01/12/2020 - Interactive Video Program - Kaneohe (Honolulu), HI Pono is a young, 2-way player with solid skills at both positions. Behind the plate, Pono tracks well, footwork is playable, and he covers some ground. He centers well when blocking, tries hard to frame, and throws with accuracy to 2nd base. In the OF, Pono has good pre-pitch actions, he moves well to the ball, and makes plays. He fields ground balls low, and gains momentum when throwing to his cut off man. Offensively, Pono has an open stance, a square stride, and he makes solid contact. He has some strength in his swing and hits hard to the pull side. Overall skills can further improve with work on the following.
Catching 1. Hands 2. Release 3. Footwork Outfield 1. 2 hands 2. Rhythm Offense 1. Timing 2. Swing path 3. Load/stride