01/15/2021 - 2021 Baseball Factory Pre-Season All-America Tournament (FL)
Lane is a solid 2-way prospect who continues to show well on the diamond. At SS, he displays quick/active prep footwork and moves well right to left in his approach to the GB. Hands are presented out in front with a smooth transfer to throw. As a hitter, this righty starts out open with good balance and fluid rhythm to load. He jumps on pitches he likes, barrels the ball up and hits consistent line-drives back up the middle of the field. On the mound, this RHP toes the rubber with confidence and remains composed. He works to a controlled balance point with smooth separation, keeping his eyes on the target. He spots up his FB working to keep it down in the zone. Slider shows 'sweeping' type action while CH has some good sink. Neill has worked hard and made tremendous strides in his game since we first saw him back in 2018. This skilled 2-way player has the tools that will provide success in this his senior year leading into college.
10/07/2020 - Arizona Senior Fall Classic
Lane is an athletic SS prospect with a great overall skill set. In the field, Lane is smooth on his feet with plus first step quickness. He fields with soft hands and has a smooth exchange, showing off his strong arm across the diamond. At the plate, this RHH shows an advanced approach through an athletic setup. He works through a level swing path and displays advanced barrel control, producing loud contact. Overall, Lane is a talented prospect who has the skill set to perform at the next level.
01/17/2020 - 2020 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Lane continues to show as a top prospect at the Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament. At SS, feet are aggressive as he works around balls and plays through with his body. Hands are soft / clean and he presents well out front. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground in the MIF. Throws are accurate with on line carry (83 mph velocity) across the diamond. At the plate, hands are quick (83 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path, creating extension. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop.
10/02/2019 - Arizona Junior Fall Classic
Lane is a coachable SS prospect who worked hard on his skills during the Arizona Fall Classic. In the field, Lane shows smooth footwork and is agile moving to the ball. He gets into an athletic position and fields the ball out in front with sure 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 takes a compact swing and hits against a strong front side, leading to solid contact. Overall, Lane is a solid prospect who has the potential to further develop his skills on the field.
04/07/2019 - College PREP - Billings, MT
Lane continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. He did hos on the mound for the first time at the event. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At SS, defensive abilities are outstanding as he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active as he attacks balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is soft / sure and presents well out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. He gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy and on line zip across the diamond. At the plate, hitting / power potential have improved through a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel and stays inside the ball through a solid line drive approach. On the mound, delivery is sound / repeatable allowing his arm action to work free to the plate. Fastball showed a range of 72-76 mph with tailing action. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup and shows a feel for pitch with arm side run. He throws a knuckleball that has good downward action. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
01/18/2019 - 2019 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Lane continues to show a promising future on the diamond. At SS, feet are active, working from the ground-up with smooth actions. Transfer is quick as he fires strong throws zipping (80 mph velocity) across the diamond. At the plate, he has strong/centered balance with fluid rhythm to load. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. A projectable SS, Lane has lot of potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.
06/16/2018 - Omaha National World Series - Session 1 (Ages 14-18)
Lane is an athletic built shortstop prospect who has a well-rounded skill set. In the field, Lane plays with effective footwork and shows range in each direction laterally. He presents his glove and fields the ball in an athletic, square position. Lane has a clean exchange leading into a short arm action throwing from a high 3/4 arm slot. He plays through the ball with good momentum towards his target showing a quick release. Lane show strong, accurate throws across the diamond. Offensively, Lane has a square stance with a centered balance. He has a good load with a short, square stride as he partially uses his lower half throughout his swing. Lane has a short, direct swing path and is developing bat speed. He maintains a level barrel producing consistent contact. Lane is a line drive type hitter who can get even better. Overall, Lane has skill on both sides of the ball giving him a bright future on the diamond.
04/08/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Billings, MT
Lane is a scrappy SS with an athletic frame. Defensively, Lane presents his glove well, feet are active, and he moves well to the ball. He fields in a square position, his exchange is clean, and he can throw from multiple arm slots with accuracy to his target. Offensively, Lane has a square set-up, a short stride, and good balance. He has fast bat speed, a direct barrel to the ball, and he makes hard/consistent contact. Lane can improve with work on the following.
1. Play more through
2. Long toss