11/17/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Marlborough (Boston), MA
Damian is a 3B/RHP prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. At 3B, Damian shows efficient footwork and is agile moving to the ball. He gets into an athletic position and fields with soft hands. He makes a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them accurate and on-line to his target. Keeping his glove low on backhand plays can help Damian improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance with center balance. He leads well with his lower half and drives the ball to his pull side. Damian can improve as a hitter by working a smoother load into his swing. On the mound, Damian gathers over the rubber and works with a loose arm, finishing with a controlled landing. He shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 59mph with arm side run. Changeup sits from 48-52mph with arm side run. Striding square towards the plate can help Damian improve as a pitcher. With six more years to develop, Damian has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
11/08/2019 - Baseball Factory's Fall Classic Tournament at Pirate City (Ages 12-14)
Damian continues to show steady progress in his baseball abilities as he has a good week at the Fall Classic. At 3B, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up, presenting hands as he makes the plays. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, he shows an open setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 60-62 mph with tailing action. Getting on a long toss program to develop more arm strength will aid in improving abilities on the mound. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
10/13/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Springfield, MA
Damian showed solid defensive and offensive upgrades during his last workout with The Factory. He is a lean, athletic, 2-way player who plays 3B and RHP. Defensively, Damian has active feet, he covers ground, and fields squarely. He works toward his target, makes plays consistently, and throws with a quick/accurate arm across the diamond. On the mound, Damian stands with good balance over the rubber and he has a quick arm action. He separates his hands on time, he has a controlled landing toward the plate, and he keeps his eyes on target. Offensively, Damian has an athletic stance, good balance, and fast bat speed. He swings on plane, hits line drives, and hits with strength to the pull side.
07/19/2019 - Cape Cod Select Training & Competition (Ages 12-14)
Damian is a lean 3B/RHP that was a hard worker in the Cape. At 3B, Damian shows quick feet with agile range to the glove and back hand side. He fields the ball square with firm hands. His throws across the diamond are strong with life and a quick arm action. At the plate Damian sets up tall with low and loose hands. He is aggressive in the zone, rotating against a firm front side with a short and fast swing. His contact is consistent, and power shows more to the pull side. On the mound, Damian has a 2-pitch mix with a FB/CH. He sets up in the stretch only and separates on time. His stride is in-line with proper stride length and an athletic finish. Damian has several years to develop and will continue to grow.
07/07/2019 - Accelerated Interactive Video Program - Lowell (Boston), MA
Damian is a 3B/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2023. In the field, Damian shows active footwork and covers ground well. He gets into a square position and fields the ball out in front of his body. He makes a clean exchange and keeps his throws accurate and on-line to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a square stride. He gets back into his load and makes solid contact. On the mound, Damian gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He stays inline towards the plate and finishes with a controlled landing. Damian shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 61mph. Changeup sits from 48-51mph as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Get rid of ball quicker
2. Follow throws
1. Smoother load
2. Lower half drive
3. Level swing path
1. Looser arm action
2. Extend through release
3. Long toss