09/16/2021 - Pathway AZ Upperclass - 18U
Higen is a coachable 1B prospect who showcased his skills during the Pathway tournament. In the field, Higen takes a good prep step and makes the routine plays. His exchange is clean and he makes strong/accurate throws to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance with comfortable hands. He gets hands activated on time and remains centered in his lower half. He works through a level swing and sprays the ball to all fields. Overall, Higen is a solid prospect who has the potential to further build upon his skills on the field.
08/15/2021 - All-In Membership - Honolulu, HI
Higen is a 1B/2B prospect who will graduate in 2022. Medium frame athletic build and room to add throughout. In the field, he starts with quick feet and a good prep step. He works to center the baseball and create fielding angles. Showed good lateral range to both the glove side and backhand side. Fields out front with a clean transfer. Accurate/on-line throws from multiple arm slots, with a quick release, and an arm velocity of 77mph to second base. Showed good bag awareness. At the plate, this right-handed hitter starts with an athletic and square stance. Short stride and small hand load, with intent in swing, and has a high finish. A flat barrel path enabled him to hit hard line drives into both gaps with a bat exit velocity of 81mph during BP. With another year of development, we see Higen having opportunities to play at the next level.
07/12/2021 - All-In Membership - San Bernardino, CA
Higen is a 2B/1B prospect who will graduate in 2022. Medium frame athletic build and strength present and room to fill throughout. Ran a 6.86 60-yard dash. At 2B, he shows good rhythm to his actions and a good pre-pitch routine. Creates good fielding angles and ability to play behind/through the ball. Throws from a 3/4 arm slot, gets rid of the ball, and throws to first base at 80mph. Showed good touch on his DP feeds and DP pivots. At 1B, he starts with efficient feet and good actions. Creates good fielding angles and showed ability to pick out hops. Short arm action into a 3/4 release point with accurate/on-line throws to second base at 80mph. Showed good feet around the bag. A right-handed hitter, starts with a tall and square stance. Connected swing, with good rotation, who gets good extension through contact. Good bat angle with ability to backspin balls into both gaps. Also showed power to the pull side with a recorded bat exit velocity of 91mph. With continued growth and development, we foresee him having a bright future on the baseball diamond.