07/08/2019 - Baseball Factory Cleveland All Star Experience (Ages 14-18)
Robert continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and he is a prospect on the diamond. In the field, defensive abilities are now outstanding. He shows active footwork and presents his glove out front to field. He has a quick release and allows his throws to remain accurate and carry through his target. He has proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a short stride to the ball. He is smooth getting into his load and comes through the zone well with his lower half. He takes a direct swing to the ball with fast bat speed (85 mph exit velocity) which leads to hard contact with gap-to-gap pop. Overall, Robert is a talented athlete who has the skill-set that will translate well into the next level.
02/18/2019 - College PREP - Beverly Hills (Detroit), MI
Robert is a tall, athletic 1B/OF who has a promising future on the diamond. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Feet are active in attacking ground balls but needs to play through more with his body. Glove action is soft / sure and he presents well out front. In the OF, he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind and plays through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate but he will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a squared, athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. With 3 years to further develop, Robert has potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.