08/02/2014 - Interactive Video Program - Council Bluffs (Omaha), IA Leighton is a young, 2-way player as a 3B/OF. With the bat, he shows a balanced approach with rhythm. Barrel delivery is level as he connects and drives the middle of the field. At 3B, he shows good lateral actions and gets behind the ground ball. He works light on his feet and makes accurate throws across the diamond. In the OF, Blake works behind the fly-ball and catches it with 2-hands. He has a clean exchange and works in-line toward his target. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Offense 1. More lower 1/2 2. Contact points Infield 1. Pre-pitch footwork 2. Glove presentation Outfield 1. Arm strength 2. Routes/angles