South Mississippi Fall ID: Blast Motion Board
September 28, 2023
POPLARVILLE, MS - The South Mississippi Fall ID was held on Saturday, September 23rd at Pearl River CC in Poplarville, MS. This event was an open event that consisted of some of the top prospects from the 2024-2027 classes across all parts of Mississippi. These players went through extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman, ran the 60 yard dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated bullpens during the workout and were able to get numbers and metrics. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing at the event.
Continuing our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look back at some of the top performers and standouts from Saturday. Continuing over the course of the next week or so, we will release different statistical leaderboards for the event along with other pieces of content.
View all positional stats HERE.
HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)
|Rank||Name||State||School||Class||Pos||Hand Speed (max)|
|1||Nicholas Arnold||MS||Madison Ridgeland Academy||2024||OF||24.6 mph|
|2||Kellen Garcia||MS||Sumrall||2025||SS||22.2 mph|
|3||Camden Armon||MS||Ridgeland||2025||3B||21.8 mph|
|^||Tinnin Potts||MS||Clinton||2025||3B||21.8 mph|
|4||Caleb Purry||MS||Brandon||2024||OF||21.6 mph|
|5||Payton Smith||MS||George County||2027||RHP||21.3 mph|
|^||Mason Ruble||MS||Picayune Memorial||2025||1B||21.3 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||Dalton Stripling||MS||Heritage Academy||2025||SS||75.2 mph|
|2||Nicholas Arnold||MS||Madison Ridgeland Academy||2024||OF||74.0 mph|
|3||Tinnin Potts||MS||Clinton||2025||3B||73.1 mph|
|4||Stephen Hutchison||MS||Saint Stanislaus||2025||3B||71.3 mph|
|5||Mason Ruble||MS||Picayune Memorial||2025||1B||69.7 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||Tinnin Potts||MS||Clinton||2025||3B||28.5 g|
|2||Nicholas Arnold||MS||Madison Ridgeland Academy||2024||OF||25.3 g|
|3||Nicholas Rushing||MS||Forrest County||2024||2B||23.3 g|
|4||Dalton Stripling||MS||Heritage Academy||2025||SS||22.9 g|
|5||Payton Smith||MS||George County||2027||RHP||19.0 g|
|Rank||Name||State||School||Class||Pos||Rot. Acc (avg)|
|1||Tinnin Potts||MS||Clinton||2025||3B||22.0 g|
|2||Nicholas Arnold||MS||Madison Ridgeland Academy||2024||OF||21.3 g|
|3||Nicholas Rushing||MS||Forrest County||2024||2B||19.1 g|
|4||Payton Smith||MS||George County||2027||RHP||16.5 g|
|5||Dalton Stripling||MS||Heritage Academy||2025||SS||14.8 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.
|2023 Southeast Senior Games||10/7-10/8||Choccolocco Park & Jacksonville State University|
|2023 AL/MS Border Battle||10/14||Northeast Mississippi CC - Booneville, MS|
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