Mississippi Fall ID's: Data Dive, Position Players
October 3, 2023
The PBR Mississippi staff hosted both the North Mississippi Fall ID and South Mississippi Fall ID as key identifiers for the fall. These events featured some of the top talent from across the state in the 2024-2027 classes, and it provided our staff with an in-depth look at some high-follow players as we inch closer to the spring season.
Inside today’s positional players data dive we will highlight the players with top metrics per Trackman, Blast and Swift Performance.
Today, we will take an even closer look at the position players in attendance with the help of our tech partners, broken down by the categories and leaderboards below.
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SYNCRO ATHLETIC TESTING
Traditionally, the 60-yard dash has been the in-event standard to help measure a player's speed tool. While the measurement still has its utility, the 10-yard split has started to become more and more applicable in determining the player's burst and reaction time in-game, whether that's in the outfield or on the basepaths.
EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)
|Rank||Name||State||School||Class||Pos||Exit Velocity (max)|
|1||Carson Schmelzer||MS||Oxford||2024||1B||98.7 mph|
|2||Tinnin Potts||MS||Clinton||2025||3B||97.0 mph|
|3||Nicholas Arnold||MS||Madison Ridgeland Academy||2024||OF||96.0 mph|
|4||Ethan Carter||MS||Desoto Central||2025||2B||95.3 mph|
|5||Houston Morgan||MS||Lafayette||2024||2B||94.2 mph|
EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)
|Rank||Name||State||School||Class||Pos||Exit Velocity (avg)|
|1||Carson Schmelzer||MS||Oxford||2024||1B||93.5 mph|
|2||Ethan Carter||MS||Desoto Central||2025||2B||90.6 mph|
|3||Nelson Barthel||MS||Northwest Rankin||2026||C||88.5 mph|
|4||Tinnin Potts||MS||Clinton||2025||3B||87.9 mph|
|5||Dalton Stripling||MS||Heritage Academy||2025||SS||87.5 mph|
Exit Velocity: This metric measures the speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.
BATTED BALL DISTANCE (MAX)
|1||Justin San Miguel||MS||Resurrection Catholic||2026||SS||354 ft|
|2||Houston Morgan||MS||Lafayette||2024||2B||353 ft|
|3||Stephen Hutchison||MS||Saint Stanislaus||2025||3B||347 ft|
|4||Brett Whitten||MS||NorthPoint Christian||2024||1B||345 ft|
|5||Camden Armon||MS||Ridgeland||2025||3B||339 ft|
|Rank||Name||State||School||Class||Pos||Sweet Spot %|
|1||Foster Pittman||TN||Collierville||2025||OF||100 %|
|^||Owen Bellanger||MS||Gulfport||2025||C||100 %|
|2||Drew Busby||MS||Lewisburg||2024||SS||87 %|
|3||Camryn Hankins||MS||Senatobia||2026||1B||85 %|
|4||Payton Smith||MS||George County||2027||RHP||80 %|
|5||Brannon Hill||MS||Winona Christian||2025||C||77 %|
Sweet Spot percentage: This metric is determined by how often the player produces a batted ball during the session with a launch angle between 8 to 32 degrees.
HAND SPEED (AVG.)
|Rank||Name||State||School||Class||Pos||Hand Speed (avg)|
|1||Ethan Wright||MS||Independence||2024||2B||24.5 mph|
|2||Nicholas Arnold||MS||Madison Ridgeland Academy||2024||OF||23.1 mph|
|3||Brett Whitten||MS||NorthPoint Christian||2024||1B||22.9 mph|
|4||Ethan Carter||MS||Desoto Central||2025||2B||22.7 mph|
|5||Jackson Howell||MS||Amory||2025||LHP||22.3 mph|
Hand Speed: The observed 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 (AVG.)
|Rank||Name||State||School||Class||Pos||Bat Speed (avg)|
|1||Carson Schmelzer||MS||Oxford||2024||1B||77.4 mph|
|2||Brody Roberts||MS||Manchester Academy||2025||RHP||76.2 mph|
|3||Brett Whitten||MS||NorthPoint Christian||2024||1B||75.4 mph|
|4||Dalton Stripling||MS||Heritage Academy||2025||SS||75.2 mph|
|5||Nicholas Arnold||MS||Madison Ridgeland Academy||2024||OF||74.0 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 (AVG.)
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.
top edge scores
The Edge Score is a comprehensive score out of 100 that takes the core-six visual skills into account, providing athletes, parents, coaches and scouts with a benchmark number for assessing an athlete’s overall visual ability. In general the higher the Edge Score, the higher chance of athletic success. Think of the Edge Score as the 'Sixth Metric' in the standard Five-Tools that make up a ball player.
The average Edge Score for the 2020 MLB Draft Class was 79.3 (of hitters who completed a Vizual Edge test). MLB players we've worked with typically show stronger scores, with elite hitters scoring consistently above 87.0 on their Edge Score.
|2023 Southeast Senior Games||10/7-10/8||Choccolocco Park & Jacksonville State University|
|2023 AL/MS Border Battle||10/14||Northeast Mississippi CC - Booneville, MS|
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