Progress Report: '24 OF TJ Boccella (Pope John Paul II)


Ted Williams
Director of Scouting, PA

This feature checks in with weekly standouts throughout the preseason, comparing the improvements made over a year's time. A Sophomore two-sport athlete showcased impressive physical strength, turning the barrel with 80+ mph bat-speed at Tri-State Arsenal DB9 Scout Day.

 

TJ Boccella

Class of 2024 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Pope John Paul II
    State: PA
  • Summer Team: 2024 Marucci National Team
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
66 - 68
FB
(03/10/19)
57 - 59
CB
(03/10/19)
Position
7.62
60-yard
(06/15/21)
80
OF Velo
(06/15/21)
88
Exit Velo
(02/24/21)
Trackman - Fastball
83.3
Velocity (max)
(06/15/21)
80.3 - 82.3
Velo Range
(06/15/21)
78.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/15/21)
2146
Spin Rate (max)
(06/15/21)
1973
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/15/21)
18.5
IVB (max)
(06/15/21)
15.3
IVB (avg)
(06/15/21)
11.7
HM (max)
(06/15/21)
9.7
HM (avg)
(06/15/21)
5.2
Extension (avg)
(06/15/21)
5.3
Release Ht (avg)
(06/15/21)
26
Spin Score (max)
(06/15/21)
33
Zone %
(06/15/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
83.3
Velo Range
80.3 - 82.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.4
Spin Rate (max)
2146
Spin Rate (avg)
1973
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
70.8
Velocity (max)
(06/15/21)
68.6 - 70.6
Velo Range
(06/15/21)
67.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/15/21)
2252
Spin Rate (max)
(06/15/21)
2206
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/15/21)
-13.3
IVB (max)
(06/15/21)
-13.0
IVB (avg)
(06/15/21)
-7.7
HM (max)
(06/15/21)
-6.9
HM (avg)
(06/15/21)
4.8
Extension (avg)
(06/15/21)
5.2
Release Ht (avg)
(06/15/21)
32
Spin Score (max)
(06/15/21)
50
Zone %
(06/15/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70.8
Velo Range
68.6 - 70.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.4
Spin Rate (max)
2252
Spin Rate (avg)
2206
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
75.2
Velocity (max)
(06/15/21)
74.5 - 75.2
Velo Range
(06/15/21)
71.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/15/21)
1514
Spin Rate (max)
(06/15/21)
1447
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/15/21)
16.2
IVB (max)
(06/15/21)
14.6
IVB (avg)
(06/15/21)
10.4
HM (max)
(06/15/21)
10.2
HM (avg)
(06/15/21)
4.7
Extension (avg)
(06/15/21)
5.2
Release Ht (avg)
(06/15/21)
20
Spin Score (max)
(06/15/21)
100
Zone %
(06/15/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
75.2
Velo Range
74.5 - 75.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.9
Spin Rate (max)
1514
Spin Rate (avg)
1447
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
89.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/13/22)
79.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/24/21)
190
Distance (avg)
(03/06/21)
329
Distance (max)
(03/13/22)
50
Sweet Spot %
(03/06/21)
33
Line Drive %
(02/24/21)
58.3
Fly Ball %
(03/06/21)
42
Ground Ball %
(02/24/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
77.2
Distance (avg)
184
Distance (max)
329
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
87.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
71.4
Distance (avg)
150
Distance (max)
220
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
85.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
72.2
Distance (avg)
190
Distance (max)
281
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
87.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
79.4
Distance (avg)
145
Distance (max)
274
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
24.7
Hand Speed (max)
(03/13/22)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
(03/13/22)
85.5
Bat Speed (max)
(03/13/22)
79.1
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/13/22)
16.5
Rot. Acc (max)
(06/15/21)
10.6
Rot. Acc (avg)
(06/15/21)
65
On Plane Eff (avg)
(02/24/21)
73
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(03/06/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.7
Hand Speed (avg)
21.8
Bat Speed (max)
85.5
Bat Speed (avg)
79.1
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.7
Hand Speed (avg)
20.7
Bat Speed (max)
70.9
Bat Speed (avg)
67.4
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.7
Hand Speed (avg)
19.4
Bat Speed (max)
68.8
Bat Speed (avg)
65.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
20
Bat Speed (max)
77.2
Bat Speed (avg)
66.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
83
Hop+
(06/15/21)
59
Rise+
(06/15/21)
81
Sink+
(06/15/21)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
80
Hammer+
(06/15/21)
72
Sweep+
(06/15/21)

PROGRESS Report

Last Look NotesJune, 15, 2021, PA State Games, The highly athletic outfielder featured good rotational power to the pull-side with some length in the swing at times. Pushed bat-speeds into the upper-70's and dealt damage when getting pitched out over the plate. Recorded an 80 mph throwing arm from his position with corner projection down the road. Will be an interesting bat down the road as he continues refinement.
 
Recent ImprovementsMarch 13, 2022, Tri-State Arsenal Scout Day, More physical now at 6-foot-3, 185lbs, Boccella took aggressive swings during a standout batting practice round, reaching a 90 mph bat-exit velocity at his peak. Stayed on the ball well with some extension through the backside of the field, while able to handle the inner half per usual flashing above-average bat-speeds (79 mph AVG). Then slid over to the outfield with moderate effort, notching an accurate 80 mph arm strength with more available. Got clean reads off the bat and rounded the ball downward with some tempo. Will fit fine somewhere in the 4-6 spot at the next level. 
 
2022 VideoTri-State Arsenal Scout Day, Batting Practice

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