12/06/2020 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Lynwood (Chicago), IL Manuel is a lean catcher who will graduate in 2022. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He uses his body through the blocking process, centering balls out front. Pop times showed in 2.32 range with accuracy. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows an open setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. With 2 years to further develop, Manuel has potential with time and room to progress his game.