North Alabama Preseason All-State: Blast Board


PBR Alabama Staff

The North Alabama Preseason All-State was held this past Sunday, January 16th at the Hartselle High School Indoor Facility in Hartselle, AL. This event consisted of some of the top players ranging from the classes of 2022-2025. These players went through an extended pro-style workout and took batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion sensors. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated bullpens and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit. 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.

We continue our post-event coverage today by taking a look at those players that posted some of the best metrics using our Blast Motion sensors during batting practice.. Please continue to check back over the next few weeks as we will release individual scouting reports on each player present at the event. 

 

Hand Speed (Peak & Average)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Javen Hunter AL Clay Chalkville 2022 SS 25.0 mph
2 Lawson Williams AL Hartselle 2024 1B 24.1 mph
3 Nolan Daversa AL Madison County 2023 3B 23.7 mph
4 Peyton Steele AL Hartselle 2024 3B 23.3 mph
5 Brant Stringer AL Hartselle 2023 1B 23.2 mph
6 Jack Buening AL Sparkman 2023 OF 23.2 mph
7 Mason Billions AL Ardmore 2022 1B 23.2 mph
8 William Perry AL Pell City 2024 OF 22.9 mph
9 Charles Harbin AL New Hope 2024 C 22.8 mph
10 Payton Purser AL Hamilton 2024 3B 22.8 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Hugh Windle AL Westbrook Christian 2023 SS 27.2 mph
2 Javen Hunter AL Clay Chalkville 2022 SS 26.9 mph
3 Lawson Williams AL Hartselle 2024 1B 25.6 mph
4 Mason Billions AL Ardmore 2022 1B 25.4 mph
^ Peyton Steele AL Hartselle 2024 3B 25.4 mph
5 Jack Buening AL Sparkman 2023 OF 25.2 mph
6 Charles Harbin AL New Hope 2024 C 24.9 mph
7 Payton Purser AL Hamilton 2024 3B 24.6 mph
^ Nolan Daversa AL Madison County 2023 3B 24.6 mph
8 Brant Stringer AL Hartselle 2023 1B 24.4 mph
9 Hayden Greer AL John Carroll Catholic 2024 OF 24.1 mph
10 Max Hanson AL Piedmont 2023 OF 23.9 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 Javen Hunter AL Clay Chalkville 2022 SS 76.0 mph
2 Carter Wells AL Sparkman 2023 RHP 75.9 mph
3 Hayden Greer AL John Carroll Catholic 2024 OF 74.5 mph
4 Peyton Steele AL Hartselle 2024 3B 73.5 mph
5 RJ Hamilton AL Hoover 2023 SS 72.6 mph
6 Brant Stringer AL Hartselle 2023 1B 72.1 mph
7 Chase Cartron AL Huntsville 2024 1B 71.9 mph
8 Evan Smallwood AL Spain Park 2023 SS 71.9 mph
9 Nolan Daversa AL Madison County 2023 3B 71.8 mph
10 Cade Miles AL Hartselle 2024 2B 71.6 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 (avg)
1 Chris Walker AL Sparkman 2023 OF 26.1 g
2 Judson Collins AL Hartselle 2024 RHP 23.6 g
3 RJ Hamilton AL Hoover 2023 SS 22.6 g
4 Lawson Williams AL Hartselle 2024 1B 22.6 g
5 Jack Buening AL Sparkman 2023 OF 22.3 g
6 Seth Johnson AL Alexandria 2023 2B 22.2 g
7 William Perry AL Pell City 2024 OF 22.1 g
8 Josey Williamson AL Hartselle 2024 SS 22.0 g
9 Nolan Daversa AL Madison County 2023 3B 21.5 g
10 Peyton Steele AL Hartselle 2024 3B 21.3 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Chris Walker AL Sparkman 2023 OF 31.2 g
2 Lawson Williams AL Hartselle 2024 1B 29.3 g
3 Seth Johnson AL Alexandria 2023 2B 28.1 g
4 Judson Collins AL Hartselle 2024 RHP 27.0 g
^ Javen Hunter AL Clay Chalkville 2022 SS 27.0 g
5 Josey Williamson AL Hartselle 2024 SS 26.9 g
6 Jack Buening AL Sparkman 2023 OF 26.8 g
7 RJ Hamilton AL Hoover 2023 SS 26.2 g
8 Nolan Daversa AL Madison County 2023 3B 25.5 g
9 Peyton Steele AL Hartselle 2024 3B 25.2 g
10 Nic Telepun AL Hartselle 2023 C 24.2 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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