Progress Report: 2018 INF Franklin Mundo (Pine Bush)


Jared Carrier
Scouting Director

As we dig through the numbers from this past summer and fall, we bring back our "Progress Report" feature that highlights players that have shown significant improvement in whether it's in the mechanical end, performance wise, physicality or in the measurable statistic department. Today we take a look at...

Franklin Mundo

Class of 2018 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Pine Bush
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: NY Nighthawks
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.29
60-yard
81
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
4.37
H-1st

Progress Report

MOST RECENT EVENT
Downstate Unsigned Senior (October 21, 2017)

PREVIOUS EVENT
Downstate Fall Preview (October 2, 2016)

CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS
60: 7.25 (Previous Best: 7.50)
Exit Velocity: 80 MPH (Previous Best: 77 MPH)
INF Velocity: 81 MPH (Previous Best: 72 MPH)

SCOUTING REPORT
Mundo checks in at 5-foot-10 170 pounds having ground 2 inches and gaining 10 pounds in the past year. He ran a 7.29 60. Offensively- Sets up in an even and balanced stance with quiet timing mechanisms; stays behind the ball with an all fields approach and two-handed finish. Exit velocity up 3 MPH from his previous best at 80 MPH. Defensively-Active feet to and through the ball; quick shuffle step maintaining his momentum into his throws which peaked at 81 MPH across the diamond, a significant improvement from past events. 2B/3B projection at the college level.

WHAT DID WE SEE?
"What stood out the most for Mundo were two areas...1) Overall athleticsim, being more active on his feet defensively and playing the part of a middle infielder. 2) Arm strength- having attended 3 events in the past he never broke the 71-72 MPH range, thus limiting his defensive projection to more of a 2B only. A 9 MPH jump is impressive in it's own right but to do so in the flow in the defensive workout is impressive. His foot speed has improved from 7.83 to 7.60 to 7.50 to 7.25, also an impressive feat over 2.5 years. A late bloomer who could plug in as an utility infielder at the right program that will allow for him to continue to develop."  


 

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