11/11/2021 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona
Declan is a SS that graduates in the class of 2024 who showcased his abilities at the Baseball Factory Select Training and Competition. At SS, he had effective footwork that allowed him to showcase range to both glove side and back hand. He throws from a high 3/4 arm slot and had an arm velocity up to 76mph. Declan had carry and good accuracy on his throws across the infield. At the plate, the right-handed hitter had a tall/open stance. He had a short but effective load that was on-time. In live games he reached base twice with a single and drew a walk. Declan showed that he was a hard worker and team player throughout the entirety of the event. With 3 years of continued growth and development, we see him having a bright future on the baseball field.
11/06/2020 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona
Declan continues to show improvement in his baseball abilities. At SS, defensive abilities have improved as he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate, flashing carry but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a tall, narrow setup. Hands are quick and work through an uphill swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. He does a nice job of getting out of the box and gets down the line fast. At the event, he was 4 for 8. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
09/04/2020 - MS All-Region Tournament
Declan is a SS prospect who showcased his skills at the All-Region Tournament. In the field, Declan shows efficient footwork and takes good angles to the ball. He gets into an athletic position and fields the ball out in front of his body. He has a clean exchange and makes accurate, on-line throws to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a crouched stance with center balance. He drives through well with his lower half and takes a level swing, producing solid contact to all fields. With four more years to develop, Declan 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)
Declan continues to show a promising future on the diamond. At SS, defensive abilities have improved as he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is soft / clean and but needs to present more out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build 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 makes consistent hard contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. At the event he was 2 for 3 with 3 BB. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
09/01/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Hooksett, NH
Declan is a SS/OF prospect who will graduate in 2024. At SS, Declan fields the ball out in front of his body and makes accurate throws with carry through his target. In the OF, Declan shows active footwork and covers ground well. He gets into a square position and fields the ball out in front of his body. He throws from a 3/4 angle and keeps his throws consistently on-line to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and takes a short stride. He makes consistent contact and produces solid line drives into the gaps. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
2. Lateral range
3. Fielding position
1. Quicker exchange
2. Smoother release
3. Long toss
1. Square stride
2. Smoother load
3. Level swing path