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DK Leaderboard: Class of 2021 Metrics

Perfect Game Staff        
Throughout the partnership between Perfect Game and Diamond Kinetics, thousands of players have had their swing metrics recorded as every player is tested during any Perfect Game Showcase. Below is a table, as well as a breakdown of the three key components Diamond Kinetics tracks (Max Barrel Speed, Max Acceleration and Impact Momentum), before we look at the top recordings from this past calendar year.

Diamond Kinetics – National Percentages By Competition Level

(Based on 2018 swing data – Millions of swings taken nationally) 
-All information provided by Diamond Kinetics 

Swing Metrics Rating Table

Level

Max Barrel Speed (MPH)

Max Acceleration (G’s)

Impact Momentum (KG/M)

 

Average

Plus

Elite

Average

Plus

Elite

Average

Plus

Elite

12U

46.8

54.1

65.6

22.7

31.9

47.5

12

14.7

18.7

13U

47.3

55.1

69.3

25.2

34.6

50.6

12.3

15.7

22

14U

49.7

57.7

70.5

25.5

35.2

51.8

14

18.6

26.4

15U

52.6

59.2

71.4

26.6

36.6

53.7

18.6

22.4

28.7

16U

54.8

62.7

76.1

27.9

37.5

53.9

19.2

23.7

31.5

17U

56.3

65.4

80.9

31.2

42

58.1

20.9

25.2

32.5

18U

60.5

68.7

82.2

32.3

42

60.5

22.3

26.2

32.8

D2-JC

61.1

68.9

82.7

32.6

43.1

61.5

22.9

27.1

34.2

D1

62.9

71.1

83.9

38.5

49.9

69.4

23.8

27.8

34.5

(The three metrics that most elite hitter have in common are 70-Max Barrel Speed, 45-Max Acceleration, and 27-Impact Momentum)

Speed
Bat speed is a crucial factor in creating a high amount of ball exit velocity, which directly correlates with how far and how fast the ball will travel after impact. There are four parts to the overall Speed metric: Speed Efficiency, Max Hand Speed, Forward Bat Speed and Max Barrel Speed.

*Max Barrel Speed
-The maximum speed of the bat’s barrel during your swing, at a point 20% from the tip of the bat. 

Power
Power at its core is a measure of energy and how that energy is transferred to the ball at contact. Power is directly related to speed, but also includes such important factors as the mass and acceleration of the bat. There are three parts to the overall Power score: Applied Power, Max Acceleration, Impact Momentum.

*Max Acceleration 
-Maximum Acceleration captures how quickly a batter speeds up their swing from start to impact, and relates directly to the force and torque applied to the bat.  

*Impact Momentum 
-Impact Momentum is the amount of the momentum in the bat when the bat makes contact with the ball.  It is determined by the barrel speed at impact, and the weight of the bat. 
 



Max Barrel Speed

Rk Player MBS Event Commitment School
1 Connor McBryde 85.995 2020 South Prospect Showcase Uncommitted Grand Oaks (TX)
2 Kevin Krill 85.905 2020 National Indoor Showcase (Sunday) Oakland International Academy (MI)
3 Jonathan Santucci 85.527 2020 National Showcase Duke Phillips Academy (MA)
4 Edgardo Villegas 85.213 2020 National Showcase Miami Doral Academy Charter (FL)
5 Gray Stephens 84.808 2020 National Uncommitted Showcase (2021 Grads) Uncommitted Toombs County (GA)
6 TJ Wachter 84.543 2020 National Showcase Fordham P27 Academy (NY)
7 Ben Genser 84.407 2020 Northeast Prospect Showcase Uncommitted The Rivers (MA)
8 Andrew Woods 84.295 2020 National Showcase Alabama Ouachita Christian (LA)
9 Vytas Valincius 83.445 2020 National Showcase South Carolina Baylor (TN)
9 Lucas Torres 83.445 2020 National Showcase Alabama State Toritos Academy (PR)

Impact Momentum

Rk Player IM Event Commitment School
1 Ian Moller 36.932 2020 National Showcase Louisiana State Wahlert (IA)
2 TJ Wachter 32.848 2020 National Showcase Fordham P27 Academy (NY)
3 Kevin Krill 32.518 2020 National Indoor Showcase (Sunday) Oakland International Academy (MI)
4 Jonathan Santucci 32.283 2020 National Showcase Duke Phillips Academy (MA)
5 Edgardo Villegas 32.021 2020 National Showcase Miami Doral Academy Charter (PR)
6 Ben Genser 31.934 2020 Northeast Prospect Showcase Uncommitted The Rivers (MA)
7 Gray Stephens 31.89 2020 National Uncommitted Showcase (2021 Grads) Uncommitted Toombs County (GA)
8 Victor Rodriguez 31.863 2020 National Showcase Florida International Montverde Academy (FL)
9 Tommy Ramos 31.483 2020 National Uncommitted Showcase (2021 Grads) Barry City Of Hialeah Education Academy (FL)
10 Connor McBryde 31.471 2020 South Prospect Showcase Uncommitted Grand Oaks (TX)


Max Acceleration 

Rk Player MA Event Commitment School
1 Camden Hayslip 59.607 2020 National Showcase Alabama Friendship Christian (TN)
2 Zach Martin 58.743 2020 National Showcase Maryland Middletown (MD)
3 Jason Oviedo 58.65 2020 Sunshine Showcase at Prasco Park Uncommitted Lexington Catholic (KY)
4 Connor McBryde 58.166 2020 South Prospect Showcase Uncommitted Grand Oaks (TX)
5 Izaac Pacheco 57.49 2020 National Showcase Texas A&M Friendswood (TX)
6 Bobby Cobine 57.22 2020 Central Prospect Showcase Uncommitted Valley (IA)
7 Edgardo Villegas 57.037 2020 National Showcase Miami Doral Academy Charter (FL)
8 Ben Genser 54.465 2020 Northeast Prospect Showcase Uncommitted The Rivers (MA)
9 James Oman 53.904 2020 National Uncommitted Showcase (2021 Grads) Butler St. John's Country Day (FL)
10 Michael Robertson 53.372 2020 National Showcase Florida Venice Senior (FL)

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