Prep Baseball Report

Nashville Preseason ID: Data Dive, Position Players


Colin Chamblin
Deep South Operations & Area Scout

GALLATIN, TN - The Nashville Preseason ID was held on Sunday, January 7th at Liberty Creek HS in Gallatin, TN. 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.

Continuing 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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SYNCRO ATHLETIC TESTING

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Derek Chambliss TN Beech 2024 SS 6.67 s
2 Gabe Gray TN Green Hill 2025 SS 6.84 s
3 Cooper Hays TN Lebanon 2025 SS 7.00 s
4 Cade Thorne TN Lebanon 2025 C 7.04 s
5 Jackson Goddard TN Liberty Creek 2026 SS 7.05 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Gabe Gray TN Green Hill 2025 SS 1.61 s
2 Derek Chambliss TN Beech 2024 SS 1.63 s
3 Jackson Goddard TN Liberty Creek 2026 SS 1.64 s
4 Carter Baskin TN Beech 2026 SS 1.66 s
5 Connor Caserta TN Page 2024 2B 1.67 s
^ Cooper Hays TN Lebanon 2025 SS 1.67 s

Traditionally, the 60-yard dash has been the in-event standard to help measure a player's speed tool. While the measurement still has its utility, the 10-yard split has started to become more and more applicable in determining the player's burst and reaction time in-game, whether that's in the outfield or on the basepaths.

MAX RUN SPEED (MPH)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Run speed (max)
1 Derek Chambliss TN Beech 2024 SS 20.3
2 Gabe Gray TN Green Hill 2025 SS 19.6
3 Cooper Hays TN Lebanon 2025 SS 19.2
4 Cade Thorne TN Lebanon 2025 C 19.1
5 Rocco Cimarosti TN Centennial High School 2025 OF 19.1
6 Jackson Goddard TN Liberty Creek 2026 SS 18.9
7 Carter Baskin TN Beech 2026 SS 18.8
8 Connor Caserta TN Page 2024 2B 18.6
9 Cade Philpot TN Beech 2025 SS 18.4
10 Tucker Griffith TN Mount Juliet 2026 OF 18.4


TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Ben Kauffman TN Cannon County 2025 1B 98.1 mph
2 Derek Chambliss TN Beech 2024 SS 96.4 mph
3 Brady Gutting TN Ravenwood 2025 1B 95.6 mph
4 Tyler Reynolds TN Green Hill High School 2028 3B 95.6 mph
5 CJ Potter TN Watertown 2026 C 94.0 mph
6 Evan Driver TN Lebanon 2025 1B 93.7 mph
7 Kason Woodson TN Springfield Tn 2027 3B 93.1 mph
8 Connor Caserta TN Page 2024 2B 92.7 mph
9 Gabe Gray TN Green Hill 2025 SS 92.2 mph
10 Rocco Cimarosti TN Centennial High School 2025 OF 92.0 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Derek Chambliss TN Beech 2024 SS 89.7 mph
2 Evan Driver TN Lebanon 2025 1B 88.2 mph
3 Gabe Gray TN Green Hill 2025 SS 88.0 mph
4 CJ Potter TN Watertown 2026 C 85.5 mph
5 Brady Gutting TN Ravenwood 2025 1B 84.6 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 Ben Kauffman TN Cannon County 2025 1B 374 ft
2 Derek Chambliss TN Beech 2024 SS 350 ft
3 CJ Potter TN Watertown 2026 C 345 ft
4 Brady Gutting TN Ravenwood 2025 1B 339 ft
5 Evan Driver TN Lebanon 2025 1B 326 ft
6 Tucker Griffith TN Mount Juliet 2026 OF 324 ft
7 Connor Caserta TN Page 2024 2B 319 ft
8 Gabe Gray TN Green Hill 2025 SS 318 ft
9 Aaron Higgins TN Liberty Creek High School 2025 OF 318 ft
10 Connor Burtch TN Independence High School 2025 SS 311 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Derek Chambliss TN Beech 2024 SS 83 %
2 Evan Driver TN Lebanon 2025 1B 78 %
3 Rocco Cimarosti TN Centennial High School 2025 OF 75 %
^ Brady Gutting TN Ravenwood 2025 1B 75 %
4 Kason Woodson TN Springfield Tn 2027 3B 72 %
5 Bryant Moore TN Christ Presbyterian 2024 3B 70 %
^ CJ Potter TN Watertown 2026 C 70 %

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 Derek Chambliss TN Beech 2024 SS 23.0 mph
2 Brady Gutting TN Ravenwood 2025 1B 22.3 mph
3 Tyler Reynolds TN Green Hill High School 2028 3B 22.0 mph
4 Efrain (Tre) Martinez III TN Hillsboro 2025 OF 21.8 mph
5 Leyton Coffman AL East Limestone 2025 SS 21.5 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 Efrain (Tre) Martinez III TN Hillsboro 2025 OF 71.4 mph
2 Brady Gutting TN Ravenwood 2025 1B 71.2 mph
3 Gabe Gray TN Green Hill 2025 SS 70.2 mph
4 Tyler Reynolds TN Green Hill High School 2028 3B 70.1 mph
5 CJ Potter TN Watertown 2026 C 69.3 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 Derek Chambliss TN Beech 2024 SS 24.5 g
2 Knox Tenpenny TN FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2028 2B 19.6 g
3 Carter Baskin TN Beech 2026 SS 18.4 g
4 Leyton Coffman AL East Limestone 2025 SS 17.8 g
5 Connor Burtch TN Independence High School 2025 SS 17.1 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.


VIZUAL EDGE

EDGE SCORES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Leyton Coffman AL East Limestone 2025 SS 84.53
2 Gunner Warren TN East Robertson High School 2027 SS 82.24
3 Ben Kauffman TN Cannon County 2025 1B 74.59
4 Jackson Goddard TN Liberty Creek 2026 SS 74.58
5 Gabe Gray TN Green Hill 2025 SS 73.06
6 Kason Woodson TN Springfield Tn 2027 3B 71.98
7 Cade Quick TN Fayetteville 2025 C 71.75
8 Knox Tenpenny TN FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2028 2B 71.62
9 Rocco Cimarosti TN Centennial High School 2025 OF 71.12
10 Evan Driver TN Lebanon 2025 1B 68.81

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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