11/09/2017 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City (Ages 14-18)
Ethan continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At the plate, power potential has improved through an athletic, open setup and aggressive approach. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive approach. He stays inside the baseball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. At 2B, he displays smooth / clean actions. Hands are clean but needs to present more out front. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls but will benefit by playing through with his body. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and a very hard worker.
09/24/2017 - College PREP - Detroit, MI
Ethan continues to improvements in his baseball abilities. Defensive abilities in the MIF have improved as he displays quick, athletic actions. Feet are aggressive as he takes proper angles in working around the baseball. Glove action is soft / sure and presents well out front. He shows off his athletic abilities on his feeds / turn of the double play. In the OF, feet are aggressive as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He reads balls well off the bat and works to get behind balls but needs to play through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through a squared 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 utilizes his lower half more efficiently.
07/10/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Cleveland, OH
Ethan is a 2B/OF who will graduate in 2021. Defensively at 2B, he takes aggressive angles and gets into a low fielding position on GB's. He tracks the ball well into his glove and comes up with a clean exchange to throw. In the OF, he takes a prep step and hustles hard as he tracks down fly balls. He shows athletic actions and makes strong throws to his target. With the bat, Ethan gets back into a good load. He takes aggressive hacks through the zone and looks to drive pitches back up through the middle of the field. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Lateral quickness
2. Develop soft hands
3. Arm strength (long toss)
1. Quicker footwork
2. Work behind the fly ball
3. Play through
1. Develop rhythm
2. Improve bat speed
3. Lower 1/2 drive