07/27/2023 - Southwest Championships 17U, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One
William is a strong and solid 6ft/220 catcher in the 2025 class. Behind the plate, he has a quiet relaxed feel while presenting a square and strong target. Hands are soft and keeps his eyes behind the baseball to maintain the strike zone. His catch to throw is clean and he gains a high 3qtr slot for a 2.05 release on the bag. Also, a great blocker with quick feet, great angle and fast recovery time. At the plate, he shows explosive bat speed at 92 exit velo. Has pure power to the pull side with an on-plane barrel path. His lower half is explosive while remaining balanced during his swing. Can get overly aggressive at times and working to look for his pitch will assist him when he gets to higher levels of pitching. Overall, William is a solid player.
06/09/2023 - 2023 Baseball Factory All-State Tournament
William continues to shine in his baseball abilities at the All-State event. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He uses his body through the blocking process, centering ball out front. Pop times showed in 2.15 range with accuracy / carry on his throws. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields, and strength in his swing with gap-to-gap pop. Lower half works well through the swing with an aggressive hip turn.
12/27/2022 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 2
William is a prospect with improvements in his baseball abilities. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.00 with accuracy / carry (86 mph velocity) to his target. He shows a squared setup and presents a soft mitt out front and utilizes his body through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well. At the plate, hitting / power potential are outstanding through a squared setup. Hands are quick (89 mph exit velocity) and work through level swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with gap-to-gap pop. Lower half works well through the swing with an aggressive hip turn. At the event, he was 2 for 3 with 2 2B and was hit 3 times. With 3 years to further develop, William has a high skill set and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.
09/25/2022 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Poplarville, MS
William is a young, strong, 2-way player who catches and plays 3rd base. Behind the plate, William has fluid footwork, a presentable glove, and he sits in squarely. He blocks and receives well, keeps the ball in front, and throws with accuracy and momentum to 2nd base. Pop times were as low as 2.26 seconds. If William can block sooner, recover quicker, and continue to add arm strength, catching skills will continue to get better. At 3rd, William has active feet, he fields low and athletically, and he keeps the ball in front of his body. He picks out the right hops, his exchange is quick and clean, and he throws from multiple arm angles with accuracy to his target. Lighter feet and playing more through will help INF skills improve. Offensively, William has a square stance, good balance, and he swings in good rhythm. He has fast bat speed, good bat whip, and he hits line drives gap to gap well. William is a nice 2-way prospect with a bright future.