12/11/2020 - Baseball Factory Academic All-American Tournament
Riley continues to show as prospect on the diamond. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He uses his body through the blocking process, centering balls out front. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.16 with accuracy / carry (88 mph velocity) to his target. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (88 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He has strength in his swing and stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. At the event, he was 1 for 3. On the mound, he works to a controlled balance point, has smooth separation and fires from a clean/loose arm action. He gets strong glove-side lead and stays directional toward the dish. FB ranges from 77-79 mph with cutting action. Breaking ball shows 10/4 shape with gradual break. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
09/13/2020 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Greenville, SC
Riley is a pure catch and throw backstop who also will make an impact with the bat. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. Quick lateral movements allow him to center/deaden pitches in the dirt off of a soft chest. Runners will not want to test his cannon for an arm (88 mph) with impressive pop times of 2.08. Offensively, he continues to shine through a tall, open 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 explosion (90 mph exit velocity) with the ball screaming off of his barrel. With 3 years to further develop, Riley has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.
03/24/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Greenville, SC
Riley showed improvements in nearly every area during his last workout with The Factory. Pop times lowered (2.19 seconds), velocity spiked (77 MPH), catching and hitting numbers improved. Behind the plate, Riley has quick feet, good flexibility, and he sits in low and athletically. He moves well laterally, centers the ball properly, and has a strong/accurate arm to 2nd base. On the mound, Riley has a loose/free arm circle, on time separation, and a controlled landing toward home; competing in the zone. At the plate, Riley has athletic actions, fast bat speed, and he makes hard contact. He has quick hands, swings on plane, and he uses his lower body. Very good overall skills can continue to improve with work on the following.
1. Less sway
1. Let travel some
03/18/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Greenville, SC
Riley is a young, 2-way player with an athletic frame. Behind the plate, Riley has quick feet, agile movements, and he tracks the ball well. He moves well laterally, blocks the ball well, and throws with accuracy from a quick release to 2nd base. On the mound, Riley has a clean arm action, he gets good extension on his pitches, and finishes in a complete position. Offensively, Riley has a square/athletic set-up, he loads well, and swings in good rhythm. He is short to the ball, has a direct barrel, and makes hard contact to all fields. Riley can improve overall skills with work on the following.
1. Widen set-up
2. Gain ground
3. Long toss
1. Long toss
1. Keep head still
2. Let ball travel