Top Performer Spotlight: 2022 SS/RHP Michael Lombardi (Fox Lane)


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Michael Lombardi

Class of 2022 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Fox Lane
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Team Citius
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
(03/07/21)
88 - 91
FB
(03/07/21)
76 - 77
CB
(03/07/21)
81 - 83
CH
(03/07/21)
80 - 82
SL
(03/07/21)
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
88 - 91
CB
76 - 77
CH
81 - 83
SL
80 - 82
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 87
CB
70 - 73
CH
78 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 87
CB
71 - 74
CH
78 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 84
CH
72 - 75
SL
70 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
81 - 83
CB
72 - 73
CH
73 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
80 - 81
CB
68 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 82
CB
68 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
81 - 82
CB
68 - 71
CH
70 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
76 - 77
CB
64 - 69
CH
69 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
76 - 77
CH
68 - 71
SL
70 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
76 - 77
CB
66 - 67
CH
69 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
75
FB
74 - 75
CB
68 - 70
CH
67 - 68
Position
6.87
60-yard
(02/20/22)
94
INF Velo
(03/07/21)
92
Exit Velo
(08/01/20)
4.28
H-1st
(02/20/19)
Position
60-yard
6.87
INF Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.05
INF Velo
94
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.15
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.19
INF Velo
91
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
7.22
INF Velo
86
H-1st
4.34
Exit Velo
88
Position
60-yard
7.27
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo
85
Position
60-yard
7.28
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
84
Position
60-yard
7.47
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo
84
Position
60-yard
7.29
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
87
H-1st
4.28
Position
INF Velo
78
H-1st
5.01
Exit Velo
82
Position
60-yard
7.64
INF Velo
76
Exit Velo
82
Position
60-yard
7.77
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
83
Position
60-yard
7.81
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
79
Trackman - Fastball
90.9
Velocity (max)
(03/07/21)
88.8 - 90.8
Velo Range
(03/07/21)
86.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/20/22)
2392
Spin Rate (max)
(03/07/21)
2323
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/07/21)
23.9
IVB (max)
(07/06/20)
20.5
IVB (avg)
(07/06/20)
17.8
HM (max)
(07/06/20)
11.7
HM (avg)
(07/06/20)
9.7
Extension (avg)
(03/07/21)
6.8
Release Ht (avg)
(03/07/21)
27
Spin Score (max)
(03/07/21)
50
Zone %
(02/20/22)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.3
Velo Range
87.4 - 88.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
86.7
Spin Rate (max)
1903
Spin Rate (avg)
1762
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
90.9
Velo Range
88.8 - 90.8
Spin Rate (max)
2392
Spin Rate (avg)
2323
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.4
Velo Range
83.6 - 86.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.1
Spin Rate (max)
2256
Spin Rate (avg)
2135
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
77.0
Velocity (max)
(03/07/21)
75.7 - 76.9
Velo Range
(03/07/21)
73.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/20/22)
2151
Spin Rate (max)
(03/07/21)
2115
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/20/22)
-7.8
IVB (max)
(02/20/22)
-7.2
IVB (avg)
(02/20/22)
-14.0
HM (max)
(02/20/22)
-13.7
HM (avg)
(02/20/22)
9.3
Extension (avg)
(03/07/21)
6.5
Release Ht (avg)
(03/07/21)
29
Spin Score (max)
(02/20/22)
60
Zone %
(07/06/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
74.6
Velo Range
73.3 - 74.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.8
Spin Rate (max)
2142
Spin Rate (avg)
2115
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
77
Velo Range
75.7 - 76.9
Spin Rate (max)
2151
Spin Rate (avg)
2091
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
73.5
Velo Range
70.5 - 73
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.5
Spin Rate (max)
1956
Spin Rate (avg)
1893
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
84.2
Velocity (max)
(02/20/22)
78.1 - 84.0
Velo Range
(02/20/22)
80.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/20/22)
2193
Spin Rate (max)
(02/20/22)
2178
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/20/22)
-1.6
IVB (max)
(02/20/22)
-0.5
IVB (avg)
(02/20/22)
-9.7
HM (max)
(02/20/22)
-3.8
HM (avg)
(02/20/22)
9.7
Extension (avg)
(03/07/21)
6.6
Release Ht (avg)
(03/07/21)
28
Spin Score (max)
(02/20/22)
75
Zone %
(03/07/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
84.2
Velo Range
78.1 - 84
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.1
Spin Rate (max)
2193
Spin Rate (avg)
2178
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
81.9
Velo Range
80.7 - 81.9
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
83.3
Velocity (max)
(03/07/21)
80.8 - 83.1
Velo Range
(03/07/21)
80.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/20/22)
1960
Spin Rate (max)
(07/06/20)
1845
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/06/20)
22.5
IVB (max)
(07/06/20)
18.7
IVB (avg)
(07/06/20)
17.0
HM (max)
(02/20/22)
15.9
HM (avg)
(02/20/22)
10.5
Extension (avg)
(03/07/21)
6.4
Release Ht (avg)
(03/07/21)
25
Spin Score (max)
(07/06/20)
50
Zone %
(03/07/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
80.1
Velo Range
79.6 - 80.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
80
Spin Rate (max)
1482
Spin Rate (avg)
1370
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
83.3
Velo Range
80.8 - 83.1
Spin Rate (max)
1669
Spin Rate (avg)
1608
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
81.4
Velo Range
77.7 - 80.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.2
Spin Rate (max)
1960
Spin Rate (avg)
1845
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
93.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/20/22)
88.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/20/22)
247
Distance (avg)
(03/07/21)
344
Distance (max)
(03/07/21)
46
Hard Hit %
(02/20/22)
80
Sweet Spot %
(07/06/20)
62
Line Drive %
(02/20/22)
50.0
Fly Ball %
(03/07/21)
31
Ground Ball %
(02/20/22)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
88.7
Distance (avg)
187
Distance (max)
305
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.6
Distance (avg)
247
Distance (max)
344
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
85.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
80
Distance (avg)
234
Distance (max)
307
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.3
Hand Speed (max)
(03/07/21)
19.9
Hand Speed (avg)
(03/07/21)
71.2
Bat Speed (max)
(03/07/21)
67.9
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/07/21)
8.5
Rot. Acc (max)
(03/07/21)
6.3
Rot. Acc (avg)
(03/07/21)
59
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/06/20)
71
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(03/07/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.3
Hand Speed (avg)
19.9
Bat Speed (max)
71.2
Bat Speed (avg)
67.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.5
Hand Speed (avg)
19.2
Bat Speed (max)
69.4
Bat Speed (avg)
66.3
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

Physical: 6-2, 185-pounds. Strong, long frame. 7.22 runner in the 60; 4.34 home-to-1B.
Offensively: RHH. Crouched stance with some bend in the knees, feet just wider than shoulder width apart, hands level with his chin, uses a bug leg kick for timing Direct barrel path, flat barrel path to the ball and finishes uphill on finish, good use of the lower half. Lots of hard contact to pull side. 88 MPH raw exit velocity.
Defensively: Controlled, consistent footwork, works well from the ground up, gets rid of the ball quickly. Medium arm swing with a 3/4 arm slot.  INF - 86 MPH.
Pitching: Fundamental balanced delivery with a leg lift above the waist, sits into backside as he strides out in line to a repeatable release and follow through. Long, whippy arm action with a 3/4 release. FB: T84, 82-84 MPH. 4-seam has ride through the zone; 2-seam has arm side run. SL: 70-73 MPH. Late, sharp 2 plane break. CH: 72-75 MPH. Maintains hand speed with arm side fade. 

 

Standout Skill
To me, I enjoyed watching Lombardi field the baseball. His footwork could use a little bit of speeding up along with lateral movements looking more fluid, but he has firm glove work, keeps the ball in front of him, and has the ability to play on the run smoothly. Strong arm across the diamond helps make up for the footwork.
Player Projection
Lombardi has the potential to be a dual threat player. Playing a couple innings then coming into the game when his team needs him on the bump. Has to tool set defensively and some solid pop from the offensive standpoint. I see him more as a 3B rather than a middle guy, his strong arm best fits the corner position. His mound presence and some velo (T84mph) will only get better as he gets stronger. Needs to work filling up the zone more with his FB, but that is a minor fix for someone who has time to develop his game.

Quick Hit
"Big physical frame, still potential to get even stronger. Simple swing, falls down into contact for more power. Quick hands to get the bat through the zone. Whippy arm action across the diamond. Chests the ball up and fields it a little off center of his body. A lot of high pitches in the zone, needs to focus on finishing ti work knees on the hitter. FB rides through the zone, but has more in take for sure. Can spin off-speed and keeps delivery the same."


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