01/18/2019 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 14-18)
Von continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. In the OF, defensive abilities have improved as he displays smooth actions. Feet are aggressive as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls more and play through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, hitting abilities have improved through a square setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date, topping out at 67 mph. Arm action is loose / easy and works well to the plate. Control is a plus as he attacks hitters and pitches to contact. Getting on a long toss program will help to increase arm strength which will aid in his development on the mound. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
07/22/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 12-14)
Von is a coachable OF/RHP prospect who continued to work hard on his skills during his time at the National World Series at Pirate City. In the field, Von shows the proper footwork and gets into a square fielding position. He fields with firm hands and makes a clean exchange. He gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them accurate and on-line to his target. Von can improve defensively by beating fly balls to their spot. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a crouched stance and takes a square stride. He get back into his load well and maintains center balance. He takes a level swing with fast bat speed which leads to square contact to all fields. Von can improve as a hitter by driving his lower half more. On the mound, Von keeps his eyes on target as he gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm action and stays inline towards the plate, finishing square to the plate. His fastball tops out at 65mph. Von can improve as a pitcher by extending through on his release. With four more years to develop, Von has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
05/06/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Colorado Springs, CO
Von is a young, 2-way player who plays OF and RHP. Defensively, Von has presentable hands, playable feet, and he presents his glove well. He shows some aggressiveness to the ball, makes plays, and throws with consistency from a long arm action to his target. On the mound, Von stands over the rubber well balanced, he works on a downhill plane, and gets good extension toward his target. At the plate, Von has a crouched set-up, he loads well, and stands in well balanced. He has strong hands, a simple approach, and he works the middle of the field. Von can improve overall skills with work on the following.
2. Raise arm slot
3. Quicken feet
1. Glove side lead
3. Lower body