01/17/2020 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Ryker again showed upgrades in his game at the BF Spring Training. He is an athletic, 2-way player with a strong arm, good size, and he is a team player. At SS, Ryker fields smoothly, he makes plays, and he funnels well. He fields in a square position and throws with a strong arm across the diamond. On the mound, Ryker shows good confidence, a loose arm, and he finishes completely toward his target. He is aggressive in the zone and his FB topped out at 67 MPH. At the plate, Ryker stands in the box with a tall/open stance, he has an activated load, and he gets his lower body through the zone. He makes hard/consistent contact, he swings in good rhythm, and he hits hard to the pull side.
10/06/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Spokane, WA
Ryker raised arm velocity to 69 MPH, exit velocity to 70 MPH during his last workout in Spokane. Defensively, Ryker has active feet, he centers the ball well, and makes plays consistently. He has a good backhand, a quick exchange, and he throws with accuracy from a quick release across the diamond. On the mound, Ryker has a quick/clean arm circle, he keeps his eyes on target, and he separates his hands on time. He uses his lower body, gets good pivot off of his back foot, and he competes in the zone. At the plate, Ryker has a square set-up, good balance, and an aggressive swing. He has fast bat speed, he can work the ball to all fields, and he uses his lower body well.
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