08/23/2009 - College PREP - Farmingville (Long Island), NY Emmanuel is a young two-way player in the OF and on the mound with a solid, athletic looking body that is well suited for his positions. Currently, he projects best in the OF for the next level. Foot speed is solid average and he will benefit by getting on a speed / agility program to improve foot quickness for the next level. Feet are active and aggressive in taking proper routes and angles in tracking down balls in the OF. He works to get behind balls, playing through with momentum to his target. Defensive abilities are solid average. Arm strength is solid average showing life with carry. He needs to get on a strict long toss program to aid in building more arm strength, raising velocities. At the plate, hitting abilities are slightly above average with solid average power through a balance approach. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed as he works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields. He shows a feel for the barrel with power displaying best to the pull side. On the mound, fastball shows arrange of 78-79 mph with late life. Breaking ball is best off speed pitch showing 11/5 shape with tight spin and late breaking action. Changeup shows average feel for. With 2 years to further develop, Rivera has potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches as he improves.