Nevada ProCase Preview: Santino Panaro


Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

Panaro comes into the PBR Nevada ProCase with his stock on the rise after an extremely successful summer for a draft talent rich CBA Marucci group. Currently at #6 in the 2021 Class, this is a prospect who could be on trending upward especially after his performance at the Nevada Top Prospect event this past summer where he put on one of the, if not the, top performances at the event. Day 1 saw Panaro earn the top Laser Timed 60 with a 6.59 showing off his well above average athleticism. At the plate, he posted of the best round batting practice the event with newly developed physicality coming to play as he earned a 100+ mph Exit Velocity three separate times.  During the Simulated Live Play on Day 2, Panaro first showed off his excellent instincts in the outfield by cutting off a ball in right-centerfield, holding a runner to just a single on what most likely would've been a stand up double. Then, he racked up two hits with one of them be a double off the wall in left-centerfield off of a 90 mph fastball. The Bishop Gorman product is already receiving some #PBRDraft interest with more expected to come following the ProCase if he performs how we expect him to perform.

Santino Panaro

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
  • High School: Bishop Gorman
    State: NV
  • Summer Team: CBA Marucci
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Scouting Report

8/29/20

Positional ProfileInstincts and speed should keep him in CF. Well above average athleticism that shines throughout his game. Should stay at the premium position at the next level. Recent strength added to his frame has translated into a power surge at the plate over the past few months. Carries a quiet confidence throughout his game.
Body5-foot-10, 170 pounds. Athletic build with present strength. Recent physicality added to his frame. Quick twitch that his uses to amplify each part of his game. 
Defense: Could make an argument for him as the top outfielder in the state. Excellent instincts at a premium position. Uses his speed to make difficult plays look routine. 
Arm: LH. 83 mph. Quick, short arm action. Over the top arm slot. Pulls down to get good carry. Accurate on each of his throws. 
Hit: LHH. Starts in a slightly wide stance with hands head high. Slow sink into his back side load with his hands dripping to just above his shoulder height. Small, simple stride that gets down on time allowing him to consistently find the barrel. Bat stays level through the zone with a shoulder high one handed finish. Uses his legs well in his swing to generate power which has seen significant progress in the past six months. 
Power: 101 Exit Velocity via TrackMan. Gap to gap present power.
Run: 6.59 Laser Timed 60. Speed amplifies every part of his game. Always a threat on the base paths.


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