Preseason 2022: Blast Metrics Leaderboard (Class of '24)


Joe Walentin
Scouting Director, NY

It was a busy preseason across the empire state, we’ve crunched all the numbers and have identified the top performances in each statistical category from our events. Included in the final results are players from outside the state borders that have excelled while participating in a PBR New York event.

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AVG BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Ryan Adams NY West Babylon 2024 C 77.5 mph
2 Gabriel Alvarez NY Don Bosco Prep 2024 C 77.3 mph
3 Ethan Paluszek NY Poly Prep 2024 3B 76.5 mph
4 Matt Nowlan NY Comsewogue 2024 3B 75.5 mph
5 Andrew Lenski NY Plainview Old bethpage JFK 2024 C 75.1 mph
6 Ian Doherty NY Warwick 2024 C 74.0 mph
7 Christian Malenda NJ Bergen Catholic 2024 1B 73.9 mph
8 Warren Miller NY Plattsburgh 2024 1B 73.4 mph
9 Keaton Phillips PA Delaware Valley 2024 3B 73.4 mph
10 Zach Black PA Serra Catholic 2024 SS 73.1 mph

 

AVG ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Owen Smith NY Williamsville North 2024 RHP 26.6 g
2 John Freitag NY Calhoun 2024 OF 25.4 g
3 Landen Duprey NY Peru 2024 1B 25.3 g
4 Tariq Moore PA Williamsport Area 2024 MIF 24.9 g
5 Aaron Jones NY Canisius 2024 OF 24.2 g
6 Jack Puvogel NY Chaminade 2024 RHP 23.4 g
7 Emerson Toulson NY Cooperstown 2024 C 23.4 g
8 Ivan Epps NY Lutheran 2024 3B 23.1 g
9 Cody Baker CT Greenwich 2024 C 23.0 g
10 James Marotta NY Aquinas Institute 2024 2B 22.5 g

AVG HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Brayden Hy NY Royalton Hartland 2024 OF 25.8 mph
2 Jack Puvogel NY Chaminade 2024 RHP 25.8 mph
3 Owen Smith NY Williamsville North 2024 RHP 25.0 mph
4 John Freitag NY Calhoun 2024 OF 24.8 mph
5 Ivan Epps NY Lutheran 2024 3B 24.7 mph
6 Eli Negron NY Hendrick Hudson 2024 SS 24.2 mph
7 Robert Wegrzyn NY Niagara Wheatfield 2024 C 24.1 mph
8 Brennen Russo NY Eastridge 2024 OF 24.0 mph
9 Landen Duprey NY Peru 2024 1B 23.9 mph
10 Jack Donlin NY Cazenovia 2024 LHP 23.7 mph

ON PLANE PERCENTAGE

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Thomas Cheplick NY Elmira Heights 2024 SS 97 %
2 Riley Derenzo NY Niskayuna 2024 2B 95 %
3 Kyle Peryer NY Chittenango 2024 RHP 94 %
4 Kaden Miller NY Clarkstown North 2024 1B 92 %
5 Mason Stewart NY Rush Henrietta 2024 1B 90 %
6 Jamison Riley NY Victor 2024 RHP 90 %
7 David Sardella NY Niskayuna 2024 C 90 %
8 Michael McDonald NY Webster Thomas 2024 C 89 %
9 Dimitrios Bardis NY Kellenberg Memorial 2024 OF 89 %
10 Kevin Walker NY Hauppauge 2024 2B 89 %

 



UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2022 JR NYS Games (26 spots remain) NY 07/05 Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex
2022 New York Open Pre-Tournament Combine (14U/15U) NY 07/21 Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/26 LakePoint
2022 Summer Open: West NY 08/03 Clark V. Whited Sports Complex
2022 New York Open Pre-Tournament Combine (16U/17U) NY 08/04 Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex
2022 Summer Open: East NY 08/18 Cantine Field
2022 Summer Open: Central NY 08/26 Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex