12/08/2018 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Accelerated Hitting Weekend (Ages 14-18)
Don is an athletic and strong prospect that made several adjustments throughout the Mid Atlantic Hitting Weekend. At the plate, Don starts in an athletic stance, loads his hands back into the drive position, and creates backside rotation with his lower half. He keeps his head down at contact and drives the ball to all fields. He needs to continue to create rhythm in his load and hunt the fastball. Don will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
11/04/2018 - College PREP - Vinton (Roanoke), VA
Don is a solid, strong C/RHP who has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he show best, displaying solid hitting abilities with well above average power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick / explosive (80 mph exit velocity) and work through a short / direct swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel and has strength in his swing with power showing best to the pull side. Behind the dish, he utilizes his feet well in working in line to his target through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times show a range of 2.31-2.47 with accuracy and zip (80 mph velocity) on his throws. Time will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. He displays a soft glove and sticks balls well in the zone. He uses his body through the blocking process but needs to work to get body down sooner to improve grade. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 68-70 mph with sinking action. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with early break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup but throws too hard, resembling fastball. Stock on the mound will continue to increase as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. With 4 years to further develop, Don has a lot of potential time and room to progress his game.