05/10/2009 - National Tryout - Tampa, FL Ariel continues to show steady improvement in his baseball abilities. He ran his best 60 time to date, now a 7.60 runner. He did show as an OF at the event displaying solid average defensive abilities. He takes proper routes and angles in tracking down balls in the OF. Arm strength has also improved now showing solid average and will benefit by getting on a strict long toss program to aid in further developing more arm strength. On the mound, Botwin shows a lot of improvement. Off speed pitches flash potential to be quality pitches at the next level. Changeup is best showing a solid feel for with late sinking action. Breaking ball is solid average displaying an 11/5 shape with loose spin. As velocities continue to improve, his stock on the mound will rise.