10/18/2019 - 2019 UA SoCal Classic Underclass Participant
Solid player from both sides of the game. Showed some real skills at 3B making the routine plays, and even some athletic in the hole plays. Consistent thrower of the baseball with good velo. Swung the bat very well and used all parts of the field. If he gains some size and power, can be a very good hitter at the next level.
01/13/2017 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Darian is an athletic left handed hitting SS and RHP. In his time in Arizona, he proved to be a good teammate and player, with a great work ethic and passion to get better. Defensively, he worked around the ball well and got himself into an athletic fielding position, which allowed him to adjust to whatever hop the ball took. Arm played very well for the position, as he showed the ability to make strong/accurate throws consistently, and even on the run moving towards 1st base. Overall play was very solid, but fielding with lower hips will help him to present his hands out in front more. Offensively, he sprayed line drives to all fields through an athletic and square setup. Swing was quick and compact, as he kept his weight centered throughout his swing, kept his hands inside the baseball, and used his lower 1/2 to generate power. Also a pitcher, he displayed a smooth, easy, delivery, in which he stayed balanced and worked directly in line with his catcher. He featured 2 pitches from a high 3/4 arm angle, including a fastball which he pounded the zone with, that sat in the mid to high 50's with some tailing action, and an 11-5 curveball. Overall, Darian is already a polished young player, who with continued hard work, will excel on the diamond.