Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rays 12th Round Pick - 379th Overall: Andrew Bellatti

High school pitcher, ranked #108 in California by BaseballAmerica. Looking for info.

MaxPreps article:

Whether Bellatti takes the college route or waits to hear his name called in the free agent draft remains a dilemma for the 17-year-old right-hander.

The fact that 24 clubs have made contact with Bellatti makes turning pro even more inviting.

“Right now, I’m just keeping my options open,” he said.

“I see myself as a power pitcher,” said Bellatti, who has topped out at 93 mph and consistently throws in the 89-90 range.

There are those that will argue that neither his four-seam nor his two-seam fastball is his best pitch. Many believe his changeup, which is somewhat unorthodox, is the serve that makes him different from other pitchers

Lotsa good stuff in that article, I recommend reading it. He lists the Rays as his favorite pro team, so maybe we have a track toward signing him?


  1. Thoughts and prayers go out to those involved in the terrible tragedy today, 1/22/10. It didn't have to happen like this. Now that it has, Andrew has a huge responsibility to the people affected. May God help them all.

  2. For those not yet aware, this must be what the writer is referencing:

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the everyone involved and especially the deceased's family to get through this tragedy.

  3. hes a joke totally overated, thats what granite hills stomped all over him

  4. granite hills sucks and bellatti has shown that he is a great pitcher as well as a great human being.... i personally know him and u people who r talking trash about him u can stop cause u have no idea who he is

  5. You two need to get a clue. Nobody cares if he can pitch right now.

  6. He may be the nicest guy in the world and the best pitcher to have ever hit the planet, but the fact remains, that he, unfortunately, was the cause of a man losing his life. That one act of carelessness will be on his mind forever, and the family of the deceased will have to deal with the loss of a husband, father, etc...forever.