TN Preseason All State Showcase: Blast Board


Colton Provey
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On January 17th and 30th, the PBR Tennessee staff hosted the 2022 TN Preseason All State Showcase at Showtime Sports Academy in Franklin, TN. The premium invite only event featured over 90 of the top prospects from all high school classes. Today, we'll continue our post-event coverage focusing on the captured data from Blast Motion Sensors during BP rounds. We'll be analyzing swing metrics such as bat speed, hand speed, and rotational acceleration, which all play key roles in player development as they rise the ranks. 

Previously, we published Quick Hits: Session One and Quick Hits: Session Two highlighting the standout performances. We also rolled out a Statistical Analysis, bringing you a quick statistical analysis of those that participated in the event featuring leaderboards of key metrics. We then dove deep into the data, looking at the pitch metrics and batted ball numbers from this event inside our TrackMan Files piece.

 

HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Mack Whitcomb IL Baylor 2023 C 29.3 mph
2 England Bryan TN Middle Tennessee Christian 2024 RHP 29.1 mph
3 Liam McFarlane TN Summit 2022 C 26.5 mph
4 Konner Bowden TN Columbia Central 2024 OF 26.3 mph
5 Ryan Sweeney TN Centennial 2023 2B 26.1 mph
6 Noah Rice TN Station Camp 2024 OF 25.6 mph
7 Jamycus Dawson TN Whitehaven 2022 OF 25.2 mph
8 Donovan Peebles TN Smyrna 2023 1B 25.0 mph
^ Nick Stamper V TN University School of Jackson 2022 2B 25.0 mph
9 Thomas Lankford TN Fairview 2023 RHP 24.8 mph
10 Brett Rogers TN Silverdale Baptist Academy 2023 OF 24.5 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Mack Whitcomb IL Baylor 2023 C 27.0 mph
2 Liam McFarlane TN Summit 2022 C 25.0 mph
3 Konner Bowden TN Columbia Central 2024 OF 24.9 mph
4 Jamycus Dawson TN Whitehaven 2022 OF 23.8 mph
5 Noah Rice TN Station Camp 2024 OF 23.7 mph
6 Brycen Mcdonald TN Lewis County 2025 RHP 23.4 mph
7 Donovan Peebles TN Smyrna 2023 1B 23.2 mph
8 Brett Rogers TN Silverdale Baptist Academy 2023 OF 23.1 mph
9 Thomas Lankford TN Fairview 2023 RHP 23.1 mph
10 Nick Stamper V TN University School of Jackson 2022 2B 22.7 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 Brett Rogers TN Silverdale Baptist Academy 2023 OF 76.3 mph
2 Hayden Griggs TN Central Magnet 2023 C 75.7 mph
3 Sam Buck TN Franklin Road Academy 2022 SS 74.2 mph
4 Brycen Mcdonald TN Lewis County 2025 RHP 73.7 mph
5 Donovan Peebles TN Smyrna 2023 1B 73.6 mph
6 Nick Stamper V TN University School of Jackson 2022 2B 73.4 mph
7 Caleb Coffey TN Father Ryan 2023 OF 73.0 mph
8 Thomas Lankford TN Fairview 2023 RHP 72.7 mph
9 Mack Whitcomb IL Baylor 2023 C 72.7 mph
10 Houston Clark TN Beech 2023 C 72.3 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. Bat speed has a direct correlation to exit velocity: the more bat speed the better the ceiling for exit velocity. From a prospect outlook, bat speed is the floor of the hitting profile. 

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Mack Whitcomb IL Baylor 2023 C 40.5 g
2 AJ Greene TN Collierville 2025 SS 28.1 g
3 Liam McFarlane TN Summit 2022 C 27.8 g
^ Konner Bowden TN Columbia Central 2024 OF 27.8 g
4 Bennett Stutts TN Brighton 2023 SS 27.4 g
5 Thomas Lankford TN Fairview 2023 RHP 26.8 g
6 Ryan Sweeney TN Centennial 2023 2B 26.3 g
^ Baron Cribbs TN Sequatchie County 2023 C 26.3 g
7 Jamycus Dawson TN Whitehaven 2022 OF 25.3 g
8 Ty Gantt TN Cookeville 2023 C 24.7 g
9 Peyton Goolsby TN Arlington 2025 C 24.4 g
10 Ethan Williams TN Greenbrier 2023 C 24.0 g
^ England Bryan TN Middle Tennessee Christian 2024 RHP 24.0 g
^ Donovan Peebles TN Smyrna 2023 1B 24.0 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Mack Whitcomb IL Baylor 2023 C 35.9 g
2 AJ Greene TN Collierville 2025 SS 25.7 g
3 Liam McFarlane TN Summit 2022 C 24.5 g
4 Bennett Stutts TN Brighton 2023 SS 24.1 g
5 Konner Bowden TN Columbia Central 2024 OF 23.8 g
6 Ty Gantt TN Cookeville 2023 C 22.1 g
7 Thomas Lankford TN Fairview 2023 RHP 22.0 g
8 Baron Cribbs TN Sequatchie County 2023 C 21.6 g
9 Jamycus Dawson TN Whitehaven 2022 OF 20.4 g
10 Cullen Box TN Portland 2023 C 19.8 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. From a prospect outlook, rotational acceleration is the ceiling of the hitting profile. Higher rotational acceleration allows players to make later decisions on pitches, which is an emphasis as they rise levels into tougher pitching. 

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

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