07/29/2012 - Under Armour Southwest Regional Tournament
Callister continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities especially at the plate. Hitting / power grades are now outstanding through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, generating outstanding bat speed to and through the ball at contact. He has strength in his swing with the baseball exploding off his bat when centered. At the event, he was 6 for 11 with 2 2B. At 3B, feet are active as he works to square balls up and makes the routine plays. On the mound, arm strength has improved slightly as he threw his best velocity to date, topping out at 82 mph. Fastball shows a range of 79-82 mph with slight arm side run. Breaking ball displays early break as he needs to work to stay on top of pitch more to improve.
07/16/2012 - 2012 Team One Midwest Showcase
At Team One Midwest, Noah displayed the ability to utilize his footwork in the infield by getting in front of everything with good glove presentation that is out in front of his body when fielding the baseball. This allows him to minimize room for error on the last hop. His defensive abilities should continue to develop as he learns to soften his hands as he receives the baseball and gains a better feel for utilizing his lower half when throwing to help allow his arm to work at its full potential. At the plate, he has a good approach that allows him to create strong leverage and can hit the ball to all fields with plenty of authority. His offensive tools should continue to improve as he gains a feel for allowing his hands to work freely through the baseball, and gets more extension through contact. As a 2013 graduate, Noah has the opportunity to continue to develop his skills in preparation for the next level.
07/10/2012 - College PREP - Minneapolis, MN
Callister showed similar abilities as we had previously seen at Pirate City World Series 2011, still showing as a 3B/RHP. Currently, he projects best at 3B for the next level. Feet are active as he comes get the ball and presents clean hands well out front. He needs to play through balls more and improve foot speed to increase defensive grade. His throws are accurate, flashing carry as he gets rid of the baseball quickly but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Callister shows a balanced setup with rhythm. He lets the ball travel and has quick hands, flashing bat speed through the zone. Power numbers will increase as he learns to load more and use his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 75-78 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break and he needs to work to create more extension out front. He slows his arm speed on his changeup, tipping off pitch to hitters but has good arm side run. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as more arm strength is gained and he throws more strikes with all his pitches.
08/10/2011 - Pirate City World Series 2011 - Session 2
Callister continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date but needs to stay on a speed / agility program to improve foot quickness for the next level. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he topped out at 81 mph. Fastball shows a range of 76-81 mph with boring action. Changeup has improved showing a feel for with slight fade. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with short action. Offensively, Noah tracks the ball well and flashes barrel accuracy with the ball jumping off his bat when centered. At the event, he was 6 for 12 with a 2B. Callister is a super kid that is coachable and shows a strong desire to be the best he can be.
07/06/2011 - College PREP - Minneapolis, MN
Noah is a tall, solid and athletic two-way player on the mound and at 3B that will graduate in 2013. Foot speed is well below average as he must get on a speed / agility program to improve foot quickness for the next level. Feet are active as he comes gets the baseball but needs to be more aggressive in playing through with his body. Hands are soft, clean, and sure but late / deep at times due to feet stopping through the fielding process. He shows a solid backhand that he is not afraid to use. Feet / hands work well together as he gets rid of the ball quickly with accuracy on his throws. He will benefit by getting on a long toss program to aid in building more arm strength with carry, plus raising velocities. Offensively, Callister shows a balanced approach through a square stance. He loads well with hands working directly to the baseball, showing good barrel accuracy with the baseball jumping off his bat when centered. He needs to get front foot down sooner to work on time. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 73-76 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with loose spin and gradual break. Changeup is below average needing further development to be a quality pitch at the next level. Command and control can be an issue at times as he needs to work on throwing more strikes with all of his pitches. With 2 years to further develop, Noah has abilities with time and room to continue to improve.