02/22/2009 - National Tryout - Rocky Mount, NC Chase was the number 1 prospect at the event. He is a 1B with a tall, strong looking body that is well suited for the position. He has a ton of ability and an upside with his abilities in the field and at the plate. Foot speed is near average but plays quicker in his defensive play. He moves well laterally, displaying range. Glove action is solid, sure and he consistently showed the ability to pick throws out of the dirt, saving throws. He presents a good target at 1B and has plus footwork. Arm strength is superior as indicated by his top velocity of 89 mph at the arm strength station. His throws wiz across the diamond with life, carry, and accuracy. At the plate, McDonald continues to shine. Hitting abilities are outstanding with home run type power. He loads well, has plus bat speed and maintains through extension with the baseball jumping off his bat. He has strength in his swing as he drove 4 balls out of the yard. He will hit, and hit with power at the next level. Chase has the makings to be a top notch player at all levels and will be a 2010 draft guy.