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Ryan Verdi: SS/RHP, (2022) out of Newtown, CT. is a solid, athletic 6-foot-1, 185-pound two-way prospect. At the plate, the right-handed hitter had an exit velocity of 92 MPH, with a (65.41 mph bat speed average) and (19.39 mph hand speed average). Verdi begins in a balanced, athletic stance with the hands relaxed off the back shoulder. A small load initiates a long, flat swing. During his round, there was a lot of loud contact and showed he can use the whole field. In the infield, his best throw was 72 MPH across the diamond, while showing he has choppy feet, a clean exchange, and soft hands. He fields the ball out front, moves well laterally and uses a high ¾ slot. He also recorded a 60 time of 7.57 at the event. On the mound, Verdi showed a high ¾ arm action, producing a fastball that sits 69-70 MPH (Max spin 1781; Avg 1662), with some arm side run. The delivery uses some effort. He gets to a consistent balance point with the shoulder in line. He lands closed with an upright finish. He also flashed a sweeping curveball (61-63 MPH) (Max spin 2091; Avg 1912).
Exit Velocity: 92 mph
Arm Velocity: 72 mph
Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.57
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