04/29/2018 - College PREP - Katy (Houston), TX
Justin is a 1B/RHP graduating in 2019 but was only evaluated on the mound for this event. At the plate, Justin shows a spray type approach. He shows a tall, open set up and leads with his lower half. Justin shows fast bat speed with an on-plane swing path and extension after contact. Justin could see more consistently hard contact by implementing a rhythm at the plate along with a square stride to the ball. On the mound, Justin works fast throwing three pitches (FB, CB and SPL) for strikes from a 3/4 arm slot. Justin shows good repeatable mechanics gathering over the rubber and separating on time. He shows a free, clean arm action extending through the zone upon release and staying square to his target. He controls his landing with proper stride length and rotates to his target when finishing. With another year of development to his game, Justin could play at the next level.
06/06/2017 - 2017 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's National Texas
Justin is a hard-working, 2-way player who continues to progress his skill-set. On the mound, this reliable righty works tall and drives downhill toward the plate. FB tops out at 81 mph as he works to keep it down in the zone. Breaking ball shows 10/4 shape with flashes of good depth. Split finger shows good drop with potential to be a solid out pitch. At 1B, Justin moves well laterally and has good bag awareness. He funnels smoothly with the ability to pick throws out of the dirt. Offensively, this righty takes an aggressive hack and square balls up with some pop. Hands are quick as he connects and utilizes the entire field. This 2019 grad continues to show well as he still has a ton of upside.
01/13/2017 - Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Justin is a well-built RHP prospect who has good upside and graduates in 2019. On the mound, Justin has a balanced delivery throwing from an over the top arm slot. He gets good arm extension through his release and effectively uses his lower half with the proper stride length. Justin finishes with his chest over his front knee. He throws a heavy fastball with early movement at 79-81 MPH. He also features an 11/5 breaking curveball. As a right-handed hitter, Justin has a tall, open stance with a centered balance. He has smooth rhythm and takes a square stride. Justin has a level swing path and shows solid contact to the pull side. Overall, Justin has a solid set of skills and good potential to get even better with development.
11/20/2016 - College PREP - Houston, TX
Justin continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity at 81 mph. He shows a quick tempo and works through a sound, repeatable delivery. Fastball showed a range of 78-81 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He throws a split finger pitch with good sinking action as he maintains arm speed. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Glove action is soft/sure and he presents well out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he works to utilize his lower half more efficiently. With 3 years to further develop, Justin has a lot of potential with time and room to progress his game.
01/15/2016 - Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament
Justin Travis showed his best ability on the mound at the Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament. On the hill, he threw a FB from 77-80 with late cut, spun an 11/5 CB at 63-66, and threw a CH with good sink & depth at 69-70. He attacked hitters with the FB early and had great mound presence with great overall feel to pitch. He has great projection with his present ability and frame. Offensively, he delivered the barrel on a level path and tracked the ball deep to contact, hitting a single and a triple in his ABs. He generated good bat speed with core rotation and worked his backside through. In the OF, he worked to the baseball with good body control, getting behind and playing through the catch. His hands were sure and he threw with present carry to his targets. All in all - Justin continues to show an upward trend of growth in his development.
09/30/2015 - Arizona Freshman/Sophomore Fall Classic
Justin continues to show improvements at both his positions on the mound and in the OF. In the OF, defensive grade has improved as he reads balls well off the bat and utilizes his athletic feet well in tracking down balls. Hands/feet work well together through the fielding process as he catches balls at the highest point. At the plate, hands are quick, generating bat speed and works to stay inside the baseball, utilizing all fields. He has strength in his swing with baseball jumping off the bat when centered. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date, topping out at 78 mph. Fastball showed good arm side run with late life. Off speed stuff has improved, showing potential as being quality pitches at the next level. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength. Mental makeup continues to show as a plus tool as he is a great teammate and is a student of the game.
06/15/2015 - College PREP - Tomball (Houston), TX
This young RHP continues to develop on the bump. He works in-line toward the dish and repeats his delivery well. FB now tops out at 75 mph while showing slight tail. Splitter is best off-speed as he throws it with FB arm speed, helping to create deception. He finishes complete in a good fielding position. At the plate, Justin has a balanced setup with a solid base. Swing is quick with bat speed as he connects and hits line-drives consistently. Only a 2019 grad - Travis is a reliable RHP who will throw strikes and challenge hitters.
11/15/2014 - Interactive Video Program - Houston, TX
Justin continues to shine on the mound. FB tops out at 74 mph as it has tail and is thrown for strikes. Breaking ball has 10/4 shape with gradual break. He works quickly, at his pace and keeps hitters off balance. He shows plus command and mixes well, working both sides of the dish. With the bat, Justin works back into a loaded position with strong bat leverage. He likes the pitch on the inner 1/2 and pulls it with pop. The ball jumps off of his barrel as he squares it up consistently. Only a 2019 grad - Justin has a high ceiling and will throw strikes consistently.
07/25/2014 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City
Justin is a talented RHP with lots of potential on the mound. He shows good athleticism and has a great mound presence. He works quick and pounds the zone with his fastball that has good arm side run. With some added secondary pitches Justin will be a solid option on the mound at the next level. Offensively he starts with an open stance and showed a good balanced setup. He stays inside of the ball well and hit consistent line drives during games. He showed some power in BP driving balls in the gaps with a smooth swing. Justin is the type of player a coach wants, he asks good questions, he's mature, a team player, very coachable and has a high baseball IQ.
06/16/2014 - Interactive Video Program - Houston, TX
Justin showed strictly as an OF in his most recent Baseball Factory outing. Offensively, he really shined, showing pop to the gaps and pull side. He gets down to contact with good bat speed & barrel accuracy and gets extended through the ball. In the outfield, he is efficient with his feet and makes plays with sure hands in front. He takes good angles, and works well back on fly-balls. In all - Justin is a good young player that will be entering 8th grade in the fall.
1. Lessen width of base
2. Drive with lower
1. More efficient footwork to throw
2. Engage lower in ready position
01/17/2014 - Baseball Factory Spring Training at the Yankees Training Complex (Ages 12-14)
Justin is an athletic, two-way player who strives to improve and hone his skills. He constantly competes during games and communicates well to ensure his teammates are able to raise their level of play. At 1B, Justin has a good arm, picks well and shows the ability to range off the bag to make tough plays to keep the ball in the field. He can work on his receiving, picks and his footwork around the bag. Justin is an athletic RHP as well, where he shows he commands multiple pitches, has a clean delivery and he can repeat and works with good tempo. He can improve on the mound by keeping his hips squared to his target and becoming more consistent releasing the ball out in front of his body. At the plate, Justin is a well disciplined hitter, who is balanced and consistently puts the barrel on the ball. He can improve offensively by using his lower half more and honing his ability to drive the ball to all fields.
12/27/2013 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic
Justin spent his time in Florida as an outfielder and pitcher. He's a great kid and is very coachable. In the outfield he has quick feet, sure hands, and takes the proper routes to the ball. He has a quick first step and displays good range. His exchange is quick and he makes accurate throws with good carry. On the mound, Justin gets to a good balance point, shows good athleticism, and gets good arm extension. His fastball stays down in the zone and his curve has an 11/5 shape with good depth. Justin can continue to work on his command to become a solid option on the mound at the next level. At the plate he has an athletic setup, good load, and good balance. His hands are quick and he delivers the barrel with good accuracy. He made consistent contact during games and should only improve becoming a gap to gap hitter with more strength.
11/16/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Houston, TX
Justin is a long, athletic, 2-way player who pitches and plays OF. On the hill, Justin has a solid arm action, good size, and he works in good tempo. His ball has natural movement, he lands in a square position, and his FB touches 74 MPH. In the OF, Justin has efficient footwork, he fields on-time, and he centers the ball well. He attacks aggressively, surrounds the ball well, and he throws with a long arm action to his target. At the plate, Justin has an athletic set-up, a level swing, and quick hands. He gets good extension through the ball and he has pop to the pull side. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
2. Loosen arm action
1. Sure up glove
2. Avoid drifting
3. Long toss
1. Loosen grip
2. Avoid spinning off ball
3. More direct hands to ball