Kenosha Preseason ID: Blast Motion Board


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Sunday, Jan. 30, the PBR Wisconsin team kicked off the 2022 winter showcase circuit with the annual Kenosha Preseason ID showcase at Fielder’s Choice Training Facility in Kenosha, Wis. Nearly 40 players made it out to this event, providing us with updated looks and a new list of players to follow in Wisconsin, as well as a handful of players from just over the Illinois border.

Earlier this week we published Quick Hits highlighting the top prospects of the event by class. We also rolled out a Statistical Analysis, bringing you a quick statistical analysis of those that participated in the event. We then dove deep into the data, looking at the pitch metrics and batted ball numbers from this event inside our TrackMan Files piece.

Today, with the help of our Blast Motion sensors, we're analyzing the swing metrics measured at Sunday's event.

Hand Speed (Peak & Average)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Dylan Feldkamp IL Antioch 2024 RHP 25.5 mph
2 John Perugini WI St. Catherine's 2023 OF 24.6 mph
3 Jack Olson IL Antioch 2024 RHP 24.3 mph
4 Leo Koenig WI Edgewood 2023 C 24.1 mph
5 Zachary Pyles IL Warren 2024 1B 23.7 mph
^ Vincent Sacchetti IL Antioch 2023 SS 23.7 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Dylan Feldkamp IL Antioch 2024 RHP 24.3 mph
2 John Perugini WI St. Catherine's 2023 OF 24.0 mph
3 Leo Koenig WI Edgewood 2023 C 23.1 mph
4 Jack Olson IL Antioch 2024 RHP 23.1 mph
5 Vincent Sacchetti IL Antioch 2023 SS 22.6 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 Jack Olson IL Antioch 2024 RHP 72.3 mph
2 Zachary Pyles IL Warren 2024 1B 70.6 mph
3 John Perugini WI St. Catherine's 2023 OF 69.6 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 John Perugini WI St. Catherine's 2023 OF 26.3 g
2 Dean Moore WI J.I. Case 2024 2B 24.1 g
3 Nolan Brozyna WI Madison West 2023 SS 23.7 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 John Perugini WI St. Catherine's 2023 OF 23.2 g
2 Zachary Pyles IL Warren 2024 1B 20.2 g
3 Hayden Jamison WI Union Grove 2024 C 20.1 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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