Top Prospect Games: Blast Motion Leadeboard


Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

The Top Prospect Games is an Invite Only event that featured a group of standouts from the Scout Day Season earlier this year, giving us an up close look to evaluate the progress made over the past few months as they begin their Summer seasons. This event provided an opportunity players an opportunity to showcases themselves next to similar high caliber players, many uncommitted, with the help of the leading technology in the game with Blast Motion and TrackMan as we also rolling out two new features that will be a fixture at future Prep Baseball Report events in Vizual Edge and Driveline.

Along with the tech, players also received updated metrics during the Pro-Style Workout portion of the event beginning with the Laser Time 60 Yard Dash, Batting Practice, Catcher Evaluations including Pop Times, Velocity, Receiving and Blocking, Outfield Evaluations and Infield Evaluations. 

Today, we take a look at the Blast Motion Leaderboard that highlights the Top In-Swing Metrics collected from the Top Prospect Games.

ABOUT BLAST MOTION:

Since the beginning of the summer, one of the important tools Prep Baseball Report has started to implement 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.

HERE ARE THE TOP METRICS OF THE DAY:

Top PEAK Bat Speed: 83.90 mph | Jordan Boman - 2022 / Centennial / Uncommitted

Top PEAK Hand Speed: 25.80 mph | Jordan Boman - 2022 / Centennial / Uncommitted

On-Plane Efficiency: 86% | Brayden Sakowski - 2022 / Coronado / Uncommitted

Rotational Acceleration: 26.60 g | Brayden Sakowski - 2022 / Coronado / Uncommitted

Below will you find the swing & impact metrics from the event in four different categories (Top-15 listed):

Peak 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   MiLB: 63-75 mph   College: 66-75 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Jordan Boman NV Centennial 2022 1B 83.90 mph
2 Jason Schaaf NV Palo Verde 2022 SS 76.20 mph
3 Logan Cockrill NV Centennial 2022 C 74.70 mph
4 Jake Cook NV Desert Oasis 2023 C 74.50 mph
5 Michael Cruz NV Reno 2022 3B 72.30 mph
6 Brenden Haney NV Desert Oasis 2022 1B 72.00 mph
^ Joey Schimick NV Faith Lutheran 2022 OF 72.00 mph
7 Adrian Dijkman NV Faith Lutheran 2024 3B 71.90 mph
8 Dallin Smith NV Coronado 2022 C 71.50 mph
9 Casey Kapushy NV Liberty 2023 3B 71.30 mph
10 Jewell Williams NV Arbor View 2022 C 70.80 mph
11 Devo Town NV Bishop Gorman 2024 C 70.50 mph
12 Chaz McNelis NV Green Valley 2023 2B 69.80 mph
13 Lauren Binney NV Liberty 2023 C 69.70 mph
14 Andrew Kaplan NV Palo Verde 2024 SS 69.30 mph
15 Kennedy Brennan NV Bishop Gorman 2024 C 69.20 mph

PEAK 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 MiLB Avg: 22-28 mph College Avg: 21-24 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Jordan Boman NV Centennial 2022 1B 25.80 mph
2 Chaz McNelis NV Green Valley 2023 2B 23.30 mph
3 Jason Schaaf NV Palo Verde 2022 SS 22.90 mph
4 Dallin Smith NV Coronado 2022 C 22.80 mph
^ Parker Violand NV Faith Lutheran 2023 3B 22.80 mph
5 Joey Schimick NV Faith Lutheran 2022 OF 22.70 mph
6 Brenden Haney NV Desert Oasis 2022 1B 22.50 mph
7 Brayden Sakowski NV Coronado 2025 C 22.40 mph
8 Tanner Teffs NV Bishop Gorman 2024 2B 22.20 mph
^ Keegan Snooks NV Douglas 2024 RHP 22.20 mph
9 Jake Cook NV Desert Oasis 2023 C 22.10 mph
10 Benjamin Lovering NV Faith Lutheran 2024 2B 22.00 mph
11 Logan Cockrill NV Centennial 2022 C 21.90 mph
12 Michael Cruz NV Reno 2022 3B 21.80 mph
^ Adrian Dijkman NV Faith Lutheran 2024 3B 21.80 mph
13 Lauren Binney NV Liberty 2023 C 21.70 mph
14 Jewell Williams NV Arbor View 2022 C 21.40 mph
15 Rylan Evans NV Moapa Valley 2022 SS 21.20 mph

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 %
1 Brayden Sakowski NV Coronado 2025 C 86 %
2 Tanner Teffs NV Bishop Gorman 2024 2B 83 %
3 Parker Violand NV Faith Lutheran 2023 3B 80 %
4 Devo Town NV Bishop Gorman 2024 C 77 %
5 Joell Castro NV Desert Oasis 2024 3B 73 %
6 Chaz McNelis NV Green Valley 2023 2B 71 %
7 Lauren Binney NV Liberty 2023 C 70 %
8 Cooper Cunningham NV Bishop Gorman 2024 LHP 68 %
9 Logan Ernst NV Centennial 2024 C 68 %
10 Griffin Marcelino NV Southeast Career Technical Academy 2022 C 68 %
11 Dallin Smith NV Coronado 2022 C 65 %
12 Josh Vaughn NV Foothill 2024 OF 65 %
13 Joey Schimick NV Faith Lutheran 2022 OF 64 %
14 Benjamin Lovering NV Faith Lutheran 2024 2B 64 %
15 Jacob Ferry NV Green Valley 2025 SS 63 %

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   MiLB Avg: 12.6 g   College Avg: 12.9 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Brayden Sakowski NV Coronado 2025 C 26.60 g
2 Parker Violand NV Faith Lutheran 2023 3B 24.30 g
3 Tanner Teffs NV Bishop Gorman 2024 2B 22.80 g
4 Joey Schimick NV Faith Lutheran 2022 OF 22.40 g
5 Logan Cockrill NV Centennial 2022 C 21.80 g
6 Michael Cruz NV Reno 2022 3B 19.60 g
7 Benjamin Lovering NV Faith Lutheran 2024 2B 18.30 g
8 Dallin Smith NV Coronado 2022 C 17.60 g
9 Jason Schaaf NV Palo Verde 2022 SS 17.50 g
10 Alex Jang CA Palo Verde 2025 SS 17.30 g
11 Jewell Williams NV Arbor View 2022 C 16.90 g
12 Jake Cook NV Desert Oasis 2023 C 16.80 g
13 Kennedy Brennan NV Bishop Gorman 2024 C 16.50 g
14 Keegan Snooks NV Douglas 2024 RHP 16.10 g
15 Griffin Marcelino NV Southeast Career Technical Academy 2022 C 15.70 g

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