08/05/2018 - College PREP - Council Bluffs (Omaha), IA Eli is a lean, athletic SS who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is above average as indicated by his 60 time of 7.22. In the MIF, defensive abilities are well above average as he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are active and he displays proper footwork and plays through balls with his body. Glove action is soft /sure and presents well out front. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying outstanding hitting abilities through an open setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball and shows a feel for the barrel through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. With 2 years to further develop, Eli has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.