06/10/2014 - 2014 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's Team One Florida
Barbato continues to shine. With the stick, this strong righty has a knack for squaring the ball up. He makes hard/consistent contact and drives the ball to the gaps. Behind the dish this backstop gets to everything. Pitches in the dirt to his right and left; he's quick, centers it and is quick to his feet. Mechanics are smooth and pop times are consistently in the low 2's. Kevin has offensive fire power to make some noise.
01/17/2014 - Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament
Kevin continues to show a solid all-around skill-set. In the OF, he takes a quick first step and works to get behind the baseball. He works behind the baseball and through it smoothly. Offensively, this athlete displays a simple approach with a solid base. He lets the ball travel into the zone and waits for his pitch. Barrel delivery is short as he consistently squares the ball up. Untapped power will be reached with more extension through contact and added bat speed. Only a junior, Kevin has a bright future in the game.
07/26/2013 - Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's Team One North
Kevin showed well both offensively and defensively during his time at Team One. Behind the plate, Kevin had a low / athletic set-up, quiet actions, and he centers well blocking. He gains ground, gets rid of it quickly, and he throws with carry and accuracy to 2nd base. At the plate, Kevin has an athletic set-up, a proper load, and quick hands. He uses his legs to swing, and flashes good barrel accuracy.
06/07/2013 - 2013 Under Armour Southeast Championships 16U Participant
Aggressive hitter with gap to gap power. Good speed.
07/02/2012 - 2012 Under Armour Firecracker Classic 16U Participant
Good gap to gap pop, plus power to pullside, good awareness on the bases, makes adjustments at the plate.