09/04/2020 - MS All-Region Tournament
RJ is an athletic 1B prospect who showcased his skills during the All-Region Tournament. In the field, RJ shows active footwork and takes good angles to the ball. He gets into a square position and fields the ball out in front of his body. His exchange is clean and he makes accurate throws to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance with center balance. He gets into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He generates fast bat speed through the zone, producing good gap to gap power. With five more years to develop, RJ has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
07/30/2020 - Summer Pro Training Experience - MD (HS)
RJ continues to shine on the diamond. In the OF, he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He needs to work to get behind balls more and play through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach.
02/29/2020 - Baseball Factory Mid-Atlantic Offensive Skills Training - Columbia, MD (Ages 12-14)
RJ is a strong (5'9"/175) RHH who graduates in 2025. At the plate, he displays a square/athletic stands with centered balance and a solid base. He has smooth rhythm to load, whips the barrel through the zone and engages his lower 1/2. He squares the ball up and creates hard/consistent contact (exit velocity = 74 mph). Heller is a talented athlete who has a ton of upside.
01/17/2020 - Baseball Factory's Spring Training at Pirate City (Ages 12-14)
RJ continues to show a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At the plate is where he continues to show best through a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with strength in his swing with gap-to-gap pop. At 1B, he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active as he shows proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are clean but needs to present earlier and more out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate, flashing carry but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great personality, is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
07/28/2019 - Accelerated Interactive Video Program - Washington, DC
RJ is a 1B/OF prospect who will graduate in 2025. At 1B, RJ moves efficiently and fields in a square position with a firm glove. He makes a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them consistent with carry through his target. In the OF, RJ shows efficient footwork and fields with a firm glove. He makes a clean exchange and keeps his throws accurate with carry through his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a short stride. He gets into his load and produces fast bat speed through the and drives the ball to all fields. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Lateral range
2. Present hands out in front
1. Lower fielding position
2. Stay directional when throwing
1. Smoother rhythm
2. Level swing path