"He's gonna be fine he needs to continue to learn how to play the game. He's been making a lot of throwing errors cause he's throwing when he doesn't need to. He's only 19 years old. He needs more experience by keep playing."
On the season thus far Vinicio is hitting .284 with 24 RBIs and two home runs, one of which was an inside the park home run.
"He has been real consistent with his approach he's been bunting a lot and doing a lot of good things for the offensive side," Febles added.
Greenville hitting coach Darren Fenster isn't trying to turn Vinicio into a power hitter or dramatically tweaking his offense. Instead he's utilizing the tools Vinicio already has - bat speed, quick hands and innate instincts.
"He's not a power hitter. He's a line drive kind of get the barrel on the ball and run kind of guy and you can't beat anything out in the air," Fenster said. "So just really focusing on getting on top of the ball, if he's popping stuff up in BP its like ‘hey Vinicio, get on top of the ball'.
"He's the one guy who bunting is a part of his game and he consciously looks to bunt as the situation dictates it. He has pretty good instincts and feel for the game. I don't have to remind him to move a runner or to take a different approach or move a runner in which is pretty advanced for someone who is 19 years old.
"Getting in the strike zone all the time, staying short with his swing all the time, controlling his left effort level all the time," Fenster continued regarding what he's working on with Vinicio. "He's improved greatly but just like all these guys who its their first full season there are days where its not all there and when you lose it [mentally] everything kind of goes along with it.
"But he's been much better in terms of controlling his effort level, staying short to the ball and not taking an all out hell hack when the counts in his favor which he had a tendency to do early on. He still does it a little bit but not nearly as much and when he kind of stays back up the middle and let his hands work. He's been doing pretty good."
Febles has also noticed a change in Vinicio at bat.
"[He's] keeping it simple. Sometimes he tries to do a little too much at the plate and swings too hard," Febles said. "The good thing is when he does swing too hard he always cuts back and you're like ‘come on, not too hard'. He makes some adjustments when he's at bat which is good. It'll be a 2-0 count and he'll take a big hack and now its okay lets go to work."
"I feel like I'm doing great at the plate," Vinicio said. "I feel comfortable, not trying to put a lot of pressure on myself. My mentality has changed at the plate but as far as my approach and mechanic-wise I'm the same, just trying to focus and slow the game down."
When asked about his switch-hitting Vinicio said, "as of right now I feel really comfortable on the left side with my approach, also mentally way more comfortable on the left side. I haven't gotten my form [on the right] to where I've gotten it on the left side but that's something I'm trying to work on and maintain."
On the defensive side, Vinicio still feels confident despite the fact that he's made some easy errors. He knows that maturity and experience are the keys to better defense, which he's learning from some of the older players on and off the field.
"I've been having a couple errors here and there, but trying to avoid that and keep getting better," he said.
"He needs to play and continue to make mistakes cause that's how he's going to learn. He's working real hard, he has the tools," Febles added.
"I'm not trying to get better at anything [specifically], it's a grind everyday in the game so just trying to bring in everything from practice and go 110 percent every time and transfer that into the game," Vinicio concluded.