Prep Baseball Report

Top Prospect Games Underclass: Blast Motion Board


Colin Chamblin
Manager, Deep South Operations & Area Scout

STARKVILLE, MS - The Top Prospect Games: Underclass was held on Saturday, October 28th at Dudy Noble Field on the campus of the Mississippi State University. This event was an invite-only event that consisted of some of the top prospects from the 2026-2027 classes across all parts of Mississippi. These players went through extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman, and much more. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated outings during gameplay 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.

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HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Deuce Jenkins MS Northwest Rankin 2027 OF 23.5 mph
^ Sawyer Pettit MS Tri-County Academy 2027 C 23.5 mph
2 Tai Jones MS Brandon 2026 OF 23.4 mph
3 Cayden Berryhill MS Pearl 2026 OF 23.3 mph
4 Justin Word MS St. Andrew's Episcopal 2026 SS 22.9 mph
5 Brooks Crawley MS Northwest Rankin 2026 1B 22.8 mph
^ Crews Albritton MS Tri-County Academy 2027 OF 22.8 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Tai Jones MS Brandon 2026 OF 22.4 mph
2 Sawyer Pettit MS Tri-County Academy 2027 C 22.4 mph
3 Deuce Jenkins MS Northwest Rankin 2027 OF 22.3 mph
4 Justin Word MS St. Andrew's Episcopal 2026 SS 21.9 mph
5 Andrew Kieffer MS Tupelo 2026 SS 21.9 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 Cooper Bierman MS Lewisburg 2026 3B 74.1 mph
2 Cayden Berryhill MS Pearl 2026 OF 71.9 mph
3 Brooks Crawley MS Northwest Rankin 2026 1B 71.6 mph
4 Deuce Jenkins MS Northwest Rankin 2027 OF 71.4 mph
5 Jones Roberson MS Washington 2027 1B 71.3 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 Cole Gregg MS Hernando 2026 OF 25.1 g
2 Cayden Prestage MS Itawamba 2026 OF 24.4 g
^ Landon Swinney MS Tupelo 2027 SS 24.4 g
3 Caden Cole MS Warren Central 2027 SS 23.7 g
4 Tai Jones MS Brandon 2026 OF 23.0 g
5 Fischer Farrar MS Tupelo 2026 1B 22.3 g
^ Justin Word MS St. Andrew's Episcopal 2026 SS 22.3 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Cole Gregg MS Hernando 2026 OF 21.5 g
2 Cayden Prestage MS Itawamba 2026 OF 21.1 g
3 Jones Roberson MS Washington 2027 1B 20.0 g
4 Fischer Farrar MS Tupelo 2026 1B 19.9 g
5 Tai Jones MS Brandon 2026 OF 19.8 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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