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DK Leaderboard: Class of 2022 Metrics

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DK Leaderboard: Class of 2021 Metrics

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 Jordan Taylor 87.688 2020 Jr. National Showcase Florida State St. John's Country Day (FL)
2 Gavin Turley 85.441 2020 PG Underclass All American Games Oregon State Hamilton (AZ)
3 Mason Neville 84.135 2020 Jr. National Showcase Arizona Palo Verde (NV)
4 Carlos Elian Martinez 83.571 2020 Jr. National Showcase Uncommitted St. Patricks Bilingual (PR)
5 Aiden Fancher 82.698 2020 Jr. National Showcase Mississippi State Winston Academy (MS)
6 Luke Zeisloft 82.593 2020 Jr. National Showcase Maryland Central Columbia (PA)
7 Gunther Braendel 82.374 2020 Jr. National Showcase Miami IMG Academy (FL)
8 Kalym Espaillat 81.303 2020 Northeast Prospect Showcase Uncommitted Snowden International (MA)
9 Nolan Schubart 81.208 2020 Jr. National Showcase Michigan Orchard Lake St. Marys Prep (MI)
10 Andruw Jones 81.149 2020 Jr. National Showcase Vanderbilt Wesleyan (GA)

Impact Momentum


Rk Player IM Event Commitment School
1 Andruw Jones 33.832 2020 Jr. National Showcase Vanderbilt Wesleyan (GA)
2 Jordan Taylor 33.044 2020 Jr. National Showcase Florida State St. John's Country Day (FL)
3 Gavin Turley 32.444 2020 PG Underclass All American Games Oregon State Hamilton (AZ)
4 Mason Neville 31.93 2020 Jr. National Showcase Arizona Palo Verde (NV)
5 Aiden Fancher 31.4 2020 Jr. National Showcase Mississippi State Winston Academy (MS)
6 Carlos Elian Martinez 30.706 2020 Jr. National Showcase Uncommitted St. Patricks Bilingual (PR)
7 Kalym Espaillat 30.669 2020 Northeast Prospect Showcase Uncommitted Snowden International (MA)
8 Nolan Schubart 30.655 2020 Jr. National Showcase Michigan Orchard Lake St. Marys Prep (MI)
9 Korbyn Dickerson 30.414 2020 Jr. National Showcase Louisville Trinity (IN)
10 Kaden Martin 30.16 2020 Jr. National Showcase Uncommitted Knoxville Catholic (TN)

Max Acceleration

Rk Player MA Event Commitment School
1 Riley Stanford 59.443 2020 PG Underclass All American Games Georgia Tech Buford (GA)
2 Blaydon Plain 59.165 2020 National Underclass East Showcase Florida IMG Academy (FL)
3 Mason Neville 58.528 2020 Jr. National Showcase Arizona Palo Verde (NV)
4 Owen McCarthy 57.753 2020 Ohio Valley Prospect Showcase Uncommitted West Chester Henderson (PA)
5 Gavin Turley 55.525 2020 PG Underclass All American Games Oregon State Hamilton (AZ)
6 Spence Coffman 55.127 2020 Fall Southeast Showcase Uncommitted Tishomingo County (MS)
7 Jordan Taylor 53.367 2020 Jr. National Showcase Florida State St. John's Country Day (FL)
8 Alvin Keels 53.145 2020 PG Underclass All American Games Miami Maury (VA)
9 Ty Kennedy 52.83 2020 Jr. National Showcase Washington State Legend (CO)
10 Carlos Elian Martinez 52.088 2020 Jr. National Showcase Uncommitted St. Patricks Bilingual (PR)

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