By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
December 3, 2009
Dominic Ficociello is long, loose and lanky, an athlete who physically projects. A switch-hitter whose at-bats at the Area Code games helped the Fullerton High product find a path to play SEC college baseball at Arkansas, Ficociello is a natural hitter from the left side with the ability to drive a ball the other way and offers the promise of power to all fields. Have a look at him swinging the bat.
Ficociello is high school teammates with Mike Lorenzen and, like Lorenzen, will be drafted. Unlike Lorenzen, Ficociello was relatively unknown until the summer. His development continued over the fall, when some of his power started to show. Evidence of this could be seen in a scout ball game at USC where Ficociello hit a home run off the parking garage beyond the right-field fence against right-hander Cody Buckel, who routinely sits at 90-92.
Athletic enough to be a large-school starting quarterback in talent-heavy Southern California, playing football also hints at some of Ficociello’s secondary tools. He possesses footwork, quickness and arm strength, which paired with his body type, create the framework for a third baseman. Stay with us for more coverage of this player in the future.
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