09/10/2011 - Accelerated Hitting Weekend (Pre-High School) Evan is a very athletic young man with a lot of potential. We really like his quick hands and bat plane. He showed above average barrel accuracy and the ability to hit consistent line drives. He starts in an athletic hitting position with his feet wider than his shoulders and good flexion in his knees and waist. Eyes are level and hands are in a good slot. He takes an short direct stride to the pitcher and loads his hands back. Will need to work on his load some as he has a tendency to drop his hands when loading. Would like to see him work to load his back scap better as this will help him to get to a stronger position and not allow him to drop his hands. His lower body works extremely well, his hips rotate through aggressively and he firms up his front side properly. Because his lower half is sound he is able to maintain strong balance throughout the course of his swing. Evan has one major flaw we would like to see him work on. When he loads his hands and begins his move to the ball, he really pulls with his elbows to the ball. When he does this it causes him to drag the barrel to the ball which will rob him of some power and the ability to let the ball travel deeper. If he can improve on this one flaw he will be a very good hitter moving forward.