08/09/2010 - College PREP - Trenton, NJ
Daniel showed well at Team One Northeast and continues to improve defensively. He is a lean, athletic Catcher with good instincts, an athletic set-up, and a good glove. He is a hustle type player, with quick actions and a good release. Daniel gains ground well, and throws accurately with carry to his target. Offensively, Daniel has strong hands, good bat speed, and he can work the ball to all fields. He centers the ball well on the barrel and makes good use of his lower 1/2. If Daniel can loosen his grip on the bat, keep his hands high, and let the ball travel deeper into the zone, offensive numbers can further improve.
01/15/2010 - Under Armour Preseason All-America - 2010
Daniel showed similar skills at the UA Preseason All-American as he did back in 6/09. He is a talented, young catcher with quick feet. He is quiet behind the dish and tracks the ball well. When blocking, he centers the ball and recovers well. Better leg drive and quicker lateral movements will help this already young, athlete become even better. At the plate, Daniel has good balance and bat speed. He is a aggressive hitter, his stride is on time, and his swing is level. More lower 1/2, a closed front side, and more direct hands to the baseball will all help his hitting grades further improve.
06/19/2009 - USA Baseball 16U Championships (AZ) - 2009
Daniel is a young catcher with a tall, athletic looking body that shows projection as he continues to physically mature and fill out. Foot speed is well above average as indicated by his 6.95 60 time. He utilizes his quick feet well in his set up and throwing process. Pop times are well above average as indicated by his low pop time of 1.97. He shows a quick transfer as his feet work well in a direct line. He threw a runner out in a game with a 2.06 pop time as his throws are consistent with a lot of accuracy. Receiving skills are above average through a solid stance that allows his hands to work well around the baseball. Blocking skills are near above average. He has room to improve these skills. Arm strength is above average and he would benefit by getting on a strict long toss program to aid in further developing more arm strength, lowering pop times. At the plate, Freshley has near above average abilities with solid average power. Hands are quick and direct, generating bat speed. He shows a feel for the barrel to the pull side. Swing path gets long through a rotational type swing. He was 3 for 13 at the plate with a 2B. Daniel is very coachable, willing to make adjustments with a desire to be the best player he can be. With 2 years to further development, Freshley has potential and will catch the eyes of the college coaches as he improves.