06/24/2022 - Baseball Factory Select Training at the College World Series (MS)
AJ worked out behind the plate and on the mound during his time in Omaha. He is a young, compact player with progressing skills. Behind the plate, AJ sits in well, footwork is efficient, and he plays on the balls of his feet. He plays with good energy, tracks to his glove, and throws with accuracy to 2nd base. On the mound, AJ has eyes on target, a FB touching 58 MPH, and he mixes in his off-speed well. He has good glove side lead, solid direction toward home plate, and he lands with a controlled landing. Offensively, AJ has a tall/open stance, a level swing, and good balance. He swings aggressively, he makes hard contact, and he can work the ball gap to gap.
12/12/2021 - Official Player Development Membership - San Bernardino, CA
AJ is a C/3B in the class of 2028 out of California. At C, he did a good job of tracking the ball to his mitt while receiving pitches. On his throw downs he got good push towards second base while allowing his shoulders to get in line. When blocking, he moved well laterally and allowed the glove to get down first to keep the ball in front of him. At 3B, he made the routine play while using two hands on the ball in front and showed glimpses of good back hand fundamentals on the ball to his arm side. Offensively, he used a tall stance with smooth timing and an aggressive mentality to try and work a line drive approach. AJ could benefit from an agility/long toss program to help build repeatable actions and arm strength. With 3+ years of development we believe this young athlete can take his game to the next level.