07/21/2019 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 12-14)
Ryan continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a bright future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. On the mound, he shows a long, loose, and live arm. Arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 72 mph. Fastball shows a range of 67-72 mph. Breaking ball displays 12/6 shape with tight spin and big downward break. Stock to the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength and works to throw more strikes. At 1B, feet are active as he shows proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are clean but needs to present more out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. 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 solid line drive approach. At the event, he was 3 for 6. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude and good instincts with plays with a lot of energy.
12/28/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Swarthmore (Philadelphia), PA
Ryan worked out at 1B and on the mound during his last workout with The Factory. Defensively, Ryan has firm hands, efficient footwork to the ball, and he moves well around the bag. He centers the ball well, makes plays, and has a clean exchange with accuracy to his target. On the mound, Ryan competes in the zone, he has a good delivery, and drives toward home plate. He mixes his pitches well and shows good movement on his off-speed. Offensively, Ryan has an athletic set-up, he swings in good rhythm, and he has a direct barrel to the ball. He has quick hands, makes square contact, and uses his lower body. Overall skills can improve if Ryan can work on the following.
1. Better hops
2. Improve range
3. Pre-pitch actions
2. Balance point
12/28/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Swarthmore (Philadelphia), PA
Ryan is a young, solid, 2-way player who pitches and plays 1B. On the mound, Ryan has a good idea, he works hard, and works around the zone with his pitches. He separates on time, has good direction toward home, and finishes in a good position. At 1st base, Ryan makes the routine plays, he keeps the ball in front of his body, and has a short/quick release with accuracy to his target. Offensively, Ryan has an open stance, a proper load, and he swings in good rhythm. He has fast bat speed, makes hard/consistent contact, and hits hard to the pull side. Ryan can improve his game with work on the following.
3. Loosen arm action
1. Fielding position
2. Soften hands
3. Quicken feet
1. Shorten swing
2. Let ball travel