07/25/2014 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City
JD is a young athletic ballplayer who excels at SS. Defensively, he is a very smart infielder with a good feel for the game, positions himself very well and fields the ball out in front consistently. He needs to improve his arm strength and his lateral quickness to round out his abilities. At the plate, JD sets up very well, has good strike zone awareness, and makes things happen. His compact swing and baseball IQ helps him to hit very well behind runners. A great kid, very respectful and works very hard to improve.
02/23/2014 - Interactive Video Program - Mechanicsburg (Harrisburg), PA
JD is a young, athletic SS with good skills. Defensively, JD has smooth actions, he gets in a good ready position, and he has proper footwork. He fields the ball cleanly, funnels well, and throws with accuracy to his target. At the plate, JD has very good balance, an activated load, and direct hands to the ball. He swings in good rhythm, has solid bat speed, and squares the ball up well on the barrel of the bat. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Follow throws
2. Raise arm action
3. Play more through
1. Smooth out hitch
2. Let ball travel