05/03/2015 - National Tryout - Lakewood (Denver), CO
Colton is a R/R who continues to work hard on his game. At 1B, he hustles and works hard to get in front of the GB. He is sure handed and shows the ability to pick it. Developing his footwork/agility will help to increase his lateral range. In the OF, he tracks down fly-balls to his right and left. He has a clean exchange and works in-line toward his target. Gaining more ground (crow-hop) and increasing his arm strength will help to improve his abilities in the OF. With the bat, this RHH shows a closed setup with good balance. He hits the ball where it's pitched and has the ability to drive it the other way. More rhythm and more lower 1/2 drive will help to improve his abilities at the plate. Only a 2018 grad - Colton still has a ton of time to develop his skills.
06/27/2013 - California Select Training & Competition (Ages 12-14)
Colton is a very coachable 1B/OF with a thin/average build. At first base Colton squares well to his target and fields the ball in the center of his body. He makes a clean exchange to throw and his throws are accurate. Colton will improve with working on his footwork, staying on the balls of his feet and fielding lower and out in front of his body. In the outfield Colton catches the ball on his throwing hand side and does a good job going back on the ball. His throws are accurate from a high 3/4 arm slot. Colton's outfield skills will improve with continued work on getting behind the ball, being more aggressive to the ball and getting a stronger crow-hop. At the plate Colton shows a disciplined approach with good strike-zone knowledge. He lets the ball travel and sprays the ball to all fields. Growth at the plate will come from a more athletic stance and being more consistent with his lower half. Colton's attitude and coachability will help him improve quickly with continued work on the areas mentioned above.
05/05/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Lakewood (Denver), CO
Colton is a young, 2-way player with a thin frame. At 1st base, Colton has good awareness around the bag and his hands are playable. He has a good exchange, squares his body well to throw, and delivers the ball with a loose arm to his target. In the OF, Colton has soft hands, he catches fly balls, and his arm is loose. Offensively, Colton has a square set-up, a level swing, and he makes okay contact. Colton will need to work on the following in order to improve.
1. Soften glove
2. Field lower out front
3. Long toss
1. Quicken feet
2. Improve range
3. Throwing accuracy
1. Bat speed
2. Load / Stride
3. Rhythm / Timing