South Alabama Games: Blast Motion Board


PBR Alabama Staff

MOBILE, AL - The South Alabama Games was held on Wednesday, July 13th at The Performance Lab in Mobile, AL. This event was an invite-only event that consisted of prospects from the 2023-2027 classes. These players went through extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion, participated in defensive evaluations, ran the 60 yard-dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated bullpens during the workout and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing on Wednesday.

Continuing off our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look back at some of the leaders from Blast Motion recorded from the showcase. Please continue to check back over the next week, as we will release individual scouting reports on each player present at the event. 

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HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Myles Davis AL Baldwin County 2025 C 24.8 mph
2 Kason Alexander LA Hahnville 2023 C 23.7 mph
3 Anthony St. Vincent FL Crestview 2024 RHP 23.3 mph
^ Jack Malone AL Bayshore Christian 2025 C 23.3 mph
^ Carson Joyner AL Bayside Academy 2024 RHP 23.3 mph
4 Jace Jones AL Bayshore Christian 2025 OF 23.1 mph
5 Dominic Maldet AL Gulf Shores 2023 C 22.9 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Myles Davis AL Baldwin County 2025 C 22.9 mph
2 Kason Alexander LA Hahnville 2023 C 22.6 mph
3 Jace Jones AL Bayshore Christian 2025 OF 21.9 mph
4 Devan Martin AL Autauga Academy 2023 C 21.6 mph
5 Jack Malone AL Bayshore Christian 2025 C 21.6 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 Michael Daniel AL Auburn 2024 RHP 73.1 mph
2 Luke Nelson AL Headland 2023 1B 72.5 mph
3 Myles Davis AL Baldwin County 2025 C 71.7 mph
4 Carson Joyner AL Bayside Academy 2024 RHP 70.9 mph
5 Devan Martin AL Autauga Academy 2023 C 70.3 mph
6 Rock Gearhart AL Fairhope 2025 C 70.2 mph
7 Dalton Fink AL Pell City 2024 3B 70.1 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 Jace Jones AL Bayshore Christian 2025 OF 26.3 g
^ Devan Martin AL Autauga Academy 2023 C 26.3 g
2 Luke Nelson AL Headland 2023 1B 23.8 g
3 Nathan Owen AL Evangel Christian 2024 SS 23.6 g
4 Rock Gearhart AL Fairhope 2025 C 21.8 g
5 Brooks Jones AL Bayshore Christian 2025 1B 21.4 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Jace Jones AL Bayshore Christian 2025 OF 22.4 g
2 Luke Nelson AL Headland 2023 1B 20.7 g
3 Devan Martin AL Autauga Academy 2023 C 19.5 g
4 Brooks Jones AL Bayshore Christian 2025 1B 19.5 g
5 Nathan Owen AL Evangel Christian 2024 SS 18.0 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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