Juco | Story | 4/16/2021

JUCO Notebook: April 15

Tyler Russo         Perfect Game Staff        
Photo: Mat Olsen (CAC Athletics)

Kyle LaCalameto, LHP, College of Central Florida
LaCalameto got the start for Central Florida in their final game of the week against Santa Fe and although he didn’t bring his best stuff to the table in this look, he settled in nicely and was effective enough to put them in a place to win. Holding mostly 87-89 mph, topping out at 90, he works downhill from a long three-quarters slot, getting good extension repeatedly which allows him to get some plane to the fastball at times. There’s some arm-side movement to it from the slot and when he’s able to command the fastball, it’s an effective pitch. Off the fastball, he shows most comfortable with the slider which he throws in the low-70s; he can get underneath it at times and lose it to the top of the zone but when he lands it in the bottom half, there’s excellent depth and he has a chance to miss bats with it. He also showed an effective changeup throughout the look with some late darting life which gave him enough of a mix to challenge hitters and limit damage during some tough innings. All in all, there’s excellent physical projection and the pieces look to add to up to a starter package as the stuff naturally improves.

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