10/06/2013 - College PREP - Parker (Denver), CO
Vincent continues to progress in his game. This 1B has improved his offensive tool-set and drives the ball. He hits the ball where it's pitched and drives it to all fields. He creates extension through contact and has some pull-side pop. More lower 1/2 drive will help power numbers to climb. Defensively, he works to get around the ball and into a square fielding position. He has a clean exchange and gains ground toward his target. Vincent is a hard worker who will only get better.
07/31/2013 - Baseball Factory Pro Select Training at Vero Beach (Ages 14-18)
Vincent continues to show steady play in his baseball abilities. At 1B, he attacks ground balls and plays through well, presenting clean hands. Hands / feet are fluid and work well through the fielding process. He consistently showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt, saving throws. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a balanced setup with rhythm. Hands are loose to and through a level swing path. He makes consistent hard contact, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he learns to keep his hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will continue to increase as he learns to use his lower half more. At the event, he was 4 for 7. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and a hard worker.
05/05/2013 - National Tryout - Lakewood (Denver), CO
Vincent shows consistent abilities in his game. This 1B has a strong lower 1/2 and athletic build. Defensively, he maintains active footwork and moves to get around the ground ball. He shows good range to his glove side and gets rid of the ball quickly. At the plate, he has an aggressive approach and delivers the barrel to and through the contact point. More loser 1/2 drive will help to supply the power he's looking for. As a 2015 grad, Rodriguez still has time to progress in his game.
07/27/2012 - Cape Cod Select Training & Competition - Session 5
Vincent is a young 1B that will graduate in 2015. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork around the bag and works to play through ground balls. Hands are clean but needs to present hands more out front and improve foot speed to continue to improve defensive grade. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Rodriquez shows a decent setup with rhythm and good tempo. Swing path is level and makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. For hitting / power grades to improve, he needs to work to keep hands inside the ball and use his lower half more. Mental makeup is a plus as he is a great kid that works really hard. With 3 years to further develop, Vincent has abilities with time and room to improve.