12/27/2019 - Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic (Ages 14-18)
Jovann continues to shine on the diamond. Behind the plate, Feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times showed in the 2.44 range with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Hands are soft / sure and he sticks balls in the zone. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Receiving / blocking skills show as outstanding tools that will play well at the next level. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work to and through a level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a level swing path. Mental makeup is a plus as he is a team player, coachable, and plays the game hard.
09/22/2019 - College PREP - Lynnwood (Seattle), WA
Jovann is a C/2B prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. Behind the plate, Jovann shows quick footwork and is agile moving to block. He presents a good target to the pitcher and makes a quick exchange. He gets rid of the ball quickly, keeping his throws accurate and on-line to his target. Sitting in a square stance can help Jovann improve as a C. At 2B, Jovann shows active footwork and fields in a low position. He makes a clean exchange and gets rid of the ball quickly, keeping his throws accurate and on-line to his target. Increasing his lateral range can help Jovann improve as a 2B. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a crouched stance and gets into his load well. He works to barrel up the baseball and sprays to all fields. Taking a shorter stride can help Jovann improve as a hitter. Overall, Jovann is a solid prospect who has the potential to further develop his skills on the field.
07/09/2019 - California Select Training & Competition - Session 2 (Ages 14-18)
Jovann is a coachable C prospect who worked hard on his skills during the California Select Training & Competition. Behind the plate, Jovann sits in a low stance and tracks the ball into his glove. He replaces his feet to throw and keeps his throws on the 2B bag. He moves on time to block and centers the ball in the middle of his body. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an open stance and take a controlled stride. He gets into a simple load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a level swing and rotates his core well, leading to solid line drives. Overall, Jovann is a solid prospect who has the potential to further develop his skills on the field.
07/15/2018 - Baseball Factory D.C. All Star Experience (Ages 14-18)
Jovann is an athletic and talented 2020 Catching prospect that made several adjustments throughout the training weekend. Behind the dish, Jovann starts in an athletic stance and tries to work behind the ball. He sees the ball into his body when blocking and recovers blocks well. Continuing to exchange the ball in front of his body and staying directional with his footwork will allow him to be more accurate to the bases. Presenting a low target and keeping a quiet head will allow him to see the ball into the glove. At the plate, Jovann starts in an open stance, he gets his back side through the swing, and stays balanced through contact. He needs to continue to attack the inside part of the ball and load his lower half knee to knee. This will allow him to be more explosive to the ball. Jovann will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
11/09/2017 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona (Ages 14-18)
Jovann is a compact, athletic 2020 catching prospect who plays the game hard and is a leader on the field. He has really improved his arm strength and lowered his pop times in the process. He works in line behind the plate to receive with presented hands to stick pitches in the zone. He has quick feet to drop and block the ball to center to keep it in front. At the dish, he loads to a stacked position and shows centered balance throughout his swing. He gets on plane early and has a flat path through the zone to make consistent contact to all fields. Quieting his body will reduce the movement in his swing and lead to more hard contact. Jovann is a prospect we look forward to watching as he continues to develop.