12/27/2019 - Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic (Ages 14-18)
Trent continues to shine on the diamond. Behind the plate, Feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times showed in the 2.30 range with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Hands are soft / sure and he sticks balls in the zone. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Receiving / blocking skills show as outstanding tools that will play well at the next level. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work to and through a level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a level swing path. Mental makeup is a plus as he is a team player, coachable, and plays the game hard.
12/27/2018 - 2018 Inaugural West Coast Winter Classic - La Verne, CA
Trent is an athletic and talented 2023 Catching prospect that was eager to learn. Behind the dish, Trent starts in a balanced primary stance and has an athletic/staggered secondary stance. He presents a low target and works under the ball. He leads with his glove and controls the ball with his chest when blocking. Improving hip mobility will improve his ability to move laterally when blocking. Trent has a clean exchange and creates momentum with his lower half when throwing. He needs to continue to shorten up his arm slot and have a quicker release. At the plate, Trent starts in a squared stance, he has loose hands, and stays in his legs through contact. He has fast hands and keeps the barrel on plane with the ball. He needs to continue to load his hands back into the drive position and be aggressive on fastballs. Trent will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
09/30/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Bellevue (Seattle), WA
Trent is an athletic, 2-way player who catches and plays OF. Behind the plate, Trent has quick feet, agile movements, and presentable hands. He sticks the ball well, keeps it in front when blocking, and throws with a short arm action with momentum toward his target. In the OF, Trent reads the ball off the bat well, his footwork is efficient, and he makes plays. He has an accurate arm to his cut off man, throwing from a loose arm action. At the plate, Trent has an open stance, a square stride, and he makes hard contact. He has fast bat speed, a line drive approach, and he uses his lower body. Trent can further improve skills with work on the following.
2. Fielding position
1. Avoid drifting
3. Long toss
1. Lower body
2. Keep head still
3. Level swing