06/10/2018 - College PREP - Hoover (Birmingham), AL Chase is a lean, athletic C/SS who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is solid as indicated by his 60 time of 7.35. Behind the dish, he utilizes his feet well in working in line to his target through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times show a range of 2.10-2.26 with accuracy on his throws. Time will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. He displays a soft glove and sticks balls well in the zone. He uses his body through the blocking process. At SS, defensive abilities are well above average as he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork and plays through with his body. Glove action is soft / sure and presents well out front. He shows off his athletic abilities on his feeds / turns of the double play. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground. At the plate, he shows a squared, athletic setup. Hands are quick (83 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Chase has potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.