01/16/2009 - Under Armour Preseason All America - 2009 Chris continues to show steady improvement in his baseball abilities. He improved his foot speed by cutting 2 tenths off his 60 time, now a 7.09 runner. On the mound, he showed improved arm strength as he topped out at 86 mph, his best to date. He does need to get on a strict long toss program to aid in further developing more arm strength and continue to raise velocities. Breaking ball shows above average displaying a 1/7 shape with late breaking action and will be a quality pitch at the next level. He showed the ability to control the running game with a quick, slide step to the plate. Griffitt has the makings to be a solid collegiate arm as he continues to develop.