Top Performer Spotlight: 2022 3B/1B Michael O'Shaughnessy (CBA - Albany)


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Michael O'Shaughnessy

Class of 2022 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: CBA - Albany
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Body Armor Titans
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(06/24/21)
85 - 88
FB
(06/24/21)
68 - 72
CB
(06/24/21)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 88
CB
68 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
78 - 82
CB
67 - 68
Position
7.74
60-yard
(08/01/20)
80
INF Velo
(11/09/19)
96
Exit Velo
(08/01/20)
4.53
H-1st
(02/22/20)
Position
60-yard
7.74
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
7.77
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
95
Position
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
91
H-1st
4.53
Trackman - Hitting
95.4
Exit Velocity (max)
(07/06/20)
90.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
(07/06/20)
304
Distance (avg)
(07/06/20)
370
Distance (max)
(07/06/20)
80
Hard Hit %
(07/06/20)
60
Sweet Spot %
(07/06/20)
30
Line Drive %
(07/06/20)
60.0
Fly Ball %
(07/06/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
90.7
Distance (avg)
304
Distance (max)
370
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
21.6
Hand Speed (max)
(07/06/20)
19.1
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/06/20)
75.8
Bat Speed (max)
(07/06/20)
72.3
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/06/20)
17.8
Rot. Acc (max)
(07/06/20)
13.1
Rot. Acc (avg)
(07/06/20)
68
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/06/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
19.1
Bat Speed (max)
75.8
Bat Speed (avg)
72.3
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

 

Physical: 6-foot-0, 200-pounds. Strong, physical frame.  4.53 home-to-1B.
Offensively: LHH. Athletic, balanced stance, slightly open, hands start slightly above shoulder level, uses a small leg kick for timing Quick hands to the ball, compact barrel path, great use of the lower half, finishes high with two hands. Ball jumps off his bat, present pop to pull side. 91 MPH raw exit velocity.
Defensively: Uses a small hop for timing, fields the ball off-center on his back foot, moves well laterally. Short arm swing with a high 3/4 arm slot.  INF - 80 MPH. 

 

Standout Skill
His standout skill could be either his hitting or fielding, because both play very well for the 2022 graduate. I really do like his bat and want to shine on that, how can you not with a 91mph exit velo? O'Shaughnessy isn't afraid to take a big swing and when he makes contact he makes sure all 200-pounds are behind that swing. Great usage of his lower half to drive and get more power. His hands are able to whip the bat through the zone and drives the ball with low line drives all over the field.  Big run producer with his bat and makes for some loud contact. 
Player Projection
O'Shaughnessy has to potential to play either corner infield, his glove probably works best at 3B and his bat will land him in the middle of the lineup to drive in RBI's. Going to hit for power and work gap-to-gap, will be a good and strong looking LHH. Parts of the footwork look a little choppy, but nothing of major concern with more reps and fluidity. 

Quick Hit
"Big frame at 6-foot, 200-pounds, but very athletic. Showed signs of pop to all parts of the field, but being a middle/pull side approach hitter. Does plenty of damage to the baseball in the batter box. Can play on the run at 3B, fast hands to a quick transfer, his glove work is fluid, firm, and very consistent."


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