PBR IL Scout Day - Parkland JC: Blast Board


By Kevin Cronin
Illinois Staff

The Prep Baseball Report/Parkland College Scout Day took place on Wednesday, September 2 in Champaign, IL. The prospects showcased their talents in front of the PBR scouting staff, as well as MLB Scouts. We have been rolling out content since the day of the event and today we take a look at some of the leaders when it comes to Blast Metrics. 

Hand Speed (Peak & Average)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Jose Lara IA Pleasant Valley 2020 OF 27.00 mph
2 Jackson Moffat AB St. Albert Catholic 2021 1B 26.60 mph
3 Nathan Waldridge KY St Xavier 2020 OF 26.10 mph
4 Jimmy Rybarczyk IL Sandburg 2020 OF 25.70 mph
5 Matthew Jones IL Champaign Central 2019 3B 24.70 mph
6 Jaden Lamothe BC Langley 2021 3B 24.60 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Jackson Moffat AB St. Albert Catholic 2021 1B 25.50 mph
2 Jimmy Rybarczyk IL Sandburg 2020 OF 25.38 mph
3 Jose Lara IA Pleasant Valley 2020 OF 25.18 mph
4 Nathan Waldridge KY St Xavier 2020 OF 24.52 mph
5 Matthew Jones IL Champaign Central 2019 3B 23.74 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 Nathan Waldridge KY St Xavier 2020 OF 79.69 mph
2 Keenan Taylor IN Guerin Catholic 2020 3B 78.67 mph
3 Jaron Ward VA Dinwiddie 2021 OF 77.03 mph
4 Jackson Powell IL Normal University 2020 1B 76.76 mph
5 Cole Evans NE Grand Island 2019 OF 76.42 mph
6 Jose Lara IA Pleasant Valley 2020 OF 75.74 mph
7 Jimmy Rybarczyk IL Sandburg 2020 OF 74.90 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 Jimmy Rybarczyk IL Sandburg 2020 OF 41.00 g
2 Nathan Waldridge KY St Xavier 2020 OF 34.10 g
3 Jose Lara IA Pleasant Valley 2020 OF 28.00 g
4 Jackson Blemler IL Normal University 2020 SS 25.00 g
5 Jaron Ward VA Dinwiddie 2021 OF 24.30 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Jimmy Rybarczyk IL Sandburg 2020 OF 39.12 g
2 Nathan Waldridge KY St Xavier 2020 OF 29.44 g
3 Jose Lara IA Pleasant Valley 2020 OF 23.32 g
4 Jackson Blemler IL Normal University 2020 SS 22.54 g
5 Nick Gregory IL Dundee-Crown 2020 OF 19.75 g
6 Jayden Gibson IA Grinnell 2019 C 16.75 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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