Michael Rivera
Michael Rivera
Michael Rivera
Michael Rivera
Michael Rivera
Michael Rivera
Michael Rivera

CLASS OF 2021

SS
RHP

Michael
Rivera

Heartland CC
Warren (HS) • IL
6-1 • 185LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Slammers Illinois
2021 National

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8/11/20

Positional Profile: SS/RHP; Put together one of the more impressive outings at this event; struck out the side swinging, in order.
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Well-proportioned frame with strength throughout.
Delivery: Works down tempo with a confidence and moxy. Staggered start from the middle of the rubber; simple side step to athletic balance point, high knee, level shoulders, squared to target. Good momentum and pace down the mound, works on line, lands toe open, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Clean, loose, and quick arm action from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T87, 86-86 mph. Low-spin, average carry, steady arm-side run; feel to locate from low release.
CB: 73-76 mph. Short action off a 10/4 plane.
SL: 73-74 mph. Slurve-y type; slightly drops slot to generate more horizontal action. Flashes bite and threw it with confidence and feel in-game.

Hit: RHH. Quiet balanced setup, minimal load and short stride. Simple swing, athletic hands, works uphill through the zone at times with rhythm and a gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max distance of 326' during BP, via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Short, quick arm action, plays with carry, out of a 3/4 to high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Plays on the balls of his feet, athletic actions, plays through the baseball, steady hands.
Run: 6.9 runner in the 60. 

6/16/20

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Athletic, upside frame.
Defense: Steady defender, smooth double play, advanced run through play. Sure-hands, clean release and athletic overall actions.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. Lively arm plays with carry across the diamond. Long, quick arm plays from a high 3/4 slot.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly crouched open setup and short stride. Athletic hands, short uphill bat path and works gap-to-gap.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 6.87 runner in the 60.

6/16/20

Delivery: Methodical, athletic, tall and fall delivery. Repeats, works on-line and lands front toe slightly open.
Arm Action: RH. Compact, quick arm action, plays from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T88, 86-88 mph. Lively out of the hand, four-seam finish through the zone.  Median induced vertical break of 16.7 inches.
SL: 73-77 mph. Thrown aggressively, around it at times, 10/4 shape.
CH: 76-78 mph. Maintains arm speed, mostly straight action. 

2/09/20

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. Athletic frame with lean strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Wide quiet setup, minimal pre-pitch movement and short stride. Simple swing, stays balanced, athletic hands, short uphill bat path with barrel control.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Loose, quick arm action, 3/4 slot; throws carry.
Defense: Natural infield actions, works underneath the baseball, presents glove, hands work soft and out front. Comfortable on the move, maintains body control and plays through the baseball.
Run: 6.87 runner in the 60

Delivery: Fluid, linear delivery, works on-line down the mound, lands front-toe slightly open.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, athletic arm action, works clean out of a 3/4 window.
FB: T87, 84-86 mph. Clean and easy out of the hand, life through the zone at times, thrown for strikes.
SL: 72-76 mph. Swing-and-miss potential. Thrown aggressively, late 10/4 action.
CH: 74-77 mph. Maintains arm speed, fade action at times. Shows best when he stays on top of it.


10/13/19

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 6-foot-1, 165-pounds. Athletic, lean frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced set-up, short stride, hands stay quiet by back shoulder.  Short bat path on a slightly uphill plane, extension through the baseball, fluid rhythm, simple and repeatable motions.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Quick, loose arm action, high 3/4 release, accurate. Baseball carries across the diamond.
Defense: Athletic defender, efficient feet, clean exchange, follows his throws.
Run: 6.95 runner in the 60. 

Positional Profile: RHP
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, smooth rhythm, lands square and in line.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, quick arm with regular effort, 3/4 release point.
FB: T87, 84-86 mph. Heavy, thrown for strikes.
CB: 73-76 mph. Sharp action, thrown with near fastball arm speed, 10/4 shape. 

1/26/19

6-foot-1, 165-pound middle infielder with an athletic, long and lean frame filled with projection. Right-handed hitter, balanced/athletic setup, brief load back, short stride to square. Confident approach, is able to repeat loose and level swing, line-drive contact; 77 mph exit velo from the tee. Defensively, above-average actions, fluid footwork, funnels the ball. Short and loose arm action from a high ¾ slot; 80 mph across the diamond. Ran a 4.37 down the line.

6/20/18

6-foot, 155-pound infielder, athletic frame with length. Right-handed hitter, open stance, short stride to even, loads hands back. Average bat speed on long path, generates pull side contact. 84 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm action works short from a high ¾ slot, 75 mph across the diamond. Feet work through the baseball, showed body control, above average actions. 7.48 runner in the 60.

5.5.17 - Athletic shortstop, showed good range in the field, making numerous backhanded plays in the hole at shortstop, athletic arm actions across the diamond with carry.

3.5.17 - 5-foot-10, 125 pound, lanky frame, shortstop and right-handed pitcher. Defensively,   moves well with body control, soft hands, fluid footwork, accurately throws from a high ¾ slot with short action. Clocked at 68 mph across the infield. 7.36 laser-timed 60. Offensively balanced approach, wide, slightly open setup, toe tap stride. Gap-to-gap, occasional line drive hitter, uphill barrel path, recorded a 79 mph exit velocity. Right-handed pitcher, tall and fall delivery, works on line, open-toe landing, smooth rhythm, athletic finish. Works from a high ¾ slot, with short, loose action, generates quick arm speed. Straight fastball clocked at 69-70 mph. Sharp curveball, controlled the zone at 58-60 mph. Changeup flashed sink and arm side run, clocked at 59-61 mph.

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