Baseball Factory Academic All-American Tournament
Jack continues to shine on the diamond. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He uses his body through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Pop times showed 2.30 range with accuracy / carry (81 mph velocity) on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he continues to shine through an open setup. Hands are quick (82 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop.
02/03/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Mobile, AL
Jack showed nice upgrades in his overall game during his last workout in Mobile. He lowered pop times to 2.37 seconds and defensive grades behind the plate. Jack sits in well behind the dish, his hands are soft, and he sits in quietly. He holds a nice target, his exchange is clean, and he throws with momentum and accuracy to 2nd base. In the INF, Jack fields aggressively in an athletic position. He covers ground, his exchange is quick, and he throws with accuracy across the diamond. At the plate, Jack has a square/athletic st-up, good balance, and fast bat speed. He works the ball gap to gap and he uses his lower body. Overall skills can continue to improve with work on the following.
1. Pre-pitch movements
2. Secondary stance
1. Play lower
1. Barrel accuracy
2. Swing plane
02/04/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Mobile, AL
Jack is a tall, thin, 2-way player who catches and plays 3B. Behind the plate, Jack has quiet actions, agile movements, and he tracks the ball well. He holds a low target, gets in a good position when blocking, and throws with a long arm action and accuracy to his target. At 3B, Jack has active feet, he funnels the ball in well, and throws with some accuracy from a short arm action to his target. At the plate, Jack has a square set-up, good balance, and he stays balanced throughout his swing. Jack can improve skills with work on the following.
3. Arm strength
1. Fielding position
1. Contact points
3. Swing path