01/26/2014 - National Tryout - Kapolei (Honolulu), HI
Kaimana continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Defensive grade has improved the most, now showing as a superior defender in the OF. He displays quick / athletic actions and takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He reads balls well off the bat and covers a ton of ground, displaying range. Feet are active as he works to get behind balls, playing through well with momentum to his target. Arm strength has improved as he stays behind bat ball with accuracy, life, and on line carry through his target. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, generating bat speed through a level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields and shows a feel for the barrel with baseball exploding off his bat when centered.
08/11/2013 - National Tryout - Kapolei (Honolulu), HI
Kaimana has made great strides in his game since we last saw him. At the plate, this lefty displays smooth rhythm and gets back into a solid load position. He uses his lower 1/2 well and makes consistent contact, spraying the ball to all fields. He gets out of the box quickly and will be a threat on the base-paths with his speed (6.94 60 yard dash). In the OF, he is aggressive and takes a quick first step to get himself into a good fielding position. He plays through the ball well and makes strong/accurate throws toward his target. Kaimana is young, talented prospect in the OF who is a player to keep an eye on.
07/29/2013 - Under Armour Southwest Championships, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One
Kaimana is a solid, young 3B that will graduate in 2016. Foot speed is above average as indicated by his 7.15 60 time. Defensive grades are well above average as he uses his athletic feet well in attacking ground balls and plays through well, while presenting his soft / sure hands well out front. He works to get rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy and carry across the diamond, displaying a solid arm. At the plate, he shows a balanced setup with rhythm. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a short / level swing path. Barrel accuracy is a plus with baseball jumping off the bat when centered. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. Mental makeup is a plus as he is a hard worker and is very coachable. With 3 years to further develop, Kaimana has a lot of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.