Progress Report: 2023 3B/RHP Thomas Russo (Royalton-Hartland)


Joe Walentin
Scouting Director, NY



Thomas Russo

Class of 2023 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Royalton-Hartland
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Thunderwolves Showcase
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
78
Max FB
(10/14/19)
76 - 77
FB
(10/14/19)
55 - 58
CB
65 - 68
CH
(10/14/19)
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
76 - 77
CB
55 - 57
CH
65 - 68
Position
7.86
60-yard
(02/21/22)
85
INF Velo
(02/21/22)
92
Exit Velo
(02/18/21)
5.12
H-1st
Position
60-yard
8.07
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
8.06
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
87
Trackman - Fastball
83.7
Velocity (max)
(02/21/22)
82.1 - 83.6
Velo Range
(02/21/22)
81.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/21/22)
2491
Spin Rate (max)
(02/21/22)
2417
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/21/22)
10.8
IVB (max)
(02/21/22)
9.0
IVB (avg)
(02/21/22)
-3.6
HM (max)
(02/21/22)
-7.9
HM (avg)
(02/21/22)
5.3
Extension (avg)
(02/21/22)
4.5
Release Ht (avg)
(02/21/22)
30
Spin Score (max)
(02/21/22)
100
Zone %
(02/21/22)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
83.7
Velo Range
82.1 - 83.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
81
Spin Rate (max)
2491
Spin Rate (avg)
2417
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
69.5
Velocity (max)
(02/21/22)
67.3 - 69.5
Velo Range
(02/21/22)
66.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/21/22)
2681
Spin Rate (max)
(02/21/22)
2603
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/21/22)
-14.2
IVB (max)
(02/21/22)
-13.3
IVB (avg)
(02/21/22)
-17.0
HM (max)
(02/21/22)
-15.8
HM (avg)
(02/21/22)
5.0
Extension (avg)
(02/21/22)
4.3
Release Ht (avg)
(02/21/22)
39
Spin Score (max)
(02/21/22)
33
Zone %
(02/21/22)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
69.5
Velo Range
67.3 - 69.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.2
Spin Rate (max)
2681
Spin Rate (avg)
2603
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
72.9
Velocity (max)
(02/21/22)
71.0 - 72.8
Velo Range
(02/21/22)
69.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/21/22)
2896
Spin Rate (max)
(02/21/22)
2860
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/21/22)
-7.4
IVB (max)
(02/21/22)
-6.8
IVB (avg)
(02/21/22)
-22.3
HM (max)
(02/21/22)
-21.6
HM (avg)
(02/21/22)
5.0
Extension (avg)
(02/21/22)
4.3
Release Ht (avg)
(02/21/22)
40
Spin Score (max)
(02/21/22)
67
Zone %
(02/21/22)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
72.9
Velo Range
71 - 72.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.2
Spin Rate (max)
2896
Spin Rate (avg)
2860
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
79.1
Velocity (max)
(02/21/22)
76.7 - 79.1
Velo Range
(02/21/22)
76.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/21/22)
1504
Spin Rate (max)
(02/21/22)
1479
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/21/22)
7.2
IVB (max)
(02/21/22)
3.3
IVB (avg)
(02/21/22)
6.9
HM (max)
(02/21/22)
6.4
HM (avg)
(02/21/22)
5.4
Extension (avg)
(02/21/22)
4.1
Release Ht (avg)
(02/21/22)
19
Spin Score (max)
(02/21/22)
50
Zone %
(02/21/22)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
79.1
Velo Range
76.7 - 79.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.3
Spin Rate (max)
1504
Spin Rate (avg)
1479
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
97.7
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/21/22)
90.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/21/22)
130
Distance (avg)
(02/21/22)
353
Distance (max)
(02/21/22)
64
Hard Hit %
(02/21/22)
50
Sweet Spot %
(02/18/21)
33
Line Drive %
(02/18/21)
9.1
Fly Ball %
(02/21/22)
73
Ground Ball %
(02/21/22)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
97.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
90
Distance (avg)
130
Distance (max)
353
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
92.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.3
Distance (avg)
128
Distance (max)
280
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
25.0
Hand Speed (max)
(02/21/22)
23.2
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/21/22)
76.3
Bat Speed (max)
(02/21/22)
72.7
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/21/22)
36.8
Rot. Acc (max)
(02/18/21)
32.6
Rot. Acc (avg)
(02/18/21)
75
On Plane Eff (avg)
(02/18/21)
81
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(02/18/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
25
Hand Speed (avg)
23.2
Bat Speed (max)
76.3
Bat Speed (avg)
72.7
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.9
Hand Speed (avg)
22.8
Bat Speed (max)
69.8
Bat Speed (avg)
66.7
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
85
Hop+
(02/21/22)
47
Rise+
(02/21/22)
106
Sink+
(02/21/22)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
95
Hammer+
(02/21/22)
109
Sweep+
(02/21/22)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Pitch Scores - Slider
101
Hammer+
(02/21/22)
137
Sweep+
(02/21/22)
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+

progress Report

                       2021                             2022 
Max EV:       92 MPH                        98 MPH
AVG EV:       86 MPH                        90 MPH
Bat Speed:  70 MPH                        76 MPH
INF Velo:      82 MPH                        85 MPH
Fastball:       78 MPH ('19)               84 MPH
Recent Improvements: Russo was impressive all around day making gains in nearly every metric. BP was loud coming from his explosive yet controlled swing. Russo's Blast metrics project him to hit for big time power with advanced rotational acceleration & bat speed (35 g's / 76 MPH) giving him what Blast calls "dynamic power", and it showed in the results with a max exit velo of 98 MPH, 90 MPH Avg and a max distance of 353 feet. Next Russo went out and threw and electric bullpen with high spin stuff and advanced movement on the off speed. He filled up the strike zone with the FB that jumps out of the hand sitting 83-84 MPH & 2400+ spin rate. Both the slider and curveball have advanced movement and depth through the zone, (CB: 2600+ RPM/ 14" vertical drop/ 17" horizontal || SL: 2896 RPM / -7" vertical drop / 22" horizontal sweep), while the changeup had low spin with some late fade. Russo is poised to make a big impact and will be an exciting follow through the summer.
2/18/21

 

 

 




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