Trackman provides very valuable scouting information. I'm trying to think of any Trackman data that would allow for a bad player to look like a good player. What it can't do is predict who will be the best player in the future, but the data even helps in that area.
Based on our testing the Trackman technology, it is very obvious that the top prospects coincide with the better Trackman numbers. It doesn't measure athletic ability, it measures exactly what the ball is doing whether hitting or throwing. It also measures actual mechanical information from pitchers release, how well he repeats, distance from release to the plate etc. It measures and charts control and command. It shows why a 88 mph fastball can be better than another pitchers 90 mph fastball.
Anyway, we are very excited about Trackman. It will only make our job more thorough. There are actually 18 now using it in the Major Leagues. That number will probably include every MLB stadium before long. When MLB players are providing the measurables it really helps amateur scouting. After all, the scouting scale used by MLB scouts already is based on MLB high and low measurements with 5 on the 2-8 scale being MLB average. With Trackman there are many more measurables for comparison. For example... There is now an average MLB spin rate on every pitch. When we see a young pitcher who might lack great velocity, but shows MLB average spin rate on breaking pitches, it adds another component to consider. If that pitchers velocity improves, he already has the ability to spin the ball as well as an average MLB pitcher.
Truth is... every bit of Trackman data is important. It can quantify what you see and it can tell you what you might not see. There is no gimmick here, they started at the very top (MLB) not at the bottom. Real interesting stuff!