07/17/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 12-14)
Damian continues to show a promising future on the diamond. At SS, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up, displaying sure hands as he makes the plays. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and works inside the ball, flashing gap-to-gap pop. At the event, he was 2 for 4 with 3 BB as he shows good plate discipline. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
06/26/2018 - Interactive Video Program - New Britain, CT
Damian showed improvements in all areas of his game during his last workout with the Factory. At SS, Damian has quick feet, an aggressive approach, and soft hands. He has agile movements, fields squarely, and throws with accuracy and carry to his target. In the OF, Damian has easy/fluid actions, soft hands, and a strong arm with accuracy to his target. At the plate, Damian hits from a strong base, he has a tall set-up, and he swings in good rhythm. He has fast bat speed, he makes square contact, and works the ball gap to gap.
07/23/2017 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 12-14)
Damian continues to show a promising future on the diamond. In the OF, he displays smooth actions. Feet are aggressive as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He reads balls well off the bat and works to get behind balls, playing through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are loose and work through an uphill swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will continue to improve as he works to utilize his lower half more aggressively.
06/20/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Bridgeport, CT
Damian is an athletic, SS/OF who will graduate in 2022. Defensively at SS, he shows athletic actions as he works around the GB. He comes up with a clean exchange and makes accurate throws to his target. In the OF, he has active footwork and takes aggressive routes to the baseball. He fields GB's with soft hands and has a clean transfer to throw. At the plate, Damian gets back into a quiet load. He swings on a short/level path through the zone as he drives pitches on a line. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Develop soft hands
2. Lateral quickness
3. Quicker exchange to throw
1. Get behind the fly ball
2. Play through more
3. Arm strength (long toss)
1. Develop rhythm
2. Improve bat speed/hands
3. Lower 1/2 drive