Prep Baseball Report

Natural State Games: Blast Board



Prep Baseball Arkansas hosted the annual Natural State Games on October 15th in Conway Arkansas at the University of Central Arkansas.  The Natural State Games featured 44 players from all across the state with players coming from the 2024 class to a couple up and coming prospects in the 2027 class.  The event featured laser timed 60s, BP rounds with data collected by Trackman and Blast Motion, defensive evaluations with arm strength metrics, and finished up with live hitters vs pitchers with the pitching data collected by Trackman.  Today we breakdown some swing metrics captured by Blast Motion with looks at the top hand speed, bat speed, rotational accleration, and on plane percentages captured by the sensor

 

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TOP HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Caleb Johnson AR Vilonia 2025 C 26.1 mph
2 Peyton Coffman AR Russellville 2024 C 24.4 mph
3 Nash Jeffus AR HAR-BER HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 23.6 mph
4 Nathan Otis AR Central Arkansas Christian 2024 C 23.4 mph
5 Major Jackson AR Pulaski Academy 2026 OF 23.3 mph

AVERAGE HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Nash Jeffus AR HAR-BER HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 23.2 mph
2 Major Jackson AR Pulaski Academy 2026 OF 22.6 mph
3 Nathan Otis AR Central Arkansas Christian 2024 C 22.4 mph
4 Peyton Coffman AR Russellville 2024 C 21.7 mph
5 Trystan Newberry AR Russellville 2026 LHP 21.7 mph

TOP BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Easton Baldridge AR Westside 2024 3B 87.0 mph
2 Max Holland AR Conway 2026 C 81.9 mph
3 Landon Schaefer AR Fayetteville 2025 SS 79.7 mph
4 Caleb Johnson AR Vilonia 2025 C 79.0 mph
5 Madden Tatum AR Valley View 2026 3B 76.7 mph

AVERAGE BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Landon Schaefer AR Fayetteville 2025 SS 74.5 mph
2 Nash Jeffus AR HAR-BER HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 73.3 mph
3 Easton Baldridge AR Westside 2024 3B 72.5 mph
4 Caleb Johnson AR Vilonia 2025 C 72.1 mph
5 Madden Tatum AR Valley View 2026 3B 71.7 mph

PEAK ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Major Jackson AR Pulaski Academy 2026 OF 29.0 g
2 Cannon McCoy AR Fayetteville 2027 C 28.5 g
3 Shaun Cover AR Conway 2026 3B 28.0 g
4 Nathan Otis AR Central Arkansas Christian 2024 C 26.6 g
5 Cooper Holmes AR Heber Springs 2026 SS 24.2 g

AVERAGE ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Major Jackson AR Pulaski Academy 2026 OF 25.7 g
2 Cannon McCoy AR Fayetteville 2027 C 23.8 g
3 Nathan Otis AR Central Arkansas Christian 2024 C 23.0 g
4 Trystan Newberry AR Russellville 2026 LHP 21.1 g
5 Cooper Holmes AR Heber Springs 2026 SS 20.7 g

ON PLANE PERCENTAGE

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Caleb Johnson AR Vilonia 2025 C 88 %
2 Luke Weatherley AR Jonesboro 2027 C 87 %
3 Drew Morgan AR Lakeside 2026 2B 84 %
4 Major Jackson AR Pulaski Academy 2026 OF 84 %
5 Peyton Coffman AR Russellville 2024 C 83 %

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