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