04/23/2023 - National Showcase - Parker, CO Axel is a solid, strong 3B/RHP who has a promising future on the diamond. At 3B, defensive abilities are solid as he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. He utilizes his foot quickness (6.90 60 time) in covering a lot of ground. Throws are accurate with carry (80 mph velocity) across the diamond At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying well above average hitting / power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (81 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. Lower half works well through an aggressive hip turn. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 70-71 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with slight cut. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. With 3 years to further develop, Axel has potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.