12/11/2020 - Baseball Factory Academic All-American Tournament
Aiden continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He uses his body through the blocking process but needs to work to get body down sooner. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.40 with accuracy to his target. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach.
12/14/2019 - Florida Regional Offensive Skills and Pitching/Catching Combined Weekend (Ages 14-18)
Aiden is a coachable and talented 2024 catching prospect that worked hard all weekend. Behind the dish, Aiden starts in an athletic stance, he presents a low/early glove, and works behind the ball. When throwing, he has a clean exchange and a strong arm. He needs to continue to gain ground, create momentum into the ball, and keep his shoulders in line with the base he's throwing too. When blocking, he needs to anticipate the ball in the dirt, lead with his glove, and replace the ground with his shins. At the plate, Aiden starts in an athletic stance, he loads his hands back, and get his front foot down on time. He needs to continue to rotate his backside, attack the inside part of the ball, and get extension through contact. Continuing to do the window drill will help improve his ability to be compact to the ball. Aiden is a hard worker and we hope to see his progress in the future.