Preseason All-State Showcase Spotlight: 2021 SS/RHP Andrew Muraco


Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

The Preseason All-State Showcase annually draws in excess of 100 of the top uncommitted prospects in the state. This winter's event will take place over two days at Keystone State Baseball Academy in Manheim on February 16th and 17th. 

As we draw closer to February we will be periodically highlighting some of the prospects scheduled to participate. Today we continue our preview with a look at 2021 SS/RHP Andrew Muraco.

 

Andrew Muraco

Class of 2021 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Franklin Regional
    State: PA
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
81 - 83
FB
(02/16/19)
70 - 73
CB
(02/16/19)
72 - 76
CH
(02/16/19)
Position
6.94
60-yard
(02/16/19)
87
INF Velo
(02/16/19)
95
Exit Velo
(02/13/21)
Position
60-yard
7.01
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
7.12
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
6.94
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
89
Trackman - Hitting
94.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/13/21)
90.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/13/21)
241
Distance (avg)
(02/13/21)
343
Distance (max)
(02/13/21)
71
Hard Hit %
(02/13/21)
71
Sweet Spot %
(02/13/21)
41
Line Drive %
(02/13/21)
29.4
Fly Ball %
(02/13/21)
29
Ground Ball %
(02/13/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
90.7
Distance (avg)
241
Distance (max)
343
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.4
Hand Speed (max)
(02/13/21)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/13/21)
69.8
Bat Speed (max)
(02/13/21)
68.2
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/13/21)
11.4
Rot. Acc (max)
(02/13/21)
9.7
Rot. Acc (avg)
(02/13/21)
48
On Plane Eff (avg)
(02/13/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.4
Hand Speed (avg)
21.8
Bat Speed (max)
69.8
Bat Speed (avg)
68.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

6.12.18 - 5-foot-10, 170-pounder showcased the all-around skill set that allowed him to excel as an every day starter as a freshman at Franklin Regional. The left-handed hitter flashed above average barrel whip in BP with an 84 mph bat exit velocity. A barreled out to the warning track in right field on day two gave an indication of things to come. Defensively Muraco moves around with a bounce in his step and displayed the ability to make plays on the move with an ability to make throws from multiple arm angles. His 81 mph arm strength should continue to develop as his athletic frame fills out. Muraco also worked three effective innings on the mound sitting 77-80 out of a 3/4 arm slot with command to both sides of the plate. The right-hander also displayed a feel for a curveball with 11/5 rotation at 65-67.

1.28.18 - 5-foot-9, 165-pound left-handed hitter continues to make improvements offensively. Starting from a square stance, Muraco had quieted his lower half now utilizing a heel-raise stride to initiate his swing. Displayed the ability to back spin the baseball while barreling everything in a solid round of batting practice. Registered a bat exit velocity of 85 mph and showed and ability to drive both gaps. Ran a 7.33 60-yard dash and showcased athletic actions defensively with 79 mph arm strength across the diamond. Showed solid range, an ability to play through the baseball, and the ability to make throws from multiple arm angles. The right-hander sat 78-79 from a high 3/4 arm slot with some arm side run to his fastball. Curveball shows 10/4 rotation at 67-68 and changeup is thrown with good sell at 72-74.

9/10/17 - 5-foot-9, 155-pound left-handed hitter took one of the top rounds of batting practice on the day. Starts from a slightly open stance and initiates his swing with a toe-tap stride from a high-hands load. Stays on back side well and uses and aggressive hip turn with a high finish to create back spin. Registered an 81 mph bat exit velocity and ran a 7.39 60-yard dash. Feet work well defensively and attacks good hops while gaining ground on throws of 80 mph across the diamond. The righty sat 75-77 out of a high 3/4 arm slot on the mound with some arm side run to his fastball. Also displayed solid feel for a curveball with biting 11/5 rotation and a changeup at fastball arm speed that sat 71-72.

1/28/17 - 5-foot-8, 145-pound two-way prospect has grown three inches and added 25 pounds to his frame in the past year which was evident in improved measurables across the board. The left-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance and initiates his swing with a short leg-lift stride from a high hands load. Showcased a solid feel for the barrel with and ability to use all fields with a bat exit velocity of 77 mph. Also flashed developing ability to create backspin. Displayed active feet defensively with a soft glove hand and improved 75 mph arm strength across the diamond. The righty sat 71-73 on the mound from a 3/4 arm slot with an easy, fluid delivery. Also showed a 62 mph curveball with solid 11/5 rotation and a 69 mph changeup at fastball arm speed.

9/11/16 - 5-foot-6, 125-pound left-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance with a high hands load and initiates his swing with a toe-tap stride. Showcased a flat barrel path, an ability to stay behind the baseball and his hands work well through contact with a bat exit velocity of 73 mph. Ran a 7.76 60-yard dash and displayed the ability to make plays on the move defensively with accurate 68 mph arm strength across the diamond. The righty sat 67-69 on the mound from a 3/4 arm slot with fluid arm action. Also commanded a 59 mph curveball with solid 11/5 rotation and a 64 mph changeup at fastball arm speed.

1/31/16 - 5-foot-5, 120-pound left-handed hitter. Starts from a square stance with a high hands load and utilizes a heel-raise stride to initiate his swing. The 7th grader displayed excellent rhythm to his swing and a flat swing path that allows him to stay on plane for long periods of time. Muraco showcased a soft glove hand and the ability to play through the baseball with accurate 66 mph arm strength across the diamond. As Muraco continues to add to his frame and gains additional strength he will be a player to follow in this class.


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Pittsburgh Outlaws Scout Day PA 01/20 C-Side Sports Academy
2019 Preseason Preview PA 01/26 Keystone State Baseball Academy
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/03 The Max
2019 Preseason All-State Showcase (Day One) PA 02/16 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Preseason All-State Showcase (Day Two) PA 02/17 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Pennsylvania Junior Future Games Trials (Session One) PA 03/10 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Pennsylvania Junior Future Games Trials (Session Two) PA 03/24 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Western PA Top Prospect Games PA 06/11 Seton Hill University
2019 Eastern PA Top Prospect Games PA 06/18 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 16U (PBR Limited Series) PA 06/29 Lebanon Valley College
2019 Eastern PA College Prospect Showcase PA 07/09 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 17U (PBR Limited Series) PA 07/20 University of Scranton
2019 Western PA College Prospect Showcase PA 07/23 Historic Pullman Park
2019 Fall Kickoff Showcase PA 08/15 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 17U (Fall Kickoff Showcase Tournament) PA 08/17 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR (Seton Hill Labor Day Tournament) PA 08/31 Seton Hill University
Play for Team PBR (West Virginia Team Camp) PA 09/20 West Virginia University


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