02/16/2014 - College PREP - Orlando, FL
Jordan has made improvements to his offensive game. At the plate, this RH swinger shows a balanced approach with smooth rhythm. He squares the ball up and drives it on a line. At 1B, he takes a quick first step which helps him to work around on his approach to the ground ball. Footwork around the bag is active as he moves well. On the bump, this RHP maintains fluid/easy actions throughout his delivery. He repeats well and drives off the rubber, in-line toward the dish. Salamone is only a sophomore and has a bright future in the game.
10/23/2013 - Arizona Freshman/Sophomore Fall Classic
Jordan continues to shine on the diamond. He has made great strides in his game, both offensively as well as on the mound. On the bump, this RHP fills up the zone, throwing strikes from a repeatable delivery. FB jumps out of his hand and shows tail and gets on hitters topping out at 84 mph. As a hitter, Salamone shows power to his pull side. He squares the ball up and hits line-drives to all fields. At 1B, he shows plus bag awareness as he moves well for a big guy. He fields the ball cleanly and picks out the hops well. Jordan is a coachable player who is a good teammate and leads by example.
07/31/2013 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1
Salamore showed improvements in Pirate City in a few areas. He projects as 1B/RHP and we were very impressed with some improvements he showed on the mound since we first saw him. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he topped out at 82 mph. Fastball showed a range of 79-82 mph. Breaking ball is improved as well and displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for. Control is a plus as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as more arm strength is gained. He can also work quicker to the plate. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. He also showed an improved arm with soft and clean hands, as he consistently shows the ability to pick balls out of the dirt, saving throws. At the plate, Jordan shows an athletic stance with rhythm. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side and he showed a good approach with 2 strikes. For hitting grades to continue to improve, he needs to work to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields and he can work to have quicker hands. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more and add more overall body strength. Mental makeup is a plus as he is a hard worker and is very coachable. With three years of high school baseball remaining, he will be one to watch.
02/03/2013 - College PREP - Orlando, FL
Jordan is a young, thin, 2-way player who plays 1B and RHP. Defensively, Jordan has sure hands, efficient footwork, and he looks the ball in well. He covers ground, has solid arm action, and delivers the ball with accuracy to his target. Defense can improve if Jordan can field sooner, lighten his feet, and add arm strength. On the hill, Jordan has a short / loose arm, level shoulders, and good direction toward home. Earlier separation and more consistent mechanics will improve mound effectiveness. Offensively, Jordan showed a square set-up, good balance, and a square stride. He tracks well, finds the barrel, and gets his lower 1/2 through. A less noisy set-up, earlier load, and not reaching for the ball will help hitting rise.