Player Spotlight of the Day: Bobby Antonacci RHP/SS (Westhill HS, 2015)



Dan Cevette
Director, New York

Name: Bobby Antonacci
High School: Westhill
Position: RHP/SS
Projects As: Early Projection as RHP

Scouting Report on Antonacci
Bobby Antonacci RHP/SS (Westhill HS, NY 2015)
Antonacci stands 5-foot-7 140-pounds and has a slender frame with plenty of room for growth. His throws from a good power position with a mid/high 3/4 slot. Arm is free, easy, and clean. His fastball is good for his age ranging 75-77 mph. He shows the making of a tight 10/4 shape curveball that just needs more spin from velocity. Mechanically he is sound but needs to break hands a little sooner and finish more with his back facing the sky. With the bat he has a balanced wide stance with a back load and no stride. His swing plane is slightly inclined through contact with a high finish, his exit velocity was 67 mph. At SS he fields the ball out in front of his body with a clean transfer and good footwork.

Analysis:
Antonacci doesn't have the typical pitchers body, not yet at least, but he does have a next level arm. The 2015 graduate can can hit 77 mph from a power position, and with continued growth and development the low 80's by spring is a reasonable goal.