12/27/2018 - 2018 Inaugural West Coast Winter Classic - La Verne, CA
Jayden is an athletic and talented 2024 2-way prospect that worked hard all week. At SS, Jayden is on time with his prep step, has a quick first step to the ball, and presents a low/early glove. He has a clean exchange and throws from multiple arm angles. At the plate, Jayden starts in an open stance, stays short to the ball, and makes consistent contact. He needs to continue to load his hands back into the drive position, attack the inside part of the ball, and create backside rotation with his lower half. He did a good job using the whole field during the games but he needs to be more aggressive on fastballs. On the bump, Jayden has good mound presence, gathers over the rubber, and separates on time. He competes on the mound and commands his fastball down in the zone. He needs to continue to work north to south and develop a changeup. Jayden will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
11/08/2018 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Jayden is a talented SS/RHP prospect who plays the game athletically. In the field, Jayden plays with an aggressive approach and active footwork. He shows agile actions fielding the ball in an athletic position with soft hands. Jayden has a clean exchange leading into a short arm action throwing from a 3/4 arm slot. He plays with momentum through the baseball showing strong, accurate throws across the diamond. Jayden also shows a smooth backhand and good double play feed. Offensively, Jayden has a square, athletic stance with a centered balance and firm front side. He has fluid rhythm with a smooth load and short, on-time stride. Jayden shows fast bat speed with a short, direct swing path. He consistently lands the barrel to the baseball producing hard contact. Jayden is a line drive type hitter who can drive the ball to each gap. On the mound, Jayden works with a good tempo. He has balanced mechanics throwing from a high 3/4 arm slot. Jayden has a clean arm action and cuts off his release. He stays square to home plate and can benefit from a longer stride. Jayden commands his fastball filling up the strike zone. Overall, Jayden is a versatile prospect who can take his game to the next level.
08/19/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Kapolei, HI
Jayden is a thin, athletic, 2-way player who plays SS and catcher. In the INF, Jayden has quick feet, agile movements, and soft hands. He has smooth actions, a clean exchange, and he throws with accuracy and carry across the diamond. Behind the plate, Jayden has good footwork, he sits in athletically, and has a quick release with pop times as low as 2.62 seconds to 2nd base. Offensively, Jayden has an athletic set-up, he loads well, and he swings in good rhythm. He has fast bat speed, he can work the ball gap to gap, and he uses some lower body. Jayden can improve overall skills with work on the following.
1. Finish throws
2. Arm strength
1. Fielding position
2. Arm action
1. Lower body
2. Swing path
3. Barrel accuracy