Ventress, a catcher in 2016, has moved to first base for 2017, and his transition to the first base spot adds another bat to the lineup and defensive talent to first base. Ventress began the transition to first base in JVIBL, and his ability to play there with a strong throwing arm adds another dimension. Ventress’ abilities will continue to develop quickness and speed with added focus on his conditioning and lifting in the weight room. Ventress’ offensive skills are his strengths, and his plus is a huge plus for the Indians. Ventress has the ability to hammer balls in the gaps, and his talents play will in the middle of the order and driving in runners. Ventress’ improvement at the plate and in the field will bring more confidence with his play.