01/12/2020 - National Tryout Plus - Kaneohe (Honolulu), HI
Raidan worked out at SS during his last workout with The Factory. He showed a spike in hitting and also increased arm velocity to 59 MPH. At the plate, Raidan stands in athletically, he swings aggressively, and he works the middle of the field. He loads his hands well, shows some strength in his swing, and he makes contact consistently. At SS, Raidan has a presentable glove and he works around the ball well. He uses 2 hands, field cleanly, and throws with momentum and a short arm across the diamond.
11/08/2019 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Raidan continues to improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the MIF, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is clean but needs to present earlier and more out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, hitting abilities have improved through an open setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
08/11/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Kaneohe (Honolulu), HI
Raidan is a young, solid, 2-way player who plays 2nd base and RHP. Defensively, Raidan has efficient footwork, he covers ground well, and makes the routine plays on balls hit his way. He flashes a good backhand, his exchange is clean, and he throws with consistency to his target. On the mound, Raidan has good balance, he works well to his balance point, and he has good glove side lead. At the plate, this RHH has a tall/open stance a short/square stride, and good balance. He swings in good rhythm and works the ball gap to gap. Overall skills can continue to get better with work on the following.
1. Play more through
2. Fielding position
2. Arm action
1. Barrel accuracy
2. Swing path
3. Bat speed