04/23/2023 - National Showcase - Daytona Beach, FL
Phoenix continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. At the plate is where he has improved the most, now displaying solid hitting / power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (82 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Lower half works well through the swing with an aggressive hip turn. At 2B, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls but needs to play through with his body. Glove action is clean and presents out front. In the OF, he displays smooth fluid actions. He takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He needs to work to get behind balls and play through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program.
11/03/2022 - Baseball Factory Fall Select Tournament at the Jackie Robinson Sports Complex
Phoenix continues to shine with his baseball abilities. In the OF, he displays smooth fluid actions. He takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he improves his foot quickness. Throws are accurate with carry to his target but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he has a closed 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.
07/25/2022 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Sanford (Orlando), FL
Phoenix is an OF/2B who will graduate in 2025. Tall frame lean build with some strength present. At 2B, starts with a prep-step as he works to center the ball, with active feet, and showed ability to make routine plays. Creates good rhythm as he tracks ball to glove and fields from an athletic/low fielding position. Made accurate/on-line throws to first base from a low 3/4 arm slot, with momentum towards his target, and an arm velocity up to 67mph. In the OF, starts with a prep step and fluid/active feet as he ran good routes to baseball. He works behind the ball and fields from an athletic/square fielding position with low funnel off of his left foot. Made on-line throws through his cutoff man with a quick release. At the plate, he hits from an athletic and even stance. Starts with a good load and takes an aggressive swing. Gets his back hip through contact point as hit line drives to all fields during his round of BP. With 3 years of continued growth and development, we foresee Phoenix having a bright future on the baseball field.
01/14/2022 - 2022 Baseball Factory Rookie Pre-Season All-America Tournament
Phoenix is an OF/RHP prospect who showcased his skills during the Rookie Pre-Season All-America Tournament. In the field, Phoenix shows active footwork and is agile covering ground. He gets into an athletic position and fields with a firm glove. He gains ground well on his throws, keeping them accurate with carry through his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an open stance and takes a square stride. He shows smooth rhythm and works through a level swing, producing strong line drives. On the mound, Phoenix gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and extends through his release, staying inline toward the plate. Phoenix operates with a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 71mph with tailing action. Breaking ball sits from 61-65mph with 11-5 break. Changeup sits at 64mph with late arm side run as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Overall, Phoenix is a talented prospect who has the time and potential to further build upon his skills on the field.
09/05/2021 - All-In Membership - Richmond, VA
Phoenix is an athletic OF/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2025. In the field, Phoenix shows active footwork and covers ground well. He gets into a square position and fields the ball out in front of his body. His exchange is clean and he works to make accurate throws to his target. Long tossing can help Phoenix build up his arm strength. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a short stride. He gets into his load and works through a direct swing, spraying line drives to all fields. Phoenix can generate more pop off the barrel by driving his lower half more. On the mound, Phoenix gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and stays inline toward the plate, finishing square to his target. Phoenix operates with a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 67mph with arm side run. Breaking ball sits from 58-60mph with 10-4 break. Cutter sits from 59-61mph with good movement. Extending through his release can help Phoenix improve his pitch command and velocity. With four more years to develop, Phoenix has the time and potential to further build upon his skills on the field.