05/21/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Redwood City (San Francisco/San Jose), CA Ricardo is a SS/RHP who will graduate in 2021. Defensively at SS, he takes a prep step and works around the GB. He has a clean exchange, makes strong throws and plays through the ball towards his target. On the mound, this righty delivers from a 3/4 arm slot and works downhill. He drives his lower 1/2 off the rubber as he delivers a 3-pitch mix with clean arm action. With the stick, Ricardo shows an athletic setup with a smooth load. He whips his barrel fast through the zone and drives the ball with pop from gap to gap. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Defense 1. Quicker feet 2. Develop soft hands 3. Accurate throws Pitching 1. Get to a balance point 2. Pick up target sooner 3. Arm strength (long toss) Offense 1. Work on timing 2. More lower 1/2 drive 3. Stay balanced through contact