Hoosier Holiday: Blast Leaderboard


Phil Wade
Indiana Executive Director

Bat Speed

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.

Peak Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Canton Denney OH Fairmont 2023 C 83.0 mph
2 Vince Hoover IN Tipton 2024 1B 79.5 mph
3 Austin Knott IN Westfield 2023 OF 79.3 mph
4 Thomas Tratnyek IN Fort Wayne Carroll 2023 RHP 75.7 mph
5 Kyle Sams IN Union County 2024 RHP 75.4 mph

Average Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Vince Hoover IN Tipton 2024 1B 76.6 mph
2 Austin Knott IN Westfield 2023 OF 74.7 mph
3 Adam Sizemore IN Rushville Consolidated high school 2022 3B 72.5 mph
4 Gavin Collins IN Northridge High School 2023 OF 71.4 mph
5 Kyle Sams IN Union County 2024 RHP 71.4 mph

Hand Speed

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.

Peak Hand Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Vince Hoover IN Tipton 2024 1B 26.7 mph
2 Austin Knott IN Westfield 2023 OF 26.0 mph
3 Thomas Tratnyek IN Fort Wayne Carroll 2023 RHP 25.3 mph
^ Aidan Pearson IN John Adams 2024 LHP 25.3 mph
4 Tuff Elson IL Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 2023 3B 24.8 mph
5 Canton Denney OH Fairmont 2023 C 24.6 mph

Average Hand Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Vince Hoover IN Tipton 2024 1B 24.8 mph
2 Canton Denney OH Fairmont 2023 C 23.4 mph
3 Austin Knott IN Westfield 2023 OF 23.2 mph
4 Aidan Pearson IN John Adams 2024 LHP 23.1 mph
5 Tristan Huffman KY Eastern 2023 OF 22.5 mph

Rotational Acceleration

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. 

Max Rotational Acceleration

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Logan Drook IN Centerville 2022 OF 25.1 g
2 Thomas Tratnyek IN Fort Wayne Carroll 2023 RHP 24.9 g
3 Levi Wade KY Oldham County High School 2024 SS 23.8 g
4 Ethan Loy IN Shenandoah 2024 2B 23.5 g
5 Austin Knott IN Westfield 2023 OF 22.9 g

Average Rotational Acceleration

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Max Bond IN Zionsville 2023 C 18.6 g
2 Logan Drook IN Centerville 2022 OF 18.6 g
3 Austin Knott IN Westfield 2023 OF 18.0 g
4 Thomas Tratnyek IN Fort Wayne Carroll 2023 RHP 18.0 g
5 Ethan Loy IN Shenandoah 2024 2B 16.4 g

 

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