10/09/2019 - Arizona Senior Fall Classic
Gabriel continues to shine on the diamond. In the OF, he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are active as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Glove action is soft / sure and presents well out front. Range is a plus as he reads balls well off the bat and utilizes his quick feet in covering a lot of ground. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. Quick lateral movements allow him to center/deaden pitches in the dirt off of a soft chest. Receiving / blocking skills show as outstanding tools that will play well at the next level. Pop times showed in the 2.28 range with accuracy on his throws. At the plate, he shows a crouched, open setup. Hands are quick (84 mph exit velocity) and works through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great personality, is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
07/24/2019 - Under Armour Southwest Championships 17U, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One
Gabriel continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.25 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program and works to get rid of the baseball quicker. He shows a squared setup and receives the ball well. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. At the plate, he continues to shine through an open setup. Hands are quick (82 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball and shows a feel for the barrel through a solid line drive approach.
05/19/2019 - College PREP - Redwood City (San Francisco/San Jose), CA
Gabriel is an athletic C/OF prospect who will graduate in 2020. Behind the plate, Gabriel sits in an athletic stance and receives with a firm glove. He is agile moving to block and works to make accurate throws to 2B. In the OF, Gabriel shows efficient footwork and covers ground well. He fields with a firm glove and makes a clean exchange, keeping his throws on-line to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an open stance and takes a square stride. He gets into his load well and hits against a strong front side. He produces explosive bat speed through the zone, leading to loud contact and line drives to all fields. Overall, Gabriel is a talented prospect who has the potential to contribute at the next level.