RHP with 4 pitches, college experience and French roots ready post-graduation in 2022
Name: William Moscato
DOB: May 11, 2000
Date Available: May 17, 2022Will Pay Flight
Positions: SP, RP
Positions (alt): Youth Coach, 3B, SS
College: Macalester College
William’s fastball normally sits in the mid to high 80s (mph) and tops out close to 90. According to Rapsodo reports, he has 13 to 16 inches of horizontal break on his curve. He slider is in the mid 70s with six to 12 inches of horizontal break. His changeup and splitter range in the mid-70s (mph). He has good command and will throw any pitch, regardless of the count.
He has excellent sprint speed (3.36 seconds in the 30-yard dash), so he can be utilized as a pinch runner. He has not played in the field since high school, but his speed would be an asset defensively.
William spent the summer of 2021 training at Driveline, the well-known baseball training facility in Seattle, WA, to enhance his skills. He also works out regularly to stay in top condition.
He describes himself as a “lead-by-example kind of guy during practice and off the field.” In fact, though he was injured and did not play last season, his teammates still voted him captain.
“Last year when I was injured, I found a role during games as someone to help the guys get loose in the bullpen and help the energy and morale stay high.”
In addition, he has several years of experience as an instructor at youth camps, and he could assist a coaching staff. He is familiar with the Rapsodo software program, is well-versed in all the technical terms for pitching, and can teach and proscribe Driveline baseball drills to work on mechanical deficiencies.
- Named Macalester Baseball Captain 2021-22, on leadership team 2020-22
- Macalester Baseball Work Ethic Award 2020
- 24IP as a freshman in college and only walked five batters while striking out 20
William’s sophomore season was canceled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and he lost his junior season to injury. After graduation in 2022, he is eager to continue his baseball career by playing overseas. He is also interested in experiencing new environments and cultures.
|2016-21||Sports Camp Counselor||Recreation and Team Sports||Youth||Worked with ages 7-13 but mainly with ages 10 and 11, not baseball-focused; very good with kids.|
Will is a very aware person with exceptional judgement and complementary communication skills to go with it. His leadership style is highlighted by his calm demeanor and the ease with which he engages those around him. While his maturity and dedication to his craft are certainly impressive traits, his ability to impact those around him make him a consummate teammate and leader.
Will's steady progress as a college pitcher is impressive. As his velocity ticked up over his time in our program, his command has remained his strength. He is a well balanced athlete with a feel for all aspects of pitching. Will is an extremely competitive athlete who understands what needs to be done in pursuit of his goals, all while bringing others along with him.
I think Will can positively impact an organization from day one, both as a person and player.
Will is an extremely high character individual with a passion for baseball. He has grown into a leader on the pitching staff both on and off the field and someone who mentors younger players. He is like having another pitching coach in the dugout.
On the field he is a strike thrower with three pitches who controls the running game and fields his position at an elite level.
Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), New Zealand Semi-pro, South Africa Semi-pro, Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan)
Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom, Host Family
Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season
Prior engagements: No
Recent injuries/illnesses: I had surgery on my left knee to completely replace cartilage in October of 2020. It was a nine month recovery process, but it should be a permanent fix.
Traveling with a companion: No
Educational background: I am going to graduate from Macalester College in 2022 with a major in Applied Math and Statistics and a minor in French and Francophone Studies. In my major I focused on Data Science and have done a number of baseball focused stats projects in which I took an MLB data set and predicted something using R (I am very well versed in machine learning).