Dominick D'Ercole
Dominick D'Ercole
Dominick D'Ercole

CLASS OF 2019

3B
RHP

Dominick
D'Ercole

Longwood
Middle Creek (HS) • NC
6-1 • 185LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Evoshield Canes

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08.07.18

Strong body with tools at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds.  Potential dual player at the next level. Athletic in the box.  Balanced stance from the right side. Lagged bat position. Leg kick loads the body back.  Short stride. Direct bat path working for extension with above average bat speed. Lower half explodes through contact.  Good balance throughout. Hands finish high. Exit velocity of 92 mph off the barrel. Defensively, fluid feet can get heavy at times, but works to move through the ball.  Soft hands and easy transitions at the mid-section. Medium arm swing to a high-¾ slot. Carry and accuracy are present at 86 mph across the diamond.

On the mound the fastball bumped 87, sitting 82-85.  Feel for three pitches in the zone with the change-up and slider creating discomfort and swing and miss.  Strong lower half with an average leg kick working level with a slight coil at balance. Long arm action, bottoms out slightly as it works to a high-¾ release.  Breaking ball ranged 70-73 with 11/5 tilt. Slight hump out of the hand. Change-up mimics the fastball hand speed. Straight, it sat 77-79.

01.28.18
Average build with a strong lower half, listed at 6-foot, 165.  Athleticism exists, running a 4.03 thirty and 4.39 5-10-5 agility shuttle.  Standing broad jump of 9’3”.  Right handed hitter is balanced and open, using a short stride back towards the plate.  Simple bat position and load.  Repeatable swing finds the barrel with aggressiveness.  Quick through the zone, working level, staying in the middle of the field.  Exit velocity of 89 off the barrel.  Puts himself in position to continually drive the baseball with authority.  Clean and athletic through the catch on the infield, playing through the ball with his feet.  Solid rhythm between the feet and hands with looseness in the hips.  Transitions to the mid-section working to a short arm action and high-3/4 slot.  Accuracy and carry at 88 across the diamond.
Good tempo and clean delivery on the mound, showing feel for three pitches in the zone.  Lands across his line with an easy heel-to-toe foot strike.  Rolls over the front foot, falling to the 1B side.  Fastball up to 85, sitting 83-84.  Good feel for a change-up that has run at 74-77.  In the zone, creating deception with his hand speed.  Breaking ball is late and hard, with good hand speed, producing 10/4 tilt at 70-75.  Short arm stroke, strong, gets to a high-3/4 slot and repeats the window on each pitch.

08.10.17
Average build at 6-foot, 165 pounds with strength present.  Athletic demeanor across his tool set.  87 mph exit velocity from the right side.  Ran a 7.20 sixty.  83 mph across the infield on his throws.   Athletic stance at the plate, loads back using a short stride.  Vertical bat position.  Aggressive and has a good feel for the barrel.  Better than average bat speed that works level, wanting extension.  Line drive approach peppered the pull side gap in BP.  On the infield, soft hands work with average feet, funneling the ball to the mid-section.  Clean exchanges, staying in an athletic position.  Short arm swing to a high-3/4 slot that showed an ability to go lower pending the play.  Carry on the baseball.
On the mound, attacks the zone, showing run on his fastball.  Pounded the zone at 80-83.  Slider plays with short, tight action.  Late movement at 72-74.  Change-up worked 75-77 with arm side run, showing deception in the hand speed.  True three-pitch mix with the slider playing ahead of the change.  Good tempo in a simple delivery that is repeat-able.  High-3/4 slot and quick arm.  Stays level and in-line, working tall through balance with regular effort.  Falls to the 3B side slightly on finish.

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