12/11/2020 - Baseball Factory Academic All-American Tournament
Colin continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. On the mound, he works to a controlled balance point, has smooth separation and fires from a clean/loose arm action. He gets strong glove-side lead and stays directional toward the dish. Arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 81 mph. FB ranges from 78-81 mph. Breaking ball shows 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He uses his body through the blocking process, centering balls out front. Pop times showed have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.30 with accuracy / carry (89 mph velocity) to his target. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick (82 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop.
07/05/2019 - California Select Training & Competition - Session 1 (Ages 12-14)
Colin is an athletic and talented 2023 catching prospect. He showed good in game awareness and was eager to learn. Behind the dish Colin has confidence in his abilities and calls a good game. He works behind the ball and controls pitches in the strike zone when receiving. When blocking he has proper technique but needs to improve his ability to move laterally. When throwing, Colin makes accurate throws and backspin's the ball. He needs to continue to gain ground in his footwork, have a clean exchange, and quicken his release. At the plate Colin makes consistent hard contact through the middle part of the field and is aggressive on the fastball early. He attacks the inside part of the ball, keeps the barrel on plane, and has a gap to gap approach. He needs to continue to keep a quiet head and stay back on the ball. Colin brought energy to the field everyday and we hope to see his progress in the future.
04/14/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Modesto, CA
Colin is a tall, athletic, 2-way player who catches and plays SS. Behind the plate, Colin has good footwork, he sits in athletically, and sticks the ball well. He is quick to block, has a good chest angle, and his exchange is clean, with a quick/accurate arm to 2nd base. Pop times were as low as 2.4 seconds. At SS, Colin has active feet, agile movements, and he fields athletically. He attacks aggressively, flashes a solid backhand, and throws with carry across the diamond. Offensively, Colin has a square set-up, good balance, and he swings in good rhythm. He has fast bat speed, a direct barrel through the ball, and he makes hard/consistent contact. Solid overall skills can get even better with work on the following.
1. Lower set-up
2. Lateral blocking
1. Pre-pitch actions
1. Shorten stride
2. Shorten swing path
06/03/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Folsom (Sacramento), CA
Colin is a tall, lean, 2-way player who pitches and catches. On the mound, Colin has a good balance, and clean arm circle, and has good direction toward home plate. He keeps his eyes on target, has a controlled landing toward home, and his off speed show well. Behind the plate, Colin has quick feet, he sticks and frames well, and throws with a quick exchange to 2nd base. Pop times were as low as 2.82. Offensively, Colin has an athletic set-up, a square stride, and good balance. He swings in good rhythm, has a short/direct barrel, and makes hard/consistent contact through the ball. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
2. Arm extension
3. Long toss
1. Shorten swing
2. Contact points