06/04/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Troy (Albany), NY Francesco is a RHP/1B who will graduate in 2023. Defensively at 1B, he hustles hard as he gets into a square fielding position on GB's. He moves well to his glove side and will make all of the routine plays. On the hill, this righty keeps his eyes locked in and delivers from a 3/4 arm slot. He looks to keep his pitches down in the zone and delivers a slider that has an 11-5 break. With the stick, Francesco shows a square setup and strides short to each pitch. He takes aggressive hacks through the zone and looks to drive the ball back up through the middle of the field. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Defense 1. Lateral range 2. Develop soft hands 3. Quick exchange to throw Pitching 1. Be a strike thrower 2. Work in line 3. Finish strong Offense 1. Develop a load 2. Improve bat speed 3. Lower 1/2 drive