10/18/2020 - Official Player Development Membership - Birmingham, AL
Malakai continues to shine on the diamond. At 2B, he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are active as he works to square balls up but needs to attack balls more and play through with his body. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, he shows an open setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach.
10/27/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Peachtree City (Atlanta), GA
Malakai is a young, lean, 2-way player who plays 2nd base and OF. In the INF, Malakai gives good effort to the ball through playable hands and feet. He fields squarely, his exchange is clean, and he throws with consistency from a long arm action to his target. In the OF, Malakai tracks well, he makes the routine plays, and throws with some accuracy to his cut off man. At the plate, Malakai has a square stance, a short stride, and a level swing. He makes consistent contact, swings a level stick, and works the middle of the field. Overall skills can get better with work on the following.
1. Lower body