01/17/2020 - 2020 Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament
Aukai is an athletic C prospect who showed well at the Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament. Behind the plate, Aukai sits in an athletic stance and presents a good target to the pitcher. He gains ground well and gets rid of the ball quickly, creating life on his throws. He is efficient moving to block and covers up well. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a controlled stride. He is fluid getting into a simple load and hits against a strong front side. He takes a compact swing with good hip/hand coordination, leading to consistent contact and gap to gap pop. Overall, Aukia is a talented prospect who will be one to follow as he progresses.
01/20/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Kapolei (Honolulu), HI
Aukai is a strong, athletic, 2-way player who catches and pitches. Behind the plate, Aukai has a good set-up, soft hands, and fluid footwork. He has strong wrists, a clean exchange, and throws with a loose arm action with consistency to his target. On the mound, Aukai works in good rhythm, he has a loose arm action, and he is around the plate with all of his pitches. Offensively Aukai has a tall set-up, a rhythmic swing, and he gets some extension through the ball. He makes consistent contact, hits hard to the pull side, and gets his lower body through. Aukai can improve with work on the following.
1. Looser hips
2. Block quicker
3. Quicken feet
1. Let ball travel