08/20/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Lebanon (Nashville), TN RJ is a C/SS who will graduate in 2022. Defensively behind the plate, his feet are active as he tries to gain ground. He gets rid of the ball with a clean transfer and makes consistent throws down to 2B. At SS, he takes aggressive angles and attacks the GB. He has a clean exchange and makes accurate throws to his target. As a hitter, RJ displays a square setup and gets back into a load. He takes aggressive hacks through the zone and looks to drive pitches back up through the middle of the field. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Infield 1. Work around the GB 2. Develop soft hands 3. Play through Catching 1. Low setup 2. Stick pitches 3. Arm strength (long toss) Offense 1. Develop rhythm 2. Be on time 3. Lower 1/2 drive