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Mid-South Preseason ID: Blast Motion Board


Colin Chamblin
Deep South Operations & Area Scout

 

COLLIERVILLE, TN - The Mid-South Preseason ID was held on Saturday, January 27th at Collierville High School's Indoor Facility. This event was an open event that consisted of players from the 2024-2028 classes from Volunteer state. Players went through an 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 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.

Kicking off our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look back at some of the top performers from the event.

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HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Caleb Doty TN Lausanne Collegiate 2025 3B 24.3 mph
2 JD Whitworth TN Collierville 2025 SS 23.8 mph
3 Brian King II TN Bartlett High School 2026 OF 23.1 mph
4 Gage Nesbitt TN South Gibson County High School 2025 3B 22.7 mph
5 Hudson Rushing TN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF JACKSON 2027 OF 22.5 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Caleb Doty TN Lausanne Collegiate 2025 3B 23.3 mph
2 JD Whitworth TN Collierville 2025 SS 22.5 mph
3 Hudson Rushing TN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF JACKSON 2027 OF 21.8 mph
4 Ian Chambers TN Collierville 2025 OF 21.5 mph
5 Jordan Williamson TN Dyersburg 2024 3B 21.4 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 Ian Chambers TN Collierville 2025 OF 77.5 mph
2 Christian Doty TN Lausanne Collegiate 2026 SS 71.6 mph
3 Harris Fisher TN Lipscomb Academy 2027 C 70.0 mph
4 Caleb Doty TN Lausanne Collegiate 2025 3B 69.5 mph
5 Halton Donnelly TN Christian Brothers 2025 OF 68.1 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 Brian King II TN Bartlett High School 2026 OF 30.5 g
2 JD Whitworth TN Collierville 2025 SS 28.9 g
3 Caleb Doty TN Lausanne Collegiate 2025 3B 28.6 g
4 Gage Nesbitt TN South Gibson County High School 2025 3B 26.2 g
5 Christian Doty TN Lausanne Collegiate 2026 SS 20.1 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Caleb Doty TN Lausanne Collegiate 2025 3B 25.1 g
2 JD Whitworth TN Collierville 2025 SS 23.8 g
3 Brian King II TN Bartlett High School 2026 OF 23.7 g
4 Gage Nesbitt TN South Gibson County High School 2025 3B 19.4 g
5 Christian Doty TN Lausanne Collegiate 2026 SS 18.3 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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Upcoming Events

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