Prep Baseball Report

Preseason ID Northwest Arkansas Blast Breakdown

At every one of our events each player receives their blast data recorded and put in their profile. The blast metrics from our Preseason ID last Saturday are listed below.


Hand Speed: Peak Hand Speed is 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: Bat Speed is 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.
Plane Efficiency:  Measures the percentage of your swing where the bat is on the swing plane. Your vertical bat angle at contact establishes the plane for that swing. Plane is a great indicator for making more consistent contact on the barrel of the bat.
Rotational Acceleration: Rotation measures how quickly your bat accelerates into the swing plane. Rotation is a good indicator of how you build bat speed by sequencing properly vs. pulling the bat with your hands. The quicker your rotational acceleration, the more power you will have and the more time you have to make a decision at the plate.


Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Hunter Kaplan AR Catholic 2024 C 26.2 mph
2 Lucas Jackson AR Southside 2023 C 24.6 mph
3 Charlie Graves AR Fayetteville 2025 OF 24.5 mph
4 Robert Beland AR Southside 2023 OF 24.4 mph
5 Will Gordon AR Fayetteville 2025 RHP 22.9 mph
6 Nash Jeffus AR Har-Ber 2025 OF 22.3 mph
7 Bennett Crafton AR Rogers Heritage 2024 OF 22.2 mph
8 Dylan Herriage AR Ozark 2023 SS 21.6 mph
9 Bryce Suiter AR Bentonville West 2024 RHP 21.3 mph
10 Ben Arnold AR Bentonville West 2025 OF 21.2 mph

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