01/22/2023 - National Showcase - Dallas, TX Fernando is a C prospect who will graduate in 2024. Medium frame athletic build and strength present. Behind the plate, he showed quick feet and strong hands. Presents a low target and tracks ball to mitt with ability to stick the baseball. Good direction to second base, with a clean exchange, working into a high 3/4 release point with accurate throws to second base. Arm velocity was up to 82mph and his best pop time was 2.19 seconds. Creates good blocking angles with the ability to smother the baseball. At the plate, he hits from an athletic and closed stance. Square glide step, with looseness to hands, and good barrel control. Showed good extension as he made consistent contact into both gaps with a bat exit velocity up to 77mph. With 2 seasons of continued growth and development, we foresee Fernando having a bright future on the baseball diamond.