01/20/2014 - College PREP - Phoenix, AZ
Damien continues to show as a LHP and has improved his abilities. Arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date, topping out at 76 mph. Fastball showed a range of 74-76 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball has improved and shows as a quality pitch, displaying 1/7 shape with late break. He maintains arm speed on his split finger but resembles his breaking ball with side spin. Delivery is repeatable and shows plus control as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength and develops another off speed pitch.
01/28/2012 - Interactive Video Program - San Diego, CA
Damian is a young, athletic LHP with good stuff for his ag. On the mound, Damian has a long arm action, a controlled balance point and he get good extension on his pitches. He has on-time separation good direction toward home and he lands in a square position. Damian has a FB that touches 70 mph, and he is around the plate with his pitches. Offensively, Damian has an athletic set-up, a proper load, and a short stride. He has good balance, fast bat speed, and he makes hard / consistent contact. Damian swings in good rhythm, and he gets his lower 1/2 through. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Pick up target sooner
2. Glove tuck
3. Long toss
1. Level off swing
2. Keep hands high