07/30/2021 - Baseball Factory Pro Select Training at Jackie Robinson Training Complex (MS)
Tait is a 1B/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2026. In the field, he starts on the balls of his feet and works around the baseball. He throws from an over-the-top release point and has good carry on his throws with an arm velocity up to 60mph. He flashes potential in the field but needs to improve overall athleticism to tap into that potential. At the plate, he hits from a tall and square stance. He gets on-plane early as he sprayed balls consistently to all fields with a bat exit velocity up to 66mph during BP. A slight adjustment to his grip and incorporating his lower half will help improve his swing. On the mound, Tait works exclusively from the stretch. He separates his hands on time and throws from a high 3/4 arm slot. He strides in-line toward the plate with a controlled landing. During the games, Tait threw a FB that sat 51-53mph with good command. He didn't allow a hit in 2 innings of work. With five more years to mature and develop, this 2-way prospect has the time and potential to further build upon his skills on the field.
01/08/2021 - 2021 Baseball Factory Pre-Season Prospects Tournament (MS)
Tait continues to show improvements on the diamond. At the plate, hitting / power potential have improved through an open setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. At 1B, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls and plays through with his body. He is a quality receiver at the bag, displaying proper footwork. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 48-50 mph with sink. Breaking ball displays 2/8 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup but throws to hard, resembling fastball. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
11/08/2019 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Tait continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. At 1B, defensive abilities have improved as he displays smooth / fluid actions. He displays 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 setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact with power showing best to the pull side. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. At the event, he was 1 for 3. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 46-50 mph. He maintains arm speed on his changeup but throws too hard, resembling fastball. Getting on a long toss program to develop more arm strength will aid in improving abilities on the mound. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best he can be.
10/06/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Spokane, WA
Tait is a young, 2-way player who plays 1B and RHP. Defensively, Tait moves well around the bag and makes the routine plays on balls hit his way. He has good bag awareness, a clean exchange, and he throws with some accuracy to his target. On the mound, Tait has eyes on target, a simple delivery, and he gets good pivot off of his back foot. His FB touches 48 MPH and he is around the zone. At the plate, Tait has a crouched stance, he rotates his hips through, and works the ball well to the opposite field. He will need to work on the following in order for skills to get better.
1. Pre-pitch action
2. Arm action
1. Lower body
3. Barrel accuracy