01/12/2018 - 2018 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
George is an athletic CF prospect who can really swing it. He maintains balance well from load to launch and consistently delivers the barrel to the ball. Bat speed is fast on a compact path to spray line drive to all fields. Feet are efficient after active prep in the field to get a good jump on fly balls. He takes solid angles to cover plenty of ground and keep the grass clean. George has a bright future on the diamond with a diverse skill set.
03/19/2017 - College PREP - Corpus Christi, TX
George continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and is a prospect on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now an excellent runner at 6.89. In the OF, defensive abilities are now outstanding as he displays smooth / athletic actions. He utilizes his feet well in tracking down balls through proper routes / angles and utilizes two hands well through the fielding process. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Range is a plus as he reads balls well off the bat and covers a lot of ground. Throws are accurate with life and on line carry. At the plate, power potential is now well above average through a crouched setup. Hands are quick (85 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop.
02/01/2015 - College PREP - Houston, TX
George is an young OF prospect with a 5'7/135 lbs frame. Offensively he truly excelled, with good balance and on-time launch. He was direct with the barrel down to contact and stayed inside the baseball. He stayed on a line-drive path to hit and was quick with his hands to and through the zone. Defensively, he worked quick feet to make plays with a sure glove and was sound with his body control to add momentum to throw. More lower half drive and a stronger front side on the target are keys to building arm strength and adding eventual life on his throws. All in all - George is a freshman that has another 3.5 years to grow and strengthen his game for next level play.
02/03/2013 - College PREP - Houston, TX
George is a young OF that will graduate in 2017. Feet are active as he takes proper routes / angle in tracking down balls through an aggressive approach. He needs to work on keep hands high and work to get behind balls to play through with momentum to his target and increase foot speed to continue to improve defensive grade. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Villafranca shows a balanced approach with rhythm. He loads well with hands working through an uphill swing path. Contact is a plus, mainly to the pull side as he needs to work on keeping hands inside the ball to utilize all fields and improve hitting grade. Power numbers will increase as he learns to use his lower half more. With 4 years to further develop, George has abilities with time and room to improve.