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Middle Tennessee Open + Rising Stars: Blast Board


PBR Tennessee Staff

Our PBR Tennessee Staff continues to display data from our Middle Tennessee Open + Rising Stars event that was held at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, TN on June 28th. Today we take a glance at the players who topped our leaderboards using our Blast Motion technology during batting practice.

 

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HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 John Douglass TN Battle Ground Academy 2023 C 26.4 mph
2 Cameron Harris TN Page 2024 RF 23.8 mph
3 Elijah Verge TN Lipscomb Academy 2023 OF 23.3 mph
4 Holden Armstrong TN Monarchs baseball 2023 2B 23.0 mph
5 Jacob Woodward TN Columbia Academy 2025 OF 22.6 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 John Douglass TN Battle Ground Academy 2023 C 24.0 mph
2 Cameron Harris TN Page 2024 RF 21.5 mph
3 Jase Kincaid TN Columbia 2025 3B 21.5 mph
4 Colie Reynolds TN Clarksville 2026 RHP 20.9 mph
5 Holden Armstrong TN Monarchs baseball 2023 2B 20.9 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 John Douglass TN Battle Ground Academy 2023 C 70.5 mph
2 Bryson Jones TN Spring Hill 2024 C 70.4 mph
3 Chip Shelton TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2025 OF 68.5 mph
4 Elijah Verge TN Lipscomb Academy 2023 OF 68.1 mph
5 Carter Miller TN Summit 2025 C 66.9 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 Elijah Verge TN Lipscomb Academy 2023 OF 29.0 g
2 Jacob Woodward TN Columbia Academy 2025 OF 26.7 g
3 Jase Kincaid TN Columbia 2025 3B 21.5 g
4 Cameron Harris TN Page 2024 RF 21.2 g
5 John Douglass TN Battle Ground Academy 2023 C 21.0 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Elijah Verge TN Lipscomb Academy 2023 OF 25.1 g
2 Jacob Woodward TN Columbia Academy 2025 OF 21.2 g
3 John Douglass TN Battle Ground Academy 2023 C 18.1 g
4 Jase Kincaid TN Columbia 2025 3B 17.9 g
5 Cameron Harris TN Page 2024 RF 17.3 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.

 

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