01/15/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Tucson, AZ Diego is an athletic RHP/3B prospect who will graduate in 2022. On the mound, Diego shows a solid delivery as he gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He extends through well on his release and stays inline towards the plate. He has a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 68mph with arm side tail. Breaking ball sits from 58-59mph with 11-5 break. Changeup ranges from 60-62mph. In the field, Diego shows a good prep step and makes the routine plays. He throws from a high 3/4 angle and makes on-line throws across the diamond. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a crouched stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth getting into his load and finishes with a firm front side in his lower half. He takes a level swing with decent bat speed which leads to square contact. Overall abilities will improve with work on the following.
Pitching 1. Looser arm action 2. Lower half drive 3. Finish with chest over front knee Fielding 1. Athletic fielding position 2. Present glove lower to the ball 3. Shorter stride when throwing Hitting 1. Center balance 2. Bat speed 3. Earlier hand load