08/25/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Lebanon (Nashville), TN
Ethan continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.36 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as builds more arm strength through a long toss program and works to get rid of the baseball quicker. He shows a squared setup and receives the ball well. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process but needs to get his body down sooner. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive path with power showing only to the pull side. Power will continue to increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently.
05/26/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Murfreesboro (Nashville), TN
Ethan is a C prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. Behind the plate, Ethan shows efficient footwork and is agile moving to block. He receives with a firm glove and makes a clean exchange, keeping his throws accurate to the 2B bag. Sitting in a square stance to the pitcher can help Ethan improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and works to barrel up the baseball, leading to solid contact. Ethan can improve as a hitter by working a smoother load into his swing. With two more years to develop, Ethan has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
11/08/2018 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City (Ages 14-18)
Ethan is an athletic and talented 2021 catching prospect that made several adjustments on the weekend. Behind the dish, Ethan has a balanced primary, presents a low target, and tries to work behind the ball. He needs to continue to lead with his glove and control balls in the dirt with his chest. He has a clean exchange, an east release, and creates momentum in his lower half when throwing to the bases. He needs to continue to have an athletic secondary and work on hip mobility in order to have quicker reactions to block/throw. At the plate, Ethan starts in an open stance, loads his hands back into the drive position, and stays balanced through contact. He creates rotation to the ball in his back hip, stays in his legs, and hits the ball to all fields. He needs to continue to recognize pitches in the zone and create backside rotation in his lower half. Following a long toss program and working on game like throws in his throwing program will increase arm strength going into the spring season. Ethan will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.