Prep Baseball Report

2023 Rewind: Blast of the Past


Colin Chamblin
Manager, Deep South Operations & Area Scout

As we are beginning to wrap up 2023 and gear up for the 2024 Preseason, our Prep Baseball Mississippi Staff has decided to gather all the numbers and data from our successful event schedule in 2023 and compile a series of leaderboards.

All of the data for the following leaderboard is based on the information gathered from Prep Baseball Mississippi events such as, Preseason ID's, Preseason All-State, Rising Stars, Summer Open events, Invite-Only events and our Scout Days.

*Please note that there are out of state players who have attended Mississippi events such as the AL/MS Border Battle, Mid-South Preseason ID and more that will appear on different leaderboards.*

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HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Addison Jayroe MS Madison Central 2025 RHP 28.0 mph
2 Cade Clinton MS Sumrall 2024 C 27.2 mph
3 Sawyer Bates MS Canton Academy 2025 LHP 26.9 mph
4 Luke Jenkins TN Fayette Academy 2024 SS 25.7 mph
5 Ethan Wright MS Independence 2024 2B 25.6 mph
6 Dayne Wray MS Tupelo 2025 SS 25.4 mph
7 Jackson Moore MS Tishomingo County 2025 3B 25.3 mph
8 Maddox Eady AL Daphne 2025 OF 25.2 mph
^ Tinnin Potts MS Clinton 2025 3B 25.2 mph
^ Logan Voyles MS New Albany 2024 OF 25.2 mph
9 Grant Walendzik MS Lewisburg 2026 C 24.8 mph
^ Dylan Lamb MS St. Stanislaus 2024 OF 24.8 mph
10 Nicholas Arnold MS Madison Ridgeland Academy 2024 OF 24.6 mph
^ Isaiah Clark MS Heritage Academy 2026 1B 24.6 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Cade Clinton MS Sumrall 2024 C 26.8 mph
2 Addison Jayroe MS Madison Central 2025 RHP 26.6 mph
3 Dayne Wray MS Tupelo 2025 SS 24.8 mph
4 Ethan Wright MS Independence 2024 2B 24.5 mph
5 Tinnin Potts MS Clinton 2025 3B 24.2 mph
6 Dylan Lamb MS St. Stanislaus 2024 OF 23.5 mph
7 Luke Jenkins TN Fayette Academy 2024 SS 23.4 mph
8 Maddox Eady AL Daphne 2025 OF 23.4 mph
9 Jackson Moore MS Tishomingo County 2025 3B 23.3 mph
10 Collin Pipkins MS Greene County 2023 SS 23.3 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 Walker Van Meter MS St Andrews Episcopal 2024 2B 81.0 mph
2 Aiden Hancock MS Ocean Springs 2024 C 79.5 mph
3 Tinnin Potts MS Clinton 2025 3B 78.4 mph
4 Russ Ingram MS Northwest Rankin 2026 3B 78.1 mph
5 Addison Jayroe MS Madison Central 2025 RHP 78.1 mph
6 Jackson Moore MS Tishomingo County 2025 3B 77.8 mph
7 Carson Schmelzer MS Oxford 2024 1B 77.4 mph
8 Justin Word MS St. Andrew's Episcopal 2026 SS 77.0 mph
9 Brody Roberts MS Manchester Academy 2025 RHP 76.2 mph
10 James Lucas AL Vestavia Hills 2025 C 75.9 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 Cade Clinton MS Sumrall 2024 C 42.1 g
2 Ethan Wright MS Independence 2024 2B 32.4 g
3 Brett Whitten MS NorthPoint Christian 2024 1B 30.7 g
4 Colin Watson AL Daphne 2027 OF 29.7 g
5 Reid Raper MS Nettleton 2027 SS 29.4 g
6 Cade Fairley MS Warren Central 2024 OF 29.2 g
7 Keith Forbes MS Brandon 2025 3B 28.8 g
8 Tinnin Potts MS Clinton 2025 3B 28.5 g
9 Bishop Holton MS Amory 2026 OF 28.3 g
10 Will Omeara AL Fairhope 2025 SS 28.0 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Cade Clinton MS Sumrall 2024 C 36.4 g
2 Ethan Wright MS Independence 2024 2B 25.7 g
3 Cade Fairley MS Warren Central 2024 OF 25.0 g
4 Brett Whitten MS NorthPoint Christian 2024 1B 24.0 g
5 Keith Forbes MS Brandon 2025 3B 24.0 g
6 Justin Word MS St. Andrew's Episcopal 2026 SS 23.4 g
7 Reid Raper MS Nettleton 2027 SS 23.0 g
8 Bishop Holton MS Amory 2026 OF 23.0 g
9 Logan Voyles MS New Albany 2024 OF 22.6 g
10 Tinnin Potts MS Clinton 2025 3B 22.5 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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Upcoming Events

SHOWCASE DATE LOCATION
Mississippi Preseason ID 1/20 Holmes CC - Goodman, MS
Mid-South Preseason ID 1/20 Collierville HS Indoor - Collierville, TN
Mississippi Preseason All-State (Invite-Only) 1/27 Clinton High School - Clinton, MS
North MS/West TN Rising Stars ID 3/30 The Gatorade Fieldhouse (Elevate) - Hernando, MS

 

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