Team FL Future Games Player Spotlight: 2019 MIF Robert Minotti



By Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for uncommitted class of 2019 prospects and select 2020 prospects from our 30-plus state coverage area. Last year, more than 130 colleges from all over the country were in attendance. This one-of-a-kind event will take place on August 2 - August 5 (Wednesday-Saturday) at Grand Park, a state-of-the-art 22-field baseball complex located in Westfield, IN, just north of Indianapolis.

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Leading up the event, we will highlight each member of Team Florida. Today we look at the standout incoming junior 2019 MIF Robert Minotti of New Smyrna Beach HS, FL.


Robert Minotti

Class of 2019 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: New Smyrna Beach
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: Power Baseball 2019
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.84
60-yard
88
INF Velo
87
OF Velo
90
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

06/28/17- Has a long, lean frame with a lot of quick twitch. There is some stiffness in the actions, but athleticism makes up for that for now. Has a quick first step in the infield, the range could improve with a more relaxed set up and pre-pitch looseness. Hands work well and has an above average arm, topping out at 88 mph. Offensively, he is aggressive through the zone with above average bat speed. He tends to get over aggressive and rotational, taking away from the natural leverage and bat speed. When on plane, the ball jumps off of the bat and with a bit more rhythm and looseness could see big jumps offensively. Overall, very athletic with a lot of tools and potential.  

01/21/17- The 5-foot-10, 150-pound SS/OF easily made the biggest jump out of any player in attendance. His stats prior to this event were a 7.59 60 yard dash, 79 mph positional velocity and 81 mph exit velocity. His stats from the Preseason All-State were a 6.84 60 yard dash, 87 mph position velocity and 84 mph exit velocity. Not only did the raw numbers increase, the tools played in the game as well. He had a single and a double off the left-center field wall against arms much older then him. Overall he showed a lot of quick twitch actions and the tools have clearly progressed. He still looks young and has plenty of room to grow and fill out and can continue to make another big jump.

6/22/16- The 5-foot-9 130-pounder moved well at short fielding everything out in front of his body and under control while topping out at 79 mph across the infield. At the plate, Minotti is lanky and does not use his lower half well, although does trust his hands and uses them well.  When Minotti used the middle of the field he kept the barrel in the zone longer and this resulted in a base hit during the game.