Carmelo Rivera
Carmelo Rivera
Carmelo Rivera

CLASS OF 2023

OF

Carmelo
Rivera

Valley Christian (HS) • CA
5-10 • 165LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Trosky National 2023
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7/16/21

Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Leaner athletic frame. Some present twitch. Stronger lower half. Projectable build.
Hit: LHH. Relaxed stance. Lower hanging hands. More downward angle with his shoulders which creates a steeper path. Handsy and direct with his hands that dominate the swing (22 mph hand speed). Had two hits on the weekend both on similar pitches that produced similar swings and results. Both were low and away fastballs that he took back up the middle for 1B's. 
Power: 91 max exit velocity. Gap to gap power. Bat speed #'s are about average for his level but shows potential with rotational acceleration #'s of  19.6 gs max and 17 gs average.
Arm: RH.  OF - 88 mph. Above average arm strength for his age. Loose quick arm that gets released in good time. Decent carry. Throws were made on a line for 1/2 hop accurate throws.
Defense: Athletic approach to the ball. Takes good angles and come through with good momentum. Clean exchanges and transition into throwing. At times needed some extra steps. Showed well defensively in the OF as well during game action tracking down some tough balls.
Run: 6.81 runner in the 60.

2/06/21

Body5-10, 165-pounds. High waist, lanky limbs with athleticism currently and projection over next couple seasons
Hit: LHH. Even base, taller posture with relaxed shoulders and hands at the back. Quiet and easy load with small foot lift and shallow hand load. Stays square to home early, stops well and finishes with great balance. Repeatable swing. Loose hands, quick and compact with the body. Gets into the front side well allowing hands to continue through the zone. The top hand took over a bit in BP, but able to keep strong direction while staying behind ball. 16.6 gs Max Rotational Acceleration, 69.7 Max Bat speed, 20.8 Max Handspeed, 66% On Plane Efficiency
Power: 89.10 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 82 mph. Loose arm, compact and fluid, and showed the ability to hit his targets.
Defense: Above-average actions in the OF; easy athleticism on display with loose actions and active feet. Chance to be very good for the position.
Run6.92 runner in the 60. 

10/10/20

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Some visible size, room to add lean mass.
Hit: LHH. Wide base to start with quiet hands and load. Level barrel path. Explosive swing, considerable hit talent.
PowerTopped 93 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. Power will come with size + mass.
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. Short, whippy arm action in the OF that produced 83 MPH.
DefenseMoved with a sense of urgency in the OF, attacked the ball with solid footwork.
Run: 6.94 runner in the 60.

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