11/17/2013 - National Tryout - Houston, TX Valadez continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities with the makings of a special type player at the next level. Foot speed has really improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now an outstanding runner 6.97. At the plate is where Juan has improved the most, now showing outstanding hitter and power grades through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, generating plus bat speed to and through a level swing path, creating extension. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields with the baseball exploding off the bat when centered as he will hit and hit with power at the next level. At SS, he utilizes his quick / athletic feet well in his lateral movements as he moves well side to side, displaying range in the MIF. Actions are smooth / clean with hands feet working well together as he displays well above average defensive abilities and shows big play potential. He gets rid of the baseball quickly with life, accuracy, and on line carry on his throws as he displays outstanding arm strength.