South Alabama Select: Blast Motion Board


PBR Alabama Staff

BAY MINETTE, AL - The South Alabama Select was held on Sunday, September 25th at Coastal Alabama CC - South in Bay Minette, AL. This event was an open event that consisted of prospects from the 2023-2026 classes. These players went through extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion, participated in defensive evaluations, ran the 60 yard-dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated outings during gameplay and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. 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.

Continuing off our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look back at some of the leaders from Blast Motion recorded from the showcase. Please continue to check back over the next week, as we will release individual scouting reports on each player present at the event. 

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HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 CJ Lowery AL Madison Academy 2023 OF 26.9 mph
2 Charlie Jones AL Oneonta 2023 3B 26.8 mph
3 Jack Malone AL Bayshore Christian 2025 C 25.2 mph
4 Trace Barlok AL Hewitt Trussville 2024 C 24.7 mph
5 Gavin Hunter AL Trinity Presbyterian 2025 1B 24.0 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 CJ Lowery AL Madison Academy 2023 OF 24.5 mph
2 Jack Malone AL Bayshore Christian 2025 C 24.3 mph
3 Charlie Jones AL Oneonta 2023 3B 23.7 mph
4 Mikey Vanderheyden AL Enterprise 2025 C 23.2 mph
5 Gavin Hunter AL Trinity Presbyterian 2025 1B 22.8 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 Gavin Hunter AL Trinity Presbyterian 2025 1B 70.7 mph
2 Edward Mcleod Jr. AL St. Paul's 2025 3B 69.5 mph
3 Charlie Jones AL Oneonta 2023 3B 69.5 mph
4 Austin Beck AL Greenville 2025 1B 68.8 mph
5 Easton Kleyn AL Gardendale 2024 C 68.2 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 CJ Lowery AL Madison Academy 2023 OF 28.2 g
2 Holden Redding AL Faith Academy 2024 OF 23.1 g
3 Mikey Vanderheyden AL Enterprise 2025 C 22.6 g
4 Trace Barlok AL Hewitt Trussville 2024 C 22.0 g
5 Riley Malone AL Bayshore Christian 2023 2B 21.7 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 CJ Lowery AL Madison Academy 2023 OF 22.9 g
2 Holden Redding AL Faith Academy 2024 OF 20.2 g
3 Riley Malone AL Bayshore Christian 2023 2B 17.9 g
4 Trace Barlok AL Hewitt Trussville 2024 C 17.4 g
5 Mikey Vanderheyden AL Enterprise 2025 C 17.3 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.

 

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