10/05/2008 - College PREP - Trenton, NJ Eric is a catcher with a thick, solid body suited for the position. Arm strength is near above average and he flashes potential to be a sub 2.0 thrower behind the plate. His throws display life, carry, and accuracy through a quick exchange and transfer. Pop times will improve as he learns to use his feet more efficiently, currently steps back and around the plate. Receiving skills are solid average as he sticks balls in the zone. Glove action is a little hard as he stabs at the baseball. Blocking skills are slightly average and he needs some polish and work in these skills. At the plate, Alessio has solid average ability and power. He keeps hands inside the baseball, utilizing all fields. He shows a feel for the barrel and keeps the barrel through the baseball at contact. Eric has a ton of potential and will catch the eyes of the college coaches with his tools behind and at the plate.