11/19/2017 - National Tryout - Marlborough (Boston), MA
Manny continues to work hard and improve his skills at 2B/OF. Defensively at 2B, he hustles and tries to work into a square fielding position on GB's. He makes aggressive throws to his target and tries to play through the ball. Developing soft hands will allow for a clean exchange with the baseball. In the OF, he takes active routes/angles as he tracks down hard-hit fly balls. He creates solid angles and is aggressive to the GB. With the stick, Manny shows an athletic setup with smooth rhythm to load. He swings on a level path through the zone and looks to drive pitches back up through the middle of the field. Using more of his lower 1/2 will create more power into this RHH's swing. This 2022 grad is a coachable player and will continue to get better.
07/07/2017 - Cape Cod Select Training & Competition (Ages 12-14)
Manoel is a young catcher that will graduate in 2022. Feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times showed in the 3.30 range with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he continues to increase foot quickness and builds more arm strength. Glove action is soft and sticks ball well through the receiving process. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process but needs to improve flexibility to improve grade. He is a leader behind the dish, communicating well. At the plate, he shows a balanced / athletic setup. Hands are loose and work through level swing path. He makes consistent hard contact, showing a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, good instincts with plays with a lot of energy. With 5 years to further develop, Manoel has abilities with time and room to improve.