03/27/2011 - College PREP - Providence, RI
Billy continues to impress at our tryouts. He was able to improve on his sixty time since his last showing. Defensively he was impressive as usualy showing a quick release with throws right on the bag. He is also quiet when receiving and does an outstanding job blocking the ball to both sides. At the plate, he shows good bat speed with rhythm and the ability to find the barrel to all fields. Billy is a player to watch for at the next level and should continue to impress the college coaches.
01/16/2009 - Under Armour Preseason All America - 2009
Billy is a lean athletic player. Behind the plate, Billy shows off his above average arm and hoses opposing runners. He can block balls in the dirt and as he gets quicker, he should only improve. His hands receive the ball well and he calls a great game. He has good instincts in the field. At the plate, Billy has life in his bat with tremendous bat speed. He crushes the ball and has power to all fields. He puts on an impressive display in batting practice. With his defensive ability and offensive power, he should impress a lot of coaches over the next few years. It is amazing how young he is.
12/14/2008 - National Tryout - Hightstown, NJ
Billy was the top prospect at the workout and was one of the youngest player, a 2012 graduate. He is a catcher with a tall, athletic looking frame that does show future projection as it continues to physically mature. He has a ton of athletic ability and shows as a top notch catcher, regardless of his age. Arm strength is well above average displaying life and carry on his throws. He will control the running game with his arm as indicated by his 1.89 low pop time. He gets rid of the baseball quickly through a quick transfer and exchange with hands and feet working well together. Blocking and receiving skills are well above average. Stance and set up are solid allowing him to work his glove out around the baseball, presenting a solid view to umpire. He gets his body down and around the baseball, keeping all balls in front. He shows soft, quick, and athletic actions. At the plate, Billy has outstanding abilities and power. Hands are quick and direct to the baseball, generating plus, plus bat speed. He keeps hands inside the baseball, utilizing all fields. He is strong and has strength to his swing. He shows a great feel for the barrel, as he has pop to all fields. With 3 years to further develop, Billy will be a draft type player by his senior year.