02/12/2021 - Baseball Factory Opening Day Classic (MS - East) Malakai made huge strides at the Opening Day Classic. Defensively, a 2025 2B/OF who works to the ball and showcased solid glove technique. Has potential to grow and develop some real arm strength as he matures. Made plays during gameplay and grew his confidence on the diamond. He is a very smart individual who picks up the game quickly. At the plate, sets up well and keeps it simple. Rotates his core to the ball and makes consistent solid contact. Excited to see Malakai's next steps as he works through the PD process.