Top Prospect Games (Underclass): Blast Motion Board


PBR Alabama Staff

OXFORD, AL - The Top Prospect Games (Underclass) was held on Wednesday, June 22nd at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, AL. This event was an invite-only event that consisted of some of the top prospects from the 2024-2027 classes. These players went through a pro-style workout and took batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion to record hitting metrics. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated outings facing hitters during gameplay 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 Tuesday and 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. 

HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Brayley Smith AL Pell City 2024 RHP 26.4 mph
2 Tyler Johnson AL Auburn 2025 C 24.4 mph
^ Corbin Driskell AL Southside 2025 C 24.4 mph
3 Emory Yohn AL Central-Phenix City 2025 OF 24.1 mph
4 Hunter Morton AL Auburn 2025 RHP 23.5 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Brayley Smith AL Pell City 2024 RHP 25.9 mph
2 Tyler Johnson AL Auburn 2025 C 22.9 mph
3 Hunter Morton AL Auburn 2025 RHP 22.3 mph
4 Corbin Driskell AL Southside 2025 C 22.3 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 Ty McGraw AL Gardendale 2024 1B 74.9 mph
2 James Tapley AL Oxford 2025 3B 72.7 mph
3 Corbin Driskell AL Southside 2025 C 72.3 mph
4 Brayley Smith AL Pell City 2024 RHP 72.1 mph
5 Tre Bryant AL Orange Beach 2025 3B 71.3 mph
6 Emory Yohn AL Central-Phenix City 2025 OF 71.2 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 Tyler Martin AL Enterprise 2025 3B 28.2 g
2 Ty McGraw AL Gardendale 2024 1B 24.1 g
3 Tyler Johnson AL Auburn 2025 C 22.5 g
4 James Tapley AL Oxford 2025 3B 21.9 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Tyler Martin AL Enterprise 2025 3B 22.0 g
2 Ty McGraw AL Gardendale 2024 1B 19.3 g
3 James Tapley AL Oxford 2025 3B 18.4 g
4 Tyler Johnson AL Auburn 2025 C 17.3 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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