07/05/2018 - California Select Training & Competition - Session 1 (Ages 12-14) Paulo is an athletic and talented 2-way prospect. At SS, Paulo has an active prep step and presents a low/early glove. He works from the ground up, funnels the ball into his body, and has a clean exchange. Continuing to be on time with his pre-pitch movement will allow him to get a quicker first step to the ball. At the plate, Paulo starts in a closed stance and creates rhythm in his hands. He hits off a firm front side and doesn't give away at bats. Continuing to load his hands back into the drive position and getting his front foot down on time will allow him to see the ball out of the pitcher's hand longer. On the bump, Paulo gathers over the rubber, separates on time, and extends thru contact. He rotates toward his target and has sink on his 2-seam fastball. Paulo plays the game hard and is eager to learn. He will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.