01/08/2021 - 2021 Baseball Factory Pre-Season Prospects Tournament (MS)
Trip continues to show as a prospect with improvements in his baseball abilities. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive approach. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Behind the plate he shows a squared setup and tracks the ball well with soft glove. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.90 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.
08/04/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Council Bluffs (Omaha), IA
Trip is a young, thin, 2-way player who catches and plays 3rd base. Behind the plate, Trip has good energy to the ball and he tracks well to his glove. He has a presentable glove, a clean exchange, and throws with a short arm action to 2nd base. Pop times were as low as 3.1 seconds. At 3B, Trip fields in a low position, he centers it well on his body, and his hands are soft. He throws with accuracy and consistency from a loose arm action across the diamond. At the plate, Trip has a square set-up, good balance, and he loads his hands. He tracks to contact, flashes fast bat speed, and he uses his lower body. Overall skills can get better with work on the following.
1. Lower set-up
1. Pre-pitch actions
2. Fielding position
3. Play more through
1. Finish swing