10/22/2017 - College PREP - Conroe (Houston), TX John is a solid, athletic LHP/1B who has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he shows best displaying solid hitting abilities through a tall, open setup. Hands are quick (85 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He has strength in his swing and utilizes his lower half well with gap-to-gap pop. At 1B, he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are active and he displays proper footwork around the bag. Glove action is soft /sure and he presents well out front. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and shows a plus backhand. On the mound, delivery is sound / repeatable allowing his arm action to work free to the plate. Fastball showed a range of 75-76 mph. Breaking ball displays 2/8 shape with gradual break and tight spin. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for pitch with sinking action. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. John has a lot of potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities as he continues to progress his game.