5 Star Great Lakes Scout Day: Blast Leaderboard


PBR Indiana Staff

BAT SPEED

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.

PEAK BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Billy Chidsey IN Crown Point 2025 OF 77.2 mph
^ Joey Grimes IN Crown point 2024 1B 77.2 mph
2 Nate Southwell IN Munster High School 2026 OF 75.5 mph
3 Jake Figg IN Lake Central 2025 OF 72.6 mph
4 Zachary Wright IN Munster 2025 SS 72.5 mph
5 Peter Mihaljevic IN Munster 2027 C 71.6 mph

AVERAGE BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Billy Chidsey IN Crown Point 2025 OF 74.4 mph
2 Nate Southwell IN Munster High School 2026 OF 72.6 mph
3 Joey Grimes IN Crown point 2024 1B 71.9 mph
4 Jake Figg IN Lake Central 2025 OF 70.0 mph
5 Zachary Wright IN Munster 2025 SS 69.7 mph

HAND SPEED

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.

PEAK HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Nate Southwell IN Munster High School 2026 OF 24.8 mph
2 Isaac Murphy IN Crown Point HS 2027 OF 24.7 mph
3 Zachary Wright IN Munster 2025 SS 24.1 mph
4 Anthony Bryzgalski IN Lake Central 2025 OF 23.6 mph
5 Joey Grimes IN Crown point 2024 1B 23.2 mph

AVERAGE HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Isaac Murphy IN Crown Point HS 2027 OF 22.9 mph
2 Joey Grimes IN Crown point 2024 1B 22.2 mph
3 Billy Chidsey IN Crown Point 2025 OF 21.7 mph
4 Jake Figg IN Lake Central 2025 OF 21.7 mph
5 Nate Southwell IN Munster High School 2026 OF 21.3 mph

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Measures how quickly your bat accelerates into the swing plane. Rotation is a good indicator of how you build bat speed by sequencing properly vs. pulling the bat with your hands. The quicker your rotational acceleration, the more power you will have and the more time you have to make a decision at the plate. 

MAX ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Isaac Murphy IN Crown Point HS 2027 OF 24.7 g
2 Nate Southwell IN Munster High School 2026 OF 21.3 g
3 Trevor Goodwin IN Merrillville 2026 1B 17.6 g
^ Landon Garrett IN Kouts 2026 RHP 17.6 g
4 Zachary Wright IN Munster 2025 SS 17.5 g
5 Grant McFarden IN Valparaiso High School 2026 C 16.4 g

AVERAGE ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Isaac Murphy IN Crown Point HS 2027 OF 22.7 g
2 Grant McFarden IN Valparaiso High School 2026 C 14.9 g
3 Zachary Wright IN Munster 2025 SS 13.9 g
4 Nate Southwell IN Munster High School 2026 OF 13.3 g
5 Landon Garrett IN Kouts 2026 RHP 12.9 g

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