Commitment Analysis 2016: Anthony Felitti



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By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director

Now that we are getting closer to the second Wednesday of November and the early signing period for the class of 2016, PBR Maryland will begin breaking down player commitments across the state.Ā 

With this edition of the 2016 class we turn to Anthony Felitti, the No. 2 player in the PBR Maryland State Rankings. The left-handed pitcher led Gaithersburg to the State Championship in 4A baseball this year with a dominating season going 10-0 for the Trojans. Felittiā??s season was one of the top performances in 2015 and will be a preseason favorite for 2016 Player of the Year. Felitti spent his summer pitching with the Mid-Atlantic Red Sox and will play in college for Coach Bill Brown at George Mason University in the Atlantic 10 conference.

Scouting Report

Lanky frame at 6-foot-2 175-pounds. Throws from a high Ā¾ arm angle with a long arm action. Creates quick arm speed in his controlled delivery. Level shoulders with nice lower half usage and a square, athletic finish. Still room to add strength and bulk in frame. Fastball has slight late run on the pitch up to 88 mph and pitches 83-87 mph. Breaking ball has tight rotation with near fastball arm speed. Pitch has gradual break with potential as a sharp put away pitch with 2/8 action at 77 mph. Late life on change up with fade at 77 mph.Ā  More still in his tank.

Outlook

Felitti has the ability to make an impact as a freshman and should develop into a rotation type arm as his career progresses. Still plenty of untapped potential with the lefty as his fills out his frame. One of the more polished arms in the state in terms of pitchability. Could be an arm with draft potential after college career is over and will more than likely get some looks this senior campaign. Gaithersburg has most of their core returners back for the 2016 season and will be a favorite to repeat as 4A State Champs in 2016. Asking a repeat of 10 wins, a 0.85 ERA, and two saves will be a tall order, but Felitti will once again be a major piece of the puzzle for the Trojans run.

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