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.
04/07/2019 - 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.
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