Mississippi Open: Blast Board


Colin Chamblin
Manager, Deep South Operations

Our PBR Mississippi Staff continues to roll out data from our Mississippi Open event that was held at The University of Southern Miss on June 8th. Today we take a look at those who topped our leaderboards using our Blast Motion technology during batting practice.

 

HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Carson Schmelzer MS Oxford 2024 1B 24.9 mph
2 Evin Denning MS Petal 2024 LHP 24.6 mph
3 Cody Presley MS Germantown 2023 3B 23.9 mph
4 Kyler King MS Picayune 2024 SS 23.4 mph
^ Walker Van Meter MS St. Andrews Episcopal 2024 2B 23.4 mph
5 Cohen Weinhofer MS St. Patrick 2024 RHP 23.2 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Cody Presley MS Germantown 2023 3B 23.1 mph
2 Evin Denning MS Petal 2024 LHP 22.9 mph
3 Chesley Rhodes MS St Stanislaus 2024 OF 22.3 mph
4 Cohen Weinhofer MS St. Patrick 2024 RHP 22.2 mph
5 Davin Lowery MS Wayne Academy 2024 OF 22.0 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 Jackson White MS Wayne Academy 2024 OF 73.8 mph
2 Chesley Rhodes MS St Stanislaus 2024 OF 73.1 mph
3 Brody Roberts MS Manchester Academy 2025 RHP 72.5 mph
4 Cody Presley MS Germantown 2023 3B 72.0 mph
5 Max Garrett MS Hancock 2023 RHP 71.0 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 Max Garrett MS Hancock 2023 RHP 29.5 g
2 Jon Parker Dees MS Manchester Academy 2025 SS 28.0 g
3 Kasen Hogbin MS Lewisburg 2023 3B 27.5 g
4 Brett Whitten MS NorthPoint Christian Academy 2024 1B 26.6 g
5 Cohen Weinhofer MS St. Patrick 2024 RHP 24.3 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Max Garrett MS Hancock 2023 RHP 25.5 g
2 Brett Whitten MS NorthPoint Christian Academy 2024 1B 23.4 g
3 Cohen Weinhofer MS St. Patrick 2024 RHP 21.3 g
4 Kasen Hogbin MS Lewisburg 2023 3B 20.1 g
5 Coby Gollott MS St. Martin 2022 OF 18.8 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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