Underclass Games Top Performer: 2019 RHP Nick Scalabrini (Ramapo HS, NJ)

By TJ Hunt
Scouting Director, New Jersey

Name: Nick Scalabrini
School: Ramapo
Class: 2019
Position: RHP
Rank: 49

Max FB: 83
FB: 82-83
CB: 69-71

Scouting Report
Underclass Games (September 18, 2016)
Scalabrini has a skinny, lanky build at 6-foot-2 156-pounds. FB sat 82-83 with some run, curveball was 69-71. At its best, CB is a true 12/6 breaker, very sharp. Needs to be more consistent with release point and mechanics. High ceiling prospect, needs to get stronger and repeat better. Mechanics are up tempo to start, long leg swing causes him to occasionally get off balance. Arm action is short and quick, needs to get stability with landing leg. Stride is perfect for size, just has trouble truly finishing over that leg - finishes pitch hunched over almost in a lunge type stance or with momentum going backwards.
Offensively- starts with a narrow, slightly opened stance. Uses a small leg kick to start swing. Hand load is a bit choppy, but hips and hands clear zone well for smooth looking finish.