07/11/2016 - College PREP - Anchorage, AK Balas is an intriguing SS prospect with above average tools defensively and offensively. At shortstop, Balas has quick feet, an aggressive approach to the ball, and excellent body control to give him great range. His subtle glove along with his ability to play through the ball and his arm strength give him the opportunity to make every play on the field. At the plate, Balas has an open, balanced stance with active hands. He's a line drive hitter with quick hands who takes a direct route to the ball. His hands are complimented by great hips that produce consistence results. Balas is a talented prospect with the tools and approach to be an impact player in every sense at the next level.