03/16/2014 - Interactive Video Program - Bowie, MD Franklin is a young, 2-way player who pitches and plays SS. On the mound, Franklin stands over the rubber well, he has on-time separation, and he tucks his glove well. He has good direction toward home and lands softly with his landing foot. In the INF, Franklin has average body control, he fields out front of his body, and his hands plays well. At the plate, Franklin has good balance, a square stride, and he repeats his swing well. He has good barrel accuracy, direct hands to the ball, and he creates backspin on the baseball. Abilities can get better with work on the following.
Pitching 1. Lengthen arm action 2. Finish 3. Long toss Defense 1. Exchange 2. Sooner glove 3. Fielding position Offense 1. Bat speed 2. Lower 1/2 3. Load