11/09/2008 - College PREP - Fresno, CA Kyle is a young two way player as a C and at 1B with a strong, athletic looking body that does show future projection as it continues to physically mature. Foot speed is average but he utilizes his feet well in his defensive play both at 1B and behind the plate. Arm strength is solid average showing life, carry, and accuracy into his target. He does need to get on a strict long toss program to aid in building more arm strength. Defensive actions in the infield are solid average displaying quick hands and solid glove action. Blocking and receiving skills are slightly average and does need polish and further development. At the plate, Novak has slightly average abilities and solid average power. He loads well and works to keep hands inside the baseball, utilizing all fields. Power numbers will improve as he learns to keep the barrel through the baseball at the point of contact more. The baseball does jump off his bat when centered. With 2 more years to further develop, Kyle has potential abilities to develop into a solid collegiate player.