04/29/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Charlottesville, VA
Ian showed nice overall improvements during his last workout with the Factory. He spiked hitting grades to 32 and 35 and improved radar velocity to 68 MPH on the mound. Defensively, Ian presents his glove well, he has efficient footwork to the ball, and attacks aggressively. He makes plays and has an accurate arm across the diamond. On the mound, Ian has a clean AA, he competes in the zone with all of his pitches, and he continues to gain velocity on his FB. At the plate, Ian has an athletic/balanced stance, he swings in good rhythm, and finds the barrel consistently. He has very good bat speed, a short swing, and makes hard contact. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Present glove earlier
2. Smoother release on throws
1. Longer stride
2. Finish chest over front knee
1. Keep hands up in load
08/03/2017 - Baseball Factory Pro Select Training at Historic Dodgertown (Ages 12-14)
Ian is a talented SS/RHP prospect who has a well-rounded skill set and graduates in 2022. As a right-handed hitter, Ian has an open setup with his weight in the back of his stance. He takes a square stride and partially uses his lower half throughout his swing. Ian has strong hands and shows pop when he lands the barrel to the baseball. He has the ability to drive the ball to each gap with power. In the field, Ian has effective pre-pitch actions and gets a good jump on the ball. He fields the ball in a low position and stabs at the baseball. Ian has a quick arm action throwing from a high 3/4 arm slot. He plays with good momentum through the baseball showing strong, accurate throws across the diamond. Overall, Ian is a versatile prospect who plays the game athletically with upside to take his game to the next level.
04/30/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Charlottesville, VA
Ian is a SS/RHP who will graduate in 2022. Defensively at SS, he hustles hard laterally as he tries to work around the GB. He gets into a square fielding position and will make all routine plays. On the mound, this RHP gathers over the rubber and delivers from a 3/4 arm slot. He keeps his eyes locked in on the mitt and separates on time. With the bat, Ian presents fluid rhythm to load. He explodes his lower 1/2 and whips his barrel quickly through the zone driving pitches on a line. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Quicker footwork
2. Develop soft hands/glove
3. Clean exchange to throw
1. Be a strike thrower
2. Lower 1/2 drive off rubber
3. Arm strength (long toss)
1. Stay loose
2. Drive pitch the other way
3. Contact points