02/03/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Mobile, AL Layton is a young, 2-way player who catches and plays 3B. Behind the plate, Layton holds a good target, he is comfortable blocking, and his footwork is efficient. He presents his glove well, his exchange is clean, and Layton throws with accuracy from a quick release to his target. At 3B, Layton makes the routine plays on balls hit his way. He fields in a square position, keeps the ball in front of his body, and delivers the ball with accuracy from a short arm action to his target. Offensively, Layton is slightly better from the left side. He has a tall set-up, swings on plane, and shows the ability to spray to all fields. From the right, Layton has a level stroke and uses his lower body. Overall skills can improve with work on the following.
Catching 1. Set-up 2. Accuracy 3. Arm strength Infield 1. Fielding position 2. Hands 3. Release Offense 1. Finish 2. Barrel accuracy 3. Rhythm