Gregory Verano

CLASS OF 2019

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RHP

Gregory
Verano

Morris jc
Bridgewater-Raritan (HS) • NJ
5-11 • 185LBS • R/R
Travel Team: 16u Zoned Redhawks Elite

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2019 National

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Futures Preview North ( June 3, 2017)
Verano has a broad-shouldered athletic build at 5-foot-11 185-pounds. Ran the 60 in 7.38 seconds, recorded an exit velocity of 90 MPH. Physically gifted already as a 2019, was one of the most impressive athletes at the event. On the mound, topped at 82. Fastball sat mostly 79-81. Curveball had 11/5 depth at 66-67. Loose, quick arm. Ball jumps on hitters in the box from a high-3/4 slot. Quickness of arm projects a jump in velocity as he continues to polish as a pitcher. Slow, methodical delivery into a, athletic balance point. Low front side as he descends down the mound. Explodes to home plate, almost jumping at the batter. Recoil on finish, drifts to first base side of rubber. Ball had some natural armside run. Changeup showed some sink at 70-71. At the plate, possesses a powerful right-handed swing. Potential two-way guy at the next level. At the plate, starts in a wide stance and slight crouch. Hands above back shoulder and close to ear with bat parallel to ground . Uses a leg lift and stride to start swing. Hands load straight back. Smooth and explosive swing and finish. Creates some lift. 

Preseason All-State Showcase (2/11/17)
Verano has a strong, athletic frame at 5-foot-11 175-pounds. Ran a 7.47 60 yard dash. Offensively- starts in a wide stance with hands above shoulder. Swing is started by a large leg lift, kick, and stride. Hands load back as foot lowers to the ground, creating some elasticity in the swing. Creates lift in finish. Exit Velocity of 88 mph. Defensively- throws from the outfield were topped at 84 mph. Shows some arm quickness and looseness with throws. Pitching- topped at 81 mph with fastball and sat primarily 79-80. High-3/4 slot with a quick arm stroke. Fastball has some arm side run. Curveball clocked in at 69-71 mph, with some 11/5 shape. Backed up on him a few times. Flashed a changeup for strikes at 72-73 with fastball arm action and arm side run and sink. a plus pitch for him. Physical looking body already for a 2019. Will be interesting to see how he continues to develop.

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