Commitment Corner: 2020 LHP/1B Richard Paltridge (Burke Catholic)


Jared Carrier
Scouting Director

We are excited to have back one of our more popular features which gives an in-depth look not only to the baseball side of commitments across New York but also a quick look into their personal side.


Richard Paltridge

Class of 2020 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: John S. Burke Catholic
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Frozen Ropes Rockies
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
84
Max FB
(06/25/19)
82 - 84
FB
(06/25/19)
67 - 69
CB
(06/25/19)
72 - 73
CH
(06/25/19)
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 84
CB
67 - 69
CH
72 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
75 - 77
CB
62 - 64
CH
67 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
78 - 79
CB
66 - 68
Position
7.07
60-yard
(02/23/19)
81
INF Velo
(06/25/19)
92
Exit Velo
(06/25/19)
4.06
H-1st
(02/23/19)
Position
60-yard
7.08
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.07
INF Velo
79
H-1st
4.06
Exit Velo
82

Commitment: Penn St.


The Paltridge File


TELL US MORE...

       
Tell us about your commitment to Penn St. Why did you decide on your school? 
I chose Penn State to further my education at a great institution and take my baseball skill to the next level. And I fell in love with the coaches who bring off a family vibe to me as a player. 

The offseason is upon us. Tell us a little about your off-season training:
In the off-season I train at Frozen Ropes in their B4 program they have. And also I decided to play basketball again to build my cardio up. Also had shut down my arm to give it a rest then come January 1 I will start my throwing program and hitting sessions. 

Baseball is a game built on adversity & failure. How have you dealt with the the ups & downs the game brings? Who might have helped you along the way?
Baseball is definitely a game a failure going 3 for 10 puts you in the Hall of Fame. The game brings ups and downs and even if I make a mistake or have a bad at bat you always got to flush it and learn from it and move on. One coach in particular, Denis Mclaughlin, of Warwick, NY who pitched at the Triple-A level, was definitely someone who has helped me. At a young age he taught me a lot about the game that I hadn’t known about yet. Also my current high school baseball coach Al Trezza at Burke Catholic also has taught me so much and also had helped me through the recruiting process.

Who is your biggest influence in the game today? 
One of my biggest influences is my dad. He always is there for me and always there to talk about my games. There is something he always says that I will never forget, “Richard, remember, it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish”. 

Best player you ever shared the field with and why?
Frank Demaro, he is my shortstop for travel ball and school ball. He is definitely the best player I’ve shared the field with. We have played together forever and made so many memories over the years and we always made the game fun and always cheered each other up if one of us struck out or made an error. 

How has your experience been with Prep Baseball Report?
PBR events are great for talented baseball players who want the exposure. Personally the best thing I went to was the New York State Games . It’s where Penn State found me. It allowed me to get huge exposure with over 100 colleges there. It really was an event that made my recruiting process explode. 

QUICK HITS

Favorite Food?
Cheeseburgers 

Favorite Movie?
The Waterboy

Favorite MLB Player?
Aaron Judge

Go to game day or workout music? 
Roddy Ricch

Most embarrassing moment on a ball-field?
I had pulled both of my hamstrings and I could barely run and I hit a homerun and it took forever to get around the bases and I was really struggling 

IN CLOSING...

    

The ultimate long term goal is what?
Have a successful college career get a quality education and hopefully get drafted one day 


Videos

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Prior Commitment Corners


UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/02 The MAX - McCook, IL
2020 Preseason All-State - Southern Tier NY 02/14 434 Sportsplex
2020 Preseason All-State - Hudson Valley NY 02/15 Paul Gerry Fieldhouse
2020 Preseason All-State - WNY NY 02/17 Total Sports Experience (Gates)
2020 Preseason All-State - CNY NY 02/18 Accelerate Sports
2020 Preseason All-State - Capital Region NY 02/19 All-Stars Academy
2020 Preseason All-State - Long Island NY 02/20 Long Island Sports Complex
2020 Jr. NYS Games Trials - Downstate NY 02/21 Warriors Baseball Academy
2020 Preseason All-State - Downstate NY 02/21 Warriors Baseball Academy
2020 NJ/NY/PA Committed Player ProCase NY 02/23 Keystone Baseball Academy
2020 Jr. NYS Games Trials - Upstate NY 03/01 434 Sportsplex
2020 Northeast JUCO Day NY 06/03 Dutchess Stadium



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