07/21/2019 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 12-14)
Lincoln is an athletic and talented 2024 2-way prospect that was eager to learn. Behind the dish, Lincoln starts in a quiet primary, he presents a low target, and works behind the ball. When throwing, he gains ground, with a quick release, and has good carry on the ball. When blocking, he leads with his glove, controls balls with his chest, and anticipates the ball in the dirt. He needs to continue to be in athletic secondary and keep his chest over his knees. At the plate, Lincoln loads his hands back, he has a middle approach, and consistently puts the ball in play. He has good rhythm keeps the barrel flat to the ball, and stays balanced through contact. He needs to continue to create backside drive, stay back on the ball, and get extension through contact. Lincoln will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
03/03/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Indianapolis , IN
Lincoln worked out behind the plate and in the OF during his most recent workout with The Factory. Arm strength increased to 72 MPH at the workout. Behind the plate, Lincoln has active feet, he centers the ball well, and tracks to his glove. He is aggressive blocking, gains ground, and throws with momentum from a long arm action to 2nd base. In the OF, Lincoln has efficient footwork, a good first step to the ball, and he fields squarely. He tracks well, makes plays, and throws with momentum to his cut off man. Offensively, Lincoln has a square set-up, good balance, and he swings a level stick. He hits with some strength to the pull side and uses his lower body.
11/15/2018 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City (Ages 12-14)
Lincoln is an athletic and strong 2024 catching prospect that has a high baseball IQ. Behind the dish, Lincoln starts in a balanced primary and has a staggered secondary stance. He works under the ball and sees the ball into his glove when receiving. He needs to continue to present a low target and minimize his post pitch manipulation. He needs to continue to lead with his glove and get his lower half into a strong position to control balls with his chest when blocking. Exchanging the ball in front of his body and creating momentum with his lower half when throwing will quicken up his release. At the plate, Lincoln starts in a closed stance, keeps a quiet head, and has a simple approach. He has quick hands and creates backside rotation with his lower half. He needs to continue to attack the inside part of the ball and keep his head down at contact. Backing the ball up and keeping a middle approach will allow him to see the ball deeper into contact. Continuing to be aggressive on fastball will put him in better situations to hit. Lincoln needs to continue to have a positive attitude and continue to make adjustments. He will to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
09/16/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Indianapolis, IN
Lincoln is an athletic, 2-way player who catches and plays OF. Behind the plate, Lincoln has firm hands, efficient footwork, and he looks the ball into his glove. He tries to keep the ball in front when blocking, his exchange is clean, and he throws with consistency and direction to 2nd base with pop times as low as 2.96 seconds. In the OF, Lincoln has quick feet, presentable hands, and he fields aggressively. He takes good angles, his exchange is quick, and he throws with consistency to his target. At the plate, Lincoln has an athletic set-up, he loads well, and gets good extension through the ball. He stands in with balance and swings on plane. Lincoln can further improve skills with work on the following.
1. Throw downhill
3. Arm action
1. Loosen grip
3. Lower body