07/26/2013 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City
On the mound Rodrigo showed a controlled balance point, good separation, a plus curveball, fastball has good movement and he throws strikes. He needs to develop a smoother tempo, stride at the target (so he is not throwing across body) and lengthen the arm action on the backside. As an infielder Rodrigo showed good arm strength/accuracy, active/fluid footwork and athleticism but his arm action is very hard on the elbow and playing through the ball is something he can improve upon. At the plate he has a solid load, decent balance, lower half works and he has good power. Rodrigo needs to track the ball all the way in, let the ball travel into the proper hitting zone and develop a mental approach to each at bat.
04/14/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Plano (DFW), TX
Rodrigo is an athletic, 2-way player who pitches and plays SS. On the mound, Rodrigo has a sound arm action, he works to his balance point well, and he keeps his shoulders level. He pounds the zone with strikes, his off-speed show well, and he has good direction toward home. At SS, Rodrigo shows sure hands, he fields in a square position, and he throws with carry and accuracy to his target. Offensively, Rodrigo has a tall set-up, fast bat speed, and he makes hard contact. He has pull side pop, he can work the ball gap to gap, and he gets good extension through the ball. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. More glove side lead
2. Finish / Bend
1. Backhand footwork
2. Earlier glove
3. Long toss
1. More lower 1/2
2. Level off swing
3. Avoid spinning off