2023 MLB Draft: Francesco Capocci, RHP — Denmark (GA)

Committed to the University of North Carolina, Francesco Capocci made huge strides with the Georgia Bombers, where he’s emerged as a pitcher after being utilized as a two-way player in high school. Listed at 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, he brings a unique level of athleticism for that size frame.

FSS Event History: Capocci attended Georgia Bombers Scout Day in both 2021 and 2022, as well as the Atlanta Regional Combine in 2022. At the time, he was using a three-pitch mix of fastball, curveball and changeup.

Current Ranking in Joe Doyle’s FSS Plus Top 600: 530

Joe Doyle on Capocci:

Capocci is a long, lanky righty with fantastic athleticism spread throughout his game. He’s been up to 96, but more commonly rests in the low-90s, but it’s a metrically appealing fastball showcasing impressive riding action at its best. Capocci as shows feel for spin, and the innate ability to drop and drive creating a lower release height. He’s got a cutterish slider and a more definitive curveball, both of which has shown the ability to miss bats. The bugaboo here at times is the control and the walks. Where he can get in trouble is with his tempo. He’s been strong over one inning outings, losing his release point and “stuff” as he gets up in pitch count. As Capocci gets stronger and better understands his body and what he’s capable of, his ability to hold over longer outings should come naturally. The clay here is very intriguing.

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