West Milwaukee Preseason I.D.: Blast Motion Board


By Andy Sroka
Illinois and Wisconsin Assistant Director

On Feb. 21, the PBR Wisconsin team hosted its second event of 2021, the West Milwaukee Preseason I.D., at STiKS Academy in Waukesha, Wis. This was an open event for all high school classes (2021-24), and gave our staff an ample look at the area's top players.

If you missed us in Waukesha, check out our showcase page to see when we’re in the neighborhood next.

On Monday, we published our biggest takeaways and highlights from Sunday’s showcase within our Quick Hits story. Tuesday, we started to analyze the statistical side of things, and we published the leaderboards from the traditional stats gathered here. On Thursday, with the help of our TrackMan unit, we dove a little deeper into the data to see what we could find.

And finally, today, we're assessing the Blast Motion data captured by the sensor worn by players during their round of batting practice. Check out the leaderboards below.

HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Charlie Jarvis WI Catholic Memorial 2022 C 27.30 mph
2 Noah Hoffman WI Brookfield Central 2022 2B 27.20 mph
3 Keegan Norton WI Greendale 2022 1B 26.70 mph
4 Fred Pierce Jr. WI Brookfield East 2022 3B 25.30 mph
5 Ryan Dummer WI Burlington 2024 C 24.90 mph
6 Tyler Umland WI Muskego 2023 OF 24.80 mph
7 Calvin Keesler WI Xavier 2022 OF 24.60 mph
^ Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 24.60 mph
8 Salvatore Zizzo WI Muskego 2022 C 24.50 mph
9 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 RHP 24.30 mph
10 Ty Sagedal WI Burlington 2022 3B 24.00 mph
^ Connor Harvie WI Waterford Union 2025 C 24.00 mph
11 Michael Kleinhans WI West Bend West 2022 SS 23.40 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Charlie Jarvis WI Catholic Memorial 2022 C 26.15 mph
^ Noah Hoffman WI Brookfield Central 2022 2B 26.15 mph
2 Keegan Norton WI Greendale 2022 1B 25.02 mph
3 Fred Pierce Jr. WI Brookfield East 2022 3B 24.39 mph
4 Tyler Umland WI Muskego 2023 OF 23.51 mph
5 Ryan Dummer WI Burlington 2024 C 23.40 mph
6 Salvatore Zizzo WI Muskego 2022 C 23.35 mph
7 Calvin Keesler WI Xavier 2022 OF 23.21 mph
8 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 RHP 23.06 mph
9 Ty Sagedal WI Burlington 2022 3B 22.96 mph
10 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 22.90 mph
11 Michael Kleinhans WI West Bend West 2022 SS 22.43 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 Kaiden Forsyth WI Oconomowoc 2022 RHP 75.25 mph
2 Calvin Keesler WI Xavier 2022 OF 74.19 mph
3 Charlie Jarvis WI Catholic Memorial 2022 C 73.70 mph
4 Keegan Norton WI Greendale 2022 1B 72.32 mph
5 Dylan Questad WI Waterford 2023 RHP 71.55 mph
6 Fred Pierce Jr. WI Brookfield East 2022 3B 71.35 mph
7 Alec Campbell WI Milton 2022 C 70.47 mph
8 Henry Haverty WI Marquette University 2022 1B 70.40 mph
9 Tyler Umland WI Muskego 2023 OF 69.34 mph
10 Michael Kleinhans WI West Bend West 2022 SS 68.51 mph
11 Brayden Pleau WI Kimberly 2023 2B 68.49 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 Tyler Umland WI Muskego 2023 OF 35.50 g
2 Fred Pierce Jr. WI Brookfield East 2022 3B 32.80 g
3 Charlie Jarvis WI Catholic Memorial 2022 C 30.80 g
4 Kaiden Forsyth WI Oconomowoc 2022 RHP 29.20 g
5 Landon Behringer WI North Fond du Lac 2022 OF 27.80 g
6 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 RHP 27.20 g
7 Noah Hoffman WI Brookfield Central 2022 2B 26.60 g
8 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 24.50 g
9 Ty Sagedal WI Burlington 2022 3B 23.00 g
10 Josh Bunyer WI Pewaukee 2023 C 22.40 g
11 Ryan Dummer WI Burlington 2024 C 21.60 g
12 Salvatore Zizzo WI Muskego 2022 C 20.80 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Tyler Umland WI Muskego 2023 OF 30.79 g
2 Fred Pierce Jr. WI Brookfield East 2022 3B 28.15 g
3 Noah Hoffman WI Brookfield Central 2022 2B 24.49 g
4 Charlie Jarvis WI Catholic Memorial 2022 C 24.43 g
5 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 RHP 24.22 g
6 Landon Behringer WI North Fond du Lac 2022 OF 23.82 g
7 Kaiden Forsyth WI Oconomowoc 2022 RHP 22.88 g
8 Josh Bunyer WI Pewaukee 2023 C 18.97 g
9 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 18.94 g
10 Michael Kleinhans WI West Bend West 2022 SS 17.79 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.

ON-PLANE EFFICIENCY PERCENTAGE

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff %
1 Gage Taylor WI Burlington 2022 SS 90 %
2 Heath Venne WI Muskego 2022 C 89 %
3 Bryan Seban WI Kettle Moraine Lutheran 2023 2B 88 %
4 Josh Bunyer WI Pewaukee 2023 C 86 %
5 Lucas Lendosky WI Fennimore 2023 LHP 86 %
6 Chandler Loveridge-Flores WI Badger 2022 SS 84 %
7 Henry Haverty WI Marquette University 2022 1B 84 %
8 Noah Hoffman WI Brookfield Central 2022 2B 83 %
9 Logan Neuroth WI Verona Area 2022 RHP 81 %
10 Alex Esser WI Wauwatosa East 2022 C 81 %
11 Issei Takahashi WI Arrowhead 2024 OF 80 %

On-Plane Efficiency: This metric measures the percentage of your swing that the sweet spot of the bat is considered to be On Plane. The reference plane is defined at the moment of impact. The percentage of your swing On Plane is determined by the amount of speed generated within that reference plane.

For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at Monday's showcaseCLICK HERE.

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