Top Prospect Games (Underclass): Blast Board


PBR Tennessee Staff

Our PBR Tennessee Staff continues to display data from our Top Prospect Games (Underclass) event that was held at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN on June 21st & 22nd. 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 Konner Bowden TN Columbia Central 2024 OF 26.3 mph
2 Waylon Jackson TN Knights Baseball Academy 2024 OF 26.2 mph
3 Carter Kelley TN Giles County 2024 OF 25.3 mph
4 Kirk Weatherford TN Clarksville 2025 OF 24.9 mph
^ Brycen Mcdonald TN Lewis County 2025 RHP 24.9 mph
5 Walker Craig TN Cascade 2024 1B 24.8 mph
^ Jake Merrick TN Farragut 2024 2B 24.8 mph
6 Eli Dickey TN Christ Presbyterian 2026 3B 24.4 mph
^ Cory Hoard TN Franklin 2025 SS 24.4 mph
7 Logan Barney TN Green Hill 2025 3B 24.2 mph
^ Dominic Monaco TN Brentwood Academy 2024 LHP 24.2 mph
8 Carson Darr TN University School of Nashville 2025 2B 24.1 mph
^ Tyler Bennett TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2025 SS 24.1 mph
^ Rinaldo Matti TN Providence Academy 2025 C 24.1 mph
^ Hayden Short TN Collierville 2025 OF 24.1 mph
9 Jackson Berry TN Science Hill 2024 SS 24.0 mph
^ Madden Williams TN Lipscomb Academy 2025 3B 24.0 mph
10 Cade Batchelor TN Maryville 2024 SS 23.8 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Brycen Mcdonald TN Lewis County 2025 RHP 24.0 mph
2 Konner Bowden TN Columbia Central 2024 OF 23.9 mph
3 Cory Hoard TN Franklin 2025 SS 23.5 mph
4 Jackson Berry TN Science Hill 2024 SS 23.2 mph
5 Carter Kelley TN Giles County 2024 OF 23.2 mph
6 Jake Merrick TN Farragut 2024 2B 23.2 mph
7 Carson Darr TN University School of Nashville 2025 2B 23.0 mph
8 Waylon Jackson TN Knights Baseball Academy 2024 OF 22.9 mph
9 Dominic Monaco TN Brentwood Academy 2024 LHP 22.8 mph
10 Kirk Weatherford TN Clarksville 2025 OF 22.6 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 Jake Merrick TN Farragut 2024 2B 74.5 mph
2 Cole Putnal TN Cherokee 2024 C 73.8 mph
3 Brycen Mcdonald TN Lewis County 2025 RHP 72.9 mph
4 Kirk Weatherford TN Clarksville 2025 OF 72.8 mph
5 Eli Dickey TN Christ Presbyterian 2026 3B 72.6 mph
6 Brennan Mealer TN Forrest 2024 1B 72.1 mph
7 Walker Craig TN Cascade 2024 1B 72.1 mph
8 Waylon Jackson TN Knights Baseball Academy 2024 OF 72.0 mph
9 Nate Webb TN Pope John Paul II 2025 1B 71.9 mph
10 Bleau Kennedy TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2025 OF 71.8 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 Cade Batchelor TN Maryville 2024 SS 32.1 g
2 AJ Greene TN Collierville 2025 SS 30.7 g
3 Kole Gray TN Brentwood 2024 RHP 27.5 g
4 Walker Craig TN Cascade 2024 1B 27.0 g
^ Gage Lovell TN Cornersville 2025 OF 27.0 g
5 Waylon Jackson TN Knights Baseball Academy 2024 OF 26.9 g
6 Madden Williams TN Lipscomb Academy 2025 3B 26.7 g
7 Logan Barney TN Green Hill 2025 3B 26.5 g
8 Brycen Mcdonald TN Lewis County 2025 RHP 26.3 g
9 Luke Treece TN Coalfield 2025 C 26.0 g
10 Bleau Kennedy TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2025 OF 25.8 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 AJ Greene TN Collierville 2025 SS 26.3 g
2 Cade Batchelor TN Maryville 2024 SS 25.4 g
3 Luke Treece TN Coalfield 2025 C 23.5 g
4 Jackson Berry TN Science Hill 2024 SS 23.2 g
5 Gage Lovell TN Cornersville 2025 OF 22.5 g
6 Madden Williams TN Lipscomb Academy 2025 3B 22.3 g
7 Walker Craig TN Cascade 2024 1B 22.1 g
8 Bleau Kennedy TN Christian Academy of Knoxville 2025 OF 21.4 g
9 Spencer Yu TN Ensworth 2024 2B 21.3 g
10 Brycen Mcdonald TN Lewis County 2025 RHP 21.2 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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