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Rookie Review: 2020 3B/RHP Thomas Furmanski (Albion)


Jared Carrier
Scouting Director

After seeing many newcomers at events this past summer and fall, it's time to highlight who caught our eye. Any player that has attended a Prep Baseball Report event for the first time, specifically those of the 2020 class and beyond will be highlighted.

Thomas Furmanski

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Albion
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Buffalo braves
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 178lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(06/25/19)
83 - 85
FB
(06/25/19)
71 - 73
CB
75 - 78
SL
(06/25/19)
76 - 78
CT
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 85
SL
75 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 81
CB
71 - 73
Position
77
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
5.00
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Rookie Review

PBR DEBUT

Campus Series - Canisius (July 5, 2017)

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

INF Velocity: 77 MPH
Exit Velocity: 84 MPH
FB Velocity: 79 MPH

SCOUTING REPORT

Furmanski stands in at 5-foot-11, 168-pounds with a lean athletic frame. Ran a 5.0 home to first. Offensively- Sets up in a slightly closed off stance with his feet outside shoulder width. Shows a slight knee bend with an upright torso holding the bat above the back shoulder using little pre-pitch bat movement. On pitch, his trigger is a quick step forward while moving his hands back into the hitting position. Gets good lower body rotation clearing the hips and involving the whole body to get into the swing. Shows quick hands into the hitting zone with good upward lift barrel action into a mid-body one handed finish. Demonstrated good plate coverage with good pull side power during batting practice round. Recorded an exit velocity of 84 MPH. Defensively- Good footwork and approach getting in front of the baseball. Funnels into the chest well with a quick transition to the throwing position. Moves well left/right and in on the run creating accurate throws. Recorded a positional arm velocity of 77 MPH. Pitching- Starts in the middle of the rubber with a simple side step into a high leg lift above the hip crease. Breaks down well with good separation getting into a good throwing position when the front foot hits. Has a high ¾ release point with an effective follow through. Fastball sat 77-78 MPH and peaked at 79 MPH with some arm side run. Cutter had tight action and was accurate in the zone sitting at 76-78 MPH. Overall with continued development and added strength, will be a key player in the 2020 grad class to keep an eye on in the future.

THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE

"Furmanski has plenty going for him as a 2020 grad. His flat plane swing through the zone has little room for flaw as he is very simple with his timing mechanisms and stays in the zone a long time. Worked out at 3B but flashed enough athleticism and arm to make the move elsewhere if need be. Displayed an array of pitches on the mound with plenty of movement; easy delivery with an arm that will continue to add velocity as he matures."


Videos

Canisius (July 5, 2017)



 

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