Baseball Factory D.C. All Star Experience (Ages 14-18)
Kyle is an athletic and talented 2020 2-way player that made several adjustments throughout the training weekend. At 1B, Kyle has a fluid prep step and has a quick first step to the ball. He works well off the bag, plays through his backhand, and has range to the 4-3 hole. Continuing to practice game like throws in his throwing program will increase his ability to throw from multiple arm angles and on the run. At the plate, Kyle starts in an athletic stance and loads his hands back into the drive position. He hits off a firm front side, creates whip in the barrel, and stays balanced through contact. Continue to attack the inside part of the ball and keeping a middle approach will allow him to drive the ball to all fields. On the bump, Kyle separates on time, has good tempo in his delivery, and attacks the strike zone with both pitches. Working on balance and riding the back leg to the plate will help control his direction toward the plate. Kyle will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
01/12/2018 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 14-18)
Kyle is a coachable, hardworking player that is also a great teammate. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 67-68 mph with tailing action. Breaking ball displays 1/7 with gradual break. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls but needs to square up and play through balls more with his body. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, he shows an open / crouched setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side.
07/14/2017 - California Select Training & Competition - Session 2 (Ages 14-18)
Kyle is a tall, athletic LHP/1B who will graduate in 2020. is At 1B, he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are aggressive as he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Glove action is soft / sure as he presents well out front. Range will improve as he increases foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a tall setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields through a line drive approach. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 68-71 mph with cutting action. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and plays the game hard. With 3 years to further develop, Kyle has abilities with time and room to progress his game.