06/10/2018 - National Tryout Plus - Hoover (Birmingham), AL Elijah continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a 7.20 runner. On the mound, delivery is sound / repeatable allowing his arm action to work free to the plate. He shows good tempo through a strong balance point and throws from a ¾ arm slot. Arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 78 mph. Fastball showed a range of 73-78mph with cutting action. Breaking ball displays 12/6 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Control is well above average as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a squared / athletic setup. He has fluid rhythm while getting good hand separation. Barrel is whipped through the zone with gap-to-gap pop. At 2B, feet are active as he works to square balls up and plays through with his body. Glove action is soft but will benefit by presenting earlier and more out front. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground.