09/23/2012 - National Tryout - Pittsburgh, PA
Ivan continues to show consistency in his overall baseball skills. In the field, he shows that he is aggressive and does a great job working behind the ball. He has a good feel for reading the ball off the bat and his fielding position is low on ground balls. He can continue to work on staying through his throws. At the plate, Ivan showed a good middle approach with a good lower half. He will need to continue to focus on shortening his swing and smoother actions to increase hitting grades.
11/11/2010 - Pirate City Select Training
Ivan is a young, thin OF with a frame to fill out nicely. Defensively, Ivan reads the ball off the bat well, he covers a lot of ground, and he makes plays. He catches the ball comfortably, fields on the glove side, and he makes strong throws to his target. Ivan will improve defensively by improving his foot speed, and adding arm strength. He has the make-up of a solid OF. At the plate, Ivan has an athletic stance, good balance, and nice strike zone awareness. He has a level swing, pop in his bat, and potential to have great power. Continued T work and keeping his swing short will help offensive numbers continue to rise.