01/13/2012 - Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City Smalls continues to show improvements in his overall game and abilities. At 1B, defensive grades have improved as he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Feet are active through the fielding process, displaying clean hands but needs to present more out front to continue to improve grades. At the plate, hitting grades and power numbers have really improved through an athletic setup. He loads well with rhythm with hands working through a level swing path. Barrel accuracy is a plus with the baseball jumping off his bat when centered. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more and keep 2 hands on the bat through contact.