West TN Preseason ID: Blast Breakdown


Colton Provey
Tennessee Scouting Director

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At the 2021 West Tennessee Preseason ID, our Blast Motion Sensors collected data on all 10 position players, allowing to better understand the swing mechanics. Blast is the global leader in swing analysis and used by nearly every MLB organization. Key hitting metrics and Blast Motion Scores will also live inside player profiles at PrepBaseballReport.com for the benefit of college coaches and recruiters, which will help prospects advance to the next level. Following a Prep Baseball Report event, players will receive access to BlastConnect in the Blast App, that unlocks critical insights and actionable data from their performance.

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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 Donovan Peebles TN Smyrna 2023 1B 75.6 mph
2 Austin Breedlove TN McCallie 2022 C 74.1 mph
3 Vaughn Smith TN Christian Brothers 2022 SS 74.0 mph
4 Ripken Clenny TN Scott Hill 2023 3B 73.3 mph
5 Jack Wilson TN Ravenwood 2022 LHP 71.7 mph
6 Luke Jenkins TN Fayette Academy 2024 OF 70.3 mph
7 Kanon Lewis TN Beech 2021 RHP 68.7 mph
8 Parker Nannie TN St. George's 2022 2B 66.6 mph
9 Will Dobbs TN Milan 2022 3B 64.7 mph
10 Noah Wood TN Lexington 2024 SS 64.4 mph

 

Average Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Donovan Peebles TN Smyrna 2023 1B 71.9 mph
2 Ripken Clenny TN Scott Hill 2023 3B 71.0 mph
3 Vaughn Smith TN Christian Brothers 2022 SS 69.1 mph
4 Austin Breedlove TN McCallie 2022 C 69.0 mph
5 Jack Wilson TN Ravenwood 2022 LHP 68.5 mph
6 Luke Jenkins TN Fayette Academy 2024 OF 67.3 mph
7 Kanon Lewis TN Beech 2021 RHP 66.6 mph
8 Will Dobbs TN Milan 2022 3B 62.5 mph
9 Parker Nannie TN St. George's 2022 2B 61.7 mph
10 Noah Wood TN Lexington 2024 SS 60.9 mph

 

Max Rotational Acceleration

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Kanon Lewis TN Beech 2021 RHP 27.8 g
2 Vaughn Smith TN Christian Brothers 2022 SS 25.4 g
3 Luke Jenkins TN Fayette Academy 2024 OF 19.5 g
4 Austin Breedlove TN McCallie 2022 C 18.9 g
5 Noah Wood TN Lexington 2024 SS 17.6 g
6 Jack Wilson TN Ravenwood 2022 LHP 16.8 g
^ Will Dobbs TN Milan 2022 3B 16.8 g
7 Parker Nannie TN St. George's 2022 2B 16.6 g
8 Donovan Peebles TN Smyrna 2023 1B 13.8 g
9 Ripken Clenny TN Scott Hill 2023 3B 9.3 g

 

Average Rotational Acceleration

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Kanon Lewis TN Beech 2021 RHP 23.1 g
2 Vaughn Smith TN Christian Brothers 2022 SS 19.7 g
3 Luke Jenkins TN Fayette Academy 2024 OF 17.0 g
4 Will Dobbs TN Milan 2022 3B 14.1 g
5 Austin Breedlove TN McCallie 2022 C 14.1 g
6 Noah Wood TN Lexington 2024 SS 14.0 g
7 Parker Nannie TN St. George's 2022 2B 12.6 g
8 Jack Wilson TN Ravenwood 2022 LHP 10.6 g
9 Donovan Peebles TN Smyrna 2023 1B 9.7 g
10 Ripken Clenny TN Scott Hill 2023 3B 4.6 g

 

On-Plane Efficiency

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Kanon Lewis TN Beech 2021 RHP 92 %
2 Noah Wood TN Lexington 2024 SS 79 %
3 Jack Wilson TN Ravenwood 2022 LHP 74 %
4 Luke Jenkins TN Fayette Academy 2024 OF 72 %
5 Parker Nannie TN St. George's 2022 2B 70 %
6 Vaughn Smith TN Christian Brothers 2022 SS 69 %
7 Austin Breedlove TN McCallie 2022 C 69 %
8 Ripken Clenny TN Scott Hill 2023 3B 60 %
9 Will Dobbs TN Milan 2022 3B 59 %
10 Donovan Peebles TN Smyrna 2023 1B 57 %

 

Peak Hand Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Vaughn Smith TN Christian Brothers 2022 SS 26.1 mph
2 Kanon Lewis TN Beech 2021 RHP 25.3 mph
3 Will Dobbs TN Milan 2022 3B 24.1 mph
^ Donovan Peebles TN Smyrna 2023 1B 24.1 mph
4 Noah Wood TN Lexington 2024 SS 23.8 mph
5 Austin Breedlove TN McCallie 2022 C 23.6 mph
^ Parker Nannie TN St. George's 2022 2B 23.6 mph
6 Jack Wilson TN Ravenwood 2022 LHP 23.1 mph
7 Luke Jenkins TN Fayette Academy 2024 OF 23.0 mph
8 Ripken Clenny TN Scott Hill 2023 3B 21.8 mph

 

Average Peak Hand Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Kanon Lewis TN Beech 2021 RHP 24.6 mph
2 Vaughn Smith TN Christian Brothers 2022 SS 24.4 mph
3 Will Dobbs TN Milan 2022 3B 22.8 mph
4 Parker Nannie TN St. George's 2022 2B 22.4 mph
5 Donovan Peebles TN Smyrna 2023 1B 22.0 mph
6 Jack Wilson TN Ravenwood 2022 LHP 21.9 mph
7 Noah Wood TN Lexington 2024 SS 21.7 mph
8 Austin Breedlove TN McCallie 2022 C 21.6 mph
9 Luke Jenkins TN Fayette Academy 2024 OF 21.1 mph
10 Ripken Clenny TN Scott Hill 2023 3B 20.8 mph

 

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