01/15/2021 - 2021 Baseball Factory Pre-Season All-America Tournament (TX)
Luke continues to show as a prospect on the diamond. At 3B, defensive abilities are solid as he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active as he attacks balls and plays through well with his body. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying well above average hitting / power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (84 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach, flashing gap to gap pop. On the mound, his righty has a 3 pitch arsenal in which to keep hitters guessing. Fastball shows a range of 80-83 mph with tailing action. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with late / sharp break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches, working both sides of the plate.
09/23/2018 - College PREP - Fresno, CA
Luke is an athletic 3B/RHP prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. At 3B, Luke shows quick footwork and is agile moving to the ball. He gets into an athletic position and fields the ball out in front. He makes a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them accurate and on-line to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a square stride. He shows a smooth rhythm and hits from a strong front side. He takes a direct swing with fast bat speed which leads to hard contact and line drives. On the mound, Luke keeps his eyes on target as he gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and extends through on his release, finishing square to the plate. Luke shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 76mph with tailing action. Breaking ball sits from 58-61mph with 11-5 break. Changeup ranges from 59-63mph. With four more years to develop, Luke has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
12/27/2017 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic - Session 2 (Ages 12-14)
Luke continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 71 mph. Fastball showed a range of 66-71 mph with sinking action. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with tailing action. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, hitting / power potential have improved through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path, creating extension. He has strength in his swing and stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. At 3B, he displays smooth actions. Feet are active as he attacks balls but needs to play through more with his body. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and plays the game hard.
09/10/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Fresno, CA
Luke is an athletic, 3B/RHP who will graduate in 2022. Defensively at 3B, he shows pre-pitch movement as he moves with fluid footwork. He fields GB's smooth with his backhand and gives accurate DP feeds. On the hill. this righty gathers over the rubber with a 3-pitch mix. He delivers a (FB, CB, CH) with clean arm action and works in line towards home plate. As a hitter, Luke displays an athletic setup with smooth rhythm to load. His lower 1/2 stays firm as he swings on a direct path through the zone and sprays pitches to all parts of the field. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Play low
2. Develop soft hands
3. Quick transfer
1. Work downhill
2. Develop off speed
3. Balanced finish
1. More barrel feel
2. More lower 1/2 drive
3. Get more extension