08/04/2010 - College Prep Super Regional - Middletown, CT - PM Yuri is a young, thin, athletic player that Catches and plays SS. Behind the plate, Yuri has quiet actions, a soft glove, and he looks the ball in. He takes decent angles when blocking and has a quick / loose arm to his target. Yuri will need to improve covering the "5" hole when blocking, center his body better to the Pitcher, and add arm strength in order to get better as a Catcher. At SS, Yuri is a hustle type player with soft hands. He plays through the ball well, approaches it from the right, and throws with some accuracy to his target. Yuri can improve defensively if he can field the ball further out in front of his body, use his lower 1/2 to throw, and improve his arm strength. At the plate, Yuri has good balance, he loads well, and he has a proper stride. He has direct hands to the ball and can spray to all fields. If Yuri can loosen his grip on the bat, shorten his stroke, and add physical strength, we could see a spike in offensive grades.