Top-10 Player Profiles of 2018: No. 4 Vincent Trapani


By Andy Sroka
Staff Writer

Earlier this year, in September, our staff released the first iteration of the state’s Class of 2021 Rankings. Debuting at No. 1 on that list was the righty from Eau Claire Memorial, Vincent Trapani. He’s since been bumped a spot down that board, after the emergence of the Ozaukee star shortstop Owen Miller, but Trapani is still one of the most projectable and talented pitchers in the region. He earned a spot on Team Wisconsin at the PBR Future Games in August because of his advanced capabilities – his upper-80s fastball and feel for offspeed helped him perform way above his own age level.

Just a couple of weeks ago, our national team updated the country’s Class of 2021 Rankings and Trapani found himself a spot at No. 150. He is the top-ranked sophomore in Wisconsin – and thus, the region – without a commitment, though given the type of year he put together in 2018, it’s a wonder how long he’ll be on the market for.

Check out Trapani’s profile below for a look at how he’s progressed since our first report on him back in April of 2017.

NO. 4: VINCENT TRAPANI

Vincent Trapani

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Eau Claire Memorial
    State: WI
  • Summer Team: GRB Rays 17U Green
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
95
Max FB
(06/27/20)
91 - 94
FB
(06/27/20)
75 - 78
CB
(08/10/19)
84 - 84
CH
(06/25/19)
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
90 - 92
CB
73 - 74
CH
80 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
95
FB
91 - 94
CB
75 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
88 - 92
CB
75 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
89 - 90
CB
76 - 77
CH
84 - 84
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 87
CB
72 - 73
CH
70 - 74
Position
7.31
60-yard
82
INF Velo
94
Exit Velo
Position
60-yard
7.31
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
94
Trackman - Fastball
91.9
Velocity (max)
(07/07/20)
90.4 - 91.5
Velo Range
(07/07/20)
89.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
2182
Spin Rate (max)
(07/07/20)
2071
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/07/20)
22.9
IVB (max)
(07/07/20)
20.0
IVB (avg)
(07/07/20)
6.1
HM (max)
(07/07/20)
3.6
HM (avg)
(07/07/20)
5.9
Extension (avg)
(07/07/20)
6.1
Release Ht (avg)
(07/07/20)
24
Spin Score (max)
(07/07/20)
50
Zone %
(07/07/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
91.9
Velo Range
90.4 - 91.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
89.3
Spin Rate (max)
2182
Spin Rate (avg)
2071
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
73.7
Velocity (max)
(07/07/20)
72.4 - 73.7
Velo Range
(07/07/20)
71.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
1798
Spin Rate (max)
(07/07/20)
1762
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/07/20)
-2.0
IVB (max)
(07/07/20)
-1.4
IVB (avg)
(07/07/20)
-8.1
HM (max)
(07/07/20)
-8.0
HM (avg)
(07/07/20)
5.3
Extension (avg)
(07/07/20)
6.2
Release Ht (avg)
(07/07/20)
25
Spin Score (max)
(07/07/20)
100
Zone %
(07/07/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
73.7
Velo Range
72.4 - 73.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
71
Spin Rate (max)
1798
Spin Rate (avg)
1762
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
81.1
Velocity (max)
(07/07/20)
79.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
1931
Spin Rate (max)
(07/07/20)
1931
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/07/20)
19.1
IVB (max)
(07/07/20)
19.1
IVB (avg)
(07/07/20)
10.5
HM (max)
(07/07/20)
10.5
HM (avg)
(07/07/20)
5.9
Extension (avg)
(07/07/20)
5.9
Release Ht (avg)
(07/07/20)
24
Spin Score (max)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
81.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
79.2
Spin Rate (max)
1931
Spin Rate (avg)
1931
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
96
Hop+
(07/07/20)
116
Rise+
(07/07/20)
52
Sink+
(07/07/20)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
57
Hammer+
(07/07/20)
79
Sweep+
(07/07/20)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Scouting Report

3/11/18 - 6-foot-1, 200-pound, two-way player, athletic build with present lower half strength. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, drives with lower half, works in line, athleticism in finish. Slight wrap on back side, quick and clean arm out front, high ¾ slot, easy effort throughout. Fastball had run, late life in the zone, 85-88 mph. Curveball, 11/5 sharp break, sat 72-73 mph. Changeup sank in the zone, feel for pitch, 70-74 mph. At the plate, right-handed hitter, even setup, smooth back load, short stride, maintains balance. Short, level bat path, natural uphill lift, line drive ability with pull side tendencies. Hits with rhythm and present bat speed, exit velocity topped 94 mph from a tee. Defensively, natural athletic instincts, agile footwork, plays through the ball. Arm plays short and loose, high ¾ slot. Throws topped 78 mph across. 7.31 runner in the 60.

11/5/17 - 6-foot-1, 195-pound right-handed pitcher with a lanky frame and present strength. Trapani came on the PBR radar last spring at the Madison Educational Showcase when he topped out at 85 mph with his fastball. At the time Trapani was extremely raw and more of a thrower than a pitcher. At the event he showed the strides he has made with his mechanics and body control. Trapani worked at an easy 86-88 mph with his fastball. He has a long, loose arm action and gets extension out front. Slow paced delivery with good explosion in the core, works in line with home plate. He also made strides with his offspeed pitches, especially his curveball. Maintains arm speed better with his curveball at 70-72 mph with 12-6 shape and short breaking action. Changeup sat 72-73 mph. Trapani established himself as the top prospect in the 2021 Wisconsin Class. 

4/2/17 - 6-foot-1, 185-pound, lanky, athletic, two-way prospect with plus arm for age. On the mound, high ¾ arm slot, lightning quick arm speed, long arm action. Tall and fall delivery, works towards third base, finishes falling off. Plus fastball velo for age, downward plane, sat 84-85 mph. Curveball, 12/6 shape, gradual break, 56-59 mph. Changeup, worked 71-74 mph. Offensively, wide setup, leg kick timing-trigger, maintains balance. Pull hitter, has an approach, uphill barrel path, fluid rhythm, 89 mph exit velocity. Ran a 7.47 60. Defensively, loose arm action from high ¾ arm slot, 82 mph across the infield.


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