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Utah All-State Games: Blast Leaderboards


Jeff Scholzen
Utah Scouting Director

ABOUT BLAST MOTION:

One of the most important tools Prep Baseball Report implements 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. Today we take a look at the leaderboards from the Utah All-State Games, that were held on November 21, 2021 at Snow Canyon HS in St. George, UT.

Average 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 (avg)
1 Sawyer Slade UT Orem 2023 C 81.3 mph
2 Drake Piersall UT Riverton 2024 3B 78.6 mph
3 Payton Gubler UT Desert Hills 2022 SS 78.1 mph
4 Ryder Mathis UT Hillcrest 2022 C 77.8 mph
5 Jacob Faust UT Olympus 2023 OF 77.4 mph
6 Devan Harmer UT Clearfield 2022 OF 74.9 mph
7 Carter Perry UT Jordan 2023 C 73.7 mph
8 Kaden Hodson UT Lone Peak 2023 3B 73.5 mph
9 Tualau Wolfgramm UT Pleasant Grove 2024 C 73.1 mph
10 Logan Penland UT Fremont 2024 SS 72.5 mph

Max Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Payton Gubler UT Desert Hills 2022 SS 84.9 mph
2 Sawyer Slade UT Orem 2023 C 84.4 mph
3 Devan Harmer UT Clearfield 2022 OF 80.7 mph
^ Drake Piersall UT Riverton 2024 3B 80.7 mph
4 Jacob Faust UT Olympus 2023 OF 79.3 mph
^ Ryder Mathis UT Hillcrest 2022 C 79.3 mph
5 Gabe Perkins UT Juan Diego 2022 3B 77.9 mph
6 Brexten Starley UT Crimson Cliffs 2023 C 77.3 mph
7 Logan Penland UT Fremont 2024 SS 76.7 mph
8 Carter Perry UT Jordan 2023 C 75.8 mph
9 Kaden Hodson UT Lone Peak 2023 3B 75.2 mph
^ Crew Schenk UT Skyridge 2023 RHP 75.2 mph
10 Jonny Hatch UT Bingham 2022 3B 74.9 mph
11 Tualau Wolfgramm UT Pleasant Grove 2024 C 74.8 mph
12 Easton Hicks UT Riverton 2024 OF 74.1 mph
^ Hagen Bowen UT Tooele 2022 OF 74.1 mph
13 Naulivou Lauaki Jr. UT Springville 2024 3B 73.7 mph
14 Cole DeCastro UT Desert Hills 2023 SS 73.6 mph
^ Grant Scholzen UT Hurricane 2023 SS 73.6 mph
15 Conner Bancroft UT Pleasant Grove 2022 SS 73.5 mph

Average 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 (avg)
1 Easton Hicks UT Riverton 2024 OF 23.3 g
2 Jaxon Fox UT Cottonwood 2024 C 22.1 g
3 Boston Vest UT Dixie 2024 SS 21.6 g
4 Drake Piersall UT Riverton 2024 3B 21.3 g
5 Tualau Wolfgramm UT Pleasant Grove 2024 C 21.1 g
6 Cole DeCastro UT Desert Hills 2023 SS 21.0 g
7 Sawyer Slade UT Orem 2023 C 19.8 g
8 RJ Wilson UT Pleasant Grove 2025 SS 19.2 g
9 Tyler West UT Crimson Cliffs 2024 OF 19.1 g
10 Matthew Hazzard UT Cedar 2023 LHP 18.8 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 RJ Wilson UT Pleasant Grove 2025 SS 87 %
2 Matthew Hazzard UT Cedar 2023 LHP 86 %
3 Jacob Faust UT Olympus 2023 OF 80 %
^ Trey Jacobsen UT Canyon View 2023 2B 80 %
4 Grant Scholzen UT Hurricane 2023 SS 79 %
5 Tualau Wolfgramm UT Pleasant Grove 2024 C 78 %
6 Tyler West UT Crimson Cliffs 2024 OF 78 %
7 Crew Secrist UT Snow Canyon 2024 SS 78 %
8 Hagen Bowen UT Tooele 2022 OF 75 %
9 Landon Day UT Farmington 2022 3B 73 %
10 Drew Beck UT Bountiful 2022 OF 71 %

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