02/20/2017 - National Tryout Plus - Beverly Hills (Detroit), MI
Carlos continues to show a promising future on the diamond. He improved his hitting abilities at the event, now showing well above average. Hands are quick (83 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields and has strength in his swing, displaying gap to gap pop. In the OF, he displays smooth / athletic actions. He utilizes his feet well in tracking down balls through proper routes / angles and utilizes two hands well through the fielding process. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 77-80 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with tight spin and late break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
01/13/2017 - Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Carlos is a well-built RHP/OF prospect who has a well-rounded skill set and graduates in 2018. On the mound, Carlos has a balanced, on-time delivery throwing with a clean arm action from a 3/4 slot. He extends through his release and stays square to home plate as he rotates with his core. Carlos attacks the zone and is a competitor. He features a fastball with good movement. Carlos is developing his curveball and changeup. In the field, Carlos plays with active footwork and covers good ground taking the correct angles. He fields the ball athletically with a firm glove. Carlos has long arm action throwing from an over the top slot. He plays with momentum through his release showing good strength behind his throws. Offensively, Carlos has a square, athletic setup with a centered balance. He takes a load with a short stride. Carlos stays inside the baseball and delivers the barrel with authority. He has above average raw power. Overall, Carlos is a versatile prospect who can impact the game on both sides of the ball.
09/04/2016 - College PREP - Livonia, MI
Carlos continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. He showed for the first time in the OF at the event. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a well above average runner at 7.15. In the OF, he shows smooth / athletic actions. He utilizes his quick feet in covering a lot of ground, displaying range. He reads balls well off the bat and works to get behind balls, playing through well with momentum to his target. Hands / feet work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy on his throws.
09/20/2015 - College PREP - Detroit, MI
This 6'1"/175 2-way player continues to work hard on his game. On the mound, this righty has strong glove-side lead as he drives off the rubber in-line toward the dish. FB shows slight run as he fills up the zone with strikes. Changeup is best off-speed pitch throwing it with FB arm speed -as it will get in on the RHH's. At 3B - Tony creates good angles when working around the GB smoothly. He has a clean exchange and fires accurate throws across the diamond. Offensively, Tumpkin shows fluid rhythm to load as he waits for his pitch. Swing is level as he works to engage his lower 1/2. He hits the ball where it's pitched and sprays it to all parts of the field. More extension through contact will help to increase power at the plate. Tony has a ton of upside with still time to develop his skills.
12/27/2014 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 2
Tumpkin continues to show as a RHP/3B at the event with steady play in his baseball abilities. In the IF, hands / feet work well together through the fielding process as he squares balls up and present hands out front. Defensive grade will continue to improve as he increases foot quickness. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will improve as he works to use his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 67-71 with an 11/5 shape breaking ball. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great attitude and works hard to be the best player he can be.
11/06/2014 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City
Tony continues to work hard at his game showing as a RHP/3B at the event. In the IF, hands / feet working well together through the fielding process as he presents glove well out front. He needs to attacks balls, play through, and continue to increase foot quickness to improve grade. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a balanced setup and tracks the ball well. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will improve as he utilizes his lower half more aggressively through the swing. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 64- 70 mph. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a slight feel for with tailing action. Stock on mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength, develop better off speed stuff, and works to throw more strikes. Mental makeup is a plus as he plays with a lot of energy and is very coachable, working hard to be the best player he can be.
09/21/2014 - National Tryout - Detroit, MI
Tony is showing tremendous improvement in his baseball abilities with the majority of his numbers improving. Defensively, at 3B where he is projected, he has soft, sure hands and gives accurate throws to his target. Loosening up his actions at the hot corner and keeping a short arm action will improve his abilities. On the mound, this RHP has solid stuff. He has good balance with a smooth stride to a soft landing. Developing a more direct plane to the plate will give him a more consistent, repeatable delivery. At the plate, he drives the ball up the middle with his aggressive approach. Loosening up his actions at the plate and developing more strength will give Tony a more consistent, powerful swing.
12/27/2013 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic
Tony is a primary 3B that also pitches. Defensively he has quick feet, firm hands, and fields out front of his body. He works around the ball and has good body control. His exchange is quick and he makes accurate throws across the diamond. On the mound Tony gets to a good balance point, has a fluid arm action, and good tempo. His 3/4 arm slot allows his fastball to have late run in the zone and he consistently works down in the zone. With more leg drive, Tony could add more velocity and become a solid pitcher with more arm strength. At the plate he has a good load, strong balance, and good rhythm. His hands are quick and he delivers the barrel with good accuracy. He has an advanced approach at the plate and could be a potential power threat as he gets older.
12/01/2013 - National Tryout - McCook (Chicago), IL
Tony continues to show improvements in his game both on the mound and at 3B. On the mound, Tony has good balance, a fluid arm action, and proper separation. He has good mechanics, extends well through the ball, and he finishes well. At 3B, Tony keeps his eyes to the ball, keeps it in front of his body, and has good accuracy across the diamond. At the plate, Tony has quick hands, a square set-up, and he can hit to all fields.
11/14/2013 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City
Tony is a good young, two-way player with good size who continues to develop positively as a RHP and 3B. Defensively, he flows through the ball with decent throwing action and has the potential to develop a live arm. Tony will become an improved infielder as he hones his fielding positioning and mechanics. On the mound, he has a balanced delivery, keeps his eyes down on his target and can locate his fastball. Tony continues to improve, as an RHP by opening is stride slightly to neutral and keeping his glove side straight toward the plate. Offensively, he has a controlled, athletic setup, loads well and makes hard, strong contact. He continues to develop consistency as a hitter and continues to get better with driving the ball to the opposite field,. Coaches enjoy his ability to rise to the challenge, his on field presence, and his team first attitude.
07/07/2013 - Cape Cod Select Training & Competition (Ages 12-14)
While at the Cape Cod event Tony played corner infield and pitched. On the mound he displayed a controlled delivery and he threw strikes but he needs to more consistent with finish and work downhill to target. As a fielder Tony needs to improve lateral quickness/agility and long toss to strengthen his arm. At the plate is where Tony really showed his best potential. He can improve by having an overall smoother approach and extending through the ball.