01/12/2018 - Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City Trae continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 68 mph. Fastball shows a range of 64-68 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with early break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup but needs to develop more movement on the pitch. Control is a plus as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Behind the plate, feet are active working in line through a clean transfer/exchange. Times will continue to drop as he works to get rid of the baseball quicker. Glove action is clean but will benefit by presenting an earlier/lower target. He uses his body well through the blocking process but needs to improve flexibility and works to get down sooner. At the plate, he shows a closed setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields and shows a feel for the barrel, flashing gap-to-gap pop. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.