01/17/2020 - 2020 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Riley is a strong and athletic 2022 catching prospect. Behind the dish, Riley starts in a quiet primary stance, he presents a low target, and he works under the ball. When throwing, he has a clean exchange, quick feet, and a strong arm. When blocking, he anticipates the ball in the dirt, he leads with his glove, and controls the ball with his chest. At the plate, Riley starts in an open stance, he loads his hands back into the drive position, and he attacks the inside part of the ball. He rotates his lower half and he consistently drives the ball gap to gap. Riley is highly motivated and we hope to see his progress in the future.
09/29/2019 - College PREP - Sanford (Orlando), FL
Riley is a pure catch and throw backstop who has a tremendous future on the diamond. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. Quick lateral movements (7.10 60 time) allow him to center/deaden pitches in the dirt off of a soft chest. Runners will not want to test his cannon (86 mph velocity) for an arm with impressive pop times of 1.95. Offensively, he continues to shine through a closed setup. He has athletic/smooth actions with fluid rhythm to load. He gets good hand separation and delivers the barrel with leverage, resulting in a barrel accuracy (90 mph exit velocity) with the ball coming off of his barrel well. With 3 years to further develop, Riley has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the top collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.