12/20/2018 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic - Session 1 (Ages 12-14)
Dalen is an athletic and talented 2023 Catching prospect that was eager to learn. Behind the dish, Dalen presents a low target and has a balanced primary stance. He works behind the ball and controls balls in the strike zone when receiving. He needs to continue to be aggressive to the ball blocking and trying to control the ball with his chest. He has a clean exchange and makes accurate throws to the bases. At the plate, Dalen starts in an open stance, loads his hands back into the drive position, and gets his front foot down on time. He makes consistent contact and drives the ball gap to gap. He needs to continue to attack the inside part of the ball and keep his head down at contact. Dalen is a hard worker and will continue to improve with experience.
10/21/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Texarkana, TX
Dalen is an atheltic, 2-way player with good skills. Behind the plate, Dalen has fluid/active feet, he sits in low and athletically, and he squares his shoulders up well to the ball. He gains ground, his exchange is quick and clean, and throws with momentum from a short arm action to 2nd base. Pop times were as low as 2.25 seconds. At 3B, Dalen has active footwork, he takes good angles, and plays through properly. He funnels well, and has a short arm action with accuracy across the diamond. Offensively, Dalen has an open stance, a short stride, and good balance. He has quick hands, swings in good rhythm, and works the ball gap to gap. Dalen can improve already solid skills with work on the following.
1. Loosen action
2. Contact points