John Volpe
John Volpe

CLASS OF 2019

SS
OF

John
Volpe

Rider
Wall (HS) • NJ
5-9 • 155LBS • R/R
Travel Team: 9ers

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2019 National

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2017 New Jersey State Games (July 26-27, 2017)
Volpe has an athletic build at 5-foot-9 145-pounds. Ran the 60 yard dash in 7.18-seconds and recorded an exit velocity of 81 MPH. At the plate, Volpe start in a tall, slightly opened stance with bat about back shoulder. Uses a small leg kick to start swing as hands stay stagnant throughout load process. Tall, stiff front leg and tall finish in swing. Shows some fluidity in hips and hands. Line drive hitter. Defensively – throws topped at 79 MPH across the infield with backspin and carry. Short, quick arm action from a high-3/4 slot. Quick, smooth hands and glove exchange. Ball gets in and out of glove with quickness. Plays through throws with momentum and carry. 
 
Preseason All-State Showcase (2/11/16)
Volpe has a slender athletic build at 5-foot-9 145-pounds. Ran the 60 in 7.40. Offensively- starts with feet slightly further than shoulder width apart with a tall stance. Hands just above the shoulder. As pitch comes in, sinks weight on to back side and drops bat so it is rested on shoulder, parallel to the ground. Uses a small foot stride. As front foot goes outward, hands and bat raise up and back from the shoulder. Weight drifts forward slightly as he begins to start hip turn. Hips clear the zone fluidly. Choppy movement at the beginning of swing. Needs to continue to get stronger. Defensively- From the outfield, throws topped at 83 mph with some carry. Short, quick arm action, brings ball to ear. Infield- Shows soft hands and a feel for position at SS. Throws from SS topped at 80 mph. Shows some bounce to step and athleticism in approach to ground balls. Short arm action from high-3/4 slot with arm side run on throws. Plays through throws. 
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