10/26/2019 - Mid Atlantic Regional Pitching/Catching & Offensive Skills Combined Weekend (Ages 14-18)
Pierson is a coachable C prospect who worked hard on his skills during the Accelerated Training Weekend. Behind the plate, Pierson sits in an athletic stance and presents a good target. He replaces his feet well to throw and throws with a quick arm. He moves on time to block and covers up well. Getting rid of the ball quicker can help Pierson improve as a C. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a short stride. He is fluid getting into his load and hits against a strong front side. He takes a direct swing with fast bat speed, leading to loud contact and gap to gap pop. Pierson can improve as a hitter by working on his contact points. Overall, Pierson is a solid prospect who has the potential to further develop his skills on the field.
09/01/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Bel Air (Baltimore), MD
Pierson showed solid all around improvements during his last workout with The Factory. He increased radar velocity to 80 MPH, exit velocity to 81 MPH, and showed a spike in hitting numbers. Behind the plate, Pierson tracks well, footwork is efficient, and he sits in low and athletically. He has a strong, consistent arm to 2nd base and lowered pop times to 2.39 seconds to 2nd base. In the OF, Pierson has active feet and he shows good agility to the baseball. He has a presentable glove, he works behind fly balls well, and he gains momentum to his target; throwing with accuracy. At the plate, Pierson has a tall/square stance, good balance, and he swings in good rhythm. He has quick hands, a direct barrel, and he works the ball well gap to gap.
07/16/2019 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 12-14)
Pierson continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a well above average runner at 7.15. Behind the dish, pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.30 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program and works to get rid of the ball quicker. He shows a solid setup and presents a low target. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process but needs to work to get down sooner. At the plate, he shows a tall, athletic setup. He has fluid rhythm while getting good hand separation. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. At the event, he was 5 for 9 with a 2 2B. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and is a solid team player.
12/08/2018 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Hitting Weekend (Ages 12-14)
Pierson is an athletic and talented 2023 prospect that works hard and made several adjustments throughout the Mid Atlantic Hitting Weekend. At the plate, Pierson starts in an athletic stance, loads his hands back into the drive position, and has good rhythm in his hands. He recognizes pitches up in the zone, creates backside rotation with his lower half, and keeps the barrel on plane to contact. He needs to continue to attacks the inside part of the ball and keep his head down at contact. When loading with his lower half he needs to load knee to knee, keep his weight on the inside part of his back leg, and get his front foot down on time. He consistently hits the ball hard and drives the ball to all fields. We hope to see his progress in the future and we hope to see his progress in the future.
11/03/2018 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Pitching and Catching Weekend (Ages 12-14)
Pierson is an athletic and talented 2023 catching prospect that made several adjustments throughout the Mid Atlantic Regional Pitching and Catching weekend. Behind the dish, Pierson starts in an athletic secondary and a balanced primary. He presents a big, low target, and is on time when receiving. He Leads with his glove to block and controls the balls with his chest. He needs to continue to improve his mobility to block side to side. Pierson has a clean exchange, creates momentum with his lower half, and has a quick release when throwing. Continuing to increase arm strength and getting experience behind the dish will take Piersons skills to the next level.
07/17/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 12-14)
Pierson continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Behind the plate, he threw his lowest pop time to date at 2.43 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Feet are quick in gaining ground through a clean transfer / exchange. He shows a solid setup and sticks balls well in the zone and utilizes his body well through the blocking process but needs to work to get down sooner. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive approach. He stays inside the baseball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. At the event, he was 2 for 6 with a 3B and 2 BB as he displays good plate discipline. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
01/12/2018 - Baseball Factory Spring Training at Historic Dodgertown
Pierson is a talented, and hardworking prospect that made several adjustments to improve his skills during the Hitting Accelerated Training weekend. At the plate, Pierson has an athletic stance and a short stride. He loads his hands back and stays balanced through contact. He does a good job rotating his backside which allows his hands to freely work to the inside part of the ball. Rhythm in his hands will create separation and allow him to get his front foot down on time. This will help him recognize pitches and be aggressive on the fastball. Pierson will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
11/05/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Vinton (Roanoke), VA
Pierson is a tall (2023 grad) as a C. Defensively behind the plate, he presents a low target and sits in an athletic stance. He tracks pitches well into his mitt and comes up with a clean exchange to throw. At the plate, this RHH shows an athletic setup with a wide base. He strides short to each pitch, swings on-plane through the zone and consistently drives pitches to his pull side. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Quick footwork
2. Develop soft hands
3. Arm strength (long toss)
1. Develop a load
2. Lower 1/2 drive
3. Improve bat speed