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Preseason All-State Spotlight 2018 INF Andres Antonini

Doug Freeman
Florida Scouting Director

On January 27th, 2018 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, 100 of the top high school prospects ranging from the 2018-2021 classes will participate in Preseason All-State which is the premier kickoff event for the 2018 spring high school season. Preseason All-State will feature high-end draft talent, numerous Division 1 recruits, and some of the top uncommitted underclassman in the state.

Leading up to the event we will highlight each upcoming participant through their own individual spotlight which includes video, reports, and more. Today we take a look at 2018 INF Andres Antonini of St Thomas Aquinas HS, FL who is a Pittsburgh recruit:


Andres Antonini

Class of 2018 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: St Thomas Aquinas
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: Banditos
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R


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Scouting Report

10/15/17- Pittsburgh recruit. Looks to have added to his frame recently and become more physical. The switch hitter looks to have focused on the left side and has a short, simple swing. There is little separation which can create some steepness at times. He has a strong lower half and present pull power. There is bat to ball skills, but would like to see more separation. Defensively, the added physicality may move him off of short in the future, but would be a well above average third baseman as he shows quality lateral movement and a strong, accurate arm

05/20/17-Pittsburgh recruit. A long, lean 6-foot-2, 190-pound shortstop looks to have put on about ten pounds since January. He shows shows easy actions at short and is a near plus defender. He has a quick first step, but covers a lot of ground with long easy stride. He shows an above average arm from all angles. He stays under control with soft hands and should stay at short going forward. Offensively, the switch hitter shows a bit more consistent, short swing from the left side. He has a feel for the barrel from both sides of the plate, with power potential. Overall, a a 2018 draft follow.

01/21/17- Pittsburgh commit. The athletic switch hitting 6-foot-2, 185-pound shortstop has shown a lot of potential. The switch hitter has really shown a feel for the barrell, especially from the left side. With a simple setup and load, he is short through the zone and shows gap-to-gap power. He sprayed line drives throughout batting practice and had multple quality at-bats during the game. He also showed above average defensive action. He has a feel for the position, bouncing around and always in the right place. He has above average hands and showed plenty of arm, topping at 88 mph to stay at short. He has the frame and tool as well as being a switch hitter to project at the next level.

8/26/16- Committed to the University of Pittsburgh.

07/22/16- Uncommitted the 6-foot-2 185 pound switch hitter was impressive on multiple occasions during the week. He has a projectable frame that will continue to fill out, confident smooth actions at shortstop with a good first step. At the plate there is good rhythm in the setup with a somewhat stiff load, but the swing is short and quick from the left side with present gap-to-gap power. Athletic, projectable, switch hitting middle infielder makes him very interesting.





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