01/12/2018 - 2018 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Cullen continues to show well on the diamond and did so again at the Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament. At the plate, this strong righty maintains centered balance with a solid base. Quick hands fire the barrel through a level path as he likes the pitch on the inner 1/2, pulling it with some pop. Behind the plate, he sits in well with flexion and tracks pitches into a soft mitt. He moves well laterally to center up pitches in the dirt off of his chest. Transfer / exchange is quick as he puts throws accurately on the 2B bag. Cullen is a well-rounded catcher who should find success in this his junior season.
01/21/2017 - College PREP - Omaha, NE
Cullen continues to show as a prospect on the diamond and continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. At the plate, he improved his hitting / power potential, now showing well above average through an open athletic setup. Hands are quick (83 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He has strength in his swing and works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields. Barrel accuracy is a plus and he utilizes his lower half well with gap-to-gap pop. Behind the plate, feet are active as he gains ground and works through a clean / transfer exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.10. Throws display accuracy and on line carry through his target. Hands are soft as he lets the ball travel and tracks well, sticking in the zone. He shows off his athletic abilities through the blocking process as he is a wall behind the dish. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well at the next level.
01/18/2016 - National Tryout Plus - Omaha, NE
Cullen continues to show a promising future on the diamond. At the plate, hitting / power abilities have really improved through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed and working through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. Behind the plate, pop times showed in the 2.15 range with accuracy on his throws. He shows off his athletic abilities through his blocking / receiving skills. With 3 years to further develop, Cullen has the makings of a special type player and is a sure player to follow.
09/06/2015 - National Tryout Plus - Kansas City, KS
Cullen continues to show a lot of improvements in his baseball abilities both as a catcher and at 2B. Behind the plate he threw his lowest pop time to date at 2.12 as he will control the running game with his feet / arm. Throws are accurate with carry as he gets rid of the baseball through a quick transfer / exchange. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well at the next level. At 2B, defensive abilities are slightly above average, displaying smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active as he works to get around balls and displays proper footwork through a controlled approach, displaying soft /sure hands. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands ae quick and shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat when centered, displaying gap to gap pop.
06/01/2014 - National Tryout - River Forest (Chicago), IL
Ainsworth continues to work hard on his game. At the plate, this RHH shows a well balanced approach with patience. Barrel delivery is level as he connects with and drives the ball up the middle of the field. Behind the plate, he tracks the ball into his mitt and sticks it. He gains ground toward his target and has a clean exchange to throw. Getting on a long toss program will help to increase arm strength. At 2B, he has smooth actions as he works hard into position behind the ground ball. He fields the ball cleanly and delivers accurate throws toward 1B. A young 2019 grad - Cullen has a lot of time to develop his skills
11/07/2013 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Cullen is a young catcher who shows above average fundamentals. Behind the plate he has a loose body with good feel for receiving and blocking. He uses his chest well and is direct when blocking. Cullen will continue to see improvement as he works on his exchange to throw and arm strength. At the plate, Cullen shows a compact swing with a good load and stride. His bat speed is quick and his lower half gets through, finishing heel over toe on his backside. Cullen can work on keeping a good angle in his bat when he loads as well on making sure his weight gets centered. With plenty of time to develop, Cullen has the potential to be a special player at the next level.