08/01/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 14-18) Layton is an athletic 2nd baseman who can also pitch. Defensively, Layton has efficient footwork, active hands, and he covers ground well. He takes good angles, keeps the ball in front of his body, and throws with accuracy to his target. Defensive skills can improve if Layton can field further out in front of his body, play more through, and add arm strength. On the mound, Layton has a repeatable delivery, a clean arm action, and he gets good leg drive off the rubber. He competes in the zone and mixes his pitches well. Added arm strength and a better finish can help mound effectiveness improve. At the plate, Layton has a square set-up, good balance, and he makes consistent contact. He gets his lower body through and hustles down the line. If Layton can work on his load, loosen his actions, and improve barrel accuracy, hitting numbers will spike.