07/30/2020 - Summer Pro Training Experience - MD (HS)
Champion continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the MIF, he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are active as he works around balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach.
12/27/2019 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic (Ages 12-14)
Champion is a hardworking SS with good baseball IQ. At SS, Champion shows relaxed movements showing agile footwork to the ball getting into a low and athletic fielding position. He presents a good glove making clean exchanges to throw. He has a clean arm action and delivers the ball with accuracy across the diamond. A long toss program and getting stronger can help improve Champions arm strength. At the plate, Champion sets up in a square stance with loose hands taking a short stride getting his foot down on time. He gets his barrel on plane making consistent contact with a good line drive approach. Champion shows good foundations and will continue to improve as he grows and develops his game.
09/01/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Bel Air (Baltimore), MD
Champion is an athletic, SS who will graduate in 2024. Defensively, Champion has a good first step to the ball, solid range, and he fields squarely. He has good actions, makes plays consistently, and throws with a quick/clean arm with accuracy across the diamond. Offensively, Champion has a square/athletic set-up, a short/square stride, and good balance. He swings in good rhythm, on plane, and uses some lower body. Champion can improve overall skills with work on the following.
1. Fielding position
3. Arm strength
1. Lower body
2. Barrel accuracy
3. Bat speed