12/27/2019 - Baseball Factory West Coast Winter Classic (Ages 12-14)
Kadyn continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.31 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. At the plate, he continues to show as a switch hitter with similar abilities from both sides. Hands are quick and work to and through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. Mental makeup is a plus as he is a team player, coachable, and plays the game hard.
07/16/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Highland Park (DFW), TX
Kadyn is a young, 2-way player with a thin frame. Behind the plate, Kadyn has active feet, a presentable glove, and he has good lateral movements. He blocks and receives well, his exchange is clean, and he gains ground throwing with accuracy to 2nd base. Pop times were as low as 2.85 seconds. At 2nd base, Kadyn has active feet, he fields out in front of his body, and he picks out the right hops. He gathers himself and delivers the ball with accuracy to his target. Offensively, Kadyn can hit from both sides. From the left, he has an athletic stance, a short/square stride, and he loads his hands properly. He swings in good rhythm, stays through the baseball, and hits line drives gap to gap. From the right, Kadyn swings aggressively, he has pop in his bat, and he makes consistent contact. Overall skills can continue to improve with work on the following.
1. Arm strength
2. Fielding position
1. Fielding position
1. Lower body
2. Let ball travel
3. Finish swing