09/19/2021 - All-In Membership - San Bernardino, CA
AJ is a RHP/SS prospect who will graduate in 2022. Medium frame athletic build with some strength present and room to add throughout. On the mound, he has a simple/repeatable delivery and the ball comes out of his hand clean. Picks up target early and uses his lower half well. He works both sides of the plate with his FB that sat 78-79mph with some arm side run. Mixes in an 11/5 shaped breaking ball and a developing changeup. FB was best pitch during his bullpen session. In the infield, he shows good body control at baseball with efficient footwork. He works to center the baseball, with soft hands out front, and ability to pick out hops. He made accurate/on-line throws from multiple arm slots with an arm velocity up to 83mph across diamond. Showed good touch on his DP flip and follows. A right-handed hitter, he hits from an upright and open stance. Smooth timing to swing, with good balance at contact, and a middle of the field approach. A short barrel path enables him to hit line drives to all fields with a bat exit velocity up to 80mph during his round of BP. With another year of development, AJ should have opportunities to play at the next level.
06/18/2021 - Baseball Factory All-State Tournament (HS)
AJ is a SS/RHP who will graduate in 2022. Medium frame athletic build with projectable frame with room to fill throughout moving forward. Primary SS shows good rhythm to his actions and ability to cover ground. Creates good fielding angles and ability to play through the ball. Show good glove action and fields the ball out front. Throws from a low 3/4 arm slot with accurate/on-line throws across diamond and an arm velocity of 86mph. Right-handed pitcher who gathers over and works in-line to target. Picks up target early, with good extension out front, and works with good tempo. Throws from a high 3/4 arm slot with good command of the strike zone. FB topped out at 81mph with good command in/out. Mixed in a 11/5 shaped breaking ball with good depth and a changeup that he throws with FB arm speed and some arm side run. In 3 innings of work in live game action, he only surrendered 2 hits and no runs. Right-handed hitter begins with an upright stance and open stance. Athletic setup, with good balance, as he showed good feel for barrel. Gets knob to C and ability to hit line drives to all fields with a bat exit velocity of 85mph. AJ showed to be a tough out in live game action reaching base 6 times. With continued growth and development, we can see him having opportunities to play at the next level.
11/22/2020 - All-In Membership - Irvine (Los Angeles), CA
AJ is a SS/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2022. In the field, AJ shows active footwork and takes good angles to the ball. He gets into a low position and fields with soft hands. His exchange is clean and he gains ground well on his throws, consistently keeping them on-line to his target. Working on his backhand technique can help AJ make more plays. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a short stride. He shows smooth rhythm and drives through well with his lower half. He works through a level swing with good extension, leading to consistent contact to all fields. AJ can barrel up more baseballs by working more of a load into his swing. On the mound, AJ gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and extends through his release, finishing square to the plate. AJ shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 80mph with arm side run. Breaking ball sits from 70-71mph with 11-5 break. Changeup sits from 74-76mph with cutting action as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Picking up his target earlier in his motion can help AJ improve his pitch command. Overall, AJ is a solid prospect who has the potential to further develop his skills on the field.