Monday, August 1, 2016

David Ghiloni BHP - Warwick, New York

HS pitcher David Ghiloni

2016 senior at Warwick High School in Warwick, New York
Class of 2017

Height: 5'11"
Weight: 155 lbs
Positions: BHP, SS, OF
Bats: Left
Throws: Both

Glove: Akadema Ambidextrous Glove

Natural Lefty; throws harder left-handed, but has more control right-handed

Bayside Yankee pitcher David Ghiloni, age 17, has been using an ambidextrous glove since age 10. 
He mainly pitches right-handed since he faces more right-handed batters.  He's been throwing with both arms since about 2 years old.

Ghiloni has been clocked at 86 miles per hour as a lefty and 85 as a righty.

Ghiloni said he has several Division III colleges scouting him. Read the articles below for more information. 

Warwick’s switch-pitching wonder baffling batters with rare talent

By Sal Interdonato 

Times Herald-Record, May 1, 2017

WARWICK – David Ghiloni throws half his warm-up tosses left-handed as Washingtonville’s Brett Kalus gets set to lead off the game on Thursday afternoon. Ghiloni switches his six-finger glove into his left hand and throws the rest of the warm-up right-handed.

Dual threat
By Jason Peake Jul 23, 2016

Ghiloni, who owns a six-finger glove that he can wear on either hand, feels being ambidextrous gives him an edge on his opponents, not only physically, but also mentally.

“Their jaws drop,” Ghiloni said before his New York-based Yankees took on the Rawlings Tigers Orange at Mickey Mantle Field on a warm Friday afternoon. “No one’s seen it before. It messes with everybody’s head. It’s something that most kids can’t do and it’s a good thing to have.”

By Dannie Oliveaux
Jul. 24, 2016

What makes Ghiloni special is that he is ambidextrous. He can throw both with his right and left hand.

Ghiloni, the Yankees’ No. 2 pitcher, is naturally left-handed, but has more command pitching with his right hand because he has faced more right-handed batters, according to Cruz.

“It’s amazing he does it as effective as he does,” Cruz said. “He doesn’t walk many guys, he can battle and he can throw. He can throw three consecutive strikes at anytime. I rely on him heavily.”

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