08/05/2013 - College PREP - Bear (Wilmington), DE
Brian is a (6'0/180 lbs) left handed hitting 3B. At the plate, Brian has a square, athletic setup with a short stride toward the pitcher giving him a balanced hitting position from start to finish. He utilizes his lower half which allows him to have decent bat speed. Brian demonstrated the ability to hit line-drives and should continue to work on keeping his hands to the inside part of the baseball to allow a shorter swing path to hit all fields. In the infield, Brian displayed the ability to work from the right and through the baseball with good active footwork. He fielded the ball clean with sure hands and should continue to work on speeding up his exchange into his throw. Brian has an accurate arm hitting his target consistently. Brian should have success in the game.
09/29/2012 - Infield Accelerated Training Weekend (Commuter) (Ages 14-18)
Brian is a big tall third basemen, that performed well for us during the weekend. He displays very good fielding position, allowing the back to stay flat with the rear and shoulders down. Also he does an excellent job displaying the glove out in front, allowing him to play the baseball and not the baseball playing him. Brian also did a great job of making adjustments all weekend, allowing him to become a very good defensive player with hard work. Brian needs to focus on his arm strength, this can be improved with a good long toss program in the off season. Also he can work on his glove to hand exchange on ground balls, if he can improve this it will give his arm time to naturally get stronger.
09/15/2012 - Hitting Accelerated Training Weekend (Commuter) (Ages 14-18)
Brian has a nice smooth left handed swing, with consistency. He does a good job of using his whole body to swing the bat, and he understands the concept of hips first hands second. He does a great job of extending thru the swing and taking the top hand thru the baseball. He displays good pull power and good contact, when the barrel is consistent; he does tend get anxious and reach for the baseball when this happens his barrel does tend to get inconsistent. Also Brian tends to get out on his front foot at times as well, which also leads to the barrel inconsistency, but he does this because he is not being patient and letting the ball travel. The biggest thing that Brian needs to work on is being patient, when he is patient and stays behind the baseball he displays good gap to gap power, but when he reaches he tends to roll over a lot of pitches.