01/29/2017 - National Tryout Plus - Kapolei (Honolulu), HI
Justus is a long, lean OF/RHP prospect with the frame and tools to become an impact player on the field as he progresses. He shows blazing speed and impressive athleticism that translate well to his play in the outfield, on the bases and on the mound. He works to the ball aggressively in the outfield, using his speed to track it down and works through to gain momentum to his target. His hands are presented to field and he keeps everything in front to keep runners from advancing. Implementing a long toss program will lead to a stronger arm to throw out runners. His quiet, middle approach at the plate lead to lots of contact at the plate as he shows feel for the barrel. He uses his long levers and incorporated lower half to get extension through contact and drive the ball to all fields. He is an imposing figure on the mound with a projectable frame and compact mechanics with deception. He hides the ball well and works downhill to throw a heavy ball and use his deceptive changeup to put hitters away. Justus is definitely a prospect to keep an eye on moving forward.
07/14/2016 - California Select Training & Competition - Session 2
Justus is a very athletic 2 way player who showcases his skills in the outfield and on the mound. In the outfield, he uses proper angles and his good foot speed to track down balls well, also working low and thru on ground balls. Having confidence in his arm to let it rip and throwing from a higher arm slot will improve the strength of his throws and carry. At the plate, he shows proper mechanics with a soft stride, hands that get into a load position which extend thru the zone well. Also a pitcher, his best quality is his control, locating his 71-73 fastball often, resulting from his clean mechanics. Adding a changeup and/or a breaking ball will keep hitters guessing going forward. A mechanically sound player all around, Justus will be exciting to track in the future.
01/31/2016 - College PREP - Kapolei (Honolulu), HI
Justus is an athletic LHH 2-way player as an OF/RHP. With the bat, this lefty shows a square setup with good balance. He gets good hand separation with leverage, delivers the barrel on a level path and works to drive the middle of the field. In the OF, Justus has active footwork and takes solid routes/angles to track down fly-balls hit to his right and left with speed. He secures the ball with soft/sure hands and fires accurate throws into his target. Playing through the ball more will help to improve skills in the OF. On the mound, this RHP throws his FB from a 3/4 arm slot. FB shows slight tail ranging from 78-81 mph as he works it to both sides of the plate. Arm works loosely as he stays directional toward the plate. Only a 2019 grad - the future is bright for this 2-way player.