Thomas Russo
Thomas Russo
Thomas Russo
Thomas Russo

CLASS OF 2023

3B
RHP

Thomas
Russo

Royalton-Hartland (HS) • NY
5-8 • 195LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Thunderwolves Showcase
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Hitting
25
Hand Speed (max)
2/21/22
76.3
Bat Speed (max)
2/21/22
36.8
Rot. Acc (max)
2/18/21
-
Hard Hit %
Power
97.7
Exit Velocity (max)
2/21/22
90
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/21/22
353
Distance (max)
2/21/22
50
Sweet Spot %
2/18/21
Run
7.86
60-yard
2/21/22
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
85
INF Velo
2/21/22
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

83.7
Velocity (max)
2/21/22
82.1 - 83.6
Velo Range
2/21/22
2417
Spin Rate (avg)
2/21/22

Changeup

76.7 - 79.1
Velo Range
2/21/22
1479
Spin Rate (avg)
2/21/22

Curveball

67.3 - 69.5
Velo Range
2/21/22
2603
Spin Rate (avg)
2/21/22

Slider

71 - 72.8
Velo Range
2/21/22
2860
Spin Rate (avg)
2/21/22

Positional Tools

2022
2021
2019
60 Yard Dash
7.86
Infield Velocity
85.0
Power / Speed Score
12.4
60 Yard Dash
8.07
Infield Velocity
82.0
Power / Speed Score
11.4
60 Yard Dash
8.06
Infield Velocity
80.0
Power / Speed Score
10.8
2021 Preseason All-State - West
Feb 18, 2021
Position
8.07
60-yard
82
INF Velo
92
Exit Velo
2019 Last Chance Preview - WNY
Oct 14, 2019
Position
8.06
60-yard
80
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo

Hitting

2022
2021
Exit Velocity Max
97.7
Exit Velocity Avg
90.0
Distance Max
353
Distance Avg
130
Launch Angle Avg
6.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
92.2
Exit Velocity Avg
86.3
Distance Max
280
Distance Avg
128
Launch Angle Avg
8.2
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2022 Preseason All-State - West
Feb 21, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
97.7
Exit Velocity (max)
90.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
130
Distance (avg)
353
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 Preseason All-State - West
Feb 18, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
92.2
Exit Velocity (max)
86.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
128
Distance (avg)
280
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
25.0
Hand Speed Avg
23.2
Bat Speed Max
76.3
Bat Speed Avg
72.7
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
24.9
Hand Speed Avg
22.8
Bat Speed Max
69.8
Bat Speed Avg
66.7
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
2022 Preseason All-State - West
Feb 21, 2022
Blast - Hitting
25.0
Hand Speed (max)
23.2
Hand Speed (avg)
76.3
Bat Speed (max)
72.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 Preseason All-State - West
Feb 18, 2021
Blast - Hitting
24.9
Hand Speed (max)
22.8
Hand Speed (avg)
69.8
Bat Speed (max)
66.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
83.7
Fastball
Velocity Avg
82.8
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2417
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
29.2
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
68.6
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2603
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
77.9
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1479
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
71.8
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2860
Slider
Total Movement Avg
2022 Preseason All-State - West
Feb 21, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
83.7
Velocity (max)
82.1 - 83.6
Velo Range
81.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,491
Spin Rate (max)
2,417
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
69.5
Velocity (max)
67.3 - 69.5
Velo Range
66.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,681
Spin Rate (max)
2,603
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
72.9
Velocity (max)
71.0 - 72.8
Velo Range
69.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,896
Spin Rate (max)
2,860
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
79.1
Velocity (max)
76.7 - 79.1
Velo Range
76.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,504
Spin Rate (max)
1,479
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2022
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
2022 Preseason All-State - West
Feb 21, 2022
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2019
Fastball
Velocity Max
78.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
76.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
56.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
66.5
2019 Last Chance Preview - WNY
Oct 14, 2019
Pitching
78
Max FB
76 - 77
FB
55 - 57
CB
65 - 68
CH

Game Performance

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Comments

2/21/22

Physical: 5-foot-8, 200 pounds; Proportional, sturdy build. 7.86 runner in the 60.

Offensively: RHH. Even setup, with feet wide spread; upright bat position. Lifts hands with a slight leg-kick for timing. Stays behind the ball while showing an aggressive lower half. Showed a slight lift to the ball with a two handed finish.  More fly balls than line drives and ground balls with a peak exit velocity of 98 MPH via Trackman. Good rotational speed. Moves very well.

Defensively: Starts with a low to the ground setup; uses prep hop while showing active feet. Hands are out in front with a clean transfer. Long arm swing from a high 3/4 arm slot. INF - 85 MPH. 

Pitching: Uses a center rubber setup while using a side step. Mid chest leg drive with shoulders outside the hips. Has a long stride landing inline with the plate. Long arm swing while showing no restrictions; high 3/4 slot. Square to the plate with finish. FB: Peak velo of 84 MPH, while sitting 82-84 MPH; life through the zone. CB: 67-70 MPH; slurve  like action. SL: 71-73 MPH; short action. CH: 77-79 MPH; fading action.

2/18/21

Physical: Strong, well put together, and durable 5-foot-8, 190-pound frame with feel for the lower half. 8.07 runner in the 60-yard dash. 

Offensively: RHH. The righty started from a balanced, even setup with the hands showing rhythm at the shoulder; utilized a leg lift stride with a hand pump to a low shoulder position and back up for launch, initiated through a flat path into the hitting zone while hitting into a stiff front side at impact. Recorded a 33% line drive rate with occasional lift after impact, giving way to a 92 mph bat-exit velocity and 42% hard hit rate (batted balls over 90 mph). Impressive batting practice session also proving he can hit for power with a big time ceiling, (36.8 G’s of rotational acceleration according to Blast Motion) which compared admirably to his peers at the event. 

Defensively: The third baseman played low to the ground with glove hand range and easy lateral movements during defensive evals. A soft glove hand worked effortlessly out in front, scooping and funneling into the chest, accurate 82 mph arm strength with continued momentum towards the target at first base. 


10/14/19

Offensively- the right handed hitter stands in the box in a tall stance. Short simple load actions. Works with a slight lift at the point of contact. Displayed hard consistent contact in the gaps. Defensively- the infielder worked out at third. Moves well laterally and stays under control when approaching the baseball. Pitching- the right handed pitcher displayed a repeatable delivery. Takes his time to gather himself into a balanced backside before working downhill. Low effort action. Throws from a high 3/4 arm slot. FB peaked at 78 MPH, CB is early tight break and ranged from 55-57 MPH and CH 65-68 MPH. 

2/25/18

Russo has a solid base and build at 5-foot-4, 145-pounds; strong lower half.  He ran a 5.12 home to 1B. Offensively – Russo’s feet start off even and slightly wider than shoulder length apart.  He starts upright and crouches down with his load; hands work back with a slight front foot step forward and finishes with a powerful rotation of the hips.  He has a smooth follow through, with a one handed finish. Russo’s exit velocity is 76 MPH with some bat speed that plays up. Defensively – Shuffles in to position when moving laterally; stays low to the ground and square to the ball.  He has a smooth transfer and finishes with an accurate throw; arm strength is 69 MPH across the diamond. Pitching – Russo starts on the glove side of the mound with a simple side step. He slowly lifts his leg, with his foot relaxed and the toe down. His has a strong front side and glove tuck.  Russo stays on top of the ball and his foot lands slightly closed. He delivers all of his pitches from the same high three quarter slot.  He tops out at 73 MPH while sitting at 71-73 MPH. His curveball is between 55-58 MPH and his changeup dips down and away at 59-64 MPH. Solid overall foundation.

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