08/11/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Kannapolis (Charlotte), NC Kingston is a 2B/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2027. In the field, Kingston shows active footwork and is agile moving to the ball. He gets into an athletic position and fields the ball out in front with soft hands. He makes a clean exchange and keeps his throws accurate to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a short stride. He is smooth getting back into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a direct swing with decent bat speed, leading to consistent contact to all fields. On the mound, Kingston gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He keeps his eyes on target and stays inline towards the plate. Kingston shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 45mph. Changeup sits from 40-41mph as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
Infield 1. Long toss 2. Stay low on backhand 3. Smoother release Hitting 1. Softer stride 2. Add strength Pitching 1. Looser arm action 2. Extend through release 3. Finish with chest over front knee