Prep Baseball Report

Carolina Rockies Scout Day: Trackman Hitting Leaders

Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 PBR of North Carolina was on hand at High Point Christian for a scout day with the Carolina Rockies. 48 total players participated with grad years ranging from the 2022-2025 classes. 

After the players stretched, catchers started the day going through their defensive evaluation making throws to second base with coaches recording pop times and coaches grading accuracy and carry with their velocities being recorded by the Stalker Radar Gun. Pitchers then threw a controlled bullpen of 15-20 pitches showcasing their arsenal of pitches and Trackman gathering Ball Flight data. After the pitchers, position players began their workout by running a laser timed 60, followed by batting practice on the field and Trackman collecting ball flight analytics. The day finished with infielders and outfielders going through a defensive evaluation. 

Below we take our first look at some of the numbers collected throughout the event. 


By the Numbers

  • 48 total players
  • 8 players ran a 7.20 or better 60 on the lasers
  • 3 infield arms topped at 80 mph or higher
  • 6 outfield arms reached 81 mph or higher
  • 3 catcher arm velocities were recorded at 74 mph or better
  • 4 catchers had pop times of 2.10 or lower
  • 13 hitters had an exit velocity of 90 mph or higher
  • 5 fastballs topped at 86 mph or higher
  • 2 pitchers had fastballs reach 89 mph
  • 2476 rpm was the top fastball spin
  • 2866 rpm was the top curveball spin

 Trackman Hitting Leaders

Launch Angle Percentage

Based on the ball flight, TrackMan is able to identify each hit as a ground ball, line drive, or fly ball.  While there are many factors as to why a hitter may approach each pitch in a certain way, the overall groupings of BP can give some insight to each hitter's approach.

Line Drive Percentage

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