01/17/2020 - 2020 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Oliver is a projectable (6'2"/160) R/R SS who continues to progress on the diamond. Defensively, he moves well on the balls of his feet and works around the GB into an athletic fielding position. Hands are soft as he gathers well and has a clean transfer to throw. At the plate, this RHH displays an open stance with loose hands. He has smooth rhythm to load and gets good hand separation. Barrel is delivered quickly to and through the zone as he hits the ball where it's pitched and sprays it to all parts of the field. This 2021 grad has a solid all-around skill-set that will make an impact is this only his junior year.
01/18/2019 - 2019 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Oliver is an athletic SS/RHP prospect who showed well at the Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament. In the field, Oliver shows active footwork and flashes the ability to finish plays. He gets into an athletic position and fields the ball out in front of his body. He makes a clean exchange and throws from multiple arm angles, keeping his throws accurate across the diamond. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a square stride. He works to barrel up the baseball and shows some gap to gap pop. On the mound, Oliver starts with a simple rock step and gathers to a balance point over the rubber. He rotates his core well and finishes with his chest over his front knee. Oliver shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 81mph. Breaking ball sits from 65-68mph with 11-5 break. Changeup sits from 69-70mph with sinking action. Overall, Oliver is a solid prospect who should find success in this, his sophomore season.
06/16/2018 - Omaha National World Series - Session 1 (Ages 14-18)
Oliver is a solid, athletic SS/RHP who has a promising future on the diamond. At SS, defensive abilities are well above average as he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up, displaying sure hands as he makes the plays. He shows off his athletic abilities on his feeds of the double play. For defensive grade to continue to improve, he needs to increase foot quickness and play through balls more. At the plate, he shows an athletic / squared setup with rhythm. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 78-80 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable. With 3 years to further develop, Oliver has potential with time and room to progress his game.