12/04/2022 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Highland Park (DFW), TX
Donovan is a SS/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2025. Medium frame athletic build with strength present and room to add throughout. At SS, he takes aggressive routes to batted balls, with active feet, and creates good fielding angles. He works from down to up and fields from a square fielding position with a low funnel. Showed a glove angle with hands out front. Has a short arm stroke in back as he throws from a low 3/4 arm slot forward with an arm velocity up to 84mph. On the mound, he gets a good rear hip coil, with a clean leg lift, and rotates to his target. He separates his hands on-time and showed some deception to his delivery. Attacks hitters with a FB that sits 74-75mph with plus command, an 11/5 shaped breaking ball with good depth, and a slider that he throws from same window as CB. FB was best pitch during his bullpen session. At the plate, he hits from an athletic and open stance. Showed quickness to hands, with good extension out front, and is centered at contact. He sprayed balls to all fields with a bat exit velocity up to 75mph. With 2 years of continued growth and development, we foresee Donovan having a bright future on the baseball field.
07/17/2022 - Baseball Factory Los Angeles All Star Experience (Ages 14-18)
Donovan continues shine with his baseball abilities at the All-Star Experience. At SS, defensive abilities 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 and presents out front. He moves well laterally with range improving as he increases foot quickness. Throws are accurate with carry (84 mph velocity) across the diamond. At the plate, he shows an open setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 71-76 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. Stock on the mound will continue to improve 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.
01/23/2022 - All-In Membership - Dallas, TX
Donovan is a class of 2025 SS from Argyle, TX. In the infield, he shows good footwork and the ability to create angles for himself laterally. He continues to show good feet as he works downhill through the baseball. Shows an advanced backhand setup along with high levels of baseball IQ. At the plate, this switch hitter shows similar actions from both sides. He does a good job using his legs and staying in his lower ½ to drive the baseball. Shows a good approach that is focused on the middle of the field and is willing to hit the ball to all parts of the field. Donovan is a good player that will have success as he continues to grow and develop into his high school years.