Better Conditioned Galusha Making Strides In His Game


Bruce Hefflinger
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Better Conditioned Galusha Making Strides In His Game

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Thomas Galusha

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Salisbury School
    State: CT
  • Summer Team: CT Grind
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 230lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(02/16/21)
87 - 88
FB
(02/16/21)
75 - 77
CB
(02/16/21)
82 - 84
CH
(02/16/21)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
87 - 88
CB
75 - 77
CH
82 - 84
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 84
CB
72 - 74
CH
79 - 82
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 84
CB
72 - 74
CH
79 - 82
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 86
CB
70 - 72
CH
71 - 72
Position
8.09
60-yard
(07/15/20)
78
INF Velo
(07/15/20)
88
Exit Velo
(07/15/20)
Trackman - Fastball
88.33
Velocity (max)
(02/16/21)
89.98
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/16/21)
2396
Spin Rate (max)
(02/16/21)
2349
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/15/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.33
Velo Range
86.57 - 88.22
Eff Velocity (avg)
89.98
Spin Rate (max)
2396
Spin Rate (avg)
2296
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.59
Velo Range
82.35 - 83.81
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.29
Spin Rate (max)
2372
Spin Rate (avg)
2144
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.95
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.23
Spin Rate (max)
2349
Spin Rate (avg)
2349
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
76.44
Velocity (max)
(02/16/21)
77.05
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/16/21)
2428
Spin Rate (max)
(02/16/21)
2373
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/16/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
76.44
Velo Range
75.17 - 76.44
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.05
Spin Rate (max)
2428
Spin Rate (avg)
2373
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
74.75
Velo Range
72.05 - 74.27
Eff Velocity (avg)
72
Spin Rate (max)
2394
Spin Rate (avg)
2273
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
85.18
Velocity (max)
(02/16/21)
85.25
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/16/21)
1950
Spin Rate (max)
(02/16/21)
1835
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/16/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
85.18
Velo Range
82.51 - 84.63
Eff Velocity (avg)
85.25
Spin Rate (max)
1950
Spin Rate (avg)
1835
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
88.34
Exit Speed (max)
(07/15/20)
77.02
Exit Speed (avg)
(07/15/20)
229
Distance (avg)
(07/15/20)
318
Distance (max)
(07/15/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
88.34
Exit Speed (avg)
77.02
Distance (avg)
229
Distance (max)
318
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
20.50
Hand Speed (max)
(07/15/20)
19.44
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/15/20)
74.20
Bat Speed (max)
(07/15/20)
69.11
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/15/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.5
Hand Speed (avg)
19.44
Bat Speed (max)
74.2
Bat Speed (avg)
69.11
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

Better Conditioned Galusha Making Strides In His Game

MIDDLEBURY, Ct. - Being part of Team Massachusetts at the Future Games gave Thomas Galusha a glimpse of what college baseball could look like.

“It was a level of talent I had never seen, but it’s something I can get used to,” the Holy Cross High School sophomore said.

The desire to work toward playing at the next level, admittedly, came the hard way for Galusha.

“I first started working toward getting better at baseball after my freshman year when I was benched on the JV team,” reflected the seventh-ranked 2023 right-handed pitcher in New England. “There were nine seniors on varsity and I thought I would take one of their spots but I didn’t have it and went to the JVs. I’d always thought highly of myself, so that was a humbling experience. After that I worked harder than ever before.”

That diligence brought an uptick in his velocity along with improvement in offspeed pitches, in the process helping bring college interest.

“My first PBR event was at the Connecticut Top Prospect Games,” noted Galusha about the July showcase. “Right after that I was invited to the Futures. Right after the Futures I had my first contact with schools.”

More exposure came at the New England Procase in February.

“I wanted to update my numbers,” Galusha related. “My average fastball was up three to four miles an hour and my spin rate was up. I also added a changeup to my pitches that needs to be tweaked, but I’m confident in that.”

Trevor Brown, PBR Connecticut Director of Scouting, likes what he has seen in the hard-throwing right-hander.

“He continues to grow on me,” Brown said. “I liked him last summer and he’s made another jump in my eyes. He is a big strong right-handed pitcher, fastball sits in the upper 80s, shows a good breaking ball, swing-and-miss at times pitch. Look for him to have a monster breakout season.”

The 16-year-old recently reclassified to become a sophomore in the recruiting process.

“I made the decision early this fall,” Galusha explained. “I want to try and play as high a level of baseball as I can but with the way things are going and the whole covid situation, I decided to reclassify. I’m young for my age so this should help. I know how the process works, my brother did it for football.”

Fairfield, Dartmouth, Northeastern and Villanova are schools that have shown an interest in the fourth-rated uncommitted 2023 pitcher in New England.

“They definitely like my size,” pointed out the 6-4 230-pounder. “They feel I have a lot more in the tank and I agree with that. My arm action is clean and they really like my academics.”

With a 4.0 weighted GPA, Galusha is deciding on a major between sports science, business and marketing as he looks ahead to a future playing baseball in college.

“I’ll bring a really strong work ethic,” noted Galusha. “I don’t think anybody works harder than me when it comes to a daily routine, from workouts, to sleep, to nutrition. When I’m surrounded by others with the same mentality as me, I do a good job of pushing them as well.”

Hard work has helped the second-ranked uncommitted sophomore in Connecticut make strides in his game.

“During quarantine I decided to cut back as much body fat as I could,” Galusha said of being in much better shape than a year prior. “It’s been very beneficial. While my peak fastball is only up two, my average fastball is up six or seven miles-an-hour. I’m also able to throw as hard as I can for a longer period with more consistency.”

Where it all translates when it comes to making a college decision is unknown.

“When coaches are able to see me in person I think that will help,” Galusha concluded. “A lot of kids are showcase players, but I feel the more pitches I throw in a game the better I get. I feel I get more hyped up as the game goes on which is something I think coaches like to see.”