12/27/2013 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City McDaniel is a hardworking catcher with a positive attitude and loves to compete and did show on the mound for the first time. Currently, he projects best behind the plate for the next level. Feet are quick / active as he works in line to his target through a solid setup and clean transfer / exchange. Pop times where in the 2.00 range with accuracy / carry on his throws as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. He will control the running game with his feet / arm. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well at the next level. At the plate, he shows an open setup with balance and an aggressive approach. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed and he has strength in his swing with baseball jumping off the bat when centered, mainly to the pull side. For hitting grades to continue to improve, he needs to work to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. At the event, he was 1 for 6 with a 3B. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 76-79 mph. Breaking ball displays 12/6 shape with gradual break. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength, develops better off speed pitches, and work to throw more strikes.