11/06/2014 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City Elijah is a lean SS/RHP that will graduate in 2017. At SS, feet are active as he squares balls up, displaying soft hands in making the routine play. He maintains good body control and reads hops well as he works to get around balls. Double plays feeds are solid as he shows off his athletic abilities in getting rid of baseball quickly. Defensive grade will continue to improve as he attacks balls more, plays through, and increases foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows an open setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball to utilize all fields. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he works to get stride foot down sooner to work on time. Power numbers will increase as he builds overall body strength. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 65-71 mph with cutting action. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program, works to throw strikes with all his pitches, and develops better off speed stuff. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best he can be. With 3 years to further develop, Elijah has abilities with time and room to improve.