04/12/2015 - College PREP - Costa Mesa (Los Angeles), CA Rene is a strong, athletic 3B that will graduate in 2017 with a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is slightly above average as indicated by his 7.43 60 time. At 3B, defensive abilities are well above average, displaying smooth / fluid actions. Hands / feet work well through the fielding process and he plays through with momentum to his target. He shows a feel for the backhand and moves well laterally, displaying range. Throws are accurate with carry as he gets rid of the baseball quickly but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he continues to shine through a squared / balanced setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path and aggressive approach. He has strength in his swing as he works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields as he shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat when centered, displaying gap to gap pop. With 2 years to further develop, Rene has the makings of a special type player and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.