John Torroella
John Torroella
John Torroella
John Torroella




Mount Saint Joseph (HS) • MD
6-3 • 175LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Maryland Cardinals


2019 National

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Torroella was splendid in his outing against Archbishop Spaling tossing a no-hitter and keeping hitters off-balance and guessing at the plate all day. While he did walk five batters in the seven innings, he also struck out thirteen which helped keep him out of jams as he never allowed a base-runner to reach second on the day. Tall, lanky body type with nice projection to it and more room to fill out. Controlled wind-up and leg kick into a compact, quarter cork-screw balance position. Strong down-to-out lower half drive and short arm action throwing from a high three-quarters slot with light effort. Lands square to the plate with a good athletic finish. Fastball sat 85-88 mph with some arm side run and threw a steady amount of breaking balls at 74-77 mph with big 11/5 shape and very sharp break.


6 feet 3, 170-pound lanky, projectable build. Long limbs.  Plenty of room to continue to add strength and quickness to the frame.  Uses a simple delivery with a slower tempo, getting loaded good on his back leg during leg lift. Slight coil at balance, swinging the front leg down the hill, landing flat on the front foot with a square toe.  Front side lands with some bend in the leg as he drives through his line. On-line to the plate with a long arm action, throwing from an over the top slot. Arm speed can adjust pitch to pitch, but there is whip when it is on time.  Angle and down in the zone with his fastball sitting at 82-86 mph, topping at 87 mph. Fastball has late run to his arm side at times. At times falls to the 1B side, dragging the arm a bit, forcing misses up and to the arm side. Seemed able to make corrections on the fly throughout the outing.  Good feel for slider with 11/5 tilt at 75-78 mph. Has trust in the slider. Throws the slider for strikes and has the ability to expand with it down and away to right hand hitters. Slow curveball for strikes at 70 mph. Curveball works with a slight hump out of the hand and gradual 11/5 tilt. Slider and curveball have defined differences in velocity and tilt.  Works around the zone with his change-up at 78 mph. Growth and projection exist in the fastball and slider. As he matures and adds strengths to the frame, both pitches will continue to create issues for hitters.

MD Underclass Prospect Games 6/21/17

Projectable frame with some length at 6-foot-1, 160-pounds. Compact delivery with some temp and a higher leg kick work down to out gliding downhill. Longer, free arm aciton throwing from an almost over the top slot. creates quick arm speed pitching with light effort. Fastball has slight sink and run to the pitch up to 81 mph. Breaking ball has 10/4 shape o the pitch with later break and swing and miss potential at 68 mph. Change up shows fade at 73 mph. Interesting arm in the 2019 class and one to keep an eye on with more in the tank.

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