07/15/2019 - College PREP - Avon (Cleveland), OH
Max continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and he has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (81 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. At SS, defensive abilities have improved as he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork and he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is soft / sure, presenting well out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 69 mph. Fastball shows a range of 66-69 mph with tailing action. He slows arm speed on changeup, tipping off pitch to hitters. Stock on the mound will continue to develop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
12/27/2018 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic - Session 2 (Ages 12-14)
Max is an athletic and talented 2023 prospect that was very coachable. At SS, Max is on time with his prep step, he presents a low/early glove, and works around the ball. He has a clean exchange and gets rid of the ball. He needs to continue to improve his range and first step to the ball. At the plate, Max starts in a squared position and loads his hands back into the drive position. He's a patient hitter and had 6 walks on the week. He needs to continue to get his front foot down on time, keep a quiet head, and create backside drive with his lower half. Continuing to long toss will build arm strength and improved hip mobility will allow him to improve his range. Max is a hard worker and we hope to see his progress in the future.
09/02/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Troy (Albany), NY
Max is a lean, athletic, 2-way player who plays 2nd base and RHP. Defensively, Max has fluid footwork, agile movements, and he fields the ball athletically. He has good range, a quick/clean exchange, and throws with carry and accuracy across the diamond. On the mound, Max has a loose/clean arm action, he separates on time, and lands with a controlled landing toward home in a complete position. At the plate, Max has a square/crouched setup, good balance, and quick hands. He has fast bat speed, a direct barrel to the ball, and he uses his lower body well. Max is a solid young player and can improve with work on the following.
1. Stay low
2. Arm strength
2. Avoid drifting
3. Glove side lead
3. Swing path