Prep Baseball Report

Top Prospect Games Underclass: Data Dive, Position Players


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.

View all positional stats HERE.

 

SYNCRO ATHLETIC TESTING

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Justin Word MS St. Andrew's Episcopal 2026 SS 6.93
2 Crews Albritton MS Tri-County Academy 2027 OF 6.99
^ Caden Nelson MS Lewisburg 2026 SS 6.99
3 Colson Alexander MS Lewisburg 2026 SS 7.04
4 Cooper Bierman MS Lewisburg 2026 3B 7.09
^ Landon Swinney MS Tupelo 2027 SS 7.09
^ Taylor Latham MS Hartfield Academy 2026 RHP 7.09
^ Coleman Yoder MS Hartfield Academy 2026 C 7.09
5 Cayden Prestage MS Itawamba 2026 OF 7.11

Traditionally, the 60-yard dash has been the in-event standard to help measure a player's speed tool. 


TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Deuce Jenkins MS Northwest Rankin 2027 OF 98.2 mph
2 Crews Albritton MS Tri-County Academy 2027 OF 97.5 mph
3 Brooks Crawley MS Northwest Rankin 2026 1B 97.4 mph
4 Taylor Latham MS Hartfield Academy 2026 RHP 96.3 mph
5 Caleb Authement MS Brookhaven Academy 2026 C 95.9 mph
6 Tre Adcox MS Brandon 2027 SS 95.0 mph
7 JD Harvey MS Seminary 2026 C 94.4 mph
8 Parker Hicks MS New Albany 2027 3B 94.3 mph
9 Jones Roberson MS Washington 2027 1B 94.2 mph
10 Tai Jones MS Brandon 2026 OF 94.2 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Crews Albritton MS Tri-County Academy 2027 OF 93.5 mph
2 Tre Adcox MS Brandon 2027 SS 89.5 mph
3 JD Harvey MS Seminary 2026 C 87.4 mph
4 Cooper Bierman MS Lewisburg 2026 3B 87.4 mph
5 Cody Pigford MS West Lauderdale 2027 3B 86.5 mph

Exit Velocity: This metric measures the speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Caleb Authement MS Brookhaven Academy 2026 C 373 ft
2 Deuce Jenkins MS Northwest Rankin 2027 OF 368 ft
3 Brooks Crawley MS Northwest Rankin 2026 1B 365 ft
4 Parker Hicks MS New Albany 2027 3B 358 ft
5 Reed Sandberg MS Madison Central 2027 OF 357 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Parker Orr MS Jackson Academy 2027 OF 100 %
2 Cody Pigford MS West Lauderdale 2027 3B 80 %
3 Peyton Patridge MS Tri County Academy 2026 SS 77 %
^ Fischer Farrar MS Tupelo 2026 1B 77 %
4 Crews Albritton MS Tri-County Academy 2027 OF 75 %
^ Cooper Bierman MS Lewisburg 2026 3B 75 %
^ Justin Word MS St. Andrew's Episcopal 2026 SS 75 %
5 Bryson Wilson MS Smithville 2026 2B 71 %
^ Cole Gregg MS Hernando 2026 OF 71 %

Sweet Spot percentage: This metric is determined by how often the player produces a batted ball during the session with a launch angle between 8 to 32 degrees.


BLAST MOTION

HAND SPEED (AVG.)

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

Hand Speed: The observed 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 (AVG.)

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 (AVG.)

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.


top edge scores

Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Tanner Harris MS Lafayette 2026 C 85.81
2 Justin Word MS St. Andrew's Episcopal 2026 SS 81.23
3 Caden Nelson MS Lewisburg 2026 SS 79.48
4 Crews Albritton MS Tri-County Academy 2027 OF 78.05
5 Jacob Matthews MS Booneville 2026 C 74.80

The Edge Score is a comprehensive score out of 100 that takes the core-six visual skills into account, providing athletes, parents, coaches and scouts with a benchmark number for assessing an athlete’s overall visual ability. In general the higher the Edge Score, the higher chance of athletic success. Think of the Edge Score as the 'Sixth Metric' in the standard Five-Tools that make up a ball player.

The average Edge Score for the 2020 MLB Draft Class was 79.3 (of hitters who completed a Vizual Edge test). MLB players we've worked with typically show stronger scores, with elite hitters scoring consistently above 87.0 on their Edge Score.

 

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