11/16/2008 - College PREP - Monmouth, OR Luke is a young, 2011 graduate that is a two way player on the mound and at 3B with a strong looking body with broad shoulders. Currently he does project better at 3B but does show promise on the mound. Arm strength is near above average displaying life, carry, and accuracy across the diamond. He would benefit by getting on a strict long toss program to aid in continuing to build more arm strength. Foot speed is below average and does need to improve foot quickness through a speed / agility program. His feet do work well once he gets them going, taking proper angles and playing through. Glove action is late at times but should improve with age. At the plate, abilities are solid average with above average power. Set up is solid and maintains solid balance throughout the swing. Hand speed is plus, taking directly to and through the baseball. He shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off when centered. He has strength to his swing and will drive the baseball. On the mound, Manning shows slightly average ability. Fastball is straight and does need some further development of breaking ball and changeup. If velocities and arm strength improve so should his stock and pitches on the mound. With 3 years to further develop, Luke will catch the eyes of some collegiate coaches with his defensive and offensive abilities.