Prep Baseball Report

AL/MS Border Battle: Blast Motion Board


PBR Alabama Staff

 

BOONEVILLE, MS - The AL/MS Border Battle was held on October 14th-15th at Northeast Mississippi CC in Booneville, MS. This was an invite-only event that consisted of prospects in the 2025, 2026, & 2027 classes from both Alabama & Mississippi. These players went through a pro-style workout on Saturday and took batting practice using Trackman to record hitting metrics, then followed it up with gameplay on Sunday with pitchers throwing multiple innings. To see full statistics gathered from the event, CLICK HERE. 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 this weekend.

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

View entire event stats HERE.

HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Addison Jayroe MS Madison Central 2025 RHP 28.0 mph
2 Tinnin Potts MS Clinton 2025 3B 25.2 mph
^ Maddox Eady AL Daphne 2025 OF 25.2 mph
3 Justin Word MS St. Andrew's Episcopal 2026 SS 24.2 mph
4 Jack Ross AL Homewood 2025 3B 24.0 mph
5 Stone Myrick MS St. Andrews Episcopal 2025 1B 23.6 mph
^ Levi Pinder AL Glenwood 2025 3B 23.6 mph
6 Tate Murphy MS St. Stanislaus 2026 3B 23.5 mph
7 Memphis Scott AL Madison County 2025 2B 23.3 mph
^ Cole Gideon MS Jackson Prep 2025 OF 23.3 mph
8 Charlie Cassingham AL Grissom 2025 SS 23.2 mph
9 James Lucas AL Vestavia Hills 2025 C 23.1 mph
^ Colin Watson AL Daphne 2027 OF 23.1 mph
10 Wyatt Williams AL Bayside 2026 1B 22.9 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Addison Jayroe MS Madison Central 2025 RHP 26.6 mph
2 Tinnin Potts MS Clinton 2025 3B 24.2 mph
3 Maddox Eady AL Daphne 2025 OF 23.4 mph
4 Jack Ross AL Homewood 2025 3B 23.1 mph
5 Justin Word MS St. Andrew's Episcopal 2026 SS 23.1 mph
6 Tate Murphy MS St. Stanislaus 2026 3B 22.6 mph
7 Cole Gideon MS Jackson Prep 2025 OF 22.6 mph
8 Levi Pinder AL Glenwood 2025 3B 22.4 mph
9 James Lucas AL Vestavia Hills 2025 C 22.3 mph
10 Wyatt Williams AL Bayside 2026 1B 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 Tinnin Potts MS Clinton 2025 3B 78.4 mph
2 Justin Word MS St. Andrew's Episcopal 2026 SS 77.0 mph
3 James Lucas AL Vestavia Hills 2025 C 75.9 mph
4 Addison Jayroe MS Madison Central 2025 RHP 75.4 mph
5 Jack Ross AL Homewood 2025 3B 75.1 mph
6 Cole Gideon MS Jackson Prep 2025 OF 74.3 mph
7 Grant Walendzik MS Lewisburg 2026 C 74.2 mph
8 Joshua Burrell Jr AL Grissom 2025 SS 73.8 mph
9 JB Upton AL Auburn 2027 SS 73.4 mph
10 John Lindsey III MS Meridian 2026 3B 73.4 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 Colin Watson AL Daphne 2027 OF 29.7 g
2 Will Omeara AL Fairhope 2025 SS 28.0 g
3 Tinnin Potts MS Clinton 2025 3B 27.2 g
4 JJ Wright MS Marshall Academy 2025 OF 26.8 g
5 Maddox Eady AL Daphne 2025 OF 26.1 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Justin Word MS St. Andrew's Episcopal 2026 SS 23.4 g
2 Tinnin Potts MS Clinton 2025 3B 22.5 g
3 JJ Wright MS Marshall Academy 2025 OF 21.4 g
4 Collin Smith MS Parklane 2025 3B 21.1 g
5 Landon Swinney MS Tupelo 2027 SS 21.0 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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