11/17/2013 - College PREP - Houston, TX
Rubio continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a 7.50 runner. Defensive grades have improved, now showing solid average. He utilizes his feet well in taking proper routes / angles in tracking down balls and works to get behind, playing through well with his body. Throws are accurate but he will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a squared / athletic setup. Hands are loose, and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. For hitting grades to continue to improve, he needs to work to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more.
10/27/2013 - National Tryout - Corpus Christi, TX
Edward continues to progress in his game. His offensive skills have improved at the plate. Edward lets the ball travel and shows some pop to his pull-side. He has quick hands and fires the barrel through the zone. Defensively in the OF, he shows a good approach to the ball and plays through well. He fields it smoothly and makes accurate throws toward his target. Edward is a hard worker and has a bright future in the game.
07/17/2013 - Cape Cod Select Training & Competition - Session 2
Edward is a strong OF/3B that will graduate in 2015. In the outfield, he is aggressive to balls, takes charge, and gets good jumps off the bat. He is consistent with his throws and has long/loose arm action. Offensively, he has an athletic setup, quick hands, level swing path and good rhythm. He showed a good 2 strike approach, battling until he got a hit. In all, Rubio is a great kid that asked a lot of good questions in the OF and was willing to work on whatever he needed to, to be the best player he can be.