Matt Santarelli
Matt Santarelli
Matt Santarelli
Matt Santarelli
Matt Santarelli
Matt Santarelli




Western Illinois
Lockport (HS) • IL
6-0 • 180LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Cangelosi Sparks
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Western Illinois commit, currently ranked No. 97 in Illinois. Athletic 6-foot 180-pound frame. Offensively is leadoff hitter for the Porters with sneaky power. Led off the game with a homerun to left field. Starts in an athletic stance. Features a leg-kick that helps create momentum and energy in his swing. Fast hands, works directly to the ball with natural lift and leverage at times. Speed plays up on the basepaths, always looking to take the extra base. Defensively shows above average range up the middle of the diamond. Ability to keep the ball in front to both sides. Smooth transfer with a strong arm across the infield. Played second base this game but has the skill-set and ability to play all over the infield. Profiles on the infield at the next level. 


Announced verbal commitment to Western Illinois.


Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Athletic frame with developing strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced wide setup, smooth load and long stride. Strong hands, flashed bat speed, long path, uphill through the zone at times. Drove balls with authority to the pull-side.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 94.97 mph; one of the top of the event.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Short, quick arm action, high 3/4 slot, throws flash carry.
Defense: Athletic actions, fields out in front of his body, sure-hands, funnels through release. Plays with body control, smooth double play, athletic play ranging deep into the hole.
Run: 6.83 runner in the 60. 


Positional Profile: SS. An advanced defender that can stick up the middle moving forward.
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. Wiry, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, open setup, leg kick trigger, aggressive through contact.  Uphill path to the baseball, creates extension through contact, gap-to-gap approach at the plate, consistent hard contact.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 88 mph. Short, loose arm action, lively arm, high 3/4 slot. Well above-average arm strength, throws produced carry across the diamond.
Defense: Athletic fielding position, quick to the ball, fluid footwork, soft hands, clean funnels, confident on the move, ability to change arm angles, plays through the baseball.
Run: 6.88 runner in the 60. 


Positional Profile: SS
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load and long stride. Aggressive hacks, bat travels on an uphill plane to the baseball, elevates the baseball, favored his pull-side.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short, clean arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Athletic fielding position, light on his feet, fields the ball out in front, clean release, body control and athletic defensive actions.
Run: 6.97 runner in the 60. 


5-foot-10, 155-pound, athletically-built, loose-bodied, two-way prospect; plenty of room for continued physical development. 7.11 runner in the 60, laser-timed. Offensively, balanced setup, short stride, aggressive swing. Short level bat path at times, line-drive approach and fluid rhythm; 80 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, quick active footwork, sure-hands, plays through the baseball, clean release. Loose arm action, throws carried and topped at 82 mph across the infield. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, smooth delivery, works on-line and lands front toe closed. Clean arm action, over-the-top slot. Fastball straight action, 77-78 mph. Curveball tight spin, depth, 11/5 shape, 66-68 mph. Changeup, 71-75 mph. 


5-foot-10, 150-pound, right-handed hitting/throwing two-way player, athletic frame. Offensively, balanced setup, front foot closed, hands pre-loaded back, short toe drag stride. Barrel path is level and long, line drive ability to all fields, fluid rhythm through contact. Generates bat speed, exit velocity topped 80 mph from a tee. Defensively quick footwork, hands work through the baseball, exchanges are quick and clean. Early draw out of the glove, arm plays long with arm speed, high ¾ slot, throws topped 82 mph across the diamond. 7.26 runner in the 60. On the mound, quick foot turn to high knee balance, works in-line, toe lands closed, athletic finish. High front side, short arm action, arm speeds through an over the top slot, easy effort and rhythm throughout. Fastball worked straight, 77-78 mph. Curveball, 12/6 break, tight spin down, 62-66 mph. Changeup, maintained arm speed, occasional fade, 65-70 mph.


5-foot-9, 140-pound, well-proportioned right-handed hitting two-way prospect. At the plate, open setup, short stride with a minimal back load. Showed pull side tendencies with an uphill bat path, can create lift through swing with balance throughout. Exit velocity topped 75 mph off a tee. Ran a laser timed 7.85 60. Defensively, quick footwork, clean exchange, long arm action with a high ¾ slot. Utilized multiple arm slots during infield drills. Throws were accurate and topped 76 mph across the infield. Right-handed pitcher, slight drop and drive style, directionally in line, closed landing with a slight fall to third base at finish. High ¾ slot, short arm with some arm speed. Fastball was straight, around the zone at 73-74 mph; topped 75 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, solid spin, ranged 58-65 mph. Changeup maintained arm speed, sank, 62-65 mph.

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