07/26/2013 - Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's Team One North
Eli showed well offensively at Team One North. He is an aggressive hitter, who tracks the ball well, and makes square contact. He has strength in his swing and let's the ball travel well. Behind the plate, Eli has quiet actions, a wide base, and he works around the ball. He has a clean exchange, and he throws with accuracy to 2nd base.
07/15/2013 - College PREP - Trenton, NJ
Eli is an athletic OF that will graduate in 2014. Foot speed is solid as indicated by his 7.29 60 time. He utilizes his quick feet well in tracking down balls through proper routes / angles. Lateral movement is a plus as he reads ball well off the bat but needs to work on getting behind balls more to play through with momentum to his target to continue to improve defensive grade. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Holton continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed and work through a level swing path. He stays through the baseball, creating extension and shows a feel for the barrel with the baseball jumping off the bat when centered. Eli has a lot of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.