12/27/2018 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 14-18)
Will is an athletic and talented 2020 2-way prospect with high energy. In the OF, Will is on time with his prep step, he anticipates the ball off the bat, and makes the routine play. He works behind the ball and creates momentum in his lower half when throwing the ball. He needs to continue to build arm strength and improve his first step to the ball. At the plate, Will starts in a tall and open stance. He rotates his backside into the ball, drives his back leg, and has a middle approach. He needs to continue to recognize pitches, get his front foot down on time, and keep his head down at contact. On the bump, Will has confidence in his pitches and attacks the strike zone. He gathers over the rubber, separates on time, and commands his fastball down in the zone. He needs to continue to work north to south in his delivery and develop a changeup. Will made several adjustments throughout the week and we hope to see his progress in the future.
09/30/2018 - College PREP - Raleigh, NC
Will is a tall, athletic RHP/OF who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is tremendous as indicated by his 60 time of 6.68. In the OF, defensive abilities are well above average as he displays fluid / athletic actions. Feet are aggressive as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Range is a plus as he reads balls well off the bat and covers a lot of ground. At the plate, he continues to shine through a tall, open setup. Hands are loose and work through an aggressive swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel with the baseball jumping off the bat when centered. Power is best shown to the pull side. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 75-79 mph with late life. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with late / sharp break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Off speed stuff show potential as being quality pitches at the next level. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength. With 2 years to further develop, Will has a lot of potential and will make an immediate impact at the next level.