01/17/2014 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 14-18) Christian continues to show as 1B/LHP but currently projects best at 1B where he has improved his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a solid 7.31 runner. Defensive grade have improved, now solid abilities as he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are soft / sure as he plays through a low approach and consistently showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt, saving throws. Throws are accurate, flashing carry but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, hitting / power grades have improved as well through a closed / athletic setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed and work through a level swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields as he shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat when centered. At the event, he was 2 for 6 with 3B. On the mound, he threw his top velocity to date, topping out at 70 mph. Fastball shows a range of 69-70 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. Control is a plus as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to increase as he builds more arm strength.