03/29/2009 - College PREP - Pittsburgh, PA John is a young OF with a small, thin body that shows projection as he continues to physically mature. Foot speed is near average as indicated by his 5.40 60 time and he utilizes his feet well in taking proper routes / angles in tracking down balls in the OF. He would benefit by getting on a speed / agility program to improve foot quickness for the next level. Defensive abilities are average. Arm strength is average as he must get on a strict long toss program to aid in further developing more arm strength and carry on throws. Exchange in long through a stiff arm action from a ' arm slot and needs to develop a consistent release point with proper footwork. At the plate, Downie has average ability and power. Sits in well and shows a level swing path with hands working directly to the ball. Power numbers will increase as more overall body strength is developed. John is young with abilities and has time to continue to improve.