Combine Academy Scout Day: Statistical Analysis


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR North Carolina was on hand in Lincolnton, NC on Saturday February 6th for a Scout Day with Combine Academy. 25 players went through the workout portion of the scout day. Combine Academy features kids from North Carolina as well as kids from other states and countries. 

The position players led off the day with a full pro-style workout.  Players ran a laser timed 60, followed by an offensive evaluation and defensive evaluation.  During live BP, TrackMan was able to gather ball flight information off the bat.  After the pro-style workout, pitchers faced hitters in a controlled scrimmage with Trackman gathering information on each arm. 

Combine Academy Scout Day by the Numbers

  • 25 players went through the workout portion of the event
  • 3 players ran sub-7.00 60’s
  • 7.41 was the median 60 time for the day
  • 10 infielder arms topped at 80 mph or better across the diamond
  • 5 outfielder’s threw 85 mph or better to home plate
  • 4 catchers had pop times of 2.04 or better
  • 8 hitters produced a Trackman exit velocity of 95 mph or higher
  • 371’ was the longest ball hit on the day
  • 87 mph was the top fastball on the day
  • 2559 rpm was the top fastball spin
  • 2464 rpm was the top curveball spin

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STATISTICAL LEADERS


 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash to start the day. The 60 was ran on a natural surface. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Angel Lobo NC Combine Academy 2021 C 6.84
2 Tanner Martin NC Combine Academy 2021 OF 6.87
3 Roangeraud Fraai NC Combine Academy 2021 SS 6.94
4 Nolan Hicks NC Combine Academy 2021 SS 7.00
5 William Stafford VA Miller School 2021 OF 7.02

TRACKMAN MAX EXIT VELOCITY (BP)

During BP, TrackMan tracked ball flight off the bat.  One element TrackMan is able to produce is the exit velocity.  Below are the top Exit Velocities produced during live BP.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Carlos Cervantes VA Glen Allen 2020 1B 102.4 mph
2 Chris King NC Combine Academy 2022 OF 101.1 mph
3 Angel Lobo NC Combine Academy 2021 C 97.7 mph
4 Tanner Martin NC Combine Academy 2021 OF 97.2 mph
5 Isaiah Mack NC Combine Academy 2023 3B 96.6 mph

TRACKMAN MAX DISTANCE (BP)

During BP, TrackMan tracked ball flight off the bat.  One element TrackMan is able to produce is the distance each hit travels, if in fair territory.  Below are the top max distances produced during live BP.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Carlos Cervantes VA Glen Allen 2020 1B 371 ft
2 David Zamora NC Combine Academy 2022 C 366 ft
3 Tanner Martin NC Combine Academy 2021 OF 362 ft
4 Isaiah Mack NC Combine Academy 2023 3B 356 ft
5 Chris King NC Combine Academy 2022 OF 353 ft

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders were able to workout at shortstop throwing across the infield, or from 1B throwing to 2B and 3B in the pro-style workout.  Coaches are working to evaluate rhythm, footwork, hands, exchanges, arm action, accuracy, and carry.  To measure arm strength PBR Scouts utilize a radar gun.  Below are the top posted positional velocities from the day.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Nolan Hicks NC Combine Academy 2021 SS 88
2 Ryan Birr IN Brownsburg 2021 3B 85
3 Erik Romero NC Combine Academy (Post-Grad) 2021 SS 83
4 Roangeraud Fraai NC Combine Academy 2021 SS 82
5 Milan Prokop NC Combine Academy 2022 SS 81
^ Beyonce Paulina NC Combine Academy 2021 OF 81
^ Isaiah Mack NC Combine Academy 2023 3B 81
^ David Zamora NC Combine Academy 2022 C 81

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Outfielders worked out from right field, making throws to the plate.  Throws were measured by a radar gun to gauge arm strength.  Scouts are also working to see exchange, arm path, carry, and accuracy.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Chris King NC Combine Academy 2022 OF 91
2 Beyonce Paulina NC Combine Academy 2021 OF 88
3 Tanner Martin NC Combine Academy 2021 OF 87
^ Erik Romero NC Combine Academy (Post-Grad) 2021 SS 87
4 Ryan Birr IN Brownsburg 2021 3B 85
5 William Stafford VA Miller School 2021 OF 84

CATCHER POP TIMES & POSITIONAL VELOCITY

In the pro-style workout, catchers workout from behind home plate, making multiple throws to 2B, simulating a stolen base attempt.  Scouts again are looking for a quick, clean transition to the release as well as carry and accuracy on the throw.  For catchers, evaluators will put a stopwatch on the “pop time” or the time the ball hits their glove to the time the ball hits the MIF’s glove at 2B.  Coaches can also time the transition from when the ball hits the catchers glove to when he is able to release his throw.  PBR scouts add the radar gun to put a number on the arm strength out of the crouched position.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Aidan Paradine NC PRO5 Baseball Academy 2024 C 1.97-2.01
2 David Zamora NC Combine Academy 2022 C 2.01-2.13
3 Kylian Mok NC Combine Academy 2021 C 2.03-2.18
4 Gage Tomlin NC South Iredell 2022 C 2.04-2.15
5 Angel Lobo NC Combine Academy 2021 C 2.13-2.20

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Angel Lobo NC Combine Academy 2021 C 78
2 Kylian Mok NC Combine Academy 2021 C 77
3 Aidan Paradine NC PRO5 Baseball Academy 2024 C 76
^ Gage Tomlin NC South Iredell 2022 C 76
4 David Zamora NC Combine Academy 2022 C 75

TRACKMAN INFO - PITCHER BULLPENS

Pitchers threw in a controlled scrimmage, facing hitters, showcasing their complete arsenal.  Pitchers faced 5-6 hitters each in the scrimmage. Velocity and spin rate information was gathered off of the TrackMan.  TrackMan analytics are the official analytics and the velocities below were captured by TrackMan.

 MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 David Zamora NC Combine Academy 2022 C 86.6 mph
2 Garrett Mackowiak SC P27 Academy 2023 LHP 85.5 mph
3 Donnie Canchela NY Guilderland 2021 RHP 84.7 mph
4 Ryan Birr IN Brownsburg 2021 3B 83.9 mph
5 Brandon Romano NC Perry Meridian 2021 RHP 83.2 mph

MAX FASTBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Nolan Hicks NC Combine Academy 2021 SS 2559 rpm
2 Donnie Canchela NY Guilderland 2021 RHP 2424 rpm
3 Garrett Mackowiak SC P27 Academy 2023 LHP 2292 rpm
4 Ryan Birr IN Brownsburg 2021 3B 2231 rpm
5 Chase Corbett NC Charlotte Christian 2020 3B 2226 rpm

MAX CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Garrett Mackowiak SC P27 Academy 2023 LHP 2464 rpm
2 Nolan Hicks NC Combine Academy 2021 SS 2310 rpm
3 Donnie Canchela NY Guilderland 2021 RHP 2161 rpm
4 Brandon Romano NC Perry Meridian 2021 RHP 2104 rpm
5 David Zamora NC Combine Academy 2022 C 2087 rpm