12/27/2018 - Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic (Ages 14-18) Mateo is a tall, solid, and athletic 1B who has a promising future on the mound. At 1B, defensive abilities are solid as he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he continues to shine through an open setup. Hands are quick (86 mph exit velocity) and work through a compact swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through and has strength in his swing with power showing best to the pull side. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and plays the game hard. With 3 years to further develop, Mateo has potential with time and room to progress his game.