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AL/TN Unsigned Senior Showcase: Blast Motion Board


PBR Tennessee & Alabama Staff

MADISON, AL - The AL/TN Unsigned Senior Showcase was held on Sunday, November 6th at James Clemens HS in Madison, AL. This event was an open event that consisted of unsigned prospects from the Class of 2023 in Alabama and Tennessee. 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 threw in 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 Sunday.

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 Preston Lewis AL New Hope 2023 1B 27.6 mph
2 Garrett Calhoun AL Handley 2023 3B 25.8 mph
3 Levi Hall AL Hazel Green 2023 C 25.1 mph
4 Braylon Cline TN Hendersonville 2023 RHP 24.6 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Preston Lewis AL New Hope 2023 1B 26.5 mph
2 Garrett Calhoun AL Handley 2023 3B 24.7 mph
3 Levi Hall AL Hazel Green 2023 C 23.0 mph
4 Ben Caldwell TN Grace Christian 2023 SS 22.9 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 Preston Lewis AL New Hope 2023 1B 78.5 mph
2 Garrett Calhoun AL Handley 2023 3B 77.3 mph
3 Galen Evans AL Huntsville 2023 3B 75.8 mph
4 Mason Freeman AL Bob Jones 2023 C 73.8 mph
5 Aslan Hullett TN Brentwood Academy 2023 C 70.6 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 Garrett Calhoun AL Handley 2023 3B 30.3 g
2 Cayden Smith AL Covenant Christian 2023 RHP 26.8 g
3 Aslan Hullett TN Brentwood Academy 2023 C 22.8 g
4 Preston Lewis AL New Hope 2023 1B 20.8 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Garrett Calhoun AL Handley 2023 3B 25.0 g
2 Aslan Hullett TN Brentwood Academy 2023 C 19.5 g
3 Cayden Smith AL Covenant Christian 2023 RHP 16.8 g
4 Preston Lewis AL New Hope 2023 1B 15.8 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.

 

Upcoming Events

SHOWCASE DATE LOCATION
Mid-South Preseason ID 1/14 University of Memphis Indoor Facility (Memphis, TN)
Nashville Preseason ID 1/22 Showtime Sports Academy (Franklin, TN)
East Tennessee Preseason ID 1/28 BC Athletics Facility (Knoxville, TN)
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only) 2/4 Showtime Sports Academy (Franklin, TN)

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