11/07/2013 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City Luke is a lean RHP/SS that will graduate in 2015. At SS, feet are active as he works to square balls up, displaying clean hands. He moves well side to side, displaying range. For defensive grade to continue to improve, he needs to work to attack balls more, play through while presenting hands more out front, and increase foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program and work to get rid of the baseball quicker. At the plate, Hallbeck shows a squared / balanced setup. Hands are quick and work through a direct swing path. He displays an aggressive approach and makes consistent hard contact and he displays good barrel accuracy. For hitting grades to continue to improve, he needs to work to get stride foot down sooner to work on time. Power numbers will increase as he learns to use his lower half more. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 73-81 mph with arm side run. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for with sinking action. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength and works to throw more strikes. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard. With 2 years to further develop, Luke has abilities with time and room to improve.