Anthony Russo
Anthony Russo
Anthony Russo




Arlington (HS) • NY
6-5 • 180LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Cadets Baseball Academy
2018 National

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New York Games (June 27-29, 2016)
Russo is a long and lean 6-foot-4; 180 pound RHP. Pitching- Russo uses an up tempo pace from the glove side of the rubber; center chest balance point with some coil; stays compact on the way up; stride stays in tune with arm slot, slightly inside back foot. For a pitcher of his height; there’s a lost advantage via his front side collapse. Once his front leg can post up and help him create downhill tilt, he’s going stay behind the ball better and down in the zone; may even see a velocity jump.  Arm action is long and free of restrictions from a high ¾ slot. FB range was on the up-tick as he was more in the upper 70’s today; touching 79 MPH a few times. CB showed tight downward action at 65-66 MPH; was able to throw it deep in the count for strikes.
Preseason All-State (February 28, 2016)
 Russo joins us for the second time in only a one-month period. He stands a lanky 6-foot-4, 180-pounds with clear signs of more weight to come. On the mound he uses a quick delivery, high hands with a high knee-lift. He uses long-deep arm-action, drives forward with good direction. Drops on his back side with some upper body tilt towards the first base-side. Throws from an over-the-top slot, fastball ranging 75-77 mph, changeup was 70-71 but slows his arm-speed down some. Pitching prospect to keep an eye on as he develops more arm-strength. 
NY State Open ID (January 23, 2016)
Anthony is a long and lanky 6-foot-4 180 pound 1B/RHP that ran a 8.01 60 and a 4.66 home-to-1B. Offensively- Anthony sets up in a even and upright stance with hands just off the back shoulder and an upright bat angle. Uses a controlled take back with a short stride while he stays behind the ball. Hands can lead the swing at times, would like to see the lower half have more of an influence so he can tap into his power potential. Relatively short stroke for a taller player, good post contact extension. Line drive/pull side gap results. Exit velocity was 74 MPH. Defensively- At 1B Anthony obviously presents a large target. Starts tall in the legs with a lean over the belt, reaching for groundballs in front. Would like to see him get deeper in the knees. Adequate footwork going into his throws with an infield velocity of 62 MPH with more available as witnessed on the mound. Pitching- On the mound Anthony sets up slightly to his glove side with a short drop step up to a 3/4 high chest balance point. Arm action is long and works through a high 3/4 slot. Aggressive finish over the front side, sometimes sacrificing his front knee flexion to do so. Can miss up and to arm side with arm trailing. Secondary offerings are there but need to be more consistent. Fastball sat 75-76 MPH with Curveball in the 61-62 MPH range. Big upside as his arm works well and he has a frame that can support velocity gains.
December 19, 2015
Observed Anthony throw a light pen at Extra Innings' College Coaches Showcamp. Great next level frame, repeats delivery from high slot. Was up in the zone but showed some life. Projectable arm and we're excited to see him at the NY State open ID.  

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