08/23/2020 - Summer Pro Training Experience - MD (MS)
Jack continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. At 3B, defensive abilities have improved as he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are active as he works around balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows an open setup. 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 utilizes his lower half more efficiently.
11/08/2019 - Baseball Factory's Fall Classic Tournament at Pirate City (Ages 12-14)
Jack continues to shine on the diamond. At 3B, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is soft / clean and presents well out front. 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 setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays in the ball, utilizing all field through a line drive approach. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
10/13/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Baltimore, MD
Jack is a young, thin, 2-way player who catches and plays 3B. Behind the plate, Jack has active feet, soft hands, and he sits in low. He has good flexion, he uses his body well to block, and throws with accuracy from a loose arm action to 2nd base. Pop times were as low as 3.4 seconds. At 3B, Jack has active feet, he covers ground, and makes plays. He has a soft glove, a clean exchange, and he throws with momentum across the diamond. At the plate, Jack has a square stance, a short stride, and he loads his hands well. He swings on plane and has some pull side pop in his bat. Solid overall skills can continue to get better with work on the following.
1. 5 hole
3. Angles to block
1. Arm action
3. Fielding position
1. Lower body
3. Barrel accuracy