10/12/2011 - Arizona Senior Fall Classic - 2011
Robert continued to show the same tools at the Arizona Senior Fall Classic that we have seen in the past. He has a strong, durable frame that has the look of a workhorse on the mound. He is a competitor who comes right after hitters with his tailing fastball that touches 84mph. He complements that with a sinking change and a slurvy breaking ball that he possesses a good feel for. His delivery has good tempo to it and he gets downhill plane to his pitches. Robert also plays a solid 1B with good hands and a feel around the bag. He swings the bat with some authority though his approach is a bit raw. Overall, Robert has a bright future on the mound as an aggressive strike thrower with a good repertoire.
09/18/2011 - College PREP - Oklahoma City, OK
Robert showed improvements on the mound and similar abilities at the plate during his workout in Edmond, OK. On the hill, Robert showed a free / loose arm action, a tall balance point, and good glove tuck. He has on-time separation, level shoulders, and he lands in a square position. Robert showed good improvements in his CB and CH, and he competes in the zone with all of his pitches. Working in better rhythm and improving his direction toward home will help mound effectiveness continue to rise. At 1st base, Robert has sure hands, quick feet, and a soft backhand. He moves well laterally, fields in a low / athletic position, and his exchange is quick and clean. Robert has a short / quick arm action, and he throws with accuracy and carry across the diamond. Offensively, Robert has a square set-up, a proper load, and good balance. He has good separation, he is short to the ball, and he makes square contact. Robert has a line drive approach, he has late explosion, and he swings in good rhythm. More lower 1/2 and spraying to all fields can help improve hitting grades.
07/18/2011 - College PREP - Carrollton (DFW), TX
Robert is a tall and solid two way player that will graduate in 2012. He showed improvement in all areas of his game from his previous workouts starting with his running time in the sixty. His overall fielding evaluation improved showing an aggressive approach and good feeds to second on the double play. His power numbers improved at the plate showing more bat speed driving the inner half pitch. On the mound his fastball jumped up to 84 mph with good location to both sides of the plate. He needs to continue to develop his off speed pitches and maybe focus on one breaking ball to help develop more command to go with his changeup. He has a next level body and with continued work, will help out at the next level.
10/20/2010 - Arizona Junior Fall Classic - 2010
Robert is a strong, physical kid who showed fine at 1B and offensively at the Arizona Junior Fall Classic. On the mound, he was competitive and around the zone. He has four pitches to work with, but would like to see him concentrate on 2-3 of those. Needs to develop one or two of his secondary pitches to be competitive at the next level. His delivery is compact, and he uses his lower half effectively. Arm stroke can lengthen. Tends to rush to release and would benefit from staying over the rubber longer. This should make his arm slot and release point more consistent as well. He is a strong kid who was very alert and sought information and feedback that is going to make him better. With that approach, he has the chance to make the necessary adjustments to be a solid college arm.
09/19/2010 - College PREP - Oklahoma City, OK
Robert is a big, young, 2-way player that Pitches and plays 1B. He currently projects equal at both positions as he enters his Junior year. On the mound, Robert has a short, loose arm action and a FB that touches 80 MPH. He repeats his delivery well, keeps his eyes to his target, and he fills the zone with strikes. Robert pitches to contact, and can get better with added arm strength and better glove side lead. Defensively, Robert has average hands and he makes plays on balls hit his way. He has a good arm action, he squares his body, and throws with accuracy to his target. Looser actions, and quicker feet will help INF skills further improve. At the plate, Robert has good bat speed and barrel accuracy. He is a strong hitter who makes good contact. Robert gets good extension through the ball, and with more level swing, and better use of his lower 1/2, hitting grades can get even better.