Prep Baseball Report

Elite Prospect Showcase Analysis: Class of 2019 Pitchers

Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

The 5th annual Elite Prospect Showcase took place October 28th at Keystone State Baseball Academy. Today we continue our analysis of the players in attendance by taking a look at pitchers from the Class of 2019.

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CLASS OF 2019 pitchers

Sal BiondolloChic DeGaetanoJames PetrikJoseph RichardsonZane Robbins

Sal Biondollo, RHP, Anville-Cleona HS (PA)
6-foot, 160-pound right-hander sat 80-83 from a high 3/4 arm slot with an overhead rocker and a loose, quick arm action. Curveball displayed short slider break at 69-71 and changeup flashed cut action at 74-75. Initiates his delivery with a short side-rocker step followed by a short pause to gather himself over the rubber. Showcased above average balance throughout with good tempo and a potential to add velocity with continued strength gains and physical maturity.

Chic DeGaetano, RHP, Hazleton Area HS (PA)
6-foot-2, 195-pound right-hander continues to impress with a fastball, curveball, changeup mix from an over-the-top arm slot. The junior, who represented Pennsylvania in the PBR Future Games in August, sat 86-88 with an up tempo, directional delivery that creates downward plane from his arm slot. While the fastball lacks movement the 12/6 breaking curveball comes out of the same window at 74-75 and his changeup at 80-81 is thrown with above average arm speed.

James Petrick, RHP, Pennridge HS (PA)
5-foot-10, 160-pound right-hander stood out in June at the Eastern PA College Prospect Showcase and has since seen a spike in velocity. Currently sitting 85-86 while bumping 87 mph, Petrik has significant arm side run to his fastball out of a 3/4 arm slot. A short arm swing and hip coil in his delivery combine to create deception. The junior gets similar movement on his changeup at 81-83 and uses a slider at 74-76 as his third pitch.

Joseph Richardson, RHP, St. Joseph's Prep (PA)
6-foot-2, 185-pound right-hander was impressive during a three inning outing at the Eastern PA Top Prospect Games in June sitting comfortably at 82-84 with plenty more in the tank. Four months later Richardson has had a significant jump in velocity, now sitting 86-88 with the same easy, repeatable delivery. The fastball has late life with run and sink. He appears to be just beginning to fill out his athletic frame and additional velocity appears to be inevitable. Richardson also displayed a quality changeup at 80-82 and a slider at 76-78 out of the 3/4 same arm slot.

Zane Robbins, RHP, Millville HS (PA)
6-foot-4, 225-pound righty has a projectable frame that should allow him to log a heavy workload at the next level. The junior gets downhill well on his fastball creating angles at 83-85. Working from the same high 3/4 arm slot his 12/6 breaking knuckle curveball at 74-76 shows tight rotation and his changeup at 76-79 shows some late fade. A tendency to shut off the lower half could be remedied quickly with and additional 3-4 mph likely as a result. 

Analysis article order:

Oct, 31 - Class of 2021 prospects
Nov. 1 - Class of 2020 Pitchers
Nov. 2 - Class of 2020 Position Players
Nov. 3 - Class of 2020 Two-way Players
Nov. 4 - Class of 2019 Pitchers
Nov. 5 - Class of 2019 Position Players
Nov. 6 - Class of 2019 Two-way Players
Nov. 7 - Uncommitted Seniors


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