12/27/2013 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City
Erik showed good strength and solid overall skills during his time in Pirate City. Offensively, Erik has an aggressive / level swing, an activated load, and good balance. He hits well with 2 strikes and flashes good barrel accuracy. At 1st base, Erik moves well to the ball, he keeps it in front, and throws with a fluid arm action to his target. He moves well around the bag and has the ability to pick the ball out of the dirt. All-in-all, a skilled and coachable player with a willingness to learn.
07/15/2013 - College PREP - Trenton, NJ
Erik is a tall, athletic 1B that will graduate in 2014. At the plate is where Beal shows best through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields. He has some strength in his swing with power numbers continuing to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. Foot speed is solid as indicated by his 7.38 60 time. He uses his quick feet well in his lateral movement, displaying range. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver, displaying clean hands. Erik has abilities with a lot of room to improve.