Michael Amditis’ Road to Wrigley – 2015 College PREP
In Chicago, Michael Amditis showed remarkably easy and controlled actions both behind the plate and with the bat. He made strong and accurate throws in the workout on Friday, and showed advanced receiving and blocking skills during the game on Saturday. He found the barrel consistently during BP to drive balls with backspin through the pull gap, and launched a no-doubter grand slam late to put the game out of reach and seal the victory for his National team.
HOMETOWN: Boca Raton, FL
COLLEGE VERBAL: Univ. of Miami
Under Armour Baseball Factory College PREP – Tampa, FL (4/19/15)
PREVIOUS SCOUTING REPORTS:
We first saw Michael in May 2013 as a member of the West Boca Panthers Black, at the Under Armour Memorial Day Classic 16U in Jupiter, FL. At the time, he’d just completed his freshman season.
Mike Amditis | C | 5-9/173 | R/R | 2016 | Boca Raton (FL) HS
5/25/13 – Line drive spray type hitter, used the whole field. Level path, on time and ready to hit. Pop times in 1.95 to 2.0. Soft hands to receive. Sits easy, low with width. Blocked very well. Confident and energetic behind the plate.
We didn’t see him in 2014, but picked up his trail again about two years later — this time at an Under Armour Baseball Factory College PREP at the University of Tampa. The early signs were there in May 2013, but by April 2015 he’d clearly made a lot of progress:
2016 C Michael Amditis (Boca Raton HS – Boca Raton, FL – Univ. of Miami commit) notched pop times between 1.78 and 1.90, with numerous times recorded in the low 1.8’s.
He is a whole lot more than just a catch-and-throw guy however. He touched 90 mph at the raw velocity station, and during his defensive workout he showed standout ability to block balls in the dirt. He reached 90 mph again later in the workout, this time at the bat exit velocity station. His hands were quick to the zone, and he applied strength through contact for hard contact to all fields.