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Utah Preseason ID: 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 Preseason ID, which was held on February 12, 2022 at the Utah Sports Academy in Riverton, 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 Chris Billings UT Lone Peak 2022 LHP 78.9 mph
2 Josh Heaton UT Lone Peak 2023 LHP 75.8 mph
3 Devan Harmer UT Clearfield 2022 OF 75.7 mph
4 Dalyn Ellison UT Herriman 2024 1B 74.7 mph
5 Nolan Miller UT Salem Hills 2023 OF 74.5 mph

Max Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Josh Heaton UT Lone Peak 2023 LHP 81.7 mph
2 Chris Billings UT Lone Peak 2022 LHP 80.6 mph
3 Nolan Miller UT Salem Hills 2023 OF 79.3 mph
4 Devan Harmer UT Clearfield 2022 OF 78.0 mph
5 Dalyn Ellison UT Herriman 2024 1B 77.8 mph

Max Hand Speed

* Professional MLB: 23 - 29 mph
* Minor League MiLB: 22 - 28 mph
* College: 21 - 27 mph
* High School Varsity: 20 - 26 mph
* High School Junior Varsity: 19 - 25 mph
* Middle School: 18 - 24 mph
* Youth: 17 - 23 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Nolan Miller UT Salem Hills 2023 OF 29.0 mph
2 Chris Billings UT Lone Peak 2022 LHP 27.6 mph
^ Dalyn Ellison UT Herriman 2024 1B 27.6 mph
^ Crew Erickson UT Wasatch 2023 OF 27.6 mph
3 Noah Bird UT Skyridge 2025 3B 27.1 mph
4 Tanner Walkenhorst UT Lone Peak 2024 1B 26.7 mph
5 Josh Heaton UT Lone Peak 2023 LHP 25.4 mph

Avg Hand Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Nolan Miller UT Salem Hills 2023 OF 27.3 mph
2 Chris Billings UT Lone Peak 2022 LHP 26.6 mph
3 Crew Erickson UT Wasatch 2023 OF 26.4 mph
4 Dalyn Ellison UT Herriman 2024 1B 25.4 mph
5 Tanner Walkenhorst UT Lone Peak 2024 1B 25.4 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 Chris Billings UT Lone Peak 2022 LHP 20.2 g
2 Crew Erickson UT Wasatch 2023 OF 18.6 g
3 Josh Heaton UT Lone Peak 2023 LHP 18.5 g
4 Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 LHP 17.8 g
5 Carter Turley UT Brighton 2025 C 17.6 g

Max Rotational Acceleration

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Josh Heaton UT Lone Peak 2023 LHP 24.8 g
2 Chris Billings UT Lone Peak 2022 LHP 24.4 g
3 Crew Erickson UT Wasatch 2023 OF 23.0 g
4 Carter Turley UT Brighton 2025 C 22.5 g
5 Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 LHP 22.0 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 Camden Clark UT Lone Peak 2024 RHP 89 %
2 Dylan Treend UT East 2025 3B 88 %
3 Trey Robinson UT Lone Peak 2024 OF 87 %
4 Braxton Hermansen UT Herriman 2023 OF 84 %
5 Brayden Petersen UT Westlake 2024 SS 84 %

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