Top Performer Spotlight: 2023 3B Thomas Russo (Royalton-Hartland)


Dan Cevette
President, New York

Since June 7th, our boot-on-the-ground scouting team have seen 700+ players at showcase events, including the 2019 NYS Games. Already, 100's of players have caught the eyes of our professional scouting staff, all with dreams of playing baseball at the next-level. Over the remainder of the summer I (Dan Cevette) will be highlighting "Top Performer Spotlights" on players who really stood-out and offering my "Quick-Hit" thoughts on the players. 



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+

CEVETTE'S QUICK HIT

CEVETTE'S QUICK HIT: One of the reasons I love this job is having the ability to track players process throughout the years, especially the ones that really take-off, and Russo is an example of just that. A year and half ago Russo was 69 mph across the diamond - but now he's 80. 76 mph exit velo off a tee, but that number has jumped to an impressive 87, and on the bump, his 73 mph FB has gained five mph (78) - this tells me one thing, Russo has worked extremely hard at his game. He currently stands 5-foot-7, 175-pounds with a thick, strong frame. In the box the hands are loose, slight bat-waggle, above average barrel speed/power with lift through contact. At the corner he moves laterally well, hands are soft and the arm-strength is high-end. Very excited to continue to follow his progress. 

 




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