05/12/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Spokane, WA
Ryker showed nice upgrades in his all around game during his last workout with The Factory. He increased hitting numbers, raised velocity (62 MPH), and showed well in the field. Defensively, Ryker has good footwork to the ball, agile movements, and firm hands. He plays through well, has a clean exchange, and throws with solid direction across the diamond. On the mound, Ryker has a compact motion, he keeps his eyes on target, and he gets good hip turn toward the plate. Offensively, Ryker has a square set-up, he loads well, and his hands are quick. He has fast bat speed, works the ball gap to gap, and he gets his lower body through.
01/18/2019 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Ryker is a coachable SS/RHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the Spring Training in Arizona. In the field, Ryker fields the ball out in front of his body and makes a clean exchange. He throws with a short arm and keeps his throws accurate to his target. Taking a better first step can help Ryker improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a short stride. He is controlled getting into a simple load and produces solid line drives. Ryker can improve as a hitter by taking a shorter swing path. On the mound, Ryker gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 56mph. Breaking ball sits from 44-46mph with 10-4 break. Lengthening his arm action can help Ryker improve as a pitcher. With six more years to develop, Ryker has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
10/07/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Spokane, WA
Ryker is a young SS/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2024. In the field, Ryker gets into a square position and fields the ball with a firm glove. He throws from a 3/4 angle and works to make accurate throws to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and leads well with his lower half. He works to barrel up the baseball and flashes a line drive approach. On the mound, Ryker has a compact motion as he gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and stays inline towards the plate. Ryker shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 60mph with tailing action. Splitter sits from 49-52mph with slight sinking action. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Footwork to field
2. Hands out in front
3. Quicker exchange
1. Shorter stride
3. Level swing path
1. Eyes on target
2. Chest over knee finish
3. Long toss