12/17/2011 - Pirate City Christmas Camp and Tournament - Session 1 Varela improved hitting grades at the event. He shows a solid setup and quick hands that generate bat speed through the baseball. Swing path gets long as he needs to work to keep hands inside the ball to continue to improve hitting grades. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. At SS, feet are active as he displays range as he moves well laterally. Hands are soft / clean but needs to present hands more out front to improve defensive grade. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 74-75 mph with a breaking ball that shows good tilt.