05/08/2016 - College PREP - Detroit, MI
Drew continues to show improvements in his baseball tools. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, an above average runner at 7.29. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through an athletic setup with rhythm. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He shows a good feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. At SS, he displays smooth / fluid actions. He works to get around balls and moves well laterally, flashing range. Hands are soft / clean as he presents on time. He shows off his athletic abilities on the slow roller play. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 78 mph. Fastball showed a range of 74-78 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with downward break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Off speed stuff show potential as being quality pitches. Control is outstanding are he throws strikes with all his pitches. Getting on a long toss program will help to increase arm strength which will aid in his development on the mound. Drew has a ton of potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.
09/19/2015 - College PREP - Detroit, MI
Drew is a young SS/RHP that will graduate in 2018. Currently, he projects best on the mound for the level. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 73-74 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with late break and shows as a quality pitch that will get outs at the next level. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for with arm side run. Control is a plus as he throws strikes with all his pitches, locating to both sides. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. In the IF, feet are active as he works to square balls up, displaying clean hands and proper footwork. He communicates well and plays with high energy. Defensive grade will continue to improve as he attacks balls more and plays through while presenting hands more out front. At the plate, he shows an athletic / squared setup and he tracks the ball well. Hands are aggressive and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields. Power numbers will increase has works to utilize his lower half more aggressively. With 3 years to further develop, Drew has abilities with time and room to continue to improve.