07/17/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 12-14) Cross is an athletic and talented 2022 catching prospect that made several adjustments throughout the week at Pirate City. Behind the dish, Cross presents a low target and works behind the ball. He has a clean exchange and back spins the ball to the bases. Continuing to lead with his glove and getting into a strong foundation with the lower half will allow him to control balls in the dirt with his chest. Anticipating runners and creating momentum into the ball will allow him to decrease his release time when throwing to the bases. At the plate, Cross starts in a tall stance, loads his hands back into the drive position, and hits off a firm front side. He keeps a quiet head and clears his back hip into the ball. He needs to continue to create separation, get his front food down on time, and see the ball deep into the contact zones. Cross will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.