Steven Rossi
Steven Rossi
Steven Rossi
Steven Rossi
Steven Rossi
Steven Rossi
Steven Rossi
Steven Rossi

CLASS OF 2018

RHP
1B

Steven
Rossi

Suffolk University
Corning (HS) • NY
6-1 • 210LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Northeast Twins

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Campus Series-Marist (July 25, 2017) 
Rossi stands in at 6-foot-1, 210-pounds with a thick athletic frame. Pitching- Righty sets up in the middle of the rubber with a simple side step and leg raise above the hip crease. Breaks down well with good separation and loose arm action into a high ¾ release. Repeats delivery consistently and utilizes whole body throughout the pitching process. Shows quick but fluid mechanics with potential for growth. Fastball range was 80-83 MPH and peaked at 85 MPH showing good arm side run. Curveball range was 67-68 MPH with good 12/6 action that was consistently around the zone.
NY Games (June 25-27, 2017)
Preseason All-State (February 20, 2017)

It's been nearly eight-months since we last watched Rossi throw when he worked two innings in the New York State Games. Over the past eight-months he has gained over 15-pounds, now standing 6-foot-1, 205-pounds with a thick durable upper half. Pitching- On the mound he setups from the stretch with his hands high. Uses a high knee lift, breaks his hands with a ball-to-glove tap as he starts his drive towards home. Throws from a high-3/4 slot, clean arm-action, aggressive stride slightly across his body, with loose hip extension from back leg. Fastball sat 81-82 mph, maxing out at 84 (three mph up from the summer) with natural arm-side tail. Shows advanced curveball feel with above average spin at 66-70 mph, hard late 11/6 shape. Change up shows arm side fade with swing and miss potential. Rossi has made some major strides in the right direction since we last saw him, high follow this spring and summer.  
New York Games (June 27-29, 2016)
Rossi stands 6-foot-0, 185-pounds with a thicker upper half. He ran a 8.15 60. Offensively- Uses a more crouched approach with bat tucked by his back ear, parallel to the ground. Loads back on the pitch with a knee lift and stride, barrel to straight up with loose hands. Swing is slightly long with some lift through the finish, exit velocity was 83 mph. Defensively- Shows a solid glove staying behind the ball and down, quick upright transfer to a respectable throwing arm at 76 MPH Pitching- Projects best currently from the mound. Sound repeatable mechanics, gets a bit choppy before he accelerates home, loose arm-action from a high-3/4 slot. Seen him up to 82 mph with quick hand speed, curveball with similar fastball handspeed, sharp shape. Still needs to develop consistency.
 Preseason All-State (February 28, 2016)
Through four-events now dating back to the summer of 2014 we have been able to watch Rossi really develop. That's what makes scouting a challenge, and sometimes luck falls our way, but the raw signs from the start were evident when he threw. Pitching - He stands 6-foot-0, 185-pounds with thick shoulders, worked from the stretch with a quick tempo, hands high around his chest when he separates and drives. Long arm-action back with a strong, firm front side. Releases the ball from what is close to an over-the-top slot, some head tilt toward the 1B-line. Fastball sat 79-81, running it up to 82 mph with some arm side run. Change up sat 70-71 with visible late depth. Curveball has the makings of a dominate next-level pitch. Creates a lot of spin with sharp 11/5 bite - just needs to become more consistent. Overall a very promising young pitching prospect (2018) from the Southern-tier.
New York Games (July 7-9, 2015)
Rossi has thick shoulders, and good size standing 5-foot-11, 170-pounds, with quick hand speed. Pitching- His fastball sits 77-78 mph topping 79 MPH with a short compact arm circle. Curveball shows signs of upper-end spin when gets out in front, at times loose action. High-end potential.
Preseason All-State (February 15, 2015)
Rossi stands 5-foot-11, 170-pounds with an athletic build. Pitching- The freshman stands relaxed during his approach, hands near his middle area. He uses a fast tempo in his delivery, rushing some at times. Hands speed is above average for his age, fastball sitting 77-79 mph with arm side run. He throws from a high-3/4 slot, curveball sits 67-69 with 10/4 shape. Expect big things from Rossi as he continues to develop.

Northwest NY Prospect ID Games (July 1, 2014)
 Rossi stands 5-foot-11, 165-pounds with a lanky frame and has a chance to be pretty good. Pitching- He throws from a high-3/4 slot with sound mechanics but needs some smoothing out as he rushes a touch to home. He showed consistent arm side run with a fastball sitting 69-72 mph. He showed the makings of a changeup but slows arm some at 60-61 mph. He's working hard to get better, expect big things in the next three years from Rossi.

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