Most Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs look for times under 7.00 seconds. A 60 yard dash time between 6.7 – 6.9 usually equate to an average runner on the playing field.
The proof is in the numbers.
55seconds or 19.8 fps. If you are an average 13U runner and don’t get faster, you will reach 1B 4-5 feet behind the average 14U runner. If you are a below average 13U runner, you will reach 1B 6-7 feet behind the average 14U runner.
Lou Brock is arguably the fastest MLB player ever. Photo from Crescent City Sports. When it comes to the game of baseball, the speed of a player isn’t necessarily a top skill.
According to Baseball USA, the average time from home to first base (70’) for a 12-year old is 4.35 seconds or 16.1 fps. The average time for a 13-year old (80’ bases) is 4.79 seconds or 16.7 fps.
Home to 1st base.
If you can make it from home to first in 3.93 to 4 seconds, you will be scored a 7 out of 8 – a very good score.
In baseball, speed is measured by the 60 yard dash. High school through pro players across the country will record their 60 yard dash times to show how fast they are. College and professional baseball scouts use the player’s 60 yard dash times to determine how fast the player is.
In the major leagues, the average right-handed batter reaches first base in 4.35 seconds, while the average left-handed batter reaches first base in 4.31 seconds.
College baseball scouts evaluate players by arm strength, fielding range, speed, and hitting for power and average. Recruiting guidelines offer a good benchmark for student-athletes to compare themselves with athletes competing at the college level.
-60 Yard Dash: 6.8 (Verified by a reliable source) Home to 1B: RH Hitter: 4.1 or faster, LH Hitter: 4.0. DII recruits may not throw as hard, play for the top high schools programs, or possess at least 4 of the 5 measurable tools.
Pitching velocity by age in the U.S.
|Age||Average Velocity¹||Your Goal²|
|8||39 MPH||40 MPH|
|9||44 MPH||45 MPH|
|10||47 MPH||50 MPH|
|11||52 MPH||55 MPH|
Generally, 14 year old average cruising speed would be about 65 mph. Average freshman pitcher (14 to 15 year old) cruising speed would be about 70 mph. Average cruising speed for a good high school pitching prospect at 14 to 15 years old would be about 75 mph.
The catcher must be durable and is responsible for the teams defense. A catcher needs soft hands , quick feet and the ability to block pitches in the dirt. A good catcher can catch and throw to second base under 2.0 seconds, some catchers can break 1.8 seconds.
In terms of arm strength, elite middle infield recruits will throw the ball across the diamond anywhere between 85 MPH and 95 MPH.
Here is the longest verified home run in professional baseball history! In 1987, Joey Meyer, playing for the Triple-A Denver Zephyrs, launched this ball an astonishing 582 FEET!
As a result, Aroldis Chapman is credited with throwing the fastest pitch in MLB history. On Sept. 24, 2010, Chapman made MLB history. Then a rookie relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, the fireballer unleashed a fastball clocked at 105.1 mph by PITCH/fx. MLB later bumped that up to 105.8 mph.
So how fast was Rickey Henderson? He had a speed of arguably 31 feet per second. His 25-year career was a success, as was a prolific base-stealer with an MLB record of 1406 bases and 100-steals in three seasons. He once clocked between 9.6 and 9.7 seconds in the 100-yard dash, an estimated 31 feet per second.
(Typically 46-50’ Pitching Distance)
|Age||Daily Max (Pitches in Game)||0 Days Rest|
Running Times for Boys
Any time faster than 8:40 would be considered a good time, since it puts the boy in the top half of his age class. If the boy runs the mile a minute faster, coming in at about seven minutes and 40 seconds, he rises to the 75th percentile.
The Major League average on a “competitive” play is 27 ft/sec, and the competitive range is roughly from 23 ft/sec (poor) to 30 ft/sec (elite). A Bolt is any run above 30ft/sec.