07/17/2021 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (MS)
Kyson is a 1B/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2025. Tall frame, with long levers, thin build with strength present and plenty of room to add throughout. At 1B, efficient footwork enable him to create good fielding angles. Showed good range in all directions and has a clean transfer. Quick arm in back working into a high 3/4 release point forward. Accurate/on-line throws, with a quick release, and an arm velocity of 76mph to second base. Showed good bag awareness during his workout. A right-handed pitcher, he has long levers and a projectible frame. Stays tall on the backside as he works down the mound. Separates on time and has clean arm action. Throws a FB that sits 70-72mph with some cutting action and a 10/4 breaking ball with early break. Threw 60% of his pitches for strikes and induced soft contact in live game action. A right-handed hitter, he hits from an athletic and open stance. Quiet setup, with an aggressive approach, and good balance at contact. Flat barrel path, with good extension out front, and ability to make hard contact. Showed ability to backspin balls into both gaps with a bat exit velocity of 79mph. In live game action, Kyson hit a HR and drew 2 base on balls. With continued growth and development, we foresee him having a good high school career and beyond.
02/12/2021 - Baseball Factory Opening Day Classic (MS - East)
Kyson is a tall and athletic 1B/RHP with a strong arm. At 1B, Kyson shows great prep work with smooth footwork as he ranges for the ball. He works hard to field the ball out in front of his body and creates momentum to the target as he exchanges to throw. His arm action as loose as he delivers the ball with strength and accuracy. Hitting, Kyson has a tall stance with comfortable hands and takes a controlled stride to launch his swing. He gets his lower half through working hard to get on plane that allows him to deliver consistent contact. He shows a balanced approach at the plate using all fields and shooting for the gaps. On the mound, Kyson pitches with a FB/CB combo with the FB showing some cut at times and the CB has 11-5 action. He pitches with a confidence on the mound and accelerates hard down the mound finishing to the target. Kyson shows great upside with his 6'2 frame and will continue to develop and grow into his body.
12/27/2020 - Baseball Factory East Coast Winter Classic
Kyson continues to show as a prospect on the diamond. At 1B, he displays clean/smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls and plays through with his body. He is a quality receiver at the bag, displaying proper footwork. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he continues to shine with solid power potential through a tall, open setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent hard contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. On the mound, he throws from a high ¾ arm slot. Fastball showed a range of 62-65 mph with cutting action. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. His changeup has some slight sink. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
09/04/2020 - MS All-Region Tournament
In less than a year since his last Factory outing, Kyson should vast improvements to all aspects of his game. Defensively at 1B, he was aggressive and made plays with two hands. His arm played consistently accurate and he had a nice short arm stroke from the 3/4 slot. At the plate, he had a middle approach and was simple with his move which allowed for good barrel accuracy. On the mound, he threw a FB with run for strikes and a CB with 10/4 shape. He had good direction and a good stride to deliver and showed good control, throwing over 50% of his pitches for strikes. In all, we really enjoy seeing the progress that Kyson has made and can't wait to see where he takes his game between now and his next outing with us!
12/27/2019 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic (Ages 12-14)
Kyson is a 1B/RHP that attended Dodgertown. Kyson shows good hustle and footwork around 1B and works hard to create good angles to the ball. Getting his glove more out in front of his body and taking more reps will help Kyson become a more consistent fielder. He delivers the ball around the diamond with accuracy and carry to the target. At the plate, Kyson sets up in a square stance with comfortable hands. He takes a short stride to start his swing and gets his foot down on time. He gets the barrel on plane and rotates his core to deliver the barrel showing contact to all fields. On the mound, Kyson shows a 3-pitch mix with a FB, CB, and CH. Pitching, he shows confidence on the mound as he works out of the stretch. He keeps his stride in line as he works down the mound and lands under control. Kyson is young and will continue to improve. We look forward to seeing his progress as time moves on.
08/11/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Kannapolis (Charlotte), NC
Kyson is a 2-way player who plays 1B and RHP. Defensively, Kyson has fluid/active feet, agile movements, and he fields in a square position. He has clean hands, a quick exchange, and he throws with accuracy to his target. On the mound, Kyson has a FB that touches 61 MPH, he separates his hands on time, and has a controlled landing toward home plate. Offensively, Kyson has a square stance, good balance, and he swings in good rhythm. He has fast bat speed, makes consistent contact, and he uses his lower body. Overall skills can get better with work on the following.
2. Fielding position
3. Arm strength
3. Loosen AA
2. Shorten swing
3. Let ball travel