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DK Leaderboard: Class of 2023 Metrics

Perfect Game Staff        
Photo: Aidan Miller (Perfect Game)
DK Leaderboard: Class of 2021 Metrics | Class of 2022 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 Aidan Miller 82.753 2020 PG Class of 2023 All American Games Arkansas JW Mitchell (FL)
2 Cooper Milford 80.868 2020 Jr. National Showcase Georgia Blessed Trinity Cath (GA)
3 Brooks Kettering 80.453 2020 National Indoor Showcase (Sunday) Uncommitted Glendale (MO)
4 Seth Farni 80.121 2020 Jr. National Showcase Mississippi Ums-Wright Preparatory (AL)
5 Cameron Gilkerson 79.821 2020 Sunshine Showcase at Prasco Park Wright State Hilliard Darby (OH)
6 Cam Collier 79.494 2020 Jr. National Showcase Louisville Mt Paran Christian (GA)
7 Chase Krewson 79.359 2020 Jr. National Showcase Notre Dame South Fayette Twp (PA)
8 Cade Kurland 78.485 2020 Jr. National Showcase Florida Berkeley Preparatory (FL)
9 Trenton Lape 77.92 2020 PG Class of 2023 All American Games Louisiana State Parkway (LA)
10 Brad Johnson 76.794 2020 Sunshine West Showcase Uncommitted Archbishop Murphy (WA)


Impact Momentum


Rk Player IM Event Commitment School
1 Aidan Miller 31.431 2020 PG Class of 2023 All American Games Arkansas JW Mitchell (FL)
2 Seth Farni 30.431 2020 Jr. National Showcase Mississippi Ums-Wright Preparatory (AL)
3 Cooper Milford 30.40 2020 Jr. National Showcase Georgia Blessed Trinity Cath (GA)
4 Cameron Gilkerson 30.129 2020 Sunshine Showcase at Prasco Park Wright State Hilliard Darby (OH)
5 Tripp Johns 29.98 2020 National Indoor Showcase (Saturday) Uncommitted Lafayette (MO)
6 Cam Collier 29.945 2020 Jr. National Showcase Louisville Mt Paran Christian (GA)
7 Trenton Lape 29.495 2020 PG Class of 2023 All American Games Louisiana State Parkway (LA)
8 Brooks Kettering 29.441 2020 National Indoor Showcase (Sunday) Uncommitted Glendale (MO)
9 Cade Kurland 29.285 2020 Jr. National Showcase Florida Berkeley Preparatory (FL)
10 Brad Johnson 29.058 2020 Sunshine West Showcase Uncommitted Archbishop Murphy (WA)


Max Acceleration


Rk Player MA Event Commitment School
1 Chase Knight 59.37 2020 National Underclass South Showcase Uncommitted Bellarmine College Prep (CA)
2 Chase Krewson 55.385 2020 Jr. National Showcase Notre Dame South Fayette Twp (PA)
3 Ashton Larson 52.883 2020 Jr. National Showcase Louisiana State St. Thomas Aquinas (KS)
4 Andrew Miehe 52.164 2020 California Workout Camp (Sunday) Uncommitted St. Margaret's Episcopal (CA)
5 Cooper Milford 52.105 2020 Jr. National Showcase Georgia Blessed Trinity Cath (GA)
6 Thomas Curry 51.902 2020 Pitcher/Catcher Showcase (Saturday) Uncommitted Arrowhead (WI)
7 Aidan Miller 49.012 2020 PG Class of 2023 All American Games Arkansas JW Mitchell (FL)
8 Cade Kurland 48.668 2020 PG Class of 2023 All American Games Florida Berkeley Preparatory (FL)
9 Brooks Kettering 48.572 2020 National Indoor Showcase (Sunday) Uncommitted Glendale (MO)
10 Mason Gerrard 47.754 2020 National Academic Showcase Uncommitted Belton (TX)

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