Michael Palazzone

HS Grad 2008
Age 27 and 10 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 19 and 0 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-3, 190 lb
B/T R/R
School  Lassiter
Hometown  Marietta, GA USA
Summer Team  East Cobb Braves
Fall Team  East Cobb Braves
MLB Draft 
Round 24 by Brewers  in 2011
Round 32 by Indians  in 2010
Round 18 by Braves  in 2008
All Americans/All Regions
2008 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American
Southeast - All Region 1st Team
 
National Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Overall
31
Position - RHP
NA
94 with plus breaking ball in Cincy, good all summer and at Aflac, Also stoodout in PG WWBA Jupiter this October
GA State Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
GPA
3.75
SAT
--
ACT
22

4 yr Commitment
Georgia 

College(s) interested in
Georgia 
North Carolina 
Southern California 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
9/3/2005
Latest Showcase Report
2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 10
Michael Palazzone is a 2008 RHP with a 6'3'', 190 lb. frame from Marietta, GA who attends Lassiter HS. He has a lean projectable build that should continue to get stronger as he matures. Palazzone has a fluid delivery with a backward shoulder tilt and a true over the top release point. He gets outstanding downward plane and leverage to the plate and the ball comes out his hand easily. Palazzone's curveball is simply the best in the 2008 class and the best in many other classes past and future. It is big and sharp and nasty and has straight down 12/6 break that makes it very difficult to make contact with. Usually a big downer curveball is the hardest pitch to control but that's never been a problem with Palazzone. Palazzone usually throws in the low 90's during regular games and topped out at 94 mph durinig the short showcase outing. His 81 mph change up is also a potential plus pitch and doesn't get the recognition that his curveball does but is a legit weapon as well. Palazzone's unusual over the top pitching mechanics sometimes give scouts a pause but his stuff is superior and is his ability to pitch and command his plus stuff very polished. He is a very good student with a verbal commitment to Georgia. Selected to 2007 Aflac All-American team.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 94 mph
6/15/2007
99.28% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
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