07/21/2014 - Interactive Video Program - Austin, TX Ernie is a 2-way player (RHP/1B) who has a big build (5'11"/220). On the mound, he shows a solid mound presence and toes the rubber with confidence. He works on a downhill path and delivers a FB & CB from a 3/4 arm slot. He works to stay on top and work downhill. FB cracks the mitt at 71 mph while breaking ball has 10/4 shape. At 1B, Ernie works into a square fielding position and makes the plays. He has a clean exchange to throw and works across the diamond. With the bat, this RHH delivers the barrel on a short/direct path, connects and drives the ball. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Pitching 1. Lower 1/2 drive 2. Off-speed Defense 1. Lower fielding position 2. Backhand Offense 1. Swing path 2. Lower 1/2 drive