01/17/2020 - Baseball Factory's Spring Training at Pirate City (Ages 12-14)
Brooks showed hitting improvements and raised his exit velocity to 62 MPH during his time in Pirate City. At 1B, Brooks makes plays through playable hands and feet. He picks out the right hops, shows a clean exchange, and throws with accuracy to his target. On the mound, Brooks has good size, a FB that touches 50 MPH, and his CB shows 12-6 shape. He holds runners on base well, and competes in the zone. Offensively, Brooks stands in the box comfortably, he has an activated load, and swings in good rhythm. He hits from a firm front side, and rotates his core through the baseball. Brooks also showed good hustle and hard work during is time at Spring Training.
08/18/2019 - Interactive Video Program - St. Augustine, FL
Brooks is a solid, 2-way player who plays 1B and RHP. Defensively, Brooks has good footwork around the bag, he moves well, and makes the routine plays. He keeps the ball in front of his body and throws with an accurate arm to his target. On the mound, Brooks has good balance over the rubber and a clean arm circle. He separates his hands on time, lands in a square direction toward home, and he finishes in a complete position. At the plate, Brooks has a square stance, good balance, and he swings on plane. He makes solid contact and works the ball gap to gap. Brooks can improve overall skills with work on the following.
1. Pre-pitch actions
2. Fielding position
1. More lower body
2. Arm strength
3. Sharpen off-speed
3. Bat speed