09/15/2019 - College PREP - Moosic (Scranton), PA
Xavier is an athletic 3B/RHP prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. At 3B, Xavier shows active footwork and covers ground well. He fields in a square position and makes a clean exchange, keeping his throws accurate and on-line to his target. Fielding the ball out in front of his body can help Xavier improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and takes his stride on time. He is smooth getting into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a level swing with fast bat speed, leading to loud contact and gap to gap pop. His exit velocity was 80 mph off the tee. Xavier can improve as a hitter by getting into his legs more. On the mound, Xavier gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He stays inline towards the plate and finishes with a controlled landing. Xavier shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 74mph with arm side run. Breaking ball sits from 65-67mph with 9-3 break. Changeup sits from 65-67mph with sinking action as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Loosening his arm action can help Xavier improve as a pitcher. Overall, Xavier is a solid prospect who has the potential to contribute at the next level.
08/05/2019 - Baseball Factory Pro Select Training & Tournament at Pirate City (Ages 14-18)
Xavier continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 3B, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is soft /sure and presents well out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, power potential has improved through a squared setup. Hands are quick (80 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and makes consistent hard contact through a line drive approach. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 67-71. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
03/25/2018 - College PREP - Middletown (Hartford), CT
Xavier is an athletic 3B/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2020. In the field, Xavier shows efficient footwork and covers ground well. He fields the ball in a square position and has a clean exchange to throw. He gains momentum well on his throws which allows them to remain accurate and on-line to his target. Xavier can improve defensively by fielding the ball out in front of his body. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a closed stance and gets into his load well. He takes a direct swing with decent bat speed which leads to square contact to all fields. Xavier can improve as a hitter by striding square to the pitcher. On the mound, Xavier shows a solid delivery as he separates his hands on time and works with a loose, clean arm action. He extends through on his release and finishes square to the plate. Xavier has a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 71mph with good arm side run. Breaking ball sits from 60-61mph with sharp 12-6 break. Changeup ranges from 62-64mph with good arm side run. Xavier can improve as a pitcher by working to repeat his delivery more consistently. Overall, Xavier is a solid prospect who has the potential to further develop his skills on the field.