12/27/2018 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic - Session 2 (Ages 12-14)
Luca continues to show a promising future on the diamond. Behind the plate, pop times showed in the 2.35 range with accuracy on his throws. Feet are active working in line through a clean transfer / exchange. 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. Glove action is soft as he sticks balls well in the zone. He uses his body well through the blocking process, centering ball well out front. At the plate, he showed as a switch hitter with similar abilities for both sides. Hands are quick and work 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 is very coachable and plays the game hard.
11/11/2018 - Interactive Video Program - North Charleston, SC
Luca is a tall, athletic, 2-way player who catches and plays SS. Behind the plate, Luca has very good skills, quick feet, and agile movements. He has athletic actions, moves well laterally, and blocks/receives cleanly. Luca has a quick/clean exchange and throws with carry and accuracy to 2nd base. Pop times were as low as 2.32 seconds. At SS, Luca has an aggressive approach to the ball, he fields athletically, and throws with momentum and accuracy from a clean exchange. At the plate, Luca is currently better from the right side. He has a good set-up, an aggressive swing, and he stays inside the ball well; making good contact. From the left side, Luca swings aggressively, his hands are quick, and he works the ball gap to gap. Luca can continue to get better with work on the following.
1. Fielding position
1. Lower body
2. Barrel accuracy
3. Let ball travel