10/09/2019 - Arizona Senior Fall Classic Eric continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. He did show at 1B for the first time at the event. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a 7.09 runner. At 1B, defensive abilities are well above average as he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active, displaying proper footwork around the bag, and he is a quality receiver. Glove is soft / sure and presents well out front. He consistently showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt, saving throws. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground. Throws are accurate, flashing carry but he will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, hitting / power potential is now well above average through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (84 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He has strength in his swing and stays inside the baseball with gap-to-gap pop. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great personality, is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.