01/13/2012 - 2012 Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament
Vince continued to show solid abilities in the INF during his time at Pre-Season. Defensively, he shows a clean hands and a quick release, getting the ball across the diamond. He is plus to his glove side and gives good feeds on the DP. Offensively, he remains balanced, he tracks the ball well, and he has quick hands. He lets the ball travel into the zone and has the ability to use the opposite field. Vince is a good player who should get some looks to play at the next level.
07/29/2011 - Under Armour Southwest Regional Tournament - 2011
Ricco showed similar abilities as we had previously seen at Team One West. Feet are active and aggressive in attacking while playing through a low approach as he presents his hands down / out front. Glove action is soft, clean, and sure as he makes the plays. He gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy on his throws but will benefit by staying on a long toss program to aid in building more arm strength. Offensively, Vince loads well and uses his lower half as he displays gap to gap power when he centers the baseball. Hands are quick, generating bat speed through the baseball. At the event, he was 4 for 10 and showed good instincts on the bases.
07/09/2011 - Team One West 2011
Vince is an athletic shortstop that will graduate in 2012. He has above average foot speed as indicated by his 7.16 60 time. His feet are active and aggressive as he attacks ground balls, playing through well with his body. He moves well laterally, displaying range in the middle infield with soft, clean hands, as he makes all the plays. His throws show accuracy and on line carry through a quick release as his hands / feet work well together. Offensively, Ricco shows a quiet, balanced approach. His hands work direct and inside the ball as he utilizes all fields. His swing path gets uphill at times but shows a solid feel for the barrel. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to utilize his lower half more efficiently through the swing. At the event, he was 2 for 3 with 2 BB as he displays a good eye at the plate. Ricco has a ton of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.