09/06/2015 - Interactive Video Program - San Francisco, CA Jonathan is a R/R 2-way player as a 1B/RHP. At 1B, he shows active footwork and hustles to come and get GB's. He has good bag awareness and adjusts well to inaccurate throws. With the bat, this RHH has a balanced setup with a strong base. Swing is short/direct on a level path as he connects and drives the ball back up the middle of the field. On the mound, Barton has a 3-pitch mix coming from a 3/4 arm slot. He works to a controlled balance point, keeps his eyes on the target and stays directional toward the dish. FB ranges from 62-66 mph as he throws it for strikes consistently. Breaking ball has 11/5 shape with gradual action. Changeup is thrown with FB arm speed helping to create deception. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Defense 1. Footwork/agility 2. Glove presentation Offense 1. Shorter/more direct path 2. Lower 1/2 drive 3. Extension through contact Pitching 1. Arm strength (long toss) 2. Finish with extension