John Avanzino

HS Grad 2006
Age 29 and 6 mos
Age on 2006 Draft 18 and 6 mos
Position(s) 1B  3B
Ht/Wt 6-4, 210 lb
B/T R/R
School  Manhasset Secondary
Hometown  Manhasset, NY USA
Summer Team  Salisbury Wildcats
Fall Team 
National Rank - Class of 2006 
Ranking Last Updated:
Overall
NR
Position - 1B
NA
NY State Rank - Class of 2006 
Ranking Last Updated:
Overall
NA
Position - 1B
NA
GPA
3.5
SAT
1750
ACT
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
8.5
8/16/2005
Latest Showcase Report
2005 Atlantic Coast Top Prospect Showcase   Aug 16, 2005
PG Grade: 8.5
Avanzino is a 6-4, 210 lb corner infielder from New York with a pro profile body. He's a primary first baseman defensively but has the arm strength and actions to play third base at the next level. We thought that after seeing him during infield drills and then Avanzino went to third during the games and was one of the better defensive third baseman at the event. He has an especially accurate arm. Avanzino's big tool is his bat, though. He has a powerful swing with plus bat speed and very good extension out front. Avanzino hits from a wide stance and turns on the ball with power. He took the best batting practice of any player at the showcase and really must put on a power display with metal in his hands. Like many young power hitters he can get long in games but Avanzino has a good funamental swing that should be able to make adjustments. He's a very good looking overall player with the added value of being a third baseman as well as a first baseman. Avanzino is also a very good student.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 7.58 sec
6/11/2005
30.60% Rank
best 6.19  avg 7.40
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 6.19  avg 7.44
 (2006 class)
40 5.75 sec
3/14/2004
15.52% Rank
best 5.08  avg 5.50
 (2006 class in 2004)

best 4.78  avg 5.39
 (2006 class)
IF 81 mph
6/13/2005
74.20% Rank
best 93  avg 77
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 93  avg 76
 (2006 class)
1B 82 mph
8/16/2005
91.52% Rank
best 86  avg 75
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 86  avg 75
 (2006 class)

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