12/08/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Nyack (NYC), NY
Denali worked out at SS and behind the plate during his last workout with The Factory. He showed very well in all areas. In the INF, Denali has fluid footwork, agile movements, and a presentable glove. He fields athletically, moves quickly to the ball, and can throw with accuracy from multiple arm slots to his target. Behind the plate, Denali has smooth/athletic actions, quick feet, and a soft glove. He blocks and receives well, his exchange is clean, and he throws with carry to 2nd base. Pop times lowered to 2.28 seconds. Offensively, Denali is a strong hitter with good balance and fast bat speed. He swings in good rhythm, makes hard contact consistently, and he uses his lower body.
07/16/2019 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 12-14)
Denali continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. Pop times showed in the 2.47 range with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program and works to get rid of the ball quicker. He shows a solid setup and presents a low target. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process but needs to work to get down sooner. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. He has fluid rhythm while getting good hand separation. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. At the event, he was 5 for 9 with a 3B and inside the park HR. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and is a solid team player.
02/18/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Brentwood (Long Island), NY
Denali lowered pop times and showed offensive improvements during his last workout with The Factory. Behind the plate, Denali has active feet, agile movements, and a low/athletic set-up. He has firm hands, a quick release, and carry and accuracy to 2nd base. Pop times lowered to 2.44 seconds. In the INF, Denali has quick feet, athletic actions, and he takes good angles to the ball. He fields aggressively, his exchange is clean, and he delivers the ball with accuracy to his target. At the plate, Denali improved hitting and power grades to 35's. He stands in athletically, has a good load, and fast bat speed. He makes square contact gap to gap and he uses his lower body.
12/09/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Nyack (NYC), NY
Denali is an athletic, 2-way player who plays 2nd base and catcher. At 2nd base, Denali has fluid footwork, soft hands, and he fields in an athletic position. He fields smoothly, has a quick/clean exchange, and throws with carry and accuracy across the diamond. Behind the plate, Denali has fluid/active feet, he sits in low, and presents his glove well. He holds a low target, moves well laterally, and has a quick release with accuracy to 2nd base. Pop times were as low as 2.52 seconds. Offensively, Denali has an athletic set-up, good balance, and he swings on plane. He loads well, makes hard contact, and he uses his lower body. Denali can improve already solid skills with work on the following.
2. Follow throws more
2. Arm slot
2. Contact points