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DK Leaderboard: Class of 2025 Metrics

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Photo: Travis Friend (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 Hometown
1 Travis Friend 74.165 2020 13U National Showcase Uncommitted Undecided La Mirada, CA
2 Micah Matthews 72.654 2020 Fall Atlantic Coast Showcase South Carolina Turner Ashby Bridgewater, VA
3 Landon Carter 70.808 2020 14U Fall South Showcase Uncommitted North Little Rock Sherwood, AR
4 Josiah Hartshorn 69.593 2020 California Workout Camp (Saturday) Uncommitted Orange Lutheran Anaheim, CA
5 Landon Jones 69.551 2020 14U Sunshine East Showcase Uncommitted Gulf Shores Perdido Beach, AL
6 Javier Vasquez 68.111 2020 14U Fall South Showcase Uncommitted La Quinta La Quinta, CA
7 Camari Harris 67.506 2020 14U Southeast Prospect Showcase Uncommitted Southwest Guilford Greensboro, NC
8 Vaughn Neckar 67.443 2020 California Workout Camp (Sunday) Uncommitted Undecided Murrieta, CA
9 Blake Ilitch 67.228 2020 14U Sunshine Showcase at Prasco Park Uncommitted IMG Academy Detroit, MI
10 Evan Hankins 66.989 2020 13U National Showcase Uncommitted John S. Battle Bristol, VA

Impact Momentum

Rk Player IM Event Commitment School Hometown
1 Travis Friend 27.973 2020 13U National Showcase Uncommitted Undecided La Mirada, CA
2 Micah Matthews 27.364 2020 Fall Atlantic Coast Showcase South Carolina Turner Ashby Bridgewater, VA
3 Landon Carter 25.886 2020 14U Fall South Showcase Uncommitted North Little Rock Sherwood, AR
4 Landon Jones 25.513 2020 14U Sunshine East Showcase Uncommitted Gulf Shores Perdido Beach, AL
5 Blake Ilitch 25.501 2020 14U Sunshine Showcase at Prasco Park Uncommitted IMG Academy Detroit, MI
6 Josiah Hartshorn 25.492 2020 California Workout Camp (Saturday) Uncommitted Orange Lutheran Anaheim, CA
7 Marcus Gradney 25.333 2020 14U Gulf Coast Prospect Showcase Uncommitted Oberlin Elton, LA
8 Jace Filleman 25.077 2020 14U Fall South Showcase Uncommitted Regis Jesuit Centennial, CO
9 Mason Greenhouse 24.934 2020 14U Fall South Showcase Uncommitted Martin Luther King Riverside, CA
10 Matthew Bedi 24.791 2020 14U Gulf Coast Prospect Showcase Uncommitted Hahnville Luling, LA

Max Acceleration

Rk Player MA Event Commitment School Hometown
1 Landon Carter 45.81 2020 14U Fall South Showcase Uncommitted North Little Rock Sherwood, AR
2 Travis Friend 42.876 2020 13U National Showcase Uncommitted Undecided La Mirada, CA
3 Landon Jones 41.681 2020 14U Sunshine East Showcase Uncommitted Gulf Shores Perdido Beach, AL
4 Josiah Hartshorn 38.669 2020 California Workout Camp (Saturday) Uncommitted Orange Lutheran Anaheim, CA
5 Kelvyn Paulino Jr 38.29 2020 13U National Showcase Uncommitted N/A Thomasville, NC
6 Vaughn Neckar 38.187 2020 California Workout Camp (Sunday) Uncommitted Undecided Murrieta, CA
7 Matthew Graham 37.987 2020 14U East Showcase Uncommitted Fauquier Warrenton, VA
8 Micah Matthews 37.773 2020 Fall Atlantic Coast Showcase South Carolina Turner Ashby Bridgewater, VA
9 Evan Hankins 37.7 2020 13U National Showcase Uncommitted John S. Battle Bristol, VA
10 Eli Pitts 37.323 2020 13U National Showcase South Carolina North Gwinnett Suwanee, GA

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