11/13/2014 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City Sparks continues to show as a 2B/RHP and has improved his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 2B, he attacks balls and works to square up, displaying clean hands through a low to high approach. Feet are athletic as he moves well laterally, flashing range. Defensive grade will continue to improve as he presents hands more out front and continues to increase foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a balanced setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel and he makes consistent hard contact as he works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he works to stay closed in his lower half and front side. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 53-54 mph with sinking action. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength, throw more strikes, and develops better off speed stuff. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.