Joe Velleggia

HS Grad 2006
Age 28 and 7 mos
Age on 2006 Draft 17 and 10 mos
Position(s) C  1B
Ht/Wt 6-6, 225 lb
B/T R/R
School  Calvert Hall College
Hometown  Monkton, MD USA
Summer Team  MD Orioles
Fall Team  Oriolelanders
MLB Draft 
Round 40 by Orioles  in 2010
Round 42 by Orioles  in 2009
National Rank - Class of 2006 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
Overall
955
Position - C
NA
MD State Rank - Class of 2006 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
Overall
NA
Position - C
NA
GPA
3.2
SAT
1100
ACT
23
College(s) interested in
Alabama 
Tennessee 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
7.5
8/16/2005
Latest Showcase Report
2005 Atlantic Coast Top Prospect Showcase   Aug 16, 2005
PG Grade: 7.5
Velleggia is an extra big 6-6, 225 lb catcher from Maryland. He ran the 60 in 7.81 and threw 71 mph during drills with a best pop time of 2.05. Velleggia has soft, strong hands behind the plate but will have to work on his quickness laterally to stay behind the plate as the game speeds up. He had a quick, short release which kept his pop times playable. Velleggia has an all or nothing power approach at the plate. When he makes solid contact his strength and long levers enable him to hit the ball a long, long way. Velleggia hit a home run during one game when he was out in front of an off speed pitch and had literally let go of the bat with his right hand before he made contact. That's power and it got all the scout's attention very quickly. At his size Velleggia will have to constantly work on keeping his actions short and quick but he's a good overall athlete with baseball skills. Good follow. Velleggia is also a very good student.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 7.68 sec
8/11/2005
22.39% Rank
best 6.19  avg 7.40
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 6.19  avg 7.44
 (2006 class)
C 72 mph
8/11/2005
26.72% Rank
best 86  avg 74
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 86  avg 73
 (2006 class)
Pop 2.05 sec
8/16/2005
46.86% Rank
best 1.76  avg 2.04
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 1.76  avg 2.06
 (2006 class)
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