04/11/2021 - All-In Membership - Charlotte , NC
Drew is a 2022 1B/RHP. Tall frame with strong lower half and room to add more. Primary first baseman, fluid footwork as he worked to get in front of the ball. Soft hands who fields out front and ability to pick out hops. Moves fluidly off the bag and flashes accurate arm to all bags. Good bag awareness and scooped everything thrown his way. Secondary right-handed pitcher who has good setup and pivots off back foot. Gets out in front and drives down with mound with clean mechanics. Eyes on target throughout who shows ability to repeat his delivery. 3 pitch pitcher who works off of the FB. FB showed good tailing action and was up to 72mph. 10/4 shaped curveball and a developing changeup that he threw with FB arm speed and some sink to it. Right-handed hitter starts with an upright and open stance. Simple swing who gets good extension through the point of contact. Showed late bat whip as he hit line drives to all fields during BP. Strength plays with a bat exit velocity of 78mph. With continued growth and development, we foresee him having the opportunity to play at the next level.
12/07/2019 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Offensive Skills Weekend (Ages 14-18)
Drew is a 1B prospect who worked hard on his skills during the Accelerated Training Weekend. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a short stride. He is fluid getting into his load and hits against a strong front side. He takes a level swing with fast bat speed, leading to loud contact. Overall, Drew is a talented prospect who has the potential to contribute at the next level.
12/20/2018 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 14-18)
Drew is a coachable 1B/RHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City. In the field, Drew shows efficient footwork and makes the routine plays. He throws from a high 3/4 angle and makes good double play feeds to the SS. Fielding the ball out in front of his body can help Drew improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an open stance with his hands held high. He shows an on time rhythm with a compact swing, leading to solid contact. Drew can improve as a hitter by activating his hands in his load. On the mound, Drew starts with a small rock step and keeps his pitches around the zone. He shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 64mph. Breaking ball sits from 49-50mph. Extending through his release more can help Drew improve as a pitcher. With three more years to develop, Drew has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
08/12/2018 - College PREP - Kannapolis (Charlotte), NC
Drew continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At the plate, he has improved hitting / power potential through an open setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields and has strength in his swing. At 1B, defensive abilities have improved as he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Glove action is soft and presents well out front. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls through a low approach. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 64 mph. Fastball shows a range of 58-64 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength.
12/27/2017 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic - Session 2 (Ages 12-14)
Drew is a coachable RHP/1B prospect who continued to show improvements during his time at the Baseball Factory Winter Classic. On the mound, Drew shows a clean delivery as he gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm action and stays inline towards the plate, finishing with his chest over his front knee. Drew has a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 63mph with arm side run. Breaking ball sits at 49mph with 11-5 break. Changeup ranges from 59-61mph with good sinking action as he throws with fastball arm speed. Drew can improve as a pitcher by driving his lower half more. In the field, Drew shows fluid footwork and is very agile moving to the ball. He gets into an athletic position and fields the ball out in front with soft hands. He gains momentum well on his throws and keeps them accurate to his target. Drew can improve defensively by quickening his exchange to throw. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and takes a short stride. He makes square contact with the ball and finishes with a firm front side in his lower half. Drew can improve as a hitter by working a smoother load into his swing. With four more years to develop, Drew has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
08/20/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Kannapolis (Charlotte), NC
Drew continues to work hard and improve his game at 1B/RHP. Defensively at 1B, he works into an athletic fielding position with active footwork. He comes up with a quick/clean exchange and makes on-line, accurate throws to his target. Continuing to work lower from the ground-up will help to improve skills at 1B. On the hill, this righty keeps his eyes on target with a 3-pitch mix. He delivers a FB that sinks in the zone and a CB with an 11/5 break. He stays directional and extends through with his release. More lower 1/2 drive off of the rubber will help to get even more into his FB. As a hitter, Drew uses a solid approach and has smooth rhythm. He creates power by exploding his lower 1/2 and consistently drives pitches on a line. Only a 2022 grad, Drew is a hard worker who still has a ton of time to develop his skills and physically mature (get stronger).
01/15/2016 - Baseball Factory Spring Training at Tiger Town
Drew is an athletic 2-way player who brings a lot of energy to the field. He hustles at all times and works hard day in and day out. On the mound, this RHP maintains a quick tempo repeating his delivery well. He works the ball to both sides of the zone and throws strikes with his FB consistently (48-50 mph). He has a quick pickoff move and keeps runners close. More glove-side lead/tuck along with extension on his finish will help to improve effectiveness on the mound. At 3B - Drew has quick/active footwork and moves well into a square fielding position. He makes the backhand play smoothly and has a clean transfer/exchange to throw. Continuing to use his entire body to throw by playing through the ball and gaining more ground toward 1B will help to improve his skills at 3B. As a hitter - Drew stands in well with good balance. He takes an aggressive hack, barreling the ball up and driving it back up the middle of the field. Only a 2022 grad - Drew has tools with still a ton of time to develop and physically mature (get stronger).
10/11/2015 - Interactive Video Program - Gaffney, SC
Drew is an athletic, young (2022 grad) 2-way player as a RHP/3B. On the mound, this righty throws a FB & CH from a high 3/4 arm slot. He works to a controlled balance point while maintaining good rhythm/tempo. FB ranges from 47-49 mph as he fills up the zone with strikes. Changeup has slight run as he throws it with FB arm speed. He keeps his eyes on the target and stays directional toward the dish, repeating well. At 3B, Drew hustles into a square fielding position behind the GB. He secures the ball, gathers well and gains ground through the GB toward 1B. With the bat, this RHH displays a square setup with good balance. He squares the ball up and extends well through contact. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Arm strength (long toss)
2. Finish with extension
3. More glove-side lead
1. Glove presentation
2. Lateral quickness
1. Widen base
2. More lower 1/2 drive
3. Contact points