12/08/2018 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Accelerated Hitting Weekend (Ages 14-18)
Stafford is an athletic and talented 2020 prospect that made several adjustments throughout the Mid Atlantic Hitting Weekend. At the plate, Stafford starts in a tall stance, activates his hands in his load, and has tremendous bat speed. He makes hard contact and hits the ball to all fields. He needs to continue to attack the inside part of the ball, create backside rotation with his lower half, and keep his head down at contact to prevent his front side from opening up. Stafford will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
05/20/2018 - College PREP - Gambrills, MD
Stafford is a strong, athletic 1B who has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he best displaying well above average hitting abilities with outstanding power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, (86 mph exit velocity) generating bat speed to and through a short / direct / level swing path, creating extension. Barrel accuracy is a plus with baseball exploding off the bat when centered as he works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. At 1B, defensive abilities are solid as he displays smooth / fluid actions. He displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are firm and present well out front. He shows off his athletic abilities on his feeds of the double play. Throws display accuracy but need to continue to build arm strength through a long toss program. With 2 years to further develop, Stafford has the makings of a special type player and is a sure player to follow.