Prep Baseball Report

Baton Rouge Fall ID: Blast Motion Leaderboard


Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

Baton Rouge, LA - The Baton Rouge Fall I.D. was held on Sunday October 15, 2023, at Catholic (BR) High School.  This was our last event of the fall and consisted of uncommitted prospects from the 2024-2027 high school classes.  All players in attendance went through an extended pro-style workout, that included batting practice using Trackman and Blast, the 60 yard dash using Swift Performance, and much more.  After the completion of the workout, all pitchers were able to throw a bullpen using Trackman Baseball to capture critical data and metrics such as fastball velocity, vertical/horizontal break, spin rate, and much more.

Today, with the help of one of our tech partners, Blast Motion, we continue our post-event coverage with a closer look at the top Blast Motion metrics and data from the Baton Rouge Fall ID. 

View all event stats HERE. 

HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)


Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Henry Beckers LA Parkview Baptist 2026 RHP 24.0 mph
2 Robert Adair LA Walker 2026 1B 23.9 mph
3 Carter Waddell LA Northlake Christian 2024 3B 23.5 mph
^ Michael Brothers LA Jesuit High School 2026 OF 23.5 mph
4 Jaxon Bentzler LA Northwood 2025 C 23.1 mph
^ Andre Ancalade LA Brother Martin 2026 1B 23.1 mph
5 Orelius Mellion LA Brusly 2026 OF 23.0 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Henry Beckers LA Parkview Baptist 2026 RHP 23.0 mph
2 Michael Brothers LA Jesuit High School 2026 OF 22.5 mph
3 Andre Ancalade LA Brother Martin 2026 1B 22.4 mph
4 Carter Waddell LA Northlake Christian 2024 3B 22.1 mph
5 Jaxon Bentzler LA Northwood 2025 C 22.1 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 Luke Mcadams LA Northlake Christian 2026 1B 70.4 mph
2 Henry Beckers LA Parkview Baptist 2026 RHP 69.5 mph
3 Keyan Bordelon LA Glenmora 2024 3B 68.6 mph
4 Jaxon Bentzler LA Northwood 2025 C 67.9 mph
5 Layton Ballard LA Albany 2025 OF 66.5 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 Henry Beckers LA Parkview Baptist 2026 RHP 40.5 g
2 Michael Brothers LA Jesuit High School 2026 OF 30.8 g
3 Orelius Mellion LA Brusly 2026 OF 28.1 g
4 Andre Ancalade LA Brother Martin 2026 1B 24.8 g
5 Taylor Cotaya LA Live Oak 2025 OF 21.3 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Henry Beckers LA Parkview Baptist 2026 RHP 32.8 g
2 Michael Brothers LA Jesuit High School 2026 OF 26.2 g
3 Orelius Mellion LA Brusly 2026 OF 24.3 g
4 Andre Ancalade LA Brother Martin 2026 1B 19.5 g
5 Taylor Cotaya LA Live Oak 2025 OF 17.7 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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