Top Performer Spotlight: 2023 RHP/SS Giovanni Conte (South Colonie)


Tim Hunter
VP of Operations

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Giovanni Conte

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Colonie Central
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Northeast Pride
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(07/28/21)
85 - 88
FB
(07/28/21)
70 - 73
CB
(07/28/21)
72 - 74
CH
(06/28/21)
77 - 79
SL
(07/28/21)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 88
CB
70 - 73
SL
77 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 84
CH
72 - 74
SL
72 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
80 - 83
CH
67 - 69
SL
65 - 67
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 83
CB
66 - 68
CH
71 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
78 - 80
CH
63 - 65
SL
63 - 64
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 83
CB
66 - 67
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
74 - 81
CB
60 - 65
CH
53 - 54
SL
63 - 64
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
76 - 78
CB
62 - 64
CH
60 - 62
Position
7.56
60-yard
(10/18/20)
77
INF Velo
(02/19/20)
91
Exit Velo
(03/07/21)
4.73
H-1st
(02/19/20)
Trackman - Fastball
89.1
Velocity (max)
(03/06/22)
87.4 - 88.8
Velo Range
(03/06/22)
89.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/06/22)
2393
Spin Rate (max)
(06/08/22)
2237
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/08/22)
21.9
IVB (max)
(06/28/21)
16.2
IVB (avg)
(06/28/21)
22.2
HM (max)
(03/07/21)
16.9
HM (avg)
(07/23/20)
7.1
Extension (avg)
(03/06/22)
4.8
Release Ht (avg)
(06/28/21)
27
Spin Score (max)
(06/08/22)
71
Zone %
(07/23/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.5
Velo Range
84.2 - 88.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
83
Spin Rate (max)
2393
Spin Rate (avg)
2237
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
89.1
Velo Range
87.4 - 88.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
89.1
Spin Rate (max)
1796
Spin Rate (avg)
1724
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.6
Velo Range
79.3 - 87.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.4
Spin Rate (max)
2103
Spin Rate (avg)
1802
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.9
Velo Range
82.5 - 84.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.7
Spin Rate (max)
1926
Spin Rate (avg)
1840
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
83.6
Velo Range
78.7 - 82.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.6
Spin Rate (max)
1794
Spin Rate (avg)
1689
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
82.6
Velo Range
81.1 - 82.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.2
Spin Rate (max)
1829
Spin Rate (avg)
1756
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
82.8
Velo Range
74.8 - 81.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.2
Spin Rate (max)
1755
Spin Rate (avg)
1686
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
81.3
Velo Range
75.9 - 81.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.5
Spin Rate (max)
1959
Spin Rate (avg)
1899
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
76.4
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
70.4 - 74.9
Velo Range
(07/28/21)
71.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/06/22)
1992
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
1947
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/06/22)
9.9
IVB (max)
(10/24/20)
9.9
IVB (avg)
(10/24/20)
-5.2
HM (max)
(06/08/22)
-5.2
HM (avg)
(06/08/22)
6.6
Extension (avg)
(03/06/22)
5.0
Release Ht (avg)
(07/23/20)
27
Spin Score (max)
(03/06/22)
100
Zone %
(07/23/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
69.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.2
Spin Rate (max)
1915
Spin Rate (avg)
1915
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
71.4
Velo Range
70.7 - 71.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
71
Spin Rate (max)
1954
Spin Rate (avg)
1947
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
76.4
Velo Range
70.4 - 74.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
70
Spin Rate (max)
1992
Spin Rate (avg)
1827
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
67.8
Velo Range
65.2 - 67.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
64.3
Spin Rate (max)
1685
Spin Rate (avg)
1621
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
64.5
Velo Range
59.6 - 64.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
63.2
Spin Rate (max)
1672
Spin Rate (avg)
1605
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
76.8
Velocity (max)
(03/06/22)
60.4 - 76.8
Velo Range
(03/06/22)
71.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/28/21)
2073
Spin Rate (max)
(06/08/22)
1943
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/08/22)
7.0
IVB (max)
(06/08/22)
9.3
IVB (avg)
(07/23/20)
18.4
HM (max)
(06/08/22)
5.7
HM (avg)
(06/08/22)
6.4
Extension (avg)
(03/06/22)
4.4
Release Ht (avg)
(06/28/21)
27
Spin Score (max)
(06/28/21)
100
Zone %
(10/18/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
76
Velo Range
73 - 76
Eff Velocity (avg)
71
Spin Rate (max)
2073
Spin Rate (avg)
1943
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
76.8
Velo Range
60.4 - 76.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.4
Spin Rate (max)
1892
Spin Rate (avg)
1558
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
75.3
Velo Range
72.4 - 75.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
71
Spin Rate (max)
2021
Spin Rate (avg)
1855
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
67.2
Velo Range
64.9 - 67
Eff Velocity (avg)
62.8
Spin Rate (max)
1682
Spin Rate (avg)
1620
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
64.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
62.6
Spin Rate (max)
1646
Spin Rate (avg)
1646
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
63.5
Velo Range
63.1 - 63.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
61.4
Spin Rate (max)
1536
Spin Rate (avg)
1532
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.9
Velocity (max)
(06/28/21)
71.1 - 76.9
Velo Range
(06/28/21)
74.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/06/22)
2041
Spin Rate (max)
(06/28/21)
1676
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/28/21)
16.9
IVB (max)
(03/06/22)
10.9
IVB (avg)
(10/24/20)
21.5
HM (max)
(06/28/21)
14.7
HM (avg)
(10/24/20)
7.1
Extension (avg)
(03/06/22)
4.0
Release Ht (avg)
(10/18/20)
27
Spin Score (max)
(06/28/21)
75
Zone %
(10/24/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
75.7
Velo Range
71.3 - 75.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.2
Spin Rate (max)
1702
Spin Rate (avg)
1445
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
76.9
Velo Range
71.1 - 76.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.6
Spin Rate (max)
2041
Spin Rate (avg)
1676
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
68.9
Velo Range
61.6 - 68.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
61.8
Spin Rate (max)
1215
Spin Rate (avg)
1170
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
71.6
Velo Range
66 - 71.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.1
Spin Rate (max)
1684
Spin Rate (avg)
1435
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
64.8
Velo Range
63 - 64.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
62.3
Spin Rate (max)
1597
Spin Rate (avg)
1358
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
53.8
Velo Range
52.7 - 53.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
51.3
Spin Rate (max)
1065
Spin Rate (avg)
1044
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Sinker
85.9
Velocity (max)
(03/06/22)
84.5 - 85.8
Velo Range
(03/06/22)
84.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/06/22)
1974
Spin Rate (max)
(03/06/22)
1921
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/06/22)
3.7
IVB (max)
(06/28/21)
9.1
IVB (avg)
(10/24/20)
19.3
HM (max)
(03/06/22)
18.6
HM (avg)
(03/06/22)
6.5
Extension (avg)
(03/06/22)
4.1
Release Ht (avg)
(06/28/21)
24
Spin Score (max)
(06/28/21)
50
Zone %
(10/24/20)
Trackman - Sinker
Velocity (max)
85.9
Velo Range
84.5 - 85.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.6
Spin Rate (max)
1974
Spin Rate (avg)
1921
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Sinker
Velocity (max)
82.9
Velo Range
80.9 - 82.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
79.1
Spin Rate (max)
1949
Spin Rate (avg)
1743
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Sinker
Velocity (max)
79
Velo Range
76.4 - 79
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.9
Spin Rate (max)
1759
Spin Rate (avg)
1641
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
92.4
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/08/22)
87.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
(06/08/22)
314
Distance (avg)
(06/08/22)
340
Distance (max)
(06/08/22)
50
Hard Hit %
(06/08/22)
55
Sweet Spot %
(10/18/20)
33
Line Drive %
(10/24/20)
100.0
Fly Ball %
(06/08/22)
70
Ground Ball %
(03/07/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
92.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.1
Distance (avg)
314
Distance (max)
340
Hard Hit %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
76.5
Distance (avg)
114
Distance (max)
338
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
86
Distance (avg)
213
Distance (max)
330
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
82.5
Distance (avg)
245
Distance (max)
329
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
67.2
Distance (avg)
184
Distance (max)
299
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.3
Hand Speed (max)
(06/08/22)
22.0
Hand Speed (avg)
(03/07/21)
73.7
Bat Speed (max)
(10/18/20)
71.3
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/08/22)
23.7
Rot. Acc (max)
(06/08/22)
20.2
Rot. Acc (avg)
(10/18/20)
77
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/23/20)
88
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(07/23/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.3
Hand Speed (avg)
21.4
Bat Speed (max)
73.4
Bat Speed (avg)
71.3
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.2
Hand Speed (avg)
22
Bat Speed (max)
70.8
Bat Speed (avg)
67.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.4
Hand Speed (avg)
21.1
Bat Speed (max)
72.9
Bat Speed (avg)
65.5
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.5
Hand Speed (avg)
20.7
Bat Speed (max)
73.7
Bat Speed (avg)
66.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.7
Hand Speed (avg)
20.3
Bat Speed (max)
67.6
Bat Speed (avg)
65
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
75.45
Edge Score
(07/28/21)
Visual Skills
Edge Score
75.45

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
97
Hop+
(10/24/20)
61
Rise+
(10/24/20)
80
Sink+
(10/24/20)
Pitch Scores - Sinker
43
Rise+
(10/24/20)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
42
Hammer+
(10/24/20)
77
Sweep+
(10/24/20)
Pitch Scores - Slider
45
Hammer+
(10/18/20)
52
Sweep+
(10/18/20)

ProPlayAI

ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
52
Elbow Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
86
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
40
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
157
External Rotation (avg)
(07/28/21)
90
Stride Length (avg)
(07/28/21)
2
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
22
Arm Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
20
Arm Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
-114
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
-20
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
37
Knee Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
8
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
(07/28/21)
77
Arm Path (avg)
(07/28/21)
38
Deception (avg)
(07/28/21)
56
Torque (avg)
(07/28/21)
91
Efficiency (avg)
(07/28/21)
88
Sequencing (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

Swift

Swift
7.28
60-yd
(06/08/22)
16.9
Run speed (max)
(06/08/22)
8.2
Run Speed (avg)
(06/08/22)
Swift
60-yd
7.28
Run speed (max)
16.9
Run Speed (avg)
8.2

Scouting Report

Physical: 5-foot-8, 135-pounds. Wiry, athletic frame; 4.73 home-to-1B.
Offensively: RHH. Crouched stance with bent knees, an even base, uses a bat waggle and a toe tap/drag along with a small stride for timing Big, high effort swinger, swing works uphill throughout, great use of lower half, high two-handed finish. Hard contact to pull-side/up the middle. 83 MPH raw exit velocity.
Defensively: Starts and stays low on approach, uses a small hop for timing, clean footwork on approach, fields the ball slightly off-center and in the middle of his body, works ground up. Medium arm swing with a low 3/4 slot.  INF - 77 MPH.
Pitching: Steady pace, kicks leg straight out before bringing knee up high, back down and out landing with slight angle closed before a repeatable, balanced follow through. Long, arm swing with a whippy 3/4 release.
FB: T80, 76-78 MPH. Arm side run.
CB: 62-64 MPH. Locates in the zone with early, slurve break.
CH: 60-62 MPH. Arm side sink.

 

Standout Skill
I was a fan of the way he was able to handle his bat. He did show signs of pop to pull side gap, but he also showed me he can stay inside a baseball and drive it the other way on a line. Uses all parts of the field and flashed some quick hands being able to turn on it when pitched inside.
Player Projection
For me, I think Conte could be a two-way player when he fills out a little more and adds some velo, but I also think he has good athleticism to be a middle guy. He's able to play laterally well with a quick first step. Not a big power guy at the plate, but consistent contact hitter to get on base. 

Quick Hit
"Sprays the baseball offensively, quick hands to take straight to the ball. A lot of moving parts in the swing though that messed up some timing. Simplify. Defensively, does a good job of fielding the ball out front and staying low. The footwork sliding up the middle was a little chopping. When moving laterally (forehand/backhand) try to make it look as fluid as possible, want this to be smooth looking. Pitching wise, as size comes and you develop so will velo and your movement. Keep working to involve the lower half and pound the zone."

 


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