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Mike Costanzo

1B
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Mike Costanzo
Name: Michael A. Costanzo
Born: Sep 9, 1983 in Springfield, PA
High School: Archbishop Carroll HS, Radnor, Fla.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
  AB AVG OBP SLG HR
Career 18 .056 .095 .056 0
Drafted in the 2nd round (65th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2005 (signed for $570,000)
Costanzo's two-way prowess was a major reason why Coastal Carolina worked its way into Baseball America's Top 25 for the first time in the program's history. He mirrors Clemson's Kris Harvey in that scouts are split over he'll be better on the mound or at the plate. Because he has lefthanded power and enough arm to profile for third base, most clubs like Costanzo better at the plate. If he's drafted as a pitcher, it will be because of his closer's demeanor, durable arm, fastball in the low 90s and power slider in the 80-83 mph range that can be a plus pitch. At the plate, Costanzo has shown raw and usable power, both with metal (21 homers in 2004) and wood, hitting six homers to rank fourth in the Cape Cod League last summer. His homers stem more from overpowering the ball than bat speed, though, and he's not expected to hit for a consistently high average. He has excellent plate discipline and is working on his second straight year of 50-plus walks. Costanzo doesn't play much third anymore to save his arm for pitching, so scouts aren't sure if his feet and hands will be good enough at third.
Career Statistics
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  • 2021 Game Logs
  • 2021 Splits
  • Spring Training
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