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DK Leaderboard: Class of 2024 Metrics

Perfect Game Staff        
Photo: Camdon Frier (Perfect Game)
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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 Camdon Frier 80.108 2020 14U National Showcase Uncommitted Suwannee (FL)
2 Matthew Priest 78.492 2020 Fall Southeast Showcase Uncommitted La Jolla Country Day (CA)
3 Aukai (Jaydon) Kea 76.904 2020 WWBA Workout Showcase Uncommitted Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Ca (HI)
4 Gabriel Tirado 75.357 2020 PG 14U Summer Northeast Showcase UCONN The Loomis Chaffee (CT)
5 Elbert Craig 73.922 2020 14U National Showcase Uncommitted Pantego Christian Academy (TX)
6 Brenton Clark 73.628 2020 14U Sunshine South Showcase Uncommitted Pleasant Grove (TX)
7 Kaleb Hillis 73.553 2020 South Prospect Showcase Uncommitted Lufkin (TX)
8 Davis Downer 73.28 2020 14U National Showcase Uncommitted Kamiak (WA)
9 Matt Hansen 72.886 2020 14U Sunshine South Showcase Uncommitted Air Academy (CO)
10 Samuel Valenti 72.872 2020 California Workout Camp (Sunday) Southern California Montgomery (CA)

Impact Momentum

Rk Player IM Event Commitment School
1 Camdon Frier 29.689 2020 14U National Showcase Uncommitted Suwannee (FL)
2 Matthew Priest 29.444 2020 Fall Southeast Showcase Uncommitted La Jolla Country Day (CA)
3 Aukai (Jaydon) Kea 29.158 2020 WWBA Workout Showcase Uncommitted Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Ca (HI)
4 Gabriel Tirado 28.603 2020 PG 14U Summer Northeast Showcase UCONN The Loomis Chaffee (CT)
5 Davis Downer 27.798 2020 14U National Showcase Uncommitted Kamiak (WA)
6 Samuel Valenti 27.625 2020 California Workout Camp (Sunday) Southern California Montgomery (CA)
7 Justin Wilkinson 27.306 2020 Northeast Indoor Showcase (Saturday) Uncommitted Connetquot (NY)
8 Andre' Modugno 27.295 2020 14U National Showcase Duke Don Bosco Prep (NJ)
9 Gabe Stouffer 27.254 2020 Fall Atlantic Coast Showcase Uncommitted Rockford (MI)
10 Ira Jeffries Harris 27.16 2020 14U National Showcase Uncommitted Home School (GA)

Max Acceleration

 

Rk Player MA Event Commitment School
1 Camdon Frier 58.173 2020 14U National Showcase Uncommitted Suwannee (FL)
2 Matthew Priest 51.408 2020 Fall Southeast Showcase Uncommitted La Jolla Country Day (CA)
3 Wade Mann 48.543 2020 Central Prospect Showcase Uncommitted Liberty North (MO)
4 Gabriel Tirado 46.792 2020 PG 14U Summer Northeast Showcase UCONN The Loomis Chaffee (CT)
5 PJ Morlando 46.363 2020 14U National Showcase Mississippi State Summerville (SC)
6 Ray Rose III 45.891 2020 Sunshine South Showcase Uncommitted Home School (TX)
7 Camdon Frier 44.524 2020 14U Sunshine East Showcase Uncommitted Suwannee (FL)
8 Matt Hansen 43.093 2020 14U Sunshine South Showcase Uncommitted Air Academy (CO)
9 Brenton Clark 42.509 2020 14U Sunshine South Showcase Uncommitted Pleasant Grove (TX)
10 Tristan Bittle 42.414 2020 14U South Showcase Texas A&M Martin (TX)

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