Prep Baseball Report

East Arkansas Preseason ID: Hitter's Data Dive


Arkansas Staff

Our final stop around the state on our Preseason ID tour came on February 3rd in Jonesboro for the East Arkansas Preseason ID.  The event featured 22 players from the eastern part of the state from the 2025 class to some up and coming prospects in the 2028 class.  The event featured a pro-style workout with laser timed 60's, BP rounds with Trackman and Blast Motion data collected, defensive evaluations with radar gun readings and pop times, and finished off with bullpens with Trackman ball flight data.  Today we take all the top leaders broken down in multiple categories with eyes on the top hitting metrics captured by Trackman and Blast Motion.  

Full event stats and details can be found by clicking HERE

We still have spots remaining for our upcoming Preseason All-State on February 18th in Conway.  Request your invitation for our final Preseason event HERE

PEAK EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Jayde Taylor AR Valley View 2025 OF 99.7 mph
2 Owen Roach AR Valley View 2026 OF 96.8 mph
3 Will Findley AR Valley view 2027 SS 91.7 mph
4 Braydon Passmore AR Trumann 2026 SS 90.4 mph
5 Gabe Bledsoe AR Batesville High School 2027 OF 89.3 mph

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Owen Roach AR Valley View 2026 OF 90.7 mph
2 Jayde Taylor AR Valley View 2025 OF 87.2 mph
3 Gabe Bledsoe AR Batesville High School 2027 OF 84.1 mph
4 Beck Black AR VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2026 3B 83.4 mph
5 Parker King AR Valley View 2026 OF 83.0 mph

MAX DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Jayde Taylor AR Valley View 2025 OF 361 ft
2 Brody Brown AR Mountain Home 2028 OF 323 ft
3 Owen Roach AR Valley View 2026 OF 313 ft
4 Cannon Morgan AR West Memphis Christian 2028 OF 303 ft
5 Gabe Bledsoe AR Batesville High School 2027 OF 300 ft

AVERAGE DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Eli Mathis AR Valley View 2028 1B 230 ft
2 Beck Black AR VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2026 3B 230 ft
3 Aiden Grimes AR THE ACADEMIES AT JONESBORO HIGH SCHOOL 2027 1B 213 ft
4 Jayde Taylor AR Valley View 2025 OF 203 ft
5 Parker King AR Valley View 2026 OF 202 ft

SWEET SPOT PERCENTAGE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Beck Black AR VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2026 3B 82 %
2 Will Findley AR Valley view 2027 SS 75 %
3 Eli Mathis AR Valley View 2028 1B 68 %
4 Brody Brown AR Mountain Home 2028 OF 62 %
^ Cannon Morgan AR West Memphis Christian 2028 OF 62 %
^ Aiden Grimes AR THE ACADEMIES AT JONESBORO HIGH SCHOOL 2027 1B 62 %
5 Gabe Bledsoe AR Batesville High School 2027 OF 60 %
^ Easton Dickson AR Gosnell 2027 OF 60 %
^ Cannon Driskill AR Green County Tech 2026 SS 60 %
^ Jayde Taylor AR Valley View 2025 OF 60 %

LINE DRIVE PERCENTAGE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Line Drive %
1 Beck Black AR VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2026 3B 58 %
2 Will Findley AR Valley view 2027 SS 50 %
3 Brody Brown AR Mountain Home 2028 OF 46 %
4 Gabe Bledsoe AR Batesville High School 2027 OF 46 %
^ Cannon Driskill AR Green County Tech 2026 SS 46 %
5 Avery Scoggins AR Tuckerman 2028 SS 43 %
^ Cannon Morgan AR West Memphis Christian 2028 OF 43 %
^ Drew Gartman AR Valley View 2025 SS 43 %

TOP HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Owen Roach AR Valley View 2026 OF 24.0 mph
2 Jayde Taylor AR Valley View 2025 OF 23.5 mph
3 Easton Dickson AR Gosnell 2027 OF 23.3 mph
4 Braydon Passmore AR Trumann 2026 SS 22.6 mph
5 Parker King AR Valley View 2026 OF 22.1 mph

AVERAGE HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Owen Roach AR Valley View 2026 OF 22.9 mph
2 Jayde Taylor AR Valley View 2025 OF 22.5 mph
3 Easton Dickson AR Gosnell 2027 OF 21.9 mph
4 Braydon Passmore AR Trumann 2026 SS 21.6 mph
5 Jaden Passmore AR Southside 2025 SS 20.9 mph

TOP BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Jayde Taylor AR Valley View 2025 OF 82.2 mph
2 Braydon Passmore AR Trumann 2026 SS 79.0 mph
3 Owen Roach AR Valley View 2026 OF 72.7 mph
4 Eli Mathis AR Valley View 2028 1B 71.6 mph
5 Parker King AR Valley View 2026 OF 68.8 mph

AVERAGE BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Jayde Taylor AR Valley View 2025 OF 78.1 mph
2 Braydon Passmore AR Trumann 2026 SS 72.7 mph
3 Owen Roach AR Valley View 2026 OF 69.8 mph
4 Gabe Bledsoe AR Batesville High School 2027 OF 66.5 mph
5 Beck Black AR VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2026 3B 66.1 mph

PEAK ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Owen Roach AR Valley View 2026 OF 37.4 g
2 Jayde Taylor AR Valley View 2025 OF 31.0 g
3 Will Findley AR Valley view 2027 SS 29.8 g
4 Easton Dickson AR Gosnell 2027 OF 29.1 g
5 Jaden Passmore AR Southside 2025 SS 27.0 g

AVERAGE ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Owen Roach AR Valley View 2026 OF 32.7 g
2 Jayde Taylor AR Valley View 2025 OF 25.6 g
3 Easton Dickson AR Gosnell 2027 OF 24.2 g
4 Will Findley AR Valley view 2027 SS 23.0 g
5 Cannon Driskill AR Green County Tech 2026 SS 21.7 g

ON PLANE PERCENTAGE

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Brody Brown AR Mountain Home 2028 OF 86 %
2 Jaden Passmore AR Southside 2025 SS 84 %
3 Gabe Bledsoe AR Batesville High School 2027 OF 84 %
4 Owen Roach AR Valley View 2026 OF 83 %
5 Easton Dickson AR Gosnell 2027 OF 80 %

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