Michael Farina
Michael Farina
Michael Farina

CLASS OF 2023

SS
RHP

Michael
Farina

Stevenson (HS) • IL
6-1 • 150LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Top Tier

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2023 National

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10/25/20

Positional Profile: INF/RHP
Body: 5-11, 135-pounds. Long frame, room for physical development.
Delivery: Tall/fall like delivery, smooth tempo, slight pause in leg lift, works in line to target, shoulders work slightly uphill.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, short, loose action.
FB: T79, 78-79 mph. Four-seam type, mostly straight, consistent strikes, average spin rate of 2,220 RPM via TrackMan.
CB: 69-71 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, average spin rate of 2,262 RPM via TrackMan.
CH: 72-73 mph. Occasional downward action, arm speed same as fastball.

Hit: RHH. Balanced open setup, bar load trigger, long stride to even. Short level swing, repeated hard pull-side gap contact.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, low 3/4 slot.
Defense: Maintains body control on the move, steady hands, clean exchange, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.47 runner in the 60.

7/21/20

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-11, 135-pounds. Slender build.
Delivery: Tall/fall type delivery, quick pause prior to working downhill, works direct to target, upright finish through release.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm path works from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T78, 76-77 mph. Plays straight, flashed occasional arm-side run. 2,131 RPM average, has some jump to it; averaged 17.2 inches of Induced Vertical Break
CB: 64-67 mph. 11/5 shape that showed some depth, late break when he gets on top to snap it off. Developing feel to spin. 

Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, vertical bat at load that wraps some, short stride.  Loose whippy hands, quick bat, short and level bat path, line drive approach, swings with intent.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short and loose arm action, works from multiple 3/4 arm angles.
Defense: Works around the baseball at times, loose hips, hands play under center, clean hand exchange, plays through.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60. 

6/18/20

5-foot-10, 135 pounds; was very productive out of the two-hole for the Lightning, which went 3-1 over the weekend. Recorded six hits, three of which were doubles. Right-handed hitter, line-drive approach with a pull-side preference. Flat-planed swings with average bat speed, but a feel for the barrel. Solid, fundamental actions on defense, room for improvement and growth; fits a second base profile.

2/23/20

Positional Profile: SS/RHP 
Body: 5-foot-10, 135-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Delivery: Smooth delivery, uptempo, repeatable, works on-line with regular effort throughout.
Arm Action: RH. Short, compact arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T76, 74-75 mph. Works mostly straight, thrown for strikes, occasional late run.
CB: 62-63 mph. 11/5 shape, flashed sharp spin and depth.
CH: 65-69 mph. Thrown with fastball arm speed, slight arm-side-action at times.

Hit: RHH. Balanced open setup, long stride works back to square. Level path, line-drive approach, consistent pull-side approach.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Plays through the baseball, steady hands and clean quick release at times.
Run: 7.94 runner in the 60. 

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