Mississippi Fall ID: Blast Motion Board


Colin Chamblin
Manager, Deep South Operations

Pearl, MS - The Mississippi Fall ID was held on October 15th at Trustmark Park in Pearl, MS. 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 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. 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 Saturday.

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 Calvin Robinson MS Northwest Rankin 2024 LHP 23.7 mph
2 Jackson Howard MS Columbus Christian 2023 RHP 23.5 mph
3 Tristan Hendrix MS Hatley 2025 RHP 23.2 mph
4 John Michael Harwood MS Saltillo 2025 RHP 23.0 mph
^ Dowe McGowan MS Amory 2024 1B 23.0 mph
5 Trey Williamson MS Winston Academy 2023 1B 22.8 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Jackson Howard MS Columbus Christian 2023 RHP 23.1 mph
2 Dowe McGowan MS Amory 2024 1B 22.0 mph
3 Tristan Hendrix MS Hatley 2025 RHP 21.9 mph
4 Calvin Robinson MS Northwest Rankin 2024 LHP 21.8 mph
5 John Michael Harwood MS Saltillo 2025 RHP 21.3 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 Jackson Howard MS Columbus Christian 2023 RHP 75.3 mph
2 Calvin Robinson MS Northwest Rankin 2024 LHP 73.4 mph
3 John Michael Harwood MS Saltillo 2025 RHP 69.8 mph
4 Trey Williamson MS Winston Academy 2023 1B 69.0 mph
5 Adyn Westmoreland MS Heritage Academy 2025 OF 67.8 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 Trey Williamson MS Winston Academy 2023 1B 28.1 g
2 Calvin Robinson MS Northwest Rankin 2024 LHP 24.9 g
3 Adyn Westmoreland MS Heritage Academy 2025 OF 24.3 g
4 Jackson Howard MS Columbus Christian 2023 RHP 21.0 g
^ John Michael Harwood MS Saltillo 2025 RHP 21.0 g
5 Dowe McGowan MS Amory 2024 1B 20.5 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Trey Williamson MS Winston Academy 2023 1B 20.5 g
2 John Michael Harwood MS Saltillo 2025 RHP 18.7 g
3 Jackson Howard MS Columbus Christian 2023 RHP 18.7 g
4 Adyn Westmoreland MS Heritage Academy 2025 OF 18.5 g
5 Calvin Robinson MS Northwest Rankin 2024 LHP 18.3 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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Upcoming Events

SHOWCASE DATE LOCATION
AL/MS Border Battle (Invite-Only) 10/29 Northeast Mississippi CC (Booneville, MS)
Unsigned Senior Showcase 11/12 Pearl River CC (Poplarville, MS)

 

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