09/30/2018 - National Tryout Plus - Raleigh, NC
Kipp continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and he has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he has improved the most, now displaying well above average hitting abilities with outstanding power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (87 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He has strength in his swing and stays inside the ball, showing gap-to-gap pop. Power will continue to increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. At 3B, he displays proper footwork but needs to attack balls more and play through with his body. Glove action is soft / sure as he makes the plays. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. He gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy on his throws with arm strength improving as he gets on a long toss program. With 3 years to further develop, Kipp will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities as he continues to progress his game.
08/01/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 14-18)
Kipp is a coachable 3B/SS prospect who showed to be a real team player during his time at the National World Series at Pirate City. In the field, Kipp shows efficient footwork and makes the routine plays. He makes a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them consistent to his target. Kipp can improve defensively by getting into a more athletic fielding position. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a short stride. He works to barrel up the baseball and drives it to all fields. Kipp can improve as a hitter by working a smoother load into his swing. With three more years to develop, Kipp has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
03/18/2018 - College PREP - Kannapolis (Charlotte), NC
Kipp is a tall and strong 2021 SS prospect. At SS, Kipp has a quick first step and is aggressive to the ball. He makes clean and accurate throws across the diamond as well. Continuing to present a low/early glove will allow him to be in a consistent position to field. At the plate, Kipp starts in a squared stance and loads his hands back into the drive position. He attacks the ball with his lower half and stays balanced through contact. Kipp will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.