Curtis Casali

HS Grad 2007
Age 28 and 5 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 6 mos
Position(s) C  1B, 3B
Ht/Wt 6-3, 208 lb
B/T R/R
School  New Canaan
Hometown  New Canaan, CT USA
Summer Team  S FL Bandits
Fall Team  S FL Bandits
MLB Debut 
Rays  7/18/14
MLB Draft 
Round 10 by Tigers  in 2011
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Northeast - All Region 1st Team 
National Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
194
Position - C
NA
One of the nations top D catchers, has big power potential. Possible high pick out of college.
CT State Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
NA
Position - C
NA
GPA
3.25
SAT
--
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
Vanderbilt 

College(s) interested in
Florida 
North Carolina 
Virginia 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
8/16/2005
Latest Showcase Report
2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 10
Curtis Casali is a 2007 right hand hitting catcher from New Canaan HS, residing in New Canaan, NJ. Casali has a long, strong, well-proportioned build on a plus 6'3" 208 lb. frame that is not only athletic, but also has room to fill out. Casali has the body and the look of the budding professional catcher that he is. He is one of the nation's top '07 high school catchers and performed well in Fayetteville. Casali was ranked #55 among PG National Top 100 position players but because of his position and his hitting/defensive abilities, he could rate even higher come next June. Casali is a good hitting prospect, regardless of the position plays. He would be valued if he were a corner outfielder or corner infielder. He makes a lot of barrel contact and has good timing with his swing. His has good hands and a quiet approach, keeping it fairly simple. His barrel can be long through the zone, which when he is really on with his timing makes him a threat to leave the yard on those days. Casali does have good present day power (particularly to the pull side) and should continue to develop even more as he gets older. Catchers that are capable of hitting in a run producing spot in the order are quite valuable commodities, and Casali is one such player. Behind the plate he flashes plus catch/throw skills and there is little doubt that he is going to be an above average collegiate or professional catch/throw prospect. His arm is strong and accurate. Even better is his exchance from glove to hand, which is a plus ability for Casali. His footwork is excellent and his hands are quick. What may be the most impressive thing about Casali as a thrower is that even with those plus attributes, he does not go to fast. His throwing motion is efficient and fluid. He ran 4.50 home/1st with a 7.44 60 yard time. Casali is one of the top tier D1 prospects and will also get upper round consideration next June, particularly if he shows his power stroke next spring.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 7.44 sec
6/16/2006
43.68% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
C 79 mph
6/10/2006
90.45% Rank
best 87  avg 74
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 87  avg 73
 (2007 class)
Pop 1.90 sec
6/10/2006
91.14% Rank
best 1.81  avg 2.04
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 1.78  avg 2.05
 (2007 class)
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