07/05/2022 - Cape Cod Select Training & Competition (MS)
Max had a great event at the Cape Cod event and continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. At the plate, hitting potential has improved through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Lower half works well through the swing with an aggressive hip turn. At SS, defensive abilities have improved he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is clean and presents out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he works hard and is very coachable.
01/14/2022 - Baseball Factory's Spring Training at Jackie Robinson Training Complex(Ages 12-14)
Max is a hard working 2B/RHP in the class of 2028 out of Washington, DC. At 2B, he showed athleticism with a quick first step and good actions. He fields the ball in a low fielding position with his glove out front of his eyes. He makes clean exchanges with a clean arm action and the ability to make accurate throws to his target. At the plate, he has a simple set up which allows him to stay in his legs throughout his swing. He keeps his head down to ensure contact and hits the ball to the entire field in his approach. On the mound, he stays in attack mode and tries to win strike one. He gets good extension on his fastball which topped out at 55 mph. Max could benefit from programs/drills such as strength training, one handed infield drills, long toss, arm path, separation hitting, posture hitting, speed & agility.
12/12/2021 - Official Player Development Membership - Gambrills, MD
Max is a 2B/RHP in the class of 2028. In the field, Max has active feet and the ability to square his body to the baseball. He has great pocket awareness and his exchanges are clean. His high 3/4 arm slot produced accurate throws to his target. On the mound, he displayed a solid mound presence. He incorporated a 3-pitch mix and proved he can establish the strike zone. His 2 seam FB sat at 55 mph and his CB had 11-5 shape. He has a tailing CH to disrupt the hitters timing. When Max learns to keep his eyes to the target, he will maintain balance in his delivery. At the plate, he begins with a lightly closed set up and short stride. He maintains balance in his on-plane swing and produces line drives. Once Max gains separation in the load phase, his timing will improve. Overall, Max has a solid foundation and a bright future on the diamond.