01/17/2020 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Kanoa showed well both offensive and defensively during his time in Arizona. He showed a spike in arm velocity to 61 MPH and exit velocity to 59 MPH. At 2nd base, Kanoa has athletic actions, a presentable glove, and he moves well to the ball. He plays through, his exchange is quick and clean, and Kanoa has an accurate arm to his target. Offensively, Kanoa has a closed stance, an activated load, and he swings in good rhythm. He makes hard contact, hits line drives, and he centers the ball well. Kanoa is a hard working, coachable player with a high ceiling.
08/11/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Waipahu (Honolulu), HI
Kanoa is a young, thin, 2-way player who catches and plays 2nd base. Behind the plate, Kanoa sits in a square position, he covers some ground, and shows quick feet. He keeps the ball in front when blocking, his exchange is clean, and he throws with a short arm action to 2nd base. In the INF, Kanoa has efficient footwork, good pre-pitch actions, and he fields squarely. He has a presentable glove and a consistent arm to his target. At the plate, Kanoa has a square/athletic stance, good balance, and he loads his hands well. He has a short swing path, he can spray the ball to all fields, and he uses his lower body. Overall skills can continue to get better with work on the following.
2. Arm strength
2. Bat seed