01/16/2015 - Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City
Carlos is a big, strong switch-hitter who has a good swing from both sides of the plate. He demonstrates the ability to fire his backside, which leads to impressive bat speed. Carlos also showed good tracking ability along with a quiet head during his at bats. To take his offensive game to the next level, Carlos needs to work on shortening his swing path and adding rhythm & consistent timing with a more simplified approach. Defensively, Carlos fields the ball with an athletic stance with soft feet and hands. Taking more reps at SS and working on the BH will take his abilities to the next level. On the mound, Carlos showed a good feel for pitching and competed well. His fastball showed arm side run from a high 3/4 slot, sitting in the mid to upper 70's. To improve his pitching abilities, Carlos needs to work on his direction towards the plate and mixing in secondary pitches. Carlos is a competitive player who should explore all positions and keep pitching.
11/06/2014 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City
Carlos showed as a SS and on the mound for the first time at the event. In the IF, hands / feet working well together through the fielding process as he presents glove well out front. He needs to attacks balls, play through, and continue to increase foot quickness to improve grade. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a balanced setup and tracks the ball well. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact as he works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will improve as he utilizes his lower half more aggressively through the swing. At the event, he was 2 for 5 with a 2B. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 76- 80 mph with sinking action. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. Control is a plus as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength and develop better off speed stuff. Mental makeup is a plus as he plays with a lot of energy and is very coachable, working hard to be the best player he can be.
08/14/2014 - College PREP - Trenton, NJ
Carlos is a lean, athletic SS that will graduate in 2015. Foot speed is above average as indicated by his 7.25 60 time. Feet are active as he moves well laterally, flashing range in the MIF. Hands are soft / clean as he presents well out front. Defensive grade will continue to improve as he plays through balls more with his body. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a squared / balanced setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact and works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he works to get stride foot down sooner to work on time. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. Carlos has abilities with a lot of room to improve.