12/27/2019 - Baseball Factory West Coast Winter Classic (Ages 12-14) Rico is a lean catcher who will graduate in 2024. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times show a range of 2.60 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he continues to build more arm strength through a long toss program and works to get rid of the baseball quicker. He shows a squared setup and presents a soft mitt out front and utilizes his body through the blocking process but needs to work to get down sooner. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will continue to improve as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. With 4 years to further develop, Rico has potential with time and room to progress his game.