07/07/2019 - Baseball Factory Cleveland All Star Experience (Ages 12-14)
Christian is a coachable 2B/RHP prospect who worked hard on his skills at the Cleveland All Star Experience. In the field, Christian shows takes a good first step and shows active footwork. He gets into an athletic position and fields the ball out in front of his body. He makes a clean exchange and gets rid of the ball quickly, keeping his throws accurate to his target. Christian can improve defensively by long tossing to build up his arm strength. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a square stride. He gets into a simple load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a level swing and produces loud contact and line drives. Continuing to add strength can help Christian improve as a hitter. On the mound, Christian gathers over the rubber and keeps his eyes on target. He shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 54mph. Breaking ball sits from 40-43mph with 9-3 break. Changeup sits from 45-48mph. Christian can improve as a pitcher by lengthening his arm action. With five more years to develop, Christian has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
04/28/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Fairfield (Sacramento), CA
Christian continues to show steady improvements in his all around game. He is an athletic, 2-way player at 2B and on the mound. Radar velocity improved to 59 MPH, hitting grades to 30's, and his defense at 2nd got better. Defensively, Christian has active feet, agile movements, and firm hands. He has good range, a clean backhand, and he throws with accuracy and direction to his target. On the mound, Christian has good balance, he separates on time, and has a clean arm circle. He finishes in a compete position toward home and competes in the zone. Offensively, Christian has a tall stance, good balance, and he works the ball well to the opposite field. He swings on plane and gets solid extension through the ball. Abilities can continue to improve with work on the following.
1. Pre-pitch actions
3. Arm action
3. Arm extension
1. Lower body
3. Barrel accuracy
01/12/2018 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Christian is a hardworking player who is very coachable and has a great attitude. At 2B, he displays smooth / clean actions. Hands are clean and present well out front. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls but will benefit by playing through with his body. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a squared setup and an aggressive approach. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 42-45 mph. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
12/03/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Sacramento, CA
Christian is a 2B/RHP who will graduate in 2024. Defensively at 2B, he hustles quickly into an athletic fielding position on GB's. He funnels the GB with soft hands and has a clean exchange to throw. On the mound, this RHP delivers a 3-pitch mix from a 3/4 arm slot. He delivers with loose arm action and works in line towards home plate. As a hitter, Christian shows an athletic setup with fluid rhythm to load. He swings on a direct path through the zone and consistently sprays pitches to all parts of the field. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Lateral quickness
2. Field out in front
3. Arm strength (long toss)
2. Use more lower 1/2
1. Improve bat speed
2. Extend more through contact
3. Develop more strength