05/20/2020 - All-In Membership - Billings, MT
CJ improved his hitting and power potential at the event through an open setup. Hands are quick (82 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. On the mound, command and control is outstanding as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Breaking ball displays 2/8 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup but throws too hard, resembling fastball. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
07/31/2019 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 14-18)
CJ is a hard working 2021 2-way prospect that has a high baseball IQ. At 1B, CJ works off the bag well, he's on time with his prep step, and presents a low/early glove. He plays through the ball, creates angels on double plays, and picks the ball well. At the plate, CJ has a comfortable stance, a simple load, and he hunts the fastball early in counts. He has a compact swing, keeps the barrel inside the ball, and looks to drive the ball to all fields. On the Bump, CJ throw strikes and has confidence to pitch inside to hitters. He gathers over the rubber, stays in line with his stride, and controls the running game. He needs to ride his back leg toward the plate, separate on time, and work north to south in his delivery. CJ will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
04/07/2019 - College PREP - Billings, MT
CJ continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 1B, defensive abilities are now outstanding as he displays smooth / fluid actions. He displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Feet are active as he attacks balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is soft / sure and presents well out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. He gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy and on line zip across the diamond. At the plate, he shows a crouched setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel and stays inside the ball through a solid line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, delivery is sound / repeatable allowing his arm action to work free to the plate. Fastball showed a range of 62-68 mph with tailing action. He maintains arm speed on his changeup and shows a feel for pitch with sinking action. Control is well above average as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
12/27/2018 - Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic (Ages 14-18)
CJ is a high energy two-way player who has made impressive strides on the field. He is a smooth fielder at first who can pick throws and make tough plays. He is decisive in picking hops to make tough plays look easy. He has a quick first step and is agile to show extended range. At the dish, he shows fast bat speed and barrel control to make hard contact. He has a compact swing path and uses all fields with a balanced approach. On the bump, this southpaw is aggressive working ahead in the count and attacking hitters. His mechanics are fluid and loose to generate arm whip as he shows three effective pitches. More use of his lower half will lead to an increase his velocity. CJ is a player who looks to have a bright future in the game.