06/09/2019 - College PREP - Medford (Boston), MA
Jonah showed improvements in all areas during his last workout with The Factory. Velocity improved to 67 MPH, hitting grades spiked, and exit velocity improved to 70 MPH. At 1st base, Jonah has active feet, he covers ground, and he centers it well. He has firm hands, a clean exchange, and throws with consistency from a long arm action to his target. If Jonah can play lower and finish throws, defensive grades can continue to improve. On the mound, Jonah has a deceptive delivery, a FB that touches 67 MPH, and he competes in the zone with his pitches. A looser arm action, more extension, and a better finish can help mound effectiveness get better. Offensively, Jonah has a square set-up, a good load, and he swings in good rhythm. He has a square/direct barrel and taps into some lower body. A more still head, letting the ball travel with added bat speed will help hitting numbers improve.
12/08/2018 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Accelerated Hitting Weekend (Ages 14-18)
Jonah is an athletic and talented 2020 prospect that made several adjustments throughout the Mid Atlantic Hitting Weekend. At the plate, Jonah starts in a tall stance and swings the bat hard. He needs to continue to load his hands back into the drive position, get his front foot down on time, and create backside rotation with his lower half. Jonah will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
08/02/2018 - Baseball Factory Pro Select Training & Tournament at Historic Dodgertown (Ages 14-18)
Jonah is a 1B/RHP who graduates in 2020. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls through a low approach. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, he showed a squared setup. Hands are loose and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields and shows a feel for the barrel through a line drive approach. Power will improve as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 59-62 mph. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and is a solid team player.
05/20/2018 - College PREP - Nyack (NYC), NY
Jonah is an 1B/RHP graduating in 2020. At 1B, Jonah centers himself in front of ground balls and shows a feel for back hand plays, throwing with an over the top arm slot. Jonah could see improvement in the infield by implementing a pre-pitch routine while staying low and working through ground balls. On the mound, Jonah throws from a high 3/4 arm slot and shows good control (12/15 strikes). Jonah throws a fastball with good mechanics on the mound. His stock will rise by implementing off speed pitches to his arsenal and will see added velocity by utilizing more of his lower half and finishing after his release. Jonah shows upside at the plate with his repeatable mechanics and gap-to-gap approach. He shows an athletic, crouched set up with a square stride and smooth, fluid rhythm. His balance is center with his flat, direct swing path and square contact with the baseball. Jonah can improve offensively by creating separation and utilizing more of his lower half. Jonah has room to grow and develop his game. With 2 years of continued development, Jonah could play at the next level.