01/24/2021 - Official Player Development Membership - San Jose, CA
Dillon continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a bright future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time. 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 and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. He moves well laterally with range improving as he increases foot quickness. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building 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 stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he works to get stride foot down sooner to work on time.
11/09/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Fremont (San Jose), CA
Dillon increased arm velocity to 57 MPH, exit velocity to 61 MPH, and showed defensive improvements during his last workout. Behind the plate, Dillon has quick feet, agile movements, and he sits in athletically. He has good footwork, firm hands, and his exchange is clean with a quick release to 2nd base. At SS, Dillon has agile movements, good range, and he fields cleanly. He uses 2 hands his exchange is clean, and he throws with a long arm action across the diamond. Offensively, Dillon has good balance and a fluid swing. He has a short stride toward the pitcher, makes consistent/level contact, and he flashes pop in his bat. Overall skills can further improve with work on the following.
1. Pre-pitch actions
2. Sooner glove
1. Lower body
2. Swing path
01/18/2019 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Dillon is an athletic and hard working 2025 catching prospect. Behind the dish, Dillion starts in a balanced primary stance and presents a low target. He works behind the ball and tracks the ball into his glove when receiving. He leads with his glove to block and creates a good angle over the ball. Improving hip mobility will increase his ability to block laterally. He has a clean exchange, a quick release, and makes accurate throws. At the plate, Dillion starts in an open stance, loads his hands back into the drive position, and gets his front foot down on time. He creates backside rotation with his lower half, he shows the ability to hit the ball to the pull side, and has good pitch recognition. He needs to continue to have a middle approach, hunt the fastball, and attack the inside part of the ball. Dillion will continue to improve through experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
12/09/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Pleasant Hill , CA
Dillon is a C/SS prospect who will graduate in 2025. Behind the plate, Dillon shows quick footwork and is agile moving to block. He sits in an athletic stance and presents a good target to the pitcher. He makes a quick exchange and works to make accurate throws to 2B. At SS, Dillon shows quick footwork and is agile moving to the ball. He gets into an athletic position and fields the ball with firm hands. He makes a quick exchange and gets rid of the ball quickly, keeping his throws accurate and on-line to his target. At the plate, this LHH sets up in an open stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth getting into his load and hits from a strong front side. He takes a level swing with decent bat speed which leads to consistent contact to all fields. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Lower set up
2. Get rid of ball quicker
1. Follow throws
1. Bat speed
2. Add strength