08/21/2016 - College PREP - Lebanon (Nashville), TN
Jayson is an athletic OF/RHP who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is well above average as indicated by his 60 time of 7.12. In the OF, he utilizes his quick / athletic feet well in tracking down balls through proper routes / angles. He reads balls well off the bat and covers a lot of ground, displaying range. At the plate, he shows a squared / balanced setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel as he works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 68-71 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Getting on a long toss program will help to increase arm strength which will aid in his development on the mound. Jayson has a lot of potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.
05/31/2015 - National Tryout - Murfreesboro (Nashville), TN
Spry continues to show as a OF/RHP and continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a well above average runner at 7.19. In the OF, defensive grade has improved as he utilizes his quick feet well in tracking down balls through proper routes / angles as he makes the routine play. Defensive grade will continue to improve as he works to get behind balls more and plays through with momentum to his target. At the plate, hitting / power grades have really improved through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a solid line drive approach. Power numbers will continue to improve as he works to utilize his lower half more aggressively. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 75 mph. Fastball showed a range of 73-75 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. Changeup is best off speed pitch as he maintains arm speed, showing a feel for with arm side run. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program and works to throw more strikes.
05/25/2014 - National Tryout - Murfreesboro (Nashville), TN
Spry continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date, topping out at 74 mph. Fastball shows a range in 73-74 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup but needs to develop more movement on pitch. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as more arm strength gained and works to throw more strikes. At the plate, his hitting and power grades have improved through an athletic setup. He works on time, showing loose hands through a level swing path. Hitting grades will continue to improve as he works to create more extension through the ball. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. At SS, he works to square balls up and displays clean hands but needs to attack balls more and play through while presenting hands more out front to improve defensive grade.
07/07/2013 - Cape Cod Select Training & Competition (Ages 12-14)
At the Cape Cod event Jayson was impressive in all areas of his game. As an infielder he showed good arm strength, squared up the ball and was in good position to field. Areas for improvement include softening hands and footwork for both speed and agility. On the mound Jayson has good rhythm and separation, has a deceptive delivery and throws strikes. He needs to keep his front side closed longer, finish pitches and develop off-speed pitches. At the plate Jayson displayed good patience, power/strength, bat speed and approach but he needs to fix top hand grip, close off lead hip and be more consistent.
05/19/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Lebanon (Nashville), TN
Jayson is a tall, 2-way player with a thin frame. At 3B, Jayson has sure hands, active footwork, and he fields in a low position. He plays through, makes plays, and he delivers the ball with accuracy from a long arm action. On the mound, Jayson has a long / loose back arm action, on-time separation, and he has good direction toward home. Offensively, Jayson has a square set-up, good balance, and he makes square contact. He has decent feel for the barrel, and gets his lower 1/2 through. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Widen base
2. Field out front
3. Avoid glove flip
1. Lead arm extension
1. Loosen grip
3. Let ball travel