Michael Monteforte III
Michael Monteforte III
Michael Monteforte III
Michael Monteforte III
Michael Monteforte III
Michael Monteforte III
Michael Monteforte III
Michael Monteforte III
Michael Monteforte III

CLASS OF 2023

C
2B

Michael
Monteforte III

Wilmington (HS) • MA
5-7 • 140LBS • R/R
Travel Team: cepeda gigantes

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2/23/22

Michael Monteforte III: C/2B, (2023) Wilmington, MA. 5-foot-7, 140-pound lean build. Capable at the plate, Monteforte iii clocked an exit velocity of 77 mph. (59.9 mph bat speed average). (17.6 mph hand speed average). Starts in a balanced athletic stance with a tight load, then uses a small stride. Bat speed was developing, showed a flat loose swing plane and level finish. Barreled up some balls with loud contact. Line drive approach. While in the infield, made throws at velocities up to 67 mph. While catching, he recorded a position velocity of 67 mph during throw downs; had consistent developing footwork, a clean developing transfer, and developing soft hands. recorded a pop time of 2.19-2.20. Calm setup. Used a loose arm action and a high ¾ slot.  (Max spin ; Avg ). He has shown improvement each time we see him, he certainly is a grinder. 

Scout Evaluation 

Michael Monteforte III, Wilmington, 2023, MA

Position: C/2B

Body: 5-foot-7, 140-pound lean build.

Hit: (RHH) Capable. Started in a balanced athletic stance with a tight load, then used a small stride. Developing bat speed. Level finish, flat loose swing. Line drive approach. 

Power: 77 mph exit velocity, average 67.6 mph. 59.9 mph bat speed average. 17.6 mph hand speed average.

Defense: (C) 2.19-2.20 pop times. Developing soft hands, consistent developing footwork, clean developing exchange. Projectable capable. Calm setup. 

Arm: 67 mph infield velocity. 67 mph catcher velocity. Loose arm action, high ¾ slot. 


 

9/26/21

Michael Monteforte III: C/OF, (2023) out of Wilmington, MA. is a 5-foot-7, 130-pound catching prospect. In the box, the right-handed hitter's best exit velocity was 75 MPH. He started in a tall, balanced stance with the hands set just off the back shoulder. A short stride triggered a long, flat swing and displayed an opposite field approach. Behind the plate, he was 63 MPH, with a pop time range of 2.16-2.25 on his throw downs. His initial stance is quiet. The feet are square, the glove is centered in the chest and the head is still. As he transitioned to throwing, he showed consistently smooth footwork, sure hands, and a clean transfer. produced pop times of 2.16-2.25. He also recorded a time of 7.72 in the 60-yard dash.

 

6/29/21

Michael Monteforte III: C/OF, (2023) Wilmington, MA. 5-foot-7, 130-pound slim build. Raw at the plate, the right-handed hitter's best exit velocity was 77 mph. (58.30 mph bat speed average). (17.97 mph hand speed average). Began in a wide stance with a slow load, then used a small leg kick stride. Bat speed is developing, exhibits an uphill swing plane and high finish. He barreled up some balls with loud contact. Line drive approach. While catching, his best recorded velocity during throw downs was clocked at 65 mph; showed a clean exchange, soft hands, and developing feet. had a pop time of 2.19-2.20. Some flexibility and calm setup. Consistent accuracy to the bases, used a short arm action and a high ¾ slot. Recorded a 60 time of 7.8 at the event. 

Scout Evaluation 

Michael Monteforte III, Wilmington, 2023, MA

Position: C/OF

Body: 5-foot-7, 130-pound slim build.

Hit: (RHH) Raw. Begins in a wide stance with a slow load, then uses a small leg kick stride. Developing bat speed. High finish, uphill swing. Line drive approach. 

Power: 77 mph exit velocity, average 67.74 mph. 58.30 mph bat speed average. 17.97 mph hand speed average.

Defense: (C) 2.19-2.20 pop times. Soft hands, developing footwork, clean exchange. Solid. Calm setup with some flexibility. 

Arm: 65 mph catcher velocity. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy. 

Speed: 7.80 (60-yard).


2/27/21

Monteforte is a 5-foot-7, 130 pound right-handed hitting catcher/outfielder. He hits out of a square, balanced stance with the hands set just off the back shoulder. The swing is triggered by a toe tap, before the hands take a flat, direct path through the hitting zone. Monteforte’s simple approach utilized the whole field and produced an exit velocity of 72 MPH.

In the outfield, Monteforte was 69 MPH on his throws. The footwork is good and allows him to get into a good fielding position. His transition through the play is good, utilizing a short arm-swing. He finishes over his front side in line with his target.

Behind the plate, Monteforte had a pop time range of 2.2-2.23 seconds and a velocity of 66 MPH on his throws to second base. His initial set up is balanced, with the glove set in the middle of the chest. As he transitions to throw, the feet are quick and drifts a bit to third base. His exchange is clean and uses a short arm-swing to work the ball down to second base. His finish takes him toward third base, causing a few throws to miss high to the arm side. 

Exit Velocity- 72 mph
OF Velocity- 69 mph
Catching Velocity- 66 mph
Pop Time - 2.2
10/04/20

5-foot-6, 135-pound right-handed hitting catcher who continues to improve his game as he matures in age. He ran a 7.6 sixty at the event. The receiving and securing the catch is improving as he is getting stronger and you can tell he is working at his game. He threw 60 mph down to second base with a pop time of 2.21. The bat has an exit velocity of 79 mph. The setup is wide in base and he steps into the swing as the ball approaches the hitting zone. The path is flat too slightly uphill as he makes contact with the baseball. He cuts off the finish after contact with the baseball. 

Exit Velocity- 79 mph

Catching Velocity- 60 mph

Pop Time - 2.21

8/12/20

5-foot-6, 125-pound right-handed hitting catcher. He ran a 8.19 sixty at the event. The skill set behind the dish is improving. He threw 65 mph down to second base with a pop time of 2.29. The receiving is starting to get stronger as he is doing a better job of securing the catch. The flexibility is present in his action. The bat has an exit velocity of 79 mph. The setup is even in base and the front foot gains ground to the ball as the swing is produced. The path is long and around to contact. Much of the length of the swing has to do with physical strength. He is trending up and improving. 

Exit Velocity- 79 mph

Catching Velocity- 65 mph

Pop Time -2.29

7/16/20

5-foot-6, 135-pound right-handed hitting catcher. He ran a 8.22 sixty at the event. The skill set behind the dish is improving, he threw 65 mph down to second base with a pop time of 2.25. The feet need to continue to improve during the transfer, and the arm strength needs to continue to grow. The bat has an exit velocity of 77 mph. The setup is even in base and the front foot gains ground to the ball as the swing is produced. The path is flat and then slightly uphill through contact with the ball. The hands work clean to the ball and the addition of strength will be huge.

Exit Velocity- 77 mph

Catching Velocity- 65 mph

Pop Time - 2.25

2/09/20

5-foot-5, 130-pound right-handed hitting catcher and infielder. Behind the dish he threw 62 mph down to second base with a pop time of 2.34. The feet and receiving can continue to improve as he matures in age. The arm could benefit from an off-season long toss program. The bat has a tee exit velocity of 66 mph. The setup is even in base, front foot gains ground to the ball as the swing is produced. The path is flat to contact. The frame needs added weight and strength as he matures in age. 

Tee Exit Velocity- 66mph

Catching Velocity- 62 mph

Pop Time- 2.34

7/09/19

5-foot-3, 115-pound right-handed hitting catcher. Ran a 5.33 home to first at the event. The receiving is trending up, and the transfer can continue to clean up as he matures. Threw 61 mph down to second base with a pop time of 2.3. The feet can improve and the arm strength will improve as he grows. The bat has a tee exit velocity of 63 mph. The setup is even in base, minimal movement out of the bottom half. The hands work free and clean. 

Tee Exit Velocity- 63 mph
Catching Velocity- 61 mph
Pop Time- 2.3

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