09/13/2020 - National Evaluation and Tryout - Greenville, SC
Ayden continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.14 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, hitting / power potential have improved through a tall setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 72 mph. Fastball shows slight arm side run. Breakng ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. Slight is slightly harder with tight spin. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
08/02/2018 - Baseball Factory Pro Select Training at Historic Dodgertown (Ages 12-14)
Ayden is a two-way prospect who plays hard and is always looking for ways to get better. He shows strength and raw power at the plate to drive the ball into the gaps and flash power potential. Hands stay inside the ball on a level path through the zone. Lower half generate bat speed and pop to drive the ball to all fields. Feet are quick to slide and block behind the plate and keep balls in front. Hands are firm to receive, sticking pitches in the zone for strikes. He works with high intent to throw hard on the mound and work downhill to the bottom if the zone. Fastball reaches 59mph with late run and the changeup shows sink. Getting to a consistent release point will help with deception. Ayden is a talented player with lots of potential.
03/18/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Greenville, SC
Ayden is a young, 2-way player who pitches and catches. On the mound, Ayden has good balance, a clean arm action, and he works in good tempo. He separates on-time, has good direction toward home, and he competes in the zone with his pitches. Behind the plate, Ayden has efficient footwork, he sticks the ball well, and he uses his body to block. He has a clean exchange and a long accurate arm to his target. Offensively, Ayden has a crouched set-up, good balance, and a short swing. He stays inside the ball well, and hits gap to gap. Ayden can improve skills with work on the following.
3. Long toss
1. Play through ball
2. Avoid stabbing
3. Quicken actions
2. Barrel accuracy
3. Bat speed