01/13/2023 - 2023 Baseball Factory Pre-Season All-America Tournament
Tanner Ellis is a solid 3B/RHP in the 2024 class. He recently impressed scouts at the BF Pre-Season event. In the field, he has active feet and covers his defensive zone well. He has a low funnel and strong glove presentation. He tracks the ball well and his exchanges are clean. Uses a short and quick arm action for multiple arm slots based upon his defensive zone. His feeds have accuracy and life *83 velo). At the plate, he has an athletic set-up and uses a short stride. Loads his body well and his timing is fluid. He is easy to contact and stays balanced. Allows his back side to engage in his swing and generates bat speed (84 exit velo). He did not pitch at the event due to rain. Overall, Tanner is a solid prospect in the 2024 class.
09/11/2022 - All-In Membership - Keizer (Salem), OR
Tanner continues show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 3B, defensive abilities are now well above average 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 well out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate with carry (80 mph velocity) across the diamond. At the plate, hitting abilities are solid with outstanding power potential through a squared setup. Hands are quick (85 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. Lower half works well through an aggressive hip turn. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 77 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with cutting action. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
09/04/2020 - MS All-Region Tournament
Tanner is a RHP/3B prospect who showcased his skills during the All-Region Tournament. On the mound, Tanner shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 71mph with tailing action. Breaking ball sits at 60mph with 10-4 break. In the field, Tanner shows active footwork and is agile moving to the ball. He gets into a low position and fields the ball out in front of his body. He has a clean exchange and gains ground well on his throws, working to keep them accurate to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and takes a short stride. He is smooth getting into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a level swing with fast bat speed, leading to great gap to gap power. Overall, Tanner is a solid prospect who has the time and potential to further develop his skills on the field.
11/08/2019 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Tanner is an athletic and talented 2024 2-way prospect that was eager to learn all week. At the hot corner, Tanner starts in an athletic fielding position and presents a low/early glove. He has a clean exchange, he makes accurate throws, and has a strong arm. He needs to continue to be on time with his prep step and improve his first step to the ball. At the plate, Tanner starts in an open stance and has a simple load. He attacks the fastball early in counts and keeps the barrel on plane. He needs to continue to stay inside the ball and improve his contact rate. On the bump, Tanner separates on time, he has a loose arm action, and has a good stride length. He has good mound presence, he throws his fastball down in the zone, and has an early break on his curveball. Tanner will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
08/11/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Springfield, OR
Tanner is a young 2-way player with broad shoulders. On the mound, Tanner has good balance over the rubber, he separates his hands on time, and keeps his eyes on target. He has good glove side lead, gets solid pivot off of his back foot, and he throws strikes. At SS, Tanner fields in a low/square position, he makes plays consistently, and has a quick exchange with a strong arm across the diamond. Offensively, Tanner stands in the box with a tall set-up, he takes square stride toward the pitcher, and he makes hard contact. He hits line drives and taps into his lower body. Overall skills can continue to get better with work on the following.
1. Arm action
3. Fielding position
1. Lower body
3. Barrel accuracy