On Deck Preview: 2020 RHP/OF Christian Diorio (Marlboro)


Jared Carrier
Scouting Director

The calendar has rolled into 2018 and our preseason showcase schedule is rapidly approaching. Over the next few weeks we will be taking an in-depth look at some of the players that will be attending these events. Today's featured player is:

Christian Diorio

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Marlboro
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: monroe crusaders
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
77
Max FB
(02/23/19)
74 - 76
FB
(02/23/19)
63 - 65
CB
(02/23/19)
67 - 71
CH
(02/23/19)
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
74 - 76
CB
63 - 65
CH
67 - 71
Position
6.98
60-yard
(02/23/19)
72
INF Velo
(02/23/19)
73
OF Velo
87
Exit Velo
(06/25/19)
4.12
H-1st
(02/23/19)
Position
60-yard
7.11
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
6.98
INF Velo
72
H-1st
4.12
Exit Velo
83

On deck preview

UPCOMING EVENT/ CURRENT ROSTER (Click Image)

RECENT SHOWCASE HISTORY:

Campus Series- Marist (July 25, 2017) Diorio checks in at 6-foot-0, 175-pounds with a lean athletic frame. Offensively- Righty shows a quick swing with a level barrel path. Utilizes good lower body rotation getting whole-body involved in the swing. Demonstrated good plate coverage making solid contact driving the ball up the middle and to the pull side. Overall a clean, fluid swing that will benefit from added strength. Recorded an exit velocity of 79 MPH, 5 MPH shy of his best recorded mark of 84 MPH set in February 2017. Defensively- Good footwork and approach to get underneath the baseball. Shows a quick transition from glove to throwing hand with an appropriate outfielder arm swing. Could use more aggressive footwork towards intended target with a downhill throwing motion. Recorded a positional arm velocity of 65 MPH.

Winter Open (February 28, 2017) Diorio checks in at 5-foot-11 175 pounds and is a RHP and 1B. He ran a 7.13 60 and a 4.37 home-to-1B. Offensively- Even setup with a flat barrel; short take back of the hands with a slight toe-tap for a stride. Swing stays on a level plane through the zone with some early weight transfer; repeats efforts with pull-side line drive results. Peak exit velocity off of the tee was 84 MPH. Defensively- Upright setup; glove gets just far enough out in front of his body. Can get flat footed at times when transitioning from fielding to throwing. High arm slot with a peak velocity of 69 MPH from 1B to 3B. More in the tank here as evidence from the mound. Additional footwork will help him harness some momentum into his throws. Pitching- Short front/side step pivoting up to a mid chest balance point. Arm action is long and straight back with his reach; stays closed and gets over his front side consistently. Works downhill from a high 3/4 arm slot with some heaviness to his fastball at 74-75 MPH. CB has some early 12-to-6 action that could be a solid secondary offering once tightened up.

WHAT TO EXPECT

"We've seen Diorio both at 1B and OF and we're looking to see the progress in the outfield since making the switch. Has shown the ability to drive the ball to his pull side at the plate. We last saw him on the mound a year ago sitting in the mid 70's with his FB and a CB that had some feel, excited to have him back in front of us at what now is a strong 6-foot-0 180 pound frame."


Videos

Marist (July 25, 2017)

Winter Open (February 26, 2017)



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