11/08/2018 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona (Ages 14-18)
Riley continues to show steady progress in his baseball abilities. At the plate, he shows a tall, open setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. Power will continue to improve as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. In the OF, he displays smooth actions. Feet are aggressive as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He reads balls well off the bat and works to get behind balls but needs to play through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 66-70mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and plays the game hard.
06/24/2018 - College PREP - Tacoma (Seattle), WA
Riley is a strong built OF/RHP prospect who has a versatile skill set. Offensively, Riley has an open stance with a centered balance. He has a good load with a square stride. Riley shows good bat speed with an on-plane swing path producing square contact. He has the ability to spray the ball to all fields and shows some power. In the outfield, Riley plays with effective pre-pitch actions and effective footwork. He gives his glove a lane and fields the ball with a firm hands. Riley has a loose arm action throwing from a 3/4 arm slot. He plays with good momentum through the baseball showing consistently online throws. On the mound, Riley has an on-time delivery and picks up his target early. He throws from a 3/4 arm slot with a clean arm action and extends through his release. He lands closed to home plate with a controlled landing. Riley does a nice job pivoting off his back foot and rotating with his core towards his target. Riley commands his fastball with tail movement. His curveball and changeup are developing. Overall, Riley has a well-rounded skill set and the approach to get even better.