12/27/2017 - Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic (Ages 14-18)
Paul continues to show steady progress in his baseball abilities. At the plate is where he continues to show best through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a plus feel for the barrel through a line drive approach. Behind the plate, feet are aggressive in working in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength. He shows a solid setup and soft glove action, sticking balls in the zone well. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and plays the game hard.
08/02/2017 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 14-18)
Paul is a hardworking catching prospect who has a great leadership qualities and graduates in 2018. As a right-handed hitter, Paul displays a square stance with his weight in the back of his setup. He remains patient and waits for pitches he likes. Swing is short to and through the zone as he barrels the ball up consistently. He is a line drive type hitter who lands the barrel to the baseball and looks to drive the middle of the field. Behind the plate, Paul sits in well and tracks pitches into a soft mitt. Transfer is clean with a quick release to throw, putting throws on the bag (pop times now at 2.31). He works laterally to body up pitches in the dirt, centering them off of his chest. Overall, Paul is a coachable prospect who plays the game the right way, and leaves it all on the field.
08/08/2016 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2
Paul continues to work tirelessly on his game, impressing scouts with his work ethic and skills. Defensively, he shows plus receiving skills, keeping a stiff wrist to frame pitches well. To block, he works around the ball, creating good angles to keep the ball in front of him. Long tossing will help with arm strength, making his throws to 2nd quicker. Offensively, he sets up with a wide athletic base, showing plus balance and a strong lower 1/2 throughout his swing. Paul is an excellent teammate and worker, who will impress collegiate coaches tangibly and intangibly.
12/27/2015 - Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic
Paul is a hard working player who is very coachable and has a great attitude. He displays good instincts behind the plate and is a great communicator with leadership traits. Feet are active as he works in line to his target and displays accurate throws. Receiving / blocking tools will continue to improve as he gets stronger with more reps. At the plate, hands work through a level swing path and work through a solid base. He shows a good eye and makes consistent contact through a line drive type approach. Power numbers will continue to improve as he works to use his lower half more aggressively. At the event, he was 1 for 5 with 3 BB. A 2018 graduate, Paul has abilities and will be a fun player to follow.
07/29/2015 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1
Paul is a very coachable player with a great attitude. Behind the plate, he shows an athletic setup and presents a low target. He works to center balls in the dirt as he utilizes his body well. Pop times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength and work to get rid of the baseball quicker. At the plate, he shows a patient approach as he drew 4 walks at the event. Swing path is level and he works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields. Paul is a hard worker who has a ton of upside.
01/16/2015 - Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City
Paul is a dedicated backstop that continued to show great intangibles in his most recent Baseball Factory outing. Offensively, he has a wide/balanced setup, gets to his hitting position on time and swings with a level path. He showed good strike zone awareness and with more rhythm/fluidity will improve feel to hit. Behind the plate, Paul presents a low target, moves well laterally and recovers balls in the dirt very well. A structured long toss program will help increase his arm strength and more relaxed hands will allow Paul to be able to get around pitches better - enabling him to keep more balls in the strike zone. Overall, Paul is a very aggressive player who is always seeking knowledge to help improve his game.
11/06/2014 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City
Paul is a hard nosed catcher that continues to improve in all areas of the game. Behind the dish Paul is a hard worker and a well above average blocker. He moves well laterally and works to keep the ball in front of his body. His receiving has improved and his hands are softer. His throws are accurate and will be a tough catcher to run on with more arm strength. At the plate Paul has strong balance, an advanced approach, and he tracks the ball well. He keeps the barrel in the zone for a long time and can spray the ball to all fields.
09/21/2014 - National Tryout - Detroit, MI
Paul is a solid backstop with good upside. He showed improvement on his throws down to 2B with times as low as 2.35. Behind the plate he has quick feet and lateral quickness to gather any wild pitches. His ability to block and protect his hand will allow him to stay behind the plate a while. Working on throwing downhill and a cleaner exchange will improve Paul's ability behind the plate. At the plate, he has quiet actions that allow him to track the ball to contact. He works up the middle of the field and has a solid contact swing. Getting more separation with his hands, shortening up his stance and developing strength will give him a more powerful, consistent swing path. This 2018 grad projects well in the future.
07/25/2014 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City
Paul is a hardworking catcher that continues to improve his game in all areas. Behind the dish Paul has excellent body control, receives with firm hands, and blocks really well showing good quickness. He is a natural leader that is vocal behind the plate. He has a quick exchange and makes accurate throws to 2nd base. At the plate Paul has good balance, quick bat speed, and he uses his lower half well. He consistently squared balls up during games and showed that he is a solid gap to gap hitter. With his leadership skills and knowledge of the game, Paul has a bright future ahead of him.
04/13/2014 - Interactive Video Program - Grand Rapids, MI
Paul continues to show added strength and consistency to his game. Offensively, he showed raw ability with good strength and bat speed to and through contact. He stays inside at contact and uses his lower half well. Defensively, he has a good setup, wide base, presents a good target, and has proper footwork to throw. He gains ground and has a clean exchange. On the mound, he throws three pitches from the high 3/4 arm slot with good control and direction. He gets good extension and has a clean finish. In all - we look forward to tracking Paul's progress as he grooms himself into a sound high school prospect.
1. Loosen actions
2. Stay direct
1. Soften hands
2. Arm strength
1. Arm speed on off-speed
2. Lower half drive
02/22/2014 - Hitting Accelerated Training Weekend (Ages 12-14)
Paul is a coachable and fantastic kid, this allowed him to make great adjustments during the weekend. Paul is a very strong kid who shows a ton of raw potential as a hitter, and he will only improve as he matures. Paul tends to get stiff during the swing, when the muscles are stiff and tight they are also slower. When the he does get tight his lower half tends to get anchored, and also his hands tend to get slower, which all leads to slower bat speed. We also worked on flattening his bat during the weekend, he tends to start his bat too vertical in the stance, this will lead to him having to drop the barrel to get it into the hitting zone.
01/17/2014 - Baseball Factory Spring Training at the Yankees Training Complex (Ages 12-14)
Paul is a young, solid ball player who is very smart and a good teammate. Behind the plate, Paul has already improved immensely, shows a high baseball IQ, blocks well, and can handle pitchers positively. If he can shorten his arm action, work on his release and his lateral quickness to block better he can improve as a catcher. Offensively, Paul shows power potential, good bat speed, and is a very disciplined hitter. He needs to use his lower half a bit more, level out his hands, and swing more aggressively. Paul is a "gamer" type player who continues to work hard to improve his abilities.
11/14/2013 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City
Paul is an athletic young Catcher and RHP. He is a polite and is very attentive and continues to learn and improve. As a Catcher, he is athletic and moves well. He works very hard behind the plate and keeps improving his receiving and throwing motion. At the plate he has a square setup, quick hands and good barrel accuracy. Paul will need to continue to improve his balance; load and involving his lower half in his swing. On the mound, Paul maintains a good rhythm and has a balanced delivery and will only get better as his arm action and finish improves.
08/03/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Cleveland, OH
Paul is a 2-way player as a C/RHP who has a strong lower 1/2. Offensively, he shows a quiet setup and middle of the field approach. He has some strength in his swing and is a contact type hitter. Behind the plate, Paul tracks the ball into the zone and sticks it with his mitt. He maintains active footwork and protects the 5-hole well. On the bump, this righty shows a 3-pitch mix coming from an over the top arm slot. He maintains good tempo, gets to a controlled balance point and throws strikes with all of his pitches. Overall abilities will improve with work on the following:
1. Arm strength
2. Quicker exchange
1. Lead arm
2. Extension out front
2. More load