VA/DC Leaderboard: Top Peak Bat Speed


Jerry Shank
PBR Virginia/DC Executive Director

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As we finally near the end of another year, we wanted to take a look back at some of the top performances of the year that was 2020. So we give to you our PBR Virginia/DC Leaderboard. For these players to qualify, they had to be at a PBR Virginia/DC affiliated event (Including Team PBR, PBR Future Games, Scout Days, and Mid-Atlantic Procase).

In this installment we take a look at the Top Peak Bat Speed of 2020. All numbers recorded were via Blast Baseball. (Note, some metrics are still being implemented into Player profiles so there is a chance that a player could be missing)

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(Note: These are the results players achieved at an event in Virginia. Some players may have improved their numbers at another state event or tournament. Click on the player to see their profile and learn more about each.

Top Peak Bat Speeds of 2020

2021

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Addison Clark VA Carlisle 2021 OF 89.7 mph
2 Lincoln Lubsen VA Walsingham Academy 2021 C 88.6 mph
3 Evan Smith VA Briar Woods 2021 3B 86.6 mph
4 Riley Motley VA Christchurch 2021 C 82.4 mph
5 Brody Pickette VA Charles Colgan 2021 C 80.1 mph
6 Joe Ferguson VA Broad Run 2021 C 79.7 mph
7 Zackary Chadwell VA Hickory 2021 RHP 79.4 mph
^ Ethan Ott VA Greenbrier Christian 2021 1B 79.4 mph
8 Vincent DiLeonardo VA Fredericksburg Christian 2021 OF 79.1 mph
9 Griffin O'Ferrall VA St. Christophers 2021 SS 78.0 mph
10 Grant Thomas VA Turner Ashby 2021 SS 77.9 mph
11 Jackson Baldridge VA Bishop Ireton 2021 OF 77.8 mph
12 Drew Proctor VA First Colonial 2021 1B 77.7 mph
13 Hank Carpin VA Benedictine 2021 SS 77.2 mph
^ Joshua Prinzel VA Tabb 2021 OF 77.2 mph
^ Aden Payne VA James Wood 2021 RHP 77.2 mph
14 Peyton Davis VA Turner Ashby 2021 OF 77.1 mph
15 Alex Kanipe VA Radford 2021 3B 76.9 mph

2022

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Camden Nuckols VA St. Christopher's 2022 RHP 88.4 mph
2 Ethan Applegate VA Independence 2022 OF 84.1 mph
3 Bryce Dolby NC Pro 5 Academy 2022 RHP 83.9 mph
4 Josh Hand VA Independence 2022 OF 81.7 mph
^ Brett Alvis VA Hanover 2022 LHP 81.7 mph
5 Landon Abrahamson VA Miller School 2022 OF 81.2 mph
6 Nicholas Hamm VA Briar Woods 2022 OF 79.9 mph
7 Gavin Brunsman VA Bishop Ireton 2022 3B 79.6 mph
8 Andrew Brown VA Manchester 2022 OF 78.4 mph
^ CJ DiNapoli VA Mechanicsville 2022 RHP 78.4 mph
9 Jordan Tyler VA Grassfield 2022 RHP 77.6 mph
10 Luke Calveric VA Mills Godwin 2022 RHP 77.0 mph
11 Kai Leckszas VA Woodrow Wilson 2022 RHP 76.8 mph
12 Jerry Barnes III VA First Colonial 2022 C 76.4 mph
13 Griffin Horowicz WV Jefferson 2022 3B 76.2 mph
14 Owen DeShazo VA Hanover 2022 SS 75.9 mph
15 Caleb Grizzard VA Cosby 2022 LHP 75.8 mph

2023

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Christopher McCullers VA Woodgrove 2023 1B 85.5 mph
2 Jeremy Stine VA West Springfield 2023 RHP 81.6 mph
3 Brayden Heath VA New Kent 2023 C 75.2 mph
4 Loch Taylor TX Davenport 2023 1B 74.7 mph
5 Zach Danielczyk VA Oakton 2023 RHP 74.0 mph
6 Carson Goad VA Maury 2023 1B 73.8 mph
7 AJ Poole VA McLean 2023 OF 73.1 mph
8 Will Carter VA Trinity Episcopal 2023 RHP 73.0 mph
9 Jake Moore VA Chatham 2023 OF 72.9 mph
10 Caden Swartley VA Turner Ashby 2023 C 72.7 mph
11 Heath Andrews VA James River (Buchanan) 2023 RHP 72.2 mph
12 Aidan Massa VA Ocean Lakes 2023 LHP 72.0 mph

2024

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 James Pedas MD Landon 2024 RHP 77.0 mph
2 Lee Sowers VA Douglas Freeman 2024 SS 76.7 mph
3 Tanner Schaedel VA Cape Henry Collegiate 2024 RHP 72.2 mph
4 Ayden Evans VA Walsingham 2024 OF 71.5 mph
^ Griffin Burkholder VA Freedom (South Riding) 2024 OF 71.5 mph
5 Bransen Hensley VA Broadway 2024 SS 71.3 mph
6 Austin Monahan VA Potomac Falls 2024 RHP 70.7 mph
7 Matthew McGovern VA Thomas Dale 2024 OF 70.5 mph
8 Austin Irby VA Cox 2024 3B 70.0 mph