02/23/2020 - National Tryout Plus - Waco, TX
Gabriel is an athletic and talented 2-way prospect. In the OF, Gabriel is on time with his prep step, he reads the ball off the bat, and he plays through ground balls. He works behind fly balls and makes strong/accurate throws. At the plate, Gabriel starts in a squared stance, he loads his hands back into the drive position, and he has a level swing. He has good plate discipline and he looks to drive the ball to all fields. On the bump, Gabriel gathers over the rubber, he separates on time, and he finds a balance point. He throws his fastball down in the zone, he has good depth on his breaking ball, and he has feel for the changeup. He keeps a quiet head and he works north to south in his delivery. Gabriel will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
12/20/2019 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 14-18)
Gabriel continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the OF, he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are quick / aggressive as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, he shows an open setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 71-72 mph with tailing action. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with tailing action. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
11/17/2019 - College PREP - Pearland (Houston), TX
Gabriel is a tall OF/LHP prospect who will graduate in 2021. In the field, Gabriel takes good angles to the ball and makes the routine plays. He makes a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them accurate and on-line through his target. Getting into a lower fielding position can help Gabriel improve defensively. At the plate, this LHH sets up in a tall stance and takes a short stride. He gets back into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a short swing with decent bat speed, leading to loud contact and line drives. Gabriel can improve as a hitter by staying through the ball. On the mound, Gabriel shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 74mph with tailing action. Breaking ball sits from 64-66mph with 3-9 break. Changeup sits from 59-60mph. Gathering to a balance point over the rubber can help Gabriel improve as a pitcher. Overall, Gabriel is a solid prospect who has the potential to further develop his skills on the field.