11/10/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Wildomar (Los Angeles), CA
Tristen worked out on the mound and at 3rd during his last workout with The Factory. Defensively, Tristen covers ground well, centers properly, and fields athletically in a square position. He has good glove extension, a clean exchange, and he throws with consistency from a long arm action across the diamond. On the mound, Tristen has good balance over the rubber, he separates his hands on time, and lands with good direction toward home plate. He has an athletic delivery and competes in the zone. At the plate, Tristen is a stronger hitter from the right side. He has a square stance, fast bat speed, and he gets good extension through the ball.
07/12/2019 - Interactive Video Program - San Marcos (San Diego), CA
Tristen worked out behind the plate and at 1B during his last workout with The Factory. He is an athletic catcher with a bright future. Behind the plate, Tristen has active feet, soft hands, and he sits in athletically. He blocks and receives well, his exchange is clean, and he throws with momentum to 2nd base. Pop times were as low as 2.63 seconds. At 1B, Tristen has a presentable glove and efficient footwork. He fields with confidence, and throws with accuracy to his target. At the plate, Tristen has an open stance, he loads well, and makes consistent contact. He swings in good rhythm and hits line drives. Tristen can continue to improve with work on the following.
2. Fielding position
1. Level off swing
2. Lower body
03/03/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Newbury Park, CA
Tristen worked out at 1B and in the OF during his last workout with The Factory. At 1B, Tristen has a good first step, efficient footwork, and presentable hands. He moves well to the ball, keeps it in front of his body, and he throws with consistency from a short arm action to his target. In the OF, Tristen reads the ball well off the bat, he fields squarely, and gains ground when throwing toward his cut off man. Offensively, Tristen has a tall set-up, he loads well, and has good feel for the barrel. He can hit to all fields, finds the barrel, and he uses his lower body.
11/09/2017 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Tristen continues to show steady progress in his baseball abilities. At the plate is where he shows best through a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are clean but needs to present more out front. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls and plays through with his body. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
09/10/2017 - Interactive Video Program - La Verne (Los Angeles), CA
Tristen is a 1B/OF who will graduate in 2024. Defensively at 1B, he stays low when fielding GB's. He works well around the bag and plays through the ball towards his target. In the OF, he hustles hard laterally as he tracks down fly balls. He has a clean transfer and makes accurate throws to his target. At the plate, Tristen gets back into a solid load. He takes aggressive hacks through the zone and looks to drive pitches back up through the middle of the field. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Quick footwork
2. Develop soft hands
3. Arm strength (long toss)
1. Quick 1st step
2. Get behind the fly ball
3. Play through the ball
1. Develop rhythm
2. Lower 1/2 drive
3. Level out swing path