Prep Baseball Report

Top Performer Spotlight: 2018 C Anthony Palmisano (Colonia HS, NJ)

By TJ Hunt
New Jersey Scouting Director

Name: Anthony Palmisano
School: Colonia
Position: Catcher
Class: 2018

Rank: 50

Pop Time: 2.12-2.16
Catcher Velocity: 77
Exit Velocity: 79

Scouting Report
Last Chance Open I.D. Showcase (November 5th, 2016)
Palmisano has a physical build at 6-foot-1 175-pounds. Offensively- sets up in an tall, opened stance with weight on back side. Uses a small toe tap to start swing. Hands are even with shoulder and load back as pitch arrives. Athletic explosiveness is still developing, recorded a top exit velocity of 79 mph. Hands need to be quicker to the ball, but frame and actions are there. Defensively- flexible hips help him get deep into a catchers squat. Shows feel for framing pitches and a quiet body. Throws topped at 77 mph to 2B, the top catcher velocity of the event. Best pop time was 2.12. Foot replacement on throws is fluid and exchange is sound. Finishes with momentum going toward 2B.