01/27/2019 - College PREP - San Jose, CA
Jimmy is an athletic and talented 2021 2-way prospect that continue to improve each event. In the OF, Jimmy in on time with his prep step, he anticipates the ball off the bat, and has an efficient first step to the ball. He works behind the ball, creates momentum in his lower half, and makes accurate throws. At the plate, Jimmy starts in an athletic stance, gets his front foot down on time, and stays back on the ball. He hits off a firm front side with a gap to gap approach. On the bump, Jimmy features three pitches. He has tail on his 4 seam FB, an 11-5 break on his curveball, and creates run on his changeup. He finds a balance point over the back leg, separates on time, and works north to south in his delivery. Jimmy is a solid player and we hope to see him continue his progress.
01/18/2019 - 2019 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Jimmy continues to show a promising future on the diamond. In the OF, he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls, playing through with momentum to his target. Range is a plus as he reads balls well off the bat and covers a lot of ground. Throws are accurate with on line to his target. At the plate he continues shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (89 mph exit velocity) and work to and through a short / direct / level swing path, creating extension. He has strength in his swing and he works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. On the mound, arm action is loose, free, and quick. Fastball shows a range of 78-81 mph on a downhill plane. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for pitch with sinking action. Off speed stuff show as quality pitches that will get outs. Control is solid as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches.
06/10/2018 - College PREP - Monterey, CA
Jimmy is a long, lean built RHP/OF prospect who has a talented skill set. On the mound, Jimmy has a balanced delivery and keeps his eyes on his target. He throws from a 3/4 arm slot with a stiff arm action. Jimmy lands closed to home plate with a controlled landing. He does a nice job rotating with his core as he finishes towards his target. Jimmy commands his fastball with tail movement at 76-80 MPH. He also locates a deceptive changeup and medium breaking curveball. Offensively, Jimmy has a square setup with a firm front side and centered balance. He has fluid rhythm with a good load and short stride. Jimmy shows fast bat speed with a direct swing path. He gets good extension and engages his lower half producing hard contact. He has the ability to drive the ball to the opposite field. In the field, Jimmy plays with active footwork and effective angles covering good ground. He fields the ball in a square position with firm hands. Jimmy has a clean exchange leading into a loose arm action throwing from a 3/4 arm slot. He plays with good momentum through the baseball showing online throws. Overall, Jimmy is a versatile prospect who has talent on both sides of the ball giving him a bright future on the diamond.