10/06/2021 - Arizona Sophomore Fall Classic
Riley is a physical C/3B/RHP. Defensively, he showed a quick first step and the ability to create good angles to get to hard to reach balls. He worked through the baseball to create momentum towards first base to make accurate throws to 1B. Offensively, he used an aggressive approach with consistent contact to hit balls hard. On the hill, he had a composed mentality with the ability to throw strikes and had a decent breaking ball that will develop into a swing and miss pitch. Riley could benefit from working on balance over the rubber and driving down the mound to create a more repeatable motion to increase velocity. Overall, Riley is a very coachable athlete who will continue to develop with time.
08/15/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Gillette, WY
Riley continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and he is a prospect on the diamond. He did show behind the plate for the first time at the event. Pop times showed in the 2.28 range with accuracy / carry (85 mph velocity) on his throws. He shows a squared setup and presents a soft mitt out front. He needs to utilize his body more through the blocking process. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well at the next level. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through level swing path. He makes consistent hard contact through a line drive approach. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 76 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with slight sink. 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.
09/16/2020 - Pathway AZ Underclass - 16U
Riley continues show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 2B, he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are active as he works around balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 70-72 mph. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
05/18/2020 - All-In Membership - Gillette, WY
Riley is a young, 2nd baseman who will graduate in 2024. Defensively, Riley has active feet, he moves well to the glove side, and he fields squarely. He has clean hands, plays through well, and throws with a quick release across the diamond. If Riley can field further out in front and add arm strength with accuracy, abilities in the INF will get better. At the plate, Riley has an open stance, a level swing, and he attacks aggressively. He swings on plane, and he rotates his lower body through. If Riley can loosen his grip, add bat speed, and sharpen barrel accuracy, hitting will spike.