Prep Baseball Report

TrackMan Analytics: Combine Academy Pitchers

Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR 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


Click Here to see the full roster and statistics from the scout day. Select the Trackman tab for all information provided by Trackman. 


TrackMan Pitching Analytics


Fastball Stats


Peak 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 2020 RHP 84.7 mph
4 Ryan Birr IN Brownsburg 2020 3B 83.9 mph
5 Brandon Romano NC Perry Meridian 2021 RHP 83.2 mph


Average Effective Velocity

Effective velocity is taking into account the velocity of each pitch, it release distance, the pitches time to the plate / hitting area, and the pitches movement.  With all of this information, Effective Velocity is allowing coaches and scouts to more accurately compare how a pitch is affecting a hitter.


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