Castelluccio Clicked With St. John's From The Start


Bruce Hefflinger
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Castelluccio Clicked With St. John’s From The Start

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Andrew Castelluccio

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Ridgefield
    State: CT
  • Summer Team: Baseball U CT
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 188lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(10/14/20)
84 - 85
FB
(10/14/20)
70 - 75
CB
(10/14/20)
78 - 79
CH
(10/14/20)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
84 - 85
CB
70 - 75
CH
78 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
81 - 83
CB
70 - 74
CH
77 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 83
CB
70 - 74
CH
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
73
FB
71 - 73
CB
62 - 66
CH
66 - 69
Position
7.58
60-yard
(02/17/19)
70
INF Velo
(02/17/19)
71
Exit Velo
(02/17/19)
Position
60-yard
7.58
INF Velo
70
Exit Velo
71
Trackman - Fastball
85.30
Velocity (max)
(10/14/20)
82.28
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/01/20)
2153
Spin Rate (max)
(07/01/20)
1991
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/14/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85.3
Velo Range
82.37 - 85.26
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.25
Spin Rate (max)
2103
Spin Rate (avg)
1991
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
82.87
Velo Range
78.17 - 82.04
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.28
Spin Rate (max)
2153
Spin Rate (avg)
1986
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
84.49
Velocity (max)
(10/14/20)
72.42
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/14/20)
2171
Spin Rate (max)
(10/14/20)
2042
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/14/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
84.49
Velo Range
69.91 - 80.74
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.42
Spin Rate (max)
2171
Spin Rate (avg)
2042
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.38
Velo Range
69.84 - 72.38
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.2
Spin Rate (max)
2055
Spin Rate (avg)
1586
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
79.48
Velocity (max)
(10/14/20)
75.81
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/01/20)
2158
Spin Rate (max)
(07/01/20)
1855
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/01/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
79.48
Velo Range
76.82 - 79.19
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.61
Spin Rate (max)
1604
Spin Rate (avg)
1591
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
76.46
Velo Range
72.94 - 76.08
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.81
Spin Rate (max)
2158
Spin Rate (avg)
1855
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)

Castelluccio Clicked With St. John’s From The Start

RIDGEFIELD, Ct. - Andrew Castelluccio attended a baseball camp at St. John’s when he was a 5-10 140-pound freshman.

“I went to one of their winter camps when I was very small and they liked me,” Castelluccio reflected. “We just kind of clicked.”

That made an impression on Castelluccio.

“It meant a lot,” he noted. “I was really skinny but they liked me because I projected well. It wasn’t just because I was big. I’m thinking if they like me then, they could possibly like me even more in the future.”

That proved to be the case and now the Ridgefield High School junior is a St. John’s commit.

“I went back to a camp my sophomore year and this past year sent them video,” the 21st-rated 2022 right-handed pitcher in New England said. “I kept them up to loop on my progression. They like how I progressed and gave me an offer. They were my number one choice.”

Castelluccio had interest from more than a dozen Division I schools with Fordham, U of M Baltimore County, Fairleigh Dickinson, Maryland, Wagner, Bucknell and Bryant the most serious.

“My freshman and sophomore years I went to a lot of camps and got my name out there,” Castelluccio related. “My coach at Baseball U did a lot of work to help with the process and I got some interest from PBR.”

That was when playing ball in college became more realistic.

“Since I was in middle school my dream was to play at the highest level, MLB,” Castelluccio said. “It’s one step at a time starting with college baseball.

“Over the last year I really had a big jump in velocity within two months. That’s when everything started to click. I feel what got me going was a PBR event before covid when I hit 83. That made me work harder and think that I could do this.”

Growth to 6-0 165 a year ago helped the cause and now the 6-2 190-pounder has reached 87 on the radar.

“I really hit the gym hard,” pointed out the 77th-ranked junior in New England. “I’ve been working on my secondary pitches developing a change, slider and two-seamer, working on my velocity and location. I want to be the guy who has pitchability that can locate, someone who has a little of everything. I want to make an impact my freshman year. My goal is to get in the 90s and over.”

The eighth-ranked uncommitted junior RHP in New England at the time of his college decision credits his family and parents, Pat Vigilio with BB U and Advance Therapy Performance in Stanford, Ct., with being influential in helping him get where he is in the game of baseball today.

“It was a good process, you’ve just got to be patient with it,” the just-turned 17-year-old said about his recruitment. “I kept coaches in the loop and sent them video. That kept me motivated.”

Business/finance is the college major plan for Castelluccio, a 3.9 student delighted about a future at the Big East Conference school which is located an hour from his Ridgefield home.

“My dream is to play at the highest level,” Castelluccio concluded. “I’m extremely excited to play Division I baseball and motivated to keep working for something even higher now.”



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