08/05/2013 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 Joe continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Defensive grades have improved as he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are soft / clean as he consistently showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt, saving throws. He moves well laterally, flashing range, especially glove side. For grade to continue to improve, he needs to attack balls more while presenting hands more out front. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, hitting grades have improved 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. Barrel accuracy is a plus with baseball jumping off the bat when centered. At the event, he was 5 for 9. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard.