LHP 22.0 mph
5 Michael Martin MD Southern-AA 2022 OF 21.8 mph
6 Massimo Liuzzo MD Walt Whitman 2023 OF 21.7 mph
7 Ryan Niedzialkowski MD CM Wright 2023 3B 21.4 mph
8 Liam Houghton MD Good Counsel 2022 1B 21.3 mph
9 Alex Craig MD Crofton 2023 OF 21.2 mph
10 Tyler Holton MD DeMatha Catholic 2024 3B 21.0 mph
11 Trenton Player MD Annapolis 2023 OF 20.4 mph
12 Hunter Chambers MD Dover (DE) 2024 RHP 20.3 mph
13 Austin Keefer MD North East 2022 1B 20.2 mph
14 Harry Middlebrooks MD Archbishop Curley 2023 RHP 20.0 mph
15 Teegan Murphy MD St. Michaels 2022 1B 19.9 mph
16 Nate Matkins MD Chesapeake-AA 2023 2B 19.6 mph
17 Jackson OBrien MD Severna Park 2024 OF 19.4 mph
18 Luke Weichel MD Sherwood 2023 C 19.4 mph
19 Noah Forman MD Broadneck 2025 C 19.0 mph
20 Ty Jacoby MD Old Mill 2023 LHP 19.0 mph
21 Logan Hastings MD Huntingtown 2024 SS 17.6 mph
22 Caeden Schulte MD Kent Island 2023 C 17.5 mph
23 Jaxson Wood MD Georgetown Prep 2024 1B 16.8 mph
24 Sam Morrison MD Loyola-Blakefield 2024 SS 16.6 mph
25 Cooper Welch MD Archbishop Spalding 2025 RHP 16.1 mph

 

MAX 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. The quicker your rotational acceleration, the more power you will have and the more time you have to adjust to pitch locations. For more info: Rotational Acceleration

MLB Avg: 16.8 g | College Avg: 12.9 g | HS Varsity Avg: 9.9 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Alex Craig MD Crofton 2023 OF 22.5 g
2 Adrian A Gonzalez MD Chesapeake-AA 2023 1B 22.2 g
3 Ty Jacoby MD Old Mill 2023 LHP 21.7 g
4 Matthew Gostomski MD St. Michaels 2022 C 21.4 g
5 Nate Matkins MD Chesapeake-AA 2023 2B 20.6 g
6 Trenton Player MD Annapolis 2023 OF 20.0 g
7 Teegan Murphy MD St. Michaels 2022 1B 18.3 g
8 Michael Martin MD Southern-AA 2022 OF 17.6 g
9 Harry Middlebrooks MD Archbishop Curley 2023 RHP 16.2 g
10 Logan Hastings MD Huntingtown 2024 SS 15.7 g
11 Liam Houghton MD Good Counsel 2022 1B 15.2 g
12 Cam Love MD Damascus 2022 LHP 14.4 g
13 Tyler Holton MD DeMatha Catholic 2024 3B 13.6 g
14 Ryan Niedzialkowski MD CM Wright 2023 3B 13.5 g
15 Caeden Schulte MD Kent Island 2023 C 12.9 g
16 Hunter Chambers MD Dover (DE) 2024 RHP 12.6 g
17 Jackson OBrien MD Severna Park 2024 OF 11.5 g
18 Sam Morrison MD Loyola-Blakefield 2024 SS 11.3 g
19 Massimo Liuzzo MD Walt Whitman 2023 OF 10.6 g
20 Jaxson Wood MD Georgetown Prep 2024 1B 10.0 g
21 Austin Keefer MD North East 2022 1B 9.6 g
22 Adam Gott MD Calvert 2022 RHP 9.0 g
23 Luke Weichel MD Sherwood 2023 C 6.9 g
24 Cooper Welch MD Archbishop Spalding 2025 RHP 4.6 g
25 Noah Forman MD Broadneck 2025 C 3.9 g

 

AVERAGE ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

MLB Avg: 16.8 g | College Avg: 12.9 g | HS Varsity Avg: 9.9 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Alex Craig MD Crofton 2023 OF 21.6 g
2 Adrian A Gonzalez MD Chesapeake-AA 2023 1B 21.2 g
3 Trenton Player MD Annapolis 2023 OF 18.4 g
4 Nate Matkins MD Chesapeake-AA 2023 2B 18.3 g
5 Matthew Gostomski MD St. Michaels 2022 C 17.5 g
6 Ty Jacoby MD Old Mill 2023 LHP 16.3 g
7 Michael Martin MD Southern-AA 2022 OF 16.0 g
8 Teegan Murphy MD St. Michaels 2022 1B 15.1 g
9 Harry Middlebrooks MD Archbishop Curley 2023 RHP 13.8 g
10 Logan Hastings MD Huntingtown 2024 SS 13.5 g
11 Cam Love MD Damascus 2022 LHP 13.1 g
12 Liam Houghton MD Good Counsel 2022 1B 12.9 g
13 Tyler Holton MD DeMatha Catholic 2024 3B 10.1 g
14 Hunter Chambers MD Dover (DE) 2024 RHP 9.9 g
^ Ryan Niedzialkowski MD CM Wright 2023 3B 9.9 g
15 Jackson OBrien MD Severna Park 2024 OF 9.8 g
16 Caeden Schulte MD Kent Island 2023 C 9.3 g
17 Massimo Liuzzo MD Walt Whitman 2023 OF 9.1 g
18 Jaxson Wood MD Georgetown Prep 2024 1B 8.8 g
19 Sam Morrison MD Loyola-Blakefield 2024 SS 8.4 g
20 Austin Keefer MD North East 2022 1B 8.3 g
21 Luke Weichel MD Sherwood 2023 C 6.4 g
22 Adam Gott MD Calvert 2022 RHP 6.3 g
23 Cooper Welch MD Archbishop Spalding 2025 RHP 4.1 g
24 Noah Forman MD Broadneck 2025 C 3.1 g

 

AVERAGE ON-PLANE EFFICIENCY

Measures the percentage of your swing where the bat is on the swing plane. Your vertical bat angle at contact establishes the plane for that swing. Plane is a great indicator for making more consistent contact on the barrel of the bat. For more info: On-Plane Efficiency

Ideal Efficiency %: 70% or Higher | Range: 65%-85%

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Massimo Liuzzo MD Walt Whitman 2023 OF 89 %
2 Logan Hastings MD Huntingtown 2024 SS 78 %
3 Alex Craig MD Crofton 2023 OF 76 %
4 Adrian A Gonzalez MD Chesapeake-AA 2023 1B 76 %
5 Caeden Schulte MD Kent Island 2023 C 75 %
6 Michael Martin MD Southern-AA 2022 OF 74 %
7 Ryan Niedzialkowski MD CM Wright 2023 3B 70 %
8 Nate Matkins MD Chesapeake-AA 2023 2B 70 %
9 Harry Middlebrooks MD Archbishop Curley 2023 RHP 70 %
10 Trenton Player MD Annapolis 2023 OF 66 %
11 Teegan Murphy MD St. Michaels 2022 1B 64 %
12 Tyler Holton MD DeMatha Catholic 2024 3B 61 %
13 Jaxson Wood MD Georgetown Prep 2024 1B 59 %
14 Sam Morrison MD Loyola-Blakefield 2024 SS 57 %
15 Jackson OBrien MD Severna Park 2024 OF 55 %
16 Adam Gott MD Calvert 2022 RHP 54 %
17 Cam Love MD Damascus 2022 LHP 52 %
18 Matthew Gostomski MD St. Michaels 2022 C 46 %
19 Hunter Chambers MD Dover (DE) 2024 RHP 46 %
20 Luke Weichel MD Sherwood 2023 C 41 %
21 Ty Jacoby MD Old Mill 2023 LHP 41 %
22 Austin Keefer MD North East 2022 1B 39 %
23 Liam Houghton MD Good Counsel 2022 1B 39 %
24 Noah Forman MD Broadneck 2025 C 39 %
25 Cooper Welch MD Archbishop Spalding 2025 RHP 35 %

 

 

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