Michael Racobaldo
Michael Racobaldo

CLASS OF 2020

RHP
1B

Michael
Racobaldo

Iona
Gloucester Catholic (HS) • NJ
6-4 • 190LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Mid Atlantic Baseball Academy

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NJ State Games 7/24/18
Racobaldo possesses a strong and athletic frame at 6-foot-4, 190-pounds. Ran the 60 yard dash in 7.47 seconds. Recorded an exit velo of 95 MPH, one of the tops at the event. Starts at the plate with his feet even in a wide stance. Hands begin above shoulder height, with his back elbow parallel to the ground. Small leg kick. Hands move directly backwards. Natural lift on his swing, displayed gap-to-gap power. Keeps his hands inside the ball, creates consistently strong contact. Defensively, took reps at first base and recorded a top velo of 77 MPH on his throws. Gets his feet in position to make quick turns on throws. Brings the ball to his midsection and transfers it there. On the mound, starts with his feet spread apart towards the first base side of the rubber. Long, loose, clean arm action. Releases from a 3/4 slot. Throws with consistent rhythm and tempo. Slight uphill shoulder tilt as he descends the mound. Strong brace leg. Fastball sat 82-83 MPH and touched 85 MPH. Curveball showed 11/5 shape in the zone at 68-70 MPH. Slider had tighter spin and more horizontal movement at 70-71 MPH.
 
2.17.18
 
Racobaldo stands at 6-foot-4, 190-pounds. Has a real wiry and athletic frame. Ran the 60 yard dash in 7.69 seconds. Recorded an exit velo of 85 MPH. Offensively, starts in a wide and even stance. Knees are bent and keep his body in an athletic position. Hands begin just above shoulder height, away from his body. Pre-pitch rhythm. Hands move down and back as he loads. Small leg kick, stays on time. Hands stay inside the baseball. Smooth, easy swing that creates line drives to all fields. Barrel stays through the zone. High finish. Defensively, took reps at first base and recorded a velo of 77 MPH. Stayed low in his approach to the baseball. Smooth, quick turns to make plays at second base. Transferred the baseball at midsection height. On the mound, starts on the first base side of the rubber with his feet staggered. Long and loose arm action. High 3/4 arm slot. Strong front leg at footstrike, was able to create leverage and get downhill. Stride direction stays in line. Slightly upward shoulder tilt down the mound. Fastball topped at 83 MPH and sat 81-82 MPH. Curveball showed 11/5 shape at 67-69 MPH. At times, the CB had sharp horizontal tilt with swing and miss potential. Changeup showed both run fade at 73-74 MPH. 

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