Southeast Senior Games: Blast Motion Board


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

The 2nd annual Southeast Senior Games took place on Monday, July 25th at LakePoint Sports in Emerson, GA. This event kicked off the busiest recruiting week of the summer for college coaches as it led directly into the PBR Future Games and PBR Junior Future Games. What was a six team event a year ago, has expanded to include eight teams and feature over 140 uncommitted prospects from 10 different states.

To see which players attended, as well as all of the statistics from this event, click HERE.

We recently rolled out the Stat Story  from this event, highlighting which players found themselves atop the leaderboards from this event. We then dove deep into the data, looking at the pitching metrics and batted ball numbers from this even inside our TrackMan Files piece.

Today, with the help of our Blast Motion sensors, we're analyzing the swing metrics measured from Tuesday's invite-only event.

Hand Speed (Peak & Average)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Gavin Dicks FL Lake Wales 2023 LHP 29.1 mph
2 Brandon Bannerman NC Heide Trask 2023 OF 26.5 mph
3 Gabe Young AL Mountain Brook 2023 OF 25.9 mph
4 Kasen Parks KY Henry Clay 2023 SS 25.4 mph
5 Zach Sims KY McCracken County 2023 LHP 25.3 mph
6 Austin Robinson GA South Paulding 2023 OF 25.2 mph
7 Andrew Gaughan TN Father Ryan 2023 OF 25.1 mph
8 Tyler Dushane GA Buford 2023 OF 24.6 mph
9 Tad Brooks FL Calvary Christian 2023 3B 24.5 mph
10 Mack Whitcomb TN Baylor 2023 C 24.4 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Brandon Bannerman NC Heide Trask 2023 OF 24.9 mph
2 Gabe Young AL Mountain Brook 2023 OF 24.9 mph
3 Austin Robinson GA South Paulding 2023 OF 24.4 mph
4 Gavin Dicks FL Lake Wales 2023 LHP 24.0 mph
5 Zach Sims KY McCracken County 2023 LHP 23.8 mph
6 ASHTON BLAIR KY Bethlehem 2023 3B 23.4 mph
7 Andrew Gaughan TN Father Ryan 2023 OF 23.4 mph
8 Tad Brooks FL Calvary Christian 2023 3B 23.2 mph
9 Kasen Parks KY Henry Clay 2023 SS 23.2 mph
10 Will Lafferty KY Lawrence county 2023 SS 23.0 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 Kasen Parks KY Henry Clay 2023 SS 79.1 mph
2 Ashton Siwald MD Queen Annes County 2023 C 76.5 mph
3 Austin Robinson GA South Paulding 2023 OF 75.8 mph
4 Tad Brooks FL Calvary Christian 2023 3B 75.4 mph
5 Andrew Gaughan TN Father Ryan 2023 OF 75.3 mph
6 Mason Steele AL Headland 2023 OF 74.2 mph
7 Daniel Mason McAlarnis KY Perry County Central 2023 1B 73.9 mph
8 Gabe Young AL Mountain Brook 2023 OF 73.8 mph
9 Joseph Cable GA River Ridge 2023 C 73.5 mph
10 Daniel McGinnis VA Alexandria City 2023 3B 73.1 mph

Bat SpeedThe 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 Brandon Bannerman NC Heide Trask 2023 OF 35.1 g
2 Mack Whitcomb TN Baylor 2023 C 34.8 g
3 Cole Eison GA Alexander 2023 OF 33.6 g
4 Caleb Coffey TN Father Ryan 2023 OF 29.0 g
5 Tad Brooks FL Calvary Christian 2023 3B 28.7 g
6 Will Lafferty KY Lawrence county 2023 SS 28.5 g
7 Braden Pingel KY Calloway County 2023 OF 27.9 g
8 Joseph Cable GA River Ridge 2023 C 27.3 g
9 Austin Robinson GA South Paulding 2023 OF 26.8 g
10 Scott Kendrick KY Paul Laurence Dunbar 2023 OF 26.5 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Brandon Bannerman NC Heide Trask 2023 OF 30.4 g
2 Mack Whitcomb TN Baylor 2023 C 29.1 g
3 Cole Eison GA Alexander 2023 OF 25.4 g
4 Will Lafferty KY Lawrence county 2023 SS 24.2 g
5 Tad Brooks FL Calvary Christian 2023 3B 24.2 g
6 Joseph Cable GA River Ridge 2023 C 23.8 g
7 Braden Pingel KY Calloway County 2023 OF 23.1 g
8 Hutson Miles TN Goodpasture Christian 2023 2B 22.9 g
9 Kyle Moshier NC Asheville 2023 SS 21.3 g
10 Caleb Coffey TN Father Ryan 2023 OF 20.5 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.

For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at this showcase, CLICK HERE.

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