Prep Baseball Report

Indy Sharks/On Deck Baseball Scout Day: Blast Leaderboard


Conner Madding
Indiana Operations/Multimedia

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 Jackson Bauer IN Loogootee High School 2025 1B 84.8 mph
2 Ben Hodgen IN William Henry Harrison High School 2027 RHP 76.4 mph
3 Brendan Boynton IN Lawrence North 2025 RHP 74.8 mph
4 Evan Critchlow IN Noblesville 2027 C 74.2 mph
5 Brock Ballesteros IN William Henry Harrison 2027 C 73.7 mph
6 Brett Thompson IN William Henry Harrison High School 2025 2B 72.8 mph
7 Nicholas Ely IN Blackford Jr-Sr High School 2025 C 72.7 mph
8 Evan Haas IN Hamilton Southeastern 2025 OF 72.4 mph

AVERAGE BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Jackson Bauer IN Loogootee High School 2025 1B 74.7 mph
2 Brock Ballesteros IN William Henry Harrison 2027 C 71.5 mph
3 Ben Hodgen IN William Henry Harrison High School 2027 RHP 69.2 mph
4 Brendan Boynton IN Lawrence North 2025 RHP 69.1 mph
5 Brett Thompson IN William Henry Harrison High School 2025 2B 67.6 mph
6 Nathan Prough IN William Henry Harrison High School 2025 2B 66.4 mph
7 Gus Sandberg IN Lafayette Central Catholic 2026 3B 66.2 mph
8 Nicholas Ely IN Blackford Jr-Sr High School 2025 C 66.2 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 Evan Haas IN Hamilton Southeastern 2025 OF 26.7 mph
2 Nicholas Ely IN Blackford Jr-Sr High School 2025 C 23.2 mph
^ Brett Thompson IN William Henry Harrison High School 2025 2B 23.2 mph
3 Ethan Kang IN Noblesville High School 2026 OF 23.1 mph
4 Brock Ballesteros IN William Henry Harrison 2027 C 22.5 mph
5 Raymond Smith IN Lapel Sr High School 2025 C 22.3 mph
6 Nathan Prough IN William Henry Harrison High School 2025 2B 22.0 mph
7 Nash Watson IN Noblesville High School 2025 2B 21.8 mph
^ Keaton Graber IN North Daviess Jr-Sr High School 2026 C 21.8 mph
8 Ben Hodgen IN William Henry Harrison High School 2027 RHP 21.7 mph

AVERAGE HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Evan Haas IN Hamilton Southeastern 2025 OF 24.8 mph
2 Ethan Kang IN Noblesville High School 2026 OF 22.4 mph
3 Brett Thompson IN William Henry Harrison High School 2025 2B 22.0 mph
4 Brock Ballesteros IN William Henry Harrison 2027 C 21.0 mph
5 Nicholas Ely IN Blackford Jr-Sr High School 2025 C 20.9 mph
6 Nash Watson IN Noblesville High School 2025 2B 20.8 mph
7 Ben Hodgen IN William Henry Harrison High School 2027 RHP 20.6 mph
8 Zac Wainscott IN Rossville Middle/Senior High Sch 2026 SS 20.5 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 Evan Haas IN Hamilton Southeastern 2025 OF 33.0 g
2 Nicholas Ely IN Blackford Jr-Sr High School 2025 C 27.4 g
3 Ethan Kang IN Noblesville High School 2026 OF 25.2 g
4 Kyle Michael IN Hamilton Heights High School 2025 C 25.0 g
5 Ben Hodgen IN William Henry Harrison High School 2027 RHP 22.6 g
6 Owen Cox IN Bishop Chatard 2027 OF 22.3 g
7 Jaxden Wims IN Lawrence North High School 2026 SS 22.0 g
^ Sebastian Gillum IN Delta High School 2026 SS 22.0 g
8 Nash Watson IN Noblesville High School 2025 2B 20.8 g

AVERAGE ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Evan Haas IN Hamilton Southeastern 2025 OF 27.8 g
2 Ethan Kang IN Noblesville High School 2026 OF 21.2 g
3 Nicholas Ely IN Blackford Jr-Sr High School 2025 C 19.9 g
4 Kyle Michael IN Hamilton Heights High School 2025 C 19.0 g
5 Nash Watson IN Noblesville High School 2025 2B 18.2 g
6 Nathan Prough IN William Henry Harrison High School 2025 2B 17.8 g
7 Jaxden Wims IN Lawrence North High School 2026 SS 17.7 g
8 Owen Cox IN Bishop Chatard 2027 OF 17.6 g

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