01/18/2019 - Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City
Christian continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a well above average runner at 7.12. At 2B, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows an open setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. Power will continue to increase as he utilizes his lower half on time. At the event, he was 2 for 4 with a 2B. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
12/02/2018 - College PREP - Lynwood (Chicago), IL
Christian is a lean 2B/OF who will graduate in 2020. At 2B, he displays clean actions. Feet are aggressive as he takes proper angles and attacks balls but needs to play through more with his body. Glove action is soft but needs to present earlier and more out front. In the OF, feet are aggressive as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls but will benefit by playing through more with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. 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. Hitting grade will improve as he works to get his stride foot down sooner to work on time. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. With 2 years to further develop, Christian has abilities with time and room to progress his game.