09/22/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Beverly Hills (Detroit), MI
Gavin continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. He did show in the OF for the first time at the event. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the MIF, defensive abilities have improved as he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are aggressive as he works to square balls up but will benefit by playing through more with his body. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. In the OF, he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. Feet are active as he works to get behind but needs to play through more with momentum to his target. 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. At the plate, he shows a squared, athletic approach. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he adds over body strength and utilizes his lower half more efficiently.
11/08/2018 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City (Ages 14-18)
Gavin is a coachable 2B/SS prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the Select Training & Competition at Pirate City. In the field, Gavin covers ground and fields in a low position. He gains momentum well on his throws and keeps them accurate and on-line to his target. Gavin can improve defensively by fielding the ball out in front of his body. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a short stride. He is smooth getting into his load and maintains center balance. He takes a direct swing to the ball which leads to consistent contact. Gavin can improve as a hitter by driving his lower half more. With four more years to develop, Gavin has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
08/05/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Dublin (Columbus), OH
Gavin is a young 2-way player who plays 2nd base and RHP. Defensively, Gavin has playable hands and feet, and he keeps the ball in front of his body. He covers ground well, has a clean exchange, and throws with consistency and accuracy across the diamond. On the hill, Gavin works at a good pace, he has a repeatable delivery, and a controlled landing toward home plate. He separates on time, keeps his eyes on target, and finishes in a complete position. At the plate, Gavin has a square/athletic set-up, a level swing, and good balance. He swings aggressively and uses his lower body well. Gavin can get better with work on the following.
1. Play more through
2. Fielding position
1. Balance point
2. Arm strength
3. Arm action
1. Let ball travel
3. Bat speed