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Andre is a 2023 MIF recruit out of IMG academy in Florida. A physically built player with strength, explosiveness, and athleticism he is an intriguing prospect. In the box he stands out with a compact swing that has present bat speed and authority at impact with hi strong frame. His feel for the barrel is solid and he drives the baseball to the pull side with mid 90 MPH exit velocities. Runs a 6.8 in the 60 with good burst and the speed plays on the bases and out of the box to create pressure on the defense. On the infield he has rhythm in his feet and fluid actions with good hands and feel for reading hops and working to get good angles and hops. His transfer is clean and quick and with solid arm strength he is a middle of the diamond defender at 2b and easily could slide to 3b and potentially even SS. Overall, Andre presents impactful tools on the offensive side and defensive side of the game and has performed at a high level.
12/18/2022 - National Showcase - Bronx, NY
Andre'A showed solid defensive skills and raised arm strength during his last workout in The Bronx. He is an athletic 2nd baseman with active feet, a presentable glove, and good overall actions. He fields athletically, works toward his target well, and his exchange is clean; throwing with accuracy and a quick release to his target. At the plate, Andre'A hits from a solid base, he has good balance, and fast bat speed. He makes square/direct contact, he can spray to all fields, and he uses his lower body well.
06/20/2022 - Omaha National World Series - Session 2 (HS)
Andre’A continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the MIF, defensive abilities are solid as he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean and presents out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate with carry (82 mph velocity) across the diamond. At the plate, he continues to shine through an open setup. Hands are quick (84 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 81 mph. Fastball shows good sinking action. Control is solid as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
01/02/2022 - All-In Membership - Milton, NY
Andre’A is an athletic SS/RHP who has a promising future on the diamond. At SS, defensive abilities are excellent as he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are active as he works around balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is soft / sure and presents well out front. He moves well laterally with range improving as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate with carry (82 mph velocity) across the diamond. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying excellent hitting abilities with solid power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (83 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. Power will increase as eh utilizes his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, delivery is sound / repeatable as he shows good tempo through a strong balance point, allowing his arm action to work quick and free to the plate. Fastball shows a range of 73-75 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run / sink. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Andre’A has a lot of potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.