07/12/2013 - Cape Cod Select Training & Competition - Session 1 Malik is a young 3B with a solid frame. Feet are active as he works to square balls up, displaying clean hands as he makes the routine plays. He needs to play through balls more while presenting hands more out front to continue to improve defensive grade. Throws are accurate as he gets rid of the baseball quickly but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a balanced setup with rhythm. Hands are quick, flasing bat speed and work through a level swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat when centered. Power numbers will continue to increase as he learns to use his lower half more. He is an aggressive base runner, displaying plus instincts. Mental makeup is a plus as he is a hard worker with a great attitude. With time to further develop, Malik has abilities with time and room to improve.