03/18/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Kannapolis (Charlotte), NC Yamato is a young, 2-way player with a thin frame. At 2nd base, Yamato has fluid/active feet, agile movements, and soft hands. He fields in a low/athletic position, has a clean exchange, and throws with accuracy from a short arm action to his target. On the mound, Yamato keeps his eyes on target, he separates on time, and competes in the zone with his pitches. Offensively, Yamato has a square set-up, he swings in good rhythm, and stands in well balanced. He has good separation, fast bat speed, and he makes hard/consistent contact through the ball. Yamato can improve skills with work on the following.
Defense 1. Backhand 2. Play more through Pitching 1. Loosen arm action 2. Extension 3. Finish Offense 1. Set-up 2. Load