05/05/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Arcata, CA
Porter is an athletic and talented 2022 Utility prospect. At 2B, Porter is on time with prep step, he attacks the ball, and has a quick first step to the ball. He throws from multiple arm angles and has a smooth exchange on double plays. In the OF, Porter is on time with his prep step, he gets good jumps off the bat, and attacks ground balls. He has range into the gap and works behind the ball. At the plate, Porter starts in a squared stance, loads his hands back into the drive position, and creates backside drive with his lower half. He gets extension through contact and drives the ball gap to gap consistently. Porter will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
01/18/2019 - 2019 Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament
Porter is an athletic C prospect who showcased his skills at the All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament. Behind the plate, Porter sits in a low primary stance and receives the ball with a relaxed glove. He replaces his feet to throw and gets good carry through the 2B bag. He tucks his chin when blocking and keeps the ball in front of him. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a controlled stride. He is fluid getting into a simple load and drives through well with his lower half. He gets good extension through the ball with plus barrel control, leading to line drives to all fields. With three more years to develop, Porter has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
07/22/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 12-14)
Porter is a coachable C/2B prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the National World Series at Pirate City. Behind the plate, Porter shows efficient footwork and covers up well when blocking balls in the dirt. He sets up in a square stance and presents a good target to the pitcher. He gains momentum well on his throws to 2B and keeps them consistently on-line to the bag. Porter can improve defensively by quickening his exchange to throw. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth getting back into his load and hits from a firm front side in his lower half. He takes a direct swing with fast bat speed which leads to hard contact and gap to gap pop. Porter can improve as a hitter by getting into his load more. With four more years to develop, Porter has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.