07/10/2015 - 2015 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's National East
Chase had a solid showing at the event in the OF with the makings of a special type player at the next level as he continues to improve his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a tremendous runner at 6.75. In the OF, defensive grades have improved as well, displaying smooth / fluid actions. He displays proper routes / angles in tracking down balls and works to get behind in playing through with momentum to his target. Reads off the bat are a plus as he takes proper first steps and covers a lot of ground, displaying range. Arm strength is at near a pro level as indicated by his top velocity of 89 mph at the arm strength station with throws displaying life, accuracy, and on line carry. At the plate is he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick, generating plus bat speed through a direct / level swing path. He has strength in his swing and works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. The baseball explodes off the bat when centered. At the event, he as 1 for 4 and made several hard outs.
01/16/2015 - Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Chase is a gifted athlete who put his skills on display in Arizona. With the bat, this strong righty has a solid base with rhythm to load. Hands are quick as he has bat whip to and through the zone. He barrels up the ball consistently and gets out of the box with a hard 90 down the line. In the OF, Chase has quick twitch actions and tracks down balls with speed (6.91). Chase has a projectable build with a ton of upside. This OF has a bright future ahead of him in the game.
03/16/2014 - National Tryout - Bowie, MD
Chase showed once again as a plus defensive outfielder with an ability to hit. Defensively, he worked behind the through balls with excellent footwork and body control. He fielded with soft/sure hands and got rid of the ball with easy arm action and carry to the target. Offensively, he showed increased hit ability from his previous outing, barreling up balls with plus bat speed and barrel accuracy. He was coordinated with his hands and hips and flashed some pop. Keeping his head centered with his body and staying extended through contact will help him increase his consistency even more. All in all - Chase is a very strong prospect that runs well, fields his position, can hit & hit with pop.
12/27/2013 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City
Ragsdale only showed in the OF at the event but has really improved his baseball abilities. At the plate is where Chase has improved the most, now showing solid average hitting and power numbers through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a short / level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields and shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat when centered. At the plate, he has an outstanding tournament, going 4 for 6 with a 2B and 2 BB as he displays a solid eye. In the OF, foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a well above average runner at 7.00. He utilizes his quick / athletic feet well in tracking down balls through proper routes / angles as he works to get behind balls and plays through well with momentum to his target. Mental makeup is a plus as he is an outstanding young man that is very coachable and plays the game hard. He is a hustler!
07/22/2013 - College PREP - Riverdale (Washington DC), MD
Chase is a smooth fielding OF who has a strong arm. Defensively, his speed (7.19 60 yard dash) aids in catching balls hit into the gaps. He is aggressive and plays through toward his target, making strong throws that show life/carry. At the plate, this right-handed swinger is shows a square approach and good load. He is a line-drive type hitter and has the ability to spray it to all fields. Increase power will come with more backside lower 1/2 drive. Chase has a bright future in the game thanks to his solid all-around skill set.