07/04/2018 - Under Armour Firecracker Classic 18U, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One Griffin continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. He did show on the mound for the first time at the event. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a 7.25 runner. At 3B, he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active as he works to squares balls up but needs to attack and play through more. Glove action is soft but will benefit by presenting more out front. Hands / feet work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with throws showing zip (87 mph velocity) across the diamond. At the plate, hitting / power potential is now outstanding through an open setup. Hands are quick (89 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. On the mound, he showed good mound presence. Fastball showed a range of 80-81 mph with sinking action. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. Getting on a long toss program will help to increase arm strength which will aid in his development on the mound. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable. Griffin will get looks from the college coaches with his baseball abilities.