11/10/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Wildomar (Los Angeles), CA
Amari worked out behind the plate and at SS during his last workout with The Factory. He has fluid footwork behind the plate, a soft/presentable glove, and he sits in low and athletically. He looks the ball into his glove, blocks properly with a soft chest, and has an accurate arm with momentum to 2nd base. At SS, Amari has active feet, athletic actions, and he makes plays consistently. He has good pre-pitch actions, a quick exchange, and throws with accuracy across the diamond. Offensively, Amari is better from the left side. He has a still head, a rhythmic swing, and solid barrel accuracy. From the right, Amari works the middle of the field, he stands in well balanced, and he rotates his lower body through.
07/05/2019 - California Select Training & Competition - Session 1 (Ages 12-14)
Amari is an athletic and talented 2027 switch hitting catching prospect. Behind the dish, Amari has smooth hands and works behind the ball. He starts in an athletic stance and has good actions to the ball when blocking. His footwork to second is good, he has a clean exchange, and gets ride of the ball quick. Amari works hard behind the dish and shows good leadership skills. From the right side of the plate, Amari loads his hands back into the drive position, attacks the inside part of the ball, and has a good bat path to the ball. His hips and hands works well and he keeps his head down at contact. From the left side, Amari starts in an open stance, he has a simple load, and gets his front foot down on time. He's a line drive hitter and creates backside rotation. Amari bring a ton of energy to the park each day and is a hard worker. He has tremendous upside and we hope to see his progress in the future.
05/19/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Redlands, CA
Amari is an athletic, 2-way player who continues to show improvements in his game. He lowered pop times at his most recent workout to 2.88 seconds. Behind the plate, Amari has active feet, presentable hands, and he moves with agility to the ball. He sits in low and athletically, and has a quick/clean exchange with consistency and momentum to 2nd base. In the INF, Amari has athletic actions, he fields in rhythm, and reads hops well. He shows a presentable glove, a clean exchange, and a short/loose arm to his target. At the plate, Amari has a square set-up, a short stride, and loose hands from the right side. He gets his top hand through and hits line drives. From the left, Amari loads well, shows some bat speed, and he uses his lower body.
03/17/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Monterey Park (Los Angeles), CA
Amari worked out both in the INF and behind the plate during his last workout with The Factory. At SS, Amari is light on his feet, he has soft hands, and he fields in a low/square position. He moves well to the glove side, gets good glove extension to the ball, and he throws with momentum and accuracy to his target. Behind the plate, Amari has a presentable glove, he sits in low, and he lets the ball travel. He blocks softly, his exchange is clean, and Amari throws with a short arm action to 2nd base. Offensively, Amari can switch hit and is equally as good from both sides. From the right, Amari has good balance, an aggressive swing, and he has a direct swing path. From the left side, Amari has a compact swing, a middle of the field approach, and he gets his lower body through.
02/10/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Whittier (Los Angeles), CA
Amari worked out at 3 positions during his last workout with The Factory. In the OF, Amari has active feet, agile movements, and he takes good angles to the ball. He fields in rhythm, fields athletically, and has a short arm action with momentum to his target. Behind the plate, Amari has agile movements, he sits in well, and he blocks and receives well. He is quick to his feet and has an accurate arm to 2nd base. At SS, Amari fields in rhythm through fluid/active feet. He has a soft glove, a quick exchange, and a consistent arm across the diamond. Offensively, Amari is equally as good from both sides of the plate. From the right, he has a still head, good separation, and a middle of the field approach. From the left side, Amari hits from a good base, he has a direct swing path, and he makes level contact.
11/11/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Wildomar (Los Angeles), CA
Amari is a young, 2-way player with good skills. Behind the plate, Amari has quick footwork, agile movements, and he sits in low. He blocks and receives very well for his age, his exchange is quick, and he throws with accuracy from a loose arm action to his target. At SS, Amari has good actions, he fields low and athletically, and plays through well; delivering the ball with consistency to his target. At the plate, Amari can switch hit and is equally as good from both sides of the plate. From the right, Amari has a simple set-up, good hands, and he works the middle of the field. From the left, Amari has an athletic set-up, good balance, and he makes consistent/solid contact; using his lower body. Amari can continue to improve with work on the following.
1. Long toss
2. Arm action
2. Let ball travel