07/27/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 14-18) Dakota is a towering two-way prospect who plays the game hard and uses his long levers to generate velocity on the mound and bat speed at the plate. He has improved his defense in the outfield significantly and projects the ability to play either corner with the ability to man centerfield as well. His active feet and good reads off the bat lead to a quick first step and extended range in the outfield. He works behind the ball and plays through with momentum to his target and makes strong, accurate throws to cut down base runners. At the dish, he tracks the ball well and has good strike zone discipline to work the count for his pitch and attack it with a strong swing. He uses all fields with a short, direct path to the ball that covers the whole plate and has fast bat speed to hit the ball hard and for extra bases. On the bump, he features a FB/CB mix, working ahead in the count with the fastball up to 78mph and putting hitters away with the 11-5 breaking curve. He repeats his delivery well and has feel for pitching and sequencing to keep hitters off balance and get them out. Loosening up his arm stroke will lead to more whip and velocity moving forward. Dakota is a talented player who we expect to have a successful senior campaign.