Northern Utah Open: Blast Motion Board


PBR Utah Staff

Millville, UT - The Northern Utah Open was held on September 17th at Ridgeline High School in Millville, UT. This event was an open event that consisted of prospects from the 2023-2026 classes. These players went through extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion, participated in defensive evaluations, ran the 60 yard-dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated bullpens and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing on Sunday.

Continuing off our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look back at some of the leaders from Blast Motion recorded from the showcase. Please continue to check back over the next week, as we will release individual scouting reports on each player present at the event. 

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HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Cole Ehat UT American Fork 2024 OF 26.8 mph
2 Colton Bailey UT Copper Hills 2024 OF 26.6 mph
3 Jordan Jones UT Mountain Crest 2024 1B 26.5 mph
4 Easton Goodliffe UT Bear River 2024 3B 24.9 mph
^ Grady Symonds UT Tooele 2025 SS 24.9 mph
5 Rylin Needham UT Mountain Crest 2025 RHP 24.8 mph
^ Jordan Norwood UT Herriman 2024 1B 24.8 mph
6 Cael Kidman UT Ridgeline 2025 RHP 24.6 mph
7 Dylan Vea UT Copper Hills 2024 OF 24.4 mph
8 Gunnar Wolfe UT Layton 2023 3B 24.3 mph
9 Cooper Clark UT Ridgeline 2026 OF 24.1 mph
10 Brayden Olson UT West Jordan 2023 OF 24.0 mph
^ Brooks Bell UT Mountain Crest 2024 OF 24.0 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Colton Bailey UT Copper Hills 2024 OF 24.6 mph
2 Jordan Jones UT Mountain Crest 2024 1B 24.2 mph
3 Grady Symonds UT Tooele 2025 SS 24.1 mph
4 Jordan Norwood UT Herriman 2024 1B 24.1 mph
5 Cooper Clark UT Ridgeline 2026 OF 23.4 mph
6 Brayden Olson UT West Jordan 2023 OF 23.3 mph
7 Cole Ehat UT American Fork 2024 OF 23.2 mph
8 Easton Goodliffe UT Bear River 2024 3B 22.8 mph
9 Brooks Bell UT Mountain Crest 2024 OF 22.8 mph
10 Andrew Nielsen UT Mountain Crest 2023 RHP 22.7 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 Gunnar Wolfe UT Layton 2023 3B 74.8 mph
2 Colton Bailey UT Copper Hills 2024 OF 74.6 mph
3 Cooper Clark UT Ridgeline 2026 OF 74.3 mph
4 Jordan Jones UT Mountain Crest 2024 1B 73.3 mph
5 Aiden Scheetz UT Orem 2023 SS 72.3 mph
6 Dylan Vea UT Copper Hills 2024 OF 71.1 mph
7 Krew Nelson UT Bountiful 2025 1B 69.8 mph
8 Andrew Nielsen UT Mountain Crest 2023 RHP 69.6 mph
9 Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 LHP 69.4 mph
10 Degan Rigby UT Bear River 2024 RHP 69.3 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 Brayden Olson UT West Jordan 2023 OF 27.9 g
2 Merrick Bostock UT Orem 2025 3B 25.9 g
3 Colton Bailey UT Copper Hills 2024 OF 25.4 g
4 Cole Ehat UT American Fork 2024 OF 24.5 g
5 Andrew Nielsen UT Mountain Crest 2023 RHP 22.9 g
6 Rylin Needham UT Mountain Crest 2025 RHP 22.7 g
7 Bubba (Jonathan) Ellis UT Brighton 2026 OF 22.1 g
8 Jordan Norwood UT Herriman 2024 1B 20.8 g
9 Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 LHP 20.2 g
10 Cooper Clark UT Ridgeline 2026 OF 20.1 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Brayden Olson UT West Jordan 2023 OF 24.0 g
2 Colton Bailey UT Copper Hills 2024 OF 21.9 g
3 Merrick Bostock UT Orem 2025 3B 19.5 g
4 Andrew Nielsen UT Mountain Crest 2023 RHP 18.5 g
5 Jordan Norwood UT Herriman 2024 1B 18.3 g
6 Cole Ehat UT American Fork 2024 OF 18.3 g
7 Cooper Clark UT Ridgeline 2026 OF 17.4 g
8 Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 LHP 17.0 g
9 Bubba (Jonathan) Ellis UT Brighton 2026 OF 16.7 g
10 Easton Goodliffe UT Bear River 2024 3B 15.4 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.

 

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