11/08/2018 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona (Ages 14-18) Cross is a lean, athletic catcher who has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he shows best, displaying solid hitting / power potential through a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive approach. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. Behind the plate, feet are aggressive and active as he works in line to his target, through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times are 2.16-2.37 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. He presents firm hands that stick balls in the zone. He uses his body through the blocking process but needs to create better angles to deaden balls. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable, makes adjustments, and is a solid team player. With 3 years to further develop, Cross has a lot of potential with time and room to progress his game.