05/22/2016 - National Tryout Plus - San Antonio, TX
Max continues to progress on the diamond. On the mound, this crafty lefty works the ball in and out and throws strikes. He commands his FB well as it has run and sink. He keeps it down in the zone which will result in GB outs. Curveball has 1/7 shape with sweeping action. More lower 1/2 drive off of the rubber will help to get more into his FB. In the OF, Max has active footwork and tracks down fly-balls to his right and left. He secures the ball with 2-hands, gathers well and makes accurate throws into his target. At the plate, he has a balanced setup with rhythm to load. He squares the ball up and hits line-drives. More extension through contact will help to increase power at the plate. Only a 2019 grad - Max is a skilled prospect who has a bright future ahead of him in the game.
01/16/2015 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Max is a young two-way player as a LHP/OF. He continues to show great adjustments as a ballplayer both in the field and at the plate. Bryce shows a great arm both on the mound and also in the outfield, giving him the ability to be a power pitcher from the left side. On the mound Max also shows the ability to use his lower half in the delivery, and is able to get out over his front side during the delivery. Max is also able to pound the bottom of the strike zone, making it difficult for the hitters to barrel anything. In the outfield Max shows good instincts by taking a good first step to the baseball, allowing him to cover the ground needed to track baseballs. He also is able to play downhill toward the target and displays a strong arm, allowing him to control the running game from the outfield. At the plate Max shows a quiet and balanced contact approach, and is able to work the middle of the field. This gives him the ability to be a top of the order guy, that is able to be a strong situational hitter.
12/07/2014 - National Tryout - McCook (Chicago), IL
Max has worked hard and made great strides in his game. On the mound, he works to a controlled balance point and maintains level shoulders. He gets good glove side lead and pulls in-line toward the dish. FB now ranges from 67-69 mph while showing run. He pounds the zone and throws strikes. Breaking ball has 1/7 shape and compliments his FB well. Developing more extension on his finish will help to improve effectiveness on all pitches. In the OF, Max takes a quick first step with solid routes/angles to fly-balls hit to his right and left. He secures the ball, gathers well, and has a clean exchange to throw. With the bat, this switch hitter currently shows more natural from the right side. He has an aggressive approach and is looking to swing it right when he steps into the box. More lower 1/2 drive will help him to tap into his full power potential. Max (only 2019 grad) has skills and will only continue to progress.
07/31/2013 - Baseball Factory Pro Select Training at Vero Beach (Ages 12-14)
Maximillian is a 1st baseman who also pitches. In the infield, he has firm hands, active feet, and works hard on his picks around the bag. At the plate, he is a solid switch hitter with an athletic setup. He has a good load, takes a short stride, and squares up the baseball on a consistent basis. He has good balance and average bat speed for his age. On the mound, he throws from a 3/4 slot and throws strikes with both his fastball and curve. He has a smooth delivery and sets a good tempo on the mound. He should have success in the infield or on the mound as he gets older.