12/27/2018 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic - Session 2 (Ages 12-14)
Ian is a coachable SS/RHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the Winter Classic. In the field, Ian fields in a square position and makes a clean exchange. He throws from a high 3/4 angle with a loose arm, keeping his throws accurate with good carry through his target. Increasing his lateral range can help Ian improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance with his hands held high. He is smooth getting into his load and sprays the ball to all fields. Ian can improve as a hitter by taking a square stride to the pitcher. On the mound, Ian starts with a simple rock step and gathers to a balance point over the rubber. He separates his hands on time and works with a clean arm, finishing square to the plate. Ian shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 63mph. Breaking ball sits from 46-51mph with 10-4 break. Staying inline towards the plate can help Ian improve as a pitcher. With six more years to develop, Ian has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
11/15/2018 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City (Ages 12-14)
Ian is a coachable SS/RHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the Select Training & Competition at Pirate City. In the field, Ian flashes good lateral range and makes the routine plays. He makes a clean exchange and keeps his throws accurate and on-line to his target. Getting into a lower fielding position can help Ian improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a square stride. He works to barrel up the baseball and produces solid line drives. Ian can improve as a hitter by working a smoother load into his swing. On the mound, Ian gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a loose arm and extends through on his release, staying inline towards the plate. Ian shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 60mph with cutting action. Changeup sits at 48mph. Ian can improve as a pitcher by long tossing to build up his arm strength. With seven more years to develop, Ian has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
10/14/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Lexington, KY
Ian is a tall, thin, 2-way player who plays SS and RHP. Defensively, Ian has presentable hands, he moves well to the glove side, and squares up properly to the ball. He makes plays consistently, has a clean exchange, and throws with a long arm action with accuracy to his target. On the mound, Ian keeps his eyes on target, he has a balanced delivery, and separates on time. He gets good extension on his pitches and competes in the zone. Offensively, Ian has a square set-up, good balance, and a level swing. He makes hard/consistent contact, swings on plane, and attacks aggressively. Ian can get even better if he can work on the following.
1. Long toss
2. Arm action
1. Lower body
3. Shorten swing