02/20/2022 - National Evaluation and Tryout - San Bernardino, CA
Nii showed well offensively and defensively during his last workout with The Factory. At 1B, Nii has good size, long levers, and active footwork. He moves well to the ball, makes plays, and throws with consistency and accuracy to his target. In the OF, Nii is aggressive to the ball, hands are firm, and he makes plays consistently. He covers ground, his exchange is clean, and he delivers the ball quickly to his cut off man. Offensively, this RHH has good balance, explosive bat speed, and he makes hard contact. He swings in good rhythm, works the middle of the field, and he uses his lower body well. Nii is a solid player with a bright upside.
01/07/2022 - 2022 Baseball Factory Pre-Season All-America Tournament (AZ)
Nii is a tall athletic 1B in the 2023 class out of Woodland Hills, CA. His 6’2/175 frame presents a strong target for his defenders with room to add. In the field, has the wingspan to generate outs on tough throws across the diamond. He moves well (7.03 60 yd) for a 1B and can cover the line and 4-hole. Solid actions coming off the bag and positioning himself on feeds to 2B. Can play lower to the ground with further hip mobility. His arm is accurate and can provide carry (80 velo). At the plate, he has a squared athletic base and gets into his load with fluid actions. Has hand separation prior to contact. His body stays centered at contact and his on-plane barrel path promotes load line drive production (90 exit velo). With two years of development, Nii can become a power prospect at the plate and an elite defender around the bag. We look forward to seeing what the future holds.
10/23/2021 - Fall Pro Training Experience - Nor Cal (HS)
Nii is a class of 2023 1B/OF prospect. At the plate, he starts in a square stance and does a good job keeping his hands loose throughout the swing. Does a good job getting his hands back and loaded while he also shows a short stride. Hands do a good job getting in the zone. Works the ball to all parts of the field. During game action he had 3 singles and a walk. In the field, he shows very good mechanics when fielding. Does a good job of playing beneath the baseball. Shows lots of feel for the game and a high baseball IQ. Nii is a bright young prospect that we expect to see more good things from in the future.
08/22/2021 - National Evaluation and Tryout - Thousand Oaks, CA
Nii is an OF/1B prospect who will graduate in 2023. Tall frame with strength present and plenty of room to add throughout. At 1B, starts with active feet and ability to make routine plays. Showed ability to pick out hops and fields the ball out front. Has a clean exchange with a short arm action as he throws from a 3/4 arm slot. Made accurate/on-line throws to second base, with a quick release, and an arm velocity up to 75mph. Nii is a big target at first base. In the OF, showed good agility and ability to cover ground with efficient feet. He works behind both groundballs and flyballs with a clean transfer. Clean gather off left foot while creating momentum on his throws into the infield. At the plate, he hits from an athletic and square stance. A simple swing with good weight transfer and ability to deliver the barrel. Showed a fast bat and has a direct/flat barrel path. Hit line drives into both gaps with a bat exit velocity of 74mph during his round of BP. 2 more years of continued growth and development, this 2-way prospect should have opportunities to play at the next level.
05/16/2021 - National Evaluation and Tryout - Orange (Los Angeles), CA
Nii is a tall 1B prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the diamond. In the field, Nii fields in a square position and makes on-line throws to his target. Keeping his glove down to the ball can help Nii field ground balls more efficiently. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth to load and drives through well with his lower half. He works through a level swing and drives the ball to his pull side. Nii can create more consistent contact by working through a shorter swing path. Overall, Nii is a solid prospect who has the potential to further build upon his skills on the field.
04/11/2021 - National Evaluation and Tryout - Orange (Los Angeles), CA
Nii is a 2023 1B. Tall frame, athletic build with square shoulders and projectable frame with room to add muscle throughout. Ran a 7.09 60-yard dash. Primary 1B, starts with a good pre-pitch routine. Good 1st step as he fields low to high. Has ability to make the routine plays. Shows some carry across the diamond from multiple arm slots with an arm velocity of 75mph. Righthanded hitter, begins with an upright and square stance. Simple and balanced swing who rotates well. Hard contact pull side with a bat exit velocity of 81mph. 3 years of continued growth and development will bode well for his opportunities at the next level.
01/30/2021 - Winter Pro Training Experience - Nor Cal (HS - Jan)
Nii shows as a prospect on the diamond as he continues to improve his baseball tools. At the plate, he has improved his hitting abilities, now showing solid potential through a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields, and has strength in his swing through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. At the event he was 5 for 15 with a 2B. At 1B, he continues to shine as he displays smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Glove action is clean, he presents well out front, and consistently showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt. 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 is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
12/19/2020 - Winter Pro Training Experience - Nor Cal (HS - Dec)
Nii is a 1B/OF prospect in the 2023 class. At 1B, he uses his agility to cover ground at the corner position. His throws are accurate but could benefit from a long toss program to increase arm strength. In the OF, he plays his position well, working on the balls of his feet and covering ground. Offensively, he starts in an athletic setup with a square stride. He swings against a firm front side and rotates his core well driving the ball, favoring his pull side. Nii has a solid skill-set with upside as he approaches his sophomore season.