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Shane Panzini

#36 | RHP | RoyalsKC
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Shane Panzini
Name: Shane Jude Panzini
Born: Oct 30, 2001 in Spring Lake,
High School: Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic HS
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (108th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2021 (signed for $997,500)
Panzini is one of the oldest players in the high school class. He turns 20 in October, making him a year older than some of the players who are on the older end of the class, and nearly two years older than some of the younger 2021 players. That's a factor that will work against Panzini as teams line up their draft boards, but he does a lot of things that will help him. He has a simple, repeatable delivery that's smooth and under control. He has a strong lower half and generates fastballs that are consistently in the low-to-mid 90s, reaching 96 mph. There's no knockout secondary pitch in his arsenal, but his slider is an average or slightly better pitch at times. Panzini also throws an occasional curveball and a firm, below-average changeup. Panzini has thrown well this spring, though he did get hit hard at times on the showcase circuit last summer. Some teams are less concerned about a high school player's age and place more value on a pitcher with a smooth delivery and a mid-90s fastball, so Panzini could end up going higher than his draft ranking suggests.
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