01/21/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Omaha, NE
Ethan continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. In the OF, defensive abilities have improved as he displays smooth / clean actions. He utilizes his feet well in tracking down balls through proper routes / angles. He needs to work to get behind balls and play through with momentum to his target. Range increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through an open setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and makes consistent hard contact with power showing best to the pull side. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 60-62 mph. Breaking ball displays 12/6 shape with early break. He slows arm speed on his changeup, tipping off pitch to hitters. Getting on a long toss program will help to increase arm strength which will aid in his development on the mound.
07/17/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 12-14)
Ethan continues to show steady progress in his baseball abilities. In the OF, he displays smooth / fluid actions. He utilizes his quick feet well in working to get behind balls and plays through well with his body. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground. He shows good game awareness and does a nice job of backing up bases. At the plate, he shows a tall setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he works to utilize his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 61-63 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with loose spin and gradual break. Delivery is repeatable and simple as he works in line to his target. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
02/11/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Monticello, IA
Ethan is a long, 2-way player who plays OF and RHP. Defensively, Ethan has playable hands and feet, and he stays behind fly balls well. He keeps the ball in front, has a clean exchange, and throws with a long/accurate arm to his target. On the mound, Ethan stands over the rubber well, he keeps his eyes on target, and repeats his delivery well. Offensively, Ethan has a tall/square set-up, good balance, and he makes square contact. He is a strong hitter with good bat speed and a line drive approach. Ethan can get better with work on the following.
1. Long toss
2. Quicken feet
3. Soften glove
1. Arm action
1. Shorten swing
3. Bat speed