NY Futures Spotlight: 2022 3B Jacob Depalma (West Genesse)
November 30, 2020
Physical: 5-foot-10, 200 pounds; proportional, strong frame. 7.77 runner in the 60.
Offensively: RHH. Feet just outside shoulder width along with high hands above his ear; uses a big leg kick to move some weight to the back side, keeps a rigid upper body throughout. Strong actions along with a quick turn and an efficient block off the front leg with down and out barrel path, uses quick hands to get the barrel to the ball effectively. Put out a ton of hard hit balls all over the field, displayed easy pop and proved to be a no doubt middle of the order type of bat; peak Trackman exit velocity of 97 MPH.
Defensively: Low to the ground, keeps a wide base and moves well to the ball; Fields out in front and works through the ball. Soft hands with a smooth funnel to his belt and a seamless transfer to throw; loose, whippy 3/4 arm action. INF - 80 MPH.
Physical: 5-foot-10, 200-pounds. Strong, filled out frame. 7.73 runner in the 60; 4.51 home-to-1B.
Offensively: RHH. Tall, upright stance with high hands slightly above his ears, uses a big leg kick to enter the hitting zone Hands get into and through the zone quickly, swing works across his body, solid extension after the point of contact. Gap to gap approach. 88 MPH raw exit velocity.
Defensively: Starts upright and gets low with the ball, fields the ball off-center fielding the ball on his glove foot, deliberate shuffle to release. Medium arm swing with a 3/4 slot. INF - 81 MPH.
Pitching Delivery: Works from stretch, builds momentum with leg lift to the waist, slight turn closed shoulders on stride out, lands slightly open, finishes with intent and repeatable follow through.
Arm Action: Long arm swing down and back, gets up quick to 3/4 slot.
FB: T79, 78-79 MPH. Commands in the zone.
CB: 67-68 MPH. Sharp 11-5 break.
A physical 5-foot-10, 200 pounds. Ran a 7.75 60 yard dash. Offensively- Stands in the box with feet shoulder width apart. Uses a high leg kick for timing before attacking the baseball. Displayed easy pop, quick to the hitting zone, slight lift at the point of contact. Stays balanced throughout the swing. Exit velocity was 87 MPH. Defensively- Displayed active footwork during the infield portion. Smooth exchange, quick release from a low ¾ arm slot. Top throwing velocity was 78 MPH. Pitching- The right handed pitcher displayed a live easy arm. Drop and drive motion. Works mainly from the left side of the rubber. Smooth hand separation. Showed good command of a FB around the zone, topped at 81 MPH. CB is sharp down in the zone and ranged from 66-68 MPH.
Hard-hit down right field-line and left-field line the next inning. Aggressive approach in the box, mostly level barrel plane through contact, above average bat-speed for age.
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