01/08/2021 - 2021 Baseball Factory Pre-Season Prospects Tournament (MS)
Ridge continues to show as a prospect with improvements in his baseball abilities. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive approach. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Behind the plate he shows a squared setup and tracks the ball well with soft glove. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.30 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program and works to get rid of the ball quicker.
10/06/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Grapevine (DFW), TX
Ridge is a young, thin, 2-way player who plays 2nd base and catcher. In the INF, Ridge has active feet, a presentable glove, and he fields in a low/square position. He has a good glove angle to the ball, his exchange is clean, and he throws with consistency and direction to his target. Behind the plate, Ridge sits in well, he tracks to his glove, and works hard to block in front. He has a clean exchange and throws with a long arm action to 2nd base. At the plate, Ridge has a square stance, he tracks the ball well, and he shows some bat speed. He has a good eye for the zone, makes contact, and uses his lower 1/2. Overall skills can further improve with work on the following.
1. Play lower
1. Swing path
3. Barrel accuracy