11/13/2021 - All-In Membership - North Branford, CT
Preston continues to show as a prospect on the diamond with improvements in his baseball abilities. In the OF, defensive abilities are now outstanding as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. He utilizes his quick feet well in covering a lot of ground, displaying plus range in the OF. Throws are accurate with online carry (83 mph velocity) to his target. At the plate, hitting abilities have improved through a closed setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He makes consistent hard contact with power showing best to the pull side. Lower half works well through the swing and shows a feel for the barrel.
07/27/2021 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (HS)
Preston is a 2023 OF/RHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during the National World Series at Pirate City. In the OF, starts in an athletic position with active feet and works in good direction towards ball. Good 1st step reads enable him to take aggressive routes to baseball. Tracks baseball well as he works behind/through the ball. Throws are accurate, with good momentum to target, and has good carry into the infield with an arm velocity up to 80mph. A right-handed pitcher, he works exclusively from the stretch and gets to a good balance point. He gathers over the rubber and separates on time. Throws a FB that sat 70-73mph with some tailing action and a 10/4 shaped breaking ball with good depth. A right-handed hitter begins with an athletic and even stance with comfortable hands. Fluid swing with a activated hands and a compact swing. Hit line drives to all fields with a bat exit velocity of 75mph during BP. In live game action, he reached base 3 times with a single, a base on ball, and a hit by pitch. He also had 2 SB's during games. With continued growth and development, we foresee Preston having a bright future on the baseball field.
06/13/2021 - All-In Membership - Troy (Albany), NY
Preston continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the OF, he displays smooth / fluid actions. He takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. Feet are active as he works to get behind balls and plays with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, he shows an open setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. On the mound, he shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 71 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on changeup but throws too hard, resembling fastball. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. He can improve as a pitcher by long tossing to build up his arm strength.
03/07/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Milton, NY
Preston is an OF/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2023. In the field, Preston shows active footwork and covers ground well. He gets into an athletic position and fields with soft hands. His exchange is clean and he gains ground well on his throws, keeping them accurate with carry through his target. Getting into a lower fielding position can help Preston field ground balls more efficiently. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth to load and works through a level swing, producing solid line drives to all fields. Preston can generate more pop off the barrel by driving his lower half more. On the mound, Preston gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a loose arm and stays inline toward the plate, finishing with a controlled landing. Preston shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 71mph. Breaking ball sits from 59-61mph with 11-5 break. Changeup sits from 63-68mph. Striding square toward the plate can help Preston improve his pitch command. Overall, Preston is a solid prospect who has the potential to further build upon his skills on the field.