01/15/2016 - Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City
Toby is a coachable player who worked hard on his skills. He makes adjustments quickly during his time in Pirate City. With the bat, this RHH has a square setup with patience and good zone awareness. He battles with 2-strikes and wouldn't go down easily. Swing is level as he barrels the ball up and looks to drive the middle of the field. Getting loaded sooner will help to improve contact consistency. Striding more square will allow him to engage and use more of his lower 1/2 throughout the swing. At 2B - Toby hustles into a square fielding position tracking GB's into his mitt. He secures the ball, has a clean exchange and makes accurate throws into his target. Presenting his glove and fielding the ball more out in front will help to improve skills at 2B. Becker is a versatile player who (2019 grad) still has a ton of time to develop to get to where he wants to be.
09/06/2015 - College PREP - Kansas City, KS
Toby is a tall, lean C/2B that will graduate in 2019. Currently, he projects best at 2B for the next level, but as a younger player, we encourage him to play multiple positions. At 2B, his feet are active as he takes good angles in working to get around balls and squares up well, displaying clean hands. Defensive grade will continue to improve as he plays through balls more while presenting hands more out front. Behind the plate, he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times shows a range of 2.50-2.80 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program and works to get rid of the ball quicker. Receiving / blocking skills show as playable tools as he continues to develop and get more reps. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel and makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he creates more extension and works to keep hands inside the ball. Toby shows a lot of promise with the bat. With 4 years to further develop, Toby has abilities with time and room to improve.