12/27/2014 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 2
Yael was always smiling and displayed a lot of confidence at the Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City. In the infield, his quick arm action and footwork allowed him to make plays with some fluidity. Picking out better hops will increase his defensive ability. At the plate, he has an athletic set up and showed a line drive approach. Allowing the ball to travel deeper and bettering his pitch selection will give him a better chance, with the bat. A smooth delivery on the mound enabled him to compete, but a more explosive lower half will benefit him greatly - adding velo. Arm strength and foot speed improvement are essential for his success as the level of competition increases. In all - Crespo is an interesting follow with fundamental ability.
07/22/2014 - College PREP - Washington DC, MD
Yael is an athletic two way player who playes SS and RHP. In the INF is where Yael shows best with slick defensive skills. He has very good body control, quick feet, and he moves well laterally. Yael has smooth actions, he fields from the right, and he throws with carry and accuracy across the diamond. Very good defensive skills will only get better if Yael can attack the ball more aggressively and continue to add arm strength. On the hill, Yael has good mechanics, he works on a downhill plane, and his arm is free and clean. He shows good off speed pitches, finishes in a good position, and he throws strikes. Mound effectiveness will only get better by staying more on top of the ball and with added velocity. Offensively, Yael is a switch hitter who projects best from the right side. He has good balance, swings in good rhythm, and throws his hands directly to the ball. Yael flashes good barrel accuracy, a level swing, and he uses his lower body. Offensive numbers can further improve with more bat speed, letting the ball travel, and added reps from the left side.