01/18/2019 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 14-18) Israel continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a bright future on the diamond. At 2B, defensive abilities have improved as he displays clean/smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is soft/sure and presents well out front. He moves well laterally with range improving as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate with zip across diamond but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, hitting abilities have improved through an open setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will continue to increase as he utilizes his lower half on time. At the event, he was 3 for 8 with a 3B. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.