01/17/2014 - Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament
Chaz showed well offensively and defensively during his time at the All-American. At the plate, Chaz has very good balance, good bat speed, and a direct barrel to the ball. He swings in good rhythm, has good barrel accuracy, and he can hit with power to all fields. Behind the plate, Chaz sits in well, he has soft hands, and he takes good angles to block the baseball. He has good footwork, his exchange is clean, and he throws with accuracy and carry to 2nd base.
08/05/2013 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2
Chaz continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest to date at 2.04. He utilizes his feet well in working in line through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with life, accuracy, and on line carry on his throws. Pop times showed a range of 2.04-2.10. Receiving skills are outstanding but needs polish and further development in his blocking skills but has potential. At the plate, he shows a balanced setup with rhythm and strength in his swing. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. Barrel accuracy is a plus with baseball exploding off the bat when centered and has improved power numbers. At the event, he was 4 for 10. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable.
03/03/2013 - College PREP - Greensboro, NC
Chaz is a talented catcher who has a tall and solid build and a lot of upside. Defensively, this backstop tracks the ball into his mitt with a quiet setup and soft/simple actions. Blocking, he works around balls in the dirt, centering them and deadening them off his chest. He has a quick and clean exchange on his throws and works in-line toward 2nd with pop times as low as 2.16. Offensively, Shields shows a tall and open stance and good balance. His barrel gets to the zone quickly helping to create pop. He has the ability use the whole field, hitting line-drives. Getting better rhythm will help him to get into a loaded position and help increase already strong power numbers. This catcher has a solid skill set and is one to watch over the next year.