07/16/2022 - Baseball Factory National World Series at IMG Academy - (MS)
John is a 2027 C/1B prospect who worked hard on his skills during the National World Series. Behind the plate, John presents a low target, with an easy sit, and has athletic actions. He creates good blocking angles, with his chin tucked, and works to keep balls in front of him. At the plate, he hits from an athletic and square stance with comfortable hands. Has an on-time load, with natural strength in swing, and has an explosive barrel through the hitting zone. Good barrel control as he hit balls into both gaps with a bat exit velocity up to 72mph. During the event, he reached base 4 times with 2 singles, a walk, and reached on an error. With 5 years of continued growth and development, we foresee John making huge strides on the baseball field.
01/14/2022 - 2022 Baseball Factory Pre-Season Prospects Tournament (MS)
John is a coachable C/1B in the class of 2027 out of Bradenton, FL. Behind the plate, he works with good direction on his throws and allows the ball to travel to create cleaner exchanges. He receives the ball with soft hands and gets his thumb underneath the low pitch well. John worked hard to get in front of pitches in the dirt keeping his chin tucked and centering his body to the ball. At the plate, he uses an athletic set up with loose hands to find rhythm. He works to a firm front side with his lower half and takes a direct path to the baseball. He makes consistent contact with power to the pull side. John continues to improve from event to event and we are excited to see what his future has in store for him on the ball field.
08/21/2021 - Summer Pro Training Experience - MD (MS)
John is a soid 2027 graduate that plays C/1B. Behind the plate, John shows a solid primary stance with a confident glove as he tracks the pitch in. Fundamentally sound secondary stance and will see great improvements as he quickens up his feet. From a throwing standpoint, John gets rid of the ball efficiently with a clean exchange. Blocking, John shows good feel here and tries t center the ball and keep it in front of his body. Hitting, he starts with an athletic and tall stance showing good rhythm with the pitcher with his load. John has showed continual improvement every time we see him and is a hard worker on and off the field.
07/22/2021 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (MS)
John is a C/1B in the graduating class of 2027. At the plate, he starts in an even and athletic set up with comfortable hands. Does a good job taking a simple load that activates his lower 1/2. Shows quiet actions with centered balance. His lower 1/2 works efficiently helping him get his barrel on plane early. Also shows an advanced approach with a line drive focus. Behind the plate, he shows good actions. He does a good job getting his feet in line to throw down to 2B. Pop times were as low as 2.98 seconds. Does a good job of centering the baseball. Receives well and has feel for the strike zone. John is a good prospect that we expect to continue to develop with maturity.
06/23/2020 - Official Player Development Membership - Frederick, MD
John is a C prospect who will graduate in 2026. Behind the plate, John is agile moving to block and keeps the ball in front of him. He sits in an athletic stance and receives with soft hands. Getting rid of the ball quicker on his throws to 2B can help John improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a short stride. He gets into his load well and gains good extension through the ball, producing loud contact and solid raw pop. John can improve as a hitter by driving his lower half more. With six more years to develop, John has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.