12/11/2020 - Baseball Factory Academic All-American Tournament
Aeneas continues to shine on the diamond. At the plate, he shows a squared, athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. In the IF, he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. He moves well laterally and utilizes his quick feet in covering a lot of ground. On the mound, he works to a controlled balance point, has smooth separation and fires from a clean/loose arm action. He gets strong glove-side lead and stays directional toward the dish. FB ranges from 65-67 mph. Breaking ball shows 10/4 shape with gradual break. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
09/04/2020 - MS All-Region Tournament
Aeneas is a skilled 2-way player who showed well at the All-Region Tournament. He excels with the bat. He displays an athletic setup with centered balance and fluid rhythm to load. He takes an aggressive hack with + bat speed and squares the ball up with strength hitting line-drives. At SS, he has active prep and is aggressive to come and get the GB. He tracks the ball into a soft mitt, gathers well and has a clean transfer to throw. On the mound, this RHP throws a FB & CB from a 3/4 arm slot. He stays directional and repeats well. FB now tops out at 67 mph while showing slight tailing action. Only a 2024 grad - Pichardo has a solid skill-set with upside on the diamond.
07/18/2020 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 12-14)
Aeneas is a solid, athletic SS/RHP who has a promising future on the diamond. At SS, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate he shows a closed setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 59-61 mph with cutting action. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. Getting on a long toss program to develop more arm strength will aid in improving abilities on the mound. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable. With 4 years to further develop, Aeneas has a lot of potential with time and room to continue to progress his game.
12/15/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Thousand Oaks, CA
Aeneas is a long 2-way player who plays SS and RHP. Defensively, Aeneas has active feet, good range, and he fields athletically. He has a presentable glove, an aggressive approach, and he throws with consistency and momentum from a long arm action across the diamond. On the mound, Aeneas has good balance, a loose arm circle, and he gets good extension toward home plate. He has good size, works on a downhill plane, and finishes in a complete position. Offensively, Aeneas has a square/athletic stance, good balance, and fast bat speed. He makes hard/level contact, he uses his hips well, and he creates solid leverage on the baseball. All around abilities can continue to improve with work on the following.
1. Pre-pitch actions
2. Fielding position
1. Swing path