Prep Baseball Report

South Alabama Select: Blast Motion Board


PBR Alabama Staff

MOBILE, AL - The South Alabama Select was held on Sunday, September 24th at the Archbishop Lipscomb Athletic Complex in Mobile, AL. This was an open event that consisted of prospects in the 2024-2028 classes. These players went through a pro-style workout and took batting practice using Trackman to record hitting metrics. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated bullpens and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. To see full statistics gathered from the event, CLICK HERE. 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.

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

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HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Will Langston AL Vestavia Hills 2025 C 25.0 mph
^ Cole Patrick AL McGill Toolen Catholic 2024 1B 25.0 mph
2 Chase Vaznaian AL Charles Henderson 2026 3B 23.4 mph
3 Ethan Hilpert AL McGill Toolen 2025 SS 23.3 mph
4 Mason Arceneaux AL Mobile Christian 2027 OF 23.0 mph
5 Evan Daigle AL McGill Toolen 2028 1B 22.6 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Will Langston AL Vestavia Hills 2025 C 23.0 mph
2 Ethan Hilpert AL McGill Toolen 2025 SS 22.3 mph
3 Cole Patrick AL McGill Toolen Catholic 2024 1B 21.7 mph
4 Chase Vaznaian AL Charles Henderson 2026 3B 21.6 mph
5 Brady Coleman AL Satsuma 2025 3B 21.4 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 Aden Catledge AL Citronelle 2024 3B 72.4 mph
2 Bradley Jackson AL Murphy 2024 OF 70.1 mph
3 Brady Coleman AL Satsuma 2025 3B 68.8 mph
4 Cole Patrick AL McGill Toolen Catholic 2024 1B 68.7 mph
5 Will Langston AL Vestavia Hills 2025 C 68.6 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 Evan Daigle AL McGill Toolen 2028 1B 26.6 g
2 Bradley Jackson AL Murphy 2024 OF 25.5 g
3 Brisyn Driskell AL Baker 2028 SS 22.8 g
4 Samuel Elleard AL Spanish Fort 2026 OF 20.3 g
5 Banks McDonald AL McGill Toolen 2028 OF 19.9 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Evan Daigle AL McGill Toolen 2028 1B 23.4 g
2 Bradley Jackson AL Murphy 2024 OF 18.4 g
3 Samuel Elleard AL Spanish Fort 2026 OF 16.9 g
4 Brisyn Driskell AL Baker 2028 SS 16.4 g
5 Aden Catledge AL Citronelle 2024 3B 16.1 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.

 

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