Top Performer Spotlight: 2021 OF Itai Spinoza (Fayetteville Manlius)


Dan Cevette
President, New York

Over 600 players attended our Preseason All-State events spanning from Feb. 15 - Feb. 24. 100's of players caught the eyes of our professional scouting staff, all with dreams of playing baseball at the next-level. Over the course of the next few months I will be highlighting "Top Performer Spotlights" on players who really stood-out at the Preseason Events. Let's get started.



Itai Spinoza

Class of 2021 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Fayetteville Manlius
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Molina Stars
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(09/11/20)
83 - 85
FB
(07/06/20)
72 - 74
CB
(09/11/20)
79 - 80
CH
(02/13/21)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
84 - 85
CB
73 - 74
CH
79 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 83
CB
70 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
82 - 85
CB
72 - 74
CH
77 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 85
CB
71 - 73
CH
76 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
81 - 84
CB
72 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 82
CB
69 - 71
CH
76 - 77
Position
7.47
60-yard
(02/15/19)
91
OF Velo
(02/13/21)
93
Exit Velo
(02/13/21)
4.31
H-1st
(02/15/19)
Position
60-yard
7.7
OF Velo
91
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
7.54
OF Velo
88
Exit Velo
88
Position
60-yard
7.66
OF Velo
90
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
7.47
OF Velo
87
Exit Velo
88
H-1st
4.31
Trackman - Fastball
85.55
Velocity (max)
(07/06/20)
82.81
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/06/20)
2211
Spin Rate (max)
(02/13/21)
2139
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/13/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.79
Velo Range
83.98 - 84.79
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.48
Spin Rate (max)
2211
Spin Rate (avg)
2139
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85.55
Velo Range
81.94 - 84.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.81
Spin Rate (max)
2025
Spin Rate (avg)
1952
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
74.46
Velocity (max)
(07/06/20)
70.62
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/06/20)
2355
Spin Rate (max)
(02/13/21)
2246
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/13/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
73.56
Velo Range
72.8 - 73.46
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.53
Spin Rate (max)
2355
Spin Rate (avg)
2246
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
74.46
Velo Range
71.21 - 73.57
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.62
Spin Rate (max)
2079
Spin Rate (avg)
1937
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
79.51
Velocity (max)
(02/13/21)
76.91
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/13/21)
1813
Spin Rate (max)
(02/13/21)
1744
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/13/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
79.51
Velo Range
77.51 - 79.51
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.91
Spin Rate (max)
1813
Spin Rate (avg)
1744
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
76.33
Velo Range
75.58 - 76.33
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.26
Spin Rate (max)
1583
Spin Rate (avg)
1570
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
92.94
Exit Speed (max)
(02/13/21)
85.42
Exit Speed (avg)
(02/13/21)
123
Distance (avg)
(02/13/21)
315
Distance (max)
(02/13/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
92.94
Exit Speed (avg)
85.42
Distance (avg)
123
Distance (max)
315
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
22.40
Hand Speed (max)
(02/13/21)
21.40
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/13/21)
71.00
Bat Speed (max)
(02/13/21)
69.01
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/13/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.4
Hand Speed (avg)
21.4
Bat Speed (max)
71
Bat Speed (avg)
69.01
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

Top Performer Report

CEVETTE'S QUICK HIT: First time getting to see Spinoza workout as a position player, and he did not disappoint. Operates in the OF with confidence and a high motor, very aggressive attacking the ball and his arm-strength is really impressive, and there's more velocity in the tank. The bat plays for me. It's loose and repeatable, some natural lift in the path, hard consistent contact from a barrel producing above average speeds. If he wants to play OF at the next-level, I don't see any reason why he won't. He pitched as well for us, and although he was slipping some on the indoor mound, I left excited to see him again. The arm works, there's effort but there's also late heavy action to his pitches. Fun player to watch develop from CNY. 

2/15/19
Stands 5-foot-7, 175-pounds from a strong, thick lower half. At the plate, he's slightly open on his setup, loose hands, strides back to even on the pitch, hands explode to the ball on a short path, barrel is fluid and slightly uphill with above average bat-speed (88). Defensively, he's very active to the ball, keeps lower half moving through his target, throws from a high 3/4 slot with no restrictions, carry on the ball, above average arm-strength (87). Pitching, works with a quick tempo, high leg lift, drives off his back leg down the powerline, uses a three pitch mix, fastball peaked 82 mph with clear signs of more in the tank, curveball was 69-71 with 1/7 shape, changeup was 76-77 on one plane. 2021 to keep eyes on. 

June 2018

Well built athletic frame with broad shoulders, stands 5-foot-6. From the windup, gets full extension to the plate with tilt. Has a high leg kick towards first base, uses lower half well. FB sat 78-81 topping out at 82 MPH. Fastball have above average movement away from RHH. CB was 64-68 MPH with tight sweeping movement that breaks late in the zone. Had a good day at the plate reaching base 3 times with 2 walks and a double in the RC gap.



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