10/16/2019 - Arizona Freshman Fall Classic
Blaze continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the OF, he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are active as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. At 1B, he shows active footwork and presents his glove out front to field. Blaze can improve as a 1B by improving his footwork around the bag and increasing foot / quickness. Glove action is soft / sure and presents well out front. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a crouched setup. Hands are loose and works through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a solid line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. At the event, he as 3 for 8. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great personality, is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
08/11/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Springfield, OR
Blaze showed solid overall improvements offensively and defensively, and raised arm velocity to 66 MPH during his last workout with The Factory. At the plate, Blaze has a tall stance, good balance, and a rhythmic swing. He has good bat speed, a line drive approach, and he can hit to all fields. In the OF, Blaze has active feet, a presentable glove, and he gets good reads off the bat. He has athletic actions, fields squarely, and gains momentum when throwing toward his target. At 1st base, Blaze has good pre-pitch actions, a soft glove, and he shows good range with an accurate arm to his target. Blaze is a good athlete with a high ceiling.
12/27/2018 - 2018 Inaugural West Coast Winter Classic - La Verne, CA
Blaze is a coachable 1B/OF prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the West Coast Winter Classic. In the field, Blaze makes the routine plays and fields with soft hands. He throws from a low 3/4 angle and works to keep his throws accurate to his target. Getting into a more athletic fielding position can help Blaze improve defensively. At the plate, this LHH sets up in an open stance and takes a square stride. He gets into a simple load on time and shows plus barrel control, spraying the ball to all fields. Blaze can improve as a hitter by driving his lower half more. With four more years to develop, Blaze has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
10/07/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Spokane, WA
Blaze is a young, 2-way player who plays OF and 1st base. In the OF, Blaze reads the ball off the bat well, he has a quick 1st step, and shows athletic actions. He has firm hands, a clean exchange, and throws with a loose arm with consistency to his target. At 1B, Blaze has active feet, he fields in a low position, and has a clean release with momentum toward his target. Offensively, Blaze has a tall set-up, he loads well, and stands in with good balance. He has fast bat speed, makes square/level contact, and uses some lower body. Blaze can improve already solid skills with work on the following.
2. Arm strength
3. Quicken feet
1. Fielding position
1. Avoid lunging
2. Lower body