01/12/2020 - Interactive Video Program - Monterey Park (Los Angeles), CA Mateo is a tall/athletic catcher who will graduate in 2024. Behind the plate, Mateo has a low/athletic set-up, fluid footwork, and soft hands. He tracks it well, blocks softly, and his exchange is clean with a short/accurate arm to 2nd base. Pop times were as low as 2.25 seconds. Offensively, Mateo has a square/athletic stance, loads well, and swings in good rhythm. He has fast bat speed, makes square/level contact, and uses his lower body well. Overall skills can get even better with work on the following.
Catching 1. Arm strength 2. Footwork 3. Blocking Offense 1. Strength 2. Let ball travel