03/25/2018 - National Tryout Plus - Middletown (Hartford), CT
Tristen continues to make improvements in his game. In the field, he shows active feet, covering ground and showing feel for backhand plays. He shows his athletic, square fielding position while presenting his hands out front and making clean exchanges. He shows a short arm action from a high 3/4 arm slot while making consistently accurate throws and using his momentum to throw the ball on a line to his targets. Tristen could be smoother playing through the ball without a glove tap and will benefit from finding the right hop when approaching ground balls. At the plate, Tristen shows a crouched set up. Hands continue to stay inside allowing him to use all fields. A firmer lower half could be utilized to gain more power in his swing along with getting the barrel out. Tristen continues to show his aggressive, hard working nature. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Tristen.
12/20/2017 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 14-18)
Tristen continues to show a promising future on the diamond. At SS, he displays smooth/clean actions. Hands are soft and presents well out front. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls and plays through with his body. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are loose and work inside the baseball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and a very hard worker. He is an aggressive player with leadership qualities.
11/12/2017 - College PREP - Middletown (Hartford), CT
Tristen is an athletic SS who will graduate in 2018. Defensive skills are solid, feet are quick, and he fields low in an athletic position. He takes good angles to the ball, fields in rhythm, and throws with a short/quick arm action across the diamond. Offensively, Tristen has a square set-up, proper load, and he swings in good rhythm. He is a raw hitter with good balance, a direct barrel to the ball, and he uses his lower ½ well. Hitting numbers can get better if Tristen can avoid lunging, let the ball travel deeper, and keep a still head on the ball.