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Knoxville Preseason ID: Blast Motion Board


Colin Chamblin
Deep South Operations & Area Scout

 

KNOXVILLE, TN - The Knoxville Preseason ID was held on Saturday, February 3rd at BC Athletics in Knoxville, TN. This event was an open event that consisted of players from the 2025-2027 classes from Volunteer state. Players went through an extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman, ran the 30-yard dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to get numbers and metrics on TrackMan. 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 at the Blast Motion leaderboards from the event.

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HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Jamie Bentley TN Knoxville Catholic 2026 OF 25.4 mph
2 Braydin Jones TN University School of Jackson 2027 SS 24.2 mph
3 Tyler Bennett TN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF KNOXVILLE 2025 SS 23.8 mph
4 Benjamin Stevens TN Daniel Boone 2025 1B 22.7 mph
5 Caden Henry TN Boyd Buchanan 2025 OF 22.6 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Jamie Bentley TN Knoxville Catholic 2026 OF 24.1 mph
2 Tyler Bennett TN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF KNOXVILLE 2025 SS 22.8 mph
3 Braydin Jones TN University School of Jackson 2027 SS 22.0 mph
4 Caden Henry TN Boyd Buchanan 2025 OF 21.9 mph
5 Benjamin Stevens TN Daniel Boone 2025 1B 21.6 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 Brayden Barr TN West Ridge 2025 OF 71.2 mph
2 Benjamin Stevens TN Daniel Boone 2025 1B 70.9 mph
3 Tyler Bennett TN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF KNOXVILLE 2025 SS 70.8 mph
4 Braydin Jones TN University School of Jackson 2027 SS 70.4 mph
5 Caden Henry TN Boyd Buchanan 2025 OF 69.0 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 Jamie Bentley TN Knoxville Catholic 2026 OF 25.4 g
2 Chase Reinhart IL Normal West 2027 LHP 21.3 g
3 Caden Henry TN Boyd Buchanan 2025 OF 19.0 g
4 Graham King TN BAYLOR SCHOOL 2026 OF 18.8 g
5 Alex Page II TN Dyersburg 2026 C 18.0 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Jamie Bentley TN Knoxville Catholic 2026 OF 20.4 g
2 Chase Reinhart IL Normal West 2027 LHP 16.9 g
3 Caden Henry TN Boyd Buchanan 2025 OF 16.6 g
4 Graham King TN BAYLOR SCHOOL 2026 OF 15.7 g
5 Alex Page II TN Dyersburg 2026 C 14.4 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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