East TN Preseason All-State: Blast Breakdown


Colton Provey
Tennessee Scouting Director

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Key Terms

Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. For more info: Blast Bat Speed*MLB Avg: 66-78 mph   MiLB: 63-75 mph   College: 66-75 mph

 

Rotational Acceleration: Measures how quickly your bat accelerates into the swing plane. Rotation is a good indicator of how you build bat speed by sequencing properly. The quicker your rotational acceleration, the more power you will have and the more time you have to adjust to pitch locations. Measured in Gs.  For more info: Rotational Acceleration 
*MLB Avg: 16.8 g MiLB Avg: 12.6 g College Avg: 12.9 g

 

On-Plane Efficiency: Measures the percentage of your swing where the bat is on the swing plane. Your vertical bat angle at contact establishes the plane for that swing. Plane is a great indicator for making more consistent contact on the barrel of the bat. For more info: On Plane Efficiency 
*Ideal Efficiency %: 70% or Higher    Range: 65%-85%


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. For more info: Peak Hand Speed *MLB Range: 23-29 mph MiLB Range: 22-28 mph College Range: 21-27 mph

*Per Blast Motion

 

Max Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Ryan Degges TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2021 OF 79.9 mph
2 Rex Pendergrass TN Rhea County 2024 3B 77.4 mph
3 Jaron Elkins TN Goodpasture Christian 2023 OF 76.5 mph
4 Brandon Coggin TN William Blount 2021 RHP 74.7 mph
5 Sam Ritz TN Dobyns Bennett 2022 OF 74.5 mph
6 Riley Orr TN Maryville 2022 C 73.5 mph
^ Tanner Lane TN Goodpasture Christian 2023 LHP 73.5 mph
7 Sebastian Hanks TN Silverdale Baptist 2022 C 73.3 mph
8 Peyton Snyder TN Harriman 2022 C 73.2 mph
9 Andrew Hoover TN West Ridge 2023 1B 72.8 mph
10 Turner Stout TN Dobyns Bennett 2023 1B 72.0 mph

 

Average Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Ryan Degges TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2021 OF 74.6 mph
2 Rex Pendergrass TN Rhea County 2024 3B 72.9 mph
3 Jaron Elkins TN Goodpasture Christian 2023 OF 71.5 mph
4 Sam Ritz TN Dobyns Bennett 2022 OF 71.4 mph
5 Brandon Coggin TN William Blount 2021 RHP 71.4 mph
6 Sebastian Hanks TN Silverdale Baptist 2022 C 70.6 mph
7 Colt Whaley TN Alcoa 2022 OF 70.4 mph
8 Peyton Snyder TN Harriman 2022 C 70.0 mph
9 Riley Orr TN Maryville 2022 C 69.8 mph
10 Andrew Hoover TN West Ridge 2023 1B 69.6 mph

 

Max Rotational Acceleration

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Sebastian Hanks TN Silverdale Baptist 2022 C 31.7 g
2 Ethan Haley TN York Institute 2024 SS 27.7 g
3 Ian Hubbard TN Knoxville Catholic 2023 OF 27.4 g
4 Kain Collins TN Roane County 2022 OF 25.6 g
5 Jack Torbett TN Science Hill 2022 SS 24.9 g
6 Ryan Degges TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2021 OF 23.9 g
7 Matt Sweeney TN Cookeville 2021 OF 23.3 g
^ Tyler Jenkins TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2022 OF 23.3 g
8 Zac Workman TN Elizabethton 2022 OF 22.6 g
9 Jaxon Diamond TN Science Hill 2022 3B 21.3 g
10 Nate Curtis TN Walker Valley 2022 C 20.9 g

 

Average Rotational Acceleration

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Ian Hubbard TN Knoxville Catholic 2023 OF 21.9 g
2 Jack Torbett TN Science Hill 2022 SS 21.8 g
3 Sebastian Hanks TN Silverdale Baptist 2022 C 21.7 g
4 Ethan Haley TN York Institute 2024 SS 21.4 g
5 Kain Collins TN Roane County 2022 OF 19.4 g
6 Jacob Camfield TN Knoxville Catholic 2023 RHP 18.5 g
7 Zac Workman TN Elizabethton 2022 OF 18.5 g
8 Jaxon Diamond TN Science Hill 2022 3B 17.5 g
9 Tyler Jenkins TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2022 OF 17.3 g
10 Ryan Degges TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2021 OF 16.6 g

 

On-Plane Efficiency

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Matt Sweeney TN Cookeville 2021 OF 90 %
2 Owen Grimsley TN Jefferson County 2023 2B 85 %
3 Jacob Camfield TN Knoxville Catholic 2023 RHP 83 %
4 Gage Treadway TN Elizabethton 2022 UTILITY 82 %
5 Ryan Bell TN Hardin Valley 2022 1B 80 %
6 Jack Torbett TN Science Hill 2022 SS 79 %
7 Peyton Snyder TN Harriman 2022 C 78 %
8 Sebastian Hanks TN Silverdale Baptist 2022 C 77 %
^ Ian Hubbard TN Knoxville Catholic 2023 OF 77 %
9 Harrison Garrett TN Karns 2021 C 77 %
10 Layne Akers TN Siegel 2024 C 76 %

 

Peak Hand Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Gage Treadway TN Elizabethton 2022 UTILITY 26.5 mph
2 Brandon Coggin TN William Blount 2021 RHP 26.3 mph
3 Andrew Hoover TN West Ridge 2023 1B 25.6 mph
^ Sebastian Hanks TN Silverdale Baptist 2022 C 25.6 mph
4 Ryan Degges TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2021 OF 25.5 mph
5 Ethan Haley TN York Institute 2024 SS 24.9 mph
6 Ben Smith TN Hardin Valley 2022 OF 24.8 mph
7 Jaron Elkins TN Goodpasture Christian 2023 OF 24.7 mph
8 Jack Torbett TN Science Hill 2022 SS 24.2 mph
^ Caleb Hampton TN Baylor School 2023 OF 24.2 mph
9 Hudson York TN Daniel Boone 2022 3B 24.1 mph
10 Tyler Jenkins TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2022 OF 24.0 mph

 

Average Peak Hand Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Andrew Hoover TN West Ridge 2023 1B 24.8 mph
2 Brandon Coggin TN William Blount 2021 RHP 24.6 mph
3 Sebastian Hanks TN Silverdale Baptist 2022 C 24.1 mph
4 Ryan Degges TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2021 OF 24.0 mph
5 Gage Treadway TN Elizabethton 2022 UTILITY 23.9 mph
6 Caleb Hampton TN Baylor School 2023 OF 23.6 mph
7 Jack Torbett TN Science Hill 2022 SS 23.2 mph
8 Hudson York TN Daniel Boone 2022 3B 23.1 mph
9 Nate Curtis TN Walker Valley 2022 C 23.0 mph
10 Tyler Jenkins TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2022 OF 22.9 mph
^ Ian Hubbard TN Knoxville Catholic 2023 OF 22.9 mph
^ Nathaniel Hartless TN Alcoa 2022 SS 22.9 mph

 

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