Preseason All-State: Blast Analytics


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

The Preseason All State Showcase took place on Sunday Jan. 30th at the P27 Baseball Performance Center along with Lexington Ballpark in Lexington, South Carolina. Prospects from the event came from around the Palmetto state on what turned out to be a wonderful winter afternoon.  

A premier event for premier talent in South Carolina, we have seen a lot of very talented prospects workout at this event prior to their spring season.  Coming off each individual player's preseason workout, this event tends to see players blow up their numbers, giving coaches and scouts a reason to take notice as they prep their spring schedules for evaluation. 

The event began with pitcher bullpens with each pitch tracked by Trackman, along with Pitch AI.  A pro-style workout for all the position players followed that included the 60 yard dash, BP with TrackMan ball flight analysis, and a defensive evaluation. 

Below we will look at Offensive statistics and leaderboards for the event.

 

CLICK HERE to see full stats and roster

 

BLAST LEADERBOARD

 

 

Max Peak Hand Speed (mph)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 J.R. Struk SC Oceanside Collegiate 2025 SS 25.1 mph
^ Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 25.1 mph
2 Shemar Simes SC Darlington 2023 RHP 24.7 mph
3 Ben Rehkow SC South Pointe 2022 RHP 24.3 mph
4 Ethan Clinton SC Clover 2022 1B 24.1 mph
5 Parker Winfield SC South Florence 2022 OF 23.9 mph
6 Trevor Testerman SC Catawba Ridge 2022 OF 23.7 mph
7 Austin Howard SC Florence Christian 2023 C 23.6 mph
8 Jack Coletti SC Chapin 2024 2B 23.5 mph
9 Briggs Richards SC Palmetto 2022 C 23.4 mph
10 Landon Kahl SC Dutch Fork 2023 1B 23.3 mph
^ Cooper Queen SC York Comprehensive 2024 LHP 23.3 mph

Average Peak Hand Speed (mph)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 23.7 mph
2 Shemar Simes SC Darlington 2023 RHP 23.2 mph
3 Parker Winfield SC South Florence 2022 OF 23.1 mph
4 Ben Rehkow SC South Pointe 2022 RHP 23.1 mph
5 Trevor Testerman SC Catawba Ridge 2022 OF 22.9 mph
6 Jack Coletti SC Chapin 2024 2B 22.7 mph
7 J.R. Struk SC Oceanside Collegiate 2025 SS 22.6 mph
8 Landon Kahl SC Dutch Fork 2023 1B 22.2 mph
9 Austin Howard SC Florence Christian 2023 C 22.1 mph
10 Ty Stanford SC Boiling Springs 2023 OF 22.1 mph

Max Peak Bat Speed (mph)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Landon Kahl SC Dutch Fork 2023 1B 81.3 mph
2 Cooper Queen SC York Comprehensive 2024 LHP 79.2 mph
3 Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 78.0 mph
4 Shemar Simes SC Darlington 2023 RHP 77.7 mph
5 Drake Amick SC P27 2023 C 77.2 mph
6 Ben Rehkow SC South Pointe 2022 RHP 77.1 mph
7 Briggs Richards SC Palmetto 2022 C 76.5 mph
^ Bryce Coulter SC Sumter 2023 76.5 mph
8 Parker Winfield SC South Florence 2022 OF 75.2 mph
9 Caleb Gipson SC Dreher 2023 3B 74.8 mph
10 Andrew Stephens SC AC Flora 2022 OF 73.8 mph

Average Bat Speed (mph)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Landon Kahl SC Dutch Fork 2023 1B 74.4 mph
2 Ben Rehkow SC South Pointe 2022 RHP 74.1 mph
3 Drake Amick SC P27 2023 C 73.8 mph
4 Bryce Coulter SC Sumter 2023 73.6 mph
5 Briggs Richards SC Palmetto 2022 C 72.0 mph
6 Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 71.9 mph
7 Shemar Simes SC Darlington 2023 RHP 71.8 mph
8 Cooper Queen SC York Comprehensive 2024 LHP 71.7 mph
9 Caleb Gipson SC Dreher 2023 3B 71.4 mph
10 Parker Winfield SC South Florence 2022 OF 71.2 mph

Max Rotational Acceleration (g)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Briggs Richards SC Palmetto 2022 C 29.2 g
2 Jack Coletti SC Chapin 2024 2B 26.5 g
^ Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 26.5 g
3 Jarren Metcalf SC Chapman 2023 SS 26.2 g
4 Landon Kahl SC Dutch Fork 2023 1B 25.4 g
5 Corbin Wright SC Airport 2023 1B 23.6 g
6 Harper Gosnell SC Landrum 2025 C 23.1 g
^ Paul Solari SC Nation Ford 2023 1B 23.1 g
7 Andrew Stephens SC AC Flora 2022 OF 22.2 g
8 Samuel Czyz SC Clover 2023 RHP 21.2 g
9 RJ Groomster SC Hillcrest 2025 OF 20.6 g
10 Shemar Simes SC Darlington 2023 RHP 20.4 g

Average Rotational Acceleration (g)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Briggs Richards SC Palmetto 2022 C 25.6 g
2 Jarren Metcalf SC Chapman 2023 SS 22.2 g
3 Jack Coletti SC Chapin 2024 2B 21.8 g
4 Landon Kahl SC Dutch Fork 2023 1B 21.4 g
5 Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 20.4 g
6 Corbin Wright SC Airport 2023 1B 19.8 g
7 Paul Solari SC Nation Ford 2023 1B 19.7 g
8 Caleb Gipson SC Dreher 2023 3B 18.0 g
9 Harper Gosnell SC Landrum 2025 C 17.7 g
10 Samuel Czyz SC Clover 2023 RHP 17.6 g