06/08/2014 - National Tryout - Atlanta, GA
Robert continues to work hard on his game. At 3B, he works into a square fielding position and tracks the ball into his mitt. He fields the ball cleanly and works in-line toward 1B. With the bat, this RHH shows a balanced approach with a solid base. He swings on a level path and uses his lower 1/2 well to generate pop off of the bat. On the bump, Robert works through on-time separation and clean actions. FB tops out at 69 mph while breaking ball has 10/4 shape. A long toss program will help to increase arm strength. Only a 2017 grad - Robert still has a lot of time to improve his skills.
10/27/2013 - National Tryout - Peachtree City (Atlanta), GA
Robert continues to show as a 3B/RHP and has improved his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date but will benefit by continuing to increase foot quickness. At 3B, defensive grade has improved. Feet are active as he works to square balls up, displaying clean hands. For defensive grade to continue to improve, he needs to attack balls, play through and present hands more out front. At the plate, hitting / power numbers have improved as well through a squared / crouched setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact and works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields. For hitting grades to continue to improve, he needs to increase bat speed and barrel accuracy. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 63-66 mph. Breaking ball displays sweeping action with loose spin and gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
07/31/2013 - Baseball Factory Pro Select Training at Vero Beach (Ages 12-14)
Robert is a tall, athletic player who is a RHP and also plays 3B. As a pitcher, he has an over-the-top arm slot, a controlled balance point, level shoulders and a sound landing. Uses his weight well and understands the art of pitching with command of 2 pitches. Working on a more complete finish and a looser arm action will help him to improve on the mound. Defensively at 3B, he has soft, sure hands with quick and fluid footwork. Makes adjustments well and is sound fundamentally. He will improve and he continues to hone his skills on the left side of the infield. Offensively, he is square and athletic and generates good bat speed with solid hands. There will be improvement as he continues to work on his balance and his launch position.
06/02/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Atlanta, GA
Rob is a tall, 2-way player who pitches and plays 3B. On the hill, Rob has a long arm action, level shoulders, and he keeps his eyes on target. At 3B, Rob fields in a square position, he keeps the ball in front, and he throws with accuracy to his target. Offensively, Rob has a square set-up, good balance, and he gets his lower 1/2 through the ball. Abilities can improve with work on the following.
2. Front arm extension
1. Play lower
3. Long toss
2. Shorten / level swing
3. Lower 1/2