10/23/2022 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Bowie, MD
Rab is a switch hitting RHP/3B in the 2026 class. On the mound, he has clean arm action from an over-the-top slot. His FB sat 60-4 with movement in the strike zone. His CB sat 53-6 with 11/5 shape and can be used for a strike and swing and miss pitch. His CH offered excellent deception and sat 56-7. Working to gain extension on his release will add velo as he progresses on the mound. In the field, he uses athletic actions to make the routine play. He moves well to glove and arm side and his feet are in sync with his glove actions. Uses a short arm action to make accurate feeds and is quick on his turns to 2B. At the plate, he is fairly equal from either side. He shows pull side production and his barrel path is on-plane. He gets into his legs to generate power and with additional hand separation, he can become a gap-to gap- hitter. Overall, Rab is a potential prospect and a good 2026 to keep an eye on.
07/16/2022 - Baseball Factory National World Series at IMG Academy - (MS)
Rab is a class of 2026 3B/RHP prospect. In the field, he shows a good ability to pick out hops. His feet work well in the dirt and shows some range to each side of his body. Does a good job adjusting his arm slot based on the play. Clean double play feeds and short arm action create sure outs. At the plate, he shows an advanced approach with the ability to drive the ball to the opposite field. Starts in athletic stance and shows a quiet load as he gets into his launch position. Hits into a firm front side. Creates consistent barrels and shows power potential in coming years. On the mound, he shows clean mechanics and good feel for both of his pitches. Fastball works up to 61 MPH and shows arm side action. Shows a changeup with slight arm side movement and a good change in velocity. Rab is a well-rounded 2-way prospect that we hope to see again in the future.
02/27/2021 - Mid Atlantic Regional Pitching/Catching & Offensive Skills Combined Weekend
Rab is a RHP/3B prospect who worked hard during the Mid-Atlantic Skills Weekend. On the mound, Rab shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 61mph with late arm side run. Breaking ball sits from 48-49mph with 11-5 break. Changeup sits from 53-54mph. Driving his lower half more can help Rab increase his pitch velocity. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes his stride on time. He is smooth to load and drives through well with his lower half. He works through a direct swing with decent bat speed, producing strong line drives. Rab can create more quality contact by maintaining consistent timing. With five more years to develop, Rab has the time and potential to further build upon his skills on the field.
11/12/2020 - Baseball Factory Select Training at Pirate City
Rab is a coachable RHP/3B prospect who worked hard on his skills during the Select Training at Pirate City. On the mound, Rab gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and accelerates through his release, staying inline toward the plate. Rab shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 56mph with tailing action. Breaking ball sits from 49-51mph with 11-5 break. Changeup sits at 52mph with sinking action as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Long tossing can help Rab build up his arm strength. In the field, Rab fields in an athletic position and has a clean exchange. He throws with a loose arm and makes accurate throws to his target. Rab can make more plays by increasing his lateral range. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance with his hands held high. He is controlled getting into a small load and hits against a strong front side. He works through a level swing and produces consistent contact and gap to gap pop. Taking a square stride toward the pitcher can help Rab barrel up more baseballs. With six more years to develop, Rab has the time and potential to further build upon his skills on the field.
12/07/2019 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Offensive Skills Weekend (Ages 12-14)
Rab is a RHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during the Accelerated Training Weekend. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a short stride. He gets back into his load well and hits against a strong front side. He takes a level swing with good extension through the ball, leading to loud contact and line drives. Working a smoother rhythm into his load can help Rab improve as a hitter. With six more years to develop, Rab has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
11/08/2019 - Baseball Factory's Fall Classic Tournament at Pirate City (Ages 12-14)
Rab continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through a tall setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel through a line drive approach. At 3B, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up, presenting hands as he makes the plays. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. On the mound, arm strength his improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 56 mph. Fastball showed a range of 52-56 mph with cutting action. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. Getting on a long toss program to develop more arm strength will aid in improving abilities on the mound. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
07/28/2019 - Accelerated Interactive Video Program - Washington, DC
Rab is a 3B/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2026. In the field, Rab shows efficient footwork and takes good angles to the ball. He gets into a square position and fields with soft hands. He throws from a high 3/4 angle and keeps his throws accurate to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and gets into his load well. He drives through with his lower half and takes a level swing, leading to solid contact. On the mound, Rab gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and stays inline towards the plate, finishing with his chest over his front knee. Rab shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 50mph. Knuckle ball sits from 46-48mph with tumbling action. Changeup sits from 44-47mph. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Prep step
2. Present hands out in front
3. Cleaner release
1. Get into load sooner
2. Bat speed
3. Contact points
1. Lower half drive
2. Extend through release
3. Long toss
03/02/2019 - Mid Atlantic Regional Pitching & Catching Weekend (Ages 12-14)
Rab is a coachable RHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during the Accelerated Training Weekend. On the mound, Rab gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He keeps his eyes on target and stays inline towards the plate. Loosening his arm action can help Rab improve as a pitcher. With seven more years to develop, Rab has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.