Uncommitted Senior Spotlight: 3B/1B/RHP Brandon Combs



By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

Brandon Combs

Class of 2018 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Charleston Catholic
    State: WV
  • Summer Team: Charleston Bulldogs
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 225lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
79
Max FB
76 - 78
FB
61 - 64
CB
70 - 71
CH
66 - 67
CT
Position
7.66
60-yard
78
INF Velo
97
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

8/17/17 6-foot, 220-pound left-handed hitter who can really swing it. Starts from a square stance and initiates his swing with a short lift-and-replace stride. Swing path is short to the zone and long through it producing an event best 97 mph bat exit velocity. Displayed the ability to back spin the baseball in batting practice with multiple home runs. Went 2-for-6 at the plate in game action while barreling the baseball in several other at bats. Moves well for size as evidenced by his 7.66 60-yard dash. Likely makes the move to 1B/DH at the next level to take advantage of his run producing abilities at the plate.  Also worked effectively on the mound in game action sitting 76-77 while topping at 78 mph out of a 3/4 arm slot.

7/12/17 6-foot, 225-pound left-handed hitter initiates swing from neutral set up with a moderate leg kick and short stride. Demonstrates a rhythmic, controlled load achieving good separation.  Head is still and hips and hands are quick.  92 mph bat exit velocity played in BP with two long home runs to pull side.  Combs projects as next level power bat showing excellent bat speed and ability to create backspin.

Defensively, hands are adequate.  There is tendency to work top down and range is somewhat limited.  Arm strength of 72 mph across diamond may necessitate move to right side of infield.

On mound, the right-hander varies arm slot from low to mid 3/4.  FB sat 77-78 with arm side run and sink.  CB thrown at 63-64 mph had 11-5 shape with intermittent moderate depth.  Combs also threw cutter at 66-67 with relatively little movement.  There is considerable effort to delivery with limited use of lower half.



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